With just over two weeks to go until the inaugural South African Digital Health Conference kicks off, the event organisers have announced a speaker line-up consisting of top healthcare professionals in their field.

Hosted in collaboration between the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Digital Health (Pty) Ltd, the conference will take place on 2 October 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). During the event attendees will be able to listen to and engage with decision makers, innovators, entrepreneurs and academics in the South African digital health space.

“The invited speakers will bring much needed insights into the emerging digital health technology trends of the fourth industrial revolution. Not only will the speakers be providing their opinion on how digital health will transform healthcare in South Africa, but there will also be interactive panel discussions throughout the day to ensure delegate participation and knowledge sharing,” said Business Development at Digital Health, Lieke Rayneard.

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, will be opening the conference and will be followed by speakers from both the public and private healthcare space. Speakers include Deputy CEO at Discovery Health, Dr Ryan Noach; Head Benefits and Risk at Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF), Dr Rajesh Patel; Senior Executive, Strategic Trade Development at Aspen Pharmacare, Stavros Nicolaou; Managing Director at Kardio Group, Dr Riaz Motara; Acting Executive Innovation Enabling Support at TIA, Sarusha Pillay; and Executive Director of the Grants, Innovation and Product Development groups at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Prof Richard Gordon.

Also included on the speaker line-up are: Founder of Hello Doctor, Dr Michael Mol; CEO at hearX, Nic Klopper; CEO at RecoMed, Sheraan Amod; Manager Catalytic Sector Unit at the City of Cape Town, Faith Kolala; Cluster Manager at Wesgro, Mandi Bell; CEO at CPC/Qualicare, Dr Tony Berhman; and Founder at Iyeza Express, Sizwe Nzima.

“Digital health disruption is not just by using technology to deliver health services, but also to transform the accompanying business model,” said Nic Klopper.

Abstracts submissions are currently open – the  closing date is 21 September 2018. Should you wish to submit an abstract, please email info@digitalhealth.capetown for additional information.

CPD points will be awarded.

More information about the South African Digital Health Conference can be found here, and early bird tickets can be purchased here.

Information about sponsorship packages can be found here.

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