2018 ACPGBI Fellowship

The South African Colorectal Society (SACRS) calls for applications for a one-month observership in the UK. The observership is a collaboration between the SACRS and The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) and is for the period of one month. This opportunity is aimed at colorectal trainees and consultants within five years of qualification and is funded by the ACPGBI.

SACRS ACPGBI Fellowship Letter

The ACPGBI has very kindly offered to fund a surgeon within 5 years of qualifying to attend 1 or 2 institutions in the UK for 3-4 weeks and then to attend the ACPGBI annual conference in Bournemouth 3-5th July. Please click here to view the letter from Adam Boutall on behalf of the SACRS Exco

2017 ASCRS Tripartite Meeting

Submit an abstract for the 2017 ASCRS Tripartite Meeting
The abstract submission site closes Tuesday, November 29 at 11:59 pm EST (US Time).
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) invites all international surgeons to submit an abstract for consideration of an oral or poster presentation during the 2017 ASCRS Tripartite Meeting, June 10-14, 2017 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS)

Dear Colleagues The African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS) website is live; http://www.asos.org.za/index.php The website contains all the information about the study, the study documents necessary for ethics applications, frequently asked questions, contact details, and a page to register interest in participation. It is imperative that ASOS has a broad representation across hospitals, and across Africa. […]

PMB Legal Challenge: A Major Threat to Private Practice

A formidable challenge to regulation 8 of the PMB legislation is being mounted by Genesis Medical Scheme and SAMWUMED in a court action against the Minster of Health. We are reliably informed that the Department of Health has decided not to oppose this action.

If successful, this will see all PMBs being remunerated at scheme rate only. It is anticipated that regulations will require that service providers accept the scheme rate without allowance for charging any co-payment. It is further feared that certain schemes may elect to reduce rates at which they reimburse PMBs conditions to state hospital rates.