INVITATION FROM THE CHAIR
It gives me great pleasure, on behalf of the Local Organising Committee, to invite you to the 56th International Congress of the Federation of South African Societies of Pathology (FSASP), named PathCape 2018. The conference will take place 16 - 18th August 2018 in Cape Town region at the lovely Spier Estate located in the Stellenbosch Winelands. The venue is about 30 mins from Cape Town International Airport and about 12 km from Stellenbosch, Somerset West and Strand Beach respectively. It offers superb facilities and quality service with conference, function and exhibition venues that can accommodate events and groups of 500 or more.
Rapid advances in technology and the subsequent changes in Pathology inspired the conference theme of “Rejuvenating Pathology”.
An attractive and highly stimulating scientific programme is planned by the respective societies, with cross-disciplinary and cross-cutting presentations from the fields of Anatomical Pathology, Oral Pathology, Virology, Immunology, Haematopathology, Clinical Biochemistry/Chemical Pathology, Medical Microbiology and Forensic Pathology. There will be a strong focus on molecular diagnostics and preventive/predictive diagnosis. Postgraduate students and other trainees will be given ample opportunity to present their research findings and discuss their work with their peers. A number of exciting educational workshops including biobanking are also being planned around the conference.
There will be an opportunity to participate in the trade exhibition, showcasing the latest diagnostic reagents and equipment being marketed in Africa.
Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Somerset West and Strand are an exciting blend of highly diverse people located in the southernmost tip of Africa. We hope that this conference will enable all delegates to mix science and pleasure.
We extend a warm welcome and look forward to your presence at what promises to be an unforgettable event.
Prof RTE Erasmus
PathCape 2018 Organising Committee
06 Apr 2018
Call for Abstracts:
06 Apr 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline:
15 May 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline:
28 May 2018
Late Abstract Submission Deadline:
15 June 2018
16 Jul 2018