PSSA Pharmacy Symposium

The PSSA Pharmacy Symposium - 23rd - 24th October 2019

The Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) has joined forces with The Pharmacy Show in 2019 to present a two-day pharmacy symposium which will be open to anyone working within the pharmacy sector in South Africa and SADC region whilst attending The Pharmacy Show this year on 23 and 24 October at the Gallagher Convention Centre.

This collaboration will see a two-day conference programme organised and hosted by the PSSA with the inclusion of their four sectors, namely the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of South Africa (APSSA), South African Association of Community Pharmacists (SAACP), South African Association of Hospital and Institutional Pharmacists (SAAHIP) and South African Association of Pharmacists in Industry (SAAPI).

PSSA and its four sectors will also have an integrated exhibition stand at the event creating a fantastic opportunity for visitors to not only access the PSSA symposium free of charge and gain up to date, reliable and relevant information, but to interact with office bearers from the National and Sectoral offices and executive committees.

The Pharmacy Symposium will be open to any visitor to attend (both PSSA members and non-members) and promises to deliver an exciting, integrated programme that caters for all spheres of pharmacy. The full symposium programme will be available in the next issue of the SAPJ.

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23rd October 2019
TimeTopicSpeakers
09:00 - 10:30Labour Law and Disciplinary Action – when is who rightParusha Bachan - Content Manager: Law at LexisNexis
Shevannah Singh-Williams - National Human Resources Manager Operations at Clicks Group
Sedrick Maasdorp - Chief Labour Relations Officer in the PSA’s Provincial Office in Pretoria
10:45 - 12:45Pharmaceutical Workforce – when will we get it right?
Susan Putter - Senior Health System Strengthening Specialist at USAID Global Health Supply Chain Programme
Human Resources and Workforce at National Department of Health
Mogologolo Phasha - President of the South African Pharmacy Council
Prof. Patrick Demana - Dean: School of Pharmacy at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
13:15 - 14:30Substandard and falsified medicines on social media – who is addressing the problem?Dr Iain Barton - Executive Vice-President at Imperial Logistics
Davis Mahlatji - Manager in the Medicines Evaluation and Research in SAHPRA
Amos Masango - Chief Executive Office of the South African Pharmacy Council
Sune Boshoff - Responsible Pharmacist at Loock Pharmaceuticals
14:45 - 16:00The pharmacist in non-communicable diseasesGonçalo Sousa Pinto - Lead for Practice Development, Advocacy & Data Management at International Pharmaceutical Federation
Mampetsaka Hlaka, Mohammed Noor Mohammed & Ahmed Moolla at University of the Witwatersrand
Nadine Simmonds - Community Pharmacist
24th October 2019
TimeTopicSpeakers
09:00 - 10:30Ethics vs Law vs Pharmacy – when is it OK to say noMr. Gary Black - Director of the Cape Western Province Branch at The PSSA
Prof. Nadine Butler - Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of the Western Cape
10:45 - 12:00Presidential Health Compact – where we arePresidential Health Summit
Magda Fourie - Professional Liaison Consultant at the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP)
Andy Gray - Senior Lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
12:30 - 13:30The codeine debateJohann Kruger - Director at Medwell SA
Dr Hlombe Makuluma – Institute for Health Professionals
13:45 - 15:00Current pharmacy practice, science and education researchMs Razeeya Khan – University of the Witwatersrand
Dr Janke Kleynhans - Responsible Radiopharmacist at the Nuclear Medicine Department of the University of Pretoria
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PSSA Pharmacy Symposium - Official Speakers
Ms. Parusha Bachan - Content Manager: Law at LexisNexis
09:00 – 09:15
Introduction to labour law

Parusha Bachan (LLB) is an admitted attorney and currently holds the position of Content Manager: Law at LexisNexis focusing on Labour and Employment, Competition and TMT Research Areas, amongst others. She has been with LexisNexis for 10 years during which she’s collaborated on and led content projects across various media.

