Efficient COVID vaccination rollout in ASEAN

A 2hr online discussion led by private hospital association heads and experts in the region. We will talk about  private hospital participation in national COVID inoculation programmes including serology testing to ensure vaccine efficacy. The session is free for all participants from healthcare organisations.

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Date
28 April 2021

Time
14:00 – 16:00 (GMT+8:00, SGT)

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  • Agenda
  • Speakers

Agenda

How do you vaccinate billions of people? There are many facets to this question but one quite obvious answer is to involve private hospitals in national COVID vaccination programs which ASEAN countries have planned to do. But as private hospitals wait for such time, there are other issues such as indemnification, supplies and reimbursement among other things that need to be understood and addressed. We also wanted to look at the why and when of serology testing, ensuring vaccines are effective.

Join heads of private hospital associations from ASEAN and India on 28th April from 2-4:30pm Singapore time along with experts on virology.

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(GMT +8:00, Singapore time zone)

  • 28 April 2021

14:00 - 14:10
Overview and status of vaccinations in the region

Kon Gryllakis, Head, Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Asia Pacific

  • Kon Gryllakis

    Head, Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Asia Pacific

    Kon Gryllakis Head, Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Asia Pacific

    Kon Gryllakis has an extensive experience of over 30 years in the field of Diagnostics. Since the last six years, he is heading the Diagnostics business of Siemens Healthineers in the Asia Pacific region. As a graduate of Microbiology and Immunology from Monash University, Australia and MBA in Marketing and Financial Management from the University of NSW, Kon has been with Siemens Healthineers for over 11 years and has lived in Australia, Japan and Singapore.
14:10 - 15:10
Roundtable discussion: private hospital participation in national COVID inoculation programmes: benefits and challenges
    • Indemnification
    • Reimbursement
    • Supplies and supply-chain

Speakers:

    • Leona Karnali, Head, International Relations Department, Indonesia’s Private Hospital Association (ARSSI)
    • Dr Girdhar Gyani, Director General, Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI)
    • Dr Kuljit Singh, President, Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM)
    • Dr Rene De Grano, President, Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines Inc. (PHAPi)
    • Assoc Prof Le Thi Anh Thu, MD PhD, President, Ho Chi Minh City Infection Control Society (HICS) / Group Chief Medical Officer, Hoan My Medical Corporation
    • Dr Pongpat Patanavanich, The Private Hospital Association of Thailand (TPHA)

Moderator: Kon Gryllakis, Head, Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Asia Pacific

  • Leona Karnali

    Head, International Relations Department, ARSSI Indonesia’s Private Hospital Association

    Leona Karnali Head, International Relations Department, ARSSI Indonesia’s Private Hospital Association

    Leona leads Primaya Hospital Group, a leading private hospital group operating 10 hospitals located strategically across Indonesia. Prior to her appointment as CEO, she was the COO for the past 5 years leading the hospital’s transformation in human capital, procurement, marketing and international relationships. Her expertise and experience range from operational and strategic management to risk and financial management through previous work experiences in education, banking, and private equity. Leona graduated with a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a CFA charterholder and is a certified FRM.
  • Dr Girdhar Gyani

    Director General, Association of Healthcare Providers India

    Dr Girdhar Gyani Director General, Association of Healthcare Providers India

    Dr. Girdhar J. Gyani is the Director General, Association of Healthcare Providers (India).    Mission of association is to build capacity in Indian health system through advocacy and education with focus on patient safety and affordability. Prior to this Dr Gyani was Secretary General, Quality Council of India, an apex national body responsible for establishing and operating national accreditation structure and promoting quality in all walks of life.  Dr Gyani has been instrumental in establishing of National Accreditation structure for Hospitals (NABH) under ISQua accreditation, bringing patient safety & healthcare quality in the forefront in India.
  • Datuk Dr. Kuljit Singh

