Register

The online registration facility will be available on the website from August 2024.

Registration information

  • To assist the organisers, delegates are requested to register online BEFORE 8 November 2024 in order to qualify for the early bird registration fee.
    You are still welcome to register after this date at a higher fee. 
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that the organisers have received your registration form. You will receive a personalised confirmation by e-mail from the organisers within 10 working days.
  • Registrations for the Congress can only be finalised once full payment has been received. 
  • All speakers are required to register. 

Important request to companies sponsoring delegates:
Please let us have the delegate’s personal e-mail address and other contact information.Your content goes here.

Step 1       Registrations will open during August 2024

Step 2      E-MAIL proof of payment
               (if applicable) to ossacongress@rkcommunication.co.za

Step 3      Ensure that you receive a confirmation via e-mail from the organisers within 10 working days.

Registration fees

ONSITE FEE:  Late fee PLUS 10%

 

 

EARLY BIRD
Register AND pay

 

 

UNTIL 8 Nov 2024

STANDARD FEE
Register AND pay

 

 

FROM 11 Nov 2024

LATE FEE
Register AND pay

 

 

FROM 12 Jan 2025

       
15% VAT Included Entire duration Specific days Entire duration Specific days Entire duration Specific days
MEMBERS (Please refer to “Membership” below)
Ophthalmologist in private practice or
limited private practice
R7 980 R3 415 /d R9 085 R3 885 /d R10 290 R4 410 /d
Ophthalmologist in public service with no private practice R5 880 R2 520 /d R6 930 R2 940 /d R7 980 R3 415 /d
Medical associate member:
Registrar in Ophthalmology, Medical Officers and GPs
R3 360 R1 600 /d R3 990 R1 680 /d R4 305 R1 890 /d
Medical Associate member: Ophthalmologists practicing overseas R7 980 R1 470 /d R9 085 R3 885 /d R10 290 R4 410 /d
Non-Medical Associate member
Registered with other Boards or Councils
R3 990 R1 680 /d R4 675 R1 995 /d R5 565 R2 365 /d
*Honorary life member (Over 65 and retired) 0 0 0 0 0 0
* Honorary life member: Must be 65 years and older and should also be a retired member.
 
NON-MEMBERS (Please refer to “Membership” below)
Ophthalmologist in private practice or
part-time private practice
R13 440 R5 775 /d R14 230 R6 090 /d R14 7550 R6 300 /d
Ophthalmologist in full-time public service with no private practice R10 605 R4 515 /d R11 655 R4 990 /d R14 650 R5 985 /d
Ophthalmologist other African countries
(Excluding South Africa)
R6 930 R2 995 /d R7 980 R3 415 /d R8 850 R3 570 /d
Ophthalmologist from abroad R13 440 R5 775 /d R14 230 R6 090 /d R14 755 R6 300 /d
Optometrist in private practice R6 615 R2 835 /d R7 300 R3 150 /d R7 980 R3 415 /d
Medical officer in Ophthalmology / Registrar / GPs R3 990 R1 680 /d R4 675 R1 995 /d R5 565 R2 365 /d
Practice Manager & Administrator / Ophthalmic Assistant / Ophthalmic Nurse / R3 990 R1 680 /d R4 675 R1 995 /d R5 565 R2 365 /d
Optometrist in full-time government or tertiary employment / Orthoptist / Ocularist / Community Field Worker R3 990 R1 680 /d R4 675 R1 995 /d R5 565 R2 365 /d
 
ADDITIONAL TRADE DELEGATES (More than the 2 free delegates per stand) R5 775 R2 470 /d R6 460 R2 785 /d R7 090 R3 045 /d
Please note that ONLY trade delegates / representatives in the service of companies participating in the Trade Exhibition OR involved as sponsors will be allowed to attend the congress.
Ophthalmologist MO / Registrar Ophthalmologist MO / Registrar Ophthalmologist MO / Registrar
CORNEA MASTERCLASS R700 R350 R900 R450 R1 100 R550
RETINAL MASTERCLASS R700 R350 R900 R450 R1 100 R550
NEUROTOXIN MASTERCLASS TBC TBC

 

SOCIAL FUNCTIONS: The Welcoming Function is free of charge for delegates registered for the ENTIRE Academic Congress.

OSSA Banquet excluded: R450 for all registered delegates and additional guests (Trade delegates most welcome.) Limited seating.

Young Ophthalmologists Symposium
(Wednesday, 12 February)

 

 

Free evening for all other delegates

Free of charge for all registered registrars, MO’s & young Ophthalmologist in their first five years post-graduation. R350 for additional guests.
Welcoming Function (Thursday, 13 February) Free of charge for all delegates registered for entire congress
R350 / person for additional guests
OSSA Banquet (Friday, 14 February) R450 for all registered delegates and additional guests. Limited seating.

Social Functions

Wednesday, 12 February, 18:30
Young Ophthalmologists Symposium
(For Registrars, Medical officers & Ophthalmologists in their first five years post-graduation)
Venue:     Ballroom 3
Dress:      Casual
Cost:        Free of charge for all registered young Ophthalmologist. R350 for additional guests.
Free evening for all other delegates

Thursday, 13 February, 18:00
Welcoming Function
Venue:      Exhibition Hall, Sandton Convention Centre
Dress:         Casual
Cost:          Free of charge for all registered delegates. R350 for additional guests.