Shevannah Singh-Williams - National Human Resources Manager Operations at Clicks Group
09:15 – 09:35
Role and responsibility of the manager/HR/employer

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Sedrick Maasdorp - Chief Labour Relations Officer in the PSA’s Provincial Office in Pretoria
09:35 – 09:55
Role and responsibility of the employee

Sedrick Maasdorp has been appointed as Chief Labour Relations Officer in the PSA’s Provincial Office in Pretoria from 20 May 2019. He previously worked at the PSA as a Labour Relations Officer from 2005 until 2008. He left the PSA to explore other avenues and grow his career in the human resource field to complement his labour relations experience. With his knowledge of representing members in grievances, disciplinary hearings and also negotiating in departmental bargaining councils working for the PSA, Sedrick sought to complement this experience outside the PSA in human resource field. He furthered his career in various government departments, including Agriculture, Education, and Communication in both human resources and labour relations. Sedrick rejoined the PSA as a Human Resource Practitioner on a contract basis in 2018. Given his vast experience, when an opportunity arose in the labour-relations field, Sedrick was promoted to the position of Chief Labour Relations Officer. The PSA believes that Sedrick’s knowledge of the Public Service will be an advantage in leading the labour relations teams and assisting the Provincial Office to deal with the enormous workload of members’ cases.

Susan Putter - Senior Health System Strengthening Specialist at USAID Global Health Supply Chain Programme
10:45 – 11:15
Planning the pharmacy workforce for the future

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Mogologolo Phasha - President of the South African Pharmacy Council
11:45 – 12:00
What is the current role of SAPC in workforce needs assessment and development

Mr Phasha is a Pharmacist and holds a B Pharm and Msc(med) degrees .He has been the Chief Executive of Black IQ Pharma from 2001. Mr Phasha is a Co-Founder of the Black IQ Pharma company which comprises of a group of Community Pharmacies under Kalapeng Pharmacies brand and a Pharmaceutical Wholesaler called PBM Pharmaceuticals. Mr Phasha worked as a Researcher for Health Systems Trust and MEDUNSA. He is a registered Assesor and was an Inspector for the South African Pharmacy Council . He was a chairperson of South African Progressive Pharmacist Association, a Chairperson of board of directors of the Independent Community Pharmacies Association. Currently he is the President of the South African Pharmacy Council.

Prof. Patrick Demana - Dean: School of Pharmacy at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
12:00 - 12:15
What is the impact of human resource shortages on the training of pharmacy students

Prof Patrick Demana is currently Dean of School of Pharmacy at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. Prior to this, he was a Full Professor and Head of Department of Pharmacy at University of Limpopo (Turfloop). Prof Demana has worked as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Pharmacy at TUT, and also as a Lecturer at University of Witwatersrand respectively. Apart from academia, he has worked in a pharmaceutical industry such as for Aspen, Sanofi- Aventis, MSD, Ranbaxy, and Alliance Pharmaceuticals. He has published widely in the field of pharmaceutics in reputable international peer-reviewed journals. He previously received an NRF rating as an acknowledged researcher (Y2 research category). He currently sits on the Board of SAHPRA, a post for which he was appointed by the Minister of Health. Prof Demana holds BSc (Hons) (Pharmacy) degree from Liverpool John Moores University (UK), MSc from Rhodes University (RSA), and PhD from University of Otago (NZ). He was a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University (USA).

Human Resources and Workforce - National Department of Health
11:15 - 11:45
Determining and overcoming stumbling-blocks in Community Service Pharmacists placements

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Dr Iain Barton - Executive Vice-President at Imperial Logistics
13:15 - 13:30
Substandard and falsified medicines – global problem vs South Africa

Iain Barton is a leading expert in developing and implementing best practice supply chain functions in Global Health.

A committed South African, Iain is a medical doctor with 10 years of clinical practice and 20 years in healthcare supply chain management - specializing in pharmaceutical supply chain solution design and market shaping start-ups.

Iain is Executive Vice-President - Healthcare for Imperial Logistics, coordinating strategy, innovation, and solution design across all of Imperial Logistics’ healthcare businesses as well as driving new market expansion.

