Provisional Programme

*Subject to Change

FRIDAY 08 SEPTEMBER
TIME DESCRIPTION SPEAKER
07:00 -   08:00 Sponsored Breakfast Symposium : Sanofi
TiR in 2023: A practical guide
Venue: Private Dining Room, Level 2
Dr Michelle Carrihill
08:20 - 10:30 OPENING PLENARY - SESSION 1 Chairs: Ayesha Motala and Hoosen Randaree
08:20 - 08:30 Welcome Dr Reyna Daya, Chair: Organising Committee
08:30 - 09:15 Invited Plenary 1: PAFES Lecture: Developing effective policy and governance instruments for the management of NCDs using diabetes as an entry point in Africa Prof Jean Claude Mbanya
09:15 - 09:45 SEMDSA T2DM Guidelines launch: Treatment Algorithm Aslam Amod
09:45 - 10:30 Invited Plenary 2: Technology: Challenges in adoption Prof Partha Kar
10:30 - 10:50 Morning Tea Break
10:50 - 12:20 SESSION 2 Chairs: Ian Ross    and Alkesh Magan
10:50 - 11:35 Invited Plenary 3: Bernard Pimstone Memorial Lecture: Diagnosing adrenal insufficiency and suppression Prof Richard Ross
11:35 - 11:50 OP1: (52) Adrenal insufficiency associated with advanced HIV may explain the high mortality Prof Thabiso Mofokeng
11:50 - 12:05 OP2: (27) Investigating DNA methylation of metabolic and inflammatory genes with therapeutic potential for obesity: A cohort study in South African women Ayesha Shaik
12:05 - 12:20 OP3: (38) DNA methylation profiling of the Serotonin Transporter gene in South African women with obesity: implications for mechanisms, biomarkers and early interventions for Type 2 Diabetes Dr Tarryn Willmer
12:20 - 13:30 Lunch break (visit exhibition & network)
12:30 - 13:15 Sponsored Lunchtime Symposium : Servier Dyslipidaemia in the diabetic patient and the role of combination therapy
Venue: Private Dining Room, Level 2
Prof Frederick Raal
13:30 - 15:00 SESSION 3 Chairs: Tanja Kemp & Farzahna Mohamed
13:30 - 13:45 OP 4: (66) Evaluation of glucose point-of-care glucometers against the laboratory hexokinase method for gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosis Ms Lungile Khambule
13:45 - 14:00 OP 5: (58) Early postpartum HbA1c after hyperglycemia first detected in pregnancy—Imperfect but not without value Dr Ankia Coetzee
14:00 - 14:15 OP 6: (42) Impact of Sex on HbA1c Accuracy in Detecting Dysglycaemia among Middle-Aged Black South Africans Prof Julia Goedecke
14:15 - 15:00 Invited Plenary 4: Depression in type 2 diabetes Prof Khalida Ismail
15:00 - 15:20 Afternoon tea break
15:20 - 17:05 SESSION 4 Chairs: Fraser Pirie and Saajidah Bulbulia
15:20 - 15:50 MTP SESSION 1: Tongue-twisters and Gizmos: The evolution of diabetes care (VENUE: Main Plenary Hall)
MTF SESSION 2: The enigma of the dissatisfied hypothyroid patient on levothyroxine (VENUE: Private Dining Room, Level 2)
Prof Partha Kar

