19 & 20 AUGUST 2022 | LAGOON BEACH

09h00 – 17h00    Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) workshop
The workshop will cover the following topics. Each topic presentations will be followed by practical sections on how to use the ultrasound machines based on the presentation content.

  1. eFAST
  2. FASH
  3. Cardiac and limited compression DVT
  4. Lung
  5. Gallbladder


  • Niël van Hoving, Emergency Physician, Khayelitsha Hospital
  • Heinri Zaayman, Emergency Physician, Khayelitsha and False Bay Hospitals
  • Clint Hendrikse, Emergency Physician, Mitchells Plain and Heideveld Hospitals
  • Eveline Baerends, Emergency Physician, Victoria Hospital
  • Elaine Erasmus, Emergency Physician, Khayelitsha Hospital
  • Hennie Lategan, Specialist Emergency Physician, Tygerberg Hospital

COST:  R2,500 per person                    Read more

09h00 – 16h00    Jumpstarting your PhD in Family Medicine
The objective of this workshop is To equip workshop participants with an approach to planning their PhD journey and identifying activities in their PhD portfolio.
This 6-hour workshop is structured to allow for interactive input, learning from recent PhD graduates’ experiences, but importantly, to receive direct input and feedback on your PhD question and proposal via small group work and shared reflections. We will be catering for around 20 participants and hope that this workshop will also help create a community of practice to support you as you commence the PhD journey.
The workshop is aimed at prospective PhD candidates in Family Medicine who are about to start their journey and have a particular research question in mind.
COST:  R495 per person
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08h00-08h30 Registration
Chair: Honey Mabuza
08h30 Opening of conference
Prof Bob Mash – President of the SAAFP
08h35 Welcome
Dr Gio Perez – Chief Director of the Metro Health Services, Government of the Western Cape
08h45-09h30 Plenary speaker 1
Update on the COVID-19 pandemic – where are we now and where are we going?
Glenda Gray – President & CEO, South African Medical Research Council
09h30-10h15 Plenary speaker 2
National policy directions for PHC as we ‘bounce back’ / NHI driving Health Sector Reform
Nicholas Crisp – Acting Director-General, South African National Department of Health
10h15-11h00 Break, exhibition viewing and view posters with presenters
11h00-12h00 Seminar 1:
Chair: Nonhlanhla Khumalo
Up to date management of people with diabetes
Ankia Coetzee
Workshop 1
Developing entrustable professional activities (EPAs) for training of FPs / clinical trainers’ group
Louis Jenkins
Hanneke Brits
Ts’epo Motsohi
Workshop 2
Managing emergencies in primary care
Heike Geduld
Research Presentations 1
Covid 19 related research
Chair: Olu Omole
OP1 (Paper 06) Impact of COVID -19 – Experiences of 5th year medical students at UKZN (Andrew Ross, UKZN, South Africa)
OP2 (Paper 08) Innovations to reduce morbidity and mortality related to the COVID-19 pandemic amongst people living with diabetes in vulnerable communities, Cape Town, South Africa (Klaus von Pressentin, University of Cape Town, South Africa)
OP3 (Paper 12) Clinical presentation and duration of hospitalization in 201 COVID-19 patients in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (Adaeze Oreh,
Department of Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria)
OP4 (Paper 19) Measuring the impact of community-based interventions on type 2 diabetes control during the COVID-19 pandemic in Cape Town – a mixed-methods study. (Neal David, UCT, South Africa)
12h00-13h00 Seminar 2
Chair: Nonhlanhla Khumalo
Workup of sick HIV patient – Update on latest guidelines
