EVENT: Cape Regional Meeting 5 December 2017

2017-12-05 - 2017-12-05

Centre for the Book

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The last HSA Regional Meeting in the Cape will be held on the 5th December 2017 at the Center of the Book .



Date: 05 December 2017

Time: 18h30-19h00 Arrival

Venue: “Center of the Book” National Library of South Africa, 62 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town

Sponsor: TIBB

Chair: Dr Robert Durrheim

CPD Points: TBC

Cost: Free for current HSA members (R500 for non-HSA members)

RSVP: Please visit www.hsa.org.za to sign up for the event [please RSVP as early as possible for catering purposes]

NB: Be sure to log in to the website before signing up and ensure your membership is up to date as we will be using this portal to generate your CPD certificates.




18:00 – 18:30 Arrival, Tea/Coffee and Light snacks


18:30 – 19:15 HSA Meeting Agenda


  1. General
  2. Sponsor Introduction


19:15 – 20:45 “The human gut microbiome, does caesarean section impact on this?”


20:45 – 21:00 Closing and Date of Next Meeting (Dr Robert Durrheim)









About the Lecture: “The Human Gut Microbiome. Does Caesarean Section Impact on this?”


Dr Justyna Wojno outline the basics of gut microbiome analysis, the impact microbiome changes may have on health and focus mainly on early life microbiome changes that may impact health.



About Dr Justyna Wojno


Dr Justyna Wojno received her medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand in 2003. In 2011 she completed her Masters of Medicine with a thesis titledThe Serum Bactericidal activity of colistin against Acinetobacter baumannii in patients with normal versus impaired renal function”.


Dr Wojno is currently working as a Consultant, Pathologist specialising in Medical Microbiology at Lancet Laboratories in Cape Town. Dr Wojno is an accomplished pathologist and amongst many other courses completed from the evaluation of the gut microbiome to infection prevention and control she is also currently working on three ongoing research studies focusing on Tuberculosis and Bordatella species.