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Cape Town 2011 PAAS


Cape Town International Convention Centre
12 - 16 April 2011

Standard Registration has been extended to Friday 8 April.
You can still submit online forms at the Standard fee until 8 April 2011 as long as you are paying with a credit card after the 8th you will be able to register at the Congress venue.

Incorporating 9th Congress of the European Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association

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Travel Advisory - 9 March 2011
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The organising committee of Cape Town 2011 congress looks forward to welcoming you to the ASSA-SAGES 2011 conference which will be held in conjunction with the 9th biennial Congress of the European Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association (EHPBA) from the 12th to the 16th April 2011 at the International Convention Centre.

On this occasion the ASSA-SAGES congress is again a conglomeration between the Association of Surgeons of South Africa (ASSA), the South African Gastro-enterology Society (SAGES), the Trauma Society of South Africa (TSSA), the Vascular Society of Southern Africa (VASSA), the South African Society of Endoscopic Surgeons (SASES), the South African Gastri-intestinal Nurses Society (SAGINS), the South African Stomatherapists Society (SASA), and the Pan African Association of Surgeons (PAAS).

The Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association of South Africa was granted the privilege to host the 9th Congress of the EHPBA in Cape Town. Prof. Martin Smith, who was largely responsible for this achievement, suggested that the biennial ASSA-SAGES congress be held at the same time and venue in order to maximise congress participants exposure to the outstanding and large international faculty expected to attend such a meeting. This idea was enthusiastically endorsed by all participating societies.

The scientific programme committees of Cape Town 2011 congress have done a sterling job to ensure that all congress participants will find interest in the academic programme. We are particularly excited by the large number of well known international visitors who are expected to speak at the 9th Congress of the EHPBA. As this is a unique opportunity a large proportion of the programme will have a hepato-biliary-pancreatic flavour. The ASSA-SAGES scientific programme committee under Prof. Damon Bizos' leadership has however ensured that the interests of all of the participating societies' members will be accommodated during the Cape Town 2011 congress.

The organising committee looks forward to seeing you in Cape Town. Mid-April is reputed to be amongst the best times to visit South Africa's mother city.

Martin Veller
Co-Chairman
Cape Town 2011 congress organising committee

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