Affiliations & Membership

1. Health Professions Council of South Africa

HPCSAAll medical health professionals are required to be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). This not only ensures that our degree is internationally recognised, but ensures that we practice in an ethical and scientific manner. www.hpcsa.co.za

2. Association of Dietetics of South Africa

ADSAThe Association of Dietetics of South Africa (ADSA) is the professional organization for Registered Dieticians in South Africa. ADSA not only provides a national network to allow dieticians to share knowledge, but also assists in the development of the dietetic profession through its comprehensive Continuing Professional Development System (CPD). All Dieticians are required to continually update their knowledge in all fields of nutritional in order to maintain their professional registration. We all belong to ADSA, and regularly partake in their educational events. www.adsa.org.za

3. South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST)

SAAFOSTSAAFoST is a National Association which is concerned with advancing the knowledge of Food Science and Technology. This it does through encouraging scientific research, organising meetings, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, congresses, publishing papers and assisting in educational activities. As Dieticians, we believe it is important for us to be aware of the latest developments in food science, as well as to be aware of the new food products that are constantly available to the public. Our SAAFoST membership greatly assists us in improving our food science knowledge. www.saafost.org.za

4. SASMA

SASMAThe South African Sports Medicine Association is an a-political, non-profit, multidisciplinary professional and scientific society dedicated to the motivation, responses, adaptation and health of people involved in sport and exercise. www.sasma.org.za

5. SASSO

SASSOTo further the scientific study and clinical practice of, and to promote research into all aspects of obesity, metabolism and its co-morbid conditions. www.sasomonline.co.za

6. DNAlysis

DNAlysisEmerging science of diet and genetics, known as Nutrigenomics. Nutrigenomics is concerned with the effects of our individual genetic variations in response to our diet and other sources of nutrients. Nutrigenomics testing enables us to identify where we are on our journey toward achieving our individual, optimal health potential. www.dnalysis.co.za

7. GIFSA

GIFSAGlycemic Index Foundation of South Africa lists and rates all food products with a glycemic index. The Glycemic Index (GI) is simply a ranking of foods based on their immediate effect on blood glucose levels. It is a physiological measure of how fast, and to what extent, a carbohydrate food affects blood glucose levels. www.gifoundation.com

8. Chrysalis Clinic

CHRYSALIS CLINICThe Chrysalis Clinic at the Life Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont, Cape Town offers bariatric surgery (surgical treatment for morbid obesity) within the context of a multidisciplinary team of medical and paramedical specialists. The team comprises endocrinologists, critical care physician, dieticians (Claire McMahon and Gina Fourie), psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, biokineticist and two accredited laparoscopic bariatric surgeons. Dietary intervention is a cornerstone of success both before and after bariatric surgery. Claire and Gina not only teach candidates what they can eat after surgery, but will also address psychological aspects related to eating. They are trained in behavioural interventions to assist clients in learning how to adopt new eating habits. www.chrysalisclinic.co.za

9. Involvement in Specialist Units at Life Kingsbury and Claremont Hospitals

Life Health Care

Please note that we are available to see patients at other hospitals, at the request of the referring doctor. www.lifehealthcare.co.za