A/Prof Ponampalam


Emergency Medicine

Senior Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Associate Professor Ponampalam has spent most of his working years at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) as an Emergency Physician since 1995. Soon after he pursued his sub-speciality interest in Toxicology and was given the Health Manpower Development Program (HMDP) Award from Ministry of Health (MOH) for training in Emergency Toxicology in USA in 1998. Upon his return he has invaluably contributed to the hazardous materials disaster preparedness program both nationally and at the hospital level. He has been responsible for having trained the personnel who make up the decontamination teams at SGH. He was instrumental in having developed programs in Hazardous Materials Life Support (HMLS) courses which have been conducted as a national training program for emergency responders dealing with chemical disasters.

His Research Interest: Clinical toxicology, hazardous material incident management, disaster medicine and volunteerism, & Healthcare IT Innovations.

Emerging Trends in Toxicology

The talk will focus on recent advances in the management of common poisoning and update on the emerging toxic threats that is of particular interest and relevance to emergency physicians.