Important Dates


Opens 1 September 2021

Abstract Submissions

Opens 1 September 2021
Closes 31 March 2022

Early Bird Registration

Closes 25 February 2022

Online Registration

Closes 11 May 2022

Contact Details



+27 (0)11 325 0020


Dear Colleagues

On behalf of the Organising Committee of the South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Association, I extend a warm welcome to you to attend the SARAA 2022 biennial Congress that will be held from May 26th – 29th , in the beautiful city of Durban at the Elangeni & Maharani Hotel. The congress venue is set in the scenic golden mile and allows you to enjoy Durban at its best in a relaxed atmosphere.

The SARAA 2022 Congress ‘Enhancing care in Rheumatology’ will be an excellent opportunity for delegates to exchange scientific and clinical information with local and international colleagues. The Congress will include parallel sessions for Paediatric Rheumatology and Health Professionals in Rheumatology.

The Congress will offer delegates the opportunity to network with both colleagues, trade partners and exhibitors. It is the ideal time to rekindle past friendships and create new relationships for the future.

I look forward to welcoming you to Durban, and in advance thank you for your support in helping us make SARAA 2022 a successful Congress.

Dr Farhanah Paruk,

Organising Committee

Dr Kogie Chinniah,
Paediatric Rheumatology

Dr Keith Chinniah

Professor Girish Mody

Dr Sarika Deosaran

Sr Nokujabula Mkhize,
SA Health Professionals in Rheumatology

Dr Namhla Mvambo-Madubela

Dr Leomoga Radingoana

Dr Kavita Makan, SARAA President