Andrea Mendelsohn Madeleine Mueller
OP5 (Paper 29) Demographic Characteristics Associated with Infrastructural COVID-19 Vulnerability in a South African Urban Settlement (Simon Marcus, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
OP6 (Paper 46) Early identification and elective admission for high-risk people living with diabetes decreases Covid-19 morbidity and mortality: a quasi-experimental study (Tasleem Ras, UCT, South Africa)
OP7 (Paper 49) Doing Community Oriented Primary Care in the COVID-19 pandemic-: Clinical associate led service delivery in Anglo-American mine and mine host communities (Tessa Shein Marcus, University of Pretoria, South Africa)
OP8 (Paper 59) Rural doctors’ early experiences of coping with the emerging COVID-19 pandemic (Ian Couper, Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
13h00-14h00 Break, exhibition viewing and view posters with presenters
14h00 – 15h30 PLENARY SESSION 2
Chair: Olga Maphasha
14h00-14h45 Plenary speaker 3
KM SEEDAT LECTURE | Professional ethical issues encountered during the pandemic
Keymanthri Moodley – Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Stellenbosch University
14h45-15h30 Plenary speaker 4
Building back better: Lessons from civil society for primary health care
Mark Heywood – Human rights and social justice activist
15h30-16h00 Break, exhibition viewing and view posters with presenters
16h00-17h00 Seminar 3
Chair: Sizeka Maweya
Assessing and managing developmental and mental health problems in children
Bennie Steyn
Workshop 3
Research capacity building Klaus von Pressentin, Arun Nair, Indiran Govender, Ramprakash Kaswa, Shane Murphy
Workshop 4
Chantelle vd Bijl
Hoffie Conradie
Research presentations 2: Training and learning as we serve’ Experiences across the district landscape
Chair: Kay Adeleke
OP9 (Paper 02) Retention of medical officers in the district health services of the Western Cape, South Africa: an exploratory descriptive qualitative study (Bob Mash, Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
OP10 (Paper 11) Improving family medicine training through effective supervision: Evaluating supervisor feedback in registrars’ learning portfolios (Neetha Joe Erumeda, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
OP11 (Paper 13) Family physicians’ and registrars’ perceptions of the resources available for postgraduate training at a South African university (Neetha Joe Erumeda, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
OP12 (Paper 14) The contribution of family physicians to African health systems (Bob Mash, Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
17h00-18h00 Seminar 4
Chair: Sizeka Maweya
JC COETZEE LECTURE |Assessing and managing medical problems in pregnant women
Mergan Naidoo
OP13 (Paper 37) Perspectives of community members on the factors underlying the use of and addiction to Nyaope in Tshwane: A descriptive exploratory qualitative study (Doudou Nzaumvila, SMU, South Africa)
OP14 (Paper 38) Medical interns in district health services: an evaluation of the new family medicine rotation in the Western Cape, South Africa. (Louis Jenkins, Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
OP15 (Paper 63) What can we learn from e-Logbooks: An analysis of Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice students’ patient encounters at the University of Pretoria (Murray Louw, University of Pretoria, South Africa)
OP16 (Paper 73) The training experiences of undergraduate medical students and their trainers in primary health care, in four South African medical schools (Langalibalele Mabuza, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa)


