Refresher Course Plenary Lectures

THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2019

08:00 – 08:45 Registration & Tea/Coffee
08:50 – 09:00 Welcome Prof Lynette Denny
Opening Session: Obstetrics
09:00 – 09:30 Passing on the correct microbiome to ensure our children’s future health Prof Phil Steer
09:30 – 10:00 Diagnosis and treatment of intrauterine growth restriction: latest developments Prof Justin Konje
10:00 – 10:30 Ultrasound in modern obstetrics – invaluable or overused? Dr Lou Pistorious
10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
Session 2: Gynaecology
11:00 – 11:30 Is there still a place for vaginal mesh in urogynaecology? Prof Jan-Paul Roovers
11:30 – 12:00 Polycystic ovary syndrome in the adolescent population – the new guidelines Prof Zephne van der Spuy
12:00 – 13:00 Dennis Davey Lecture Dr Imtiaz Sooliman

Gift of the Givers

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
Session 3a Gynaecology Session 3b: Obstetrics
14:00 – 14:30 Surgical management of the adnexal mass – when is laparoscopy appropriate Dr Bruce Howard Unexplained stillbirth – explained and prevented Prof Justin Konje
14:30 – 15:00 HRT or no HRT – the current status Prof Alan Alperstein Challenges in the older obstetric patient Prof Peter Roos
15:00 – 15:30 Nonsurgical treatment for fibroids (UAE, MRgFUS) – evidenced-based review Dr Gary Sudwarts Thomboprophylaxis in Obstetrics Dr Vash Mungal Singh
15:30 – 15:45 Tea/Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:15 BRCA screening – who, when and why Dr Tracey Adams The big 5: How the obstetrician can assist the neonatologist Prof Michael Harrison
16:15 – 16:45 LARCs – the latest developments Prof Petrus Steyn Preventing neonatal Group B Streptococcus infection – antibiotics or vaccines? Prof Phil Steer
16:45 Closure Closure

FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2019

07:30 – 08:30 Registration and Tea/Coffee Break
Session 4: Obstetrics
08:30 – 09:00 Pre-eclampsia – the struggle continues Prof Mushi Matjila
09:00 – 09:30 Infectious diseases in pregnancy: from A – Z Dr Rosie Burton
09:30 – 10:00 First trimester aneuploidy screening Dr Zoe Momberg
10:00 – 10:30 Intrapartum fetal surveillance – what the INFANT trial and the ‘Each Baby Counts’ studies tell us about moving beyond fetal heart rate pattern recognition Prof Phil Steer
10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
Session 5:  Gynaecology
11:00 – 11:30 Fertility preservation for the general gynaecologist Prof Igno Siebert
11:30 – 12:00 Hormonal therapy in the breast cancer patient Prof Rika Pienaar
12:00 – 12:30 Biomarkers for the prediction of prognosis in women with Gynae cancer Prof Virna Leaner
12:30 – 13:00 A holistic approach to sexual function post gynaecological cancer treatment Ms Sorrel Pitcher
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
Session 6a: Ethics (5 Ethics CPD points) Session 6b: Surgery
14:00 – 14:30 Intimate partner violence – why should I care ? Dr Chivaugan Gordon Pelvic floor repair – should the uterus stay or go? Prof JP Roovers
14:30 – 15:00 Preventing burnout in healthcare workers Prof Lynette Denny Vaginal rejuventation – what does the evidence say ? Dr Stephen Jeffery
15:00 – 15:30 Is fertility treatment a human right? Prof Silke Dyer Tips and tricks for successful total laparoscopic hysterectomy Dr Viju Thomas
15:30 – 15:45 Tea/Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:15 End of life care Dr Rene Krause Chronic pelvic pain – assessment and management Dr Deon Kennedy
16:15 – 16:45 Social Media and Medicolegal risk Mr JP Ellis Cinderella compartment of the vagina – what is it and how does it manifest? Prof Etienne Henn
16:45 Closure Closure

SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2019

08:00 – 09:00 Registration and Tea/Coffee Break
07:00 – 08:00 NuAngle Breakfast Session

Do we need an alternative to TVT for the surgical management of SUI ?

Prof Etienne Henn
Session 7: Obstetrics
08:30 – 09:00 Oxytocin for the induction of labour, including an update on the Condisox trial Prof Phil Steer
09:00 – 09:30 Cardiac disease in pregnancy Prof Liesl Zuhlke
09:30 – 10:00 Decreasing maternal mortality due to obstetric Haemorrhage Prof Sue Fawcus
10:00 – 10:30 Advances in the diagnosis and management of the placental acretas Dr Chantal Stewart
10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
Session 8:  Gynaecology
10:00 – 11:30 Endometriosis in adolescence – investigation and treatment Dr Olufemi Olarogun
11:30 – 12:00 The role of HPV DNA testing in in 2019 and beyond Dr Linda Rogers
12:00 – 12:30 Hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition – new studies and updated guidelines Prof Petrus Steyn
12:30 Closure

*Please note that this programme is subject to change