Education & events / 23 Mar 2016
An Overview Of Point Of Care Testing by Prof Aw In Sumbagut 2016
Prof Aw Tar Choon was invited by Transmedic Indonesia to give a presentation on Point Of Care Testing (POCT) in the PBPK event for the region of SUMBAGUT, from 3rd – 5th March 2016.
Prof Aw Tar Choon holds concurrent appointments in healthcare, academia, and industry. He is a part-time Consultant in Laboratory Medicine at Changi General Hospital (CGH) and was Chief of the Department of Laboratory Medicine of the National University Hospital (NUH) from 1988-2002, as well as the Medical Director of the NUS Alexandra campus Hospital (1995-2000).
As a full professor of Pathology, Prof Aw utilized his expertise and experience to explain the excellence brought about by POCT, which includes: real-time test results of laboratory equivalent quality, and improved system efficiencies, patient care, and decision-making. He displayed an unbiased point of view by sharing his self-published clinical papers and research work, which he conducted in the early stages of usage, comparing various aspects of the POCT device with conventional laboratory equipments.
In this event, Transmedic also showcased its POCT device, which is i-Stat.
Published on 23 Mar 2016