Speaker Mrs Nidhi Swarup
Mrs Nidhi Swarup is the Founder and President of the Crohn’s & Colitis Society of Singapore (CCSS) since 2012. The charity focuses on patient education, public awareness, patient support group and promotes research into Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and related inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Mrs Nidhi has two Master’s Degrees: one in Operations Research and the other in Finance.
Mrs Nidhi is an active member of SingHealth Patient Advocacy Network (SPAN). She has contributed her expertise in various capacities on the Board of Directors of Rotary Club of Raffles City. She has recently been appointed to the Fee Benchmarks Advisory Committee, Ministry of Health.
Mrs Nidhi has facilitated the formation of IBD Patient Support Groups in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, and currently in India. As a key opinion leader, she has represented CCSS as a panellist, speaker and moderator at various local, regional, and global conferences, and seminars. She has been interviewed by leading Newspapers, TV, and Radio channels.
She has co-authored the following papers:
- Forming a support group for people affected by inflammatory bowel disease, Patient Prefer Adherence, 2017.
- Hand in Hand: Tackling the burden of mental health issues in those living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Asia Pacific, 2019 AOCC.
Recently she launched the CCSS Podcast: ‘Life Takes Guts’ with Nidhi Swarup.