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GIBS' 3rd Annual Healthcare conference will take place in an innovative digital format 

Live sessions will be scheduled throughout the week. Should you not be able to attend the events live, full recorded packages will be available.  

2019 was a dramatic year, with the appointment of Dr Zweli Mkhize as Minister of Health; discussions around the NHI; and towards the end of the year, rumours (we now understand) of a new virus lurking in Wuhan City. 

Fast-forward to March 2020 and the WHO declares a global pandemic, South Africa announces its first COVID case and by the end of the month we are placed on one of world's strictest lockdowns.

The world, and the health care profession in particular, will never be the same. Nurses and doctors on the front line have become the new superheroes,  while politician have in many instances taken up the role of villains. What impact has COVID-19 had on the sector? What will be the new normal, and how must the sector pivot under these difficult circumstances?

Confirmed speakers to date:

  • Dr Nicholas Crisp, public health consultant, National Department of Health;
  • Minister Nomafrench Mbombo, Ministry of Health, Provincial Government of the Western Cape
  • Dr Saadiq Kariem, DDG: Chief of Operations, Western Cape Government: Health
  • Stavros Nicolaou, leads the Public Health Workgroup for Business South Africa
  • Dr Ryan Noach, CEO of Discovery Health
  • Dr Junaid Bajwa, chief medical scientist at Microsoft Research and a practising physician in the NHS (the UK's National Health Service);
  • Dr Kgao Legodi, Chair, Private Practice Committee, South African Medical Association (SAMA).
  • Dr Charl van Loggerenberg, General Manager, Emergency Medicine and SA Executive, Life Healthcare
  • Dr Anchen Laubscher, medical director of the Netcare Group
  • Dr Bhavna Patel, CEO: Groote Schuur Hospital, Western Cape Government: Health
  • Amil Devchand, CEO of Lenmed Hospital Group 
  • Dr Stan Moloabi, Principal Officer, Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS)
  • Damian McHugh, Executive: Health Momentum Health Solutions 
  • Dr Katlego Mothudi, Managing Director at Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF)
  • Dr Lungi Nyathi, Executive Director, Medscheme     
  • Dr Mike Forder, CEO of Ampath Laboratories
  • Dr Peter Cole, Manging Partner, Lancet Laboratories
  • Professor (adj) Alex van den Heever, Chair, Social Security Systems Administration and  Management studies, Wits School of Governance
  • Seline van der Wat, General Manager, hearX Group
  • Colleen Purdy, President, IPASA
  • Dr Lance Lasersohn, Specialist Anaesthesiologist and Intensive Care Physician, SASA President 
  • Jason Haddock, CEO, 3X4 Genetics 
  • Dr William Kleynhans, Medical Advisor , Stonethree Healthcare

Interested in sponsoring one or more of these webinar sessions? Contact Katie Kilpatrick on 

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Who should attend?

Anyone in the healthcare sector or interested or investing in the sector. 

How you will benefit

This conference will bring delegates up to date with  the latest developments throughout the sector since COVID 19.  What impact has Covid 19 had on the sector and how have things changed as a result. 

Additional information

This is an online conference taking place via webinar over the last week of August. 

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