Smart Health Africa

The Marriott, Melrose Arch , Johannesburg, South Africa

28th and 29th June, 2024
in partnership with
ASAIPA dx5 ATC
welcome

Smart Health Africa

In the ever-evolving digital landscape, the Smart Health Africa Summit emerges as a pivotal hub for thought leadership in digital healthcare within the region. Bringing together over 200 influential decision-makers from across Africa, this summit signifies a strategic opportunity in a market witnessing a substantial uptick in technology investments. With the global Digital Health Market projected to reach $549.7 billion by 2028, it offers an unparalleled chance to leverage emerging trends and shape the perspectives of crucial industry stakeholders. Each theme will be discussed and debated by expert global, regional and local speakers and panelists.

Speaker List
themes

Summit Themes

In 2024 we see an upsurge in the adoption of technology in 5 key healthcare areas including mental health, surgery, women and child health, home-based care and rehabilitation and sustainable healthcare access. The summit will explore the key technologies as well as discuss the gaps in the provision of efficient and effective patient care and how digital solutions can bridge the divide.

Each theme will be discussed and debated by expert global, regional and local speakers and panelists.

Mental Health

Innovations in Digital Therapeutics for Mental Health

Millions of people globally experience mental health conditions every year and the number of individuals seeking treatment is trending upward.

Whilst the increased use of technology has had a significantly negative impact on the rise in mental health disorders, digital solutions are also playing an impressive role in enabling access, personalised care, monitoring progress, taking timely preventative action and increasing the understanding of mental well-being.

Improved well-being on a global scale is being supported by technology from teletherapy to mental health applications, AI-driven diagnosis, VR exposure therapy, gamified engagement and online support communities.

This theme will unpack the gaps in mental health care and how technology is being positively utilised to address a growing contributor to the Global Burden of Disease.

Mother Child Health

AI and large language models (LLM) for Mother and Child Health Care

Reducing barriers to care, boosting community health worker skills, and capturing and using real-time data are just a few areas in which technology is advancing women and child healthcare.

Women and child health is a global concern that is particularly pessimistic across Africa with a disproportionate number of low and middle-income countries. Key challenges in digital connectivity exist and that need to be taken into consideration including affordable mobile data, access to smartphones rather than feature phones and culturally appropriate solutions that are better suited to low-literacy users.

That said, the use of digital solutions is growing across the continent. This theme will unpack the opportunities being created through technology for governments, NGOs and the private sector to access communities with education and better quality care.

Surgery and Robotics

Digitisation in Oncology, Robotics and Surgery

Robotics is revolutionizing the field of surgery, bringing about transformative changes in the way surgical procedures are performed.

Robot-assisted surgery has transformed how surgeons and doctors perform a variety of complex procedures by introducing new levels of precision, enabling minimally invasive approaches, providing advanced visualization, and expanding the capabilities of surgeons.

Add to that the convergence of robotics and 5G technology and we are witnessing a transformative era in surgery, revolutionizing the way procedures are conducted and healthcare is delivered.

In this theme we will discuss the ongoing development and integration of robotic and 5G technologies enhancing surgical capabilities, promoting accessibility to expertise, and leveraging advanced technologies to improve patient outcomes and the overall efficiency of healthcare delivery.

Homebased Care and Rehabilitation

Digital Solutions in Home-Based Care and Rehabilitation

‘It is estimated that 2.5 billion people worldwide live with health conditions that benefit from rehabilitation. Owing to population growth, aging, and the increasing number of people with chronic diseases and disabilities, the need for rehabilitation is steadily increasing worldwide.’ – JMIR Publications

Increasing pressure on healthcare systems means a shift to home-based care and rehabilitation is essential and technology is the enabler. Digital rehabilitation (DR) is empowering patients and caregivers in home-based care by providing tools for remote monitoring, personalized treatment plans, and improved communication.

In this theme we will discuss the use of sensors, robotic devices, gamification, VR and AR, mobile apps, artificial intelligence and machine learning to transform home-based care contributing to improved outcomes, increased patient engagement, less strain on the health care system and a more patient-centric approach to healthcare.

