We cordially INVITE you to our XXth Biennial SASCRS Congress in UMHLANGA Durban, South Africa

4 Reasons why we would LOVE to have you join us!

Teach & Learn

We would TRULY WELCOME your participation in our upcoming congress.
We expect an exciting international faculty with the hottest topics in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery.

New Venue

 We have a stunning NEW VENUE at the Umhlanga Radisson Blu Conference Centre, Umhlanga Durban.
Close to Indian Ocean with abundant restaurants and hotels and just 20 minutes from King Shaka International Airport.


Enjoy South African hospitality, make new friends and NETWORK with colleagues.
November is summer and one of the best times to enjoy sunny South Africa.


Local and international companies will showcase their products and update you on the latest technology. Information / Booking: info@sascrscongress.co.za

International Faculty

Guest faculty include

    Prof Eric D Donnenfeld, MD


    Prof Dr med Beatrice Cochener-Lamard


    Prof Dr med Oliver Findl,


    Prof Kevin D Miller, MD


    Prof Dr Sri Ganesh, MD


    Prof Dr med Michael C Knorz


    Prof Douglas D Koch, MD


    Prof Steve Arshinoff, MD


    Prof Filomena Ribeiro


    Cathleen McCabe, MD


    James C Hays, MD


    Prof Michael W Belin, MD


    Prof Chee Soon Phaik


    Dr med Wiktor Stopyra


    Prof Ahmed Assaf, MD


    Prof Simon P Holland, MD


    Enquiries & Reservations

      • christitruter@me.com
      • +27(0)822193770


       SASCRS pre-booked a limited number of rooms at the congress hotels

      November is summer in South Africa and accommodation is limited.

      Main congress venue and accommodation

      Second congress venue

      • The Capital Pearls hotel, opposite the congress venue
        6 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320
        T: +27 319450000

      Alternative hotels

      • The Oyster Box hotel, walking distance 10 to 15 minutes
        2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga
        Telephone: +27 315145000
      • The Protea Marriott hotel, walking distance 5 to 10 minutes
        Protea Mall, Cnr Lighthouse Rd & Chartwell Dr, Umhlanga Rocks, 4321
        T: +27 315614413
      • The Breakers, walking distance 10 to 15 minutes
      • Umhlanga Sands hotel, driving distance 10 to 15 minutes


      • Each hotel’s terms and conditions differ
      • Ensure that you’ve read their cancellation policy before making a prepayment to the hotel
      • Tourism levies will be payable at each hotel

      Airport Transfers

      • Airport shuttle:  You can book a shuttle by entering the details on your registration form
      • Uber and airport taxis can be booked online through your hotel or at the airport

      Travel Health

      Your health and wellbeing is important to us

      • Certain parts of South Africa are NOT malaria-free
      • You must take precautionary measures.  Personal protection against mosquito bites should be the focus of malaria prevention
      • Measures to prevent mosquito bites are included in the information in the Travel & Tours page


      Explore Our Curated Selection of Hotels

      Radisson Blu Hotel

      Main congress venue and accommodation

      7 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320
      T: +27 315758500

      Book online now

      The Capital Pearls Hotel

      Secondary venue
      Opposite the Radisson
      6 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320
      T: +27 319450000

      Alternative Hotels

       The Oyster Box
      (10-15 minutes walk)

      Protea Marriott hotel
      (5-10 minutes walk)

      The Breakers
      (10-15 minutes walk)

       Umhlanga Sands
      (10-15 minutes drive)

      Preliminary dates

      SASCRS 2024 Academic programme

        Master classes & workshops

        Plenary Sessions

        Commercial Exhibition

        Ophthalmic Nurses, Assistants & Practice Personnel

        (Two-day congress)

        7 Nov

        8 - 10 Nov

        8 - 10 Nov

        8 - 9 Nov

        Presbymania at SASCRS 2024

        Watch this space for information and a list of renowned international experts who will discuss the latest ophthalmological techniques related to presbyopia.

        Executive Committee

        Dr Ed Anderson, President SASCRS

        Dr Daniel Kritzinger, Imm. Past Pres.

        Dr Asher Saks, Treasurer

        Dr Zoran Aleksić

        Dr Frik Potgieter

        Dr Agnes Risko

        Dr Jan Talma

        Dr Cor van Zyl

        Dr Charl Weitz

        Dr Marissa Willemse

         Organising Committee


        Dr Ed Anderson


        Dr Asher Saks

        Main Organiser:

        Mrs Christi Truter, CID Congress