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Open Monday, 11 June 2018
Closes Monday, 14 January 2019

Early bird registration

Closes 25 January 2019

Online registration

Closes 25 February 2019

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lauren@eoafrica.co.za

TELEPHONE:

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Fax:

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Postal Address:

PO Box 782243 Sandton, Johannesburg, 2146 South Africa

Local Faculty

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Professor Mahmood Ally

Professor Mahmood Ally is currently the Chair of Rheumatology at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Professor Mahmood Ally

Professor Mahmood Ally is currently the Chair of Rheumatology at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Professor Mahmood Ally is currently the Chair of Rheumatology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
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Professor Phyllis Berger

Phyllis Berger is a BSc Physiotherapy, Adjunct Professor Physiotherapy Department, School of Therapeutic Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Professor Phyllis Berger

Phyllis Berger is a BSc Physiotherapy, Adjunct Professor Physiotherapy Department, School of Therapeutic Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Phyllis Berger is a BSc Physiotherapy, Adjunct Professor Physiotherapy Department, School of Therapeutic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand. Professor Berger has been involved in Pain Management Physiotherapy since 1994. Her special interest is electrical currents and acupuncture. Many patients do not respond to interventional approaches and Professor Berger has developed innovative methods of combining physiotherapy, electrical currents, acupuncture and cognitive measures to improve pain. She has published books and many articles on the above subjects.
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Professor Kevin Behrens

Kevin is an Associate Professor at the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics. He holds a doctorate in Public Philosophy and Ethics from the University of Johannesburg and a Masters in Applied Ethics for Professionals from Wits.

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Professor Kevin Behrens

Kevin is an Associate Professor at the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics. He holds a doctorate in Public Philosophy and Ethics from the University of Johannesburg and a Masters in Applied Ethics for Professionals from Wits.

Kevin is an Associate Professor at the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics. He holds a doctorate in Public Philosophy and Ethics from the University of Johannesburg and a Masters in Applied Ethics for Professionals from Wits. He has also been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences Education. Kevin is the Academic Head of the PhD programme in Bioethics and Health Law, and the Unit Head for the unit “Foundations of Bioethics” in the MSc (Med) in Bioethics and Health Law programme. His research interests lie in the area of Applied Ethics, in particular in Bioethics and Environmental Ethics.  A major emphasis in his work is on applying African moral philosophical notions to ethical questions. He has published widely in international and national journals and is the Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Business Ethics.  He holds a rating of “Established Researcher” (C1), from the National Research Foundation. He has been appointed as an expert bioethicist to the Clinical Expert Advisory Panel of the Council for Medical Schemes for the period 2018-2020.
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Dr Geoffrey Bihl

Dr Geoffrey Bihl is a Nephrologist and Clinical Director at the Winelands Kidney and Dialysis Centre in Somerset West, Western Cape.

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Dr Geoffrey Bihl

Dr Geoffrey Bihl is a Nephrologist and Clinical Director at the Winelands Kidney and Dialysis Centre in Somerset West, Western Cape.

Dr Geoffrey Bihl is a Nephrologist and Clinical Director at the Winelands Kidney and Dialysis Centre in Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa. He obtained his MB.BCh and Master in Medicine (Nephrology) degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a Fellow of the College of Physicians. Some of his published work is Bihl GR. Acute renal failure in the ICU-A South African perspective. Specialist Medicine.Sept. 2000, Bihl GR. Recombinant human erythropoietin in end-stage renal disease. S Afr Med J. 2002 Aug;92(8):565, Bihl G. Pure Red Cell Aplasia and Epoietins. Specialist Forum. 2004, Bihl G. MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL: Immunosuppression in solid organ transplantation and beyond. Specialist Forum. 2004, Bihl G. Erythropoietin in cardiovascular diseases. SA Heart. In press 2006 and Bihl G, Fine D, Mabin T. Acute renal failure in the Cardiac ICU: Practical implication for management. SA Heart. Awards include the National Kidney Foundation South Africa’s Young investigators travel award (2000) and the Natal Kidney Association Travel Award (2000). He is currently on the Editorial Board of the Specialist Forum publication as well the Dialysis and Transplantation publication. Previously he was a contributing editor of the Medscape Transplantation.
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Ms Erin Dayaram 

Podiatrist, active member of the Podiatry Association of South Africa (PASA), Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) & Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF).

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Ms Erin Dayaram 

Podiatrist, active member of the Podiatry Association of South Africa (PASA), Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) & Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF).

