Impact of Specialized Oral Nutritional Supplements on Clinical, Nutritional, and Functional Outcomes in Singapore: SHIELD Study

Program Date: 30 January 2021
Publication Date: 11 March 2021

Course Description:

In Part 2 of this Asia Pacific Center hosted course, Adj Associate Prof Samuel TH Chew will introduce and discuss the SHIELD (Strengthening Health In ELDerly through nutrition) study; describe the clinical significance of the SHIELD study; and provide a summary of key messages. Originally recorded as a live webinar on 30 January 2021.

Course Objectives:

  • Introduce and discuss the SHIELD study
  • Describe the clinical significance of the SHIELD study
  • Summarize the key messages of the SHIELD study
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: N/A
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 6.1.9, 8.3.4
  • Run Time: 26

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Samuel Th Chew (NUS) MB, BCh, BAO (NUI), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), FAMS

Senior Consultant Geriatrician, Department of Geriatric Medicine
Changi General Hospital, Changi Campus
Singhealth Singapore

Dr Chew is a senior consultant at the Geriatric Medicine Department, Changi General Hospital, Singhealth CGH Campus. He is also Adj Assoc Professor of Medicine with Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is a tutor for the Centre of Healthcare Simulation at NUS and the Geriatric Medicine Modular Training Program, Academy of Medicine Singapore and Chapter of Geriatrician, College of Physicians Singapore. He is also faculty member for the Singhealth Residency Program in Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine.

He received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1997; a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics from University College London in 2007 and his specialist training in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine from the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board in UK in 2009. Dr Chew went on to obtain his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2013 and Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore in 2014. He has been working at Changi General Hospital since October 2010.

Dr Chew has a deep passion in delivering evidence-based individualised care for geriatric patients, teaching undergraduate students and postgraduate trainees, and the application of health-care technology in the real-world clinical setting. Clinical work includes acute geriatric medicine, geriatric rehabilitation and discharge planning, management of multi-morbidity in the acute and ambulatory setting, pressure injury prevention, management of sarcopenia and championing good nutritional health in the elderly. Current research interest areas include nutritional health, sarcopenia, clinical pharmacology, pressure injury prevention and cognitive impairment in the older population.


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