14 - 16 JULY 2016 | BIRCHWOOD HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE | JOHANNESBURG

Programme & Speakers

 

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Workshops

 

Programme:

12 July 2016:
Council Meeting

 

13 July 2016:

Council Meeting

Exhibition build up

14 July 2016: 

Congress starts (full day)

15 July 2016:

Congress (full day)

Gala dinner

16 July 2016:

Congress ends lunch time

 

Invited Speakers

Dr Munyadziwa Kwinda

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PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

 

a. South African Medical Association: JUDASA; SEDHASA; SAMA Board Member and SAMA National Councillor
b. Health Professions Council of South Africa: Vice Chairperson of the Medical and Dental Professions Board and Chairperson of the Subcommittee for Internship Training

ACHIEVEMENT / AWARDS
a. Youngest Clinical/Medical Manager once appointed in Limpopo
b. Awarded by the South African Medical Association for “ commitment to the Improvement of public health services in rural areas” in 2004
c. Awarded Rural Doctor of the year 2008 in South Africa by the Rural Doctors Association of South Africa.
d. Awarded the Best Clinical Manager for Vhembe District for the 2007/8 financial year
e. Awarded Best Primary Health Care Doctor in Vhembe for two consecutive years – 2008 & 2009.
f. Represented Limpopo in the INTEREST Conference held in Dakar Senegal in May 2008
g. Established partnership between Donald Fraser Hospital and University of British Columbia, Department of Internal Medicine since 2008 to 2012
h. Solicited funding for Medical Equipment for a value of R250 000 from CEDAR Foundation in Canada for Donald Fraser Hospital in 2009
i. Guest Speaker at the Grand Round Presentation at Vancouver General Hospital, Canada in April 2010

 

Dr Kwinda is Pastor of United For Christ Discipleship Ministries in Pretoria and is married to Rabelani and together they are blessed with four children, two boys (Ndinae and Ngelekanyo) and two girls (Utenda and Munangiwa).


Prof Theresa Lorenzo

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Theresa Lorenzo is an Associate Professor in the University of CapeTown's Disability Studies and OccupationalTherapy, Department of Health and RehabilitationSciences,Faculty of Health Sciences,University of CapeTown.She gained experi­ ence in community-based disability and development programmes and the training of community rehabilitation workers in the ruraJ communities of Limpopo and Mpumalan­ ga.She joined UCT's OccupationalTherapy department in 1996 and has worked with the SACLA Health Project in building students' capacity to work with civil society organisations in addressing the needs of disabled persons and their families. She initiated the Disability Studies Postgraduate Programmes at UCT in 2003 to bridge the gap between activism and scholar­ ship.Recently,a Higher Certificate in Disability Practice was accredited for community care workers to upgrade their skills in disability inclusive service delivery across sectors.

Prof Elelwani Ramugondo

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Elelwani Ramugondo is Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy in the Department of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences at UCT. She was formerly Head of Division for Occupational Therapy, and was appointed both the chairperson of the Dean’s Transformation Advisory Committee in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor on Transformation following the fall of the Cecil John Rhodes Statue at UCT in 2015. Ramugondo’s PhD introduced an intergenerational perspective in the study of children’s play and framed play as a window of opportunity to discern the African condition. Her continuing academic work and research situates intergenerational play within everyday contexts, and recognises play as a powerful avenue for disrupting the status quo. Ramugondo currently mentors a number of PhD candidates using case study and embedded methodologies approached from both critical theory and poststructuralist perspectives. Her growing body of work focusses on theorizing about human occupation, building on new terminology (occupational consciousness) which she introduced into occupational science discourse. Ramugondo grounds her theorizing work regarding what people do every day (human occupation) on liberation philosophy – notably work by Biko, Fanon and Dussel.

Prof Laetitia Rispel

 

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Laetitia Rispel is Professor of Public Health and the Head of the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds a Department of Science and Technology/ National Research Foundation Research Chair, entitled Research on the Health Workforce for Equity and Quality. She has published extensively on different aspects of health policy and health systems research, central to many of the issues involved in the re-structuring and transformation of the South African health system. Prof Rispel has extensive and wide-ranging experience of research, teaching, and health leadership in different settings and has won several national and international awards, including the South African Shoprite/Checkers/SABC2 woman of the year award in the health category (2003); International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honors Society (2013); Gauteng branch of the South African Medical Association award in the allied category (2013); University vice-chancellor’s academic citizenship award (2014); Academy of Science of South Africa membership award (2015). On Sunday 22 May 2016, she was elected as vice-president/ president elect of the World Federation of Public Health Associations, the first African woman in the 50 year history of the organisation to achieve this honour.

Important Dates

12 & 13 July 2016:
Council Meeting

13 July 2016:

OTASA AGM
(Silverleaf Venue)
17h30 for 18h00

14 July 2016: 

Congress starts (full day)

15 July 2016:

Congress (full day)

Gala dinner

16 July 2016:

Congress ends lunch time

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