Well-known neurologist, Prof Girish Modi, addresses GGPF doctors

The first of this year’s Gauteng GP Forum CPD Conferences, which attracted 270 doctors to Gallagher Estate in Midrand on Sunday, featured the participation of several leading academics in their specific fields on the speaker programme.

Among these were well-known neurologist, Prof Girish Modi, Professor and Principal Specialist in the University of the Witwatersrand Neurosciences Department, who gave a comprehensive appraisal of the aetiology, treatment and management of Alzheimer’s disease.

An update on atrial fibrillation was given by Dr Nqoba Tsabedze, Academic Head of the Division of Cardiology at the same institution, while Dr Sindeep Bhana, Principal Specialist and Head of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Chris Baragwaneth Hospital, rounded of the day’s proceedings with a discussion on the role of new generation insulins in diabetes management.

Paediatric medicine enjoyed its own session with a review of asthma in paediatrics by paediatric pulmonologist, Dr Steve Ponde, and of iron deficiency anaemia in paediatrics by Claire Tolmay, of the Nestle Nutrition Institute.

Main ethics contribution came from Dr Christopher Wareham, of the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, who spoke on the topical issue of confidentiality and fitness to drive.

*The next Gauteng GP Forum is scheduled for Sunday, 13 October, at the same venue.