oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - 45th SEMDSA Congress 2010 : editorial



The Society of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA) was inaugurated in 1959, and is arguably the oldest medical society in South Africa. The annual SEMDSA congress started in 1966. On behalf of the SEMDSA Local Organising Committee (LOC) it is my pleasure to welcome you to our 45th Annual Congress at the Southern Sun Elangeni Hotelin Durban. The year 2010 will undoubtedly be remembered for the FIFA World Cup but we hope that our congress will leave an equally indelible memory for all of you. To this end we are delighted to have a host of world-renowned international speakers who are at the pinnacle of their ''game''. The John Terry, Fernando Torres and Cristiano Ronaldo of the ''endocrinology world'' are Professors David Matthews from the Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology & Metabolism, Kenneth Polonsky from Washington University School of Medicine and Paul Stewart from Birmingham. They certainly need no introduction to our society.


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