Future conferences/ events.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: College teachers (Conferences, meetings and seminars)
Surgeons (Conferences, meetings and seminars)
Pub Date: 02/01/2008
Publication: Name: South African Journal of Surgery Publisher: South African Medical Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 South African Medical Association ISSN: 0038-2361
Issue: Date: Feb, 2008 Source Volume: 46 Source Issue: 1
Geographic: Geographic Code: 60AFR Africa
Accession Number: 182036125
Full Text: ASSA does not organise a congress this year. Professor Paul Goldberg and his organising committee are busy with preparations for the ASSA 2009 Congress to be held in Cape Town from 7 to 10 August 2009.

UCT surgery department will be having an Update in Surgery from 15 to 16 March 2008 in Cape Town.

The Wits 21st Biennial conference will be held from 14 to 16 June 2008 at Sandton Convention Centre. There will be satellite workshops and symposia.

SASES and SAGES will be holding a joint conference in Cape Town from 8 to 12 August 2008.

The University of Pretoria will be holding a Controversies in Surgery meeting from 3 to 4 October 2008.

Professor Martin Smith (chairperson of the Steering Committee) reported that the Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association of SA (HPBASA) has won the bid to host the next biennial conference of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA) in South Africa in 2011. He sent a letter of invitation to ASSA to partner with the HPBASA in 2011, to which the ASSA Exco has agreed in principle. A similar invitation is to be extended to SAGES.
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