Trainee Programme

SASSiT Breakfast Seminar programme for all trainees attending the 2011 EHPBA congress (registrars and fellows)

Thursday 07:00-08:00
Pancreas case studies
Chair: Rowan Parks (UK) and Sean Burmeister (RSA)

Friday 07:00-08:00
Biliary case studies
Chair: Thomas Van Gulik (Holland) and Schalk vd Merwe (RSA)

Saturday 07:00-08:00
Liver case studies
Chair: Pierre Clavien (France) and Jose Ramos (RSA)

Each breakfast seminar will consist of intriguing case studies selected by the chairmen, relevant to the theme of the seminar. They will be interactive, and discuss current, controversial aspects of several HPB diseases. Places are limited, and the hall in the ICC will be filled on a first come first served basis. Tea/coffee and muffins will be served from 06:45 each day.


Wedn 13 April As per congress programme
Thurs 14 April 18:30-19:30 SASSiT happy hour
  19:30 Square spit braai
Friday 15 April 18:30-19:30 SASSiT happy hour
Sat 16 April 18:00-19:00 SASSiT happy hour
  19:00 Booze bus leaves

The SASSiT happy hour will be held in our Trainee's hotel bar (Hollow on the square) where free drinks will be served to congress registered trainees until a preset tab has been reached. Come and meet trainees from all over the world and share a pint of locally brewed Jack Black beer (

The Square spit braai will be held in the square outside the trainee's hotel. It costs R100 per person, and includes lamb on the spit, vegetables, beer, wine and entertainment. Anyone may attend, but we require confirmation of attendance via email or on registration day. Email address is, or at the Trainee's desk in the registration foyer. Payment is at the Trainee's desk. Please have the correct amount of money ready.

The Booze bus meanders around Cape Town's drinking spots. Places are limited, and there will be a fee. Booking and payment will again be at the Trainee's desk in the registration foyer.

We have also negotiated with the Hollow on the Square management to extend the bar closing hours to 00:00, just in case you need a night cap!

Come join us!

SASSiT members