03 – 05 July 2024  
East London Convention Centre

The South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) is proud to announce that the 54th Annual SASAS Congress will take place on 03 – 05 July 2024 at the East London Convention Centre, East London, a city on the Indian Ocean, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. 

Theme: Animal Science and the Environmentally Stressed Production Animal

The organisers deemed this to be an appropriate theme taking into account the ever changing landscape for animal production and especially the associated changing climatic conditions. The aim of the congress is to highlight the different disciplines covered by the field of animal science as well as closely related disciplines in other fields and their relevance to the environmentally stressed production animal. Traditional animal science disciplines such as Genetics, Physiology and Nutrition combined with Health/Animal Welfare, Grazing Resource, Economics and the Production Environment will be addressed by a host of local and international speakers. An in depth discussion on animal welfare will form part of the congress and this relevant topic will also be dealt with during an interesting student debate and panel discussion led by internationally recognised and well respected experts.

Delegates can look forward to an informative/interesting congress. The invited talks will be accompanied by short papers and posters from scientists and post graduate students on interesting and relevant topics regarding the current and ever changing animal production environment. It will not be all science as delegates can look forward to social events with some local entertainment by the seaside. The SASAS congress still offers the best value for money with CPD points on offer.

Call for Abstracts
The Call for Abstracts is now open. Please take a moment to view the submission guidelines by clicking the abstract submission below…

Abstract Submission

Important Dates

Abstract submissions open December 2023
Abstract submission closes 15 March 2024
Notification of abstract acceptance 15 April 2024
Registration opens: Early-Bird 08 Dec 2023
Early bird closes 15 April 2024
Standard registration open 16 April 2024
Late registration open 15 June 2024
Powerpoint Presentation Submission 01 June 2024
*subject to change

Registration Rates

  Early bird
Full Conference Member R5060
Full Conference Non-Member R6160
Full Congress: Student | Pensioner Member R3270
Full Congress: Student | Pensioner Non-Member R4180
In Person 1 Day Attendance R2200
In Person 1 Day Attendance Student R1980
Register Here
For enquiries or to obtain additional information, please contact the conference coordinator Vetlink on 012 346 1590 or email
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