The 2019 Congress will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
With its breathtaking scenery, immense cultural and nature heritage, and world-class conferencing and hotel facilities, Cape Town is one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations. Known as the Mother City, this busy cosmopolitan hub, located in the Western Cape, is becoming increasingly celebrated on the conference and convention scene, both locally and internationally.
The Cape Town International Convention Centre is located in the heart of the city. The convention centre has it all: it is accessible and highly-accommodating, and provides flexible facilities that will meet the needs of delegates, sponsors and exhibitors.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 September 2018
Acceptance of abstracts: 1 October 2018
Programme on Congress Website: 1 November 2018
Deadline for early bird registrations: 16 November 2018
Please reserve your hotel room before 15 January 2019
You will receive the Final Invitation, Registration Form and information on social functions in August 2018. The Final Invitation and on-line registration facility will be available on the website during August 2018.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
13:00 – 17:00 Genop Healthcare: 8th Heidelberg Users’ Workshop
Thursday, 21 March 2019
08:00 – 10:00 Genop Healthcare: Pentacam and Refractive Workshop
Discovery Health is facilitating the CPD process at this Conference.
Delegates will receive a username and password within 10 - 14 working days after the Conference via e-mail that will enable them to access and download the CPD certificate from the www.mycpd.co.za website.
No hard copy certificates will be available at the Conference. International delegates can request a certificate and will need to provide Discovery Health with their contact details.
Kindly ensure that your QR code is scanned twice daily, once during the morning and once during the afternoon sessions. Please note that all Ethics sessions will be scanned separately outside the presentation venue (upon exit) where the Ethics session is held.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS.
Annual General Meetings
Friday, 22 March 2019
OSSA AGM 16:30
OMG AGM 17:30
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points
The Congress will be accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa and registered for CPD points.
The official language of the Congress will be English. No simultaneous translation into any other language will be provided.
ZAR South African Rand.
Average temperatures: 16 – 29oC. Light jacket essential for the evenings.
The electricity supply in South Africa is 220 / 230 volts, AC 50 Hz.
The Congress Organisers cannot accept any liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss of, or damage to, property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during or as a result of the Congress. Please check the validity of your own insurance.
It is strongly suggested that all travellers check the latest visa requirements with the nearest South African Embassy or Consulate before travelling,
OR visit http://www.sa-venues.com/tourist_and_visitor_information_.htm#Visa
The passports of all travellers entering South Africa must contain at least two clean (unstamped) visa pages each time entry is sought.
Travellers entering South Africa from countries where yellow fever is endemic are often required to present their yellow World Health Organisation (WHO) vaccination record or other proof of inoculation. If they are unable to do so, they must be inoculated at the airport in order to be permitted entry.
Special dietary requirements
Halaal & vegetarian: Please indicate your requirements on the registration form. (Kosher meals & other dietary preferences: Please contact the organisers in this regard.)
South Africa is GMT + 2 hours.