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CoBNeST 2018 Conference
7 – 10 October 2018
Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to Spier Conference Centre in the beautiful Cape Winelands near Stellenbosch to the first Conference of Biomedical and Natural Sciences and Therapeutics or, in short, CoBNeST. 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).

A conference of this nature has not been staged in South Africa before and we are therefore all part of this historic event of finding common ground in our scientific and therapeutic endeavours. The conference promises to offer an extremely interesting, multi-facetted, well balanced and full programme, presented by highly distinguished international and South African speakers.

The programme at the historic Spier Wine Estate will, however, also allow ample time to meet colleagues and initiate new friendships.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of all our sponsors. Without them, events like these cannot be hosted. Thank you very much.

On behalf of the local organising committee and various academic committees of the participating societies I would like to invite you to this very special and historic scientific meeting.

Yours sincerely
Helmuth Reuter
Chair: Organising committee