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Innovation And Health Summit 2020 | Exhibitor
Venue:Main Hall  
14h00Registration opens  
07h00Registration opens  
Venue:Main Hall  
08h45 – 09h00Opening  
 Plenary 1  
09h00 – 09h40Why obesity is a chronic disease incorporating definitions, neurobiology, applying principles of NCD management to obesity
Dr Arya Sharma
09h40 – 10h20The Health economic burden and what we stand to gain by treating it as a disease.
Prof Carel le Roux
10h20 – 10h30Q & A  
10h30 – 11h00Tea / Coffee  
Venue:Venue 1Venue 2Venue 3
 Parallel Session 1AParallel Session 1BParallel Session 1C
Session Name:ObesityDiabetesHeart Disease
11h00 – 11h30Obesity in South Africa: Where do we stand in 2020
Prof Tess van der Merwe
Diabetes treatment guidelines and recommendations – First World and Third World options
Dr Joel Dave
How to manage Hypertension in the Developing World
Dr Martin Mpe
11h30 – 12h00How cost effective is metabolic surgery: the USA experience
Dr Mitchell Roslin
Diabetes Management in SA – Care and Uncaring Treatments and the Private and Public Sector Divide
Dr Sindeep Bhana
Why are we performing poorly against management of Hypertension
Prof Brian Rayner
12h00 – 12h30Which fad diets actually work (you’ll never guess)?
Dr Luc Evenepoel
The Patient with Diabetes in the Public Sector – Incubation of the S M A R T clinic care option?
Prof Jeffrey Wing
The cost of primary prevention vs
secondary prevention
Prof Naomi Levitt
12h30 – 13h30Lunch  
 Parallel Session 2AParallel Session 2BParallel Session 2C
Session Name:ObesityDiabetesHeart Disease
13h30 – 14h00Which bariatric procedure for
which patient?
Dr Gary Fetter
Assessing and Treating the Patient with Diabetic Cardiovascular Disease
Prof Nqoba Tsabedze
The state of acute stroke care in South Africa
Dr Anastasia Rossouw
14h00 – 14h30Bariatric surgery – what we should be doing
Dr Andre Potgieter
Assessing and Treating the Patient with Diabetic Kidney Disease
Dr Trevor Gerntholtz
What are the current outcomes in our setting
Prof Roger Dickerson
14h30 – 15h00Baraitric surgery – what should be avoided
Dr Gert du Toit
Assessing and Treating the Patient with Diabetic NAFLD
Dr Bilal Bobat
What are we doing wrong – what can we improve in stroke management ?What is attainable with an epidemic and limited resources?
Dr Naeem Brey
15h00 – 15h30Tea / Coffee  
Venue:Main Hall  
 Plenary 2  
15h30 – 16h15The preferred metabolic surgery treatment strategy for the diabetic patient
Dr Mitchell Roslin
16h15 – 17h00Current and future treatment strategies for NCD’s What is feasible in a South African environment?
Sandhya Singh, Dr Tumiso Malatiji
17h00 – 17h15Q&A  
07h00Registration opens  
Venue:Main Hall  
 Plenary 3  
09h00 – 09h45Panel Discussion: How do we make our treatment strategies cost effective ?
Dr Clarence Mini
Additional panellists TBC
09h45 – 10h30What is attainable with an epidemic and limited resources ?
Prof Carel le Roux
10h30 – 11h00Tea / Coffee  
Venue:Venue 1Venue 2Venue 3
 Parallel Session 3AParallel Session 3BParallel Session 3C
Session Name:ObesityDiabetesHeart Disease
11h00 – 11h30Cardiovascular complication of
obstructive Sleep Apnae
Prof Gregory Tintinger
Diabetes Management Protocols and Algorithms – Effective and Efficient or Waste of Time and Resources?
Prof Paul Rheeder
Why are life saving therapies inaccessible in South Africa ?
Prof Ntobeko Ntusi
11h30 – 12h00Obstructive Sleep Apnea:
Poor sleep equals poor brain
Dr Jodi Pearl
AI Applications to Predict and
Diagnose Life Threatening
Disease- Future Applications for
Mr Grant Newton
Why is the incidence of heart failure occurring 20 years earlier in SA compared to the rest of the world?
Prof Makoali Makotoko
12h00 – 12h30The Interaction of Sleep Disordered Breathing and Cardio-Metabolic Disease Post-Bariatric
Dr Jeffrey King
AI Applications to Predict Diabetes in Retail Shoppers – Future Applications and the Relevance of Public Health Screening Programs
Mr Johan du Preez
Chronic diseases: Challenges, Pitfalls and Solutions?
Prof Eric Klug
12h30 – 13h30Lunch  
 Parallel Session 4AParallel Session 4BParallel Session 4C
Session Name:ObesityDiabetesHeart Disease
13h30 – 14h00Taking care of vulnerable groups
Prof Salome Kruger
Assessing and Treating the
Patient with Diabetes with the
Correct Diet – Evidence versus
Ms Liana Grobbelaar
Urgent need for health data systems and improved public awareness
Dr Noluthando Nematswerani
14h00 – 14h30The neglected short child
Dr Shuab Kauchali
Treating the Patient wih Diabetes – Re-visiting Glycaemic Targets and the Relevance or Irrelevance for Composite Care?
Dr Daksha Jivan
Ischaemic Heart Disease – an emerging epidemic
Prof Andrew Sarkin
14h30 – 15h00The obesongenic environment of infants and children 0-36 months
Ms Chantell Witten
Treating the Patient with HIV and
Diabetesity – New Treatment
Options for New Challenges?
Dr Sarah Stacey

Are we equipped to deal with the silent killer?
Dr Khulile Moeketsi

15h00 – 15h30Tea / Coffee  
Venue:Main Hall  
 Plenary 4  
15h30 – 16h00Current obesity treatments incorporating limitations of current treatments and hope for the future
Dr Arya Sharma
16h00 – 16h30How will the health sector reforms led by the NHI address challenges and solutions pertaining to NCD’s?
Dr Nicholas Crisp
16h30 – 17h00Panel Discussion: The way forward and what to next?
Dr Mitchell Roslin, Dr Nicholas Crisp, Dr Arya Sharma, Dr Carel le Roux
17h00 – 17h30Final summary and report back on the Summit
Dr Atiya Mosam