Physio Conference Agenda

Theme: Strengthening physiotherapy management in Africa

30 May 2019

08:00 - 09:10

Welcome coffee


09:10 - 09:20

Opening conference remarks

Natascha Plani


SESSION 1: A BETTER AFRICA BY 2030

09:20 - 09:50

Keynote address: “Ensuring healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages – physiotherapy contributions to reach SDG3"

Prof Esther Munalula Nkandu


09:50 - 10:20

The burden of noncommunicable diseases

Dr Martin Heine 


10:20 - 10:30

Interactive Q&A


SESSION 2: PHYSIOTHERAPY MANAGEMENT OF NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES I

10:30 - 11:00

Updates on management of asthma and COPD

Dr Alison Lupton-Smith


11:00 - 11:30

Cardiovascular disease – management strategies

Dr Ronel Roos


11:30 - 12:00

Addressing stroke management

Prof Veronica Ntsiea


12:00 - 13:30

Networking lunch break


SESSION 3: PHYSIOTHERAPY MANAGEMENT OF NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES II

13:30 - 14:00

Approaches to cancer patients

Jacqui Schewitz


14:00 - 14:40

Combining exercise and nutrition in the management of diabetes

Alta Kloppers
Andrew Heilbrunn


14:40 - 14:50

Interactive Q&A

Dr Alison Lupton-Smith
Dr Ronel Roos
Prof Veronica Ntsiea
Alta Kloppers
Andrew Heilbrunn


SESSION 4: ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 3 BY 2030

14:50 - 15:20

Getting a handle on HIV

Dr Ronel Roos


15:20 - 15:50

Effective management of TB

Dr Alison Lupton-Smith


15:50 - 16:20

Coffee break


SESSION 5: ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 3 BY 2030 II

16:20 - 16:50

Trauma prevention and education

Speaker tbc


16:50 - 17:10

Mental health and physiotherapy

Sandy Lord


SESSION 6: MOVEMENT FOR HEALTH

17:10 - 17:40

Community-based rehabilitation

Prof Aimée Stewart


17:40 - 18:20

Exercise Prescription Symposium

Speaker tbc


18:20

End of conference

 

CO-CHAIR’s:

  • Natascha Plani, Partner, Plani, Laidler, Fleishman, Sklaar and Associates Physiotherapy, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Dr Alison Lupton-Smith, Division of Physiotherapy, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

SPEAKERS:

  • Alta Kloppers, Owner & Dietician, Alta Kloppers & Associates, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof Aimée Stewart, Associate Professor, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Andrew Heilbrunn, Head Biokineticist, CDE Houghton Biokinetic Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof Esther Munalula Nkandu, Physiotherapist and Bioethicist, Founder Dean, School of Health Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
  • Dr Martin Heine, Joint Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Exercise and Lifestyle Interventions in Chronic Disease, University of Stellenbosch, Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Dr Ronel Roos, Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sandy Lord, Physiotherapist, Sandy Lord Physiotherapy, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Prof Veronica Ntsiea, Associate Professor, Physiotherapy Department, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa