Annual Congress 2022

A message from the SASMFOS Congress Portfolio and LOC chairman

On behalf of The South African Society of Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgeons it gives us great pleasure to announce that the 2022 Annual congress of our society is to take place from Thursday 22nd September to Saturday 24 September 2022. The Society EXCO has chosen to go ahead with a face-to-face congress format hosted by the local organising Committee (LOC) in Cape Town.

This year’s congress is a local year congress, and the LOC consists of: Ebrahim Fakir (LOC Chairman and Convener, Scientific Committee), Suvir Singh (President), Naeem Mahomed (LOC secretary), Ashwin Kassan (Marketing), Sanjay Ranchod and Tom Cason (Traders), Sunil Aniruth and Ebrahim Parker (treasurer).

The congress will be hosting an AO symposium looking at mandibular reconstruction and 3D planning. We will be introducing the registrar prize again this year, we are excited about this after an absence for a few years. Members who would like to deliver a lecture at the congress are encouraged to contact us in this regard.

We have an exciting array of speakers who are presenting lectures on topics, which include: 3D Reconstruction, Orthognathic surgery, Implantology, Advanced TMJ management and a dedicated Ethics symposium.

We welcome all members of the various medical and dental disciplines to our congress. We will also be hosting poster presentations which will be displayed on poster boards in the exhibition hall. We encourage all registrars and aspiring registrars to show their work on this format.

Please register for the congress early to facilitate the congress organisation. A point for the registrars to note is that to be eligible for reduced congress registration fees, you must be a registered SASMFOS registrar member. Application forms for trainee registration can be obtained from the SASMFOS Honorary secretary, Dr. Shan Naidoo via email ([email protected]).

Our traditional sponsors have been approached once again for their patronage and please reciprocate by supporting our congress for 2022.

Kindest regards and looking forward to seeing you there!

Ebrahim Fakir
SASMFOS Congress Portfolio and LOC chairman