On 21 & 22 September, SAMED held its annual conference at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre. Our annual flagship event was a great success with industry and industry partners coming together to discuss the current and future state of medtech and the actions that need to be taken now to reform healthcare.
During the conference opening, Professor Bonang Mohale (President of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), Chancellor of the University of the Free State, and Author of the bestselling books, ‘Lift As You Rise’ and ‘Behold The Turtle’), launched into a passionate address on ethical leadership, transformation, social justice, people development, constructive collaboration and integrity. His words echoed SAMED’s drive for compliance with ethical principles and practices, meaningful transformation and the development of strong partnerships that elevate the sector.
Conference MC and moderator, Tania Habimana, led insightful and interactive sessions with leaders and key stakeholders that unpacked accessing medtech for better patient outcomes; be it through value-based healthcare, regulatory harmonisation or an effective health technology assessment agency for South Africa. These conversations, while educational, also pave the way for further engagement and collaboration with esteemed panellists to shape best practices in standards, policies and regulatory requirements applicable to the medical technology sector.