• 9 - 12 August 2018 | Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel and Convention Centre, Umhlanga, Durban


Thursday, 9th August 2018 - Maxillofacial and Oral Pathology day.

09h00 – 10h30 REGISTRATION and TEA
10h30 – 10h40 Opening of the 2018 SASMFOS Congress by Dr Greg Boyes-Varley (SASMFOS President)
SESSION 1 Chairpersons: Dr Greg Boyes-Varley
10h40 – 11h15 Human remains identification – 40 years of experience
Prof Phillips
11h15 – 11h50 Bite marks; primary evidence controversy
Prof Phillips
11h50 – 12h25 Potentially malignant and white lesions of the oral cavity
Prof van Heerden
12h25 – 13h00 HIV/AIDS associated malignancies and ulcers
Prof van Heerden.
13h00 – 14h00 LUNCH
SESSION 2 Chairpersons: Dr Tom Cason
14h00 – 14h35 Update on the OKC and other cysts of the jaws
Prof Hille
14h35 – 15h10 The “ins” and “outs” of fibro-osseous lesions
Prof Hille
15h10 – 15h45 Current perspectives in salivary gland pathology
Prof Meer
15h45 – 16h15 TEA AND COFFEE
SESSION 3 Chairpersons: Dr Irene Munzhelele
16h15 – 16h50 Current concepts in Odontogenic tumours
Prof Meer
16h50 – 17h25 HPV-associated cancers of the head and neck
Dr Afrogheh
17h25 – 18h00 HPV testing in head and neck carcinomas
Dr Afrogheh
18h30 – late Cocktail evening with traders

Friday, 10th August 2018 Free papers, members’and registrar’s competition

SESSION 1 Chairpersons: Dr Frits Hoogendijk
Theme: Registrars’ presentations
07h00 – 07h45 Early morning tea and coffee
08h00 – 08h15 A retrospective analysis of mandibular grafting using fibulas at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.
Dr. PG Hira
08h15 – 08h30 The relationship between the mechanism of injury and mandibular fractures
Dr I. Abdoola
08h30 – 08h45 Postulated maternal risk factors for the development of syndromic oro-facial clefts
Dr C. Smit
08h45 – 09h00 Adequacy of nutritional support in oral and maxillofacial resected and reconstructed patients with odontogenic tumours.
Dr M.Nkonyane
09h00 – 10h00 Inter-proximal open contacts between implant restorations and teeth
Dr Ashen Singh
10h00 – 10h30 Tea
SESSION 2 Chairpersons: Dr Vinay Amaidas
Members’ and Open presentations
10h30 – 10h50 Preliminary Report: Autogenous injectable fat grafting in Oral Sub-mucous Fibrosis patients.
Dr T. Gounden
10h50 – 11h10 Nodular fasciitis of the Maxillo – Facial region: A Diagnostic enigma
Dr. E. Nokaneng
11h10 – 11h30 Maxillofacial Surgeons and Migraine
Dr E. Shevel
11h30 – 12h30 Edentulous and terminal dental treatment options
Dr Paul van Zyl
12h30 – 14h00 LUNCH
SESSION 3 Chairpersons: Dr Suvir Singh
Theme: Invited presentation
14h00 – 14h45 Dr Sunil Aniruth – Maxillofacial Bill of Rights
14h45 – 15h00 TEA
15h00 – 18h30 SASMFOS AGM
18h30 – 20h00 CMSA and CAH meetings
18h30 Evening at leisure for delegates


Saturday, 11th August 2018 - Pain Symposium

07h00 - 08h00 Registration and early morning tea & coffee
SESSION 1 Chairperson: Dr Wynand van der Linden
08h00 – 09h00 Orofacial Pain – Evidence and Dilemmas
Dr. Eric Hodgson
09h00 – 09h30 Identifying & Treating Nociceptive Orofacial Pain
Dr. Doug Beere
09h30 – 10h00 Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain and Evidence for Therapy
Dr. Milton Raff
10h00 – 10h30 TEA
SESSION 2 Chairperson: Dr Eric Hodgson
10h30 – 11h00 Trigeminal Neuralgia – A Neurologist’s perspective 
Dr Dinita Devchand
11h00 – 11h30 Trigeminal Neuralgia – A Neurosurgeon’s point of view 
Dr Malan Roux
11h30 – 12h00 Communication strategies in Chronic Pain 
Dr Sudha Bechan
12h00 – 12h30 Non-pharmacological interventions in Facial Pain: Physiotherapy 
Ms Debbie Hill
12h30 – 13h15 LUNCH
SESSION 3 Chairperson: Dr Albert van der Westhuizen
13h15 – 13h45 Non-pharmacological interventions in Facial Pain: Psychiatric issues 
Dr. Janine Brooker
13h45 – 14h10 Chiropractic approach to oro-facial / craniofacial pain
Ms Charmaine Korporaal
14h10 – 14h30 Burning Mouth Syndrome: An Update
Dr Sudha Bechan
14h30 – 14h50 Cost-Benefit of Botulinum Toxin in Orofacial Pain
Dr Albert Niemann
14h50 – 15h00 Panel discussion
15h00 – 15h30 TEA
Session 4: Chairperson: Dr Doug Beere
15h30 – 16h30 Internal Derangement of the Temporomandibular Joint always requires surgery.
For: Dr. Jameel Desai Against: Dr van der Linden
16h30 – 16h40 Discussion
16h40 – 17h00 Interventional techniques are inappropriate for patients with orofacial pain
For: Dr. Eric Hodgson Against: Dr. Milton Raff
17h00 Conclusion
Dr. Doug Beere

Sunday, 12th August 2018 - ETHICS

SESSION 1 : Dr Frikkie Redelinghuys
07h30 – 08h00 Early morning tea and coffee
08h00 – 09H00 Evidence, Ethics and Patient Rights. Do they really matter?
Dr Alasdair McKelvie
09h00 – 10h00 History of Maxillofacial Surgery
Prof Russel Lurie
10h00 – 10h30 Tea / Brunch
SESSION 2 Chairman: Dr Frikkie Redelinghuys
10h30 – 11h15 Do doctors have rights?
Adv Ulundi Behrtel
11h15 – 12h00 MPS
Dr Alasdair McKelvie
12h00 – 13h00 Commentary/Discussion :
Dr Frikkie Redelinghuys
Dr Sunil Aniruth
Adv Ulundi Behrtel
Prof Russel Lurie
13h05 CLOSURE OF CONFERENCE by Dr F Hoogendijk (SASMFOS President)