07h30-08h00 Registration and exhibition viewing
08h00 – 10h00 PLENARY SESSION 3
Chair: Tasleem Ras
08h00-08h30 Plenary speaker 5
Overview of the national position statement on family medicine in SA
Bob Mash – President: South African Academy of Family Practitioners, Distinguished Professor, Stellenbosch University
08h30-10h00 Panel discussion on digital innovations
Darcelle Schouw – Stellenbosch University
Andrew Boulle – University of Cape Town
Petrus van Niekerk – UDOK
Vuyane Mhlomi – CEO, Quro Medical
10h00-11h00 Poster Session
Tea and coffee will be served
11h00-12h00 Seminar 5
Chair: Lindi Shange
A guide to setting up and managing a specialist family physician practice in the private sector
Casper Venter
Workshop 5
Ethics and professionalism in clinical practice
Carien Lion-Cachet
Deidre Pretorius
Workshop 6
Group training & empowerment for NCDs
Joleen Cairncross
Research presentations 3: Quality of Primary Health Care 
Chair: Andrew Ross
OP17 (Paper 21) Adherence to treatment and control of blood pressure in hypertensive patients attending a rural primary health care facility in South of Johannesburg, South Africa (Sergius Onwukwe, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
OP18 (Paper 42) Patients’ perceptions of encounters with primary care practitioners: a qualitative study (Tasleem Ras, UCT, South Africa)
OP19 (Paper 23) The impact of chronic pain on the quality of life of patients attending Soshanguve Community Health Centre (CHC), Tshwane district, South Africa. (Funeka Faith Pandelani, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. South Africa)
OP20 (Paper 25) Evaluating the implementation of a paediatric allergy-training programme in urban primary care centres in Cape Town, South Africa. (Randall Ortel, UCT, South Africa)
12h00-13h00 Seminar 6: 
Chair: Lindi Shange
Our Story:  Unique family physician practices that are making a difference in the private sector (followed by private sector forum discussions)
Sheena Mathew
Gail Ashford
Shola Irinoye
OP21 (Paper 41) The quality of primary care performance in private sector facilities in Nairobi, Kenya: A cross-sectional descriptive survey. (Gulnaz Mohamoud, Aga Khan University Hospital, Asia)
OP22 (Paper 22) Point-of-care ultrasound, the future district focus (Louw Fourie, Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
OP23 (Paper 43) Transformative learning in primary care: towards a critical pedagogy (Tasleem Ras, UCT, South Africa)
OP24 (Paper 47) Barriers and facilitators to health care access for children in a low-income area in Cape Town (Luke Profitt, UCT, South Africa)
13h00-14h00 Break, exhibition viewing and view posters with presenters
14h00 – 15h30 PLENARY SESSION 4
Chair: Busi Cawe
14h00-14h45 Plenary speaker 7
Assessing and managing long term complications of COVID-19
Margie Venter, Rubeshan Perumal – Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, University of KwaZulu-Natal
14h45-15h30 Plenary speaker 8
How to build climate-resilient primary health care – what the family doctor should do
Mayara Floss – World Organisation of Family Doctors Working Group on the Environment, Brazil
15h30-16h00 Break, exhibition viewing and view posters with presenters
16h00-17h00 Seminar 7
Chair: Emmanuel Ajudua
Assessing and managing the older person
Kathleen Ross
Workshop 7
Palliative care skills for the family physician
Rene Krause
Workshop 8
Resilience and family physician wellbeing
Leigh Wagner
Research presentations 4: Systems and care innovations in TB, HIV and Chronic Disease
Chair: Indiran Govender
OP25 (Paper 71) Cervical cancer screening in a population of black women with high HIV prevalence attending primary healthcare facilities in Gauteng province (Olufemi Omole, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa)
OP26 (Paper 51) Roles, Barriers, and Recommendations for Community Health Workers Providing Community-Based HIV Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review (Sanele Ngcobo, University of Pretoria, South Africa)
OP27 (Paper 53) The roles of community health workers in palliative care delivery and pain management in the George Sub-district of the Western Cape Province, South Africa. (Louis Jenkins, Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
OP28 (Paper 60) The feasibility of linking clients presenting with TB symptoms in South Africa’s private sector to timely testing and treatment in the public sector: The Connect TB Study (Mergan Naidoo, UKZN, South Africa)
17h00-18h00 Seminar 8
Chair: Emmanuel Ajudua
An approach to patients with impairments
Rob Campbell
OP29 (Paper 68) Safe prescribing of proton pump inhibitors at primary level – a provincial health system improvement journey (Mosedi Namane, UCT, South Africa)
OP30 (Paper 69) Evaluating the implementation of the GREAT4Diabetes WhatsApp Chatbot to educate people with type 2 diabetes in Cape Town during the COVID-19 pandemic: Convergent mixed methods (Darcelle Schouw, Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
OP31 (Paper 32) Implementing active surveillance for TB: a survey of healthcare workers in two districts in the Eastern Cape Province (Febisola Ajudua, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa)
OP32 (Paper 72) Treatment outcomes among HIV-positive adolescents initiated on antiretroviral therapy in Sedibeng district, Gauteng (Olufemi Omole, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Chair: Jenny Nash
Research awards – Michael Pather
SAAFP awards – Bob Mash
Congress Closure