KZN’s Dr Zweli Mkhize new Minister of Health

State President Cyril Ramaphosa has just announced that Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, succeeds Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa’s...

SASA publishes revised 2018 practice guidelines

The South African Society of Anaesthesiologists has published an extensive review of its practice guidelines in response to changing demands of the healthcare system and anaesthesia...

Should patients call doctors by their first names?*

For some this is OK but for others, a problem…

HASA asks for assistance to distribute information on coronavirus

The Hospital Association of SA, HASA, has asked its members, healthcare professionals and the media to assist in its efforts to communicate vital information...

Netcare starts with hospital staff retrenchment process

Netcare has confirmed that the company has issued a Section 189 notice relating to the possible retrenchment of staff members and that it will be embarking...

Evaluating surgeon gowning steps for optimal sterile operating theatre techniques

The chances of contamination may be lower in the operating theatre if surgeons put their gowns on by themselves

6-8 September 2019: 28th SATS & 5th SATiBA Congress

Venue: Krystal Beach Hotel, Cape Town Contact: info@eoafrica.co.za  Website: http://www.eoafrica.co.za/28th-sats-5th-satiba-congress-2019/

Netcare’s Richard Friedland sells R200 million worth of shares

The recent drop in Netcare’s share price following the release of weak interim results has forced CEO Richard Friedland to sell R200 million worth...

27-28 September 2019: COSMEDICA 2019

Venue: Featherbrooke Hotel and Spa, Johannesburg Contact:  lauren@eoafrica.co.za Website: http://cosmedicasa.co.za/

SA neurosurgeon offers new alternative to open spinal surgery

Life Fourways Hospital is pioneering a minimally invasive/percutaneous surgical procedure that offers a welcome alternative to sufferers of herniated (slipped) discs who would otherwise be facing potential...

2-5 September 2019: South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA) 65th Annual Meeting

Venue: Durban Contact: 051 430 3280, info@saoa.org.za Website: https://www.emedevents.com/c/medical-conferences-2019/south-african-orthopaedic-association-saoa-65th-annual-meeting-1

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

SAMLA to host conference on case management in medico-legal cases

The South African Medical Legal Association (SAMLA) is inviting doctors to attend a two-day conference on case management in medico-legal cases from 21-22 October in Cape Town

SAHPRA on track to finalise licensing of medical devices and start...

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says it is on track to start with the call-up process for the registration of medical...

16-20 August 2019: International Association of Pancreatology Congress 2019 (IAP) in...

 In association with the Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association of South Africa (HPBASA - www.hpbasa.co.za),Association of Surgeons of South Africa (ASSA - www.surgeon.co.za), South African Gastroenterology Society (SAGES - www.sages.co.za),South African Society...

Trauma surgeon honoured with prestigious award

 Renowned trauma surgeon, Prof Elias Degiannis, has been recognised for his extraordinary contribution in the fields of trauma medicine and critical care, and for his long...

Consensus document on assessment and management of wound exudate published

Wounds International has announced the launch of the latest World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) consensus document for the effective assessment and management of wound...

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