Podiatrist, active member of the Podiatry Association of South Africa (PASA), Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) & Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF).
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Ms Nadia Dembskey

Nadia obtained her B. Tech. Podiatry Degree in 2011 at the University of Johannesburg.  With her private practice situated in the southern suburbs of Johannesburg, she has a passion for all aspects of pain management and is a Member of Pain SA.

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Ms Nadia Dembskey

Nadia obtained her B. Tech. Podiatry Degree in 2011 at the University of Johannesburg.  With her private practice situated in the southern suburbs of Johannesburg, she has a passion for all aspects of pain management and is a Member of Pain SA.

Nadia obtained her B. Tech. Podiatry Degree in 2011 at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.  With her private practice situated in the southern suburbs of Johannesburg, she has a passion for all aspects of pain management and is a Member of Pain SA.  Other passions include trauma, surgery, wound healing, laser therapy and Diabetology. In 2015 she was accepted for her Masters’ Degree in Podiatry under the guidance of Prof Heidi Abrahamse at the University of Johannesburg Laser Research Centre.  She will complete her dissertation “The Efficacy of Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Onychomycosis” in 2018 and has had various papers published. Nadia has been part of the Podiatry Association of South Africa National Executive Committee from 2011 - 2015 serving first as Northern Branch Chairperson and later as National Executive Secretary and remains an active participating Member.  In 2017 she was one of the first Podiatrists to receive recognition from her peers and obtained Level 3A PASA Accreditation. Future aspirations include starting her PhD in 2019, pursuing Post Doctorate studies as well as further development of Podiatry in the trauma and surgical fields.
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Professor Patrick Dessein

Subsequent to practicing as a Physician with a special interest in Rheumatology at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, Patrick Dessein was Head/Professor of Rheumatology at the University Hospital and Free University in Brussels, Belgium from March 2016 until May 2018.

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Professor Patrick Dessein

Subsequent to practicing as a Physician with a special interest in Rheumatology at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, Patrick Dessein was Head/Professor of Rheumatology at the University Hospital and Free University in Brussels, Belgium from March 2016 until May 2018.

Subsequent to practicing as a Physician with a special interest in Rheumatology at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, Patrick Dessein was Head/Professor of Rheumatology at the University Hospital and Free University in Brussels, Belgium from March 2016 until May 2018.  He is an Honorary Research Professor in the Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Genomics Research Unit, School of Physiology, Witwatersrand University.  He has 105 PubMed publications with a current H index of 31. He is presently a National Research Foundation B rated (internationally recognized) Scientist. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Rheumatology and Journal of Cardiology and Therapy.  He is the only member of and contributor to the Transatlantic Risk Calculator for Rheumatoid Arthritis Consortium (ATACC-RA) on the African continent.  He served on the National Research Foundation Advisory Committee for Funding of rated and unrated researchers in 2013.  He has performed research on neuroendocrine deficiencies including autonomic dysfunction in the rheumatic diseases scleroderma, lupus and fibromyalgia.  His main current research interest is in mechanisms involved in enhanced cardiovascular risk and the impact of socioeconomic deprivation and epidemiological transition stage on disease outcomes in patients with rheumatic disorders. He reviews 30 to 40 manuscripts yearly for peer reviewed journals including several for the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.  He was a Guest Editor for a special issue on atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis in Mediators of Inflammation in 2012, and the Lead Guest Editor for a special issue on the elucidation, assessment and management of enhanced cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis in Biomed Research International in 2014.  He supervises several PhD and Master Students.  He was a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee (Medical), University of the Witwatersrand, from 2006 until December 2015.
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Dr Elsa van Duuren

Dr van Duuren  works in private practice as a rheumatologist at the Jacaranda Hospital, Pretoria. She is the president of the South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Association (SARAA) and a Council member and regional chairman of the Arthritis Foundation of South Africa.

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Dr Elsa van Duuren

Dr van Duuren  works in private practice as a rheumatologist at the Jacaranda Hospital, Pretoria. She is the president of the South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Association (SARAA) and a Council member and regional chairman of the Arthritis Foundation of South Africa.

