A Talk on Science and Medicine – There is neither East nor West, Orthodox nor Complementary, but only one of Science or Not.


1:30 pm - 3:45 pm

OnePeople.sg, Harmony Room 1
381 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh


Join the Humanist Society (Singapore) as we meet medical practitioner Dr. Ronald Ng, for a fascinating talk and breakout session that explores the world of science and medicine.

Event Fee: $5 for HSS members and students and $8 for non-members

Topics covered:

1. The fallacy of Post hoc ergo propter hoc.

2. How do we know whether a treatment is effective?

3. When we put the results of Complementary/Alternative Medicine under the light of science, what do we find?

4. Why the persistence in belief in the efficacy of Complementary/Alternative Medicine

The talk will be followed by a breakout session for participants to explore ethical and moral issues relating to medicine.

Event Program:

1.30pm to 1.45pm – Event Registration

1.45pm to 2.30pm – Doors Close / Talk by Dr. Ronald Ng

2.30pm to 2.45pm – Q & A Session with Dr. Ronald Ng

2.45 to 3.30pm – Breakout Session and Group Presentation

3.30pm to 3.45pm – Closing and Summary

Please note that the event will end promptly at 3.45 pm. As usual, we will adjourn to the nearest coffee shop for further mingling and chit-chat, so do make time to join us there too!

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/861600017188508/ or email to info@humanist.org.sg !



Dr. Ronald Ng currently has a private practice at Mt. Elizabeth Hospital and serves as an Associate Mediator at the Singapore Mediator Centre.

MBBS 1969

MRCP (1974)

FRCP(Edin) 1983

FRCP(Glas) 1990

Specialist Hematologist

Senior Lecturer Clinical Hematologist, UCH, London University 1974-1976

Senior Lecturer and Consultant, HK University Medical School, 1976 – 1982

Senior Research Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 1982-1983

Former Member of the Singapore National Medical Research Council

Published many scientific medical papers related to hematology