South African congress calendar

February 2024

  • UCT Paediatric Refresher course 2024
  • ESMO Summit Africa
  • South African Medical Association Conference
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia Society of Southern Africa Symposium
  • OSSA Congress 2024
  • SARAA Congress 2024

UCT Paediatric Refresher course 2024
5-9 February
Cape Town

https://www.uctpaediatriccourses.ac.za/

The event revolves around the theme of ‘Compassionate, Comprehensive, and Critical Care’, focusing on delivering top-tier care for critically ill children and their families. Workshops at the start will cover crucial topics like ventilation techniques, emergency vascular access, chest ultrasound, effective communication with children, conveying significant news, and managing respiratory challenges in children with complex neurological disorders. The main programme features plenary lectures and dives into practical aspects of critical care, rehabilitation, and palliative care. Esteemed experts in various fields will serve as speakers, and attendees can engage in workshops and discussions to enrich their knowledge. This event seeks to advance the standards of care for critically ill children through education and collaboration.

European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Summit Africa 2024
9-11 February
Cape Town

https://www.esmo.org/meeting-calendar/esmo-summit-africa-2024

ESMO Summit Africa 2024, spanning three days, is an educational event featuring presentations that emphasise various crucial disease sites. Crafted specifically for oncology experts across Africa, this summit is a collaborative effort between international and local key opinion leaders. Its primary objective is to provide a comprehensive perspective on the major treatment breakthroughs highlighted at the annual ESMO Congress.

South African Medical Association Conference
15-17 February
Sandton

https://samaconference.org/

The South African Medical Association (SAMA), the country's oldest and most prestigious medical association, will gather under the theme Towards Strengthening Health Systems’. This is a theme that encapsulates an urgent rallying cry, acknowledging the distress in SA's public healthcare system and calling for collective action to prevent its collapse. The inaugural SAMA Clinical Coding Conference will be co-located and run concurrently. This dedicated clinical coding event is aimed at improving healthcare via effective coding, promoting the professional development of SA’s clinical coders, and addressing the country’s unique coding challenges. But the real heart of the SAMA 2024 Conference lies in the many insightful sessions where experts will sit down, discuss, and zoom in on some of the most pressing issues facing healthcare and medicine in SA, offering innovative ideas and solutions, through the principles of collective governance. Please note that the final programme may be subject to some last-minute adjustments and reshuffles, so check back regularly at https://samaconference.org/programme-at-a-glance/.

Cardiac Arrhythmia Society of Southern Africa Symposium
24-25 February
Sandton

https://www.cassa.co.za/cassa/?page_id=7822

Cardiac Arrhythmia Society of Southern Africa (CASSA) Annual Clinical Symposium in 2024. Scheduled for February 24th at the Capital on the Park, Sandton, Johannesburg, this event provides a platform for networking among colleagues, peers, and industry partners. The agenda, featuring acclaimed international and local speakers, revolves around the theme Cardiac Arrhythmia Updates. Exclusive to electrophysiologists, a Working Breakfast on February 25th is by invitation only. Sponsorship packages offer a unique opportunity for insight, brand exposure, and participation in a vibrant community. Join us for an enriching experience, fostering connections in the cardiovascular field. For more information send an e-mail to elouise@shiftideas.co.za.

OSSA Congress 2024
29 February – 2 March
Gqeberha

https://2024.ossacongress.co.za/

The OSSA Congress will take place in Gqeberha, (Port Elizabeth). The congress will be hosted at the newly renovated Boardwalk Convention Centre. OSSA’s is dedicated to assembling a distinguished line-up of speakers. The participation of international speakers, will share a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Local speakers will infuse a unique African perspective to the proceedings. The congress will commence with masterclasses designed to kickstart this event. The Corneal Masterclass will lead the way, featuring interactive discussions on optimising corneal cross-linking, followed by comprehensive lamellar corneal surgery training, catering to both novices and experts (including wetlabs for hands-on experience). Following this, participants can delve into a Retina and Uveitis Imaging masterclass, featuring interactive case discussions.

South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Association (SARAA) biannual congress 2024
29 February – 3 March
Stellenbosch

https://saraacongress.org/

The South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Association (SARAA) biannual congress is scheduled to take place in Stellenbosch. This event serves as a prominent platform for showcasing the latest South African research in the field of rheumatology. It brings together a diverse group of participants, including seasoned experts and emerging talents in the field. Attendees will have the opportunity to glean insights from renowned national experts and international speakers, who will share their collective expertise and knowledge. Interactive sessions and hands-on workshops will delve into the practical aspects of this specialty. Parallel sessions will cater to both adult and paediatric rheumatologists, as well as allied health professionals, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of the subject matter. Moreover, this congress serves as an invaluable occasion for networking and collaboration, allowing attendees to connect with colleagues, national and invited international faculty, and trade partners.