Dr van Duuren did her a BMedSci, MBChB and specialised as a rheumatologist and at the University of Pretoria. She also completed her MSc (Sports Medicine). She works in private practice as a rheumatologist at the Jacaranda Hospital, Pretoria. Fields of interest are the inflammatory arthritis’ and general rheumatology, musculoskeletal ultrasound, osteoporosis and sports medicine. She is involved in various pharmaceutical trials in rheumatology and has a research interest in early arthritis. She is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, University of Pretoria and in the private sector in South Africa and abroad. She is the president of the South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Association (SARAA) and a Council member and regional chairman of the Arthritis Foundation of South Africa. She is a board member of the Faculty of Consulting Physicians of South Africa and served on the local organising committee for the World Congress of Internal Medicine that took place in Cape Town 2018.
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Dr Paulo Ferrao

Dr Paulo Ferrao is practicing orthopedic surgeon in Johannesburg. He completed a foot and ankle fellowship under Myerson in 2010.

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Dr Paulo Ferrao

Dr Paulo Ferrao is practicing orthopedic surgeon in Johannesburg. He completed a foot and ankle fellowship under Myerson in 2010.

Dr Paulo Ferrao is practicing orthopedic surgeon in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed a foot and ankle fellowship under Myerson in 2010. He currently has a dedicated foot and ankle private practice at Linksfield clinic. He is an honorary senior consultant in the orthopedic department at Witwatersrand University. His duties include running the foot and ankle clinic, performing foot and ankle reconstructive surgery and the training of medical students and orthopedic registrars. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, with a keen interest in research, and has presented at local and international meetings. He is currently the president-elect of the South African Foot Surgeons Association (SAFSA). Orthopedic surgeon, honorary senior consultant in the orthopedic department at Witwatersrand university & the current president-elect of the South African Foot Surgeons Association (SAFSA).
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Ms Lorraine Jacobs

Lorraine Jacobs has been a physiotherapist in private practice for many years and is currently an associate in a large multidisciplinary rehabilitation practice in Johannesburg.

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Ms Lorraine Jacobs

Lorraine Jacobs has been a physiotherapist in private practice for many years and is currently an associate in a large multidisciplinary rehabilitation practice in Johannesburg.

Lorraine Jacobs has been a physiotherapist in private practice for many years and is currently an associate in a large multidisciplinary rehabilitation practice in Johannesburg. She is passionate about the importance of patient-centred care, firmly based on clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice. She is involved in teaching at a post-graduate level. She has developed a series of webinars for “Risk Stratification in Low Back Pain”, as a collaboration the South African Society of Physiotherapy and a Medical Funder. Currently, more than 700 Physiotherapists have participated in these webinars. Her practice encompasses the management of musculoskeletal disorders, especially persistent pain disorders, as well as the management of cancer survivors, specifically post-prostatectomy care, and the gynaecological cancers. She completed her undergraduate training at Stellenbosch, and has an MSc (Physio) and an MBA from Wits. She is a member of the Leadership Coaching team at the Wits Business School. She is appointed as a member of the Professional Board for Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics of the HPCSA. Physiotherapist and member of the Professional Board for Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics of the HPCSA.
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Professor Barry Jacobson

Professor Barry Jacobson is currently Head of Clinical Haematology, Department of Haematology, NHLS and Head of Surgical Research, University of the Witwatersrand.

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Professor Barry Jacobson

Professor Barry Jacobson is currently Head of Clinical Haematology, Department of Haematology, NHLS and Head of Surgical Research, University of the Witwatersrand.

Professor Barry Jacobson is currently Head of Clinical Haematology, Department of Haematology, NHLS, Johannesburg Hospital and Head of Surgical Research, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Hospital while also lecturing 3rd-year medical students in the physiology of Aviation Medicine. He completed his six-year medical training course at the University of Pretoria, graduating as one of the top five students in a class of 180 students. Appointed Honorary Medical Chairman-Johannesburg Jewish Helping Hand. Responsible for ensuring competent and efficient supply of health services to Sandringham Gardens - 300-bed hospital. Established hospital as University of the Witwatersrand Geriatric Training Facility to enable medical students to rotate at the facility during Community Health block. Involved in establishing the Southern African Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and elected first President. Chairman of Committee to establish South Africa Guidelines for Thrombo-Embolic Prophylaxis
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Professor Asgar Kalla

Engaged in a full-time academic post with Rheumatology research, teaching (undergraduates and post-graduates) at the Groote Schuur Hospital.

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Professor Asgar Kalla

Engaged in a full-time academic post with Rheumatology research, teaching (undergraduates and post-graduates) at the Groote Schuur Hospital.

