Dear Colleagues,

The SAAHE2021 Conference is going virtual. Thank you for the overwhelming response to the calls for abstracts to participate in the conference through either workshops, delivering presentations and/or posters. However, due to the continuing uncertainty around COVID-19 and lockdown regulations (amongst many other considerations), we have decided to move the SAAHE2021 conference online. We are currently busy reviewing various online platforms in order to choose one that will best suit the needs of the conference organisers as well as you, our delegates.

We still plan to offer active, scholarly engagements towards the end of June, (21-25 June 2021) for about 4- 6 hours per day. The detail of such engagements ranging from workshops to e-posters as part of the scientific programme, will follow soon. We apologise for not being able to meet in person, however, the safety of all parties concerned while maintaining ‘sophisticated cognitive engagement’ remains our top priority.

Please note that the submission dates for abstracts remains the same, (Workshop submissions close on Monday, 8 March 2021 and Oral and Poster Abstracts close on Tuesday 23 March 2021).  All abstract must be submitted online via the website. Should you have any queries in the meantime, please contact us on +27 21 910 1913 or email is at

We are happy to announce that Prof Susan van Schalkwyk and Prof Ayelet Kuper have confirmed their attendance as keynote speakers at the online event!

Please join us to learn from their experiences and share best practices in the ever-changing health professions education landscape.

Please refer to the SAAHE Conference website for regular updates.

We hope that you will use the time afforded by the online event to take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Lizel Hudson/
Chair: Local Organising Committee