EXCO Members

EXCO Members

Ms. Lily Lang Ren Lee, RN, BSc Nursing. MSc, Inf. Control, PGDHE, ACTA

Singapore

Lily Lang

Ms Lily Lang has been practicing infection control since 1985. Currently, she  oversees the Infection Control in Dental Services for five dental clinics in National Healthcare Group Polyclinics.

She is part of the expert panel for Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control CSSD Center of Excellence Program since 2014 and serves as auditor for Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control and Infection Control Association, Singapore. She has been a faculty member in Infection Control Training Course with Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control and Central Sterile Sterilizing Course with Infection Control Association.

She holds an MSc in Healthcare Management from University of Swansea, Wales, BSc in Nursing with Edinburgh Napier and Post graduate diploma in Higher Education.   She received her Infection Control training with APIC in USA, University of Western Sydney, and CDC, Atlanta. She also received outstanding award for her contributions to the field of Infection Control Prevention and Control in Singapore in 2009.

She pioneered and chaired the Infection Control Chapter in Singapore for 7 years since 1991, co- founding member with Infection Control Association, Singapore and was an executive member of Infection Control Association, Singapore up to 2016.  She was also a cofounder and council member with Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control.

With many years of working experience in healthcare and infection control, she has led infection control program for both the private and restructured hospitals and ambulatory services. Her passion in infection control and teaching gives her many opportunities to teach and provide consultation and assessor in both locally and overseas including Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia Thailand and Vietnam.

Dr. Ling Moi Lin

Singapore

Dr. Ling Moi Lin

President

Dr Ling Moi Lin, MBBS, FRCPA, CPHQ, MBA is the Director, Infection Control at Singapore General Hospital (SGH).  She has 30 years experience in the healthcare setting with sub-speciality experience in clinical microbiology for the past 15 years.  During her secondment to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, she held the responsibility of Acting Head, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (1995 –1997).

She played a key role in the infection control program in Singapore and helped to establish the Infection Control Association (Singapore) in 1999, of which she is the President till today.  She is also currently the President of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC).  She has been conducting training programs in infection control in China, South East Asia as well locally in Singapore since 1995.  She has been one of the key faculty members of the APSIC Course in Infection Control since 2002.  She is also a certified professional in healthcare quality (CPHQ) since 2000 and received training in healthcare quality from Dr Brent James of the Intermountain Health Care (IHC) in the United States in 2001.

She has played a key role as Director of Quality Management at the SGH for the past 5 years where she contributed to building-up and improving quality awareness and implementing clinical quality programmes in SGH.  She was also the Director for Quality Management for 2 years at the corporate office of Singapore Health Services where she initiated the Health Management Programs for various chronic diseases and also contributed to building the quality movement in the cluster.  She has special interest in quality improvement and is the key trainer for the quality improvement training program at SGH since 2001.

Her expertise in healthcare quality is recognized internationally and she was a Director on the Healthcare Quality Certification Board (HQCB) and its Asia Pacific representative from 2006 – 2007.

Prof. Seto Wing Hong

Hong Kong

Prof. Seto Wing Hong

Past President

Prof W.H. Seto played a key role in initiating Infection Control in Hong Kong and started the local training course for Infection Control Practitioners in 1985. He is involved extensively in Infection Control education throughout China and the region and is the Founding President of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control. Besides being Honorary Professor for the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he is also a visiting professor for the University of New South Wales.

He was conferred honorary professorships by several universities in China including Honorary Professorship for Infection Control by the Military Postgraduate Medical College, PLA General Hospital (301) and the People’s Liberation Army of China has in addition appointed him honorary consultant for Infection control in 1999.

He is also the Chairman of the Infection Control Scientific Committee of the “Centre for Health Protection" in Hong Kong. Presently and has authored over a hundred research papers including the book “Infection Control for the Asian Healthcare Worker". Many international societies had invited him to speak on Infection Control and they include the ICC, ICID, CDC (USA), ASM (USA), ICN (UK), Hospital Infection Society (UK), APIC (USA), SHEA (USA) and ICNA (Australia).

The WHO has also regularly assigned him as advisor for various projects in Infection Control, Antibiotics Resistance and a core group member for the WHO Hand Hygiene guideline. He is also a member of the Emergency Committee of the IHR of the WHO, member of the Infection Control International Network and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infection Control in Hong Kong. He is also awarded the “Bronze Bauhinia Star" from the Hong Kong Government for his work in Infection Control in Hong Kong.

