6th EMSSA International Conference

hosted by Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa & Emergency Care Society of South Africa

Sun City Resort, North-West Province
2-5 October 2017

General Information


Consensus Day Flyer


Dear Delegate,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 6th EMSSA International Conference at the Sun City Resort, 2-5 October 2017. This page will provide summary information for you about the Conference.

When You Arrive at the EMSSA Conference

Congress sessions will be held at the Warrior Hall at the Sun City Resort. The welcome reception begins at 18:00 on Monday, 2 October in the Kings Ballroom.

Hotel: If you have not yet made your hotel guest room reservation, plan to stay at the Sun City Resort! Make your hotel reservation today: http://emssa2017.co.za/accommodation.php Complimentary Wi-Fi is included.

Please note that check in at the Hotels is usually 14h00. If you arrive early and your room is not available ask the hotel if they can store your luggage until you are able to check in.  Perhaps go on a half day tour - contact Mankwe Gametrackers -- please see details below

First Stop: Registration: Plan on stopping at the EMSSA Conference Registration desk situated outside the Kings Ballroom to pick up your Congress materials and name badge. The name badge received at Registration is the official Conference document and should be worn at all times to gain access to areas and events. Please note that access to the Conference areas and events is not possible without an official name badge.

Conference Registration Desk Hours:

  • Tuesday, 3 October 07:00-17:00
    Wednesday, 4 October 07:30-17:00
    Thursday, 5 October 07:30-16:00

    Refreshments: Arrival, mid-morning & mid-afternoon tea/coffee and lunches will be provided each day. Refreshments and lunch will be served in the exhibition area.

Attire: Dress for the conference is business casual. Attire for dinners is cocktail.

How to get CPD? CPD certificates are not available onsite. You will receive an email after the conference. If you need Continuing Professional Development points or an attendance certificate please scan your badge twice a day at the registration desk.

Social Media: Follow @EMSSA2017 on Twitter and EMSSA2017 on Facebook.
Use hashtag #EMSSA2017 for Congress tweets.

WiFi: Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the Conference Centre, common areas and guest rooms.

Lost & Found: Lost & found items - please contact registration desk staff.

View the Program

An abbreviated pocket guide will be available onsite. The full final program will only be available online as a PDF at the following link http://emssa2017.co.za/programme.htm

Opening Cocktail Reception

Monday, 2 October beginning at 18:00 – Kings Ballroom

No charge for delegates registered for the full Conference

Daily Registration / Partner R400.00 per person

Conference Braai

Tuesday, 3 October beginning at 20:00 – Boma

Cost: R600.00 per person

If you would still like to book for the Conference Braai, please contact conference1@onscreenav.co.za or see Bridget at the registration desk on Monday 2 October before lunch.   No bookings will be accepted after Monday lunchtime.

Dinner Tickets: If you have booked for the Conference Dinner your ticket will be in your name badge pouch.

Pre-Congress Courses

Pre-congress courses are available on Monday 2 October

Pre-congress courses offer the chance to take an in-depth and hands-on approach to the topic while maximize your interaction with the instructor. There is an additional fee for pre-congress courses in addition to the EMSSA Conference registration fee. Add a pre-congress course when you register for the Conference!

Half Day Workshops                                                                                Full Day Workshops        

Simulation                                                                                                  Basic Level 1 Ultrasound                                                                         

Ventilation                                                                                                  ECG

Research                                                                                                     Toxicology

EM Nursing

Please see http://www.emssa2017.co.za/workshops.htm for workshop information.

If you would like to attend any of the above workshops or make changes to your initial selection please contact conference1@onscreenav.co.za

Registration for the workshops will take place outside Warriors Hall.

The registration desk will open at 07h00 on Monday, 2 October and will remain open until the end of the afternoon tea break.

General Information

Airport Transfers & Tours

The following airport transfers are available to book to Sun City from OR Tambo International Airport and return.

  • 1 Oct – 18.00 departing OR Tambo

  • 2 Oct – 18.00 departing OR Tambo

  • 5 Oct – 14.00 departing Sun City

  • 5 Oct – 16.00 departing Sun City

Cost per transfer: R 600 one way

To book a transfer, please contact Bridget on conference1@onscreenav.co.za

To arrange individual airport transfers, please contact Mankwe Gametrackers

Transfers: Tel +27 14 552 5024 Email. transfers@mankwegametrackers.co.za    

Tours: Tel. +27 14 552 5020   Fax.+27 14 552 1343 / Email. mankwegametrackers.co.za;  info@mankwegametrackers.co.za / Sun City Resort, 1 Sun Village Road, Sun City, Pilanesberg, 0316

Parking: Parking costs are included in the conference registration fee.There is no park entrance fee for delegates attending the EMSSA Conference

Entry into the Sun City Resort: No entry fees are required to enter Sun City if not staying in the Sun City Accommodation.


The Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa & Emergency Care Society of South Africa and Onscreen Conferences & Events (or their agents) will not be liable for changes beyond their control and may alter or cancel without prior notice, the conference or any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly to indirectly to the conference.  Nor will they be liable for any loss, damage, expenditure or inconvenience caused to participants and their belongings either during or as a result of the conference or as a result of such alterations or cancellations. Please check the validity of your own insurance


Jolandi Ackermann
Tel. +27 79 885 1515
Email. jolandi@onscreenav.co.za

Bridget de Beer
Tel. +27 61 313 1090
Email. conference1@onscreenav.co.za