Medicine + Sports Conference Speakers

Featuring leading sport medical professionals and other well-known international experts:

Christian Stammel

Christian Stammel

Christian Stammel is the founder and CEO of WT Wearable Technologies the leading innovation platform for wearables. Being a visionary entrepreneur with broad technology know-how and a pioneer in new fields of technology, Christian already founded his first successful ICT company in the mid 1990s. With more than 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, marketing and sales, and an excellent international network, he has supported companies from start-ups to multinational industry giants in terms of business development, technology marketing and increase of sales. Christian holds an MBA in Business Management of the University of Regensburg.

Dr. Darren Leong

Dr. Darren Leong

Dr. Darren Leong graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 2005. He joined Changi Sports Medicine Centre (CSMC) in 2009, and obtained his Masters in Sports Medicine from the University of Bath in 2013. Apart from seeing patients with sports-related injuries, Dr. Darren oversees CSMC’s Weight Management Program, and serves as Secretary in the Singapore Association for the Study of Obesity. In the local sporting scene, he serves as council member in the Singapore Bowling Federation, and doctor for the Singapore Sailing Federation and Special Olympics Singapore. Ever eager to serve as Singapore’s team doctor, Darren was the Chief Medical Officer for Team Singapore at the Rio 2016 Olympics. His current research projects include injury surveillance and prevention in elite athletes.

Prof. Gulshan Khanna

Prof. Gulshan Khanna

Prof. G.L. Khanna is the Professor and Dean for the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad. He is presently working as the Project Director at the Indian Institute of Sports Science and Research.He was a Senior Scientific Officer at the National Institute of Sports Patiala, Sports Authority of India. He Graduated with Honors from Presidency College Kolkata and pursued his post graduation in Physiology at the University of Calcutta. He has also worked as Professor (M) at the University of Science, Malaysia. He is a Visiting Professor (Sports Sciences) at the Tsukuba University, Japan, and UPSI Malaysia. He is the member of Prime Minister Olympic Task force 2020,2024 and 2028 constituted by the Prime Minister of India. He is a past President of Asian Council of Ex & Sports Science. He is the Vice President of BRICS Council of Exercise and Sports Sciences. He is an active member of the Physiological Society of India. He also serves as the Vice President (International) of National Association of Physical Education and Sports Science India. He is a Member of International Institute of Health promotion (USA) and the Asian Society of Kinesiology (ASK).

Dr. Ivy Lim

Dr. Ivy Lim

Dr. Ivy Lim is the first locally trained female sports physician and a qualified family physician. Her clinical interests include sports injuries, pre-participation screening, sports safety, exercise in women and the role of physical activity in chronic disease management. She is the Public Outreach Director for EIMS, and co-edited the book “Exercise is Medicine Singapore Exercise Prescription Guide”. She also co-authored a chapter in the book “Boys to Men: a complete guide for National Servicemen”. Dr Lim is currently president of the Sports Medicine Association of Singapore, medical delegate for Asian Fencing Confederation, and is in the National Sports Safety Committee. She is also actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education in various institutions.

Jai Natarajan

Jai Natarajan

Jai Natarajan is VP, Marketing and Technology of iMerit. Jai is a graduate of BITS, Pilani, with an MS from UCLA and is an alumnus of the Haas School of Business, University of California. He serves on the board of Anudip Foundation, a skill development foundation that trains thousands of marginalized youngsters in digital skills. He is a rabid cricket fan.

Prof. James S. Skinner

Prof. James S. Skinner

James S. Skinner, Ph.D., FACSM is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University. He is a former 1) president of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2) Chair, International Advisory Council for Exercise is Medicine, 3) Vice President, International Council on Sport Sciences and Physical Education, and 4) Chair, Medical Advisory Committee of the YMCA of the USA. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel for the American Council on Exercise and their Senior Advisor on Exercise Science. He was one of the five principal investigators of the HERITAGE Family Study, a large multi-center investigation of the role that genetic factors play in the response to training of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. As principal investigator, co-principal investigator or member of an executive committee, he has been involved in research grants totaling more than $50 million. He received the 2014 Honor Award from the American College of Sports Medicine, the highest award in his field. In 2011, he received a Doctor Honoris Causa from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Skinner has published over 295 articles, 6 books and 19 educational DVDs. He has been actively investigating the relationships between exercise, training and health for more than 50 years and has lectured in English, French, German and Spanish in 62 countries about these relationships.

