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46th National Congress of the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa

The Cascades Hotel Sun City Resort * | Sun city, SOUTH AFRICA
From 100 to 450 USD
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Title: 46th National Congress of the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa
Specialty: Ophthalmology
Dates: From Mar, 9, 2016 to Mar, 13, 2016
Location: Sun city, SOUTH AFRICA
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 100 to 450 USD
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Event Venue:

The Cascades Hotel Sun City Resort *

SUN CITY, SOUTH AFRICA Visit the Venue to read more
Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleagues and Friends

The northern branch of OSSA takes pleasure in inviting you to the 2016 congress that will take place at Sun City in North-West.

We endeavoured to invite a large variety of speakers from all over the globe. The latest developments in our discipline will be presented.

We also wish to encourage local colleagues to participate in the academic programme.

There will be a full programme for Ophthalmologists and concurrent programmes for Optometrists, Ophthalmic Assistants, Ophthalmic Nurses and Hospital & Practice Managers.

An extensive social and sports programme is being planned to make the occasion unforgettable. Come and enjoy the Bushveld at its best!


Pieter Odendaal

Uitnodiging van Kongresvoorsitter

Geagte Kollegas en Vriende

Die noordelike tak van OVSA nooi u vriendelik uit na die 2016-kongres wat by Sun City in Noord-Wes sal plaasvind.

Ons het gepoog om ʼn wye verskeidenheid sprekers van regoor die wêreld te nooi. Die nuutste verwikkelinge in ons vakgebied sal aan u gebied word.

Ons wil ook ons plaaslike kollegas aanmoedig om aan die akademiese program deel te neem.

Daar sal ‘n omvattende program vir Oftalmoloë en gelyktydige programme wees vir Optometriste, Oftalmiese Assistente, Oftalmiese Verpleegsters en Hospitaal- en praktykbestuurders.

ʼn Uitgebreide sosiale en sportprogram word beplan om die geleentheid onvergeetlik te maak. Kom geniet die Bosveld op sy beste!


Pieter Odendaal

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Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2016-02-16 To: 0--
On site Registration

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


We have secured group accommodation at the following hotels:

The Cabanas, Sun City Hotel, The Cascades and The Palace.

All delegates are welcome to make use of the complimentary Sun City shuttle service on the Sun City Resort between ALL the hotels and the convention centre. A shuttle will await you every 10 minutes.

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Submission Info

Only ophthalmologists & registrars in ophthalmology are invited to submit abstracts for consideration and inclusion in the Ophthalmologists programme. Kindly find instructions for preparation of abstracts below.

Papers will only be accepted on the understanding that the main author or a co-author will personally present the paper.

Co-authors must agree with the results stated and have consented to be included as authors.

All participants must disclose in writing in advance of the meeting any significant financial interest or other relationships they may have with the manufacturers of commercial products discussed in their presentations, panel or written materials.

Acceptance and presentation of oral presentations and posters require full payment of registration fees for the congress.

OSSA will take it for granted that good clinical practice is observed in the conduct of all research. This applies especially to clinical studies involving patients and patient care, and includes the understanding that the appropriate ethics committee approval has been secured.

Two Options:

Oral presentations: 15 minutes for presentation (Discussion will take place at the end of the session).

Poster: (There will be a poster session during lunch).


Click here to download a template for an abstract »

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 11 September 2015.

Abstracts should not exceed one A4 page.

On a separate page, please state

presenting author’s title,

first name,


postal address,

office telephone, cell number and e-mail address.

Authors must state whether they wish their presentation to be considered as oral presentation OR poster.

Would you be prepared to do a poster if your oral presentation cannot be accommodated?

Registrars who want to be considered for the registrar awards, must clearly indicate this and their submissions must be accompanied by a letter from their academic Head of Department confirming that they are registrars or have qualified within the last year and the research being presented was done during their registrar time. Click here to download details and guidelines regarding the registrar awards.

Please submit your abstract electronically, using MS Word to

It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that the organisers have received your abstract(s).

Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their abstracts by 16 October 2015.

Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info

Approximately 800 delegates (based on the 2014 and 2015 numbers, excluding the trade) are expected to attend the 2015 National Congress of the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa in Sun City.

This Congress is the number one event on the calendar, with quality presentations and lectures by world-renowned keynote speakers supporting our mission “prevention of blindness”.

A variety of opportunities remain for companies to promote themselves at this congress. The Organising Committee, chaired by Dr Pieter Odendaal, has compiled a summary of these opportunities and invites interested companies to select the option best suited to their marketing strategies and product profile.

The participation of the trade is the backbone of a successful congress. We have great appreciation for your continued support of our congresses in the past.

The Organising Committee would be most grateful if your company would consider participating in this congress.

Please note that ONLY trade delegates / representatives in the service of companies participating in the Trade Exhibition OR involved as sponsors will be allowed to attend the congress.

Please see the two documents to download from this page on the right.

Please complete the Notice of Intention for the Trade and return it by e-mail OR fax to Rhyno Kriek.

In order to choose your stand space, please request the floor plan from the organisers directly.

MAJOR SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS will get the opportunity to choose their stands first.

Organising Agency

OSSA Contact Information


Devander House

298 Stokkiesdraai Street




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