March 2024

  • Wits Pulmonology CME meeting
  • 2024 SA-ACAPAP Congress
  • Southern African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG) Congress
  • South Africa's Dedicated General Practitioners/Doctors Event
  • 2024 Bloemfontein Pain Academy Meeting

Wits Pulmonology CME meeting
2 March
Johannesburg

https://conference.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/2024saacapap/sp

For more information, contact joey@takenoteevents.co.za.

South African Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (SA-ACAPAP)
7-9 March
Stellenbosch

https://conference.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/2024saacapap/sp

Congress theme:
Growing and sharing child and adolescent mental health:
Building relevant evidence and solutions for our future.

Southern African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG) Congress
8-10 March
Umhlanga

https://sasreg.co.za/

SASREG represents Gynaecologists with a special interest in Gynaecological Endoscopy, sub-specialists, embryologists and scientists working in the field of reproductive medicine. The Society also supports fertility and theatre nursing sisters, allied practitioners as well as psychologists and social workers working in the field of Gynaecological Endoscopy and reproductive medicine.

South Africa's Dedicated General Practitioners/Doctors Event
13-14 March
Sandton

https://gpexpo.co.za/

The expo will provide the opportunity for doctors to expand their skills and knowledge across many different areas. From enhancing their business knowledge to discovering the future of their practice, the expo will be the go-to event which will provide business and clinical forum combined with a commercial exhibition which is aligned to the profession. It will incorporate a free to attend the conference with CPD accreditation focussing on business and clinical streams and include a sourcing platform with over 50 relevant exhibitors, including specific medical equipment, pharmaceutical products, technology and finance and insurance.

2024 Bloemfontein Pain Academy Meeting
16 March
Bloemfontein

https://painsa.org.za/events/

Effective pain management is crucial for enhancing the quality of life. Whether chronic or acute, unmanaged pain can impede daily activities, hinder emotional well-being, and even lead to long-term health issues. Implementing personalised and comprehensive pain management strategies is essential to alleviate suffering, restore functionality, and promote overall health and well-being. For more information about the 2024 Bloemfontein Pain Academy Meeting, send an e-mail to contact@velocityvision.co.za.

April 2024

  • 3rd SASMO-SASCeTS Congress
  • Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (Egoli branch)
  • International Conference on Oncology
  • Congress of the Neurological Association of South Africa
  • RSSA Prostate MR Imaging Course

3rd SASMO-SASCeTS Congress
5-7 April
Cape Town

https://www.sasmo-sascets2024.co.za/

SASMO, the South African Society of Medical Oncology, is dedicated to several key objectives. These include advocating for the well-being of medical oncologists within the healthcare sector and actively engaging with relevant platforms, such as health industry bodies, governmental entities, legislative bodies, and healthcare stakeholder coalitions. SASMO seeks to enhance the visibility of medical oncology and improve the welfare of oncology patients in South Africa by collaborating with patient groups and cancer research collectives. To achieve this, SASMO organises a biennial scientific gathering, in the form of a congress or conference. On the other hand, SASCeTS, the South African Society of Clinical Haematologists and Stem Cell Transplantation Specialists, primarily consists of clinical haematologists and medical oncologists involved in bone marrow and stem cell transplantation for the treatment of haematological diseases. Nevertheless, membership is open to all medical practitioners and allied healthcare professionals who share an interest in this field.  

Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (Egoli branch)
13 April
Johannesburg

https://velocityvision.co.za/events-1/

Critical care is indispensable in medicine, providing life-saving interventions for severely ill patients. Swift, specialised attention in critical care units is vital, significantly impacting patient outcomes and recovery. The Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA), established in 1977, is a non-profit organisation committed to delivering high-quality care to critically ill patients. Representing healthcare professionals in critical care, including affiliated societies like the South African Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Group, as well as special interest groups (eg Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation), CCSSA provides vital resources, professional development, research, and patient advocacy, all overseen by dedicated volunteers. For more information, email: ccssa@velocityvision.co.za

International Conference on Oncology
15-16 April
Cape Town

https://waset.org/oncology-conference-in-april-2024-in-cape-town

This congress has a primary objective of uniting prominent academic scientists, researchers, and scholars to facilitate the exchange and dissemination of their expertise and research findings across all facets of Oncology. Furthermore, it serves as a top-tier interdisciplinary forum where researchers, practitioners, and educators can showcase and engage in discussions about the latest advancements, emerging trends, and pertinent issues within the realm of oncology. Additionally, it offers a platform to address practical challenges faced in the field and the innovative solutions that have been embraced.

