SASBCP 2024

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Welcome

Prof E Osuch, Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University and Conference Chairperson.

Dear Esteemed Colleagues, Distinguished Guests, and Honored Friends,

I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to each of you on behalf of the Organizing Committee for the 57th South African Society for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (SASBCP) Annual Conference. This significant event is scheduled to take place at the charming Irene Country Lodge in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa, from the 15th to the 17th of September 2024.

This year’s conference, hosted by the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, features an exciting scientific program titled “Pharmacology for post-pandemic Africa – Antifragility in Action”. We have also prepared a delightful social agenda set against the beautiful backdrop of the African Pride Country Lodge, affectionately known as Irene Farm – The Farm in the City.

Our comprehensive program will span various pertinent topics, including basic and clinical pharmacology, complementary and alternative medicines, pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs, pharmacoeconomics, green pharmacology and pharmacology education. The presentations will focus on the latest therapeutic strategies in pharmacology, bridging them with fundamental aspects of novel drug discovery targets. The conference aims to create a synergistic platform for professionals, researchers, and experts from diverse backgrounds to share insights, knowledge, and best practices in these fields.

In light of the recent Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath, the conference will delve into the strategies and research advancements in pharmacology, equipping us to face current and future challenges effectively.

This event promises an engaging array of cutting-edge scientific discussions, led by eminent scientists and experts. This conference represents an unparalleled opportunity for health practitioners, researchers, the pharmaceutical industry, and policy makers to engage in fruitful dialogues and network building.

We are excited to host a diverse group of participants, including emerging researchers, postgraduate students, post-docs, and seasoned experts in various pharmacology fields.  We are honored to have renowned local and international industry leaders as speakers, and plan to stream the Congress live to several countries across Africa.

Our heartfelt thanks go to our sponsors and exhibitors for their invaluable support in advancing the sciences and healthcare in our country and continent, and for their contributions to the global exchange of knowledge.

We eagerly anticipate engaging with you, sharing the latest in pharmacological research and perspectives, and ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for all. While delving into the enriching sessions, we also encourage you to savor the tranquil surroundings of Irene Country Lodge, where the beauty of nature provides a peaceful backdrop.

Looking forward to a fruitful and inspiring conference,

Prof Elzbieta Osuch


Important dates

Registration opens: 01 April 2024

Abstract submission opens: 01 April 2024

Early bird payment closes: 19 July 2024

Abstract submission deadline: 09 August 2024

Registration closes: 23 August 2024

Conference: 15 – 17 September 2024

Registration fees (Excl. VAT)

Day attendance: R 2500.00

Student (SASBCP Member): R 3000.00

Student (Not a SASBCP Member): R 3500.00

Delegate (SASBCP Member): R 4500.00

Delegate (Not a SASBCP Member): R 5000.00

Other fees

Gala Dinner: R 650.00

Gala Dinner (Plus One): R 550.00




An “Early Bird Discount” of R 500.00 will apply to payments received before 19 July 2024.

Conference fees are VAT excluded.

Registration will be confirmed on receipt of payment.