Professor Asgar Kalla completed his internship at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa (1976). Subsequently spent 4 more years at Baragwanath and obtained the FCP exam in 1979. Then moved to Groote Schuur Hospital where he has been engaged in a full-time academic post with research, teaching (undergraduates and post-graduates) commitments as well as clinics in general medicine and Rheumatology. Doctoral thesis (MD) on Osteoporosis in rheumatoid arthritis at the University of Cape Town in 1989. Research interests include osteoporosis in rheumatic diseases, disease activity and disability assessment in rheumatoid arthritis, monitoring of disease modification in rheumatoid arthritis, toxicity profiles of slow-acting anti-rheumatic drugs, NSAID gastropathy and mechanisms of bone loss in rheumatic diseases. Currently, Retired (Emeritus) Professor of Rheumatology at University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital.
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Ms Cynthia Mavuso

Cynthia N. Mavuso. Retired Chris Hani Baragwath Rheumatology speciality nurse.

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Ms Cynthia Mavuso

Cynthia N. Mavuso. Retired Chris Hani Baragwath Rheumatology speciality nurse.

Cynthia N. Mavuso. Retired Chris Hani Baragwath Rheumatology speciality nurse.
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Mr Tshepo Mokoena

Mr Mokoena qualified in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in podiatric medicine from the University of Johannesburg.

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Mr Tshepo Mokoena

Mr Mokoena qualified in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in podiatric medicine from the University of Johannesburg.

Mr Mokoena qualified in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in podiatric medicine from the University of Johannesburg. After qualifying he was employed by Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg academic hospital (CMJAH). He is currently the senior Podiatrist at CMJAH and is also involved in the training of undergraduate podiatry students. He has also had extensive experience in a large Multidisciplinary clinic that involves the vascular, endocrinology, rheumatology as well as the foot and ankle clinics. Mr Mokoena also practices privately at Clinix Tshepo Themba and Dr SK Matseke memorial hospitals. He was a part-time lecturer for two years at the University of Johannesburg. He also arranges bi-monthly workshops with various disciplines at CMJAH. Mr Mokoena recently completed his masters’ degree in Diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers through the University of Johannesburg. He also completed an advanced certificate course in Wound Care and management. He aims to further himself as an academic as well as a clinician; he is in the process of enrolling for a PhD with the University of Johannesburg.
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Mr Simiso Ntuli

Simiso Ntuli is currently the Head of Department of the Podiatry department at the University of Johannesburg and practices part-time at Lesedi Private Hospital in Soweto.

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Mr Simiso Ntuli

Simiso Ntuli is currently the Head of Department of the Podiatry department at the University of Johannesburg and practices part-time at Lesedi Private Hospital in Soweto.

Simiso Ntuli is currently the Head of Department of the Podiatry department at the University of Johannesburg and practices part-time at Lesedi Private Hospital in Soweto. Before joining the University of Johannesburg, he worked as a Podiatrist for Ekurhuleni Metro-Municipality and in private practice in Soweto. Simiso spent four years in the United Kingdom where he worked in the NHS employed by the Redbridge PCT. In January 2010, the University of Johannesburg Podiatry department appointed him as a Lecturer and appointed as Head of Department in 2014. Mr. Ntuli has presented at local and international conferences primarily on the diabetic and rheumatoid foot. His interest is at risk foot (diabetic and rheumatoid foot) and the role of podiatry within public health particularly within primary health care. He is the vice-chairperson of the Physiotherapy, Podiatry & Biokinetics Board and serves on the Education Training and Quality Assurance committee of the Health Professions Council of South Africa.  He also serves as the chair of prescription rights task team and a vice chair of the education committee of the PPB board.
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Professor Farhanah Paruk

Farhanah Paruk is a Lecturer and Head of Clinical Unit of the Division of Internal Medicine at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and the King Edward VIII hospital in Durban.

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Professor Farhanah Paruk

Farhanah Paruk is a Lecturer and Head of Clinical Unit of the Division of Internal Medicine at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and the King Edward VIII hospital in Durban.