Congress of the Neurological Association of South Africa
17-20 April
Bloemfontein

https://nasacongresses.co.za/

The event is a balance between local representation, with a significant presence from South Africa, and a global perspective, featuring speakers and faculty members who are internationally renowned academics and researchers in diverse fields within neurology. Speakers will share wide range of medical disciplines in the field of neurology, genetics, and pathology, neuromuscular disorders, radiology genetics, pathology and include psychiatrists who may also specialise in neurology and neuropsychiatry. Their research will cover various neurology domains, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, epilepsy, sleep disorders, movement disorders, Parkinson's disease research, stroke and headaches consciousness, cognition (including ADHD), eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, corporate mental health awareness, neuroscience, neurocognition, neuro-tuberculosis, neuropathology, foetal alcohol syndrome, and sudden infant death syndrome.

RSSA Prostate MR Imaging Course
19-21 April
Sandton

https://consultus.eventsair.com/rssa-prostate-mr-imaging-course/

The 2024 RSSA|TECMED Prostate Imaging Course is an educational programme. The primary objective of this course is to provide comprehensive training in Prostate MR imaging, focusing on a contemporary approach, and facilitating discussions on prevalent pathologies and potential pitfalls, particularly cantered around the latest PIRADS Classification system. The course structure will involve didactic lectures, followed by individual computer-based case reviews and subsequent group discussions for collective learning. The venue for this event will be the Investec facility in Sandton, made available for this collaboration between RSSA and TECMED. However, due to infrastructure constraints, only a limited number participants can participate.

May 2024

  • International Conference in Innovations for Global Surgery 2024
  • ICON SA
  • SASA Acacia CPD Event South African Society of Anaesthesiologists
  • IHPBA Congress
  • ASSA SAGES & SASES At IHPBA World Congress 2024 South Africa
  • 23rd South African Spine Society Congress
  • PainSA
  • FCPSA (Faculty of Consulting Physicians of South Africa)
  • Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa Congress (FIDSSA Congress)

International Conference in Innovations for Global Surgery 2024
5-7 May
Cape Town

https://icigs2024.co.za/

The Third International Conference on Innovations for Global Surgery, organised by Innovations in Global Surgery and the University of Cape Town, in collaboration with the International Association of Student Surgical Societies and Stellenbosch University, is aimed at addressing unmet needs in surgery, obstetrics, and anaesthesia care in low- and middle-income settings. With a theme of 'Value-based Innovation in Global Surgery,' the conference responds to the 2016 Global Surgery Lancet Commission's finding that five billion people lack safe surgery access. Focused on sharing advancements and best practices, the event targets a diverse audience, including surgeons, anaesthetists, engineers, obstetricians, gynaecologists, emergency physicians, medical students, and registrars. The aim is to present innovative and affordable solutions for communities with the highest unmet needs.

ICON SA
10-12 May
Johannesburg

https://iconsa.co.za/about/

Icon Oncology is a renowned cancer care service provider in South Africa. This healthcare organisation boasts specialised divisions, such as Icon Radiotherapy, Icon Chemotherapy, and Icon Managed Care. They are gearing up to host an upcoming oncology conference, although the comprehensive programme details are still awaiting release. Stay tuned for the latest updates by keeping a close watch on their announcements.

SASA Acacia CPD Event South African Society of Anaesthesiologists
11 May
Pretoria

https://velocityvision.co.za/events-1/

SASA stands as the exclusive South African organisation dedicated to advocating for the concerns of anaesthesiologists across both the private and public domains. At this forthcoming SASA Acacia CPD Event, members will have the chance to connect and engage with fellow professionals who share their passions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to stay abreast of the most recent advancements in the field of anaesthesiology. Follow SASA for further updates on the academic programme for the 2024 SASA Congress, which will be announced at a later time.

IHPBA World Congress 2024 South Africa
15-18 May
Cape Town

https://www.ihpba2024.org/

It is with great excitement that the International Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (IHPBA) and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association of Southern Africa (HPBASA) invite you to join us in Cape Town in 2024 for the 16th IHPBA World Congress, the first on the African continent. Work on the scientific program is underway and we envisage an interesting congress with, apart from topical updates, symposia and state of the art presentations, will also focus on HPB conditions and challenges faced by low-and middle-income countries.

ASSA SAGES & SASES at
IHPBA World Congress 2024 South Africa
15-18 May
Cape Town

https://www.ihpba2024.org/assa-sages

The International Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (IHPBA) and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association of Southern Africa (HPBASA) invite you to join them in Cape Town for the 16th IHPBA World Congress, the first on the African continent. The 2024 World Congress spans four days and offers multiple streams, providing a unique opportunity to engage with the foremost authorities in the field of HPB surgery. While the comprehensive scientific programme is yet to be unveiled, you can anticipate an enriching experience filled with the latest innovations, cutting-edge advancements, and innovative research. The scientific agenda will incorporate a diverse range of session types throughout the course of the congress.

23rd South African Spine Society Congress
16-18 May
Sandton

https://spinecongress.org.za/

The South African Spine Society is an independent professional organisation of medical and complementary health personnel. The Society was founded in 1983 with the aim of promoting continuing medical education for health care professionals and disseminating knowledge on spine related disorders. The Society strives to achieve and maintain the highest standard of excellence and ethical practice in the treatment of patients with spinal disorders. It supports proper scientific research and the sharing of such knowledge through publications, congresses, courses and interaction with other similar international organisations. The executive committee has been hard at work creating an academic program to hopefully enrich all of our practices in one way or the other. We are looking forward to the contributions from our international and local faculty and invite your opinion and participation during the sessions.

PainSA
17-19 May
Durban

https://velocityvision.co.za/events-1/

The PainSA Congress is an annual conference that provides an opportunity for pain management professionals, researchers, and students to come together and learn about the latest developments and advancements in the field of pain management. The conference features a wide range of high-profile speakers, experts in their respective areas of pain management research and clinical practice. During the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques for managing pain, as well as network with other professionals and gain valuable insights into the future of pain management. The conference also provides an opportunity for attendees to share their own research and findings with their peers, and to learn about the latest clinical trials and research studies in the field.

FCPSA (Faculty of Consulting Physicians of South Africa)
24-26 May
Fourways, Johannesburg

https://www.physician.co.za/

The 12th Annual Congress of the Faculty of Consulting Physicians of South Africa (FCPSA) is organised by Faculty of Consulting Physicians of South Africa (FCPSA). Additional details will be released as soon as information is available.

Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa Congress (FIDSSA Congress)
Johannesburg
30 May – 1 June

https://fidssacongress.co.za/

Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa Congress is focused on infectious diseases, sexually transmitted infections, infection prevention, and control, clinical microbiology, travel medicine and paediatric infectious diseases. Since its formation, FIDSSA has contributed substantially to an integrated approach of tackling the major problems of infectious diseases in Southern Africa.

June 2024

  • Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (Witbank branch)
  • SIOP Africa 2024 Congress
  • 2024 WIP Africa Annual Congress
  • 2024 Gauteng Pain Academy Meeting

Critical Care Society of Southern Africa
(Witbank branch)
1 June
TBC

https://criticalcare.org.za/

Critical care is indispensable in medicine, providing life-saving interventions for severely ill patients. Swift, specialised attention in critical care units is vital, significantly impacting patient outcomes and recovery. The Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA), established in 1977, is a non-profit organisation committed to delivering high-quality care to critically ill patients. Representing healthcare professionals in critical care, including affiliated societies like the South African Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Group, as well as special interest groups (eg Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation), CCSSA provides vital resources, professional development, research, and patient advocacy, all overseen by dedicated volunteers.

SIOP Africa 2024 Congress
4-8 June
Johannesburg

https://siopafrica.org/congress-information/general-information/

The SIOP Africa conference serves as a hub for the exchange of knowledge, concepts, and experiences in the field of paediatric oncology. It unites experts, dedicated healthcare professionals, researchers, and supportive caregivers from across Africa and beyond. It is designed to enhance the quality of life for children affected by cancer in Africa. The conference theme, ‘Towards 2030’, aligns with the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer, which aims to raise the global survival rate to over 60% by 2030. In addition to the scientific sessions, there are a diverse array of educational workshops, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities.

World Institute of Pain Africa Annual Congress
21-22 June
Cape Town

https://velocityvision.co.za/events-1/

The World Institute of Pain (WIP) offers educational resources, hands-on training, workshops, conferences, and a network of global experts in pain medicine. The institute fosters personal and practice growth, uniting passionate clinicians dedicated to enhancing patient care worldwide. For more information, send an e-mail to contact@velocityvision.co.za.

