IMA Western Cape hosted a Reproductive Health CPD Seminar in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting, on Saturday, 19th August 2017. Melomed Private Hospitals provided us with their conference venue and catering, at their beautiful, new hospital in Tokai.

Our guest speakers included Dr Naseema Barday a GP with Reproductive Medicine Hons and a keen interest in female health, dealt with Polycstic Ovarian Syndrome in General Practice: Diagnosis and Management. Dr Olufemi Olarogun, Obstetrician, Gynae and Reproductive Health Specialist, presented on Fibroids and Fertility. Dr Sulaiman Heylen, Obstetrician, Gynae and Reproductive Health Specialist who specialises in reproductive surgery, dealt with Third Party Reproduction in SA: Medical, Legal & Ethical Considerations. Dr Heylen also provided the Islamic perspective in that regard. Dr Bavanisha Vythilingum, psychiatrist, dealt with Anti-depressants and fertility.

A very informative session which kept our delegates gripped for the afternoon, Alhamdulillah. The AGM was conducted midway through the seminar. The outgoing Chairman’s Report was read and his apologies tendered for his absence as he was overseas at the time of the meeting. The Treasurer provided an overview of the current financial status of the branch. Members were urged to kindly pay up their fees as a matter of urgency. Everyone was encouraged to donate generously towards the local projects, including Renal Dialysis and Langa Clinic.

Prof A.W. Barday was appointed as the electoral officer to officiate the election process. Our newly elected committee is:

Dr Riaz Ismail (Chairman), Dr Naseema Barday (Vice Chairman),

Dr Shams Imamdin (Treasurer) and Dr Shamim Sonday (Secretary).

Our sincere thanks to all who participated and made the event a success Alhamdulillah. All delegates who attended received an IMA peak cap as a token of appreciation. Total of 51 in attendance.

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