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Antimicrobial Stewardship in Paediatric Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Focus on Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Microbiome 4




20-21 November 2021  |  14.00 - 17:30 SGT (UTC+8) 

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We all know that paediatric haematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) is a complex, multi-step procedure that is high risk and high cost. Paediatric HCT also causes high anxiety in all who are involved. While the healthcare teams can focus on the technical aspects, patients, parents, and families have so much more to worry about. If healthcare teams can develop a robust system of care, we can better support our patients. We recognise that the field of Paediatric HCT is expansive, and it is challenging to develop such a system. Fortunately, there are established frameworks from which we rely on to build our programs to achieve global standards of care.
The VABMT consortium has been running schools to share knowledge and skills and provide fellowship in this challenging field of work. We appreciate that education can change practice which translates to quality of care for our patients and families.
This Autumn 2021, the VABMT school will embark on a new series of educational activities. This is based on the constructive feedback we have received in our recent schools. We will have 2 afternoons of interactive talks focus on developing Paediatric HCT programs. We are using the FACT-JACIE standards as a guide to sequence the priorities with the aim to meet the learning needs of our global audience. We have put together 2 exciting programs with esteemed speakers who have a great deal of experience in their specialities. We look forward to welcoming each and every one of you online, and to learn from each other. Meanwhile, we wish you peace and joy. Please keep well and healthy.



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This webinar is only for healthcare professionals. 



Click to download VABMT Autumn School 2021 Program and Presentations Synopsis



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Medical professionals in Singapore may eligible for CME/CPE/CNE credits for attending this webinar.

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Michelle Hermiston


Dr Chan Si Min
Head & Senior Consultant
Division of Paediatric Infectious Diseases
Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat
National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital

Michelle Hermiston


Prof Paul Anantharajah Tambyah
Senior Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine, National University Hospital

TC Quah

Dr Rie Aoyama

Associate Consultant, Division of Paediatric Infectious Diseases,
Department of Paediatrics
Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute


Michelle Hermiston

Professor Cheng-Hsun Chiu

Director, Molecular Infectious Diseases Research Center
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Professor of Pediatrics, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Head, Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Children’s Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan


TC Quah

Dr Julia Palma Behnke

Chief Physician Center Responsibility Bone Marrow Transplant
Coordinator of the National Committee for Bone Marrow Transplantation - PINDA
Coordinator of the National Childhood Cancer Program (PINDA)
Calvo Mackenna Hospital, Santiago, Chile

Michelle Hermiston

Dr Tan Lip Kun
Senior Consultant, Haematology Division, Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Hospital
Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Hospital
Senior Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
Medical Director : Processing Facility, Stem Cell Laboratory
Medical Director : Tissue Engineering Cell Therapy Laboratory
Medical Director : Collection Facility, Apheresis Unit
Medical Director : Blood Bank
Executive Director, Advanced Cell Therapy and Research Institute, Singapore

TC Quah

Dr Lawrence Faulkner 

Medical Advisory Board Coordinator, Cure2Children Foundation
Pediatric hematologist-oncologist and stem cell transplantation specialist
Chair, Outreach Subcommittee,Pediatric Diseases Working Party
European Bone Marrow Transplant ( EBMT)



Michelle Hermiston


Assoc Prof Tan Poh Lin

Senior Consultant and Clinical Director of Paediatric Blood / Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Programme, Department of Paediatrics 
Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute
National University Health System (NUHS), Singapore


TC Quah

Dr Frances Yeap

Consultant, Division of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology
Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute
National University Hospital