Dr. Liesl BothaTertiary Education:
- MBChB – University of Pretoria (1999)
- MMed (Emergency Medicine) – University of Pretoria (2011)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine – UCT (2018)
- Healthcare Provider Course (American Heart Association)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Advanced Paediatric Life Support)
- AMLS (Advanced Medical Life Support)
- ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)
- ACLS EP (Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Experienced Provider)
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- Emergency Management of Severe Burns
- HMIMMS (Hospital Major Incident Medical Management & Support)
- Basic Emergency Care Course (BECC)
- UP Medical Education Orientation
- Level 1 Emergency Ultrasound Course, Accreditation & Lecturer
- EMpret Venomous Animals Poisonous Plants Course (VAPP)
- Introduction to Palliative Care – Sungardens Hospice
- Medical Crew Resource Management Course
- Echo Guided Life Support (EGLS)
- EMpret EKG course
Prof Hoffie ConradieHoffie Conradie is a family physician who worked for many years in rural health care in both public and private practice. He is an emeritus associate professor of family medicine at Stellenbosch University based in Worcester. He was instrumental in establishing a rural postgraduate family medicine program and a rural clinical school for undergraduate students.
He is still facilitating both under and post-graduate family medicine training in rural health services. He is an accredited life coach and in this capacity supports rural health care workers.
Robin J GreenRobin J Green is Chairman of the School of Medicine at the University of Pretoria. He is also Director of Paediatric Services at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Pretoria. He is a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, in the School of Medicine at the University of Pretoria. He holds a PhD and DSc, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a Past President of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa and a Past Chairman of the Allergy Society of South Africa.
Dr Tsakane HlongwaneSpecialist Obstetrician and gynaecologist from the University of Pretoria (UP). She is an aspiring clinician scientist, working at Steve Biko Academic hospital and SAMRC-UP Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Unit. She has a special interest in maternal and perinatal health, and improving health systems.
Her current work focuses on improving the antenatal experience of care and preventing stillbirths.
Prof Amanda HoweAmanda Howe is the inaugural Professor of Primary Care at Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, U.K. She is also the current President of the Royal College of General Practitioners in the U.K., and immediate past President of WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors). She is still practising as a family doctor after almost 40 years and has seen many changes in her working lifetime. She has visited South Africa three times in her life, and looks forward to the next meeting – even though virtual!
Loren HumanLoren Human is a Motivational Interviewing (MI) facilitator, mentor and practitioner. She runs a private practice and is a lecturer at Stellenbosch University Department of Family Medicine. She is a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) and has over a decade of experience facilitating MI workshops across South Africa in a variety of contexts. She has worked extensively in both the private and public sector within a varied demographic, from psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers to peer educators, health promotors and responsible gambling industry staff. She is passionate about the practical application of MI as an intervention tool at a grassroots level.
Dr Janine KirbyJanine Kirby is an integrative medical practitioner and mindfulness teacher based in East London.
After qualifying at UCT in 1987, she obtained a Diploma in Child Health, a Diploma in Obstetrics and a Masters in Family Medicine. She worked in the public sector for many years before starting her own integrative medical practice and acquiring professional qualifications in Homeopathy.
Janine enjoys teaching having facilitated both under- and post-graduate Family Medicine training. She has been teaching the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR) since 2010.
Janine is currently the chairperson of the Institute of Mindfulness of South Africa (IMISA).
Salim Abdool KarimSalim Abdool Karim, MBChB, PhD, FRS is director of the Center for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and CAPRISA Professor for Global Health at Columbia University. He is an Adjunct Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard University, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Cornell University and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He is a member of the WHO Science Council. He is the chair of the WHO’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee for HIV. He is a member of the Africa Task Force for Coronavirus and the Lancet Commission on COVID-19. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Prof Langalibalele Honey MabuzaProf Langalibalele Honey Mabuza is a family physician and Head of Clinical Unit in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, associated with the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Pretoria, Gauteng Province. He is the current President of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa and a member of the South African Academy of Family Physicians. His research interests are on the training of undergraduate medical students by specialists and generalists in generalist medical practice and primary health care, as well as on patient participation in clinical decision-making.
Prof Shabhir MadhiShabir A. Madhi, M.B.B.C.H. (Wits), FCPaeds(SA), Ph.D.
Shabir Madhi is the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Professor of Vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He also holds the position of Director of the South African Medical Research Council Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit (VIDA) and is co-Director of the African Leadership Initiative for Vaccinology Expertise (ALIVE). He has in the past led studies on pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and rotavirus vaccine in Africa, which informed WHO recommendations on the use of these vaccines in low and middle income settings. Recently, he led the first two COVID-19 vaccine studies being undertaken in Africa, and has been involved in multiple epidemiological studies on Covid-19. He has co-authored more than 480 scientific manuscripts since 1997, mainly on vaccine preventable diseases
Dr. K. NaidooDr K Naidoo is Head of Clinical Unit- Family Medicine, with A Master’s Degree in Family Medicine; Master’s degree in Medical Law;FCFP(SA) and PhD-Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health-UK. PHD Thesis entitled “Ethical Dilemmas Encountered by Critical Care Specialists in the Admission of HIV infected patients to Intensive Care.”
HE is a strong advocate for Human Rights, Research Ethics, GBV and adherence to high standards of Ethical and Professional Conduct.
He is a Council member of the College of Family Physicians and current Chair of HDIP OSCE committee of CFP He is currently supervising 3 PHD and 4 Masters in Family Medicine candidates.
Co-Ordinator for Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine Module: Foundations of Family Medicine and Bioethics Lecture on Research Bioethics to MMED- Family Medicine Registrars.
Involved in decentralized teaching and training in MBCHB 4, 5, and 6 in Durban, PMB, Northern Natal- Church of Scotland Hospitals and Dundee Hospital.
Task Committee member of KZNDOH-UKZN Cuban Collaboration programme in accreditation of decentralized teaching and training sites.
Involved in Emergency Update Programmes for UKZNDOH medical, nursing and allied staff- talk on Management of Rape Survivor and emergency care ethics. Occurs 6 times per year.
Prof N Ranjith
- Director of the Heart Failure and Cardiac Centre at City Hospital [JMH holdings]
- Part time at Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Professor in Medicine, sub division of Cardiology
- Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and European Society of Heart Failure.
- Secretary of the South African Heart Failure Society
- Steering committee of the South African Hypertension society
- On numerous editorial boards and advisory committees both nationally and internationally
- Special interests include cardiac biomarkers, heart failure, acute coronary syndrome and the genetics of cardiology. I have published over a 100 papers both nationally and internationally on various aspects of cardiology and presented papers at many international meetings. I am also a member of several international societies, some of which include Member of the SACOOR Medical Group International Pharmaceutical Industry Consultants as an Opinion Leader / Expert involved in therapy of hypertriglyceridemia. Council Member of the Gerson Lehrman Group’s Health Care Council. Member – South African Clinical Research Associates. Member of the CORONA writing group & CORONA Genetics sub-committee
Prof Priya Soma-Pillay
- Professor and Head of Department
- Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital
- President: College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SA)
- Hon. Secretary: South African Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Professor Priya Soma-Pillay is the Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital and the UP/SAMRC Centre for Maternal, Fetal, Newborn and Child Healthcare Strategies. She is the President of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa, and past honorary secretary of the South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Member of FIGO Executive Board.