Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Close

Monday, 3 July 2023

Online Registration Close

Monday, 17 July 2023  

Contact Details



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Invited Faculty

Dr Mehnaaz Ally 

Mehnaaz Ally is a paediatric palliative care consultant in Johannesburg. Having completed post grad time in Paeds, she found herself in palliative care. She works at Wits Palliative care, based at the Chris Hani Baragawanath hospital in Soweto, and at Lambano Sanctuary, a paediatric stepdown facility / hospice in Germiston.

Dr Sibongile Mbatha

Sibongile Mbatha found her passion in helping children with different abilities to reach their full potential whilst working as a paediatrician . This led her to sub specialize in Developmental paediatrics.  She qualified as a developmental paedaitrician in 2019. and is currently working at Chris Hani Baragwanath academic hospital (CHBAH) heading the developmental services there.

Dr Riaz Khan

Riaz Khan is part of the pulmonology team that runs the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic and Respiratory Clinic at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. He enjoys teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is dedicated to improving lung health for all children under his care. He is an examiner for the Fellowship of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa.

Dr Gail Faller 

Gail Faller is a Witsie in both basic and specialized training in Paediatrics. While a consultant at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, she trained in rheumatology, becoming the first paediatric rheumatologist in Gauteng, and established the Paeds Rheumatology Department. Currently in practice at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre and Charlotte Maxeke Rheumatology Clinic.

Dr Mantoa Mokachane

Mantoa Mokhachane is Director of the Unit of Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg since 2015. She worked as a neonatologist at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Neonatal Unit for 18 years prior to branching into Medical Education. Her interest in medical education is social justice and employing an African lens, Ubuntu, in Professional Identity Formation.

Dr Jaishree Naidoo

Jaishree Naidoo i s the CEO and co-founder of Envisionit Deep AI, an innovative medical technology company that utilizes artificial intelligence to streamline and improve medical imaging diagnosis. She is a paediatric radiologist and a dedicated medical specialist who has served the state health care system for 20 years.

Professor Ebrahim Variava

Chief Specialist is Head of Internal Medicine at the Klerksdorp -Tshepong Tertiary Hospital Complex (KTHC) and an adjunct professor in In ternal medicine at University of Witwatersrand, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. Has worked at Tshepong for 20 years and assisted with becoming a training site for medical students and registrars in Internal Med at the University of Witwatersrand.

Dr Nicole van Wyk

Nicole van  Wyk currently runs a general paediatric unit, as well as endocrinology and diabetes services at Rahima Moosa mother and child hospital. Her interests include: Optimizing glycaemic control in children and adolescents living with type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, using education and behavioural change to improve outcomes in childhood diabetes and obesity, and using technology to improve health care systems in Public hospitals.

Dr Simon Strachan

Simon Strachan obtained his MBChB from The University of Cape Town in 1987 and graduated as a Fellow of the College of Paediatricians through WITS in 1995. He started in general private Paediatric practice in Bedfordview, Johannesburg in 1996 and is now in his 28th year of private practice. He is the current CEO of the South African Private Practitioners Forum and a director of the Paediatrician Management Group.

Dr Nompi Nyindi

Nompi Nyindi is a Paediatric intensivist based at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. She pursued her undergraduate training and postgraduate training in Paediatrics at the University of the Free State. She loves teaching and empowering young doctors. She’s currently involved in instructing in courses such as Paeds and Adult BASIC. Outside medicine her other interest include traveling and running.

Dr Charl Verwey

Dr Charl Verwey established and currently runs the paediatric pulmonology unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. He is the first elected Divisional Head of Paediatric Pulmonology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He serves of the executive council of the South African Thoracic Society and the National Asthma Education Programme, of which he is also a past president.