Confirmed Plenary and International Speakers

Prof. Jannie Rossouw is Head of School of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand and Professor of Economics at the University.

South Africa’s economic performance and prospects
The presentation considers various aspects of South Africa’s economic landscape.  This includes a focus on the fiscal cliff and fiscal sustainability and South Africa’s monetary policy framework.  The demographic disaster that South Africa faces owing to subdued economic growth is also covered.
Tuesday 16 July, 11h30 (Senate Rooms)

Dr Kersti Seksel,BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MA (Hons) FANZCVS DACVB DECAWBM FAVA is a registered Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicines.

Dr Seksel is a boarded veterinary specialist in behavioural medicine in the Australian, American and European Colleges and Adjunct Associate Professor at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga NSW. She is a Fear Free Certified Professional.

She is fascinated by animals and why they do what they do. She is passionate about helping people understand animals better so she can improve the lives of people and their pets.

Kersti pioneered Puppy Preschool® and Kitten Kindy® classes, teaches the distance education course in Behavioural Medicine for CVE (University of Sydney). She presents at conferences nationally and internationally, runs webinars, writes text book chapters, has written a book Training Your Cat, is a regular presenter on radio and TV and is a consultant on VIN.
Wednesday 17 July, 11h30 (Senate Rooms)

Dr Steven de Decker, DVM PhD MvetMed DipECVN MRCVS, is an Associate Professor in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery at the The Royal Veterinary College in the UK.

Neurology is often considered a difficult and potentially overwhelming topic. It is often wrongly assumed that these patients can only be assessed and treated at specialist centres. This fear of neurology or ‘neuro

phobia’ results in decreased confidence and a tendency to refer neurology patients to referral practices. During these talks we will focus on how much neurology you can do in a first-opinion private practice without the need for expensive diagnostics, such as MRI and CT. The level of the lectures is for small animal practitioners that have some understanding of the neurological examination. You might be surprised to see how much neurology you can do yourself!
Wednesday 18 July, 09h00 – 17h20 (Marcia II)