Dear SASS delegates
Welcome to the 22nd South African Spine Society Congress to be held at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town from 18 to 20 May 2023.
Since the COVID Pandemic, we have had two extremely successful meetings, with the last one having the highest attendance rate in the history of SASS. It once again allowed us to not only enjoy a strong academic meeting, but also to reunite with friends and colleagues from throughout South Africa and even beyond. It is this collegiality and common interests that makes the SASS meeting so successful.
Now in 2023, we invite you once again for an in-person only meeting in Cape Town. The executive committee has been hard at work creating an academic programme 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.
In addition, we are partnering with the South African Spinal Cord Association and look forward to joint sessions involving Spinal Cord Injury and rehabilitation.
We started registrar training session during lunchtime at our 2022 meeting and will continue to offer this for our junior colleagues and whoever is interested, covering common exam topics and the basics of spinal surgery.
Our gala evening will once again take the shape of a street-festival event in the trade area following the AGM, and we encourage all our delegates to attend. This is a complimentary function and is included in registration fees.
We trust that this meeting will be enjoyable with good science and education and provide delegates with opportunities to catch up with friends from across the country and the world.
See you soon
Dr Ian Zondagh
Prof AJ Vlok