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31 August & 1 September 2022 (afternoons only)

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The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University will be hosting its 66th Annual Academic Day (AAD) in person again this year, on the afternoons of Wednesday 31 August and Thursday 01 September 2022.​.

As the world is slowly returning to normal after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Faculty has decided to return to an in-person meeting for this year’s 66th Annual Academic Day, keeping the format of two afternoons.  We are proud of the fact that we were able to keep on hosting the AAD throughout the pandemic, albeit in virtual format, but feel convinced that we should now return to the traditional format to encourage in-person interaction and networking.  

With an exciting line up of state-of-the-art speakers and a world-renowned leader in health focused on addressing disparities in health care and research capacity globally, Dr Patrice Matchaba, M.D, Head of US Corporate Responsibility and President, Novartis US Foundation, as our guest speaker for 2022, this year’s event promises to be as exciting and stimulating as ever.  

We are looking forward to an in-person event again where all participants can meet, network, collaborate and be inspired by the outstanding research done at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University.

All presentations submitted by staff, postdoctoral fellows, post- and undergraduate students will be presented in either oral or poster format in a revamped set of 9 multidisciplinary tracks, namely:  

  1. Infectious Diseases
  2. Non-communicable Diseases
  3. Mental Health and Neurosciences
  4. Violence, Injuries, Trauma and Rehabilitation
  5. Maternal and Child Health
  6. Primary Health Care
  7. Perioperative Sciences
  8. Health Professions Education
  9. Global Health, Public Health and Health Systems 

​We hope that the return to an in-person event, and a more streamlined set of broader disciplinary tracks, will ensure that researchers from across disciplinary borders come together to discuss important issues around the central health questions of great importance to South Africa and the rest of the world.  

We invite you to join us at this outstanding event on the calendar of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. We trust that it will, as with the previous virtual and in-person events, once again be a unique and informative conference, and look forward to once again spend the day with you.​

Prof Nico Gey van Pittius
Vice Dean: Research and Internationalisation