Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Close

08 July 2022

Online Registration Close

22 July 2022  

Contact Details



+(0)11 325 0020

Postal Address:

Postnet Suite 197
Private Bag X11
Craighall, 2024
South Africa


Dear Colleagues and Friends

On behalf of the Wits Paediatric Fund, I am delighted to announce the 9th annual Up to SPAED  conference in 2022. After a hiatus of two years during the worst of the COVID pandemic and given the lock downs we had to comply with we are back!

Up to SPAED has become the most consistent fundraiser to assist the teaching hospitals affiliated to the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health of the University of the Witwatersrand. Over the years, paediatric activities at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital have all benefited from our assistance and our efforts have extended to assist our satellite sites too namely Sebokeng, Thelle Mogoerane and Klerksdorp hospitals. This year we welcome and are delighted to announce that the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital has become the fourth satellite site on our training circuit as.

We hope that you are planning to attend this meeting once again so we can share with you the latest research and trends in Paediatrics and Child Health, presented by local faculty and invited speakers. It’s a great opportunity to network, catch up with old friends and quiz colleagues about interesting patients or difficult diagnoses. All activities are CPD accredited.

This year we have an exciting range of relevant topics that cover updates in the following areas COVID in children, paediatric emergencies, pain, asthma and allergies. As usual we will have a fair amount of neonatal topics and do an update on paediatric oncology. What’s new is a discussion on responsible social media use as healthcare providers as well as climate change both areas not previously addressed.

We also have an exciting workshop planned on the how to deal with the management of a suspected case of sexual abuse in a child. An area we find most practitioners are often ill-equipped to deal with in several ways.

We look forward to personally welcoming you to Up to SPAED 2022.

See you there!


Professor Ashraf Coovadia