Welcome

Virtual Summit: (Launch)  10th and 11th September 2020
Virtual Summit 14th – 15th 2021 April
Main Summit: 02 – 04 September 2021 – Sandton Convention Centre

*It has been decided to further postpone the Summit which will now take place 2nd September to 4th September 2021 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa*

*In the build up to the Summit we will be holding two Virtual Conferences. The first will take place on 10th – 11th September 2020 and the second on 14th – 15th April 2021. We will be covering the following topics*

  • COVID19 Situational Analysis for specific NCD’s (Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiology)
  • Innovative and New Therapies for NCD’s (Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiology)
  • National Strategic Plan regarding NCD’s and NHI – how will this work for the clinician?
  • Telemedicine – How to optimise an ethical & practical approach

Welcome to the Innovation and Health Summit

Nina Freysen-Pretorius
Operations Director, Innovation and Health Summit

I have been passionately involved in the conference and meeting sector for the last 22 years and decided to create an event that crosses over and engages on multiple levels.

Both my sons where born with a Congenital Adrenal Deficiency namely Addison’s Disease. This necessitates that they take chronic medication daily to address the deficiency. The challenge that we face is that this disease is not only about managing and monitoring their cortisol levels but also their response to communicable illness and its impact in order to monitor their bodies response.

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Speakers
Topics

Why obesity is a chronic disease incorporating definitions, neurobiology, applying principles of NCD management to obesity
Dr Arya Sharma

The Health economic burden and what we stand to gain by treating it as a disease.
Prof Carel le Roux

The preferred metabolic surgery treatment strategy for the diabetic patient
Dr Mitchell Roslin

Current and future treatment strategies for NCD’s What is feasible in a South African environment?
Sandhya Singh, Dr Tumiso Malatiji

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