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 – Geriatrics

Tuesday – Nutrition and Dietetics

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 Dr Leon Geffen
09h10-09h50 Diagnosis and management of Dementia Prof Marc Combrinck
09h50 – 10h30 Depression in older patients Dr Carla Freeman
  10h30 - 11h00                                         TEA
  Session II: Geriatrics: Pharmaco-therapeutics/Common Problems Chair: Dr
11h00 – 11h40 The risks and uses of antipsychotics in older persons Dr Ingrid Eloff
11h40 – 12h20 Multi-morbidity and medication Dr Kathleen Ross
12h20 – 13h00 Cognitive assessment at the bedside Dr Kathleen Ross
  13h00 – 14h00                                       LUNCH
  Session III: Geriatrics: Mixed Topics Chair: Dr
14h00 – 14h40 Palliative care with Dementia and the Family Dr Lee Miller
14h40 – 15h20 The falling patient Prof Sebastiana Kalula
15h20 – 16h00 Recognising and managing frailty Dr Faheema Parker

Tuesday 15th January 2019

  08h00 – 08h30                   REGISTRATION & TEA
  Session IV: Nutrition and Dietetics: Chronic Diseases Chair: Dr
08h30 – 09h10 Which weight loss diet is the healthiest/best and perspectives on research on weight loss diets. Gabriel Eksteen
09h10 – 9h50 Inflammation and disease development: Dietary strategies and nutritional supplementation for decreasing inflammation Marjanne Senekal
09h50 – 10h30 Vegan, vegetarian and caveman dietary patterns for weight management and health. Kerry Sexton
  10h30 – 11h00                                         TEA
  Session V: Nutrition and Dietetics: Women and Child Health Chair: Dr
11h00 – 11h40 Infant and childhood feeding challenges: Feeding behaviour, fussy eating, introduction of solids, reflux, constipation Sharmilah Booley
11h40 – 12h20 Dietary treatment and nutritional supplementation for ADHD/ADD. Janetta Harbron
12h20 – 13h00 Gestational weight gain, weight management for the overweight or obese pregnant women and pregnancy food myths. Baheya Najaar
  13h00 – 14h00                                     LUNCH
  Session VI: Nutrition and Dietetics: Mixed B Chair: Dr
14:00 – 14:40 Understanding food labelling laws and comparisons between nutrient content of common foods. Marieke Theron
14:40 – 15:20 Dietary therapy, nutritional supplements and maintenance of nutritional status at cancer diagnosis, during treatment and palliative care. Megan Blacker
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. Nasreen Jaffer

General Conference (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

Wednesday 16th January 2019
  08h00 – 08h30           REGISTRATION & TEA                                                                    
  SESSION 1: Energy X-ray Trading and Sonoscape Ultrasound Practical Workshop A+Common GP Problems Mixed Bag Chair: Prof Derek Hellenberg
08h30 – 09h10 Oral Health Feroza Amien
09h10 – 10h50 Ultrasound in GP TBA
10h50 – 10h30 Oncocerc circumcision TBC
  10h30 – 11h00                                 TEA
  SESSION 2: Energy X-ray Trading and Sonoscape Ultrasound Practical Workshop B+ Common GP Problems: Dermatology Chair: Dr Tsepo Motsohi
11h00 – 11h40 Biopsy of suspicious lesions Dr Lehloenya
11h40 – 12h20 Hair and hair products TBC
12h20 – 13h00 Common Paediatric skin conditions in General Practice Dr Jonathan Smith
  13h00 – 14h00                            LUNCH
  SESSION 3: Energy X-ray trading and Sonoscape Ultrasound Practical Workshop C: Musculoskeletal Chair: Dr Elma de Vries
14h00 – 14h40 Fibromyalgia/back pain Dr Ayanda Gcelu
14h40 – 15h20 Approach to Sprains/rehab in general Theo Calligeris
15h20 – 16h00 Approach to fractures and immobilization of fractures Dr Paul Rowe

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 TBC
09h10 – 09h50 Hypertension latest for GPs (diagnosis and guidelines) Dr Posen
09h50 – 10h30 Troponin T and I and heart failure and point of care tests Dr Fierdoz Omar
  10h30 – 11h00                           TEA
  SESSION 5: Common GP Problems-Mixed Bag Chair: Dr Mosedi Namane
11h00 – 11h40 Infertility Dr Malika Patel
11h40 – 12h20 Sexual Health Dr Anthony Smith
12h20 – 13h00 A practical approach to an allergic child in primary care.

Dr Tshegofatso Mabelane
  13h00 – 14h00                       LUNCH
  SESSION 6: Common GP Problems-ENT Chair: Dr Tasleem Ras
14h00 – 14h40 Common Myths and Missed diagnoses in ENT Dr A. Karjieker
14h40 – 15h20 Common ENT problems in General Practice Dr Kamedien
15h20 – 16h00 Hearing and approaches/latest Devices?/The consultation with deaf clients Ann Carr

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 Dr Candice Jacobson  
09h10 – 09h50 Acute Stress Disorder and PTSD: latest approaches and trends Dr Qhama Cossie  
09h50 – 10h30 Promoting Core human connectedness as a Public health intervention in primary care Dr Mariam Karjiker  
  10h30 – 11h00                         TEA  
  SESSION 8: Bioethics Chair: Prof Derek Hellenberg  
11h00 – 11h40 Euthanasia and latest debates Liz Gwyther  
11h40 – 12h20 TBA TBC  
12h20 – 13h00 Cyberchondria our ethical duty/The use of Intuition in making a diagnosis Dr Saville Furman  
                                   CLOSURE & LUNCH