Farhanah Paruk is a Lecturer and Head of Clinical Unit of the Division of Internal Medicine at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and the King Edward VIII hospital in Durban. She holds an MBChB, FCP (South Africa), Certificate in Rheumatology and PhD. She is rheumatologist with a special interest in osteoporosis and her doctoral thesis was on minimal hip fracture in elderly subjects. She heads the rheumatology service at KEH and the unit provides a service to Northern KZN. Her current research areas include epidemiology of osteoporosis and the impact of HIV on bone health. She is the principal investigator for Kwa-Zulu Natal in the multi-center study on the epidemiology of hip fractures and development of gender and ethnic-specific FRAX® models in SA. She is also a collaborator in the Sub-Saharan Africa Musculoskeletal Network (SAMSON). She also has an interest in rheumatoid arthritis and is supervising Masters students in this area. Within the university, she is also head of the Division of Internal Medicine undergraduate programme and has a keen interest in improving undergraduate education and assessments and is a member of the school curriculum and teaching committees.
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Professor Helmuth Reuter

Helmuth Reuter is a South African professor of internal medicine and clinical pharmacology. He is currently the Head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Stellenbosch.

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Professor Helmuth Reuter

Helmuth Reuter is a South African professor of internal medicine and clinical pharmacology. He is currently the Head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Stellenbosch.

Helmuth Reuter is a South African professor of internal medicine and clinical pharmacology. He is currently the Head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Stellenbosch. Prior to this, he was the director of the Winelands Rheumatology and Winelands Medical Research Centres in Stellenbosch. He studied medicine at the University of Stellenbosch and specialised thereafter in internal medicine, cardiology, rheumatology and infectious diseases spending time in London, Cambridge, Paris and Washington. His PhD was on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of large pericardial effusions allowing research in the fields of HIV, tuberculosis, connective tissue diseases and cardiology. He is a member of the American Academy of Science, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and a former winner of the MM Suzman medal for the best candidate in the FCP internal medicine examination. His main research interests are the therapeutic management of SLE, inflammatory arthritides and the optimisation of anti-tuberculous therapies in adults and children. His research includes community-based intervention studies, randomised clinical trials, clinical and laboratory-based drug-drug interaction studies and pharmacokinetic studies. He has authored or co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, 6 chapters in books and he has contributed as a speaker at many national and international conferences.
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Ms Beverly Roos

Bev has been involved with diagnostic ultrasound for many years and now spends the majority of her time at the Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Rosebank, Johannesburg, performing all musculo-skeletal (MSK) diagnostic examinations.

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Ms Beverly Roos

Bev has been involved with diagnostic ultrasound for many years and now spends the majority of her time at the Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Rosebank, Johannesburg, performing all musculo-skeletal (MSK) diagnostic examinations.

Bev has been involved with diagnostic ultrasound for many years and now spends the majority of time here at the Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Rosebank, Johannesburg, performing all musculo-skeletal (MSK) diagnostic examinations to assess the severity of muscle, tendon and ligaments injuries. The scope of work also involves various vascular examinations for assessment of deep vein thrombosis or arterial disease. She has had full accreditation as a musculoskeletal ultrasonographer from the South African Sports Medicine Association from January 2010 – to date. She has been part of the medical support team for several national and international sports teams, including rugby, soccer, hockey, cricket, athletics and swimming. She conducted a workshop on Achilles Tendinopathy Ultrasound at the 2011 International South African Sports Medicine Congress in Sandton, Johannesburg. She is part-time lecturer and examiner at the University of Johannesburg for both the ultrasonography and chiropractic students, and currently conducts workshops at the University of the Free State for the Masters in Sports Medicine Degree. She has also lectured MSK and cardiac ultrasound to the radiologists at the Johannesburg and Steve Biko Hospitals, as well as at several private radiology practices around the country. In addition, she works sessions at 2 private radiology practices, covering abdominal, cardiac, vascular and OBGYN ultrasound. She is still participating in her sport – running, cycling and canoeing, having previously been competing in triathlon.
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Professor Christiaan Scott

Scott is one of only five paediatric rheumatologists in South Africa, with a special interest in juvenile arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosis.

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Professor Christiaan Scott

Scott is one of only five paediatric rheumatologists in South Africa, with a special interest in juvenile arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosis.