Dr. Lim Ang Tee

Dr. Lim Ang Tee

Dr. Lim is the Director of Research for Exercise is Medicine, Singapore (EIMS). He graduated in 2003 from the National University of Singapore. He obtained his Master of Sports Medicine in 2009 and Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) in 2012 and is dually accredited as a sports medicine physician by the Singapore Specialist Accreditation Board, as well as a family physician by the Singapore Family Physician Board.

Practicing both in Singapore Sports Medicine Centre at Novena and at Changi General Hospital, he has a keen interest not only in sports medicine but also in community health, chronic disease management and disability sports. He was the Chief Medical Officer for the World University Floorball Championships in 2014 and on the medical team for the Southeast Asian Games and the ASEAN Paragames in 2015. In 2016, Dr Lim was appointed the Chief Team Physician for Team Singapore during the Rio de Janeiro Summer Paralympics and in 2017 he served as a team physician for Team Singapore at the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

His sporting interests are in Wushu and Muay Thai. As a budding harpist, he also has a special interest in the musculoskeletal injuries of musicians and performing artists.

Dr. Milind Sabnis

Dr. Milind Sabnis

Director of the Healthcare Practice at Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific, Master in Business Administration from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Doctor of Medicine specialising in Preventive Medicine from the University of Mumbai, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Mumbai.

Dr. Sabnis has over a decade of consulting experience engaging global clients. He has advised top pharmaceutical companies, hospital groups, and ministries on market entry strategies, product lifecycle management, and marketing strategies. While with the World Health Organization, he developed and successfully implemented various strategies to stop Polio transmission in one of the 3 high risk regions in the world.

Dr. Ng Chun Sien

Dr. Ng Chun Sien

Staff Registrar Sports Medicine Changi Sports Medicine Centre, Staff Registrar Singapore Sports Medicine Centre, Training and Education Director Exercise is Medicine Singapore, Visiting Physician at Singapore Sports Institute and Singapore Sports Council, Deputy Chairman of Football Workgroups in the Football Association of Singapore Medical Committee, Team Physician for Singapore Rugby Union.

Prof. Paul Gastin

Prof. Paul Gastin

Professor Paul Gastin is Head of Sports and Exercise Science, School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Australia. Paul’s teaching and research focuses on innovation in sport science and coaching to enhance the performance of people and organisations across the sport participation spectrum. His work is multidisciplinary and incorporates athlete monitoring, performance management and sport system development. Focus areas include assessment methods to quantify load and athlete/soldier responses to training and competition. In addition to his work in academia, Paul has worked in Olympic/Paralympic and professional sport in Australia and overseas holding senior positions at the Victorian Institute of Sport, the UK Sports Institute and UK Sport. He is an Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Fellow and an accredited level 2 Sport Scientist and High Performance Manager.

Scott Montgomery

Scott Montgomery

Scott is a passionate professional with an entrepreneurial track record that demonstrates vision and success over the past 15 years. Educated at New Zealand’s University of Otago, Scott has accrued experience across a range of clinical settings, workers compensation insurance and workplace health solutions – co-developing Australia’s largest workplace wellbeing company along the way to an 8-figure exit in 2012. With over 10 years’ experience as a business leader across Asia Pacific, Scott has designed and developed employee health improvement programs for most industries. Now spearheading WellteQ, Scott’s focus is engaging people to use health technology and improving businesses with data analytics. In doing so, WellteQ is fast becoming a globally recognised leader of group wellness.

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