Speaking Assignments
Contributions to Society
Sharing Some Thoughts
Robotic Surgery

18 – 21 June 2014

Participated in the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 12th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada. Appointed Co-Chair of the Global Advisory Council of the ISSCR commencing 21 June 2014".

16 May 2014

Attended“Engineering iological Systems: maximizing translational impact, Faculty Retreat at Clark Kerr Campus Conference Center, UC Berkeley

April 2014

Member of the Organising Committee for the upcoming Forum of the Singapore Stem Cell Society with the ISSCR, November 5-7, 2014

7 December 2013

Dr Susan Lim attended the conference “Dilemmas in Colorectal Surgery” at The Strand Campus, King’s College London.

19 20 November 2013

Dr Susan Lim attended the 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Global Summit 2013, with session on Biomedicine held at London UK.

18 19 November 2013

Dr Susan Lim is on the organising committee of the Stem Cell Society Singapore (SCSS) 5th Annual Symposium September 2013. The theme is "Early Human Development & Fetal-Maternal Medicine".

Dr Susan Lim was an Invited Chairman for the session “Clinical Applications”.

4 -5 November 2013

Dr Susan Lim attended the BASO – The Association for Cancer Surgery Scientific Conference held at The Royal College of Surgeons, England.

4 October 2013

Dr Susan Lim attended the UC Berkeley Cal Parents Fall Board Meeting on campus.

2 October 2013

Dr Susan Lim was an invited speaker at the UC Berkeley College of Engineering CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) lecture series, USA. The title of her presentation was “Robotic surgery - engineering from a surgeon’s perspective”.

22 September 2013

Dr Susan Lim attended the UCLA Parents Council Meeting on campus.

14 September 2013

Dr Susan Lim was on the organising committee for the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Global Forum Dinner, of the Regional Forum series - stem cells in translation - held in Florence, Italy.

12-15 June 2013

International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Annual Meeting

- Dr Susan Lim attended the Global Advisory Board Meeting of the ISSCR in Boston 2013.

- Dr Susan Lim attends the Presidential Symposium of the ISSCR Annual Meeting in Boston, opened by Shinya Yamanaka, Nobel Prize Winner 2012. Dr Yamanaka recounted his journey from leaving his clinical position as Orthopaedic Surgeon, to being a researcher, which culminated in 2012, with a Nobel Prize for his game changing work in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, or simply put, turning adult cells back to an embryonic-like state.

11 June 2013

Global Advisory Board, ISSCR, Boston, USA

- Dr Susan Lim attended the Global Advisory Board event in Boston, with special guest for the evening, Dr Shinya Yamanaka who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2012 for his breakthroughs in stem cell research.

3 May 2013

Stem Cell Society Annual General Meeting, Biopolis Singapore

- Dr Susan Lim attended the keynote lecture " Prospects for gene and stem cell therapy for diabetes" by Sir Roy Calne, winner of the Lasker award 2012 (shared) for his pioneering work in liver transplantation.

6 April 2013

5th Alumni reception in Singapore of the University of California, Berkeley

- Dr Susan Lim co-hosted the UC Berkeley Alumni reception attended by the incoming Chancellor-designate Professor Nicholas Dirk, UC Berkeley's 10th Chancellor.

9 March 2013

UC Berkeley Cal Parents Board

- Dr Susan Lim attended the Spring Board meeting on 9 March 2013

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International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 11th Annual Meeting, Boston. Blog on Conference Conference highlights here

The University of Newcastle launched the 100 Women book project in the last quarter of 2011. This project celebrates the achievements of 100 remarkable women. Minister Khaw Boon Wan was the guest of honour and Dr Susan Lim was one of the 100 women recognized worldwide.


Dr Susan Lim by Artist John Young


The American Academy of Continuing Medical Education established the “Dr Susan Lim Award” which was presented to Dr Faruq Baddiudin MD as the first recipient in 2008, in recognition of his contribution to the Advancement in Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery.



Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs

Dr Susan Lim speaks at the INK Conference Dec 2010. This talk has been included on the TED website.

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CITRIS lecture:
Dr Susan Lim - Robotic surgery, engineering from a surgeon’s perspective


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Short CV

Dr Susan Lim pioneered the  first successful cadaveric liver transplant in 1990, for Singapore and Asia. She is known as the "Spirit of the Century", an Award conferred upon her by the Singapore public in a national contest held to identify the role model for the 21st century.

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Making an Impact on Lives Overseas

1. Attended to victims of the Bali bombing incident in October 2005. Dr Susan Lim was mentioned in the House of Representatives, Official Hansard, Parliamentary Debates, Commonwealth of Australia, 10 October 2005 for the surgical care she provided to the victims.

2. Saving the life of a UAE national. The story of Dr Lim’s life-saving work on a young UAE National who was air evacuated to Singapore for emergency care was reported in a Singapore Medicine Publication "Reaching Out, Touching Lives". The  contribution by the patient was in recognition of Dr Lim’s dedicated care entitled "Dr Lim, My Second Mummy".

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