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What is ASSA?

The Association of Surgeons of South Africa represents General Surgeons in South Africa, and aims to act constructively to address issues relevant to its membership.

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Simply register as a member using our online form and submit your membership fees. Existing members just need to register here!

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Why Join ASSA?

ASSA membership has, amongst others, the benefit of reduced rates for the biennial ASSA congress, ASSA tutorial access and journal access.

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EXCO Election Results

The results of the ASSA Executive Committee Election have been announced.

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COVID Surgery Recommendations and Risk Calculator

for Non-Emergency Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Online Journals

South African Journal of SurgerySouth African Journal of Bioethics and LawSouth African Medical Journal

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we are unable to print and distribute journals.
In the meantime, you can view an online version of Vol 28, Number 1 here.
As soon as we can print and distribute, the journal will be sent to you.

About ASSA

The Association of Surgeons of South Africa (ASSA) was founded in 1943 as a non-profit organization and is the body that represents General Surgeons in South Africa. Other specific surgical interest groups such as SASES, VASSA, TSSA and the CSSA are members of the ASSA executive committee and represented by ASSA on the South African Medical Association (SAMA) boards.

Our members represent the majority of General Surgeons in South Africa. ASSA aims to act constructively to address relevant issues. The better represented ASSA is by its membership the stronger its voice becomes.

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