Thank you for your support during the tenure of the present Executive Committee that was elected at the ASSA Congress in Port Elizabeth in 2017. The present Exco will serve until the next voting AGM which will be in Cape Town at the ASSA Congress in August 2019.
A Consultant post in General Surgery is available at the busy New Somerset Regional Hospital in Cape Town.
SAMA has noted the request for comments on the National Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List (Hospital Level: Adults). Please see the following documents for more information.
It is with great sadness that I report the death of my friend and colleague, Richard Anthony Venniker, on 27 October 2017.
A survey has recently been circulated to General surgeons in South Africa looking at aspects of training that might make their skills suitable for managing surgical diseases which are important to doctors working for MSF.
ACS NSQIP® and the International Relations Committee offer International ACS NSQIP Scholarships for surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who demonstrate strong interests in surgical quality improvement.
Applications are open for the SASES 2018 Travelling Fellowship Program, sponsored by Covidien.
The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Association Of Surgeons Of South Africa held on Sunday 6 August 2017 can now be viewed here.
Please click here to view the Davis Tax Committee report on Financing a National Health Insurance for South Africa.
Lynne Baker was born in Potchefstroom on the 28th June 1928. His high school education was at Jeppe Boys’ High School in Johannesburg and he then went to the University of the Witwatersrand, where he qualified with an MB, ChB in 1951. Following this he returned to Potchefstroom and worked as a General Practitioner. He decided to do surgery and began his surgical training at Aberdeen University under Prof Hugh Dudley and Prof George Mavor, one of the pioneers in the management of venous disease and arterial surgery which became major interests of Lynne’s. He completed his Royal College Fellowship in Edinburgh in 1958 and proceeded to Mc Gill University in Montreal, Canada where he completed a Master of Science degree.