Developing ankylosing spondylitis, a form of arthritis, as a child piqued  Christiaan Scott's interest in paediatrics. After studying medicine at the University of the Free State and graduating at the University of Cape Town, he worked in paediatrics in Guildford and other London hospitals and then came back to complete his training at the Red Cross Hospital in Cape Town. There was no training programme for paediatric rheumatology in South Africa, so he spent a year in Leuven, Belgium, on a Discovery Foundation scholarship in 2008 and time in Genoa, Italy, supported by funding from the Arthritis Foundation and the South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Foundation. When he returned to South Africa, the Red Cross Hospital created a post for him with a dedicated paediatric rheumatology component. Scott is now one of only five paediatric rheumatologists in South Africa, with a special interest in juvenile arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosis. He teaches paediatrics and rheumatology to medical students and advocates children’s rights and equal access to healthcare. With the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in South Africa, he has helped to secure funding and training opportunities at the Red Cross and Tygerberg hospitals, aiming to train at least two more paediatric rheumatologists over the next two years. He is also part of a research team that collaborates with a number of universities across the world, including University College London and Duke University, studies various types of rheumatic diseases in Africa, with a special focus on how they affect children in South Africa. And if his small patients are looking for proof that juvenile arthritis can be contained, he’s climbed Kilimanjaro, cycled from Brussels to Paris and goes in for trail running. Assoc Prof. Chris ScottChristiaan Scott is a Paediatric Rheumatologist at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital
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Ms Nonhlanhla Skosana 

Professional nurse Nonhlanhla Skosana started her career in 1980 at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, joined Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in 1986. She was the first black night matron, in 1990 she opened the Vascular unit and then joined the Rheumatology team in 1993.

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Ms Nonhlanhla Skosana 

Professional nurse Nonhlanhla Skosana started her career in 1980 at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, joined Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in 1986. She was the first black night matron, in 1990 she opened the Vascular unit and then joined the Rheumatology team in 1993.

Professional nurse Nonhlanhla F. Skosana started her career in 1980 at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, joined Charlotte Maxeke JHB Academic Hospital in 1986. She was the first black night matron, in 1990 she opened the Vascular unit and then joined the Rheumatology team in 1993. Nonhlanhla is a Rheumatology specialist nurse; she did her Rheumatology training at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1996. Nonhlanhla was the operational manager of rheumatology OPD till 2018 when she retired. She was and is still involved in patient and community education and awareness. She is involved in research and Biologics in rheumatology. She assists the RA foundation with RA workshops and health talks. Her focus is also on HIV/AID’s and RA and has done a Comprehensive course in HIV/AID’s ARV treatment at Steve Biko Academic Hospital. Her position is to see RA patients treated in the early stages of a disease, preserve what is functional and encourage independence.
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Professor Mohammed Tikly 

Professor (Emeritus) Division of Rheumatology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.

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Professor Mohammed Tikly 

Professor (Emeritus) Division of Rheumatology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.

Professor (Emeritus) Division of Rheumatology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.
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Dr Kate Webb

Dr Kate Webb is a paediatric rheumatologist recently returned from completing her PhD at University College London at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Dr Kate Webb

Dr Kate Webb is a paediatric rheumatologist recently returned from completing her PhD at University College London at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Kate Webb is a paediatric rheumatologist recently returned from completing her PhD at University College London at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She was awarded a prestigious Action Medical Research Clinical Fellow Award in order to investigate the effects of sex and puberty on the innate immune system, which may predispose females to develop juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus. She was awarded a Discovery foundation award in order to subspecialise in Cape Town. She published the first paper describing the characteristics of juvenile arthritis in sub-Saharan Africa. She sits on the Emerging Rheumatologists and Researchers committee of the Paediatric Rheumatology European Society, and was recently awarded the Eric Bywaters prize for research in Rheumatology from the Royal Society of Medicine. She has multiple publications in international journals and has been invited to speak at multiple international congresses. She is a fellow of the Eureka Society for translational medicine. She has returned to South Africa to work on translational rheumatology and immunology research that is relevant to South Africa. She hopes to disseminate her skills and passion for bench to bedside research to a new generation of paediatricians and rheumatologists
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Ms Anca Wessels

Anca is a BASA (Biokinetic Association of South Africa) and HPCSA registered Biokineticist as well as a certified Sports Massage Therapist.

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Ms Anca Wessels

Anca is a BASA (Biokinetic Association of South Africa) and HPCSA registered Biokineticist as well as a certified Sports Massage Therapist.

Anca is a BASA (Biokinetic Association of South Africa) and HPCSA registered Biokineticist as well as a certified Sports Massage Therapist. She is the owner of a Sport and Wellness centre in Centurion, Pretoria, where she works as part of a multidisciplinary team. Anca completed her honours degree in Sport Science at the University of Pretoria in 2006 and her honours degree in Biokinetics at the University of Pretoria in 2007. She completed her Sport Massage Therapy qualification in 2006. Anca has a keen interest in Human movement, the effects of physical activity and the impact it has on improving quality of life, with further interest in Orthopaedic rehabilitation, sports injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as conditions affecting the geriatric patient.
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