Infectious diseases conference - Medlab Conference

Theme: Combatting the looming concerns over infectious diseases

08:00 - 08:55

Welcome coffee

08:55 - 09:00

Opening remarks by Professor Anna-Lise Williamson


09:00 - 09:30

Review of the new treatment options for C. difficile colitis

Dr Jeremy Nel

09:30 - 10:00

Diagnosis of extra-pulmonary TB

Dr Philippa Randall

10:00 - 10:30

Superbugs: a special focus on emerging filoviral infections'

Professor Adriano G Duse

10:30 - 11:15

Coffee break


11:15 - 11:45

The path to the elimination of cervical cancer

Professor Anna-Lise Williamson

11:45 - 12:15

Early infant diagnosis and treatment of HIV

Dr Karl-Gunter Technau

12:15 - 12:45

Are we there yet? Getting to the Global HIV 90-90-90 targets in Africa

Dr Izukanji Sikazwe

12:45 - 14:00

Networking lunch break


14:00 - 14:30

Paediatric TB

Dr Ashendri Pillay

14:30 - 15:00

Antifungal drugs: Are we in post antibiotic era?

Dr Aijaz Ahmad

15:00 - 15:30

Managing a high viral load in children and adolescents

Dr Kate Braithwaite


15:30 - 16:00

Addressing health systems to meet 90-90-90 targets

Dr Gloria Maimela

16:00 - 16:30

The implementation framework; patient journey through the health system

Ernest Darkoh


End of conference


  • Professor Wolfgang Preiser, Head, Division of Medical Virology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University and NHLS Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa


  • Professor Adriano G Duse, Chief Specialist, Chair & Academic Head, Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, School of Pathology of the NHLS & University of the Witwatersrand, Director, Division of Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Control (HEICS), Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Aijaz Ahmad, Senior Medical Scientist, Division of Infection Control, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Lecturer, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Professor Anna-Lise Williamson, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine & Division of Medical Virology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Ashendri Pillay, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist, King Edward VIII Hospital, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
  • Dr Gloria Kgosana, Director, Health Systems Strengthening, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Kate Braithwaite, Medical Officer, Empilweni Clinic, Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Karl-Gunter Technau, Senior Medical Officer, Paediatrics and Child Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Coronation Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Izukanji Sikazwe, CEO, Centre for Infectious Disease Research, Lusaka, Zambia