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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cape Town would like to extend a congenial welcome to delegates on the African continent and across the globe to the 2019 UCT/O&G Refresher Course. This auspicious event will be hosted on the 27-29th November 2019 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Observatory, Cape Town. The theme of the meeting is Quality of Life / Burden of Disease: from Menarche to Menopause and beyond.

The meeting promises to deliver cutting-edge knowledge and advances in the management of common conditions in critical stages of a woman’s life, commencing with menarche, advancing into the reproductive years and culminating with the menopause. Leading international and home-grown faculty will deliver state-of-the-art lectures in their respective fields.

Additionally, the Department of O&G at UCT will launch its inaugural Skills Upliftment Initiative supported by the Nina Lipshitz Trust, at the 2019 UCT/O&G Refresher Course. The aim of this initiative is to invest in the advancement of surgical and procedural  skills that will have an impact on the improvement of women’s health. Revolutionary laparoscopic surgical and sonographic workshops transcending Gynaecological Oncology, Family Planning, Hysteroscopy, Cardiotocography,  Colposcopy, Gynaecological and Obstetric Sonography will be addressed by this initiative. This series of workshops will be conducted two days prior to commencement of the Refresher Course, however the Skills Upliftment Initiative undertakes to live beyond the congress. The aim of the initiative is to advance surgical skills of not only in-house trainees but alsoof doctors working in the periphery through a rural skills development outreach programme. Watch the space…

Apart from the academic meeting, Cape Town has always enjoyed the status of being one of the leading tourist destinations in the world. The organising committee encourages delegates to explore the hospitality of the city including, amongst others, visiting Robben Island, Cape Point, the Waterfront and some of the finest Wine Estates in the world.

The Organising Committee wishes you an outstanding, dynamic, valuable and enjoyable meeting.

 

Associate Professor Mushi Matjila
(Chair:  Organising Committee 2019
UCT/O&G Refresher Course)
Dr Kendall Brouard
(Chair: Academic Programme)
Professor Lynette Denny
(HOD: Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCT)