The theme for the Conference is “Regulating the Health Professionals in the 21st Century” with a focus on the role of the regulator in Universal Health Coverage as well as looking at the Regulators’ contribution towards advocating for good health and well-being.

The HPCSA will host its first-ever national conference from 18 – 20 August 2019 in Kempton Park.

The Conference will host delegates from the various disciplines within the health fraternity, including health practitioners, students and interns in the health environment, the Department of Health, representatives of health regulatory bodies in South Africa and abroad, associations and societies, academia, representatives of medical schemes, government agencies involved in medical workforce and regulation, opinion leaders, health commentators and the media (both locally and internationally). These delegates will be afforded an opportunity to engage on regulatory matters pertaining to the healthcare environment, including the shifting global and local healthcare trends.

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.

At the Conference, delegates will be engaging on the outcomes of the Health Market Inquiry and the Presidential Health Summit 2018. The HPCSA will also seize the opportunity and create awareness with stakeholders on the role and mandate of the HPCSA, with the aim of receiving valuable inputs on the future role of the HPCSA.

The diverse programme involving both local and international speakers will include interactive sessions that focus on the emerging gaps in the current regulatory framework in relation to universal health coverage and the impact of the current ethical rules in the delivery of universal health coverage to ensure a sustainable healthcare system.

The Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize will officially launch the Conference on Sunday,18 August 2019.

Additional information about the Conference, including the Programme Outline, is available on the Conference website: https://www.hpcsaconference.co.za/