Dear SASCA and SASS delegates.

Welcome to the 15th Biennial Congress of the Southern African Spinal Cord Association as a collaborative congress with the South African Spine Society at the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel in Cape Town from May 18 – 20.

On the back of a very successful meeting in 2021, when COVID threatened every aspect of our lives, we came together and not only had an excellent academic meeting but also had enriching collegial interactions, reuniting friends and colleagues. The SASCA congress was one of the very few meetings held in person during 2021. Your participation made it the success it was.

Now in 2023, with COVID slowly retreating from our lives, we invite you again for an in-person only meeting in Cape Town. This collaborative congress with SASS should allow for even greater networking and collaborative learning between spinal surgeons and spinal cord rehab professionals and is hopefully the first of many.

The congress committee has been hard at work creating an academic programme to hopefully enrich all of our practices in one way or the other. We are looking forward to the contributions from our international and local faculty and invite your opinion and participation during the sessions.

Please consider contributing to the program by presenting your research/work/experience - send in your abstracts!

The Gala evening will again take the shape of a street-market type event.

We trust that this meeting will be enjoyable with quality science and education and provide delegates with great opportunities to catch up with friends from across the country and the world. At the end of this congress, I hope you all will leave with the fondest memories of the fairest Cape.

See you soon.
Melanie Harding (Skeen)
SASCA Chairman
E-mail: info@sasca.org.za


SASCA Chairperson
Melanie Harding ​| info@sasca.org.za