Campus Health decision makers and professionals from almost every public university in South Africa attend the annual SAACHS Conference and Exhibition.
These health care professionals are looking for information, products, and services to optimise their on-campus clinics, outreach programmes and working environments. Many of our community use the conference as an opportunity to discuss their health care plans and strategies with colleagues and relevant supplier partners.
Held under the auspices of the South Africa Association of Campus Health Services, the high-engagement conference, exhibition and associated evening functions enable you to cost-effectively reach these valuable prospects in one collaborative event.
Close-knit, collaborative 3-day exhibition
Our Campus Health community is close knit, and the event leverages our close relationships in a friendly environment. The niche exhibition is fully integrated with the conference and provides maximum collaboration with the buyers, decision-makers and influencers who attend the event. Exhibitors are encouraged to fully participate in our entire programme of keynote addresses, workshops, teambuilding and social activities.
- Exhibitors will build your stands on Tuesday 9 January while the first day of the conference is underway, with the Exhibition Hall open from lunch time.
- You are welcome to join the conference sessions should you wish to do so, and your package includes attendance at the Casual Dinner on Tuesday night.
- The Exhibition opens on Wednesday and Thursday mornings before the conference gets underway, with tea and refreshments.
- Take advantage of the open plan conference-exhibition area to participate in the conference sessions, and don't miss the gala Dinner on Wednesday night.
The Conference is restricted to Primary Health Care Practitioners (doctors and nursing staff) working on University Campuses, associated HCW professionals, and their supplier partners. It is not open to the general public.
The typical conference attendee is a doctor or professional nurse, and almost all Campus Health Heads of Department attend the event. Attendees include PHC and OHS practitioners (Nurses), Pharmacists, Social workers, Health promoters, HIV counsellors, and other related professions.
- Medical and health care equipment, supplies and services
SAACHS Members (and conference attendees) manage multi-million rand budgets and make all the buying decisions about medicines, medical equipment, supplies, and associated services used in their Universities. In a typical campus health environment nursing staff actively influence and recommend product brands and suppliers, with the final procurement decisions made by their Campus Health Heads of Department.
- Prescribing and dispensing of medicines
In most cases Universities employ campus doctors on a sessional basis, reporting to the Campus Health Head of Department who is a Professional Nurse. These Professional Nurses prescribe and dispense medications on site. They work closely with campus pharmacists and other health care professionals within their departments to determine which pharmacy house or brand of medication to use, and have the final say on the medicines dispensed on campus.
Professional, and easy to participate
Our 2023 conference and exhibition was a signature success, delivering maximum value to each of our exhibitors. For 2024 we have again appointed an experienced organising company to help us professionalise the event and maximise your value.
In consideration of the time of year that we host our Conference, we have designed an exhibition offering that is affordable and easy for you to participate.
Costs for 2024 event
The costs and package structures for the 2024 event are being developed and will be released as soon as possible. In the meantime you can view our 2023 offering below.
If you have any questions contact our Conference Organising Team by email at email@example.com
The event provides an irreplaceable opportunity to build and grow profitable relationships with our campus health community, while helping our higher education members to identify and engage with the best suppliers for each of the products and services they procure and use.
Because the event follows so closely after the December holidays all bookings must be completed by 10 December. If you have any questions contact our Conference Organising Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and Venue
Date: 9-11 January 2024
Venue: ANEW Resort White River
(previously called the Ingwenyama Resort and Conference Centre)
24 public universities
10 exhibitors expected
Typical university delegates:
Campus Health directors and decision makers, HoDs, doctors, senior nursing staff, health buyers.