The SASCRS, inaugurated in 1982 as Southern African Intra Ocular Lens Society (SAIOLS)

SASCRS 2017 CONGRESS

26-29 July 2017

Durban International Convention Centre

South Africa

NEW EARLY BIRD deadline: 30 June

Main Program for Ophthalmologists

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- Courses program will be available soon

Ophthalmic Personnel Two-day Program + Receptionist’s Course

Two-day Program + Receptionist’s Course - Click here - PDF v0617

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Epstein Memorial Lecture


The Epstein Lecture is dedicated to the late Dr Edward Epstein, who was the South African pioneer in the development of pseudophakic correction in cataract surgery in the fifties. He was a founding member and honorary member of the SASCRS.

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Kritzinger Safari Award Lecture


The Kritzinger Safari Award Lecture is a prestigious named lecture in honour of the late Dr Michiel Kritzinger. He distinguished himself as a pioneer in modern refractive surgery and identified the need to promote the subspecialty.

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2015 Invited Lecturer at SASCRS 20/8/2015

Mark A Terry, MD: The Evolution and Revolution of Endothelial Keratoplasty


Director of Cornea Services Devers Eye Institute
Medical/Surgical Director, Lions VisionGift of Oregon
Scientific Director, Lions VisionGift Research
Laboratory of Oregon, USA

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SASCRS HISTORY


1982

South African Intra Ocular Lens Society (SAIOLS)
On 24 November this Society was inaugurated in Johannesburg with 36 founder members

1983

First AGM held in Durban 21 March
Exco
President Dr Marius Pretorius
Secretary-Treasurer Dr Bob Trope

Members
Dr Percy Amoils
Dr Hubrecht Brody
Dr Basil Kuming
Dr Danie Maritz
Prof Hennie Meyer
Prof Andries Stulting

Regional chairs
Central Tvl: Dr Bob Trope
East Cape: Dr Tev Pienaar
Natal: Dr Des Morris
Northern Tvl: Dr Neil Murray
OFS: Prof Andries Stulting
West Cape: Dr Hubrecht Brody

1985

First Congress, 25-26 October, at the Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg
Keynote speakers: Dr Dennis Shepard and Dr John Wiesel
Attended by 80 South African delegates

First Honorary member Dr Edward Epstein, SA Pioneer of lens implantation

Affiliated to ASCRS

1986

Affiliated to IIIC

1987

Name changed to Southern African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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