SASNM Biennial Congress

Nuclear medicine is recognised as an independent specialty with facilities in many South African hospitals and private facilities, and postgraduate training is offered at most South African tertiary academic institutions. The SASNM Biennial Congress has grown from just 20 attendees at the inaugural 1974 edition to more than 230 in 2021. Each year it offers relevant content within a stimulating programme of presentations delivered by thought leaders and industry professionals. The congress also offers exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, engaging networking and social events, and the chance to discuss developments, challenges, best practice, and the future of nuclear medicine in Africa.


The South African Society of Nuclear Medicine (SASNM) was founded in 1974. It is one of the oldest Nuclear Medicine societies (and probably the most active) on the African continent. SASNM has approximately 200 members, including nuclear medicine physicians, technologists, physicists, radiopharmacists, and scientists from various specialties. The Society aims to promote the practice and development of nuclear medicine through the accumulation and dissemination of scientific and technical information.


  • Forum for collaboration

  • Practice and development of nuclear medicine

  • Improve the status of nuclear medicine in South Africa

Past Congresses

In 2021 we hosted a very successful virtual congress, when the pandemic prevented us from gathering in person.