Healthcare Management Conference Agenda


  • Day 1:  Enabling patient centricity: Closing the gap between the patient and the professional
  • Day 2: Mastering the foundations for excellence in healthcare management

28 - 29 May 2019


  • Prof Dion du Plessis, Healthcare Consultant, Past Corporate Medical Director, Netcare, Past Head, Urology, Past Dean, University of Pretoria, Netcare, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Maurice Goodman, Chief Medical Officer, Discovery Health, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof Morgan Chetty, Chief Executive Officer, KwaZulu Natal Managed Care Coalition Ltd, The IPA Foundation of SA, Durban, South Africa


  • Andrew Wright, Executive Manager: Shared and Support Solutions, Medscheme, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Charl Mattheus, Assistant Professor, Healthcare Administration, Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Services, California State University, Sacramento, California, USA

  • Darren Sweidan, Head: Health Professional Unit, Discovery Health, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dilip Naran, Head of Solutions, MedeMass & Mediswitch, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Kofi Okyere-Dede, Managing Director, Dekode, Managing Director, Novitech Digital, Visiting Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Gro Rosvold Berntsen, Chief Researcher, The National Center for eHealth Research, Tromsø, Norway
  • Freddy Beukes, Head of the Shares Office and the Vice Chairman of Sasolmed , Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Harry Joffe, Head, Legal Services, Discovery Life, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Louis Steyn, Managing Director, Allegra Pharmaceuticals, Midrand, South Africa
  • Luis da Silva, Managing Director, Healthbridge, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Luca Jacobs, Head of Special Projects for Digital Health, Discovery Limited, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nicolette Mudaly, Health Information Exchange Expert, MedeMass & Mediswitch, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Paul Saunders, Lead Data Scientist, MedeMass & Mediswitch, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sara Yaron, Patient Special Advisor, The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), Netanya, Israel
  • Stavros Nicolaou, Senior Executive, Aspen Pharmacare, Chairman, The South African Local Pharmaceutical Producers, Durban, South Africa
  • Dr Tony Behrman, Director, Independent Practitioners Association Foundation (IPAF), Chief Executive Officer, Cape Primary Care / Qualicare IPA, Director, South African Medical Contracted Community (SAMCC), Cape Town, South Africa
  • Yvonne Ruiters, Assistant Director: Statutory Services, Department of Labour, Johannesburg, South Africa