Prof Tess Van Der Merwe
Extra-ordinary Clinical Professor and Researcher
University of Pretoria
MBChB (UP) FCP (SA) PhD (University of Witwatersrand)
Cert Endocrinology and Metabolism (SA) Phys
Member Royal Society of Medicine
Tess van der Merwe is an Extra ordinary Professor and Researcher, heading up the Department of Obesity Medicine, University of Pretoria.
Dr Atiya Mosam
Public Health Medicine Specialist
(MBBCh, FCPHM, MPH, MMed)
Dr Atiya Mosam is a proudly South African Public Health Medicine Specialist who also holds a Masters of Public Health (Policy and Management) and a Masters of Medicine (Community Health).
Dr Nqoba Tsabedze
Academic & Clinical Head – Division of Cardiology
Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
Dr Nqoba Tsabedze is a clinician scientist working in the division of cardiology at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. He completed his medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand and subsequently specialised in internal medicine, obtaining his Fellowship with the College of Physicians of South Africa.
Mr Grant Newton
Chief Executive Officer
Cardiovascular Diabetes Education
Grant has vast management and healthcare experience with the positions held, in an Executive Non-Executive Director capacity, within a number of medium and large healthcare, insurance and information technology organisations.
Ms Chantell Witten
Faculty of Health Sciences
Health Sciences Education
University of the Free State
Chantell is a registered Dietitian with an MSc from the University of the Western Cape (UWC). She is currently a senior lecturer, University of the Free State, and is in her final year of her PhD.
Prof Jeffrey Wing
MBBCh (Wits); FCP (SA); FRCP (Edin)
Prof Wing is currently appointed to the Office of the Dean of Strategic Affairs to establish new tertiary training facilities in other Provinces and is also affiliated to the Wits Health Consortium. His affiliated areas include Academic advance, Enterprise Development and Clinical Research.
Prof Wing was Chief Physician, Clinical Head Department of Medicine (CMJAH Hospital) and Professor of Medicine University of the Witwatersrand from 2001 to 2018.
Chief Executive Officer
The Conference Company (PTY) Ltd
Nina Freysen-Pretorius has 25 years’ experience in the conference industry and started her own company in 1997 organising corporate events and conferences, which has evolved to specialise in national and international association conferences as well as association management.
Nina is passionate about conferencing and lives up to her company’s mission and vision of “bringing people together to learn and aspire”.