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45th Annual Meeting Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa

6 to 7 July 2017
University of the Witwatersrand
preceded by the 2017 Registrars Symposium (4 – 5th July 2017)

Meet us in Johannesburg for the 2017 Registrars Symposium and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa.

We would like to hear you present your current research to the Surgical Research Society to an audience of surgeons, registrars, medical scientists, students and other health care professionals. We will have distinguished guests representing the UK (Society of Research and Academic Surgeons), the Europe (European Society of Surgical Research (ESSR) and the USA (Society of University Surgeons) as well as prize winners from these Sister Societies.

Call for abstracts and registration at:

Abstracts close 5th May. Early bird registration closes 1st June.

More information at

The abstracts for the SRS-SA Meeting are peer-reviewed and will be published in the South African Journal of Surgery. Our guests will be judges adjudicating the best abstracts selected for presentation by the trainee members of our Society in the Prize Winning Sessions. The Bunny Angorn, Bert Myburgh and Sceales Antrobus Prizes will enable the winner to attend the prestigious annual meetings of our Sister Societies in UK, USA and Europe.

Johannesburg is cold at night with cool crisp sunny days, so a warning to those who come from the coast  dress warmly. We wish you safe travel and hope to see you soon on Johannesburg.

Geoff Candy

Chair, Local Organising Committee


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