Fatimah Lateef

Fatimah Lateef

Technology - enhanced Transformational Learning and Training in Medicine

About the speaker:

Director, SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS), Singapore;
Senior Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore;
Core Faculty, SingHealth Emergency Medicine Residency Programme

Professor Fatimah Lateef is a Senior Consultant, Director of Undergraduate Training and Education as well as Director of Clinical Service and Quality at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital. She is also Adjunct Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Yong Loo Lin Medical School, National University of Singapore. She teaches part-time at the School of Health Sciences, Nanyang Polytechnic as well. Her area of sub-specialisation include Prehospital Care Medicine, Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Emergencies. She is also highly involved in medical education and research. She has worked in various countries including both the UK and USA and served as an International Consultant to MaxHealthcare, India.

A strong advocate of lifelong learning and empowerment, she has presented more than 500 abstracts at international conferences,  published over 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and is on the editorial board and reviewer for some 40 international journals. Prof Fatimah leads various leadership groups, grooming youths and doctors to excel, which is also befitting her role as a core faculty, nurturing residents in Emergency Medicine.

For her work in the various fields, Prof Fatimah has been conferred awards such as  Young Investigator’s Award (1998), Excellent Scientific Publication Award (2001), Best Teacher Award (2002), Laerdal Visiting Lectureship Award (2003), Courage Award (2004), National Healthcare Humanity Award (2005), The Outstanding Young Person  of Singapore (2006), Good Mentor Award, SingHealth (2005), The Outstanding Young Person of the World Award (2006), Woman for Peace Award, Sokka Gakkai International, (2007), Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, NUS (2008),  Singapore Medical Journal Recognition Award for Review with Distinction, (2007—2012), Critical Talent Retention Award, SingHealth, Excellent Educator Award 2016 and The Academy of Medicine, Gold Reviewer Award ( 2011) amongst others.

Prof Fatimah continues to work full time, with a fulfilling career in Emergency Medicine, balancing clinical work with research and education, as well as her political and community responsibilities as an elected Member of Parliament in Singapore. She has participated in three General Elections.  For recreation, she enjoys mountain climbing, cooking, reading and she has completed 15 full marathons.

Panel Session 1: The Role of Quality Labeling for Serious Games


Despite there being large number of released medical serious games, only a minority of them are successfully implemented and used in the context for which they were designed. This may be attributed to a great variation in quality and a lack of transparency regarding the rationale, relevance and scientific validity of these games. It is […]


Plenary 2 : Technology – enhanced Transformational Learning and Training in Medicine


Synopsis: Today, we face a variety of multi-faceted challenges in both medical education and the practice of medicine. Changing societal expectations and demand, the extremely dynamic healthcare environment as well as the new generation of learners and practitioners call on us to be agile, versatile and transformative in our teaching and learning. Technology has numerous […]