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ASSA-SAGES Conference 2022

Call for Abstracts extended to 31 May 2022. Don’t delay, submit now via www.assasages.co.za.

The 2022 edition of the ASSA-SAGES Conference will take place from the 11th to the 14th August, 2022. The conference will take place at the Drakensburg Convention Centre, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Breakfast Sessions

Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August 2022 – 06:30 to 07:50

Hepatopancreatobiliary Programme

Saturday 13th August 2022 – 07:40 to 12:10

Ethics Programme – Snippet

Friday 12 August 2022 from 16:00

16:00 – 16:30 – Theresa Rossouw: POPIA and Social Media
16:30 – 17:00 – Volker Hitzeroth: Your patient has died – steps to take and potential consequences of a patient’s death
17:00 – 17:30 – Graham Howarth: Doctors – is your autonomy being infringed upon?
17:30 – 18:00 – David Welch: Effect of COVID on services in the UK

College of Surgeons Programme: Surgery in the Midst of the Pandemic

Saturday 13 August 2022 from 15:20

15:20 – 15:40 – Zach Koto: Challenges of Surgical Registrars Training in the era of Covid-19
15:40 – 16:00 – Thifehli Luvhengo: Single Best Answer (SBA) Model Assessment in Surgery – is it the way to go?
16:00 – 16:20 – Martin Brand: Virtual Assessment Methods in the Exits Specialist Surgical Examinations – how valid are they?
16:20 – 16:40 – Damon Bizos: What are Best International Practices in Surgical Training during the Pandemic – should we increase training time in SA?
16:40 – 17:00 – Daniel Montwedi: Work-based assessment in Surgical Training Landscape – will it ever become a reality in South Africa?
17:00 – 17:20 – Jenny Edge: The Surgeon as a Clinical Investigator – Bridging the Gap Between Clinical Duties and Research

International Speaker: Prof. Dr. Mark van Berge-Henegouwen

Meet Prof. Dr. Mark van Berge-Henegouwen. Born and raised in the Netherlands, Prof van Berge-Henegouwen received his MD and PhD at the University of Amsterdam.

His clinical practice is dedicated to patients with malignancies of the esophagus and stomach and his main research activities are focused on improvement of outcomes in upper GI cancer surgery.

Prof van Berge-Henegouwen talks about ‘Outcomes of upper GI cancer surgery in the Dutch national audit: Improving results by sharing outcomes.’

International Speaker: Geoff Dusheiko

Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to Professor Geoffrey Dusheiko, FCP(SA) FRCS, who is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital and University College London School of Medicine and Consultant Hepatologist at Kings College Hospital, London. Prof. Dusheiko has a special interest in research on viral hepatitis, especially viral genotyping, applied molecular virology, the natural history of chronic viral hepatitis and antiviral therapies, and has authored and co-authored more than 500 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and books.

International Speaker: John Hunter

Meet Professor John Hunter. As well as being the Executive Vice President of Oregon Health and Science University and the Chief Executive Officer of OHSU Health, Prof. Hunter is also an outdoor enthusiast, who enjoys most outdoor adventure sport. This is where you will find him in some of his free time.

International Speaker: Suzanne Gisbertz

Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to Dr Suzanne Gisbertz at this year’s ASSA SAGES Conference. Dr Gisbertz is a consultant upper-GI surgeon and principal investigator at the University of Amsterdam, and is also kept busy on various national and international committees. Dr Gisbertz will feature on the Endoscopy programme.


  • Vineet Ahuja – India
  • Marja Boermeester – Netherlands
  • Antonio De Lacy – Spain
  • Geoff Dusheiko – UK
  • Suzanne Gisbertz – Netherlands
  • John Hunter – USA
  • Rupert Leong – Australia
  • Peter Malfertheiner – Germany
  • Mark van Berge-Henegouwen – Netherlands
11/08/2022 - 14/08/2022
All Day

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