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PAAS WITS Biennial Surgical Symposium, Johannesburg, South Africa

Message from Martin Smith, Academic Head of Surgery and Chairperson of the LOC:

 Welcome to the 25th Wits Biennial Surgical Symposium website. This is the oldest Academic Department based meeting in the country with a proud history of serving the continued medical education needs of General Surgeons in South Africa. We are committed to continuing this tradition by hosting a meeting with an excellent program and presented by both established experts in their fields as well as providing a platform for the future leaders in surgery to inform and educate us. In an effort to maintain the relevance of this meeting we have chosen a theme which will interest all general surgeons regardless of their subspecialty or area of interest. The title of our 2016 meeting will be “Evidence based medicine meets standard of care”. A draft program will soon be available on this web site. The venue for our last symposium was able to accommodate all our and your needs (we assure you that we will take better control of the cold in 2016) and as such we have elected to again host the event in the School of Public Health auditorium. I therefore urge you to save the date and to regularly visit our website were new information regarding registration and accommodation will be posted. Thank you for your on-going support for the Wits Biennial Surgical Symposium.

Martin Smith

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg