Conference Alert!!! South African Sports Medicine Association Congress 2017 “Integrate. Accelerate. Elevate.”

Dr. Patho Zondi (SASMA President)


(isiZulu: We welcome you!)

The Organising Committee is pleased to invite you to the 17th Biennial Congress of the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) – “Integrate – Accelerate – Elevate”. The title for 2017 emphasizes the importance of integration across various platforms in order to accelerate rehabilitation, and elevate performance. The topic of integration has never been more relevant in sport, particularly interdisciplinary integration, cultural integration and integration with technology. A thoughtfully crafted programme will thread together themed academic content, skills workshops, and panel discussions to inspire and empower clinicians, academics, learners and leaders. SASMA is a multi-disciplinary organization with the Congress targeting all professionals, health care providers and post-graduate students interested in sports medicine and exercise science. For full congress details visit:

Purpose of the Congress

The SASMA Congress is the flagship academic and clinical meeting for professionals involved in sports medicine and exercise science in South Africa. Proudly hosted in South Africa, the Congress attracts high profile international and local clinicians and researchers both as speakers and delegates. The congress brings together clinicians and academics, to encourage dynamic and meaningful conversations around latest research and best practice in order to enhance the care of our patients. The Congress also provides excellent networking opportunities.

Why Attend?

  • Explore majestic South Africa (Cape Town) in all it’s October glory
  • Excellent networking opportunities and great social events


  • Professional Support and Collaboration
  • Enhance Clinical Practice and Patient Care
  • Promote and Present Scientific Research
  • Continued Education and Skills Development for Professionals

Congress Highlights

  • Pre-Congress Workshops
    • Physio workshops lead (Cliff Eaton, UK)
    • Fieldsided Emergency Care (Prof Efraim Kramer, RSA)
    • Exercise is Medicine Workshop
  • More than 15 confirmed Intenational speakers including: Evert Verhagen, Blaise William, Babette Puim, Leslie Bonci, Claire Bower, Vincent Goutebarge, Stanley Herring, Angela Smith, Michael Turner, Kate Ackerman, Willem van Mechelen, Aurelia Nattiv
  • Student Presentations
  • Hands on Muskuloskeletal sonar course
  • Clinical Themes including
    • Paediatric Sports Medicine Course – lead by Dr’s Jon Patricios (RSA), Kate Ackerman (USA), Angela Smith (USA), Stanley Herring (USA)
    • Sports Cardiology – lead by Dr Adie Horak (RSA) by Prof Mayosi (RSA)
    • Paralympic Medicine – lead by Prof Wayne Derman (RSA)
    • Sports Specific Sessions
    • Load and Injury Management – lead by Prof Martin Schwellnus (RSA) and Dr Jeroen Swart (RSA)
    • The Female Athlete – lead by Dr’s Kate Ackerman (USA), Aurelia Nattiv (USA), Ettie Barsky (RSA)
    • Exercise is Medicine – lead by Prof’s Christa Janse Van Rensburg (RSA), Willem Van Mechelen (Amsterdam), Vicki Lambert (RSA)

We really look forwarding to seeing you in South Africa!

To find out more visit


Dr. Patho Zondi – SAMSA President

Dr. Liam West – BJSM Medical Education Editor

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