In view of his years of involvement in Infection Control, he is also active in the related field of Quality Healthcare Management and is presently the President of the Asia Pacific Society of Quality Healthcare.

Ms. Patricia Ching Tai Yin, RN CPHQ

Hong Kong

Ms. Patricia Ching Tai Yin

Secretary

Ms. Patricia Ching is an experience infection control nurse with past graduate qualification in critical care, coronary care and midwifery and one of the major faculty of the infection control training in the South East Asia region.

She held the senior nurse position in charge of the Infection Control Unit in the Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong for 35 year until 2010. She is now the infection control nurse consultant to 2 private hospitals in Hong Kong. She is also the principal nurse in the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Infection Control, School of Public Health, the University of Hong Kong. Ms. Ching is a certified professional in healthcare quality since 1997.

She is the founding chairlady of the Hong Kong Nurses’ Association (HKICNA) that was inaugurated in 1985 and past chairlady. She serves the APSIC in the EXCO since the it is first established in 1999. She is elected to be the secretary in the AGM 2017.

Glenys Harrington

Australia

Glenys Harrington

Committee Member

Glenys started her Infection Control career with the Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Unit at Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria in 1989. Between 2000 and 2009, she held the Infection Control Program Coordinator position with responsibility for Alfred, Caulfield and Sandringham hospitals which providing tertiary referral acute, rehabilitation, long-term care and community health services in addition to state wide service for burns, heart and heart lung transplantation and trauma. In October 2010, Glenys established her own Infection Control Consultancy (ICC) Service.

Glenys has a wide nursing background with qualifications in Critical Care, Midwifery and Infectious Diseases. Over the years, she established a leading nosocomial infection surveillance program at Alfred and in Victoria established and coordinated the first multicentered Victorian Infection Control Surveillance Project (VICSP). She was a member of the Victorian Department of Health Expert Working Group on Surveillance and a sessional lecturer in Infection Control at Mayfield Education Centre and Monash University School of Microbiology. She is a past President of the Victorian Infection Control Nurses Association. She is widely published in the area of Infection Control and her interests include infection control research, surveillance and the use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) charts, simulated infection control training and Infection Control Quality Improvement Intervention Project management.

Glenys experience in the Asia Pacific region commenced in 2001 and includes a World health Organization (WHO) consultancy to a SARS Outbreak Team and the Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) of WHO to assist with the development of the WHO Infection Control Guidelines.

In addition, Glenys has conducted infection control program reviews, tutorial attachments and was the recipient of the Infectious Diseases Travelling Fellowship (2001 & 2007) in Malaysia along with being an Honorary Advisor on the Hong Kong Infection Control Nurses Association (HKICNA)  Research Review Panel (2005 – current) and the Secretary General of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC), (2007 to current). Glenys has been an invited speaker at Asia Pacific infection control meetings in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Turkey and Singapore.

Dr. Anucha Apisarnthanarak, M.D.

Thailand

Dr. Anucha Apisarnthanarak

Committee Member

Dr. Anucha Apisarnthanarak is currently the Professor in Medicine, the chief and program director of Infectious Diseases Division at Thammasat University Hosptial, Thailand. He received his medical degree from Ramathibodi Hosital, Thailand and then completed an internal medicine residency at George Washington University. In 2003, he finished an infectious diseases fellowship and healthcare epidemiology fellowship at Washington University school of Medicine in St. Louis, M.O. Upon returning to Thailand, he initiates a Division of Infectious Diseases and being the program director for both Internal Medicine and Thammasat University International School. His 15-year career in Thailand commitments culminated in investigations focused in healthcare-associated infections and infection control in resource-limited settings, antimicrobial stewardship & antimicrobial drug resistance, outbreak investigations and emerging infectious diseases. His works focused on the characterization of human avian influenza (H5N1), the control and prevention of spread of healthcare associated infections, and the emergence of drug-resistant bacterial and viral infections and most recently studies on the epidemiology of nosocomial infections, outbreaks and hospital preparedness after major Thai 2011 floods in the national scale. Currently, he had published more than 200 peer-review publications and had been one of the key leading opinions for Infection Prevention in Asia Pacific region. Several of these efforts have contributed to landmark studies for Thailand and globally.