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Fee Structure

Registration Category Standard
08 June - 30 September
1 September - Onwards
Specialists Delegate Registration R 4 500.00 R 4 700.00
Specialists Day Delegate R 2 500.00
Registrars, Physiotherapists, Nurses & other Health Professionals Registration R 3 000.00
Registrars, Physiotherapists, Nurses & other Health Professionals Day Registration R 1 600.00
Family Practitioners Registration R 3 400.00 R 3 900.00
Retired Delegate Registration R 1 300.00 R 1 400.00

The UCT Department of O&G will launch its inaugural Skills Upliftment Initiative supported by the Nina Lipshitz Trust, at the 2019 UCT/O&G Refresher Course.

The aim of this initiative is to invest in the advancement of surgical and procedural skills that will have an impact on the improvement of women's health.

This series of workshops will be conducted two days prior to commencement of the Refresher Course. The following exciting workshops will be presented:

For the next few weeks we will be highlighting two workshops per newsletter.

PLEASE REGISTER SOON as several of the workshops have limited numbers due the hands-on nature of the teaching.


  1. HIV and contraception - WHO stance (Petrus Steyn)
  2. ECHO trial - what do we tell our patients?
  3. What's new and how does it impact on patient care:
    1. Implanon NXT
    2. Kyleena
    3. Mirena
    4. Copper Pearls
    5. Emergency contraception: Ullipristal
    6. New OC's
      1. Frequently asked questions: when you register send a question that will be answered for you...
      2. Guided practical insertions - tips and tricks: Kyleena/IUD/Mirena/implanon NXT (insertion and removal)
Course convener: Dr Malika Patel - Reproductive Medicine Subspecialist, head of Reproductive Health and Fertility Regulation and senior lecturer, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town.


The UCT department of O&G would like to invite you to take part in a half day workshop during taking the form of 2 short didactic sessions lead by experts in the field of office hysteroscopy and operative hysteroscopy.

There will also be ample opportunity and time allocated for hands on training with state-of-the-art hysteroscopy equipment (sponsored by Karl Storz and Johnson & Johnson) supervised by expert hysteroscopists.

The various aspects to be covered will include office hysteroscopy (tips and tricks including procedural sedation), Karl Storz Bugatti shaver and its uses, bipolar resectoscope with opportunity to practice on vegetable model.

Who should attend?
All levels of gynaecological endoscopists will benefit from the workshop as the course covers material aimed at trainees as well as experienced hysteroscopists who want to keep abreast of all the newest techniques available.

Therefor medical officers working in gynaecology, O&G registrars and practicing gynaecologists will benefit from attending.

Workshop attendance limited to 20 due to venue limitations and equipment availability.

Course organizers:
Dr Deon Kennedy (UCT Department of O&G and New Somerset Hospital)
Dr A.Fakier. (UCT Department of O&G and New Somerset Hospital)


09:00 -09:30 Registration and Welcome
09:30-10:15 Office Hysteroscopy: tips and tricks including procedural sedation Dr F.Olarogun
10:15 -11:15 Practical session 1 : Dry lab Bettochi camera navigation and polypectomy
11:15 -11:30 Refreshments
11:30-12:15 Didactic session: Operative hysteroscopy including resection and newest shavers Dr Sulaiman Heylen
12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:45 Practical session 3: Resection of animal tissue with Karl Storz and J&J resectoscope.
Practical instruction and hands on experience with Bigatti and Truclear shaver.
14:45 -15:00 Close

Clinical Skills Upliftment Initiative Workshops will run on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 and Wednesday, 27th November 2019.

Tuesday 26 November 2019-Full Day Workshops
Ultrasound-Obstetrics Venue: Groote Schuur Hospital R 2 500.00
Tuesday 26 November 2019-Half Day Workshops
Contraception (AM) Venue: Groote Schuur Hospital R 500.00
Basic Laparoscopy Skills-Box Simulators (AM) Venue: Red Cross Hospital R 1 000.00
Advanced Laparoscopic Skills-Box Simulators (PM) Venue: Red Cross Hospital R 1 000.00
Urethral Bulking Workshop (PM) Venue: Groote Schuur Hospital R 1 000.00

Combined Ultrasound Workshops: 26 & 27 November 2019
Book both Ultrasound - Obstetrics AND Gynaecology Ultrasound and qualify for a reduced rate of
R400.00 for both workshops

Wednesday 27 November 2019-Full Day Workshops
Hysteroscopy Masterclass Venue: Red Cross Hospital R 1 500.00
Wednesday 27 November 2019-Half Day Workshops
Gynaecology Ultrasound (PM) Venue: Groote Schuur Hospital R 2 500.00
Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury Repair (AM) Venue: Red Cross Hospital R 1 000.00
Lower Genital Tract (AM) Venue: Groote Schuur Hospital R 500.00
Caesarean section: a practical update on stopping the bleeding (PM) Venue: Groote Schuur Hospital R 500.00
Cadaver Workshop- Urogynae (PM) Venue: UCT Anatomy Lab R 1 500.00
Advanced Laparoscopy including Cadaver workshop (AM) Venue: UCT Anatomy Lab R 2 000.00

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24 - 29 October 2019
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