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Thursday 18 August – Pre-congress Workshops
Spirometry and Beyond
14h00 – 17h30
Lung Function testing 101 – the basics – Umesh Lalloo
14h00 – 17h30 How to perform an optimal spirometric lung function test – David Maree

Friday 19 August
Session 1:  Plenary 1
08h50 – 09h10 Sleep disorder breathing in children – What’s new – Refika Hamutcu Ersu (Istanbul)
09h30 – 09h50 Sleep in chronic pulmonary disease – A forgotten dimension – Waler McNicholas (Ireland)

Session 2:  Adult Pulmonology – Infectious Diseases/Pneumonia
11h50 – 12h10
 TB bedside to bench – Umesh Lalloo – email for copy of the presentation
12h10 – 12h15 The prevalence and management of Rifampicin – Resistant Tuberculosis at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital – Rajiv Narsing
12h20 – 12h25 The use of protocol sedation in medical thoracoscopy – Morne Voster

Session 2:  Thoracic Surgery – The Bare Minimum
12h00 – 12h30
Chest pathology for surgeons – Babita Bhana – email for copy of the presentation

Session 2:  Paediatic Pulmonology – The Wheezing Child
13h45 – 14h05
Aetiology of childhood pneumonia David Moore – email for copy of the presentation
14h40 – 14h55 Bronchoscopy in TB –  Pierre Goussard
15h45 – 16h10 The microbiome in allergic disease Robin Green
16h10 – 16h35 Allergy in Africa Debbie White
16h35 – 17h00 What’s new in paediatric asthma Refika Hamutcu Ersu (Istanbul)

Session 2:  Sleep Medicine – Sleep Apnea and Cardiometabolic Disease
10h30 – 11h00
Sleep apnea and cardiometabolic disease – Walter McNicholas (Ireland)
14h05 – 14h25
New insights into the morning glory of sleep disordered breathing – Prithy Ramlachan
15h45 – 16h15 Insominia assessment – psychological perspective –  Michelle Baker

Session 3:  Adult Pulmonology – Interstitial Lung Diseases and Bronchiectasis
13h45 – 14h00 Smoking- related interstitial lung diseass – Gill Ainslie
14h00 – 14h15 Cystic lung disease – Athol Wells (UK)
14h15 – 14h30 Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: An Update –  Michelle Wong
15h00 – 15h05 Haemoptysis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and immunocompetent patiets with Aspergillomas – Alan Peter

Session 4:  Thoracic Surgery – The Pleura
16h15 – 16h30 Empyema – Risenge Chauke
16h30 – 16h45 Primary vs Secondary decortication. Surgical technique – Risenge Chauke

Saturday 20 August
Session 5:  Plenary 2
09h10 – 09h30 The ethics of sleep medicine – Julian Botha Ethics Session

Session 6:  Adult Pulmonology – Asthma, ARDS and Lung Cancer
10h30 – 10h50
New therapies in asthma –  Elvis Irusen

Session 6:  Thoracic Surgery – Mediastinum
11h30 – 12h30
 Management of the acute perforation of the esophagus (Diagnosed within 12-24hrs) Johan Rossouw

Session 6:  Paediatic Pulmonology – Neonatal & SDB
11h50 – 12h10 Sleep disordered breathing in children with chronic lung disease Refika Hamutcu Ersu (Istanbul)

Session 6:  Sleep Medicine – Circadian Rhythm, Anxiety and Depression and Restless Leg Syndrome
11h00  – 11h30 Circadian rhythm and quality of sleep – Karine Scheuermaier
11h30 – 12h00 Prevalence of sleep disorders in treatment resistant depression – Peet Vermaak

Session 7:  Adult Pulmonology – Neil White Symposium:  Occupational Lung Disease
13h45 – 14h05
Mesothelioma Diagnostic difficulties – Naseema Vorajee
14h25 – 14h45
Silica and disease – what we know and what we dont know – David Rees
14h45 – 15h05
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis – Athol Wells (UK)
15h05 – 15h15
Original Research: Evaluation of knowledge and correct use of metered dose in Gauteng – Hlanjwa Maepa

Session 7:  Paediatric Pulmonology – Neonatal and SDB
13h45 – 14h10
Max Klein Lecture – What Max taught us – Robin Green

Session 7:  Thoracic Surgery – Mediastinum
14h30 – 15h00
Chest wall tumors – the Durban experience Rajhmun Madansein

Session 8:  Adult Pulmonology – Interventions in COPD
16h45 – 17h05
Coil therapy for the treatment of severe emphysema –  Karin Klooster (Netherlands)

Session 8:  Thoracic Surgery – Thoracic Surgery Skills 101 / Thoracic Emergencies
16h35 – 17h00
Late Esophageal perforations – Johan Rossouw

Session 8:  Paediatric Pulmonology – Miscellaneous
15h45 – 16h05
Lung malignancies – Linda Wainwright

Session 8:  Sleep Medicine – Treating Insomnia – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-1) and Pharmacological Approaches
15h45-16h15 CBT-I Theoretical framework and practical application – Michelle Baker

07h15  – 08h15
Patient follow-up and what to consider for the right selection – Karin Klooster (Netherlands)
07h15 – 08h15 Patient selection based on real cases – Dirk Jan Slebos (Netherlands)
AstraZeneca Lunch Symposium – Lecture Room 7

Clinical Microbiology:  New perspective on the management of CABP – Jennifer Coetzee

Sunday 21 August
Session 9:  Plenary 3:  Inspire, Breathe and Sleep:  Today and Tomorrow
08h50 – 09h10  Paediatric Pulmonology:  Antenal and early life determinants of respiratory disease – A South African perspective – Diane Grey
09h30 – 09h50  Sleep apnea and driving risk:  Regulatory developments in Europe – Walter McNicholas (Ireland)


Session 9:  Physiotheraphy:  Physiology in the Physio Patient
09h15 – 10h00
The role of excercise in lung cancer – Jacqui Schewitz

Session 10:  Adult Pulmonology – Hot Topics
11h00 – 11h15
The importance of sleep-related hypoventiltion – Walter McNicholas (Ireland)
11h45 – 12h00
Filters and venous thromboembolism (VTE) – Alan Peter
12h00 – 12h15
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) Akhter Goolam-Mohammed
12h15 – 12h30
The pathophysiology of sleep induced CV disease – Jeff King – email for copy of the presentation

Session 10:  Thoracic Surgery – Complications and Registrar Presentations
10H45 Chest Drain Misfortunes – Lindiwe Sidali
11h05 – 11h15
Surgical management of mediastinal compression caused by massive retrosternal goiter with cardiopulmonary Rentia Fourie
11h15 – 11h25
Management of post resection empyema thoracic – Sherwin Ramghulam (Kwazulu Natal)
11h25 – 11h35
Aortic injury – Zane Ismail  (Stellenbosch)
11h35 – 11h45
Aetiology of pleural effusion – An African perspective – Khondker Mafazaal Hossain

Session 10:  Paediatric Pulmonology – Chronic Lung Disease
10h30 – 10h55
chiLD – Alexia Kappos
10h55 – 11h20
CF – A South African perspective – Debbie White
11h20 – 11h45
Setting up a paediatric pulmonology service in Rwanda – Edgar Kalimba (Rwanda)