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Notice to Members:
Thank you for attending the AGM on
Fri 31 May 2019
at the CSIR Pretoria



Ettienne Coetzee



Dr Ettienne Coetzee
Orthopaedic Surgeon

President Elect

Schalk Burger


Dr Schalk Burger

Honorary Treasurer & Membership

Dr Sanesh Miseer


Dr Sanesh Miseer
Orthopeadic surgeon


Honorary Secretary



Dr Ian Zondagh
Orthopeadic Surgeon

Academic Coordinator

Ian Vlok



Prof Ian Vlok

Executive Committee (EXCO)

The day to day governance of this Society shall be vested in its EXCO who shall manage in accordance with the purposes, principles and other requirements of the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.

The EXCO shall consist of 5 voting members, the five Elected Officers;

1. President
2. Past President or President Elect
3. Secretary
4. Treasurer
5. Membership Secretary

The President of the Society, serving as the Chairman of the Society, shall set the agenda for, preside at and supervise the presentation of and voting for all motions and actions of both the AGM and Executive Committee Meetings

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee

Shall comprise at least 4 members who may make proposals for and, on approval by the EXCO, plan for SASS designated instructional courses.

Will be responsible for interpreting needs assessment and development of needed courses to increase the capabilities of spine professionals through the use of educational courses.

This committee will review all other requests for course support and will oversee faculty selection and educational forums; will recommend symposiums for the annual meeting; and will have oversight responsibility for domestic educational courses to ensure ACCME guidelines are followed.

This committee will also have primary responsibility for examination of all proposals for collaboration on educational efforts among and between different educational entities both domestic and international. It will review proposals and make recommendations to the EXCO for consideration.This group will have primary responsibility for liaison with other entities and will provide oversight of these conferences to help ensure ACCME guidelines are followed.

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