About SACHaS

We aim to bring together clinicians, scientists, nurses, allied healthcare professionals, technologists and medical administrators involved in the teaching, research and practice of clinical haematology.

Our Objectives

Set
Standards

Set Standards for Education, Training and Practice of Clinical Haematologists.

Promote
Collaboration

Organise meetings and activities to promote collaboration between members and others.

Best
Practice

Create and implement best practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of blood and bone marrow related disorders

Be the
Voice

Interact with medical schemes and regulatory bodies on behalf of clinical haematologists.

Our Objectives

Set
Standards

Set Standards for Education, Training and Practice of Clinical Haematologists.

Promote
Collaboration

Organise meetings and activities to promote collaboration between members and others.

Best
Practice

Create and implement best practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of blood and bone marrow related disorders

Be the
Voice

Interact with medical schemes and regulatory bodies on behalf of clinical haematologists.

Meetings

SACHaS offers educational/scientific meetings and workshops for haematology professionals from all over South Africa. Browse our meetings to find something relevant to you.

Monday Afternoon Haematology Deep Dive

13th Annual Haematology Oncology Symposium

What started as small meetings amongst the Haematology fellows at UCT, have now evolved into high quality virtual Haematology discussions each Monday at 16h00, attracting participation by many colleagues across South Africa.

The 13th Annual Haematology Oncology Symposium will take place virtually and in-person at Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town on 16 to 17 October 2021.

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Visit Registration Website

Monday Afternoon Haematology Deep Dive

What started as small meetings amongst the Haematology fellows at UCT, have now evolved into high quality virtual Haematology discussions each Monday at 16h00, attracting participation by many colleagues across South Africa.

View Upcoming Events

13th Annual Haematology Oncology Symposium

The 13th Annual Haematology Oncology Symposium will take place virtually and in-person at Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town on 16 to 17 October 2021.

Visit Registration Website

Choose your membership option

Discounted
registration fee

Paid membership entitles you to discounted conference registration fees for the annual HaemOnc symposium.

Networking
opportunities

Opportunities for networking and collaboration with various role players in the field of Haematology.

Representation

Representation in interactions with medical schemes, regulatory bodies, associated organisations and other relevant stakeholders across the spectrum of public and private practice.

Full Membership

Membership with voting rights

Clinical Haematologist
‍Physicians with primary focus on clinical haematology

Associate Membership

Membership without voting rights

Trainees haematology and oncology
Pathologists
Physicians without primary focus on clinical haematology
Scientists
Technologists
Registered nurses
Allied healthcare professionals

For more information

Executive Committee

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We celebrate human diversity within an inclusive society. We are committed to equitable and accessible health care.

Hannes
Koornhof

Chairman

Hannes is a Clinical Haematologist and stem cell transplant physician at Haemalife, a private Haematology unit in Kuils River, Cape Town. He believes in the strength of unity and collaboration.

Estelle
Verburgh

Treasurer

Estelle is an Associate Professor in Clinical Haematology at the University of Cape Town. She promotes inter-centre and interdisciplinary research with direct clinical implications to promote best practice pathways.

Michael
Cass

Secretary

Michael is a clinical haematologist and stem cell transplant physician at Alberts Cellular Therapy in Pretoria. His passion is facilitating access to innovative therapies for patients.

Sharlene
Parasnath

Coastal Representative

Sharlene is Head of Clinical Haematology at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in KZN. She is passionate about making haematology services available to all South Africans.

Karen
Gunther

Inland Representative

Karen is a clinical haematologist and stem cell transplant physician who heads up “The Haemteam” Haematology unit in Johannesburg. Her aim is to build up excellence in haematology – with access for all patients to optimal therapy and compassionate holistic care.

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