    President, Association Private Hospitals Malaysia

    Datuk Dr. Kuljit Singh President, Association Private Hospitals Malaysia

    Datuk Dr. Kuljit Singh earned his Master’s in Otorhinolaryngology from University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 2002. Prior to that, he served at Hospital Kuala Lumpur & Hospital Kangar, as the ENT Clinical specialist in HKL [2002], Lecturer & ENT Specialist at University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and now Consultant ENT Surgeon at Prince Court Medical Centre (PCMC) since 2007. An active member in Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) since 1996 and he has contributed and engaged himself in various roles at state and national level of MMA where he also served as the Honorary General Secretary from 2013 – 2014. In terms of networking and foreign collaborations; he has conducted meetings and presented in all the ASEAN countries and has a great networking with all the leading ENT doctors within the region and many other parts of the world. He has served the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologist [ENT] as President in 2007 and awarded meritorious awards by the society. He leads the way on minimal invasive sinus surgery and recently using Imaging Guidance System in navigating sinus surgery. Currently, he serves the position of Medical Director at PCMC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is also the President of Association Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM). His passion is to serve towards the healthcare of the people of this country.
  • Dr Jose Rene de Grano

    President, Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, Inc.

    Dr Jose Rene de Grano President, Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, Inc.

    Dr de Grano is the president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, Inc. and medical director of the San Juan Doctors Hospital, Inc. For more details on his bio, visit his LinkedIn profile.
  • Dr Pongpat Patanavanich

    The Private Hospital Association of Thailand

    Dr Pongpat Patanavanich The Private Hospital Association of Thailand

  • A/Prof Le Thi Anh Thu

    MD PhD, President, Ho Chi Minh City Infection Control Society (HICS)

    A/Prof Le Thi Anh Thu MD PhD, President, Ho Chi Minh City Infection Control Society (HICS)

    A/Prof LE THI ANH THU, MD, PhD, is President of Ho Chi Minh City Infection Control Society (HICS) Vietnam and Group Chief Medical Officer of Hoan My Medical Corporation. She is also Infection Control consultant and expert for Ministry of Health, for Hochiminh city Department of Health and is teacher for Department of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine. She has experiences of working as Infectious diseases specialist for 10 years and has been working as hospital epidemiologist, infection control consultant for more than 25 years. She is participating in the National Writing Committee to develop guidelines and policies in infection control for the Ministry of Health.  She has been chief investigator for many important researches funded by the Vietnamese Government and WHO. Her recent researches are mainly in infection control, hospital epidemiology, risk and patient safety. She is the author of more than 65 publications and books and presented in more than 30 international conferences.
  • Kon Gryllakis

    Head, Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Asia Pacific

    Kon Gryllakis Head, Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Asia Pacific

    Kon Gryllakis has an extensive experience of over 30 years in the field of Diagnostics. Since the last six years, he is heading the Diagnostics business of Siemens Healthineers in the Asia Pacific region. As a graduate of Microbiology and Immunology from Monash University, Australia and MBA in Marketing and Financial Management from the University of NSW, Kon has been with Siemens Healthineers for over 11 years and has lived in Australia, Japan and Singapore.
15:10 - 15:30
Confirming efficacy to promote public health: serology testing

Dr Pearline Teo, Clinical & Scientific Consultant for Laboratory Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers Asia Pacific

Moderator: Kon Gryllakis, Head, Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Asia Pacific

  • Dr Pearline Teo

    Clinical & Scientific Consultant for Laboratory Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers Asia Pacific

    Dr Pearline Teo Clinical & Scientific Consultant for Laboratory Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers Asia Pacific

    Dr. Pearline Teo is the Clinical & Scientific Consultant for Laboratory Diagnostics at Siemens Healthineers Asia Pacific. Dr. Teo received her training in Biology and Immunology from Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University. Since then, she has had more than 10 years of basic, applied and clinical R&D experience in academia and industry, working with various types of products in the medical device and IVD space. Dr. Teo has been awarded 2 US patents, and her peer reviewed publications have more than 3500 citations. At Siemens Healthineers, Dr. Teo is responsible for clinical education, clinical trials and scientific communications.
  • Kon Gryllakis

    Head, Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Asia Pacific

    Kon Gryllakis Head, Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Asia Pacific

    Kon Gryllakis has an extensive experience of over 30 years in the field of Diagnostics. Since the last six years, he is heading the Diagnostics business of Siemens Healthineers in the Asia Pacific region. As a graduate of Microbiology and Immunology from Monash University, Australia and MBA in Marketing and Financial Management from the University of NSW, Kon has been with Siemens Healthineers for over 11 years and has lived in Australia, Japan and Singapore.
15:30 - 16:00
Interview: how ASEAN confirms COVID19 vaccine efficacy and comments on serology testing

