The conference, titled “Interdisciplinary Scientific Excellence”, will serve as a platform for a number of independent learned societies with shared interests in basic, translational and clinical biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences in South Africa, including the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APSSA), the Physiology Society of Southern Africa (PSSA), the South African Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SAALAS), the South African Society for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (SASBCP), the Southern African Neurosciences Society (SANS) and the Toxicology Society of South Africa (TOXSA).

Marthalize and team were part of the opening ceremony and brought in the traditional dance crew.