Iain was responsible for developing the concept of Regional Distribution Centers to support the scale-up of PEPFAR and of the Supply Chain Control Tower that supports the Global Fund’s Pooled Procurement Mechanism for ARVs. Other innovations developed under Iain’s leadership include Unjani Clinics, Warehouse-in-a-Box, Clinic-in-a-Box and SSiH – a mega-distributor model enhancing medicine access across African markets.

Iain has served on the Advisory Boards of Merck For Mothers, SA’s Public Health Enhancement Fund, People That Deliver and The Africa Resource Center (ARC).

Davis Mahlatji - Manager in the Medicines Evaluation and Research in SAHPRA
13:30 - 13:45
SAHPRA reporting process for substandard and falsified medicine

Mr. Mabatane Davis Mahlatji is a Manager in the Medicines Evaluation and Research in SAHPRA (formerly Medicines Control Council), South Africa. He is also heading SAHPRA Backlog Clearance Programme. He holds a B.Pharm University of Limpopo, MSc. Pharm University of the Northwest (Potchefstroom) and studied MBL with the University of South Africa. He held positions as hospital and retail pharmacist at several establishments and lecturer at University of Limpopo school of Pharmacy.

He was previously employed at Medicines Control Council (Now SAHPRA) as Chief Regulatory Officer. He was also at some point employed in pharmaceutical industry as regulatory pharmacist. Before he re-joined SAHPRA he was an independent regulatory consultant, pharmaceutical and analytical, and biological expert committee member of the Medicines Control Council. He is currently a focal person for the SADC regional technical working group (Zazibona), WHO collaborative registration initiative, and International Pharmaceuticals Regulator’s Programme (IPRP) (formerly IGDRP and IPRF).

Amos Masango - Chief Executive Office of the South African Pharmacy Council
13:45 - 13:55
Role of SAPC in substandard and falsified medicine reporting

Amos Masango qualified as a pharmacist at the University of the North (now University of Limpopo, Turfloop Campus) and continued his studies with MSc (Med) in pharmacy at MEDUNSA (now University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus). Amos Masango has work experience ranging from pharmaceutical manufacturing, public sector and administration. He spent time in industry as a Pharmacist Intern, Production Pharmacist and Consumer Compounding Manager at Bristol Myers Squibb SA. This involved manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, consumables and designing of control systems. He established and served as the first Head of Pharmaceutical Services in Mpumalanga Province. Before working in the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC), he served as a Council Member and Chairperson of the Practice Committee. Amos also has the experience of working as a Senior Manager: Professional Affairs overseeing both Pharmacy Practice, Education and Training matters. He is currently the Registrar/CEO of the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC). He has served in various capacities in the development of policies and standards on the issues affecting the pharmacy profession in South Africa.

Sune Boshoff - Responsible Pharmacist at Loock Pharmaceuticals
13:55 - 14:10
Relislim® – what are we doing and what can you do

Suné studied B.Pharm at the North-West University and graduated her studies cum laude in 2015. She then acquired her MSc with distinction in Pharmaceutics, in the transdermal/topical field of study with her dissertation titled “The investigation of the stabilising effects of niosomes on the amorphous forms of roxithromycin”, in 2017 also at NWU. She completed her community service at Tshwane District Hospital, where she received the CEO award for outstanding achievement and tireless efforts. She completed a short course on quality assurance in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry after which she started working as a courier pharmacist at Scriptwise Specialised Pharmacy, part of the S.Buys Group. Currently she is the Responsible Pharmacist at Loock Pharmaceuticals in Rustenburg.

Gonçalo Sousa Pinto - Lead for Practice Development, Advocacy & Data Management at International Pharmaceutical Federation
14:45 - 15:00
FIP report on ‘Beating non-communicable diseases in the community: The contribution of pharmacists (Pre-recorded video presentation)

Gonçalo Sousa Pinto (Oporto, Portugal, 1975) has a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Oporto in 2000. He is Lead for Practice Development, Advocacy and Data Management at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), where he has worked since 2002. At FIP, Gonçalo conducts research on issues related to pharmacy regulation, policy and practice in order to develop publications and advocacy tools to support the work of FIP member organisations at the national level. He authored for FIP the study “Pharmacy: a Global Overview – Workforce, Medicines Distribution, Practice, Regulation and Remuneration. 2015-2017” and co-authored the report "Beating NCDs in the community: the contribution of pharmacists ", published in April 2019. His activity also focuses on the role of pharmacists in improving vaccination coverage around the world.

