The Surgical Update Conference 2020

Cape Town. 29 February - 1 March 2020

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Francois Malherbe, Sean Burmeister, Pradeep H. Navsaria, Marc Bernon, Eduard Jonas, Heather Bougard, Christo Kloppers, Adam Boutall, Bob Baigrie, Shreya Rayamajhi, Claire Warden, Gayla Chinnery, Mike Madden, Herbert Chen, Anna Claudia Coccia, Anthony Sander, Valentine Nfonsam, Lydia Cairncross, Britney Corey, Ferhana Gool, Elmi Muller, David Thomson, Jessica Lindemann

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Conference fees

Workshop: “FCS Refresher” Workshop: R2500
Breakfast Sessions: 5 Options : Each R500

Conference Both days Saturday Sunday
Specialist R3300 R1750 R1750
Registrar/Medical Officer (With FCS refresher course) R2500 - -
Medical Student R800 R450 R450
Nurses & Allied Fields R800 R500 R500

Parking: R40/day

The Programme

FCS Workshop
28 February 2020

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Saturday, 29 February 2020
Registration opens at 07h00
Breakfast Sessions at 07h00
Programme starts at 08h30

Sunday, 1 March 2020
Programme starts at 09h00

Conference Programme

Welcome letter

Dear Participants

Each year the Division of General Surgery, University of Cape Town hosts a 2 day Surgical Update Conference which attracts general surgeons from both the State and Private Sector all across South Africa. The 2020 conference promises to build on the standards set at our previous conferences. We will host an “FCS Refresher” Workshop on the 28th of February at Groote Schuur Hospital which is aimed at trainees getting ready to write their final exams this year.

We also have breakfast sessions planned on the 29 February and 1 March 2020 which you will find more information on under the programme tab on this website. These breakfast sessions will accommodate a limited number of delegates, so make sure you book your place now.

Without the invaluable support of our local corporate partners, a congress like this would be impossible so a big thanks to them, who continue to support us despite the difficult economic climate.  You can find more information on our sponsors below and clicking on the links. 

We have significantly reduced the prices for trainees and students to make it possible for them to attend. We anticipate a full and interactive meeting with delegates from North and Southern Africa, America and Europe - a truly international and multi-cultural meeting.

The congress will have a lot of exciting opportunities for clinicians to engage with new clinical methods as well as an update and overview of surgical techniques. It will also be a great opportunity for senior registrars preparing for exams to get a great overview of important topics in the field. 

It is our wish that all our delegates will have a great time in Cape Town and look forward to hosting you at our 2020 Surgical Update Conference.

Elmi Muller
Head: Division of General Surgery, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital

The Venue. Convenient.

DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town, Upper Eastside, Woodstock, in Cape Town, offers affordable accommodation which combines 4-star amenities with five-star service. This Upper Eastside Hotel in Cape Town is an 183-room hotel which is owned by the exclusive Hilton Hotel chain.

It is in a central area, with a backdrop of the Devil's Peak Mountain and the harbour, it's location ensures convenient, hassle-free access to Cape Town’s downtown and central business district and has some conferencing facilities, making it ideal for business travellers.

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And lastly, Accommodation. Checkin.

Conference Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels, Cape Town at Upper Eastside, Woodstock
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