Physio Conference Agenda

Theme: Strengthening physiotherapy management in Africa

30 May 2019

08:00 - 08:30

Welcome coffee


08:30 - 08:40

Opening conference remarks

Natascha Plani


SESSION 1: A BETTER AFRICA BY 2030

08:40 - 09:10

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

Prof Esther Munalula Nkandu


09:10 - 09:40

The burden of noncommunicable diseases

Dr Martin Heine 


09:40 - 10:10

Trauma prevention and education

Prof Frank Plani 


SESSION 2: PHYSIOTHERAPY MANAGEMENT OF NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES I

10:10 - 10:40

Updates on management of asthma and COPD

Dr Alison Lupton-Smith


10:40 - 11:10

Cardiovascular disease – management strategies

Dr Ronel Roos



11:10 - 12:40

Networking lunch break


SESSION 3: PHYSIOTHERAPY MANAGEMENT OF NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES II

12:40 - 13:10

Addressing stroke management

Prof Veronica Ntsiea


13:10 - 14:10

Combining exercise and nutrition in the management of diabetes

Alta Kloppers
Andrew Heilbrunn



SESSION 4: ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 3 BY 2030

14:10 - 14:40

Getting a handle on HIV

Dr Ronel Roos



14:40 - 15:10

Coffee break


SESSION 5: ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 3 BY 2030 II

15:10 - 15:40

Effective management of TB

Dr Alison Lupton-Smith


15:40 - 16:10

Mental health and physiotherapy

Sandy Lord


SESSION 6: MOVEMENT FOR HEALTH

16:10 - 16:40

Challenges in rehabilitation

Prof Aimée Stewart


16:40 - 17:20

Exercise for health

Supported by Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA)
Bertie Herbst


17:30

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
  • Prof Frank Plani, Head of the Trauma Directorate, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Co-Chair of the Academic Division of Trauma Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 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
  • Vhonani Mufamadi, Registered Dietician, CDE Diabetes, Saxonwold, South Africa