Digital Health Sustainability

Digital Equity and Access in Universal Health Coverage

Digital health has been at the forefront of global health discussions, particularly regarding the expansion of telehealth and the integration and analysis of data from national health systems. The last decade has witnessed a close examination of the promises and challenges associated with digital health, further intensified by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A sustainable digital transformation necessitates capacity-building in health systems, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), fostering a culture of digital interventions supported by local research and innovation. Strengthening the digital infrastructure of national health systems, including database analysis, is crucial for realizing the full potential of data in improving service quality and reach.

Interoperability in digital health can underpin a range of public health policies, particularly in primary healthcare, fostering connectivity between electronic records, pharmacy, laboratory information, communication systems, and clinical decision support.

This theme will unpack the complexities and opportunities related to democratizing digital health focusing on scalable solutions, collaborative efforts, and infrastructural development to ensure quality health services, even in low-resource settings.

audience

Connect With Who Matters Most

Smart Health Africa is your premier annual digital health event. In 2024, our primary objective is to harness technology to enable access for the delivery of efficient and timely healthcare services to communities across the African continent. It's a unique gathering of top pan-African Medical Professionals, healthcare organisations, government agencies and cutting-edge technology providers convening in one location for two days. Our event provides a platform for sharing insights, fostering collaboration, driving innovation, ideation, and, most importantly, establishing meaningful connections to drive the digital healthcare agenda forward.

Associations

Regulators

Governments from across Africa

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmacies

Pathologists

Education professionals

Funders

Emergency service professionals

Hospitals

NPO's

hosts

Your Hosts

HOST

Dr Unben Pillay

CEO, ASAIPA

MC

Aki Anastasiou

Futurist, Technology Influencer, Facilitator and Conference Host

speakers

Speakers

Speaker

Dr Riaz Motara

Cardiologist and CEO, Brandmed

Keynote Speaker & Moderator

Prof Shafi Ahmed

CEO, Medical Realities

Fireside Chat

Dr Ronald Whelan

CEO - Discovery Health, Discovery Limited

Speaker and Panelist

Dr Gloria Maimela

Director Health Programmes - Health Systems Strengthening, Wits RHI

Speaker

Dr Steven Macarounas

Co-Founder and Program Director, South African Health Business Academy (SAHBA)

Speaker & Panelist

Prof Renata Schoeman

Advisor, Ministerial Advisory Committee on Mental Health

Panelist

Cassi Rubin

Head of Mental Health Strategic Risk Management, Discovery Health

Panelist

Dr Kathryn Malherbe

Radiographer and Mammographer, University of Pretoria

Panelist

Dr Sivuliye Madikana

Head of Healthcare Delivery Transformation, Discovery Health

Panelist

Nomfundo Khabela

Executive - Strategic Relationships, Healthbridge

Panelist

Dr Chrisna Ravyse

International Business Executive and Research Development, HealthFOX

Speaker

Dr Reuben Gobezie

CEO, Genie Health and Founding Director Cleveland Shoulder Institute, Regen Orthopedics

Panelist

Deon Buhrs

Managing Director, Genie Health South Africa

Panelist

Dino Rech

CEO, Audere

Speaker

Nicolette Mudaly

Strategic Growth, Altron HealthTech

Speaker

Dr Shayhana Ganesh

Chief Medical Officer, PPS Health Administrators

Panelist

Dr Prinesh Reddy

Associate Director and Healthcare Consulting, PwC

Panelist

Kfir Kimhi

CEO and Co-Founder, ITsMine

Panelist

Sean Wainer

Regional Sales Africa, ITsMine

Panelist

Dev Bagratee

Chief Commercial Officer, Pro-Tech and Oryx Industries

Panelist

Tafi Mazikana

Co-Founder and CEO, Vimbo Health

Panelist

Prof Roseanne Harris

Health Policy Actuary and Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Discovery Health

Panelist

Dr Lliam Brannigan

Specialist Anaesthesiologist and Critical Care Specialist

Panelist

Debbie Rogers

CEO, Reach Digital Health

Panelist

Gerard Augustine

Executive - Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Altron HealthTech

Fireside Chat

Werner Swanepoel

Group Chief Digital Officer, Vertice

Panelist

Dr Katlego Mothudi

Managing Director, Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF)

