Feng Pao Hsii

The Feng Pao Hsii Lecture

The Singapore Society of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology (SSIAR, forerunner of the SSR) inaugurated the Feng Pao Hsii Lecture in July 2000 in his honour. Professor Feng (1936-2015) who served as the president of our Society from 1981 to 1993, occupies a unique position in Singapore rheumatology.  He not only launched the discipline in our country, but was a model rheumatologist, a pathbreaker in research, a clinician with impeccable acumen and a broad-minded administrator. His friendly personality made him many friends in the rheumatology world and he is seen as synonymous with Singapore rheumatology.

Professor Feng established the first Department of Rheumatology in Singapore at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) in 1985. As a result of his tireless efforts in grooming the initial critical mass of trained rheumatologists, this specialty service is now available in all SIngapore government hospitals and in the private sector. 

The Lecturers who hail from around the world are among the Who’s Who in Rheumatology. Our Society will endeavour to uphold this excellent tradition of inviting renowned rheumatologists to talk about a subject in their field of interest .

List of Feng Pao Hsii Lecturers

  1. 5th July 2000: “The Role of Diesel Exhaust Particles in Allergic Airway Disease” – Professor Andrew Saxon
  2. 7th September 2001: “The Cox-2 inhibitors and the quest for safer NSAIDs” – Professor Fan Peng Thim
  3. 12th October 2002: “Rheumatology in the Asia Pacific Region – Unmet Needs and Challenges”Professor Anand Malaviya 2003: Cancelled due to SARS
  4. 13th November 2004: “Antiphospholipid Syndrome – From Systemic Disease to Infective Etiology”Professor Yehuda Shoenfeld
  5. 16th July 2005: “Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis – Continuing Research Agenda”Professor John Edmonds
  6. 12th August 2006: “Ankylosing Spondylitis – What basic science has taught us”Professor David Yu
  7. 25th August 2007: “Gout – A contemporary approach to an ancient disease” – Professor Peter Jones
  8. 19th July 2008: “Antiphospholipid Syndrome – Past, Present and Future” – Professor Graham Hughes
  9. 15th August 2009: “Arthritis in Children and Adults: Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors” – Professor Alan Silman
  10. 21st August 2010: “Clinical Research in SLE: Immediate Relevance to Clinical Practice” – Professor Michelle Petri
  11. 16th July 2011: “Immune Complexity in Rheumatology-Therapeutic opportunities abound in a new decade”” – Professor Iain McInnes
  12. 13 October 2012: “Key Advances in Paediatric Rheumatology” – Professor Patricia Woo
  13. 28 September 2013: “Vasculitis and Link between Immunity and Infection” – Professor Leonard Calabrese
  14. 5 August 2014: “Early Detection and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in Systemic Sclerosis and Other Connective Tissue Diseases” – Professor Christopher Denton
  15. 14 August 2015: “How to Treat Systemic Vasculitis – With a Focus on the Outcomes of Therapy for Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasm Antibody Associated Disease” – Professor Raashid Luqmani
  16. 19 September 2016: “Medical Leadership: From Science to Service” – Professor Carol Black
  17. 19 August 2017: “Recent Advances in Inflammatory Myositis” – Professor Ingrid Lundberg
  18. 18 August 2018: “New Therapeutic Strategies in the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis” – Professor Edward Keystone
  19. 17 August 2019: “The Use of DMARDs, Biologicals and Other Novel Agents During Pregnancy” – Dr Monika Ostensen
  20. 19th September 2020: “COVID-19 and Rheumatology” – Prof Bernard Thong
  21. 31st July 2021: “21st Feng Pao Hsii Lecture : Rheumatology in the 21st Century; Are we any nearer to a cure in Rheumatoid Arthritis” – Prof Andrew Cope