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.
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UPCOMING FACE-TO-FACE EVENTS
Considering the rapidly evolving environment and the government’s guidelines for mass gatherings, the below planned events may be postponed. If restrictions continue for an indefinite period, or if additional restrictions are implemented, it may be necessary to cancel the event altogether.We continue to monitor the latest guidelines from our government and the WHO and remain committed to keeping you informed as developments unfold.
The 18th Annual SASVEPM Congress will be hosted as a Hybrid Event, comprising of both an in-person and a virtual congress. The congress will be held from 25-27 August 2021 at Bela-Bela Forever Resort in Limpopo.
Presenters of all accepted oral and/or poster presentations will be invited to present in person at the congress venue in Bela-Bela (Limpopo), while regular attendees will be encouraged to attend the congress virtually.
This SASVEPM Congress’ new flexible hybrid format will enable us to safeguard our members’ well-being and facilitate your participation wherever you are based, while at the same serving you with access to valuable online discussions within our society.
We are therefore pleased to announce that abstract submissions for both oral and poster presentations are open for the 2021 Congress of the Southern African Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SASVEPM). Registration for the congress is due to open in May 2021.
We encourage abstract submissions related to disease surveillance economics, outbreak investigations, antimicrobial resistance, disease control, policy, public health and diagnostics and case reports within the suggested themes. However, we also welcome submissions within the broader field of epidemiology and preventative medicine as our members have a wide base of interest.
We welcome all submissions and look forward to providing the best platform for our members’ ongoing contribution to the field of epidemiology and preventative medicine.
First call for abstracts
21 March 2021
Deadline for abstracts submission
31 May 2021
Early registration open
03 May 2021
Notification of Abstract Acceptance/Rejection
15 June 2021
Fist preliminary Congress Programme
01 July 2021
25-27 Aug 2021
To download the Call for Abstracts, please click here.
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.
With that in mind, the ICPOW 2021 Local Organising Committee (LOC) has made the decision to postpone the 4th International Congress on Parasites of Wildlife (ICPOW) that was rescheduled for September 2021 to September 2022.
The decision to postpone ICPOW was a difficult one, as we know how much the Parasitology community values the opportunity to meet, network and discuss important parasitological issues. The LOC is also concerned about the adverse economic impact of the crisis on all members and stakeholders. These considerations have led to the conclusion that it would be unwise to plan an international event at all this year.
We are very hopeful that we can return to the usual meeting schedule in 2022 and host the 4th ICPOW at the same venue in the Kruger National Park.
First of all, thank you to all that have submitted abstracts. We will open a new call for abstracts at the end of 2021 again. If you have already submitted an abstract for the congress, you are welcome to resubmit the same abstract, an updated abstract or a new abstract for the 2022 Congress. No submitted abstracts will be carried over to 2022. You will need to resubmit the abstract.
Registrations & Accommodation
All registrations for the congress that are paid up will be transferred to next year’s congress. If you, however, would like to cancel your registration, we will be able to refund you in full, less any banking fees incurred. For all registrations that are not yet paid and would like to be transferred to the 2022 congress, we will honour the current registration fee if full payment is received by 30 June 2021. Payment not received by this date will automatically be cancelled, and you can re-register for the 2022 congress once the registrations open up. Updated registration fees for the 2022 congress will be communicated in due time.
Accommodation fees paid can also be refunded, less processing fees as the 2022 rates will be higher. You are welcome to contact the secretariat in the event that you would like to transfer your booking to 2022 and settle the difference in rates next year.
We thank you for your interest in the meeting and look forward to seeing you in South Africa in 2022.
21-23 June 2022
Emperors Palace, South Africa
Contact Corné Engelbrecht at email@example.com for more information