Christine Teng was is the newly elected as President of the 105th Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore (PSS) on 24 March 2011.
Together with the new council, she will continue to lead the society in fulfilling its mission and push frontiers for the profession. Some exciting new initiatives for the coming year includes (1) setting up of the “Young Pharmacists Chapter” to better engage the young pharmacists and harness their passion and energy for the profession, (2) collaborations with grassroots organizations to provide medication review for the elderly and low-income families and (3) partnership with the Singapore Agency of Integrated Care to pilot a project for provision of pharmaceutical care to nursing home residents by community pharmacists. For more information on PSS, please visit their website: www.pss.org.sg.
Christine has been a practicing pharmacist for 15 years, for the most part in the area of Drug Information Service and in Infectious Diseases from 2008. Christine teaches at the National University of Singapore and currently practices at Tan Tock Seng Hospital where she assumes a key role in promoting the rational use of antimicrobials under the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme. Christine received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from NUS and Masters in Clinical Pharmacy from the Queen’s University of Belfast. She completed her Clinical Pharmacy Research Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. Christine is board certified in Pharmacotherapy by the US Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties since 2007, with added qualification in infectious diseases from 2011.