Surgical Obstetrics Webinar: Hosted by the UFS  Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
09 August 2020 10:00 -09 August 2020 16:00
Microsoft Teams
Date: Sunday 9 August 2020

Time: 10:00-16:00

Session chairperson and moderator: Dr Martiens Schoon

In this free webinar, we focus on the obstetric complications that require surgical intervention, and how to minimise its impact on maternal morbidity and mortality. Beginning with an introduction to the impact of surgical obstetric complications on maternal morbidity and mortality in South Africa, our expert panel will take us through the evidence-based care of surgical obstetrics and then give us a glimpse of several exciting applications being developed to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in obstetrics. The panel discussion will be followed by our ethics session, featuring ‘litigation and obstetric clinical practice’. We cannot prevent litigation completely, but we can reduce it tremendously if we stick to best-practice methods. 

10:00-10:10: Welcome and introduction 
                              Prof Shisana Baloyi

10:10-10:40: Impact of surgical obstetric complications on maternal morbidity and mortality in South Africa
Dr Owen Gavi

10:40-11:10: Surgical obstetrics ultrasound and placental abnormalities 
                            Prof Lawrence Chauke

11:10-11:40: Surgical conditions that complicates pregnancy and lumbosacral plexopathy
                          Prof Shisana Baloyi

11:40-12:10: Surgery in the COVID-19 era
                          Prof Thifhelimbilu Luvhengo

Q and A session: 12:10-12:30

Break: 12:30-13:00

Session chairperson and moderator: Dr Brenda Kubheka

13:00-13:30: Managing obstetric patients during the COVID-19 pandemic 
                Dr Martiens Schoon

13:40-14:10: Pitfalls associated with the OBS ultrasound, potential areas for improvement in reducing litigation in obstetrics and gynaecology
                            Professor Lawrence Chauke

14:10-14:40: The role of ETHICS in reducing the most common cause of litigation in surgical procedures
                          Dr Brenda Kubheka

14:40-15:10: Medicolegal case: surgical errors that may be interpreted as malpractice
Dr Ntlopi Mogoru

Q and A closing session: 15:10-15:30



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