Mampetsaka Hlaka, Mohammed Noor Mohammed & Ahmed Moolla - Pharmacy Students at University of the Witwatersrand
15:00 - 15:20
Envisaging a model of care for community based clinical pharmacy practice

Hlaka, A. Moolla, M. N. Mohammed are final year pharmacy students at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Nadine Simmonds - Community Pharmacist
15:20 - 15:40
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention – The role of the community pharmacist in reducing risks and complications in type 2 Diabetes

Nadine has been practicing as a Locum Pharmacist for the past three years. In her current position, she is responsible for the provision of quality pharmaceutical care in various different settings, including community and hospital pharmacies. She has been exposed to private hospital inpatient dispensing and functioning as part of a multidisciplinary team. Some experience was gained in oversight of warehouse operations at a manufacturing setting to ensure GMP adherence in the receipt, storage and issue of raw materials.

Mr. Gary Black - Director of the Cape Western Province Branch at The PSSA
Ethics vs Law vs Pharmacy – when is it OK to say no

Gary Black (Dip.Pharm) FPS is the Director of the Cape Western Province Branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of SA, a position he has held since 1995. He previously worked in community pharmacy with limited hospital pharmacy experience.
Gary served on the CWP Branch Committee since 1981 where he held various positions including Chairman in 1992/3. He is the recipient of a Branch Merit Award, the Hymie Barnett Award, and was made a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society in 1995.
Post-graduate training includes certificates in Personnel Management and Accounting from the UWC Institute for Small Business, Communication Skills and Clinical Skills for Pharmacists from NWU, and a Diploma in Management by Objectives and Involvement from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
He is a member of FIP, the RPS and the Ethics Institute of SA. He has presented on ethics/legal, pharmacy practice topics at CPD events and at the PSSA National Conference. Gary has had a number of articles published in the SA Pharmacy Journal under the title “From my Little Black Book of pharmacy practice”.

Prof. Nadine Butler - Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of the Western Cape
Ethics vs Law vs Pharmacy – when is it OK to say no

Nadine Butler is an academic pharmacist with over 40 years of experience. She is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of the Western Cape. Her academic qualifications include a Medical Science honours degree in epidemiology and biostatistics, a master’s degree in pharmaceutical microbiology, and a doctorate in social pharmacy (focussing on direct-to-consumer drug advertising). Her teaching concentrates on the psychosocial, behavioural and ethical aspects of pharmacy practice and her research areas include pharmacist role expansion, and the pharmacist/practice setting interface. She has had extensive involvement with the PSSA, in the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and at branch and national executive level.

Presidential Health Summit
10:45 - 11:05
Overview of Presidential Health Compact

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Magda Fourie - Professional Liaison Consultant at the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP)
11:05 – 11:20
Overview of submission by health professions and Allied health workers

My physiotherapy career started in 1979 in a private practice on the East Rand in Boksburg-North, Germiston and at Sunward Park Hospital.

We moved to Bloemfontein in 2000 and was first appointed at National District Hospital but soon promoted to chief physiotherapist and later Assistant Manager at Universitas Academic Hospital. During this time, I was the project leaders to develop a physiotherapy database for the Free State and also participated in the COHSASA accreditation process. Universitas Hospital was the first Academic Hospital in SA to be accredited internationally and the physiotherapy department scored 100%.

