SASNM 2021

The theme for the Congress will be Synergy Over Singularity, Strength in Teamwork.


Who should attend

  • Medical Imaging Practitioners
  • Radiation Therapists
  • Medical Physicists
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Radiopharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Students
  • Tertiary Academic Institutions
  • Private, Teaching, and State Hospitals

What to expect in 2021

  • A distinctive focus on nuclear medicine in South Africa
  • Four days of carefully selected presentations, technical sessions, and posters
  • A variety of formal and informal opportunities to network with more than 250 peers and colleagues
  • Extended learning and collaboration opportunities through Congress sessions

SASNM Biennial Congress

The SASNM Biennial Congress has grown from 20 attendees at the inaugural 1974 edition to more than 250 in 2018. Nuclear medicine is recognised as an independent specialty with facilities in many South African hospitals, private facilities, and postgraduate training offered at most South African tertiary academic institutions. The SASNM Congress delivers relevant content within a stimulating programme of presentations delivered by thought leaders and industry professionals. The meeting also offers exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, engaging networking and social events, and the chance to discuss development, challenges, best practice, and the future of nuclear medicine in Africa.


The South African Society of Nuclear Medicine (SASNM) was founded in 1974. It is one of the oldest Nuclear Medicine societies (and probably the most active) on the African continent. SASNM has approximately 200 members, including nuclear medicine physicians, technologists, physicists, radiopharmacists, and scientists from various specialties. The Society aims to promote the practice and development of nuclear medicine through the accumulation and dissemination of scientific and technical information.


  • Forum for collaboration
  • Practice and development of nuclear medicine
  • Improve the status of nuclear medicine in South Africa