In the midst of a global pandemic, it is impossible to predict with any certainty when the epidemic will have run its course, as it is affecting different regions
of the world at different times. This will remain a challenge for the planning of all our in-person events in the coming months.
Your safety is our priority and whenever we do host an in-person/hybrid event, all COVID-19 regulations and safety protocols will be observed, ensuring a safe and secure event for all our attendees. Sanitizing stations, masks, personal sanitizing wipes/spray will be freely available and the necessary social distancing regulations will be implemented throughout the event.
EVENT Registration Links
SAVA Western Cape Branch
22-23 July 2022
Devon Valley Hotel, Stellenbosch – more information will follow soon.
SAVA Free State & Northern Cape Branch
13-14 August 2022
Monte Bello Estate, Bloemfontein – more information will follow soon.
SAVA Eastern Free State Branch
Golden Gate Hotel, Clarens – more information will follow soon.
SAVA Oranje Vaal Branch
14-15 October 2022
Stonehenge River Lodge, Parys – more information will follow soon.
The 19th Annual SASVEPM Congress will take place from 24-26 August at the East London ICC, under the theme: One Africa, One Health, One Welfare.
Dear Fellow Parasitologists,
The Parasitological Society of Southern Africa (PARSA) is delighted to invite you to the 4th International Congress on Parasites of Wildlife (ICPOW), to be held at the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre in Skukuza, the main congress centre of the world-famous Kruger National Park, South Africa, during 11-15 September 2022.
The congress provides a perfect opportunity to exchange research findings and engage in stimulating conversations around the broader theme of wildlife parasites. All parasitologists (in the fields of biology, taxonomy, systematics, evolutionary biology, epidemiology, veterinary science, etc.) are invited to participate. The venue complements the congress theme and will allow everyone to experience the African bush in all its glory. The event is an ideal opportunity to strengthen existing friendships and collaborations and forge new ones. As in previous years, the congress will be hosted by PARSA and will thus coincide with the 50th annual meeting of the Society.
As a Society it is our pleasure to host national, regional and international delegates and, together with the local organizing committee, we commit to making this another memorable event.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Skukuza in September 2021.
25-27 October 2022
The SAVA2022 Congress is officially open!
The Congress of the South African Veterinary Association is the must attend veterinary congress of the year.
The biennial event aims to bring together hundreds of veterinarians, professionals, experts, researchers and exhibitors to strengthen the links and communications and to achieve closer collaboration between Physicians, Veterinarians and all appropriate stakeholders to improve the different aspects of health and welfare of humans, animals and the environment.
The SAVA22 Congress will provide a unique opportunity for veterinarians and para-veterinarians in all branches of the profession to come together to explore the challenges that face animal health and welfare, to find solutions where possible and to demonstrate the value of the profession for the public good in a changing world.
- 08 March – Abstract Submissions Open
- 14 April – Super Early Registration Close
- 30 April – Abstract Submissions Close
- 20 May – Abstract notices sent
- 30 June – Programme published
- 30 August – Early Registration Close
Your safety. Our priority.
The health and safety of all visitors to the SAVA2022 Congress remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring government mandates and policy changes. As information pertaining to the virus continues to develop, we will adjust our approach as needed and keep you up to date with new developments to ensure a coordinated effort and a safe environment for all congress attendees.
In light of the recent turn of events concerning COVID-19, which has led to travel restrictions to and from South Africa, the local organizing committee of the 14th International Polychaete Conference has come to the decision to postpone the Conference to 2023. The intention behind this postponement is to help prevent the spread of the virus and to ensure the utmost safety to all our stakeholders and visitors.
This decision was made after extensive and careful consideration of the current situation alongside our commitment to cooperate with the government’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. We humbly ask for your understanding in these trying times.
We want to thank everyone who has taken part in the preparations for the 14th IPC and those who expressed their commitment and support and would like to assure all concerned that the event will be held in 2023.
NEW DATES: 3-7 JULY 2023
For now, we hope for everyone’s continued well-being and safety.
To stay updated, please join our mailing list which can be found at: www.IPC14.co.za