Speaker

Dr David Jankelow

Cardiologist, Netcare Linksfield Hospital

moderators

Moderators

Prof Shafi Ahmed

CEO, Medical Realities

Dr Stavros Nicholau

Group Senior Executive - Strategic Trade, Aspen Pharma Group

Wesley Diphoko

Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company SA

Aki Anastasiou

Futurist, Technology Influencer, Facilitator and Conference Host

Prof Priya Soma-Pillay

Head of Department - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital

Prof Jeffery Wing

Professor of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand

Prof Solomon Rataemane

Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Mental Health in South Africa

Basha Pillay

Managing Executive: Services, Nexio

agenda

Agenda

  • Day 01

    28/06/2024

  • Day 02

    29/06/2024

07:30 AM - 08:00 AM
Engagement Area - Conference Atrium

Summit Day 1 Open

08:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Guest Arrival and Refreshments

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
Conference Plenary, Marriott Hotel
Opening Session

Day 1 Summit Welcome and Introduction to Master of Ceremonies

Dr Unben Pillay

CEO, ASAIPA

Aki Anastasiou

Futurist, Technology Influencer, Facilitator and Conference Host

09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat: The Future of Health Care

Wesley Diphoko

Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company SA

moderator

Dr Ronald Whelan

CEO - Discovery Health, Discovery Limited

panelist
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Keynote

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Prof Shafi Ahmed

CEO, Medical Realities

speaker
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Engagement Area - Conference Atrium

Refreshment Break

11:55 AM - 12:40 PM
Conference Plenary, Marriott Hotel
Panel Discussion

Influencer Panel: AI and Large Language Models (LLM) for Mother and Child Health Care

Prof Priya Soma-Pillay

Head of Department - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital

moderator

Dr Kathryn Malherbe

Radiographer and Mammographer, University of Pretoria

panelist

Dino Rech

CEO, Audere

panelist

Debbie Rogers

CEO, Reach Digital Health

panelist
12:40 PM - 12:55 PM

Smart Health Speaker

Dr David Jankelow

Cardiologist, Netcare Linksfield Hospital

speaker
01:00 PM - 01:20 PM

Innovations in MSK Healthcare Delivery: The Hybrid Model of Digital Therapy

Dr Reuben Gobezie

CEO, Genie Health and Founding Director Cleveland Shoulder Institute, Regen Orthopedics

speaker
01:20 PM - 02:05 PM
Panel Discussion

Influencer Panel: Digital Solutions in Home-Based Care and Rehabilitation

Prof Jeffery Wing

Professor of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand

moderator

Deon Buhrs

Managing Director, Genie Health South Africa

panelist

Nomfundo Khabela

Executive - Strategic Relationships, Healthbridge

panelist

Dr Sivuliye Madikana

Head of Healthcare Delivery Transformation, Discovery Health

panelist
02:05 PM - 02:20 PM

The Secret Wheels of Happiness and Success

Dr Steven Macarounas

Co-Founder and Program Director, South African Health Business Academy (SAHBA)

speaker
02:20 PM - 03:10 PM
Engagement Area - Conference Atrium

Networking and Lunch

03:20 PM - 03:40 PM
Conference Plenary, Marriott Hotel

Healthcare Innovation Showcase 1

03:40 PM - 04:00 PM

Healthcare Innovation Showcase 2

04:00 PM - 04:20 PM

Healthcare Innovation Showcase 3

04:20 PM - 04:35 PM

Healthcare Innovation Showcase 4

04:35 PM - 04:45 PM
Closing Session

Day 1 Summit Close and Overview of Day 2

Aki Anastasiou

Futurist, Technology Influencer, Facilitator and Conference Host

04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
Engagement Area - Conference Atrium

Closing Refreshments

05:30 PM                              

Summit Day 1 Close

07:30 AM - 08:00 AM
Engagement Area - Conference Atrium

Summit Day 2 Open

08:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Guest Arrival and Refreshments

09:15 AM - 09:25 AM
Conference Plenary, Marriott Hotel
Opening Session

Day 2 Summit Welcome

Aki Anastasiou

Futurist, Technology Influencer, Facilitator and Conference Host

09:30 AM - 10:10 AM
Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat: Interview

