SAAHE 2020 conference postponed
In light of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on 15 March and in the interests of public health, the Local Organising Committee for the SAAHE 2020 Conference, in collaboration with the SAAHE Council, has decided to postpone the SAAHE Conference to June 2021.
We apologise for any inconvenience but believe that this is the correct decision to ensure the safety of delegates, speakers and everyone involved. We will be in touch with all those who have submitted abstracts and who have registered in due course.
Should you have any queries in the mean time, please contact us on +27 21 910 1913 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the conference website for more information and contact details.
We wish you wisdom and strength for the challenges you face in the weeks ahead and look forward to having you join us at The Doubletree by Hilton in Cape Town from 23 – 26 June 2021 when we can safely gather to learn together and advance the practice and science of health professions education. We anticipate that there will be many lessons learned from the pandemic and hope that many of those will be about how we rediscovered our common humanity in a time of unprecedented challenge and what it means to become and be a health professional.
Lizel Hudson (Chair: Conference Organising Committee) and Francois Cilliers (President: SAAHE)
2019: Challenge to change healthcare for 2030. The conference took place from 26-28 June at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein. For more information please visit the conference website at: www.saahe2019.co.za or contact the organising committee chairperson, Mathys Labuschagne.
2018: Deconstructed, decentralised, decolonised discourses and debates: Widening our horizon. The conference took place from 27-30 June at the Gateway Hotel in Durban.
Distinguished educator award: Fatima Suleman
2017: From the classroom to the community (6-8 July). The 2017 conference was held in Potchefstroom at North West University. The conference aimed to broaden horizons of exciting new frontiers in the development of teaching and learning from tertiary level to people in our communities.
Chairperson: Gerda Reitsma | Programme and abstract book (17MB)
Distinguished educator award: Jose Frantz | Poster winner: Joleen Cairncross
2016: Transformative Health Education in Motion (22-24 June). The 2016 SAAHE conference was held in Port Elizabeth at the Boardwalk Convention Centre.
Chairperson: Ilse Truter | Programme and abstract book
Distinguished educator award: Marietjie de Villiers | Poster winners: Savarra M. Mantzor; Margaret Williams
2015: Education for change (12-16 September). The 2015 SAAHE conference will be hosted jointly with the international organisation The Network: Towards Unity for Health from 12 to 16 September 2015, at the Birchwood Conference Centre in Gauteng, near to OR Tambo International airport. This will be an exciting opportunity to share and network with colleagues from across the globe around the conference theme.
Chairperson: Dianne Manning | The programme and abstract book are unavailable for this conference.
Distinguished educator award: Jacky van Wyk | Poster winner: Chivaugn Gordon
2014: convergence><divergence (26-28 June). The 2014 SAAHE conference was hosted by the University of the Western Cape, in collaboration with CPUT, UCT and Stellenbosch.
Distinguished educator award: Ian Couper
2013: Information to transformation (27-29 June, 2013): The 2013 SAAHE conference was the 6th National conference of the South African Association of Health Educationalists. It was hosted in the KwaZulu Natal region at the University of KwaZulu Natal.
Chairperson: Veena Singaram | Programme and bstract book
Distinguished educator award: Det Prozesky
2012: From Practice to Practice. (21-23 June). The 5th National SAAHE conference took place at Health Sciences Faculty of the University of the Free State.
Distinguished educator award: Wendy McMillan | Poster winner: Shirra Moch
2011: Teaching to cure – Teaching to care: Balancing the dynamics in health sciences education (29 June – 02 July). SAAHE 2011 was the 4th national conference of the South African Association of Health Educationalists, and was hosted in the Northern Region at North West Univesity’s Potchefstroom campus.
Distinguished educator award: Athol Kent
2010: Making education matter (22 – 24 July). The 2010 SAAHE conference is hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand in collaboration with the Tshwane University of Technology and the Universities of Johannesburg, Limpopo, North West and Pretoria. It was the first year that the SAAHE conference is held outside of the Western Cape.
Chairperson: Lionel Green-Thompson | The programme and abstract book are unavailable for this conference.
Distinguished educator award: Vanessa Burch
2009: Growing Health Science Education (2-4 July). The 2009 SAAHE Conference was hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and was organised together with the University of the Western Cape, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Stellenbosch University.
Chairperson: Viki Janse van Rensburg | Abstract book
2008: 1st National Health Sciences Education conference (19-21 June). Hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University, 2008), the 2008 SAAHE conference was the inaugural national conference, after four successful regional conferences in the Western Cape.
Chairperson: Elize Archer | Programme and abstract book