Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the South African Interventional Society (SAIntS) we cordially invite you to attend the 2nd Joint SAFIRE/SAIntS congress in Cape Town, South Africa to be held from 3-5 November 2023.

This will be the second joint meeting of the Society of African Interventional Radiology and Endovascular therapy and the South African Interventional Society. The theme of the 2023 Congress is "Expanding the IR horizons in Africa".

The congress will be held at the Century City Conference centre. The Century City Conference Centre is about 10km outside the Cape Town city centre. Century City is centrally located in relation to the greater Cape Town metropole, with easy access from the popular Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, and the Southern, Northern and West Coast suburbs. Its situation on the N1 highway also provides convenient access to the Cape Town International Airport, and the Cape Winelands. Cape Town’s largest shopping centre, Canal Walk, which has more than 400 shops and restaurants is within easy walking distance.

We assure you of an experience where you will be exposed to both a technically advanced and academically stimulating program. IR practices are encouraged to register and bring along their radiographers/technologists and nurses.

IR experts from Africa, Europe and the USA will share their experiences and we look forward to an excellent in-person Faculty.

On-line virtual attendance will be available for exposure to the didactic lectures alone. The in-person event will include displays, product demos, simulators and the opportunity to interact with colleagues and some of the best IR’s in the world.

We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Cape Town in 2023! 

Kind Regards    


   Dr Gareth Bydawell                                     Dr Charles Sanyika

   (Chair:   SAINTS)                               (Chair:   Organising committee)                                                                                       


20 Jan 2023
Opening of abstract submission system
3 June 2023   
Closing date for submission of abstracts
21 June 2023
Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts
30 June 2023Closing  accommodation reservation
28 July 2023Closing date for early registration
15 Sept 2023Closing date for receipt normal registration & submission of recorded oral and poster presentations