Events Masterclass

Upper GI Masterclass

18th June 2022
Mr Hans Alexander Mahendran, Professor Jimmy So, Professor KM Chu

The Surgical Interest Group of Monash University Malaysia (SIGMUM) is excited to kickstart our first MASTERCLASS of the year with Mr. Hans Alexander Mahendran, Prof. Jimmy So and Prof K. M. Chu , and we want to welcome you to be a part of it!

This 3 hour comprehensive webinar on Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery will cover important perspectives such as the choices that influence specific procedures for patients, what the future holds in terms of technological advancements in the Upper GI space and more content delivered by three expert speakers.

Join our MASTERCLASS to get answers to these questions and more.

You will receive an e-certificate after attending this webinar.

About our speakers

Mr Hans Alexander Mahendran

General and Upper GI Surgeon
Department of Surgery
Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru

Dr Hans Alexander Mahendran is a graduate of Universiti Putra Malaysia for his basic medical degree and completed his Master of Surgery postgraduate studies under Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2011. He served as a surgeon in Sarawak for three years before returning to Peninsula Malaysia to continue subspecialty fellowship in Upper GI Surgery under the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Upon completion, he has since been the lead of the Upper GI Surgical services in Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru since 2017. He is also a clinical lead of the Nutrition Support Therapy Team in HSA and continues his work in managing complex Upper GI pathology and malignancies. 

He has authored many publications related to his fields of interests and is currently a lead researcher for upper GI cancer survival outcomes and clinical nutrition in cancer patients. He is currently a member of the national training committee of Upper GI Surgery and also a member of the National Specialist Registry [NSR] subcommittee for Upper GI Surgery.

Professor Jimmy So


  • Head & Senior Consultant, Division of General Surgery (Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery), Department of Surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore.
  • Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Associate Director (Tumour Groups), National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

Professor Kent-Man CHU

Director of Surgical Endoscopy Service
Director of Centre for Education and Training
Clinical Professor


Kent-Man Chu is Professor of Surgery, Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Director of the Surgical Endoscopy Service, and Director of the Centre for Education and Training, in the Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong at Queen Mary Hospital. He was the Chief of the Division of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery until its merge with the Division of Esophageal Surgery. He obtained his undergraduate medical degree from The University of Hong Kong in 1987.

His main clinical and research interests are on peptic ulcer diseases, clinical and laboratory research on gastric tumours, endoscopy and surgery for the upper gastrointestinal tract, and surgical education. He pioneered the use of intracorporeal hand-sewn suture anastomosis after laparoscopic gastrectomy.

He has published one doctoral thesis, 4 book chapters, over 175 journal articles, and over 150 conference proceedings. He has also been an invited speaker or faculty on more than 285 occasions. His current h-index is 58.

Event Details

Speakers: Mr Hans Alexander Mahendran, Professor Jimmy So, Professor KM Chu

Date: 18th June 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 10.00 AM – 1:00 PM (MYT: Malaysian Standard Time)

Platform: Zoom (IDs will be sent via email after registration)


Participant StatusEarly Bird Price (RM)*Normal Price (RM)
SIGMUM Member, Subscriber or Webinar Pass Holder8.0013.00
Other Undergraduate Students10.0015.00
Postgraduate Students20.0025.00

*Early Bird Pricing valid only until 6th June 2022 | Bank transfers only

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  • E-certificates will be provided for participants who attend this webinar.
  • Registration deadline: 17th June 2022, 11:59 PM MYT
  • Limited availability on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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Upper GI Masterclass