SAMA CONFERENCE | EXHIBITION
ANNUAL DOCTOR´S AWARDS 2015
18 - 20 September 2015 | SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE
Conference Programme

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FRIDAY 18 September
TIME PRESENTATION TOPIC SPEAKER BIO PRESENTATION VIDEO
09:30 - 10:30 REGISTRATION IN EXHIBITION AREA
SESSION 1: END OF LIFE DECISIONS
10:30 - 10:45 Welcome and Opening Dr. Mzukisi Grootboom,
SAMA Chairperson
10:45 - 11:45 Honorable Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi Watch
11:45 - 12:45 Palliative care: Living in fear, dying in despair: How can we help? Dr. Liz Gwyther Watch
12:45 - 13:05 Physician - assisted dying: legal & ethical issues Dr. Melodie Slabbert Watch
13:05 - 13:25 Euthanasia: Policy and Ethics Prof. Ames Dhai Watch
13:25 - 13:45 Panel Discussion
13:45 - 14:15 LUNCH
SESSION 2: IN-HOSPITAL CARE
14:15 - 14:45 The development of SA family medicine Dr Shadrick Mazaza Watch
14:45 - 15:15 Hypertension challenges at the coalface Prof. Yosuf Veriava Watch
15:15 - 15:45 Pathology Testing - assisting the clinician wasting resources Prof. WJH Vermaak Watch
15:45 - 16:00 TEA BREAK IN EXHIBITION AREA
SESSION 3: NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
16:00 - 16:30 Diabetes - tight glycaemic control vs routine therapy Dr. F. Kgongwana Watch
16:30 - 17:00 Depression: the forgotten epidemic Prof. S. Rataemane Watch
17:00 - 17:45 Heartburn - Pyrosis Prof. O Mwantembe Watch
17:45 - 18:30 HIV Issues Dr. Nono Simelela Watch
18:30 - 18:45 SUMMARY AND CLOSING DAY 1
SATURDAY 19 September
TIME PRESENTATION TOPIC SPEAKER BIO PRESENTATION VIDEO
07:00 Registration open
SESSION 4: SAMA TRADE UNION - IT'S ROLE AND FUNCTION FOR PUBLIC SECTOR DOCTORS
08:00 - 08:45 Trade Union's Responsibilities towards its members -
employment rights, protection and enforcement perspective.
Adv. Daniel Madiba Watch
08:45 - 9:30 The NHI model, how it relates to finance and how will it
affect both private and public service medical practitioners
Dr. Aquina Thulare Watch
09:30 - 10:15 TB & HIV: The terrible twins Prof. Yusuf Moosa Watch
10:15 - 10:30 TEA BREAK IN EXHIBITION AREA
SESSION 5: SAMA PRIVATE PRACTICE DEPARTMENT - SUPPORTING THE PRIVATE PRACTITIONER
10:30 - 11:00 Health and wellness in the present day GP practice Dr. Johan Van Zyl Watch
11:00 - 11:30 The epidemiology of Ischaemic Heart Disease in SA Dr. Makoali Makotoko Watch
11:30 - 12:00 Understanding ICD 10 codes/ procedure codes, Billing systems and Medical Aid Leonie Maritz Watch
12:00 - 12:30 LUNCH
SESSION 6: ETHICAL AND LEGAL REQUIREMENTS - THE EFFECT ON CLINICAL PRACTICE
12:30 - 13:30 Informed Financial Consent Dr. M. Kwinda
13:30 - 14:30 Medical Aid Fraud: the Ethical and Legal Principles Dr. Bobby Ramasia: Bonita's Watch
14:30 - 15:00 Healthcare Professionals: Social Media & Ethics Marli Smit Watch
15:00 - 15:30 TEA BREAK IN EXHIBITION AREA
SESSION 7: CLINICAL
15:30 - 16:00 Creatine monohydrate as supplement Dr. Johann Van Der Merwe Watch
16:00 - 16:30 Obesity - the growing epidemic Prof. Tessa Van Der Merwe Watch
16:30 - 17:15 Women's health and the Clinician Prof. Gerhard Lindeque Watch
17:15 - 18:00 Multimorbidity and Sexual Dysfunction Dr. P. Ramlachan Watch
18:00 - 18:15 SUMMARY AND CLOSING DAY 2
19:00 - 24:00 SAMA-BONITAS HOUSECALL DOCTORS AWARDS 2015
SUNDAY 20 September
TIME PRESENTATION TOPIC SPEAKER BIO PRESENTATION VIDEO
07:00 Registration open
SESSION 8: CLINICAL AND ETHICAL DILLEMA´S
08:00 - 09:00 Ethical Issues of Prescribing and remaining abreast of pharmaceutial developments Dr. Haseena Gani Watch
09:00 - 10:00 Biologicals - cost or benefit - ethical dilemma Dr. J. Makkink Watch
10:00 - 10:30 Expanded Approach to Palliative Care Dr. Soji Soogun Watch
10:30 - 11:00 TEA BREAK IN EXHIBITION AREA
11:00 - 12:00 Financial management (debitors and creditors control, budgeting) Werner Swanepoel CA (SA), RA Watch
12:00 - 12:45 Understanding supersession Julian Botha Watch
12:45 - 13:30 Taxation and the Doctor Hassen Kajie Watch
CLOSING
13:30 - 14:00 Highlights/Resolution Prof. Mazwai
14:00 - 14:15 Vote of thanks and Close of Conference Dr. Mzukisi Grootboom,
SAMA Chairperson
14:15 - 15:00 LUNCH & DEPARTURE