South African National Blood Transfusion Congress 2019 – Sun City


It is my great pleasure to inform you of the 35th South African National Blood Transfusion Congress to be held at Sun City from the 4th to 8th August 2019. The congress will be hosted by the South African Society for Blood Transfusion.

Against the backdrop of a truly African atmosphere, the luxury accommodation and state of the art conference facilities of the Sun City Resort in the Pilanesberg Mountain Range, we will explore the congress theme – “Adapt ∙ Innovate ∙ Advance “. Presentations, discussion and development programs will focus on future strategies to optimally manage donor, marketing, technology and technical resources to improve the safety and sustainability of blood transfusion on our continent. To this end, the Scientific Committee is working towards compiling a relevant and exciting program with both local and international speakers.

Social activities will include a welcome cocktail party, the traditional singing competition for the casual evening event, a gala dinner and an early morning fun run around the famous Gary Player golf course. For those who would like to extend their stay, there are game drives, golfing and water fun to enjoy.

As Chairperson of the Organising Committee, I cordially invite you to attend our congress and feel sure that the four days we have set aside for the congress will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to participate in the various scientific sessions, to network with old and new colleagues and to enjoy the social programme that has been planned.

Looking forward to seeing you amongst the majestic mountains in the Pilanesberg.


Marion Vermeulen
Chairperson of the Organising Committee

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