PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCE

29 - 30 MAY 2018

THEME:

Think Global, Act Local

KEY TOPICS

  • Leadership and governance in healthcare 
  • Mental health
  • Surveillance of occupational disease and injury
  • Climate and health
  • Non-communicable diseases: diabetes
  • Vaccines for Africa
  • One health

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

  • Review strategies to improve leadership and clinical governance that support efficient, high quality public health services
  • Discuss initiatives enabling the integration of mental health services into South African healthcare for better care provision 
  • Evaluate the impact of climate change on health through a global and national kaleidoscope
  • Gain knowledge on the development of new vaccines for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases to remain ahead of the curve    
  • Identify the prevalence of occupational disease and injuries
  • Understand how non-communicable disease are affecting South African healthcare
  • Consider the role of the One Health initiative in improving South African public health, resulting in better informed delivery of healthcare services  

In partnership with:

10:10 Opening remarks

Moeketsi Modisenyane

 

SESSION 1: LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE IN HEALTHCARE 

Moderator: Prof Stephen Hendricks

 

10:25 Keynote address: World-class leadership and governance in African Healthcare

Dr Terna Nomhwange

 

10:55 How to strengthen leadership & governance based on an integrated HR health strategy

Prof Stephen Hendricks

 

11:25 Leadership and governance in healthcare: Interactive Q & A

 

11:40 Visit Exhibition

 

SESSION 2: MENTAL HEALTH 

Moderators: Dr Tintswalo Hlungwani and André van Zyl

 

13:10 The state of mental health across the globe

Dr Mvuyiso Talatala

 

13:40 Integrating mental health services into primary healthcare: Lessons from South Africa

Prof Katherine Sorsdahl

 

14:10 Diagnosing the fragmentation of state and non-state mental health care in South Africa

André J van Rensburg

 

14:40 Leadership and governance in healthcare: Interactive Q & A

Dr Mvuyiso Talatala

Prof Katherine Sorsdahl

André J van Rensburg

 

15:00 Networking coffee break

 

SESSION 3: SURVEILLANCE OF OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE AND INJURY

Prof David Rees and Dr Spo Kgalamono

 

15:45 ‘The Surveillance of Occupational Disease and Injury Seminar’: get involved

Prof David Rees and Dr Spo Kgalamono

 

16:15 Occupational health: considering population surveillance

Prof Mark Collinson

 

16:45 Surveillance of occupational disease and injury: Interactive Q & A

Prof Mark Collinson

Prof David Rees

Dr Spo Kgalamono

 

16:55 Closing remarks

Moeketsi Modisenyane

 

17:00 End of conference day 1

09:30 Opening remarks

Moeketsi Modisenyane

 

SESSION 5: CLIMATE AND HEALTH

Moderator: Dr Caradee Wright

 

09:40 The latest update on climate and health science globally & nationally

Dr Caradee Wright

 

10:10 Community lived experiences of climate change in relation to energy sources

James Irlam

 

10:45 Climate and health: Interactive Q & A

Dr Caradee Wright

James Irlam

 

10:55 Coffee Break

 

SESSION 5: NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES: DIABETES

Moderators: Mr Tawanda Chivese

 

11:40 Diabesity – trends in the overweight and diabetes in Africa since 1980

Prof Andre Kengne

 

12:10 Diabetes in women of child bearing age in South Africa

Prof Naomi S Levitt

 

12:40 Non-communicable diseases: Interactive Q & A

Prof Andre Kengne

Prof Naomi S Levitt

 

12:50 Visit Exhibition

 

SESSION 6: ONE HEALTH

Moderator: Prof Felicity Burt

 

14:20 Current One Health initiatives forging all-inclusive partnerships between physicians, veterinarians, and other scientific-health related disciplines within South Africa

Jacqueline Weyer

 

14:50 Managing Rabies in Southern Africa

Jacqueline Weyer

 

15:20 One Health: Interactive Q & A

Jacqueline Weyer

 

15:30 Closing remarks

Moeketsi Modisenyane

 

15:40 End of conference

 

co-CHAIR's:

 

  • Dr André Rose, President, Public Health Association of South Africa, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Moeketsi Modisenyane, Vice President, Public Health Association of South Africa, Bloemfontein, South Africa

 

ORGANISING COMMITTEE:

 

  • André van Zyl, Clinical Data Manager, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Caradee Wright, Specialist Scientist, Environment and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Prof David Rees, Head: Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology, National Institute of Occupational Health, Johannesburg, South Africa, Professor of Occupational Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof Felicity Burt, Prof/Medical Scientist, SARChI Vector borne and zoonotic diseases, Division of Virology, National Health Laboratory Service and University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Prof Isaac Adewole, Hon Minister of Health, Nigeria
  • Prof Stephen Hendricks, Specialist in Community Health, Overall Program Manager: Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Program, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, Executive Member, Public Health Association of South Africa, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Dr Spo Kgalamono, Head: Occupational Medicine Section, Senior lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, National Institute of Occupational Health, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Tawanda Chivese, PhD Candidate, Chronic Disease Initiative for Africa, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Tintswalo Hlunhwani, Senior Lecturer, Masters in Public Health Programme, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

SPEAKERS:

 

  • Prof Andre Kengne, Director, Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Jacqueline Weyer, Medical Scientist, Centre for Emerging Zoonotic and Parasitic Diseases, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • James Irlam, Senior Lecturer:Evidence-Based Health Care, Primary Care Directorate, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Prof Katherine Sorsdahl, Associate Professor, Co-Director, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Prof Mark Collinson, Associate Professor, Director: DST/MRC South African Population Research Infrastructure Network, Reader in Population and Public Health, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Mvuyiso Talatala, Past-President, South African Society of Psychiatrists, Specialist Psychiatrist: Dr SK Matseke Memorial Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa, Honorary Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof Naomi S Levitt, Head of Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa