SAMA 2019_Durban

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel - Durban

08 - 10 August 2019


South African Medical Association (SAMA) Conference 2019


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of this year’s SAMA Conference Committee, I cordially invite you to join us at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel, Durban from 8 – 10 August. 

The theme of the conference is “Leadership and Quality in Healthcare – Let’s close the Gap” and will include an exciting programme encompassing oral presentations, posters, and workshops lead by experts in the field. We are also proud to announce that this year’s programme will include international speakers from the United States who are actively involved in making a difference in healthcare. 

This year’s theme resonates well with the future direction of healthcare and speaks to the accreditation of sites by the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) and various initiatives of the National Health Insurance (NHI). It also resonates with the discussions emanating from the private sector in South Africa.  

We encourage our members to participate in this dialogue, either through involvement of the various plenary sessions, or through the parallel abstract sessions. There is also ample opportunity for doctors to improve their knowledge and skills through the wide range of clinical topics being presented by leaders in the field. 

The conference will once again feature a parallel research track and we would like to encourage undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as colleagues involved in research, to submit abstracts on our online portal. This process is efficient and will only take a few minutes. 

Durban is the warmest place to be in August and in addition to famous beaches, thrilling water sports, and year-round sunshine, the city has top-notch nature, adventure and cultural experiences. The venue is also ideally situated next to a popular beach and is a family destination which offers a variety of activities for all ages. 

Please diarise 8 -10 August and keep a lookout for our next communication in which we will be announcing the opening of the online registration. 

We are very excited about the conference and look forward to welcoming you in August. 

Professor Mergan Naidoo
Chairman: Education, Science and Technology Committee of SAMA

First 100 delegates to register, receives a free scrub. Hurry, register now!

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Prices quoted are VAT inclusive - the VAT portion will be shown in your final invoice

Cancellations and Refunds

All conference cancellations received by 06 July 2019 will receive a full refund less an R600.00 administration fee.

No refunds will be made after 06 July 2019. 

No refunds are given for no shows at the South African Medical Association Conference.

Please be advised that the online conference registration site will be closing at 17h00 on Tuesday, 6th August 2019 and will re-open onsite at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel at 07h00 on Thursday, 8th August 2019. Please be advised that onsite registrations do attract additional onsite fees - R575.00 for full registration and R287.50 per day in addition to the registration fee.

Liability Waiver

In consideration of my registration for this program, I intend to be legally bound, hereby on behalf of myself, my executors, heirs and assigns, waive and release the SAMA and all sponsors and their representatives, successors and assigns from all rights and claims for damages I have arising out of injuries, illness and /or death. I represent and warrant that I am physically and mentally fit and that, as a result, able to participate, and I do hereby assume all responsibility for my own well-being.


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