SASP 2nd Int Congress in May `05

SASP 2nd Int Congress in May `05

SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

2ND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE

25 – 28 MAY 2005

Mark your calendars now for the forthcoming 2ND International Congress of the
South African Society of physiotherapy which will be held in Sandton, Johannesburg,
the exciting hub of South Africa!!!

The organising committee are looking forward to hosting a variety of international
speakers who will address many issues pertinent to the field of Physiotherapy.
It thus gives us great pleasure to invite you to join us at what we hope will
be an interesting and stimulating congress.

DATES:

Wednesday 25 May 2005 – Saturday, 28 May 2005

VENUE:

The Sandton Convention Center, Sandton, Johannesburg.

ACCOMMODATION:

Block accommodation has been arranged at the Sandton Sun and The Holiday Inn
– Maude street which are both adjacent to the congress venue. Additional
accommodation can also be booked at various guest houses in the area. Booking
forms, contact numbers and further details will be included in our next correspondence.

THE ACADEMIC PROGRAMME:

The academic content of the meeting promises to be of great value and benefit.
Lectures from both local and international experts will be presented with particular
focus on the fields of ….

FREE PAPERS:

The committee invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for oral
or poster presentation. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 December
2004.

Guidelines for abstracts:

Closing Date: 30th December 2004

Please email your abstract (in a windows-compatible format) to
Alternatively, post your abstract to Wendy Grootveld, PO BOX 662 Paulshof, 2056.
Please note that fax copies will not be accepted. Please indicate your preference
of oral or poster presentation. Formal abstract forms are not required but the
format below should be followed:

Oral Presentations:

v Please type the body of the abstract in single spacing.

v The abstract should be no longer than one A4 page.

v Centre the title in upper case (capital letters) at the top of the page.

v Thereafter state the author’s name and affiliation (upper/lower case)
– presenting author’s name to be underlined.

v Please provide the presenting author’s full name, title, postal address,
telephone, fax and email address.

v Each speaker will be given 10 minutes for presentation followed by 5 minutes
for discussion.

v Standard audiovisual equipment will be available. If any special equipment
is needed, please contact the secretariat well in advance.

Poster Presentations:

v Abstract Format as per oral presentation above.

v A poster session will be arranged – where presenting authors will be
required to give a 5 minute oral presentation of their poster.

v The size of the poster boards is 1.5 m (width) X 2 m (height).

v Posters should include the title of the presentation, the author’s
name and the institution(s), the city and country. Lettering for the title banner
should be a least 25 mm in height and for text at least 10 mm in height.

v Posters should be readable from a distance of 2 meters.

REGISTRATION:

Facilities to register on-line or via facsimile will be available. Registration
forms will be provided in our next correspondence.

Registration Fees:

DESCRIPTION EARLY REGISTRATION BEFORE 28 February 2005 LATE REGISTRATION 1
March – 13 May 2005 ON SITE REGISTRATION

Full Congress Registration-

Non-SASP members(International delegates & SA Physiotherapists) R 3000-00
R 3500-00 R 3 500-00

SASP Members - R 2800-00 R 3000-00 R 3 500-00

Special interest group reduction Less R 300-00 Less R 200-00

Students R 1 000-00 R 1 500-00 R 3 500-00

Daily Registration Rate-

Non-SASP members R 1 500-00 R 1 800-00 R 2 000-00

SASP Members – R 1 200-00 R 1 500-00 R 1 800-00

Students R 700-00 R 9 00-00 R 1 000-00

Social Registration- T

Gala Dinner - Friday 27 May 2005 R 200-00

TRANSPORT:

Transport will be available both to and from the Johannesburg International
Airport and the Sandton Convention Centre. Bookings can be made in our next
announcement.

CANCELLATIONS:

Notice of cancellation must be received by the congress organizer via e-mail,
fax or letter no later than

30 October 2004 and a R300.00 administration fee will be payable. No refunds
of registration fees will be made after this date.

CPD ACCREDITATION:

Please note that this congress will be fully accredited.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Further information regarding the social & academic programme , registration
procedures, transport and accommodation will be included in our next notice.
For now diarise the dates !

Egoli beckons and we look forward to hosting you in 2005!!!

Yours sincerely,

Organising Committee

SASP International Congress 2005


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