Dear SAAPS members, dear friends,

We are glad to inform you that 2018 SAAPS Congress will be held in Pretoria on 24-26 August 2018. The main theme of this year’s congress will be on oncology and I am delighted to let you know that distinguished international faculty will be joining us. SAAPS meeting is the most important national paediatric surgical meeting in South Africa and it will be a great opportunity for SAAPS membership, friends and colleagues to get together and share their experiences.

This year, we will also have the opportunity to have the registrars meeting prior to the Congress which will allow our junior colleagues to join us. We would particularly like to encourage training units to submit abstract that will be presented by their trainees.

I would like to thank Dr Ernst Muller and his team for all the hard work they have put in as the local organising committee. It is promising to be a great meeting.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Pretoria.

Alp Numanoglu
SAAPS President