Main Organising Committee

Dr Carol Tham, neurologist with special interest in acute ischaemic stroke and stroke in young adults. Dr Tham is actively involved in teaching as a clinical lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Adjunct Instructor at Duke-NUS Medical School and clinical tutor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. She is currently practising as a consultant neurologist at National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore

Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam, Senior Consultant Hand Surgeon, at KTPH Singapore did his initial orthopaedic surgery training at the University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and later continued his advanced plastic, hand and microsurgery training in the UK and US. In 2011 he relocated to Singapore and has been actively involved in the training of hand and orthopaedic surgeons. He has initiated innovative ways of delivering hand surgery service and is actively involved in research and teaching locally and regionally. His sub speciality is peripheral nerve surgery.

Dr Wee Lam, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Congenital Hand Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh and St. John's Hospital, Livingston, United Kingdom, President, British Foundation of International Reconstructive Surgery and Training (BFIRST), Editor, Journal of Hand Surgery (Eur Vol.) . His special interests include congenital hand, peripheral nerve surgery and spasticity and surgical volunteer work globally.

Dr Yen Hwee Ling, is a Senior Consultant in the Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore with extensive experience in managing stroke patients, helping in their rehabilitation and treating post-stroke complications, such as spasticity and pain. She is a Visiting Consultant, to National University Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Yishun Community Hospital as well as Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. She is the centre lead in the neurological rehabilitation of adolescents. She is also a registered acupuncturist with an interest in medical acupuncture. She is a Fellow of the Australian Medical Acupuncture College.

Marilyn Pattison, President, World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Currently the Managing Director of MPOT/Access Fitness, a leading provider of health services in South Australia, the founder and Director of Rehabilitation at Access Fitness, a Day Rehabilitation Hospital and fully accessible gym and recognised internationally as an expert in Workplace Health, Rehabilitation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. 

Dominic Power, Consultant Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon based in Birmingham in the UK. He studied medicine at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University and completed orthopaedic and trauma training at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. He is lead for peripheral nerve surgery in the West Midlands and for the Hand and Peripheral Nerve (HaPPeN) research network, based at the Institution for Translational Medicine at the University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK.  

Mr Petros Mikalef is currently a Consultant Hand Surgeon in the NHS UK. He has a specialist interest in the treatment of patients with Spasticity. Petros has been the Spasticity Lead at the HaPPeN (Hand, Plastics, & Peripheral Nerve) Research Network, based in Birmingham. His main research interest is basic science in Spasticity treatment. Petros is currently treating patients with deformities and disabilities caused by spasticity which are secondary to Cerebral Palsy, Stroke or other neurologic conditions as a member of the Multidisciplinary team in the Birmingham Children’s Hospital giving the patients a smooth transition and continuity of care when moving to adult services.

 Michiel Zuidam Plastic Surgeon at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam Area, Netherlands