Nursing Symposium

Sarah Chen


Sarah has been a Urology / Continence Nurse Clinician in Tan Tock Seng Hospital for almost 10 years.

She graduated with a Degree in Nursing from Queen Margaret University in 2012. She was awarded a HMDP grant in 2015 that enabled her to complete her attachment to the Urology Department of Guys’ & St Thomas Hospital, London.

Sarah is proficient in performing Urodynamic Studies, indwelling & suprapubic catheter changes, continence assessment & management strategies such as bladder training, pelvic floor exercise training & clean intermittent catheterisation teaching. She also provides pre & post-operative nursing care & support to patients undergoing certain urological surgeries.

Sarah excels in nursing education, providing training & talks to nursing symposiums, nursing homes & GPs on incontinence & urology nursing management.

Sarah is part of Singapore Cancer Society’s Prostate Cancer Advisory Panel. She works on improving the nursing education & support rendered to patients with Prostate Cancer. She sees all newly diagnosed men & helps link these men with prostate cancer survivors who are able to share their experience & show them that prostate cancer can be conquered.

Jan Ching

Hong Kong

Mr. Ching Lok Sang Jan is the Nurse Consultant in Urology of Kowloon East Cluster, Hospital Authority of Hong Kong. He is now overlooking both in-patient and out-patient urology nursing services among 3 hospitals. Mr. Ching started his career in developing urology nursing in Tseung Kwan O Hospitial since year 2000, he is the former Advanced Practice Nurse in Urology of Nurse Clinic in Tseung Kwan O Hospital in 2011. Mr. Ching was graduated as a registered nurse from The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong in 1999. He also obtained a post-graduation diploma in Health Care in Infection Control in 2003. Mr. Ching had further his study and obtained a Master of Business Administration in Health Care in 2015. Mr. Ching is also the President of Hong Kong College of Urological Nursing now.

In 2020 and 2021, Mr. Ching had self-recommend to be the volunteer to work in the Asia World Expo – Community Treatment Facility during the 3rd & 4th wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong. Mr. Ching acted as an on-site in-charge in the Asia World Expo – Community Treatment Facility, he did coordination of operation and leading nurses and supporting staff for taking care of those COVID-19 confirmed cases during his deployment.

ABSTRACT: Urology patient care during COVID 19 - Hong Kong

Nerissa M Gerial


Dr. Nerissa M. Gerial is the current Deputy Executive Director for Nursing Services of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute. She obtained her Nursing degree at St. Jude College and finished her Masters in Hospital Administration at the University of the Philippines Manila, and with further edification, was conferred Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Education Major in Leadership and Management at St. Paul University Manila.


Her love for lifelong learning was exemplified in the numerous trainings and continuous education that she undertook. Some of these include Nursing Leadership Program and Nurse Managers Development Program at Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University in Thailand, Tzu Chi Hospital in Hualien, Taiwan and Taiwan International Healthcare Training Center. Moreover, she also completed the course on Foundational Principles in Leadership at Harvard University.


With her commitment also to educate other nurses, she established the Urologic Nurses Association of the Philippines (URONAP). Through her efforts, the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) and URONAP Chapter was established in the Philippines in 2020 with her being the founder.


Dr. Gerial was awarded by the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) as one of the MOST INFLUENTIAL FILIPINA WOMEN IN THE WORLD in 2019, honored in the INNOVATOR AND THOUGHT LEADER award category after a worldwide search. Furthermore, she has been recognized also as one of the Most Iconic Women of Quezon City in 2020.


ABSTRACT: Urology patient care during COVID 19: Philippines

Shuji Isotani


Shuji Isotani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at Juntendo University, Japan. He received his M.D. from the University of Toyama in 1998 and his Ph.D. from Kobe University in 2002. In the field of urology, he is interested in minimally invasive surgery, especially in robotic surgery for renal cell carcinoma and endurance for urinary tract stone surgery. He is developing technologies for urological surgical instruments. He has been involved in one of the leading robotic partial kidney surgeries in Japan, and as technological development of urological surgical instruments, he collaborated with Fujifilm in 2015 to develop a new computational imaging method that can functionally and visually simulate kidney surgery. He also uses the new 3D renal model to provide surgical education for robotic partial nephrectomy and PCNL. He contributes to Asian urological education as a member of AUSTEG (Asian Urological Surgery Training & Education Group) from 2015 mainly in stone training courses, and he is actively involved in various other urological educational courses.


