The IAPD Regional Meeting was held in Johannesburg in March 16-18, 2018.
The meeting attracted delegates from 22 countries and was very syccessful.
The Organizing Committee, headed by Dr. Marietjie Weakley, planned an excellent scientific event that paves the way for more IAPD scientific events and activities on the African continent.
The keynote speakers, Drs. Eduardo Alcaino, Norbert Kramer, Ari Kupietzky, Morenike Ukpong and Anna Maria Vierrou gave excellent lectures while the presence of the local speakers: Alisha Naidoo, James Roelofse,Aidan Parkin,Vesna Karic,Nicoline Potgieter,Nadia Mohamed,Saidah Tootla,Ebrahim Patel,Andre Van Zyl and George Thomadakis was impressive.
The Experts Session: Looking into the Future, New Advances I’d like To See was followed by several discussions about the future of our specialty.
Finally, the hospitality of the local organizers was amazing and gave the participants the opportunity to get acquainted with their beautiful country.
We look forward to many more similar events in Africa.