New Members

Download the membership form: Membership details 2016.

Membership is open to any registered medical or paramedical practitioner providing that his/her specialist practice is either confined to the speciality of Cardiothoracic Surgery, or his/her practice is such as to give him/her a special interest in the subject of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Full members must be members of the South African Medical Association.  The fees for Full membership are R1500 per annum, payable at the beginning of the year for the year ahead. Affiliated membership for registrars in training costs R750 per annum.

Overseas membership (AGM of 13 July 2001) is open to previous members who reside and practice abroad but wish to maintain their membership of the Society. There is no fee for Overseas membership.

The Society is affiliated to The South African Medical Association (see Constitution of the Society).


Application for membership

Membership applications to Dr Elias Zigiriadis, (Honorary Secretary, The Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of South Africa) by email at

WSCTS 2016

The 26th World Congress Of The World Society Of Cardiothoracic Surgeons will take place between 8-11 September 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. The closing date for abstract submission is 6 March 2016.

SA Thoracic Society Conference 2016

The Joint Congress of the South African Thoracic Society & The South African Society of Sleep Medicine will take place between 18-21 August 2016 at the Indaba Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Online abstract submissions close 29 April 2016.