The 28th Biennial Congress of the Urological Association of South African returns to Durban on the 16th to 19th November 2010, as it has traditionally done at the turn of every decade. The Organizing Committee looks forward to welcoming all our valued guests, members of the UASA, members of medical industry and visitors to our unique and vibrant city.
South Africa is the economic, political and academic powerhouse of sub-Saharan Africa and we take our responsibility seriously in keeping South African Urology right up there with the best in the world. We are putting together an interesting and varied scientific program which includes workshops, presentations by invited speakers, panel discussions, free papers, video and poster presentations. Topics covered will include Uro-Oncology with Prostate Cancer and Brachytherapy; Endo-Urology and Laparoscopy; Men’s Health and Andrology; Female Urology; General Urology and for the first time Primary Care Urology. Several leading international and local speakers have already committed to attend and contribute to the program which we will continue to update on the website.
The academic program will take place in Durban’s state of the art International Convention Centre (ICC) which has every modern convention facility available. The ICC is within safe walking distance of several international hotels including the Durban Hilton and is very easily accessible by road with adequate on-site parking.
Durban as a city offers the best of Africa, and the flavour of India and Europe due to its cosmopolitan demographic make up situated on the southern tip of Africa. The social program will allow guests to experience each and every one of these subcultures that co-exist here. World famous golf courses such as The Durban Country Club and game reserves like Hhluhluwe and the St Lucia World Heritage Site are within easy reach. Durban has within the city limits wonderful surfing beaches such as North Beach and a magnificent football stadium built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup (which takes place four months before the congress)
Several pre-congress and post-congress tours can be booked as detailed on the website. Individualised safaris can be arranged for small and large groups as well as a large choice of day tours to the city, the harbour point development area, historic battle fields, local townships and nearby game reserves. The touring company will have a staffed desk at the congress venue to assist with any tour and transport requirements.
We look forward to having you as our guests in Durban in November 2010.
Dr. T Fourie
Congress President Dr TM Borchers