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(This award honors a well-established, physiologist who has proven their research excellence over a period of time. The recipient should have an excellent national profile and a high level of international recognition, have added value to the society through research innovation, be an active contributor at the PSSA congress in terms of the research presented by themselves and/or their students and the fostering of critical thinking and...

Young Investigator Award

(The society awards a prize to a student who despite difficult circumstances was able to successfully complete their research)

General Poster

(The Society awards a prize for the best poster by a delegate at the annual PSSA Conference)

Travel Awards

(These awards are strictly for fully paid student members that intend on presenting their work/data at the PSSA congress. There are a few available and interested students may apply by filling in the travel grant application). PSSA student travel grant...

Prof Dirk Hermanus van Papendorp

He obtained his Medical degree at the University of Pretoria in 1974 and his ECFMG diploma from Philadelphia, USA, the following year. After his internship at the Pretoria Academic Hospital he practiced for 2 years as general practitioner at the Van Riebeeck Medical Centre and Monument Park centre, Pretoria.

Professor Johan Koeslag

Johan Koeslag was born in Witbank, Mpumalanga (previously the Eastern Transvaal), in 1940. He spent his childhood in Indonesia, Holland, Zululand, and Kenya. He received his secondary schooling at the Prince of Wales School in Nairobi, Kenya, from where he went on to study Medicine at the University of Cape Town from 1959 to 1964.