CONFERENCE CHAIRPERSON

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Dr Ndiviwe Mphothulo [MB CHB, Dip HIV MAN (SA), MPH, MBL and PHD Candidate (Public Health)] was born and raised in SOWETO and completed his medical degree at MEDUNSA. He has been an HIV clinician for almost 20 years.

Dr Mphothulo has been a rural doctor for most of his career and has a special interest in TB, Drug Resistant TB, and HIV management in primary health and rural health settings. He has been involved in establishing HIV clinics and Drug resistant TB wards in rural areas of North West Province and has also worked as General Practitioner in rural areas of North West and Northern Cape Provinces.

Dr Mphothulo has received accolades in recognition of excellence as a clinician, leader, and involvement in community development. Amongst his accolades is being the South African Rural Doctor of the Year recipient from the Rural Doctors Association of SA (RuDASA), Spirit of Medicine award recipient from South African Medical Association (SAMA), and an Annual Public Health Innovation award from the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA). He has served in the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 (MAC), he is an executive committee member and Treasurer of RuDASA and is the current Deputy President and Vice Chair of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

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ADVISORY COMMITTEE

SAHCS Conference 2021 Speaker Gary Maartens

Professor Gary Maartens is both head of clinical pharmacology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a chief specialist physician at Groote Schuur Hospital. He is an international authority on the therapeutic aspects of HIV-associated TB, drug-resistant TB and antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, was the founding president for the South African College of Clinical Pharmacologists, and in 2015, was awarded a gold medal by the Medical Research Council of South Africa for outstanding contributions to medical research.

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Professor Yunus Moosa is an Associate Professor, Chief Specialist and Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His work focuses on the care of inpatients and outpatients with complex infectious disease issues. He is involved in bedside teaching and training of medical students, postgraduates at all levels and Infectious Diseases Subspecialists. His research interests include HIV drug resistance, diagnosis of smear negative tuberculosis and TB drug induced liver injury.

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Dr Jeremy Nel graduated with an MBChB from University of Cape Town in 2006, and thereafter specialised in internal medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he later also completed a fellowship in infectious diseases. He was awarded a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Royal College of Physicians with distinction in 2017 and recently completed a fellowship in transplant infectious diseases at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr Nel has published research in the fields of tuberculosis, nontuberculous mycobacteria, HIV and cryptococcal meningitis.

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Professor Francois Venter is Divisional Director, Ezintsha, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has expertise in HIV programme implementation, including antiretroviral therapy (ART), opportunistic infection prophylaxis, human resource allocation, data systems, and service integration, having led large PEPFAR-funded HIV programmes. He leads multiple ART optimisation studies, has an active interest in public sector access to HIV services, medical ethics, and human rights.