PainSA is a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Our mission is to improve all aspects of pain management in Southern Africa.

A Resounding Success: Recap of the 2024 PainSA Congress in Durban

The PainSA Congress in Durban this year was a resounding success! We at PainSA want to express our sincere gratitude to all the members who attended and made the event so informative and engaging.

The feedback we’ve received has been overwhelmingly positive, and attendance was significantly higher than last year. This year’s Congress delivered on its promise, featuring:

·                     A stellar opening plenary session with presentations by esteemed academics like Prof Dean Gopalan, Prof Romy Parker, and the renowned Prof Winfried Meissner from Jena University in Germany.

·                     A highly anticipated address by Professor Roseanne Harris, Discovery Health’s Head of Regulatory and Policy Affairs, and Professor of Actuarial Science at Wits University. Following the signing of the National Health Insurance Act 2024, Prof. Harris provided delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the upcoming NHI journey.

·                     Engaging discussions and presentations on a wide range of topics, culminating in a thought-provoking exploration of the off-label use of substances in chronic pain treatment, both legal and illegal.

Relive the Highlights and See the Photos!

Looking Ahead: PainSA Academy Events

The momentum doesn’t stop here! PainSA is excited to announce upcoming PainSA Academy event happening later this year on Saturday, July 27th, Gauteng, Capital on the Park, Sandton. Stay tuned for more information and registration details!

We hope this blog post gives you a glimpse into the success of the 2024 PainSA Congress in Durban. 

If you’re a healthcare professional dedicated to pain management, we encourage you to join us for future events. Together, we can continue to learn, share knowledge, and improve patient care.

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We look forward to seeing you at the next PainSA event!