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    Regulating Health Professionals in the 21st Century
    HPCSA Conference 2019 - Emperors Palace, 18-20 August 2019
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    Conference Programme and Social Events, 18-20 August 2019
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Welcome Note

The Inaugural National Conference of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be taking place from 18 – 20 August 2019 at Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park.

The Conference will provide an opportunity for delegates across all health sectors, health regulators, policy makers, academics and service providers amongst others; to engage on regulatory matters pertaining to the healthcare environment; including the shifting global and local healthcare trends.

We will be engaging on the outcomes of the Health Market Inquiry and the Presidential Health Summit 2018 as well as creating awareness with our stakeholders on our mandate. The aim is also to receive valuable inputs on the future role of Council, which will be used to re - brand the HPCSA as one of the leading regulators within the health regulatory environment in the country and abroad.

For the international delegates and from the social feature, the Conference will create an opportunity to experience the beauty of our country, which is located at the southernmost part of the African continent and renowned for its varied topography, great natural beauty and cultural diversity.

As the President of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), it is my greatest pleasure to warmly invite you to our 1st National Conference 2019 and look forward to insightful and fruitful dialogues.

Thank you

Dr TKS Letlape


About The Conference

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is a regulatory body, committed to serving and protecting the public and providing guidance to registered healthcare practitioners. Awareness and education need to be created around its mandate to the public, the functions of Council and promotion of the various professional boards, whilst improving service and communication to registered practitioners.

Although Council has been communicating with stakeholders through different channels such as the newsletters, Bulletin Magazine, e-Bulletin, Roadshows and Symposia, Council has not engaged its stakeholders in a Conference format.

The HPCSA will be hosting the first ever national Conference on 18 – 20 August 2019 at the Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Kempton Park, Gauteng. The Conference seeks to bring together delegates across all health sectors to affirm our commitment to best practices in medical regulation and, of course, to form and renew our network of colleagues and peers in the regulatory field.

Furthermore, the National HPCSA Conference will provide Council with an opportunity to showcase its achievements in executing its mandate over its tenure period and also provide a platform for valuable input and engagement with key stakeholders on the future role of Council in context with the Department of Health’s strategic framework.

There have been a number of emerging trends within the healthcare environment such as innovation, technological advancement, shortage of resources, financial viability etc. It is envisaged that the Conference will provide practical solutions to these and other challenges faced by healthcare practitioners. In general, the HPCSA National Conference will serve as a “meeting of minds”, at the same time providing a networking environment for healthcare practitioners across the globe.

Delegate Profile

The conference is estimated to attract delegates from the various disciplines within the health fraternity, including but not limited to:

  • Representatives of medical regulatory authorities in South Africa and abroad
  • Healthcare practitioners
  • Students and Interns in the health environment
  • Department of Health
  • Associations and Societies
  • Educational and training institutions
  • Representatives of medical schemes
  • Government agencies who are involved in health workforce and regulation
  • The entire health fraternity
  • Opinion Leaders and Health commentators
  • Media (local and international)

Conference Highlights

17 August

Exhibition Setup


18 August


Official Opening Ceremony
Cocktail Dinner - Theme: 'Hello my Name is...'
19 August

Full Day Conference

Full day conference
Presidential Exhibition Walkabout
HPCSA Health Awards and Gala Dinner - 'Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu'

20 August

Full Day Conference

Full day conference