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.


Dr Steven de Decker, DVM PhD MvetMed DipECVN MRCVS, is a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery at the The Royal Veterinary College in the UK.

He will do a couple of lectures on Neurology.  The level of the lectures is for small animal practitioners that have some understanding of the neurological examination. It will not be at specialist level and will not focus on advanced imaging procedures or treatment options. The overall aim is to illustrate how much neurology you can do in a first-opinion practice without the need for advanced diagnostics (or make them more confident in neurology, decrease the stress or ‘necrophobia’ and make them more willing to give these patients a chance).