Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of the FIDSSA Council and the Local Organising Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 8th FIDSSA Congress to be held at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa from 7 to 9 November 2019.
The Federation is an amalgamation of Southern African societies focused on infectious diseases, sexually transmitted infections, infection prevention and control, clinical microbiology, travel medicine and paediatric infectious diseases. Since its formation, FIDSSA has contributed substantially to an integrated approach of tackling the major problems of infectious diseases in southern Africa.
The biennial FIDSSA Congress attracts local and international experts to lead conversations on a wide spectrum of cutting-edge infectious diseases topics relevant to the region and the African continent. We strongly encourage presentation of original research work and the programme will allow ample time for both oral and flash presentations. We anticipate that the outstanding scientific programme will be balanced with rewarding networking opportunities and fun social activities.
We invite you to join us at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre overlooking the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountains. The venue offers a blend of excellent conference facilities close to major airports, along with a relaxed and warm country hospitality atmosphere.
We look forward to seeing you in Johannesburg in November 2019,
Dr Nelesh Govender Professor Nicolette du Plessis
FIDSSA President Congress Chairperson
Dr Nelesh Govender | FIDSSA President
Dr Gary Reubenson | FIDSSA Treasurer
Professor Nicolette du Plessis | Congress Chairperson
ICSSA – Infection Control Society of Southern Africa
Ms Lesley Devenish
Ms Karin Swart
IDSSA – Infectious Diseases Society of Southern Africa
Dr Tom Boyles
Professor Sipho Dlamini
SASCM – South African Society for Clinical Microbiology
Dr Vindana Chibabhai
SASPID – Southern African Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases
Dr David Moore
SASTM – South African Society of Travel Medicine
Ms Lee Baker
Dr Rochelle Lee
STDSSA – Sexually Transmitted Diseases Society of Southern Africa
Dr Marcelle le Roux
Professor Remco Peters
Dr Ranmini Kularatne
SAASP – South African Antibiotic Stewardship Programme
Professor Adrian Brink
Professor Natalie Schellack