26th Annual National Family Practitioners Congress

7-8 September 2024 | Protea Breakwater Lodge [GBS – UCT]

Welcome to:

SAAFP Congress 2024

The theme of the conference is: “Family Medicine Strengthens PHC – Creating Opportunities from Adversity”

As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, our primary care health systems need significant strengthening. Those health systems led by family physicians are bouncing back better and stronger, and more committed to serving vulnerable populations.  With this in mind, we plan to focus on the following sub-themes during the congress:

  • Strengthening comprehensive primary healthcare from the perspectives of person-centred and population health for all contexts – disease surveillance, health promotion and preventative services, as well as rehabilitative and palliative care.
  • Sustainable quality improvement, to strengthening PHC, reducing risk and improving clinical outcomes.
  • The economics of PHC – optimising financial, intellectual, and social capital
  • The people of PHC: capacity building, interdisciplinarity, teamwork and resilience
  • Embracing digital solutions, health entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to augment the provision of high-quality PHC.

The conference will provide sessions on clinical topics, talks by invited speakers, presentations of original research, discussions on ethics and poster presentations.



Opens: 1 March 2024


Closes: 31 May 2024


Workshops: 6 September 2024


Starts: 7 September 2024



The Venue:

The Protea Breakwater Lodge (GSB- UCT)

ADDRESS: Portswood Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001

TEL: + 27 21 406 1911

GPS LOCATION: S 35 54 26.0; E 18 24 55.5


Conference organisers and committee

Conference Committee:

Prof Klaus von Pressentin from the University of Cape Town (Chair)

Prof Tasleem Ras from the University of Cape Town

Dr Riha Mukhinindi from the University of Limpopo

Dr Sheena Mathew from Private Practice

Dr Palesa Dibakoane from the University of Limpopo

Scientific Committee:

Dr Riha Mukhinindi (Chair) from the University of Limpopo

Dr James Porter, who is affiliated with the University of Cape Town

Prof. Hanneke Brits from the University of the Free State

Dr M Ramavhuya from the University of Limpopo

Prof. Andrew Ross from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

Prof. Gert Marincowitz from the University of Limpopo

Dr T Thaba from the University of Limpopo

Thank you to our sponsors!

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