It is with great pleasure that we extend a warm welcome to you to the Critical Care Congress 2024, where we intend to explore and advance the frontiers of critical care medicine under the overarching theme of "Building Bridges".

The Congress serves as a pivotal platform for professionals, researchers, and practitioners to come together, share insights, and forge connections that transcend disciplines. The theme, "Building Bridges", encapsulates our commitment to fostering collaboration and unity in the pursuit of excellence in critical care. 

The congress aims to break down silos, encourage interdisciplinary dialogue, and create synergies that will ultimately enhance patient care and patient outcomes. Through a series of interactive workshops keynote addresses,  expert panel discussions, interactive and interactional scientific presentations, we wish to build bridges between diverse areas of expertise (medical and non-medical), encouraging the cross-pollination of ideas and methodologies.

The field of critical care is ever-evolving, and your presence at this congress  will add immeasurable value to the collective knowledge we aim to cultivate. Whether you are a seasoned expert, a budding researcher, or a dedicated practitioner, your perspectives and contributions will play a crucial role in shaping the future of critical care medicine.

Beyond the enriching scientific program, we have also curated networking sessions and social events to provide ample opportunities for you to connect with peers, share experiences, and establish collaborations that extend beyond the confines of this congress.

As we embark on this intellectual journey together, we are confident that the Critical Care Congress 2024 will not only deepen our understanding of critical care but also strengthen the bonds that tie our global community of healthcare professionals.

Once again, welcome to the Critical Care Congress 2024. May this be a time of learning, collaboration, and inspiration as we collectively strive to build bridges for a healthier and more resilient future. We look forward to your presence and engagement at the Congress.

President, Critical Care Society of Southern Africa 

On behalf of the  2024 Congress organizing Committee 

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the South African Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (SASPEN), I am delighted to welcome you to the 2024 CCSSA Congress, hosted jointly by CCSSA and SASPEN.

We hope to stimulate you and expand your knowledge on the chosen themes, helping you “building bridges” in patient care, in line with the congress theme. Please feel free to interact and participate throughout the event.

We are once again very fortunate to have an excellent faculty that will share their knowledge, debate, and challenge you to reach new achievements. I would like to thank them in advance for their valuable contributions.

This event would not have been possible without the generous and continued support of the industry and without you, the delegates. A big thank you to all of you.

 Participate, learn and enjoy!

 Prof Renée Blaauw

SASPEN Scientific Secretary

Chairperson SASPEN Congress Organizing Committee 2024