Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.



****** For the SASUF 2020 Research & Innovation Week please visit https://sasuf2020.sched.com *******

Read more about the project on www.sasuf.org and www.facebook.com/SouthAfricaSweden or https://sasuf2020.sched.com



Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

4. Health [clear filter]
Thursday, May 2
 

09:00 SAST

Situation analysis of e-health and health SDG 3 in Kwa-Zulu Natal
SITUATION ANALYSIS E HEALTH AND SDG 3 SEMINARS – AS PER THE SASUF PROPOSAL

Presentations, Discussions & Review of Preliminary data from the E Health Project, with specific reference to the webDHIS and HPRN.
PURPOSE, AIMS & OBJECTIVES OF SATELLITE EVENT
The overall aim of the Project is to develop a collaborative research, education and training programme among the participating institutions to investigate the Burden of diseases in the respective countries to enhance the monitoring and evaluation of the target indicators of SDG 3 & 4; and to promote internationalization.
PROGRAMME
Day 1: Thursday 2nd May 2019
This Session would include some of the following topics/ Presentations / Inputs and Small Group discussions.
SESSION I : 9 – 12:30PM
  • Introduction & Welcome to the DUT FOHS E Health, Epidemiology & Burden of Diseases in SA Thematic Research Focus Area (RFA) - Prof Sibiya
  • Overview of the E Governance in KZN /SA Dr S Thakur
  • Overview of Burden of Diseases and SDG 3 in Sweden - Prof Ostergren
  • Epidemiological Data Trends Analysis from DHIS SA & Sweden – prof Mats Malqvist, Upsala University
  • Overview of E health in SA Prof Jinabhai
SESSION II: 1:30 – 4:00PM
BREAKAWAY - SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Participants will explore each of the Objectives listed above.
SESSION III: Friday 3rd May 2019 - 9 – 10:30pm
Presentation of an Overview of the KZN DOH webDHIS & HPRN DATA – Ms N Moodley
SESSION IV: 11 – 12:30PM
Epidemiological & Demographic Trends in the Swedish Context – Prof Ostergren / Malqvist
SESSION V: 1:30 - 3:30PM
BREAKAWAY GROUPS EXAMINING THE SA & SWEDISH DATA SETS
Plenary Report Back
Summary, Conclusion & Way forward.

Keywords: Epidemiology, E Health, Big Data analytics, DHIS
Venue: Durban University of Technology
Contact details: Prof Jinabhai n.jinabhai@gmail.com +27827740836


Thursday May 2, 2019 09:00 - Friday May 3, 2019 15:30 SAST
Durban
 
Monday, May 6
 

08:30 SAST

The burden of disease due to antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance poses a potential threat to global public health due to challenges that are associated with biomedical and economic aspects. It is important to understand the issue of antimicrobial resistance from different fronts, which include: i. the burden of disease ii. one health aspects; iii. Epidemiological aspects of antimicrbial resistance; and iv. solutions to curb antimicrobial resistance. There is limited information about the burden of disease associated with antimicrobial resistance, particularly in Africa. The aim of this event is to invoke debate about the field of antimicrobial resistance and to share experiences that will lead to advancement of knowledge.

Proposed venue: University of Zululand Science Centre (main event)
Suggested date: 5 May to 6 May 2019
(5 May 2019 – pre-event festival (optional): Experience our culture
(6 May 2019 – Main event)
Suggested time/duration: 1 day main event and 1 day pre-event festival (optional)

Venue: Richards Bay Science Centre, University of Zululand
Keywords: burden of disease; antimicrobial resistance, one health, epidemiology, curbing antimicrobial resistance
Contact details: Prof. Evelyn Madoroba, MadorobaE@unizulu.ac.za

Monday May 6, 2019 08:30 - 15:30 SAST
Richards Bay

08:30 SAST

Biotechnology at the cross-Road: Innovations and capacity development at the service of rural and developed communities
The idea of the workshop is to showcase innovations in relation to biotechnology taking place at the University in different fields. From water purification to novel treatment, energy generation, Food technology and Diagnostics. The workshop will cut across many themes indicated above particularly theme 1, 2 and 4. Capacity development is also an essential part of the workshop to show how students participate in the different processes of knowledge creation and application. It is expected that at least 6 to 8 abstracts can be submitted and presented by researchers from the different Departments of the University of Venda. Efforts will be made to involve researchers from the University of Limpopo as well as the Limpopo Premier office from Polokwane.


Keywords: Biotechnology, innovation, Water purification, Novel treatments (Drug development), Medicinal plants, Capacity development, rights and humanity.
Venue: University of Venda Research Conference Centre
Contact details: Dr Segun Obadire OS, segun.obadire@univen.ac.za, +27159628409

Monday May 6, 2019 08:30 - Tuesday May 7, 2019 16:30 SAST
Limpopo

09:00 SAST

Capacity Building around Strengthening Epidemiological, Big Data Analytical Capacity
Future Proposal Development / Grant Writing Workshops.
Participants/ Stakeholders:
  1. DUT FOHS / E Skills EDU staff / Post-Gradute Researchers
  2. KZN DOH E Health & PHISC & NDOH
  3. Broader E IT sector
  4. Post Graduate Research Association (National)
  5. Research, Innovation RIE Directorate
  6. NEMISA
  7. NDOH Health Information Systems team
  8. Others
Keywords: Epidemiology, E Health, Big Data analytics, DHIS
Venue: Durban University of Technology
Contact detailsProf Jinabhai n.jinabhai@gmail.com +27827740836 

Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - Tuesday May 7, 2019 15:30 SAST
Durban

09:00 SAST

Genetic, social and environmental factors influencing complexs and epidemiology of complex traits in African and European populations – understanding the burden of disease in Sweden and South Africa
The focus of this workshop will be to share skills and knowledge relevant for molecular and traditional epidemiological research. For the purpose of understanding the burden of disease in Sweden and South Africa. The workshop will focus on how we can identify genetic, social and environmental factors contributing to disease using epidemiological approaches, e.g. genome-wide association analysis, trans-ethnic meta-analysis, Mendelian Randomisation, registry-based analyses and prioritization of gene transcripts for translational research.

Suggested time/duration:
• Arrive evening of the 5th of May
• 9am-5pm on the 6th of May
• 9am-5pm of the 7th of May
• Travel on the morning of the 8th of May.

Venue: Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, 9 Jubilee Road, Parktown, Johannesburg
Contact details: Michele Ramsay, michele.ramsay@wits.ac, +27 (0) 11 717 6635 / +27 (0) 73 647 2726 

Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - Tuesday May 7, 2019 17:00 SAST
Johannesburg

10:00 SAST

Capacity building on “development of framework for community based intervention”
Capacity building on (framework) steps and processes to follow when developing an intervention steps to formulate actionable plans. In the context of this project the actionable plas will aim to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.

Venue: University of Venda, Art Gallery, Limpopo
Contact details: Prof Sonto Maputle, sonto.maputle@univen.ac.za

Monday May 6, 2019 10:00 - 12:00 SAST
Limpopo
  4. Health

10:00 SAST

Society based interventions to combat childhood obesity 1
Childhood obesity is rising in South Africa and Sweden and with that associated physical and mental complications. So far interventions have not produced sustainable improvement as measured with BMI at the population level. With ECHO zone a more comprehensive approach is taken to address the urgent need to find ways to sustainably curb the development in childhood obesity. ECHO zone is comprehensive both with regard to the number of actors involved and in evidence building. The implementation is therefore challenging. In the seminars experiences from three different places on how complex interventions are implemented will be addressed.

Keywords: Society-based interventions, physical activity, food, sleep, evidence-building.
Venue: University of Fort Hare, Faculty of Health Sciences, 5 Oxford Street, East London Campus, 5200
Contact details: Prof E Seekoe, eseekoe@ufh.ac.za

Monday May 6, 2019 10:00 - 12:00 SAST
East London
  4. Health
 
Tuesday, May 7
 

08:00 SAST

Inguinal hernia workshop
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery is growing in both South Africa and Sweden. There is a need for teaching of technical aspects in the surgical societies. This event will be a laparoscopic inguinal hernia workshop with live surgery performed by South African and Swedish surgeons. The Swedish Hernia Register is up and running since 1992. A South African Hernia Register is in the implementing phase. The aim of the workshop is to continue collaboration in practical inguinal hernia surgery and to transfer experience between the registries.

Keywords: Inguinal hernia, live surgery, hernia registry
Venue: New Somerset Hospital, Cape Town
Contact details: Dr Heather Bougard, hbougard@iafrica.com, 823746430

Tuesday May 7, 2019 08:00 - 16:00 SAST
Cape Town

08:30 SAST

SAMRC/Forte Collaborative Research Programme - Inequalities in Health and, Health Systems/Health System Policies
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and The Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare (Forte) are currently funding 11 joint South Africa/Sweden research projects under the SAMRC/Forte collaborative research programme. The symposium includes presentations on ongoing projects; joint discussions and information about upcoming funding opportunities.
A draft programme is attached for perusal.

Venue: The South African Medical Research Council, Francie Van Zyl Drive, Parow Valley, Cape Town
Contact details:
Arlene Smith, arlene.smith@mrc.ac.za
Teresia Weinberg, teresia.weinberg@forte.se


Tuesday May 7, 2019 08:30 - 14:30 SAST
Cape Town

09:00 SAST

Preeclampsia research
To present current research within preeclampsia in South Africa and Sweden and possible collaboration

Keywords: preeclampsia, eclampsia, maternal health
Venue: Tygerberg Hospital, Medical building, Cape Town
Contact details:
Lina Bergman, lina.bergman@kbh.uu.se, 0027646142616
Catherine Cluver, cathycluver@hotmail.com, 0027823210298

Tuesday May 7, 2019 09:00 - 12:00 SAST
Cape Town

09:00 SAST

Non-communicable Diseases in patients with and without HIV and AIDS
Since patients with HIV/AIDS are living much longer with HAART therapy, HIV/AIDS has now become a part of the chronic disease burden, like hypertension and diabetes. Symptoms suggestive of cardiac disease represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in clinical practice; Cardiologists are more frequently encountering this problem. South Africa has the worse HIV/AIDS epidemic but also the largest HIV management program. This means that clinicians and policy markers will face the worse challenge in dealing with the future occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. Unfortunately, that future burden of CDV among chronic HIV/AIDS cases in not yet well understood.
The aim of this workshop is to provide an update on non-communicable diseases in patients with and without HIV infection.

Venue: Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha Health Resource Centre
Contact details:  Teke Apalata, ruffinapalata@gmail.com, tapalata@wsu.ac.za

Tuesday May 7, 2019 09:00 - 13:00 SAST
Mthatha

10:00 SAST

Society based interventions to combat childhood obesity 2
Childhood obesity is rising in South Africa and Sweden and with that associated physical and mental complications. So far interventions have not produced sustainable improvement as measured with BMI at the population level. With ECHO zone a more comprehensive approach is taken to address the urgent need to find ways to sustainably curb the development in childhood obesity. ECHO zone is comprehensive both with regard to the number of actors involved and in evidence building. The implementation is therefore challenging. In the seminars experiences from three different places on how complex interventions are implemented will be addressed.

Keywords: Society-based interventions, physical activity, food, sleep, evidence-building.
Venue: Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth
Contact details:  Sindiwe James, Sindiwe.James@mandela.ac.za

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00 - 12:00 SAST
Port Elizabeth

10:00 SAST

Mini-Symposium on Immunoproteomics of Infectious and Non-communicable Diseases: diagnostic markers and novel therapeutics
The human humoral immune system is able to mark out disease-associated alterations in the expressed human proteome in non-communicable diseases through the production of high specificity autoantibodies. Similarly, one component of the adaptive immune response to microbial infection is the production of pathogen-specific antibodies. Such (auto)antibodies are now finding potential utility as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of disease, as well as representing candidate therapeutics. This half-day mini-symposium will bring together researchers from Sweden and South Africa with active research interests in the burgeoning field of Immunoproteomics, with the goal of establishing new networks and collaborations in this important area of research.

The speakers at the satellite event will include:
Prof Peter Nilsson (KTH; protein-fragment microarrays for autoantibody discovery)
Prof Jonathan Blackburn (UCT; protein microarrays for diagnostic autoantibody discovery)
Prof Tom Scriba (UCT; antibody correlates of risk of TB)
Prof Stefan Barth (UCT; antibody engineering for diagnostics and therapeutics)
Prof Carolyn Williamson/Daniel Sheward (UCT; evolution of broadly neutralising antibodies in HIV disease)
Prof Anna-Lise Williamson/ Michiel van Diepen (UCT; design of antibody-based vaccines in HIV)
Prof Ed Rybicki (UCT; antibody production in plants)
Prof Keertan Dheda (UCT; novel lateral flow-based diagnostics for TB disease)
Dr Lindi Masson (UCT; Biomarkers point-of-care tests for HIV prevention)
Prof Ujjwal Neogi (Karolinska Institute; Immuno-proteomics perspective of Inflamm-aging in people living with HIV)
Prof Olof Lindahl (Uppsala University; innovation in antibiotics and diagnostics for bacterial infections)

Keywords: Immunoproteomics, Autoantibodies, Protein microarrays, Diagnostics, Therapeutics.
Venue: Auditorium of the Lung Institute, Health Sciences Campus, University of Cape Town.
Contact details: Professor Jonathan Blackburn, jonathan.blackburn@uct.ac.za, +27 (0)21 406 6071


Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00 - 17:00 SAST
Cape Town

13:00 SAST

Community mobility of older adults with and without dementia
Community mobility is a crucial strategy to allow older adults to continue to engage in meaningful social and community activities that will allow them to maintain their sense of identity, autonomy and health. Ageing in place allows older adults to maintain important social relationships and meaningful activities that contribute to health. Community engagement has a positive influence on preventing physical and mental decline and reduces a significant economic burden on health and human service infrastructure in the community. The aim of the event is to discuss joint interest in the mobility needs of older adults with and without cognitive decline.

The goal is to establish collaboration and joint projects.

Keywords: Community mobility, Older adults, Dementia, Out of home activities.
Venue: Stellenbosch University Tygerberg Campus (Occupational Therapy Division), Division Occupational Therapy Education Building (Second Floor) Francie van Zijl DriveParow7500
Contact details: Lana van Niekerk, lanavn@sun.ac.za, 021-9389307

Tuesday May 7, 2019 13:00 - 14:30 SAST
Stellenbosch

14:00 SAST

Are neurodegenerative disorders triggered by alterations in cell metabolism and/or bioenergetics?
During this event, researchers from both South Africa and Sweden will present their current work in their laboratories, department and research centers. The main aim of this symposium is to establish possible new collaborations between researchers from both countries. Researchers will have the chance to discuss each other’s field of research and current projects and to network and mingle during coffee break.

Keywords:
Alzheimer’s disease, mitochondria, autophagy, metabolism, bioenergetics.
Venue: Stellenbosch University
Contact details:  Associate Professor Ben Loos, bloos@sun.ac.za, +27 21 808 9196

Tuesday May 7, 2019 14:00 - 17:00 SAST
Stellenbosch