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Health & Wellness - No More Back Pain! Alleviating the Aches and Pains of Working From Home

Health and Wellness is a series of talks by medical specialists to help alumni better understand common medical conditions. Unravel medical jargon and debunk myths behind seemingly complicated diseases at these talks.

This session, organised in partnership with Farrer Park Hospital, will adopt a hybrid format with an in-person audience of up to 45 persons and a concurrent live stream via Zoom.

In-Person or Online
06 Jan 2022
7.30pm - 9.00pm
NUS Alumni Relations
Ms Tan Li Hui
6601 7659
lhtan@nus.edu.sg

Event Details

Since the onset of COVID-19, Working From Home (WFH) has become the new normal. With prolonged hours at the desk and decreased mobility, WFH has taken a toll on our bodies. How should we prevent and manage neck and back pain?

Tune in as Dr Mash (Medicine ’03) shares some of the preventive measures one can take and red-flags to watch out for in keeping your spine healthy. Dr Mash will also shed light on the latest measures available in dealing with problems related to nerve compression in the spine.


Dr Mohammad Mashfiqul Arafin Siddiqui (Medicine ’03)
Senior Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon, Farrer Park Hospital

Dr Mohammad Mashfiqul Arafin Siddiqui, more affectionately known amongst his patients as Dr Mash, is a Senior Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon with expertise in complex spinal surgery. He obtained his basic medical degree from NUS in 2003, and subsequently completed specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2011, before pursuing a fellowship at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, the University of Alberta Hospital and the Stollery Children’s Hospital under renowned spinal surgeons.

Prior to private practice, Dr Mash spent 15 years in public healthcare. He was Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and is a core faculty member for SingHealth’s Orthopaedic Sugery Residency Programme. He is currently practicing at The Orthopaedic Centre, Farrer Park Hospital and is also a Visiting Consultant to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Singapore General Hospital. Besides his clinical involvement, Dr Mash has also presented his work at numerous local and international meetings and is on the AO Spine international teaching faculty for spinal surgery. He is also a reviewer for The Spine Journal.

Terms & Conditions

Join us In-person at Shaw Foundation Alumni House
To ensure everyone's safety, the following Safe Management Measures will be implemented:
  • Audience size is capped at 45 persons.
  • Registration is required and walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • Admission opens at 7pm and closes at 8pm.
  • All attendees are required to check-in using their SafeEntry token or app.
  • Attendees are required to keep their masks on at all times and maintain a safe distance of at least 1 metre from other attendees.
  • Only single seats are available.
  • To minimise disturbance to other attendees, please stay in your seat throughout the workshop.
Please also note the following:
  • Flash photography and videography are not allowed.
  • Please switch off all mobile devices or turn them to silent mode during the screening.
  • Photography and videography by NUS Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) will be carried out during the event.
Join us Online over Zoom
  • Registrants will receive the Zoom details via email 3 working days before the event.
  • This session will be recorded for archival and marketing purposes.
General Terms and Conditions
  • NUS Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) and its event partner (Farrer Park Hospital) may use some or all photographs/video recordings in their print publications, digital platforms and marketing channels.
  • By registering for this event, you hereby consent to NUS collecting, using and/or disclosing your personal data to third parties (including any third party located outside of Singapore) for the purpose of processing, handling and managing your participation in the event stated herein.

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