Currently I am employed by the South African Society of PhysiotherapyTM (SASP®) as the Professional Liaison Consultant. I represented physiotherapy and rehabilitation on:

  1. Private Health Standards Information Committee (PHISC)
  2. National ICD-10 Task Team (TT)
  3. Ministerial TT for Disability and Rehabilitation
  4. Health Market Inquiry
  5. Presidential Health Summit TT for Health professionals
Andy Gray - Senior Lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
11:20 – 11:40
Pharmacy – where we are

Andy Gray B Pharm, MSc (Pharm), FPS, FFIP is a pharmacist whose research interests include policy analysis (in particular, the development and implementation of National Medicines Policies), rational medicines use and the application of antiretroviral therapy in resource-constrained settings. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Pharmacology, Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. The Discipline is designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre on Pharmaceutical Policy and Evidence Based Practice. He is also Honorary Senior Scientist: Consultant Pharmacist for the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and non-executive Director of JEMBI Health Systems, a not-for-profit company focused on developing computer/IT-based healthcare solutions for the developing world. Mr Gray is a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown. Mr Gray is a Fellow and Honorary Life Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) and a Fellow of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). He is a past President of the South African Association of Hospital and Institutional Pharmacists (SAAHIP) At the FIP, he served as President of the Hospital Pharmacy Section, Chairman of the Board of Pharmaceutical Practice and as a Vice-President. He was appointed to the South African National Essential Medicines List Committee in 2013 and to the South African Medicines Control Council (MCC) in 2015. He has served on the Names and Scheduling Expert Committee of the MCC since 2000 and on its Legal Expert Committee since 2016. The MCC transitioned to the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) in 2018. He is currently chair of the Names and Scheduling Advisory Committee of SAHPRA and serves on its Legal Advisory Committee. He is a Member of the World Health Organization’s Expert Panel on Drug Policies and Management and has served as a member, rapporteur and co-chairperson of the Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines, as chairperson of the sub-committee on Essential Medicines for Children, on the WHO Guidelines Review Committee, and the WHO Guideline Steering Group for Family Planning Guidance. Widely published, he has served as a reviewer for a number of international and local journals, is associate editor of the South African Pharmaceutical Journal, section editor of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, and of Health Systems and Reform. He has also been a member of the editorial committee of the South African Health Review. Mr Gray has reviewed funding applications for several agencies, including the Health Systems Trust, National Research Foundation, Medical Research Council and UNITAID.He has been actively involved in the development and assessment of medicines and other health-related law in South Africa. Mr Gray is a member of the Rotary Club of Westville, and chairs two related Trusts: the Don McKenzie TB Trust and the Mike Strong Educational Trust.

Johann Kruger - Director at Medwell SA
12:40 – 12:55
Codeine is safe in the hands of the pharmacist

Johann has been a practicing pharmacist in community and wholesale pharmacy for the last 33 years with some exposure to the academia as part time lecturer and examiner. He has been involved with pharmacy politics since 1990 in various positions from branch chairperson to President of the Community Pharmacy Sector and President of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa. He has attended and given a number of presentations at National and International Pharmacy conferences. He has a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Community Pharmacy from the Potchefstroom University, a PhD in Pharmacology (cum laude) from Pretoria University and a Masters degree in Philosophy from the North West University. He has a passion for community pharmacy and is a firm believer in the value-added services of the Pharmacist.

Dr Hlombe Makuluma – Institute for Health Professionals
12:55 - 13:10
Up-scheduling of codeine: the only alternative

Dr Makuluma is a qualified general medical practitioner and a Certified Business and Executive Coach. He is the author of the Book “The Business of Healthcare – Managing Your Private Practice”

He is a Director and the Founder Member of The Institute for Health Professionals. The Institute focuses on empowering health professionals across all disciplines with knowledge on the business and legal aspects of the profession, specifically operating health practices as businesses within the ethical and legal aspects as prescribed by various health councils.

Ms Razeeya Khan – University of the Witwatersrand
13:55 - 14:25
An admixing simulation activity to enhance student experience in the oncology module at Wits University

Razeeya Khan is a consultant pharmacist and a lecturer in clinical pharmacy at the University of the Witwatersrand. She set up and managed the oncology pharmacy in a tertiary academic hospital and has worked as a technical advisor and project manager in HIV and Mother and Child Health programmes. She has also launched the first Introduction to Oncology Admixing course at Wits University.

Dr Janke Kleynhans - Responsible Radiopharmacist at the Nuclear Medicine Department of the University of Pretoria
14:25 - 14:55
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