AFRICA HEALTH EXHIBITION & CONGRESS 2018 – Conference agenda
16 HEALTHCARE CONFERENCES
Africa Health Exhibition & Congress is proud to present 16 healthcare conferences that will run during the 8th edition of the show. Taking place from 29-31 May 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, the conferences will cover the latest topics impacting the healthcare industry in the region.
150+ WORLD RENOWNED SPEAKERS
Take away key insights and new knowledge during the three days of the show as more than 150 local and international speakers congregate to explore the latest healthcare advancements and practice standards through medical and non-medical conference tracks.
YOUR CHARITABLE DONATION
All conferences are only R150 – R300 each if you confirm your delegate place before 23 May 2018. Proceeds from the Africa Health 2018 conferences will be donated to a local charity – last year more than R600,000 in conference proceeds was donated to the charities ‘Surgeons for Little Lives’ and ‘Just Footprints Foundation’.
29 MAY 2018
- QUALITY MANAGEMENT
THEME: Ensuring a resilient approach to high quality of care.
KEY TOPICS:Social risk factors and quality healthcare delivery, Healthcare performance measurement, Quality improvement and patient safety, Quality in long term healthcare.
- MEDICAL DEVICES PROCUREMENT
THEME: Procurement by Africa for Africa
KEY TOPICS: Technology and the procurement of medical devices, Ethical medical device procurement, Medical device regulations and how they impact procurement
THEME: Future of surgery in Africa
KEY TOPICS: Breast and oncology, Gastroenterology surgery, Surgical education, Reconstructive surgery, Bariatric and metabolic surgery.
29-30 MAY 2018
- IMAGING AND DIAGNOSTICS
THEME: Techniques and technology towards imaging excellence
KEY TOPICS: Latest best practice in patient radiation safety, Challenges and good practice in neuroradiology, The latest techniques for accurate diagnoses in abdominal radiology, Improving diagnostics capabilities in cardiac imaging, Paediatric Radiology.
- PUBLIC HEALTH
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, Vaccines for Africa, One health.
THEME: Advancing the expertise of the practicing trauma physician
KEY TOPICS: Trauma care within South Africa, Advanced trauma techniques, Severe trauma cases, Burns trauma, The peripheral hospital, limb and haemorrhage management, In the emergency department, Practical trauma emergency techniques.
- MEDICAL OBSTETRICS
THEME: Best practice in medical obstetrics
KEY TOPICS: Hypertensive disease in pregnancy, Intra-uterine growth retardation, Management of a fetus of a critically ill patient, Advanced maternal age, Obesity in pregnancy.
29-31 MAY 2018
- DECONTAMINATION & STERILISATION (CSSD)
THEME: Best practice – best outcomes
KEY TOPICS: Financial impact of patient safety incidents – can we make it a zero event?
Minimising the risks of infection transmission in endoscopy, Reuse of single use devises, Impact of the new South African medical device regulations on the CSSD, Using visual aids for managing new or complex instruments, Day 1: Theatre/Operating Room, Day 2: CSSD + Theatre/Operating Room, Day 3: CSSD.
30-31 MAY 2018
- HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
THEME: Digital health revolution: Delivering high quality care to every
patient in Africa in a sustainably affordable way
KEY TOPICS: Enabling patients to get care in more convenient, cost-effective ways, Explore why digital transformation should be a strategic priority, Digitalisation of chronic healthcare to reduce healthcare cost of chronic disease burden, How will digital technology transform healthcare?
Review where healthcare in Africa will be by 2020.
- HOSPITAL BUILD
THEME: Starting with the end in mind
KEY TOPICS: Opportunities for investment in healthcare start-ups in the region: strategies for mitigating risks and driving revenue, The impact, cost and implications of IUSS guidelines on the design of new healthcare facilities, Day hospitals – design for new models of medicine, From ground zero to international standard
healthcare – hospital design that works, Water saving and efficiency in health facilities.
- BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (NEW)
THEME: Past, Present and Future of BME in Africa
KEY TOPICS: Reviewing the landscape of Biomedical Engineering across Africa, Addressing the role of the Biomedical Engineer in South Africa, Support systems for Biomedical Engineers across Africa, Biomedical engineering societies in Africa.
31 MAY 2018
- ETHICS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND MEDICAL LAW
THEME: Managing medical negligence and medical errors in South African hospitals & human rights
issues surrounding human migration in Africa.
KEY TOPICS: Consequences of increased medical malpractice litigation in South Africa, Healthcare professionals’ understanding and awareness of patient safety and quality of care in Africa: The results
of an exclusive survey, Ethical and legal challenges surrounding clinical negligence and medical errors in medical practice, Economic refugees in post-apartheid South Africa: Assets or liabilities? Implications for progressive migration policies, Human sexuality, migration and socio-economic challenges in Africa.
THEME: Changing the game with technology
KEY TOPICS: Making nurses techno savvy, Case study: Implementation of nursing technology in the UAE,Technology and clinical practice, Introduction of nursing information management as a specialist area.
- EMERGENCY MEDICINE (NEW)
THEME: Addressing and advancing emergency care in South Africa
KEY TOPICS: The ECG In Emergency Care, Paediatric Emergencies, Toxicology, Emergency Medical Services.
- HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
THEME: Energising healthcare through practical solutions
KEY TOPICS: Asset and maintenance management, Practical innovation: When ingenuity meets reality, The ultimate responsibility of the clinical engineer: The buck stops here, The future of clinical engineering: The view from the top of the hill.
- LEADERS IN HEALTHCARE
THEME: Harnessing PPPs in Healthcare – Imperatives for today’s leaders
KEY TOPICS: Redefining government role in PPPs – what are the success factors?
Exploring best practices in public–private partnership (PPP), What will it take to get more private sector participation?
CONFERENCE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO A LOCAL CHARITY
Payments can be made by either Credit card or Electronic bank transfer. Payments by credit card will be charged in US$.
Note some credit card vendors may have a service charge.
A confirmation letter and invoice will be sent to upon receipt of your registration. Please note that full payment must be received prior to the event. Only those delegates whose fees have been paid in full will be admitted to the event.
This conference brochure is accurate upon release. Note that speakers and topics may change without prior notice. Please refer to the official website for the most up-to-date agendas.
Visit www.africahealthexhibition.com for more information.