International Programme Organising Committee

Asia Pacific Pediatric Endocrine Society


Yung Seng Lee

Yung Seng is a paediatric endocrinologist practising at the University  Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital, and also an academic  staff of the Yong Long Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.   His clinical and research interest lies within the intersect of paediatrics and endocrinology, especially obesity, diabetes, and growth. Intrigued by the severely obese young children in his clinics, Yung Seng started his research foray into the realms of human  monogenic obesity and childhood obesity, which also led to a clinical and research stint in Cambridge, UK. Yung Seng joined SICS in 2009 as a clinical investigator (joint appointment). His current research interests are developmental origins and genetics of obesity, appetite regulation, metabolic disorders, and growth.

Reiko Horikawa

Dr Horikawa, a paediatric endocrinologist, is the Director of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Division of the Japanese National Centre for Child Health and Development (NCCHD) and has been with the NCCHD since 2002. She is the author of over 300 original, peer-reviewed endocrinology articles (174 English/152 Japanese) and has contributed to 43 book publications. Dr Horikawa earned her M.D. from Tohoku University and completed her residency in paediatric endocrinology at the National Children’s Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. After her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia Health Sciences, she returned back as Faculty at the National Children’s Hospital, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism. She has served in executive board member positions in several important national and international professional society groups such as Japan Endocrine Society, Asia Pacific Endocrine Society and Growth Hormone Research Society (GRS). She continues to be active in her editorial work and research interests (growth, sex development, and maturation, neuroendocrinology (hypothalamus-pituitary axis), adrenal disorders). In 2016, Dr Horikawa was awarded the Japanese Society of Pediatric Endocrinology Kenji Fujieda award.