2024 Gauteng Pain Academy Meeting
29 June 2024
Johannesburg

https://painsa.org.za/events/

Effective pain management is crucial for enhancing the quality of life. Whether chronic or acute, unmanaged pain can impede daily activities, hinder emotional well-being, and even lead to long-term health issues. Implementing personalised and comprehensive pain management strategies is essential to alleviate suffering, restore functionality, and promote overall health and well-being. For more information about the 2024 Gauteng Pain Academy Meeting, send an e-mail to contact@velocityvision.co.za.

July 2024

  • Anaesthetic Foundation Refresher Course
  • GMPP Symposium

Anaesthetic Foundation Refresher Course
13-14 July
Johannesburg

https://www.anaestheticfoundation.co.za/About.html

The course's primary objective is to maintain the ongoing exchange of advanced academic discussions through an annual academic conference. Additional details regarding the course programme will be disclosed in the near future. Stay informed by visiting velocityvision.co.za

GMPP Symposium
2o-21 July
Kempton Park

https://gmpp.co.za/2024-symposium/

Glynnview Multi-Professional Practice (GMPP) Symposium is organised by Velocity Vision and will be at Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

August 2024

  • SAAMS Symposium (South African Addictive Medicine Society)
  • Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology Congress 2024
  • CBT Psychology Congress
  • Southern African Hypertension Society Biennial Congress
  • CCSSA Congress
  • The 8th Combined Dermatology Congress of South Africa
  • The South African Thoracic Society Congress
  • 5th Surgicom Private Practice Conference
  • SASOG Congress
  • RSSA/SASNI/ESNR Brain Imaging Congress 2024
  • 2024 Cape Town Pain Academy Meeting

SAAMS Symposium
(South African Addictive Medicine Society)
2-3 August
Sandton

https://saams.co.za

The Symposium is dedicated to the promotion of evidence-based addictions care. The SAAMS Opioid Management Course is a valuable training tool for healthcare professionals, especially doctors, who prescribe opioid medications. It provides guidance on assessing and treating individuals with opioid dependence. This platform also shares updates on addiction medicine trends and SAAMS activities, with a focus on promoting ethical and evidence-based practices in South Africa.

Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology Congress 2024
2-4 August
Johannesburg

https://www.semdsa.org.za/news-events/local-events

The 26th Annual Congress of the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, dedicated to advancing the crucial dialogue on effective diabetes management, will be held at the Houghton Hotel in Johannesburg. In an era where diabetes prevalence continues to rise, this congress serves as a pivotal platform for healthcare professionals, researchers, and policymakers to converge and share groundbreaking insights. Through engaging discussions, and expert presentations, this congress seeks to empower attendees with the knowledge and tools necessary to address the multifaceted challenges posed by diabetes, ultimately contributing to improved patient outcomes and enhanced public health. Join us in this collective effort to shape the future of diabetes care.

CBT Psychology Congress
9-10 August
TBC

https://easternsun.eventsair.com/2024-cbtasa-congress/

This inaugural event promises to be a remarkable gathering of leading experts, professionals, and educators in the field of cognitive behavioural therapy. Our esteemed line-up of speakers has made significant contributions to the field and have been carefully selected to provide insights that will greatly contribute to the understanding and use of cognitive behavioural therapy.

Southern African Hypertension Society Biennial Congress
16-18 August
Gauteng

https://www.hypertension.org.za/

The scientific programme of the SAHS Biennial Congress in 2024 offers a unique platform for cross-disciplinary education, engagement, and connecting with participants, global experts, and influential local figures in the field of hypertension management. The agenda encompasses informative talks and lively discussions on the latest developments in clinical hypertension management, complemented by research-based oral and poster presentations.

CCSSA Congress
22-25 August
Sandton

https://criticalcare.org.za/

We are looking forward to a robust, interactive world class meeting presenting a broad spectrum of critical care topics ranging from fundamentals to the absolute cutting edge of this rapidly evolving field. 

The 8th Combined Dermatology Congress of South Africa
22-25 August
Gqeberha (Nee Port Elizabeth)

https://www.derma.co.za/

The congress is hosted by the Dermatology Society of South Africa (DSSA) and the South African Society for Dermatologic Surgery (SASDS) in association with the Vitiligo Society (VSSA), South African Mohs Group, the African Woman’s Dermatologic Society (AWDS) of South Africa and Melanoma Society South Africa.

The South African Thoracic Society Congress
22-25 August
Cape Town

https://pulmonology.co.za/upcoming-events/

The South African Thoracic Society (SATS) is a leading professional society committed to advancing lung health in South Africa and Africa through education, training, research, and advocacy. Established in 1972, SATS represents pulmonologists, paediatric pulmonologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and respiratory therapists. Its three key focus areas include: (1) Education and Training, with bi-annual accredited examinations and a national congress, (2) Research, offering grants to support lung health research, and (3) Advocacy, conducting public awareness campaigns on major respiratory illnesses and collaborating with the Pan African Thoracic Society to promote lung health in Africa. SATS plays a crucial role in guideline development, education programmes, and research initiatives for respiratory diseases.

5th Surgicom Private Practice Conference
24-25 August
Umhlanga

https://www.surgicom.co.za/news-events/upcoming-events

Founded in 1996 as the business arm of the Association of Surgeons in South Africa, Surgicom oversees strategic private practice affairs for General Surgeons. As a publicly owned company managed by General Surgeons, it requires enhanced membership support to address growing challenges, including government criticism, National Health Insurance, income issues, and regulatory reforms. For more information, email joey@takenoteevents.co.za.

SASOG Congress
28 August – 1 September
Sun City

https://sasog.co.za/

The conference will align with SASOG's mission of promoting excellence and equity in women's health, emphasising lessons learned from the challenges faced during the pandemic. Renowned local and international experts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology will present up-to-date, clinically relevant topics in plenary and breakaway sessions. Abstract presentations will be included. We anticipate reconnecting with colleagues from South Africa and around the world at this event.

RSSA/SASNI/ESNR Brain Imaging Congress 2024
30 August – 1 September
Somerset West

https://consultus.eventsair.com/brainimaging2024/

Following the success of the recent RSSA/SASNI/ESNR Spine Imaging Course in Sandton, we are excited to announce the upcoming collaborative event. Brain Imaging 2024 will feature informative lectures and hands-on workshops covering various topics, such as anatomy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, glioma imaging, and infection, with a special focus on stroke imaging and management. Attendees can also participate in quiz cases and submit abstracts for poster presentations. This two-and-a-half-day event is beneficial for trainee registrars, general radiologists, and other specialists involved in neuro case reporting. The audience will include radiologists, radiographers, and neurologists. The faculty includes prominent European Neuroradiologists known for their teaching expertise, alongside accomplished South African Neuroradiologists, including ESNR Neuroradiology Diplomates (EDiNR). Join us for a comprehensive update and networking opportunity in the field of neuroradiology.

2024 Cape Town Pain Academy Meeting
31 August
Cape Town

https://painsa.org.za/events/

Effective pain management is crucial for enhancing the quality of life. Whether chronic or acute, unmanaged pain can impede daily activities, hinder emotional well-being, and even lead to long-term health issues. Implementing personalised and comprehensive pain management strategies is essential to alleviate suffering, restore functionality, and promote overall health and well-being. For more information about the 2024 Cape Town Pain Academy Meeting, send an email to contact@velocityvision.co.za.

September 2024

  • HASA 2024 Conference
  • Southern African Multidisciplinary ADHD Congress
  • 6th Biennial USANA 2024 Conference Gentle Neonatology
  • SASP CONGRESS 2024
  • AAAC Congress
  • SAUA 2024

HASA 2024 Conference
2-3 September
Sandton

https://conferencehasa.co.za/

For more information, email: info@conferencehasa.co.za

Southern African Multidisciplinary ADHD Congress
4-7 September
Virtual

https://adhdcongress.co.za/

In low- and middle-income countries, around 17% of children and adolescents experience mental health challenges, with half of all mental health disorders emerging before age 14. Surprisingly, only 1% of psychiatric services cater to child and adolescent mental health needs. International studies suggest that ADHD affects 5% of school-aged children, with 65% of cases persisting into adulthood. Barriers like lack of awareness, strained healthcare services, and the stigma surrounding mental health make it challenging to identify and address ADHD and comorbid disorders early. The 4th Southern Africa Multidisciplinary ADHD Congress, supported by the University of Stellenbosch Business School and state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, offers a dynamic virtual event. More than 300 delegates from twelve countries participated in the 3rd congress last year. Register now to receive login details and join this year's engaging event. Your participation can contribute to raising awareness and finding solutions for child and adolescent mental health challenges in the region.

6th Biennial USANA 2024 Conference
Gentle Neonatology
5 - 8 September
Drakensberg

https://usana2024.co.za/

The United South African Neonatal Association (USANA) executive committee is thrilled to announce the 6th Biennial USANA conference in 2024. This event will take place at Champagne Sports Resort, nestled in the Drakensberg mountains of South Africa's KwaZulu Natal province, offering a stunning backdrop. The conference is a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals passionate about safe neonatal care to gather in person. It spans four days, from September 5th to September 8th, 2024. Pre-conference workshops on September 5th cater to both doctors and nurses. USANA conferences have consistently provided valuable academic experiences for professionals interested in evidence-based neonatal care and recent advances in the field. The 2024 theme, 'Gentle Neonatology', highlights the shift toward a less invasive, more minimalist approach to care. Featuring local and international speakers, discussions on hot topics, a ‘poster café’ showcasing research abstracts, and engaging presentations of the best abstracts. The agenda includes discussions on ethical issues, quality improvement sessions, and updates on active neonatal research in South Africa, incorporating technology in medicine. Attendees can look forward to welcome drinks and a gala dinner with a surprise theme, offering ample networking opportunities and interactions with exhibitors.

SASP CONGRESS 2024
12-15 September
Cape Town

https://allevents.eventsair.com/saphysio2024/

The Centenary Congress, scheduled for September 2024 in Cape Town, marks a milestone in South African physiotherapy. It commemorates both a century of the profession's existence and the establishment of the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP®). This event will be complemented by the concurrent hosting of the World Physiotherapy – Africa Region Congress. While the primary focus is on physiotherapy, the programme diversifies on September 13th with parallel sessions featuring Speech Therapy and Audiology. On September 14th, expect multidisciplinary and rehabilitation content, followed by more physiotherapy content on September 15th. We extend a warm invitation to colleagues and friends from across the continent to partake in this auspicious occasion. This remarkable event not only commemorates a century of physiotherapy but also recognises the pivotal role played by SASP® as the profession's primary advocate over the years. Additionally, the congress gains an African perspective through its association with the World Physiotherapy Africa Region. Further enriching the event, the South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SASLHA) and the South African Association of Audiologists (SAAA) will contribute to the rehabilitation component. 

AAAC Congress
13-19 September
Sandton

https://aaac2024.com/

All Africa Anaesthesia Congress will gather anaesthesiologists from all over the continent and beyond with a top level international faculty and unique opportunity for networking and industry exhibition. 

SAUA 2024
11-15 September
Johannesburg

https://www.saua.co.za/

All Africa Anaesthesia Congress will gather anaesthesiologists from all over the continent and beyond with a top level international faculty and unique opportunity for networking and industry exhibition. 

October 2024

  • CCSSA Egoli Symposium
  • 20th SASMA Congress 2024
  • South African Renal Congress
  • 2024 SASA Acacia CPD Event
  • 2024 Gqeberha Pain Academy Meeting
  • SASHG Biennial Congress

CCSSA Egoli Symposium
5 October
TBC

https://criticalcare.org.za/

The Egoli Symposium, organised by Velocity Vision on behalf of the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA), is scheduled for the month of October. For comprehensive information regarding registration and additional details, kindly visit https://velocityvision.co.za/events-1/

20th SASMA Congress 2024
17-19 October
Stellenbosch

https://sasma2024.co.za/

We are excited to announce the 20th SASMA Congress 2024. The largest multidiscipline professional and scientific sports medicine and science conference on the continent. As a showcase of our multidisciplinary strength – the theme of the conference is ‘Breaking Boundaries in Sport Medicine and Science’.  The conference will include highly acclaimed international and local speakers and include sessions on injury and illness prevention and management, concussion, physical activity, exercise and health promotion, sports nutrition, paediatrics and exercise, the female athlete, long-term athlete welfare, Olympic and paralympic medicine, clinical case and more. 

South African Renal Congress
17-20 October
Johannesburg

https://sa-renalsociety.org

The aim of this congress is to ensure that delegates learn about the most recent advancements in nephrology. The congress is for medical professionals involved in nephrology and those with a strong interest in renal medicine at this conference. Distinguished speakers will deliver informative lectures, and there will be opportunities for both oral and poster presentations to exchange valuable insights and research findings.

2024 SASA Acacia CPD Event
19 October
Pretoria

https://velocityvision.co.za/events-1/

SASA stands as the exclusive South African organisation dedicated to advocating for the concerns of anaesthesiologists across both the private and public domains. At this forthcoming SASA Acacia CPD Event, members will have the chance to connect and engage with fellow professionals who share their passions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to stay abreast of the most recent advancements in the field of anaesthesiology. Follow SASA for further updates on the academic programme for the 2024 SASA Congress, which will be announced at a later time.

2024 Gqeberha Pain Academy Meeting
26 October
Gqeberha

https://painsa.org.za/events/

Effective pain management is crucial for enhancing the quality of life. Whether chronic or acute, unmanaged pain can impede daily activities, hinder emotional well-being, and even lead to long-term health issues. Implementing personalised and comprehensive pain management strategies is essential to alleviate suffering, restore functionality, and promote overall health and well-being. For more information about the 2024  Gqeberha Pain Academy Meeting, email contact@velocityvision.co.za.

SASHG Biennial Congress
27-29 October
Sun City

https://sashg.org/

The Southern African Society for Human Genetics (SASHG) Biennial Congress is scheduled to take place from the 27th to the 29th of October 2024. This event will be hosted at the Sun City Resort. The theme for our Congress is ‘Future Ready: Growing Genomics in Africa’. SASHG is an inclusive, multi-disciplinary organisation committed to advancing the field of Human Genetics in the Southern African region. The goals of the congress are to foster ongoing education, facilitate networking opportunities, and engage in discussions about the most recent advancements in Genomics. Be sure to mark this important date on your calendar.

November 2024

  • Southern African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Biennial International Ophthalmology Congress 2024
  • 60th Ear, Nose and Throat Conference for the South African Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 

Southern African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Biennial International Ophthalmology Congress 2024 
7-10 November
Umhlanga

https://sascrscongress.co.za/

Cataract and refractive surgery is a dynamic field dedicated to restoring clear vision and improving eyesight. This specialised branch of ophthalmology focuses on advanced surgical techniques for treating cataracts, a common age-related vision impairment. Surgeons also address refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia through cutting-edge procedures such as LASIK and lens implants. By employing innovative technologies and precision, cataract and refractive surgery aims to enhance visual acuity, reduce dependency on glasses, and optimise overall eye health. Patients experience transformative outcomes, enjoying improved clarity and a renewed perspective on life through these state-of-the-art surgical interventions. For more information, send an e‑mail to christitruter@me.com.

60th Ear, Nose and Throat Conference for the South African Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 
8-10 November
Pretoria

https://www.entandaudiologynews.com/events/event/60th-ent-congress-for-the-south-african-society-of-orl-ohns

The objectives of the South African Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery is to foster the practice, professional, and allied interests of otorhinolaryngology, a surgical subspecialty addressing medical and surgical conditions of the head and neck. The society also aims to define and establish connections among otorhinolaryngologists, fostering relationships with hospitals, public and private institutions, government authorities, the South African Medical Association, the broader medical profession, and the general public. For more information send an e‑mail to joey@takenoteevents.co.za.

Bushpath 2024 - International Gastrointestinal Pathology Course 
14-17 November
Kwa Maritane

https://bushpath.co.za/

Join Ampath Pathology Laboratories and the University of Pretoria for Bushpath 2024, a unique four-day gastrointestinal pathology meeting in the African bushveld. This HPCSA CPD accredited course features internationally renowned gastroenterology pathologists. Held at the Kwa Maritane Conference Centre in the Pilanesberg National Park, it offers didactic lectures, educational case presentations, and live digital microscope sessions covering neoplastic and non-neoplastic pathology of the tubular gut. Delegates can bring challenging cases for expert review, fostering discussion and interaction. The event also provides networking opportunities during the congress dinner and free time.

December 2024

  • The International Congress on Infectious Diseases

The International Congress on Infectious Diseases
3-6 December
Cape Town

https://isidcongress.org/

The ISID Congress stands as the foremost gathering for Infectious Disease professionals, bringing together clinicians, allied health experts, and scientists to exchange world-class knowledge in tackling global challenges. This distinctive event centres on various aspects, including clinical practice, fundamental and translational research, and innovative strategies for infection management and prevention. The 20th ICID in Cape Town brings together over 2500 infectious disease experts from more than 100 countries. The ISID and our many stakeholder partners are working together to create a unique event focused on clinical knowledge and practice, novel translational science, infection prevention protocols and the epidemic intelligence of infectious disease. Every two years, the Congress – where world-renowned experts share innovative ideas and colleagues spark critical connections – is a place for our global industry and medical community to share groundbreaking solutions for prevention, management, and cutting edge treatments for all those impacted by infectious diseases.