Webinar: Tuesday 14 May 2024, 7:00PM

Adcock Ingram Prescription Masterclass

Adcock Ingram is pleased to invite you to a GP Master Class event. The event is accredited for 1 general point and 1 ethics point. Topics include the complexities of GORD management, glaucoma, chronic pain management, and the impact of AI on medical practice.

Presented by
Conrad Strydom

Conrad Strydom

  • Editor: Medical Academic
Prof Mashiko Setshedi

Prof Mashiko Setshedi

  • Head and Chair | Division of Medical Gastroenterology

Mashiko joined UCT in 2005 initially as a clinical research fellow, and subsequently as a gastroenterology registrar. Between 2009 and 2011 she was at Brown University studying towards her PhD entitled “Impairments in signaling cascades mediating the progression of liver disease from chronic hepatitis to hepatocellular carcinoma in animal and human models”.

Upon her return to UCT she worked as a specialist consultant and educator in the Department of Medicine, building a large teaching portfolio mainly at undergraduate level where she has served as a convenor, tutor and examiner in both the Departments of Medicine and Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. In 2015 she was awarded the Oxford Nuffield Medical Scholarship and spent two and a half years at Oxford University on a post- doctoral fellowship in Immunology. She returned in May 2018 to assume her current role as the St Anne’s Chair and Head of Medical Gastroenterology at Groote Schuur Hospital/UCT. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and examinations (internally, nationally and internationally) and co-convenes the IBD and GIT Fellows’ Teaching GECHO modules, with the support of the Gastroenterology Foundation of South Africa.

Her current research interest is Helicobacter pylori infection, and she supervises Masters and PhD projects related to this. Amongst other department and university committee roles she is the current General-Secretary and President-elect of the African Helicobacter and Microbiota Study Group (AHMSG), African representative of the Healthy Stomach Initiative, regional advisor for the Colleges of Medicine of Edinburgh and a council member of the South African Gastroenterology Society (SAGES).

Dr Daemon McClunan

Dr Daemon McClunan

  • Specialist Ophthalmologist

Dr Daemon McClunan’s achievements seek to challenge the frontiers of ophthalmic research and development. Dr McClunan is accoladed amongst his peers for being the youngest member to serve on the South African Glaucoma Society committee, the founder of LIQID MEDICAL Pty - a multi award winning ophthalmic biotechnology company, and the creator of four patented devices.

Dr McClunan received the Geoff Howes and Ophthalmic society medals while in specialist training at Groote Schuur Hospital. Medals of the highest prestige; awarded to the candidate with the highest examination results. He further holds distinctions with his medical degree (MBChB) obtained from Stellenbosch University in 2009, and his Masters in Medicine (MMed) for his surgical technique.

On a humanitarian note, Dr McClunan joined a non-profit cause during his community year to tackle the harsh Southern African terrain by motorbike, travelling over 15,000km with his expedition team to carry out rural eye screenings amongst the poorer communities. These days, owing to a demanding work schedule, his philanthropic efforts extend mainly to free eye screenings for family members. In his leisure time, Dr McClunan enjoys hiking, diving, and kitesurfing and prioritises spending quality time with his wife and new born son.

Dr McClunan’s dedication to his field of expertise is further cemented by international observership experience in Glaucoma and Advanced Cataract surgery from the Prism Eye Institute in Toronto as well as in Glaucoma surgery from the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne.

While Dr McClunan treats many eye conditions, he specialises in advanced cataract surgery with expert skills in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.

Professor Sean Chetty

Professor Sean Chetty

  • Anaesthesiologist

Professor Chetty is an Anaesthesiologist with a sub-specialist qualification in Critical Care.  In addition, he has e​xtensive clinical and research experience in Pain Medicine and is the President of the South African pain society (Pain SA).

Professor Chetty was the recipient of the 2019/2020 Discovery Foundation MGH Scholarship, which afforded him the opportunity to complete a fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University in Boston, USA in 2019/2020

His areas of research interests include acute pain management for the obstetric patient and the management of pain and sedation in the critically ill patient.  He has a passion for expanding medical education and is regularly involved in knowledge expansion initiatives for health care professionals in South Africa and internationally.

Dr Marietjie Botes

Dr Marietjie Botes

  • Lawyer / Researcher - biotech, genomics, digital health, neuro law and ethics

Dr Botes has transitioned from a 20-year career as practicing attorney in health law and biotechnology to academia focussing on interdisciplinary research in the intersection between science, technology and law. She holds the degrees of BProc, LLB, LLM (Intellectual Property Law) and a PhD (Biotechnology Law).

In 2019 Marietjie joined the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal as a postdoctoral researcher in the Health Law and Bioethics research group lead by Prof Thaldar where she focussed on the governance of advanced biotechnical therapies, ethics pertaining to stem cell and genetic research, privacy issues relating to health information and data sharing and commercialisation. Marietjie also teaches Medical Law, Human Rights and Ethical Theories to medical students at the School of Health Sciences, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

On 1 April 2021 Marietjie joined Prof Gabriele Lenzini’s IRiSC Research Group at the SnT Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability Security and Trust, University of Luxembourg, as a postdoctoral researcher where she focuses on Ethical, Legal, Social and Technical issues around Biotechnologies, Data Protection and Cybersecurity of Medical Devices and Digital Health, data governance and digital ethics.

Additionally, she is still collaborating with comic artists and scientists to communicate their work to a broader audience and to redesign clinical research consent models fit for the future.

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