Impact of recent legislative changes in pathology

Speaker: Dr Johan van Heerden

This talk will consider the impact of the recently published NHI Bill, NHLS Amendment Bill and Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, which will change the face of South African pathology for ever.


Innovation and disruption in the lab ecosystem

Speaker: Steyn Strauss

In this session, we will look at the global pressures currently influencing the laboratory organisational model and what that means for us as lab professionals. We’ll also evaluate some immediate opportunities to make an impact, with useful tools and analytical approaches.


The cost of poor quality data

Speaker: Christian Van Zyl

What is the cost of poor data? What does data quality mean, why is it important and what can be done to improve it? This discussion will address these important questions.


Reducing the occurrence of false priorities

Speaker: Lizaan Van Dyk

What are the reasons for a clinician to request a test “Super STAT”?  And how can false test prioritization impact patients? In this talk we will urge delegates to review their priority workloads and to implement practical measures to reduce the occurrence of false priorities.





Olivia Parbhunath

LTS Learning: Principal Consultant

With over 15 years of experience in diagnostics and training. Olivia Parbhunath brings a deep understanding of key trends affecting laboratories. At LTS Health, Olivia helps laboratories to develop their workforce to deal with the pressures of today and the opportunities of tomorrow.



Louise Beretta

LTS Learning: Facilitator

Louise’s career started in the HR and training environment for the franchise industry in 1990. She is an accredited SDF, Facilitator, Assessor, Member of South African Institute of Management (SAIM), Human Resource Practitioner with the SABPP and Western Cape Board Member, and an Associate with SAPTA.