K4: Keynote 4 – The Power of Discontent

Saturday, 26th August

William Tan is a Neuroscientist, Medical Doctor, World Record Holder and Paralympian. He contracted polio at the age of two and is paralysed from the waist down. Notwithstanding his disability, he has shown outstanding strength in overcoming adversities. Dr Tan is a triple gold medalist, he has also competed in the 1988 Seoul Paralympics, the World Games as well as the Commonwealth Games. In 2009, Dr Tan was diagnosed with Stage 4 (end-stage) leukemia, and In 2014 and 2015, he hand-cycled from London to Paris over a distance of 500 km in four days to raise funds for lymphoma and leukemia research in USA, UK, New Zealand and Singapore. He will be discussing his journey as an empowered patient, using resilience and reinventing oneself to scale greater heights in the face of adversity.

The learning objectives of this session are to understand:

1. The delicate equilibrium between contentment and discontent
2. How to harness the transformational power of discontent
3. How to nurture a state of constructive discontent to sustain peak performance

Dr William Tan, Neuroscientist, Medical Doctor, World Record Holder and Paralympian