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The GIBS/ IPASA Health Industry Insights 2019 Conference

The healthcare landscape in South Africa. 

2019 saw a change in arguably the single most influential individual in healthcare in SA- what does the appointment of Dr. Zweli Mkhize mean for public and private healthcare, the NHI and innovation in healthcare?

Keynote address: Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health

Conference Topics:

  • What's new in healthcare in 2019? A summary of the key government, legislative and private sector initiatives to improve the health system for all South Africans in both the public and private health sectors.
  • National Health Insurance and the Health Market Inquiry- an update. A discussion on the latest developments in the healthcare regulatory arena and their impact on the health industry players.
  • The future of value-based healthcare. Since Michael Porter popularised the concept in the early 2000's, where to now with VBC in South Africa? Is this just a novel idea or a real way forward for healthcare? What are the benefits and obstacles? How can these be overcome?
  • Healthcare Innovations. What is the landscape for health innovation in SA?
  • Technology update. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare.
  • The New Investors in HealthCare. The role of Alternative Investments/Private Equity/VC in healthcare delivery.
  • Novel approaches in the Pharmaceutical sector. New approaches to delivering care and how innovation in universities can drive new discoveries in pharmaceuticals.
  • The Business of Medicinal Cannabis and Health. Is there a business case or is this just hype? What are the opportunities and risks? What are the benefits and harms?

Moderator: Dr Elton Dorkin, MD of Dr EP Dorkin & Associates

Speakers confirmed:

Keynote: Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health

  • Lerato Mosiah, CEO, Health Funders Association
  • Council for Medical Schemes (speaker to be confirmed shortly)

  • Dr Shrey Viranna, CEO of Life Healthcare

  • Dr Vusi Nhlapo, GM, Private Practice, South African Medical Association (SAMA) 

  • Dr Lance Lasersohn, Specialist Anesthesiologist and Intensive Care Physician, SASA Vice President (President Elect)

  • Dr Unati Mahlati, Chief Medical Officer, Discovery Health Medical Scheme

  • Victoria Barr, Senior Director at FTI Consulting, co-founder of Alignd
  • Roly Buys,  Healthcare Consultant, MEDICLINIC

  • Jasper Westerink, CEO, Philips Africa
  • Dr Riaz Motara:  Cardiologist: MD Brandmed.
  • Gokul Nair, co-founder, Impulse BioMedical
  • Dr Babalwa Maholwana, Independent Pharmaceutical Consultant
  • Dr Jonathan Louw, CEO, SANBS
  • Clyde Lewis, Chief Commercial Officer, GE Healthcare

  • Dr Marlon Germon, healthcare practitioner, private practice

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Groups discounts of 20% for bookings of five or more.

 Conference starts at 08:30 and ends at 16:00.

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