15–19 JANUARY 2018    |    Sport Science Institute of South Africa, Boundary Road, Newlands



UCT Division of Family Medicine

General / Family Practitioners’ Refresher Course

Sports Science Institute of South Africa

Boundary Road, Newlands

15th - 19th January 2018

Provisional Programme


Monday – Paediatrics

Tuesday – Emergencies in your Rooms

Monday 15th January 2018
08h00 – 08h30 REGISTRATION & TEA
  Session I: PAEDIATRICS Chair: Prof Derek Hellenberg
08h20 – 08h30 Welcome and Introduction Prof Derek Hellenberg
08h30 – 09h10 Latest Developments in Neonatology  
09h10 – 09h50 Developmental Assessment in the First Two Years of Life  
09h50 – 10h30 Febrile Convulsions in an Infant: diagnosis and management  
10h30 - 11h00 TEA
  Session II: PAEDIATRICS: CARDIOLOGY Chair: Dr Jennie Morgan
11h00 – 11h40 What not to miss in Paediatric Cardiology  
11h40 – 12h20 Modern Aids to Diagnosis in Paediatric cardiology  
12h20 – 13h00 Recent Advances in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery  
13h00 – 14h00 LUNCH
  Session III: PAEDIATRICS: COMMON PROBLEMS Chair: Dr Wiaan Bedeker
14h00 – 14h40 Seasonal Gastro-Enteritis: management at the primary care level. What are the danger signs to watch for?  
14h40 – 15h20 Vaccinations: arguments for and against their use  
15h20 – 16h00 Bone Pain in a Child: which symptoms & signs are important?  
Tuesday 16th January 2018
08h00 – 08h30 REGISTRATION & TEA
08h30 – 09h10 Acute Onset of Chest Pain  
09h10 – 09h50 Stroke: The South African Stroke Guidelines in context  
09h50 – 10h30 Acute Onset of Shortness of Breath  
10h30 – 11h00 TEA
  Session V: EMERGENCIES IN YOUR ROOMS: ADULT Chair: Dr Angela De Sa
11h00 – 11h40 Acute Anaphylaxis: diagnosis and management  
11h40 - 12h20 Status Epilepticus: diagnosis and management  
12h20 – 13h00 Epistaxis: management and indications for referral  
13h00 – 14h00 LUNCH
  Session VI: EMERGENCIES IN YOUR ROOMS: ADULT Chair: Dr Abdul Isaacs
14h00 – 14h40 Burns: Management: when to refer  
14h40 – 15h20 Foreign Bodies in Ears, Nose, Conjunctival sac: management  
15h20 – 16h00    


General Conference

(Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

Wednesday 17th January 2018
08h00 – 08h30 REGISTRATION & TEA
  SESSION 1: DERMATOLOGY Chair: Dr Rene Krause
08h30 – 09h10 Advances in the Treatment of Acne  
09h10 – 09h50 Maculo-Papular Rashes: diagnosis and management  
09h50 – 10h30 Aesthetic Dermatology: the latest techniques  
10h30 – 11h00 TEA
  SESSION 2: GYNAECOLOGY Chair: Dr Nazlie Beckett
11h00 – 11h40 HRT Update Dr Eben Venter
11h40 – 12h20 Diagnosis and Investigation of Primary Infertility Dr Daniela Krick  
12h20 – 13h00 Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Dr Lamees Ras
13h00 – 14h00 LUNCH
  SESSION 3: GENERAL Chair: Dr Tasleem Ras
14h00 – 14h40 To Bant or Not to Bant Prof Tim Noakes
14h40 – 15h20 Sleep Disorders *
15h20 – 16h00 Common School Sports Injuries and its management: what the sports team school doctor should know *

Thursday 18th January 2018

08h00 – 08h30 REGISTRATION & TEA
  SESSION 4: GIT Chair Dr Graham Bresick
08h30 – 09h10 Appropriate Referral for UGI Endoscopy  
09h10 – 09h50 Inflammatory Bowel Disease: diagnosis and management  
09h50 – 10h30 Advances in the Management of Bowel Cancers  
10h30 – 11h00 TEA
  SESSION 5: CARDIOLOGY: ADULT Chair Dr Mosedi Namane
11h00 – 11h40 Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Interventions in IHD and Atrial fibrillation  
11h40 – 12h20 Diagnosis and Treatment of HOCM  
12h20 – 13h00 Maintaining Cardiovascular Fitness: the latest evidence  
13h00 – 14h00 LUNCH
  SESSION 6: GENERAL Chair: Dr Bev Schweitzer
14h00 – 14h40 Acquired Haemophilia *
14h40 – 15h20   *
15h20 – 16h00 A Guide to the Selection of Diagnostic Tests in a Resource Strained Environment *

Friday 19th January 2018

08h00 – 08h30 REGISTRATION & TEA
08h30 – 09h10 Epidemiology of Substance Abuse in South Africa Dr Nadine Harker Burnhams
09h10 – 09h50 Acute Psychotic Episode following Substance Abuse: management at the primary care level  
09h50 – 10h30 Prevention of Substance Abuse; Health Promotion Programmes Mr Graeme Hendricks
10h30 – 11h00 TEA
  SESSION 8: BIOETHICS Chair: Prof Derek Hellenberg
11h00 – 11h40 Confidentiality of electronic medical records  
11h40 – 12h20 GP’s and social media Dr Yaseen Khan
12h20 – 13h00 Ethical Problems with On-line Requests for Genetic Testing