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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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COVID Surgery Recommendations & 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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Splenic Flexure COloRectal caNcER – management and outcomes (SF-CORNER)

The optimal surgical strategy for adenocarcinomas of the colon at the splenic flexure is not currently defined. As such, a variety of resections have been proposed, including extended right hemicolectomy, left hemicolectomy, segmental colectomy and subtotal colectomy, with or without the resection of adjacent viscera such as the spleen and pancreas.

We would appreciate it if you took a few (15-20) minutes to complete this survey. The information gathered will help inform the design of a prospective study examining the management of these difficult to manage tumours.

All respondents to this survey will be eligible for authorship of any outputs. As such there is an opportunity to leave your email address at the end of the survey and we shall use your email address to contact you regarding this and also to receive updates regarding the study including the results of this survey.

FoSAS and Affiliates COVID-19 Vaccine Statement

Response to recent public calls not to take the COVID-19 vaccine

The Federation of Surgeons of South Africa and affiliates have released a statement on COVID-19 vaccines and recent public calls not to take the vaccine.

You can read the full statement here.

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