Dear Delegates

In light of President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on 15 March and in the interests of public health, the Local Organising Committee for the SAAHE 2020 Conference in collaboration with the SAAHE Council has decided to postpone the SAAHE Conference to June 2021.

We apologise for any inconvenience but believe that this is the correct decision to ensure the safety of delegates, speakers and everyone involved. We will be in touch with all those who have submitted abstracts and who have registered in due course. Should you have any queries in the mean time, please contact us on +27 21 9101913 or email

We wish you wisdom and strength for the challenges you face in the weeks ahead and look forward to having you join us at The Doubletree by Hilton in Cape Town from 23 - 26 June 2021 when we can safely gather to learn together and advance the practice and science of health professions education. We anticipate that there will be many lessons learned from the pandemic and hope that many of those will be about how we rediscovered our common humanity in a time of unprecedented challenge and what it means to become and be a health professional.

Lizel Hudson

Chair: Conference Organising Committee

Francois Cilliers

President: SAAHE

Dear delegates,

Welcome to the 13th National SAAHE conference! The growing community of emerging scholars and established professionals from the wide range of health disciplines across the globe, will once again gather to share in current conversations about health professions education. The Western Region is delighted to provide a platform for such stimulating conversation with the beautiful Mother City as a backdrop.

The conference will be held from 24 to 27 June 2020 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Woodstock, Cape Town. This luxurious hotel offers world class conference facilities, just minutes away from the city centre.

The organizing team, comprising representatives from the four local higher education institutions and conference organisers, invited local and international speakers who have the expertise and passion to add to the conversations. The programme promises to maintain the high standards of both educational and social activities for which SAAHE events are known. This year we have set aside a day of interactive pre-conference workshops, allowing for more engaged discussions which will hopefully result into creative implementations!

We look forward to hear about current conversations around the key focus areas of Learning, Simulation, Skills, Research and Assessment.


Welcome to Cape Town

Lizel (on behalf of the organizing committee)