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17th June 2020
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Date: 17 June 2020
Duration: 19h00-20h30 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Mr Aman Khanna
Mr. Khanna is a Pharma Professional with 30 years of Global Multidimensional Business Experience in this arena of his expertise. He has been responsible for the domestic markets in India as well as emerging markets in the Middle East, North Africa, Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
He also has over a decade of experience with both leading pharma innovators and global leading branded generic pharma companies, such as Glaxo Wellcome, Ranbaxy and Sunpharma Companies, whilst exposed to several start-ups as well as holding several high level management positions of large Business Operations with an excellent track record of success in the Pharmaceuticals industry Worldwide.
Mr Emmanuel Patras
Dr. Christopher Gabriel Jack
Following an undergraduate career, Dr Jack obtained his MBChB at the University of Natal in 1992. Having joined the Department of medicine, he went on to obtaining the fellowship in medicine. While at the Medical School as a consultant physician, he had the great privilege of meeting and working with Prof Gerald Friedland from Yale University. This collaboration resulted in the publication of a paper on the integration of ART into the TB program. His next post was as Principal Specialist / Manager of the ARV Rollout in KwaZulu-Natal. After the successful implementation of throughout the province, he returned to clinical medicine and is currently in a HIV-based private practice in the Durban CBD.
Dr. Osman Ebrahim
Dr Ebrahim is an accomplished physician who has dedicated himself to the management of people with HIV infection since 1998. He has built a large practice at Brenthurst Hospital, Parktown, Johannesburg, where currently some 5000 patients are under regular follow up. He is an honorary lecturer, School of Clinical Medicine at WITS and University of Pretoria. He graduated with MBChB, M(Med) and MD from UCT. He has a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from WITS. He holds Fellowships of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (UK), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (UK) and the College of Medicine (SA) in Clinical Pharmacology. He carried out Post-Doctoral research at The Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford. He is currently involved in “Functional Cure Research” with Professor Caroline Tiemessen of the NICD. In recognition of “His compassionate care of people with HIV/AIDS and improvements in HIV treatment through research and teaching”, he was awarded the Ellen Kuzwayo Award by the University of Johannesburg in 2016.
Dr. Gail Lindsay Ashford
Dr Ashford is in private practice (family medicine and HIV) at Wit Donald Gordon Medical Centre, Johannesburg. She has principle and sub-investigator experience in various clinical studies and has been an author in peer-reviewed publications. Dr Ashford is a member of the SA HIV Clinician Society, a member of the Safe Conception Guidelines Committee 2018, as well as The Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission Guidelines 2019. Dr Ashford has 15 years’ experience in treating pregnant women with HIV and has treated both adults and children with HIV since 2003. She runs a private practice at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre with a multidisciplinary team, including inpatient and outpatient care. She provides expertise at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Obstetric ARV Clinic with a senior Obstetrician from Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. She has developed a career in Family HIV care and has particular interests in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) and safe conception as well as nutrition and metabolic complications of HAART.
Dr. Eric Nico Hefer
Dr Eric Hefer qualified with his MBCHB at the University of the Orange Free State. Since then, he has attained numerous qualifications, including ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support), DIP PEC (SA), Diploma in Primary Emergency Care –through the College of Medicine of SA, ACLS, (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), IAPAC Galen Certification – Clinical Competence in HIV Medicine and his Diploma in HIV Management through the College of Medicine of SA. Eric is a member of SAMA, IAS and the South African Business Coalition (SABCOA). He is a past director of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society, and currently holds membership to several protocol committees. Dr Hefer’s extensive experience has led him to take up numerous leadership roles and consulting roles. He is currently a private practitioner in Bedfordview, with a special interest in HIV and co-morbid conditions. He is also a Medical Advisor to RxHealth for HIV, Oncology, Dialysis and high cost hospital admissions, and a Medical Advisor to the Lifesense Diabetes Disease Management Programme.
Mrs Keyasha Vincent
Mrs Keyasha Vincent is the ARV & TB Brand at Mylan South Africa. Keyasha oversees the marketing and strategic implementation of Anti-retroviral portfolio within the South African market.
Keyasha holds 15 years pharmaceutical sales experience in several therapeutic areas. Gaining her experience in several multinational pharmaceutical companies over the years.
She holds a BSc in Genetics and Microbiology from the University of Witwatersrand.
Prof. Willem Daniel Francois Venter
Professor Francois Venter is Deputy Executive Director at Wits RHI and a lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, and an honorary consultant at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. He is previous president of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society, with over 3000 members in the region. Professor Venter has expertise in HIV programme implementation, including antiretroviral therapy, opportunistic infection prophylaxis, human resource allocation, data systems and service integration, having led large PEPFAR-funded HIV programmes. He has extensive training experience, supervises local and international master’s and PhD students, and is moderator for the regional Diplomas in HIV Medicine, and Sexual Health and HIV for the Southern African Colleges of Medicine. Professor Venter leads multiple antiretroviral treatment optimisation studies, has an active interest in public sector access to HIV services, medical ethics and human rights. He has provided input on South African and regional HIV guidelines for over a decade, having undertaken most of his training within South Africa. He is an advisor to the South African government, Southern African HIV Clinicians Society (SAHCS) and WHO and is an active participant on numerous guidelines, policy committees and working groups including those related to drug resistance, opportunistic infections, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, and drug regimens. He contributes regularly to papers and discussions about human rights and medical ethics and has been involved in several human rights cases related to HIV within the Southern African region.