ABSTRACT: Updates in endoscopic stone management

Crystal Li

Hong Kong

LI Suk Yin Crystal is currently serving as the Department Operation Manager in Specialist Out-patient Department at Prince of Wales Hospital Hong Kong, Ex-nurse Consultant in Urology of New Territories East Cluster 2014-2021. She held the professional position in HK College of Surgical Nursing, council member, Consultant of Nursing Chapter of Macau Urological Association and Chairperson of Urology Nursing Chapter 2016-18 of Hong Kong Urological Association, Urology Nursing Chapter.

Ms. Li obtained the Diploma of General Nursing from PWH nursing school in 1996. In 2000, she graduated from The University of Western Sydney for the Bachelor degree for Nursing and in 2009 completed the MBA degree from the University of Ballarat. In 2012, she was granted The Academy Fellow Membership of The Hong Kong College of Surgical Nursing.

Khatijah Lim Abdullah


Prof Khatijah is currently the Head of Nursing Department at the School of Medical and Life Sciences at Sunway University. Prior to that Prof Khatijah has been a Nursing Professor at University of Malaya. With a background in nursing for more than 35 years, she is a strong advocate for equality and inclusion in not only research activities but also in teaching and actively champions diversity within nursing practice. Her belief in patient centred care and the importance of patient preferences and values, beside clinical expertise has led her to a passion for diverse research methods, notably qualitative research methods and mixed research methods.

She has graduated successfully more than 30 doctoral nursing students and published more than 50 peer reviewed papers. She is currently the Chief Editor for the Malaysian Journal of Qualitative Research, and Academic Editor for PLOS ONE journal. She is also an Adjunct Professor for Universities Airlangga, and Universitas Pahlawan Tuanku Tambusai, Indonesia.

ABSTRACT: Using mobile health (mHealth) in health delivery

Anthony Ng

Hong Kong

Dr NG Chi Fai, Anthony, graduated in the Chinese university of Hong Kong. After his basic training, he decided to become an urologist and became a specialist in 2001. Attracted by the rapid development in endourology, he spent one year in Scotland, worked under Mr David Tolley, and gained extensive experience in endo-laparoscopic surgery and stone management.


After completion of his training, Dr Ng decided to join the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006 and is currently Professor of the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has a wide range of interest, in particular in prostate diseases, urolithiasis, and promotion of men’s health. He was also honored with the Outstanding Young Urologist Ward in 2010 by the Asian Congress of Urology, the International Guest Scholar 2012 of the American College of Surgeons, the Achievement award from the World Chinese Urology Association in the American Urological Association 2014 and the Outstanding Contribution Award by the International Alliance of Urolithiasis 2017.He is also the founding Chairman of Asian Urological Surgery Training and Education Group (AUSTEG).

To Hoi Chu

Hong Kong

Mr Hoi-chu TO is a Urology Nurse Consultant in Hong Kong. He is dedicated to urology nursing more than 30 years. He developed, together with Institute of Advanced Nursing Studies of Hong Kong Hospital Authority, the first and the only qualified Urology Nursing specialty training in Hong Kong in 1999. He is the ex-Chairperson of the Urology Nursing chapter of the Hong Kong Urological Association. And he is the Founding President of the Hong Kong College of the Urological Nursing currently. He is leading a urology nursing team in Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Hong Kong to provide comprehensive urology nursing service since 1999. He is competent in manage different kinds of urological patients, such as neurogenic bladder, neurogenic bowel, care of prostate cancer, care of substitution cystoplasty for muscle invasive bladder cancer, urinary retention with intermittent catheterization, urodynamics and video urodynamics, continence care, erectile dysfunction, BPH, and paediatric urology.