Donnee Ness-Vice President of LAOSA will be speaking on:

By Donnee Ness
Manip. PT
PhD Student UKZN
Overview of presentation:
We will look at definitions of Lymphoedema, challenges with international research methodologies and subsequent variations in prevalence of the problem. I will them move to discuss some of the current work on: Fluoroscopy, Moisture meters for mid line oedema, prospective surveillance using BIS and then explore the concept of genomic expression as a tool to influence pre-morbid risk. The compelling results of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression in Lymphoedema management and finish up with sharing the results of my point prevalence study which is the first study of its kind outlining incidence of BRCA Lymphoedema  in a female breast cancer survivor population in KZN.
We hope to have a video of the talk uploaded onto the website for those not able to attend.

The Breast Interest Group of Southern Africa (BIGOSA) was formed in 2011 by a group of medical professionals who realized there was a need for standardization in breast health care in southern Africa.



BIGOSA 2015 Ultrasound Workshop and Scientific Meeting
Gateway Hotel
Umhlanga, Durban
9 and 10 October 2015

PLEASE visit for Registration is now open, and delegates can register online

The early registration discount ended on 15 August 2015, but a discount is still offered to all BIGOSA members.

Ultrasound Workshop (9 October)

• Doctor (Member): R 2,000.00
• Doctor (Non member): R 2,250.00
• Registrar/Radiographer (Member): R 1,000.00
• Registrar/Radiographer (Non member): R 1,250.00

Scientific Meeting (10 October)

• Doctor (Member): R 1,800.00
• Doctor (Non member): R 2,050.00
• Registrar/Radiographer (Member): R 1,200.00
• Registrar/Radiographer (Non member): R 1,450.00

Ultrasound Workshop AND Scientific Meeting (9 and 10 October)

• Doctor (Member): R 3,800.00
• Doctor (Non member): R 4,300.00
• Registrar/Radiographer (Member): R 2,200.00
• Registrar/Radiographer (Non member): R 2,700.00
Additional Gala Dinner Ticket for a guest: R 100.00

Additional Gala Dinner Ticket for a guest: R 100.00

CPD Information

The BIGOSA 2015 Ultrasound Workshop and Scientific Meeting have been accredited for 17 clinical continuing professional development points (one point per hour of attendance). Speakers are entitled to a further 10 speaker points. South African delegates are eligible for these points if they attend the conference.

All registered delegates will have to sign the register and will be able to receive a Certificate of Participation at the end of the day.
Please note:

Member fees do not include your 2015 BIGOSA subscription
Non member fees include your 2015 BIGOSA subscription to December 2015
A late registration fee of R200 per person will be charged for registrations received after 15 August 2015. Pre-registration online only, no on-site registration will be accepted.

Registration fees include:
• Entry to the conference, presentations and trade display area on Saturday
• All lunches and refreshments
• The Gala Dinner on Friday, 9 October 2015