Prof Salman Razvi
15:50 - 16:05 OP 7: (6) Characteristics of patients with diabetes mellitus and foot disease at IALCH between January 2020 – December 2022. A retrospective chart review Dr Sherlina Kasipersad
16:05 - 16:20 OP 8: (25) Delayed onset of innate immune response in cutaneous diabetic wounds. Priyanka Dhanraj
16:20 - 17:05 Invited Plenary 5: Therapeutic options in graves disease management Prof Salman Razvi
17:15 - 18:30 SEMDSA AGM
SATURDAY 09 SEPTEMBER
TIME DESCRIPTION SPEAKER
07:00 - 08:00 Sponsored breakfast symposium (Novo Nordisk) Topic TBC
Private Dining Room, Level 2
TBC
08:30 - 10:30 SESSION 5 Chairs: Sindeep Bhana and Reyna Daya
08:30 - 09:15 Invited Plenary 6: PMU Jackson Memorial Lecture: Subclinical hypothyroidism - diagnosis and management over the years Prof Salman Razvi
09:15 - 09:30 OP1: (71) Improving glucose control in people living with diabetes (PLD) in primary care in the Tshwane district, Gauteng, South Africa: outcomes of the Tshwane Insulin Project (TIP) Prof Paul Rheeder
09:30 - 09:45 OP 2: (54) A Longitudinal Study of Cardiometabolic Disease Risk Factors And Sex Hormones Over The Menopausal Transition In Rural Sub-Saharan African Women Mr Raylton Chikwati
09:45 - 10:30 Invited Plenary 7: Transitional care: What are we missing? Prof Partha Kar
10:30 - 10:50 Morning Tea Break
10:50 - 12:35 SESSION 6 Chairs: Alisha Wade and Nazeer Ahmed Mohamed
10:50 - 11:35 Invited Plenary 8: Perspective is reality: Equating health determinants and outcomes Prof Jean Claude Mbanya
11:35 - 11:50 OP 3: (70) Predicting lipid control in the Steve Biko Academic Hospital diabetes clinic Prof Paul Rheeder
11:50 - 12:20 Invited Plenary 9: Evidence based laboratory medicine - from the lipid profile to other biomarkers Prof Adie Viljoen
12:35 - 13:20 Lunch break (visit exhibition & network)
Meetings : Academic HOD | Fellows | Basic Scientist AGM
13:20 - 15:00 SESSION 7 Chairs: Marli Conradie
13:20 - 14:05 Invited Plenary 10: Treating and monitoring congenital adrenal hyperplasia Prof Richard Ross
14:05 - 15:00 Poster Session: Basic Sciences Nitien Naran and Mari vd Vyver
14:05 - 15:00 Poster Session: Clinical Peter Raubenheimer, Zaheer Bayat, Simon Akerman and Amith Ramcharan
15:00 - 15:20 Afternoon tea break
15:20 - 17:05 SESSION 8 Magda Conradie   & Zodwa Dire
15:20 - 15:50 MTP SESSION 3: Selecting the best diabetes medication in resource limited settings in Africa
(VENUE: Main Plenary Hall)
Prof Jean Claude Mbanya
15:20 - 15:50 MTP SESSION 4: How to conduct a gold standard depression assessment in 5 minutes
(VENUE: Private Dining Room, Level 2)
Prof Khalida Ismail
15:50 - 16:05 OP 4: (67) A retrospective study of the biochemical and radiological profile of children with genetic hypophosphatemic rickets and their response to conventional treatment Dr Nikhila Isaac
16:05 - 16:50 Invited Plenary 11: Hypophosphatasia new diagnostic criteria Dr Aliya Khan
18:00 - 19:30 Sponsored Cocktail Symposium (Lilly) Topic TBC
Private Dining Room, Level 2
TBC
SEMDSA Awards   Banquet
SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER
TIME DESCRIPTION SPEAKER
07:00 - 08:30 Sponsored Breakfast Symposium: Sanofi Glycaemic control in 2023: Practical considerations
Venue: Private Dining Room, Level 2
Dr Aslam Amod
08:30 - 10:30 SESSION 9 Chairs: Zareena Angamia and Susan Brown
08:30 - 09:15 Invited Plenary 11: New global guidelines for hypoparathyroidism Dr Aliya Khan
09:15 - 09:30 OP1: (32) A macrophage-based cell therapy approach for the treatment of non-healing diabetic wounds. Miss Kiara Boodhoo
09:30 - 09:45 OP2: (48) Gut microbiota and fecal short chain fatty acids differ with adiposity and country of origin: The METS-Microbiome Study. Prof Lara Dugas
09:45 - 10:00 OP3: (74) Assessing the role of kisspeptin in breast cancer cell behaviour Ms Alex Marais
10:00 - 10:30 MTP SESSION 5:Type 2 diabetes management
(VENUE: Main Plenary Hall)
Prof Adie Viljoen
10:00 - 10:30 MTP SESSION 6: Case based discussion of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
(VENUE: Private Dining Room, Level 2)
Richard Ross
10:30 - 10:50 Morning Tea Break
10:50 - 13:05 SESSION 10 Frederick Raal and Kebashni Thandarayen
10:50 - 11:35 Invited Plenary 12: Disorded Eating in type 1 dm Khalida Ismail
11:35 - 11:50 OP4: (36) Impact of Continuous Glucose Monitoring on health outcome measures and total cost of care for people living with type 1 diabetes Dr Noluthando Nematswerani
11:50 - 12:05 OP5: (59) Pregnancy and diabetic ketoacidosis: fetal jeopardy and windows of opportunity Dr Ankia Coetzee
12:05 - 12:20 OP6: (28) Decreased global DNA methylation in maternal peripheral blood is associated with preterm birth Dr Stephanie Dias
12:20 - 13:05 Invited Plenary 13: Lipoprotein (a) - ready for prime time? Prof Adie Viljoen
13:05 - 13:15 Closing Dr Zaheer Bayat


Social Events Programme

Saturday, 9 September 2023 Gala Dinner incorporating the SEMDSA Awards
Formal Dinner
3 Course meal and drinks will be provided