Congress Durban September 2019

Congress Durban September 2019

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We are proud to announce that the Chiropractic Association of South Africa Annual Congress will be held in Durban and hosted by the KZN Branch Of CASA

Dear Delegates

The CASA KZN Local Organising Committee would like to formally welcome you to attend the Chiropractic Association Of South Africa Annual Congress.

The Theme for this year’s Congress is ” Movement is medicine ” at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Centre.

We have a spectacular line up of highly revered local and international speakers. Our keynote speaker, Prof. Corrie Myburgh, will be joining us all the way from Denmark for this years’ congress.  Access the full list and biography of each of the speakers.

Speakers information here.

Speakers topics here.

The academic program has something for everyone and brings together the very best in evidence based medicine from specialists in their fields.

View our full academic program here.

Please note that details may change without notice, check back here regularly for updates.

Congress would not be possible without the support of our exhibitors and sponsors.  Show your support for these exhibitors by visiting their websites and stands at Congress.

 The exhibitors for this year can be found here.

The Three Cities Gateway Hotel and Conference Centre offers the ultimate in accommodation for all our delegates.  We recommend booking your stay at our preferred provider and host venue (with reduced rates to suit your pocket).

 Accommodation information can be found here.

Kindly note,  all accommodation arrangements and payments are to be made directly with your hotel of choice, and not the Local Organising Committee.  Alternative accommodation suggestions are also noted in the document.

Come and meet new and old friends at our Congress social events.  Catch the Thursday night rematch of the student chiropractors vs. qualified chiropractors at the tenpin bowling alley.  Enjoy dinner and a show at the Barnyard on the Friday evening, and of course, a night not to be missed, is our gala dinner taking place at our host venue on Saturday 15 September.  Spouses are more than welcome at these events.  A detailed description of all our social events, may be

Social events may be viewed here.

Please note, we have limited tickets for some of these events, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

We have catered for each and every type of practitioner near and far.  Whilst we all would love contact time with all our colleagues, we know that this is not always a possibility and as a result of the 2018 success, we have added in the webinar option for all practitioners outside of KZN yet again!  A comprehensive price list for congress can be found on this document

 For tarrifs for Congress please click here.

Bookings open 1 May 2019.

This year we will be conducting all registrations and payments for congress 2019 through the newly launched CASA Events App!  This app is available in the Playstore or the Applestore.  To download the app and register for congress please follow the instructions on this here document.

Click here.

To download the app directly, click on the links below:

App Download

iOS App

Android App

Click here to view a video on how to download the App

We look forward to seeing you there in September!

If you require any further information on this Congress, please contact us on 

casacongress2019@gmail.com

Straighten Up South Africa (SUSA)

Straighten Up South Africa (SUSA) is a free community service initiative endorsed and offered by Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA). It is an exercise program that promotes improved spinal health, good posture, self-esteem, a vibrant quality of life as well as assisting with correct structural development.

Included in the SUSA program are spinal screenings. These are generally performed by the interns of the Durban University of Technology (DUT)/University of Johannesburg (UJ) Chiropractic Departments, under the supervision of qualified CASA chiropractors.

Many people work and play in cramped, awkward and slouched postures. The resulting pandemic of work and recreations related chronic spinal disorders compromise the quality of life. This program is beneficial in the training of correct postural habits and the exercises can be helpful in the facilitation of postural improvement.

SUSA’s Objectives:

To detect, through spinal screenings, any spinal abnormalities such as:

  • Scoliosis (side to side curves of the spine); and
  • Kyphosis (abnormal backward curve of the spine)

The above-mentioned conditions can lead to severe disabilities later in life if they are not detected and treated in its early stage. This will reduce the quality of life of the involved individual.

Spinal screenings are a quick and easy way to detect these abnormal spinal curves.

CASA offers this educational program to schools, organisations and large corporates. Should you wish to take advantage of this community service initiative, please contact us.

World Spine Day (WSD)

World Spine Day (WSD), held annually on the 16th October, is an initiative by the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) that aims to highlight and raise awareness around spinal health issues and disabilities associated with spinal injuries.

With an estimated one billion people worldwide suffering from back pain, it affects all age groups, from children to the elderly. It is the biggest single cause of disability on the planet, with one in four adults estimated to suffer from back pain during their lives.

Populations in under-serviced parts of the world often have no access to conventional healthcare resources to care for spinal pain and disability. Often relying on traditional healers, even those who are seen in hospital are often only given anti-inflammatory medication.

Dedicated spinal health professionals do not exist in many parts of the world, so education and self-help is key. Even in high-income countries, back pain afflicts many millions of people, resulting in an enormous impact on industry and the economy.

WSD Objectives:

  • To raise awareness around spinal health and spine disorders to individuals, communities, professionals and all stakeholders associated with spine care;
  • To provide a forum for ongoing discussion around the burden of spinal disorders and the sharing of best practices; and
  • To promote an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to easing the burden of spinal disorders.

The theme for WSD 2018 was #LoveYourSpine – a global initiative aimed at highlighting the importance of spinal health and wellbeing.

Find out more about WSD by clicking here.