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PSSA Conference 2018


Thank you to all the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa members who attended the 2018 Conference.

A special word of thanks to all our speakers who contributed to the quality of the conference programme. Presentations are available below:

Friday 22 June 2018
Session 1: Opening session
Shortened opening address by Prof Sarel Malan (PSSA President), download here
Medical Schemes Amendment Bill and NHI Bill by Dr Anban Pillay (NDOH), download here
Update on NHI progress to highlight the role of the pharmacist by Mr Stéphan Moller (PSSA Deputy-President), download here

Session 2: Practice innovations - targeting special interests
Opportunities for pharmacists in delivering value in healthcare by Prof Praneet Valodia (Healthcare Consultant), download here
The peculiarities of radiopharmaceuticals by Ms Judith Wagener (Scientist, NECSA - Radiochemistry), download here
"Dr Google" - pharmacist's friend or foe? by Prof Nadine Butler (University of the Western Cape), download here

Saturday 23 June 2018
Session 3: Antimicrobial stewardship - Failure to prepare is preparing to fail
Understanding the global situation of antimicrobial resistance by Dr Rufaro Chatora (World Health Organization), download here
Understanding South Africa's antimicrobial consumption by Dr Ruth Lancaster (NDoH), download here
Antimicrobial stewardship activities in a private hospital group by Ms Shirley Leadbeater (Life Healthcare), download here
Antimicrobial stewardship activities at public health facilities in Gauteng Province by Ms Lungile Mabuza (Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital), download here
The ethics of antibiotic use in animal farming by Captain Precious Ncayiyana (South African National Defence Force), download here

Session 4: Pharmaceutical health care delivery under Universal Health Coverage
Distinguishing between different disease profiles in different communities in South Africa by Ms Candy Day (Health Systems Trust), download here
Behavioural economics, health and vitality by Dr Deepak Patel (Discovery Vitality), download here
National Asthma Education Programme by Dr Riaz Khan (NAEP), download here
Five-day advanced course in diabetes by Mr Michael Brown (Centre of Diabetes and Endocrinology), download here
Higher Certificate in Vaccinology Qualification by Prof Hannelie Meyer (Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University), download here
Access to appropriate pain relief in palliative care - developing a suitable indicator by Mr Andy Gray (University of KwaZulu-Natal), download here

Session 5: Hiking the legislative mountain
Recent or proposed legislation - overview of PSSA submission in the past 6 months by Ms Lorraine Osman (PSSA National Office), download here
The influence of corporatisation on the professional identity of community pharmacists by Dr NomaChina Kubashe (Nelson Mandela University), download here
The importance of bioethics and health law in the pharmacist's line of duty by Captain Precious Ncayiyana (University of the Witwatersrand), download here
Complaints... A pharmacist's response by Mr Gary Black (PSSA Cape Western Province Branch), download here

Session 6: Turning the table - Supporting pharmacy support personnel
Supporting pharmacist's assistants in the workplace by Mr Jack Mosehla (City of Tswane Pharmaceutical Services), download here
Supporting pharmacist interns during the internship programme by Ms Marisha Gordon (Dis-Chem), download here
Design principles for a preceptor-based experiential learning programme and preparing for the preceptor role by Dr Lia Kritiotis (Nelson Mandela University), download here

Sunday 24 June
Session 7: Primary Health Care (PHC) - Really re-engineered?
Translating policy into healthcare delivery by Ms Trudy Leong (NDoH), download here
Understanding the concept of multidisciplinary practices by Mr Blenn Eagar (PSSA Free State Branch), download here
Delivery of pharmaceutical services and care at Primary Healthcare Clinics with different dispensing models - Where should the pharmacist be? by Ms Amy Bobbins (Nelson Mandela University), download here
The role of a pharmacist in the analysis of adherence rates and associated factors in HIV-patients registered on CCMDD programme in the public sector of South Africa by Dr Lucky Norah Katende-Kyenda (Walter Sisulu University), download here
Primary Care Drug Therapy pharmacist - value added option! by Mr Frans Landman (PCDT pharmacist), download here

Session 8: Where will the money come from?
Capitation and fee-for-service models - the difference by Ms Carine Kilian (PricewaterhouseCoopers), download here
Government's commitment towards the funding of NHI for all South Africans by Mr Dondo Mogajane (DG Treasury), download here