Aki Anastasiou

Futurist, Technology Influencer, Facilitator and Conference Host

moderator

Werner Swanepoel

Group Chief Digital Officer, Vertice

panelist
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

A Balancing Act

Prof Renata Schoeman

Advisor, Ministerial Advisory Committee on Mental Health

speaker
10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

Smart Health Speaker

10:55 AM - 11:35 AM
Panel Discussion

Influencer Panel - Cybersecurity: Safeguarding Healthcare in the Digital Age

Basha Pillay

Managing Executive: Services, Nexio

moderator

Kfir Kimhi

CEO and Co-Founder, ITsMine

panelist

Sean Wainer

Regional Sales Africa, ITsMine

panelist

Dev Bagratee

Chief Commercial Officer, Pro-Tech and Oryx Industries

panelist
11:35 AM - 11:50 AM

Digital Health Transformation in Managed Healthcare

Dr Shayhana Ganesh

Chief Medical Officer, PPS Health Administrators

speaker
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
Engagement Area - Conference Atrium

Refreshment Break

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM
Conference Plenary, Marriott Hotel
Panel Discussion

Influencer Panel: Innovations in Digital Therapeutics for Mental Health

Prof Solomon Rataemane

Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Mental Health in South Africa

moderator

Cassi Rubin

Head of Mental Health Strategic Risk Management, Discovery Health

panelist

Dr Chrisna Ravyse

International Business Executive and Research Development, HealthFOX

panelist

Tafi Mazikana

Co-Founder and CEO, Vimbo Health

panelist
01:00 PM - 01:20 PM

Data Ecosystems in Healthcare: Cultivating collaboration for Healthcare Transformation

Nicolette Mudaly

Strategic Growth, Altron HealthTech

speaker
01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
Panel Discussion

Influencer Panel: Digitisation in Oncology, Robotics and Surgery

Prof Shafi Ahmed

CEO, Medical Realities

moderator

Dr Reuben Gobezie

CEO, Genie Health and Founding Director Cleveland Shoulder Institute, Regen Orthopedics

panelist

Dr Prinesh Reddy

Associate Director and Healthcare Consulting, PwC

panelist

Dr Lliam Brannigan

Specialist Anaesthesiologist and Critical Care Specialist

panelist

Gerard Augustine

Executive - Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Altron HealthTech

panelist
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM
Engagement Area - Conference Atrium

Networking and Lunch

02:50 PM - 03:10 PM
Conference Plenary, Marriott Hotel

Digital Equity and Access in Universal Health Coverage

Dr Gloria Maimela

Director Health Programmes - Health Systems Strengthening, Wits RHI

speaker
03:10 PM - 03:55 PM
Panel Discussion

Influencer Panel: Digital Equity and Access in Universal Health Coverage

Dr Stavros Nicholau

Group Senior Executive - Strategic Trade, Aspen Pharma Group

moderator

Dr Gloria Maimela

Director Health Programmes - Health Systems Strengthening, Wits RHI

panelist

Prof Roseanne Harris

Health Policy Actuary and Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Discovery Health

panelist

Dr Katlego Mothudi

Managing Director, Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF)

panelist
03:55 PM - 04:05 PM
Closing Session

Smart Health Africa Summit Close

Dr Unben Pillay

CEO, ASAIPA

Aki Anastasiou

Futurist, Technology Influencer, Facilitator and Conference Host

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Engagement Area - Conference Atrium

Networking and Refreshments

04:30 PM                              

Summit Day 2 Close

06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Venue, Melrose Arch

National Medical Awards Cocktail & Gala Dinner

The ASAIPA National Medical Awards (NMA) have been created as a prestigious platform of honour for independent private health practitioners within South Africa. This prestige event is hosted annually by ASAIPA and once again will be made possible by the generosity of dedicated sponsors. There are five practitioner associations participating in the NMA, each association nominating and selecting its own candidate(s) internally.
Visit NMA page

sponsors

Sponsors

Vertice MedTech Altron HealthTech Discovery HealthFOX Healthbridge PPS Healthcare Administrators PPS BrandMed Pro-Tech Consulting Oryx Industries Complete Orthopaedic Innovation
partners

Partners

in partnership with
Africa Telehealth Collaboration ASAIPA AxessHealth SAHIA
supported by
SAMA SAUBC SACNA BASA IPAF KZNDHC SASLHA SASP SAOA SACRA SAAFP SALDA
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