The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is to
hold its first National Conference from 18-19 August at Emperors Palace in
Kempton Park on the East Rand from 18 –
20 August 2019.
The Conference will provide an opportunity for delegates
across all health sectors, health regulators, policy makers, academics and
service providers among others; to engage on regulatory matters pertaining to
the healthcare environment; including the shifting global and local healthcare
The theme for the event will be “Regulating the Health
Professionals in the 21st Century” with a focus on The Role of the Regulator in
Universal Health Coverage as well as looking at the Regulator’s contribution
towards Advocating for Good Health and Well-being – Why it matters? What is our
role in achieving these goals?
The compelling programme has various interactive sessions focused
on core issues specifically the emerging gaps in the current regulatory
framework in relation to universal health coverage and the impact of the
current ethical rules in the delivery of universal health coverage to ensure a
sustainable healthcare system. Another key feature in the programme are the
concurrent issue-based breakaway sessions where delegates will explore various
perspectives on the workforce environment, the required skills and
capabilities, the role of education and training systems in preparing the
health practitioners of tomorrow, Ethical Engagement in the Digital Era and
Digital Innovation and the Wave of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The Council will also be engaging on the outcomes of the
Health Market Inquiry and the Presidential Health Summit 2018 as well as
creating awareness with stakeholders on its mandate.