n South African Journal of Surgery - Picking flowers in the breast cancer field - 30th D J du Plessis Lecture of the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, delivered in Stellenbosch, July 2012 : D J du Plessis lecture

Volume 50, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



Surgical research in our country was already well developed 40 years ago, and a forum was needed where researchers could present their work, in addition to the already established biennial Association of Surgeons of Southern Africa meeting. A further incentive to found a Surgical Research Society was the wish to stimulate surgical research even further. Motivated by these ideas, the late Professor Sonny du Plessis, Head of Surgery at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, founded the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa in 1972. Despite challenges over the years, the society has prevailed. Today it stands proud and occupies a pivotal position on our academic calendar each year. It is a southern African society, which invites all researchers in our region to become members and to present their work at its annual meetings.

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