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​​1st Annual Stellenbosch University Emergency Medicine Symposium (SUEM 2023) 

The Stellenbosch University Emergency Medicine (SUEM) Symposium will run from 10 - 11 November 2023 at Hazendal Wine Estate in, Cape Town, South Africa.


About the symposium

This symposium aims to create a platform for all emergency care personnel, from prehospital workers to physicians and nurses, to meet up outside the hustle and bustle of our careers. This is an opportunity to network, collaborate and debate relevant Emergency Medicine topics, against the beautiful backdrop of the Stellenbosch Winelands, not too far outside of Cape Town. 

The symposium's theme is Practice, Engage, Network and we believe that this is much needed in South African emergency care at this time.

Front cover.pngKey topics will include:

  • Clinical Emergency Medicine
  • Ethical Considerations in patient management
  • Leadership in Emergency Medicine

A draft outline of the programme can be found here.


The breathtakingly beautiful Hazendal Wine Estate offers delegates a beautiful and scenic environment to relax and engage.


Cost is ZAR3900 (both days) and ZAR2000 (single day) and includes:

  • Entry to symposium
  • Cocktail event on 10 November.
  • Lunch, coffee & tea
  • Access to exhibitors
  • Network and engage with EM leaders

CPD points (including ethics) will be awarded (pending approval).

Please click here for registration.


We offer sponsors the opportunity to support this exciting event. Please find more information here​.


Please contact the organizing committee at for any further information

  • Dr Heinri Zaayman (chair)
  • A/prof Heike Geduld
  • Ms L Poole
  • Dr Mideé Buizer
  • Dr Niël van Hoving
  • Dr Sa’ad Lahri

E-mail: emed@sun.ac.za
Tel: +27 0219389805​