Sports Medicine Association Singapore (SMAS) is the registered society for Sports Medicine and Sports Science professionals in Singapore. Our members represent and embody the multi-disciplinary spirit that is key to the specialty. Our integrated community includes doctors, physiotherapists, podiatrists, sports nutritionists and dieticians, exercise physiologists, sports scientists and sports psychologists. We are a non-profit organisation committed to the promotion of quality Sports Medicine and Sports Science education to the sporting community in Singapore and beyond. c/o Department of Sport & Exercise Medicine, Changi General Hospital, 2 Simei Street 3, Singapore 529889
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Sports Medicine Association Singapore

Annual Symposium ’20: Solutions for Wear & Tear in Sport – Body, Mind, Tech


Dr. Patrick Goh

Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Goh has more than 30 years of clinical experience in treatment of athletes. He is Chairman of the National Anti-Doping Advisory Board for Singapore, and Chairman of the South-East Asian Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (SEARADO). He was the Chief Medical Officer for Team Singapore for the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games, and team physician to several editions of the Asian and South-East Asian Games. Dr. Goh presented on “Platelet Rich Plasma and its role in Treatment of Sports Injuries”.


Ms. Yeo Hwee Koon

Senior Sports Physiotherapist

A former national fencer Ms. Yeo is the Team Lead and Senior Sports Physiotherapist at the Singapore Sport Institute (SSI). Ms. Yeo was the national team physiotherapist for the Football Association Singapore and she has been working with elite sportsmen for nearly two decades. She also coordinates and leads the Team Singapore medical team on major games support. Ms. Yeo presented on “Tendinopathy Management in Elite Sport”.


Dr. Mandy Zhang

Associate Consultant Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician

Dr. Zhang is an Associate Consultant at the Singapore Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre @ Changi General Hospital (SSMC@CGH) and SSI. Her clinical interests include exercise prescription, sports injury prevention, musculoskeletal sonography and performing arts medicine. Dr. Zhang presented on “Treatment of Osteoarthritis in Athletes”.


Mr. Edward Yeo

Assistant Director (Capability & Industry), Republic Polytechnic

Mr. Yeo is the Assistant Director (Capability & Industry) at Republic Polytechnic. Mr. Yeo is responsible for designing and implementing a balanced course structure meeting the challenging needs of youth athletes pursuing their studies whilst aiming for sporting excellence. Many of his students and alumni are national athletes. Mr. Yeo presented on “It’s tough being a student athlete – Strategies and programs to help students manage student life”.


Mr. Ng Hanbin

Professional Basketballer, Singapore Slingers

Mr. Ng is a household name in the Singapore sporting landscape. Coming from a humble background, he has had to overcome much adversity and physical challenges since young. He has been a mainstay in the national team and the Singapore Slingers. Through the challenges he has overcome, Mr. Ng believes strongly in influencing young athletes to reach their potential not only on the court, but off it as well. Mr. Ng presented on “Stress Management and Work-life Balance”.


Dr. Derek Li

Senior Family Physician and Running Shoe Enthusiast

Dr. Li is no stranger to the running community in Singapore being a former national marathoner. He has run the Boston, Berlin, Tokyo, London and New York marathons. His personal best of 2h 41min came at the 2017 Gold Coast marathon. In addition to being a Family Physician with Raffles Medical Group, he is a regular running shoe reviewer for Road Trail Run – an American-based shoe review website. Dr. Li presented on “Running Shoe Technology – Science or Hype?”