REDCap Africa Symposium 2023
Thu Oct 19, 08:30 - Fri Oct 20, 17:00
Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard
The annual REDCap Africa Symposium is an event where REDCap administrators and users from Africa gather for technical discussions, use case demonstrations and networking opportunities. Key note speakers for 2023 include REDCap inventor Prof Paul Harris and our own Irma Mare, leaders from the regional REDCap Africa committee and users sharing their experiences and recommendations on the use of REDCap. The agenda will be updated regularly as submitted abstracts are accepted.
Would you like to present a talk at the REDCap Africa Symposium? Fill out this survey to submit an abstract (submissions close 1 September 2023)
Need to get in touch with the organizers? Send us an email on [email protected]
09:00 - 09:15 Symposium Welcome (Prof. Nicola Mulder)
09:15 - 09:45 Bringing the magic (Irma Mare)
09:45 - 10:05 A practical plan for migrating an existing database to REDCap (Annemie Stewart)
10:05 - 10:25 Streamlining data collection for the DS-I Africa Coordinating Centre (Rolanda Julius & Tino Muzambi)
10:30 - 11:00 Tea and Muffins
11:00 - 11:20 REDCap: How it started vs How it's going (Mapule Nhlapho)
11:20 - 11:40 REDCap Deployment Decision Making - Open Panel Discussion (Suresh Maslamoney and Brendan Gilbert)
11:40 - 12:00 Utilizing REDCap to Visually Manage Vehicle Parking (Halalisile Cebekhulu)
12:00 - 12:20 Use of REDCap API and PowerBI visualization (Njabulo Dayi)
12:20 - 12:30 REDCap Con Creative Uses (Katherine Johnston)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 13:45 Fun & Interactive Quiz - General REDCap and Cape Town Knowledge related Questions (Tina Seale and Tino Muzambi)
13:45 - 14:05 Running a training event using REDCap (Verena Ras)
14:05 - 14:25 MyCap Use Case (Vuyokazi Jezile)
14:25 - 14:45 6 years of using REDCap Mobile App (Jaco Dreyer)
14:45 - 15:10 Tea and Muffins
15:10 - 15:30 Security, Bots and Things (Viktoriya Babicheva)
16:10 - 16:30 Mobile App - MyCap Integration (Giovanni)
16:30 - 17:00 Novice Users Session Q/A (Mapule, Giovanni, Annemie, Jaco)
17:30 - 18:00 Pick up at hotel for those going to Moyo Dinner which starts at 18:30 (Bus leaves at 6pm sharp)
Day 1 Celebration Dinner
09:00 - 09:40 The REDCap Effect - Keynote Speaker (Paul Harris)
09:40 - 09:50 Q/A with Paul Harris
09:50 - 10:10 Investigating symptoms in toddlers using daily electronic symptom diaries: REDCap to the rescue (Jackie Kleynhans)
10:10 - 10:30 Utilizing REDCap for Innovative Procurement Process Automation at ULCHS (Ernest Kiazolu Jr.)
10:30 - 11:00 Tea and Muffins
11:00 - 11:20 The Use of REDCap in the PrEP Study in KwaZulu Natal: Efficient Data Collection and Management in a Qualitative and Quantitative Study Design (Grant William Titus & Skhumbuzo Mzimela)
11:20 - 11:40 The Efficiency of REDCap in the Collection, Management and Analysis of Data in the South African COVID-19 Point of Care Study (Khanya Mohlabi & Natasha Titus)
11:40 - 11:50 Creative Uses (Tendayi Matungadura)
11:50 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:30 Motivation and Importance of the redcap community and ethical research (Mark Russel)
13:30 - 13:50 Exploring REDCap and other Technology Innovation (Tony Li)
13:50 - 14:10 Data workflow optimization: automating data exports to statistical software (Stata/R) through the REDCap API (Attie Stadler)
14:10 - 14:30 A Continued Look at the Application of REDCap in the Machine Learning Pipeline (Temweka Chirwas and Floris Swanepoel)
14:30 - 14:50 Tea and Muffins
14:50 - 15:20 New and Upcoming on REDCap (Rob Taylor)
15:20 - 15:40 Panel discussion and Q/A (Mapule, Rob, Annemie, Jaco)
15:40 - 16:00 Thank yous and announcement for next year's REDCap Africa Symposium (Mapule and Jaco)
He is now a public speaker in his retirement from formal employment, and also runs a small logistics company.
He is a Thalidomide survivor.
Vuyokazi Sharon Jezile has more than 16 years of Data Management experience working on Phase I to IV clinical trials in the treatment of HIV , HIV coinfections, COVID-19 and TB at Clinical HIV Research Unit(CHRU). She is Data Operations Manager at CHRU. She completed her Master’s degree in Epidemiology Research Data Management in 2018 at the University of Witwatersrand. She has been using REDCap since 2013, helping the Clinical Research site in developing databases, supporting operations, and ensuring data quality.
Her background is in Software development obtained through DUT and recently obtained a higher certificate in data analysis through UCT.
Director, ULCHS Data Systems
University of Liberia College of Health Sciences / BRIDGE-U: Liberia Project
Ernest is the director of data systems at the University of Liberia College of Health Sciences BRIDGE-U: Liberia project, where he specializes in Data Systems Solutions and MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning). He holds a Master in Official Statistics from the Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre and has almost two decades of experience in data analysis, data systems solutions, and MEL. Ernest is passionate about finding innovative solutions to data use and management and is dedicated to advancing innovative ways of improving processes and procedures.
Ernest is thrilled to participate in this year's REDCap Africa symposium, where he will be sharing his insights and experience on the innovative and effective use of REDCap to transform organizational processes at the University of Liberia College of Health Sciences.
This will be an additional cost of R500 for the buffet including one non-alcoholic drink (when you go to checkout, there will be an option to add on the dinner). Transport from the symposium venue to the restaurant and back will be provided.
Less than 10 minutes to the City Bowl and V&A Waterfront, and just 15 minutes to the airport, the Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard hotel offers guests comfortable rooms, great amenities, and excellent rates in one of Cape Town’s most popular neighbourhoods.
Woodstock hotel’s 292 rooms are well appointed with free uncapped WiFi, air-conditioning, DStv, views of Signal Hill or the harbour, and a choice of bed configurations for solo, family and group travel. Room rates include a buffet breakfast, and up to two kids under 18 can stay free when sharing with adults in one of our Family Rooms.
Enjoy buffet dining variety at the hotel’s Harbour View restaurant, cool off in the pool and garden, and explore the best of the city and surrounds from the Woodstock location. Business guests can stay productive with free fast WiFi, self-service workstations and six adaptable meeting and event venues.
If you are intending to stay at the Garden Court hotel, please opt to email Ms Roshaan Hartley with the following details rather than making an online booking:
Group Rates: Standard Single Room : R1825 per room per night (bed and breakfast)
Email: Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard: Ms Roshaan Hartley [email protected]
Email Subject Line: 4517052 (Booking Code)
Please note airport transfers at an additional cost can also be booked via the above process.