MEDICAL OBSTETRICS CONFERENCE

29-30 May 2018

THEME:

Best practice in medical obstetrics

KEY TOPICS

  • Hypertensive disease in pregnancy
  • Intra-uterine growth retardation
  • Management of a fetus of a critically ill patient
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Obesity in pregnancy

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

  • Discuss the best treatment plans for common chronic diseases encountered during pregnancy and reduce negative outcomes for your patient
  • Explore the medical causes for maternal deaths and strategise your approach for better results
  • Debate the reality of integrating Medical Obstetrics as a subspecialty in the field of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Assess diagnostic tools available for fetal complications and decrease risk of complications for your patients
  • Explore the latest clinical research and improve your overall approach to obstetric cases

Knowledge Partner:

AGENDA: DAY 1 – Tuesday, 29 May 2018

 

09:20 Opening remarks

Prof Hennie Lombaard

 

SESSION 1

 

09:30 Pulmonary complications in pregnancy

Dr Shahed Omar

 

10:00 Peripartum cardiomyopathy

Dr Edward Buga

 

10:30 Keynote address: A humane approach to stillbirths

Dame Prof Tina Lavender

 

11:00 Diabetes Mellitus in pregnancy

Dr Sumaiya Adam

 

11:30 Hypertensive disease in pregnancy

Prof Mushi Matjila

 

12:00 Networking Lunch

 

SESSION 2

 

13:30 Thyroid disease in pregnancy

Dr Louisa Seopela

 

14:00 Liver disease in pregnancy

Dr Ebrahim Bera

 

14:30 Anaemia in pregnancy

Dr Jennifer Hull

 

15:00 Networking Coffee Break & Visit Exhibition

 

SESSION 3

 

15:45 Seizures and headaches in pregnancy

Dr Lawrence Chauke

 

16:15 Acute kidney injury in pregnancy

Dr Edward Buga

 

16:45 End of day one

AGENDA: DAY 2 – Wednesday, 30 May 2018

 

09:00 Opening remarks

Dr Salome Maswime

 

SESSION 4

 

09:05 HIV and pregnancy

Dr Coceka Mnyani

 

09:35 Obesity in pregnancy

Dr George Gwako

 

10:05  Malaria in pregnancy

Dr Tsitsi Magure

 

10:35 Advanced maternal age

Prof Hennie Lombaard

 

11:05 Panel discussion: Medical obstetrics as a subspecialty

  • Preserving Feto-maternal medicine as a subspecialty - Dr Sumeiya Adam
  • Medical obstetrics as a medical specialty - Dr Merika Tsitsi
  • Removing the fetus from maternal medicine - Prof Mushi Matjila

 

12:00 Networking Lunch

 

SESSION 5

 

13:30 Approach to a critically ill patient

Dr Shastra Bhoora

 

14:00 Ventilation in pregnancy

Dr Rendani Tshitangano

 

14:30 Management of a fetus of a critically ill patient

Dr Eduard Langenegger

 

15:00 Networking Coffee Break & Visit Exhibition

 

SESSION 6

 

15:30 Intra-uterine growth retardation

Dr Jayshree Jeebodh

 

16:15 Screening for maternal mental health conditions

Dr Salome Maswime

 

16:45 Vote of thanks

Prof Lombaard

 

17:00 Close of Conference

 

CO-CHAIRS:

  • Prof Hennie Lombaard, Principal Specialist; Maternal and Fetal Medicine, University of Pretoria; Head of Department Clinical, Rahima Moosa Mother & Child Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Salome Maswime, Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist; Executive Director, Wits Obstetrics & Gynaecology Clinical Research Division, Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Edward Buga, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist & Critical Care Fellow, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Dr Coceka Mnyani, Senior Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Ebrahim Bera, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Eduard Langenegger, Specialist - Maternal Foetal Medicine & Critical Care Obstetrician, Stellenbosch University, Head - Obstetric Critical Care Unit, Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr George Gwako, Lecturer - Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr Jayshree Jeebodh, Head - Clinical Unit of Fetal Medicine, The Fetal Assessment Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Jennifer Coryn Hull, Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Lawrence Chauke, Chief Specialist & Clinical HOD, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown, Johannesburg
  • Dr Louisa Seopela, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Kalafong Hospital, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Dr Merika Tsitsi, Specialist Physician and Clinical Head, Department of Internal Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof Mushi Matjila, Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, Groote Schuur Hospital; Senior Specialist, UCT Private Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Rendani Tshitangano, Anaesthesiologist & Critical Care Specialist, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Shahed Omar, Senior Specialist - Intensive Care Unit, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Shastra Bhoora, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Critical Care Fellow, University of the Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Dr Sumaiya Adam, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Dame Prof Tina Lavender, Director - Centre for Global Women's Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • Dr Tsitsi Magure, Consultant & Lecturer - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe