Pre-congress Workshops


THURSDAY 18 AUGUST

  A REFRESHING VIEW OF THORACIC IMAGING     R 750
  ORGANISER: ISMAIL KALLA  3 CPD POINTS

Chest radiology is at best a nightmare for most practicing doctors including specialist pulmonologists and radiologists alike. This course aims at providing attendees with the basic tools to identify and interpret pathology on the various radiological tools available to the current practitioner. It will include presentations on plain chest x-ray in both the paediatric as well as the adult patient. These presentations will be augmented by presentations on the more sophisticated tools at our disposal i.e. HRCT, CTPA and PET – CT scans and their roles in the diagnostic work up of patients with chest symptoms. It promises to be an invaluable session for the junior as well as the more experienced pulmonologist as it will highlight common pitfalls in chest radiology and provide diagnostic algorithms recommended by the American Thoracic Society.

An approach to a chest X-ray: Every doctor’s nightmare – Charles Feldman
Cystic lung disease on CT scan – Shane Dorfman
Nodular infiltrate on HRCT – Ismail Kalla
PET scanning for chest disease – Willie Vangu
Alveolar opacities on HRCT – Ismail Kalla
Paediatric Radiology – Tanyia Pillay
 TRANSTHORACIC ULTRASOUND THE BASICS FOR CLINICIANS
R 1,000     Max 20 participants 
  ORGANISER: COENIE KOEGELENBERG   3 CPD POINTS
Hands-on Chest Ultrasound Course
The course will comprise of an introductory lecture followed by a hands-on practical session.  Each participant will be exposed to trans-thoracic ultra sonography in health and disease. The aim of the course will be to achieve basic (level 1) competency, which includes:
(1) the recognition of normal anatomy of the pleural and diaphragm;
(2) identification of the heart, liver and spleen;
(3) recognition of a pleural effusion and estimating its depth;
(4) differentiating a pleural effusion from pleural thickening;
(5) identification of consolidated lung; &
(6) guided thoracocentesis and ICD placement.
Pleural Effusions
Masses IPF
Other chest pathology
Evaluating the inferior vena cava for fluid depletion
– Coenie Koegelenberg
–  Brian Allwood
–  Morne Vorster
–  Donald Simon
LOOKING BEYOND SPIROMETRY IN PULMONARY FUNCTION STUDIES AND BEYOND THE APNEA HYPONEA INDEX IN SLEEP  R750
  ORGANISER: UMESH LALLOO & JEFF KING  3 CPD POINTS
Join this specialist workshop which will cover lung functions, looking beyond AHI and spirometry.  Professor Walter McNicholas, (Ireland) will present diagnostic approaches to sleep disordered breathing, focussing on a move towards ambulatory monitoring.  The workshop will involve 20 minute presentations with 10 minutes discussion.
Lung function testing 101 – the basics. – Umesh Lalloo,
How to perform an optimal spirometric lung function test? – Lung function technologist
Lung function testing in dysfunctional lung disorders – Sabs Abdool-Gaffar
Is the time to say goodbye to ECCS reference values and 80% of predicted long overdue? – David Rees
Diagnostic approaches to sleep disordered         breathing, focusing on a move towards                 ambulatory monitoring – Walter McNicholas
Panel Discussion
  WET LAB:  Max 18 participants     R 2,500
  ORGANISER: IVAN SCHEWITZ  8 CPD POINTS
R 2,500 per delegate including return transfers from Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre and Onderstepoort Veterinary Hospital
The wet lab will introduce surgeons to basic thorascopic techniques up to a Video Assisted Lobectomy. It will include lung biopsy , pleural biopsy, lobectomy & pneumonectomy. Sponsorship available to cardio-thoracic registrars & full time consultants / newly qualified surgeons.
To apply for sponsorship email ivan@schewitz.com
Onderstepoort Veterinary Hospital – Ivan Schewitz

 

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