14 - 18 JANUARY 2019    |    Sport Science Institute of South Africa, Boundary Road, Newlands






DATE: Mon 14th – Fri 18th January 2019

VENUE: Sport Science Institute of South Africa, Boundary Road, Newlands


Geriatrics: Mon 14th January 2019

Nutrition and Dietetics: Tues 15th January 2019

General Conference: Wed 16th – Fri 18th January 2019




Monday 14th January 2019
  08h00 – 08h30                     REGISTRATION & TEA
Session I: Geriatrics: Mental Health                                                                           Chair:
08h30 – 09h10 An approach to assessing older patients in general practice
09h10-09h50 Diagnosis and management of Dementia
09h50 – 10h30 Depression in older patients
10h30 - 11h00                                         TEA
Session II: Geriatrics: Pharmaco-therapeutics/Common Problems                 Chair:
11h00 – 11h40 The risks and uses of antipsychotics in older persons
11h40 – 12h20 Multi-morbidity and medication
12h20 – 13h00 Cognitive assessment at the bedside
13h00 – 14h00                                     LUNCH
Session III: Geriatrics: Mixed Topics Chair:
14h00 – 14h40 Palliative care with Dementia and the Family
14h40 – 15h20 The falling patient
15h20 – 16h00 Recognising and managing frailty

Tuesday 15th January 2019

08h00 – 08h30                   REGISTRATION & TEA
Session IV: Nutrition and Dietetics: Chronic Diseases Chair:
08h30 – 09h10 Which weight loss diet is the healthiest/best and perspectives on research on weight loss diets.
09h10 – 9h50 Inflammation and disease development: Dietary strategies and nutritional supplementation for decreasing inflammation
09h50 – 10h30 Vegan, vegetarian and caveman dietary patterns for weight management and health.
10h30 – 11h00                                       TEA
Session V: Nutrition and Dietetics: Women and Child Health                       Chair:
11h00 – 11h40 Infant and childhood feeding challenges: Feeding behavior, fussy eating, introduction of solids, reflux, constipation
11h40 – 12h20 Dietary treatment and nutritional supplementation for ADHD/ADD.
12h20 – 13h00 Gestational weight gain, weight management for the overweight or obese pregnant women and pregnancy food myths.
13h00 – 14h00                                     LUNCH
Session VI: Nutrition and Dietetics: Mixed B Chair:
14:00 – 14:40 Understanding food labelling laws and comparisons between nutrient content of common foods.
14:40 – 15:20 Dietary therapy, nutritional supplements and maintenance of nutritional status at cancer diagnosis, during treatment and palliative care.
15:20 – 16:00 Update on medical nutrition therapy guidelines for diabetes and 2 case-study presentations on glucose control and fasting during Ramadan and another.


General Conference (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

Wednesday 16th January 2019
08h00 – 08h30           REGISTRATION & TEA                                                                    

SESSION 1: Axim Ultrasound Practical Workshop A +Common GP Problems Mixed Bag

Chair: Prof Derek Hellenberg

08h30 – 09h10 Oral Health
09h10 – 10h50 Ultrasound in GP
10h50 – 10h30 Oncocerc circumcision
  10h30 – 11h00                               TEA
SESSION 2: Axim Ultrasound Practical Workshop B + Common GP Problems: Dermatology Chair: Dr Tsepo Motsohi
11h00 – 11h40 Biopsy of suspicious lesions
11h40 – 12h20 Approach to rashes in children
12h20 – 13h00 Hair and Hair Products
  13h00 – 14h00                           LUNCH
SESSION 3: Axim Ultrasound Practical Workshop C: musculoskeletal Chair: Dr Elma de Vries
14h00 – 14h40 Fibromyalgia/back pain
14h40 – 15h20 Approach to Sprains/rehab in general
15h20 – 16h00 Approach to fractures and immobilization of fractures


Thursday 17thJanuary 2019

  08h00 – 08h30             REGISTRATION & TEA
SESSION 4: Common GP Problems -Cardiovascular Chair: Dr Renaldo Christoffels
08h30 – 09h10 Latest IHD and cardiac failure for GPs
09h10 – 09h50 Hypertension latest for GPs (diagnosis and guidelines)
09h50 – 10h30 Troponin T and I and heart failure and point of care tests
  10h30 – 11h00                           TEA
SESSION 5: Common GP Problems-Mixed Bag Chair: Dr Mosedi Namane
11h00 – 11h40 Infertility
11h40 – 12h20 Sexual Health
12h20 – 13h00 Allergy and allergology
  13h00 – 14h00                       LUNCH
SESSION 6: Common GP Problems-ENT Chair: Dr Tasleem Ras
14h00 – 14h40 Latest with chronic middle ear infections in children
14h40 – 15h20 CSOM treatment/
15h20 – 16h00 Hearing and approaches/latest Devices?/The consultation with deaf clients


Friday 18th January 2019

  08h00 – 08h30            REGISTRATION & TEA  
SESSION 7: Common GP Problems-Mental Health Chair: Dr Nazlie Beckett  
08h30 – 09h10 Generalised Anxiety Disorder for GPs  
09h10 – 09h50 Acute Stress Disorder and PTSD: latest approaches and trends  
09h50 – 10h30 Promoting Core human connectedness as a Public health intervention in primary care  
  10h30 – 11h00                         TEA  
SESSION 8: Bioethics Chair: Prof Derek Hellenberg  
11h00 – 11h40 Euthanasia and latest debates  
11h40 – 12h20 TBA  
12h20 – 13h00 Cyberchondria our ethical duty/The use of Intuition in making a diagnosis  
                                   CLOSURE & LUNCH