 

Friday, 14 February, 19:00 for 19:30
OSSA Banquet    (Limited seating)
Venue:                  Sandton Convention Centre, Ballroom
Dress:                    Black Tie / Day suit / Traditional and a Touch of Red
Cost:                           R450 for all delegates and additional guests

Saturday, 15 February, 07:00
Women in Ophthalmology (WOSA) Breakfast
Information to follow.

Payment

PREFERRED method of payment:
EFT / bank deposit
Standard Bank (Menlyn)
Branch code: 012345
Account number: 012 150 053
Swift code: SBZAZAJJ (for international transfers)
Account name: OSSA Congress

Reference: Your name and surname as it appears on the registration form.

Please e-mail proof of payment to ossacongress@rkcommunication.co.za

ALTERNATIVE method of payment:

If you encounter difficulty or cannot make an EFT or direct bank deposit, please pay via the Mobipaid link provided on the congress website’s registration page.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept Diners or American Express Cards.

This account number is the same as the 2024 Congress account number.

Fee entitlements

  • Congress sessions for specific days as indicated in the programme for all groups
    Three-day programmes for the allied delegates (optometrists, assistants, nurses, practice managers & administrators) included.
  • Masterclasses are excluded from the congress fee.
  • Trade exhibition, lunches & refreshments during breaks.
  • Young Ophthalmologists Symposium (For Registrars, Medical officers & Ophthalmologists in their first five years post-graduation)
  • Welcoming Function
  • OSSA Banquet excluded.

Cancellation Policy

Notice of cancellation must be received in writing. 

The congress organisers shall be entitled to levy a cancellation fee as indicated below:

  • Up until 90 days prior to the first day of the event: 10% of the registration fee
  • Between 89 and 30 days prior to the first day of the event: 50% of the registration fee
  • Within 30 days of the first day of the event: 100% of the registration fee

Accommodation

You are responsible for your own accommodation arrangements and payment. We urge you to book now!

We have secured group accommodation at the following hotels:
Sandton Sun & Garden Court Sandton City

  • These rooms will be reserved for congress delegates until 9 January 2025 and will be available on a first-come, first serve-basis. 
  • Rates include breakfast & 15% VAT, but exclude incidental expenses & 1% tourism levy.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Check-in time: 14:00 (An early check-in, if required, may be requested and will be prioritised. This is, however, not guaranteed.)
  • Check-out time: 11:00
  • The accommodation establishment’s cancellation policy will apply.

All travellers are requested to please travel with a copy of his or her identification document or passport as the accommodation establishments are mandated to obtain a copy of this.

 

Please reserve your room before

9 January 2025

You are responsible for your own accommodation arrangements.

The Garden Court Sandton City

        

Distance from SCC:                                200m 
Star grading:                                       3 Star  
Rates:
Single:                                                  R1 549 B & B 
Double:                                                             R1 759 B & B 
Wi-Fi:                                                     Free 
Parking:                                                 R60 per day
Website:                                                Click here to visit the website
Tel:                                                         011 269 7000
E-mail:                                                  gcsandtoncity.reservations@southernsun.com

How to make a reservation:               Please click here to book your room
                                                                Alternatively contact reservations
Reservation number:                        3710690

 

Sandton Sun & Towers

    Distance from SCC:                        200m 
    Star grading:                                5 Star  
    Rates:
    Single:                                           R3 260 B & B 
    Double:                                                    R3 460 B & B – for both guests
    Wi-Fi:                                              Free 
    Parking:                                         R75 per day
    Website:                                         Click here to visit the website
    Tel:                                                  011 269 7000
    E-mail:                                            SandtonSunandTowers.Reservations@southernsun.com
    How to make a reservation:     Please click here to book your room
                                                             Alternatively contact reservations
    Reservation number:                 3884680

     

    Travel

    No daily shuttle service will be provided between the listed hotels and The Sandton Convention Centre
    All the hotels on our list are within walking distance from The Sandton Convention Centre

    Delegates will be able to make use of the Gautrain from OR Tambo to Sandton. The hotels are walking distance from the station. 

    Uber is fully active in Johannesburg, particularly in Sandton.

    General Information

    Annual General Meetings

    Friday, 14 February 2025
    OSSA AGM 16:00
    OMG AGM 17:00

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points
    The Congress will be accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa and registered for CPD points.
    Language

    The official language of the Congress will be English. No simultaneous translation into any other language will be provided.

    Currency

    ZAR South African Rand.

    Climate

    Average temperatures: 14 – 26o C. Light jacket essential for the evenings.

    Electricity

    The electricity supply in South Africa is 220 / 230 volts, AC 50 Hz.

    If you are visiting from another country and would like to know if you will need an adapter, please follow this link to get the answer https://world-power-plugs.com/south-africa

    Insurance

    The Congress Organisers cannot accept any liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss of, or damage to, property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of, the Congress. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

    Visas

    It is strongly recommended that all travellers check the latest visa requirements with the nearest South African Embassy or Consulate before travelling,
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    The passports of all travellers entering South Africa must contain at least two clean (unstamped) visa pages each time entry is sought.

    Travellers entering South Africa from countries where yellow fever is endemic are often required to present their yellow World Health Organisation (WHO) vaccination record or other proof of inoculation. If they are unable to do so, they must be inoculated at the airport in order to be permitted entry.

    Special dietary requirements

    Halaal & vegetarian: Please indicate your requirements on the registration form.
    Kosher meals & other dietary preferences: Please contact the organisers in this regard.

    Time zone

    South Africa is GMT + 2 hours.