Dr Leong Hoe Nam, Infectious Diseases Physician,  Singapore

Asst Prof Mondej Sookpranee, Infectious specialist, Medpark Hospital Thailand

Moderator: Kon Gryllakis, Head, Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Asia Pacific

  • Dr Leong Hoe Nam

    Infectious Diseases Physician, Rophi Clinic

    Dr Leong Hoe Nam Infectious Diseases Physician, Rophi Clinic

    Dr Leong Hoe Nam is an Infectious Diseases Physician. He graduated from NUS in 1996, and obtained his MRCP and M Med in 2001. Thereafter, he began his advanced specialist training in infectious diseases. Dr Leong further pursued his interest in virology at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, London under a fellowship awarded by the National Medical Research Council. In 2008 he was awarded a second research fellowship to train at the University of Columbia, New York, on emerging pathogens. Dr Leong was previously a consultant in the Department of Infectious Disease in SGH. Having left Singapore General Hospital, he continued his practice in Infectious Diseases at the private Raffles Hospital before setting up his own clinic at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
  • Asst Prof Mondej Sookpranee

    Infectious specialist, Medpark Hospital Thailand

    Asst Prof Mondej Sookpranee Infectious specialist, Medpark Hospital Thailand

    Asst Prof Mondej Sookpranee, Infectious specialist, Medpark Hospital Thailand. He is also part of the American Board of Infectious Disease.
  • Kon Gryllakis

    Head, Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Asia Pacific

    Kon Gryllakis Head, Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Asia Pacific

    Kon Gryllakis has an extensive experience of over 30 years in the field of Diagnostics. Since the last six years, he is heading the Diagnostics business of Siemens Healthineers in the Asia Pacific region. As a graduate of Microbiology and Immunology from Monash University, Australia and MBA in Marketing and Financial Management from the University of NSW, Kon has been with Siemens Healthineers for over 11 years and has lived in Australia, Japan and Singapore.

Speakers and Moderators


  • A/Prof Le Thi Anh Thu
    A/Prof LE THI ANH THU, MD, PhD, is President...

    A/Prof Le Thi Anh Thu MD PhD, President, Ho Chi Minh City Infection Control Society (HICS)

    A/Prof LE THI ANH THU, MD, PhD, is President of Ho Chi Minh City Infection Control Society (HICS) Vietnam and Group Chief Medical Officer of Hoan My Medical Corporation. She is also Infection Control consultant and expert for Ministry of Health, for Hochiminh city Department of Health and is teacher for Department of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine. She has experiences of working as Infectious diseases specialist for 10 years and has been working as hospital epidemiologist, infection control consultant for more than 25 years. She is participating in the National Writing Committee to develop guidelines and policies in infection control for the Ministry of Health.  She has been chief investigator for many important researches funded by the Vietnamese Government and WHO. Her recent researches are mainly in infection control, hospital epidemiology, risk and patient safety. She is the author of more than 65 publications and books and presented in more than 30 international conferences.
  • Asst Prof Mondej Sookpranee
    Asst Prof Mondej Sookpranee, Infectious specialist, Medpark Hospital Thailand....

    Asst Prof Mondej Sookpranee Infectious specialist, Medpark Hospital Thailand

    Asst Prof Mondej Sookpranee, Infectious specialist, Medpark Hospital Thailand. He is also part of the American Board of Infectious Disease.
  • Datuk Dr. Kuljit Singh
    Datuk Dr. Kuljit Singh earned his Master’s in Otorhinolaryngology...

    Datuk Dr. Kuljit Singh President, Association Private Hospitals Malaysia

    Datuk Dr. Kuljit Singh earned his Master’s in Otorhinolaryngology from University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 2002. Prior to that, he served at Hospital Kuala Lumpur & Hospital Kangar, as the ENT Clinical specialist in HKL [2002], Lecturer & ENT Specialist at University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and now Consultant ENT Surgeon at Prince Court Medical Centre (PCMC) since 2007. An active member in Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) since 1996 and he has contributed and engaged himself in various roles at state and national level of MMA where he also served as the Honorary General Secretary from 2013 – 2014. In terms of networking and foreign collaborations; he has conducted meetings and presented in all the ASEAN countries and has a great networking with all the leading ENT doctors within the region and many other parts of the world. He has served the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologist [ENT] as President in 2007 and awarded meritorious awards by the society. He leads the way on minimal invasive sinus surgery and recently using Imaging Guidance System in navigating sinus surgery. Currently, he serves the position of Medical Director at PCMC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is also the President of Association Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM). His passion is to serve towards the healthcare of the people of this country.
  • Dr Girdhar Gyani
    Dr. Girdhar J. Gyani is the Director General, Association...

