About the Speaker

Dr Saw Hay Mar

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Singapore General Hospital

Dr Saw Hay Mar is a Consultant in the Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine, Singapore General Hospital and a Visiting Consultant in Singapore Cancer Society.

She attained MBBS from Institute of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar in 2003, Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) NUS, Singapore and a membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP), UK in 2009. She completed advanced specialist training in Rehabilitation Medicine in Singapore in November 2014. She is also a clinical core faculty member of SingHealth Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Program, a member of Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, Singapore and fellow of Academy of Medicine Singapore.

Her main clinical interest is Oncological Rehabilitation. She published some research articles on cancer and hip fracture rehabilitation.


Track 1: Cancer Rehabilitation
Early Oncology Rehabilitation for Lymphoma Patients: Functional Outcomes and Inpatient Pilot Program
Date  :  Thursday, 7 September 2017
Time  :  1000
Venue  :   Auditorium
Abstract  :   National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) is the largest cancer centre in Singapore, located within Singapore General Hospital (SGH) campus and it provides unique oncology service with a wide range of cancer care, including medical management and rehabilitation of complex cancer patients. In SGH, well established rehabilitation programs for stroke, hip fracture, spinal cord injury and amputation exist with clinical pathways facilitating workflow and early initiation of rehabilitation. However, there was no formal oncology rehabilitation pathway until mid-2015. Studies showed that reported rates of physical impairment and disability in cancer survivors are high as a result of their cancer and or its treatment resulting limitation in daily activities and reduction of quality of life. As rehabilitation interventions can ameliorate physical and cognitive impairments and optimize functional outcomes, many oncological patients require rehabilitation services to maintain their physical and psychological well beings. In this presentation, we will review how we conducted early rehabilitation pilot program for lymphoma patients, their demographic data and short term functional outcomes. We also intend to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the pilot program and comment on the feasibility of early rehabilitation program under oncology team co-managed by rehabilitation physician led weekly MDM and workflow system.