    Dr Girdhar Gyani Director General, Association of Healthcare Providers India

    Dr. Girdhar J. Gyani is the Director General, Association of Healthcare Providers (India).    Mission of association is to build capacity in Indian health system through advocacy and education with focus on patient safety and affordability. Prior to this Dr Gyani was Secretary General, Quality Council of India, an apex national body responsible for establishing and operating national accreditation structure and promoting quality in all walks of life.  Dr Gyani has been instrumental in establishing of National Accreditation structure for Hospitals (NABH) under ISQua accreditation, bringing patient safety & healthcare quality in the forefront in India.
  • Dr Leong Hoe Nam
    Dr Leong Hoe Nam is an Infectious Diseases Physician....

    Dr Leong Hoe Nam Infectious Diseases Physician, Rophi Clinic

    Dr Leong Hoe Nam is an Infectious Diseases Physician. He graduated from NUS in 1996, and obtained his MRCP and M Med in 2001. Thereafter, he began his advanced specialist training in infectious diseases. Dr Leong further pursued his interest in virology at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, London under a fellowship awarded by the National Medical Research Council. In 2008 he was awarded a second research fellowship to train at the University of Columbia, New York, on emerging pathogens. Dr Leong was previously a consultant in the Department of Infectious Disease in SGH. Having left Singapore General Hospital, he continued his practice in Infectious Diseases at the private Raffles Hospital before setting up his own clinic at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
  • Dr Jose Rene de Grano
    Dr de Grano is the president of the Private...

    Dr Jose Rene de Grano President, Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, Inc.

    Dr de Grano is the president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, Inc. and medical director of the San Juan Doctors Hospital, Inc. For more details on his bio, visit his LinkedIn profile.
  • Dr Pearline Teo
    Dr. Pearline Teo is the Clinical & Scientific Consultant...

    Dr Pearline Teo Clinical & Scientific Consultant for Laboratory Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers Asia Pacific

    Dr. Pearline Teo is the Clinical & Scientific Consultant for Laboratory Diagnostics at Siemens Healthineers Asia Pacific. Dr. Teo received her training in Biology and Immunology from Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University. Since then, she has had more than 10 years of basic, applied and clinical R&D experience in academia and industry, working with various types of products in the medical device and IVD space. Dr. Teo has been awarded 2 US patents, and her peer reviewed publications have more than 3500 citations. At Siemens Healthineers, Dr. Teo is responsible for clinical education, clinical trials and scientific communications.
  • Dr Pongpat Patanavanich

    Dr Pongpat Patanavanich The Private Hospital Association of Thailand

  • Leona Karnali
    Leona leads Primaya Hospital Group, a leading private hospital...

    Leona Karnali Head, International Relations Department, ARSSI Indonesia’s Private Hospital Association

    Leona leads Primaya Hospital Group, a leading private hospital group operating 10 hospitals located strategically across Indonesia. Prior to her appointment as CEO, she was the COO for the past 5 years leading the hospital’s transformation in human capital, procurement, marketing and international relationships. Her expertise and experience range from operational and strategic management to risk and financial management through previous work experiences in education, banking, and private equity. Leona graduated with a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a CFA charterholder and is a certified FRM.
  • Kon Gryllakis
    Kon Gryllakis has an extensive experience of over 30...

    Kon Gryllakis Head, Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Asia Pacific

    Kon Gryllakis has an extensive experience of over 30 years in the field of Diagnostics. Since the last six years, he is heading the Diagnostics business of Siemens Healthineers in the Asia Pacific region. As a graduate of Microbiology and Immunology from Monash University, Australia and MBA in Marketing and Financial Management from the University of NSW, Kon has been with Siemens Healthineers for over 11 years and has lived in Australia, Japan and Singapore.