Save the date:  1 - 4 February 2016
A message from the symposium chair

Dear Colleagues

We are excited to host the 12th Symposium of the Society in Cape Town, South Africa from 1 - 4 February 2016. This is the first time the meeting will be held on the African continent and there is no better place for this to happen than in Cape Town, well known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, in a country that has something to offer every traveller. Join us to contribute, learn from each other, and build international friendships and collaborations that will continue to build this tremendously exciting and rapidly growing field. This will be a landmark event, in a unique environment that we hope will foster novel thinking and the development of strong scientific relationships across the global divide. 


Tony Figaji
Vice president, INTS
Chair of the organizing committee, INTS 2016

Cape Town: top tourist destination and crowned best destination in Africa

Affectionately known as the Mother City, Cape Town is South Africa's oldest city and the second largest after Johannesburg. The seat of the Parliament of South
Africa, Cape Town has a  rich history, cultural diversity and scenic splendor.

As if you needed any more convincing, here are 10 facts about Cape Town that will definitely persuade you to visit this beautiful city!

Table Mountain • The Castle of Good Hope • Cape Vineyards • Two Oceans
• Watch the whales • Penguins • Blue Flag beaches • Fybos • Cape Baboons • The People of Cape Town


The congress venue
The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is a renowned venue that offers all facilities, infrastructure and technology expected of a centre of competitive international stature.

There are several auditoria and various exhibition spaces, along with a grand ballroom and  banqueting facilities suitable for any royalty.

Thanks to its innovative design with meticulous attention to detail, its comprehensive array of world-class services, and dedicated staff with  a proven passion for service excellence, the CTICC consistently delivers the kind of unforgettable experience that keeps their guests returning for more, time and time again.


Budget and planning

Budget... plan your trip... check on passport and visa details!
February is high tourist season in South Africa and flights will become limited closer to the time. It is advisable to book your flights far in advance.

Entry regulations into South Africa have been tightened. Please ensure that you are updated with the latest entry requirements for your country. Please note, if you need a VISA, the application will have to be lodged in person. Please remember to budget for transport/flights if you have to travel to another town/city for your South African visa application. READ MORE
Cape Town, lying at the foot of Table Mountain in the background.  In front, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.  Playground and shopping mecca for tourists and locals.  Within walking distance of CTICC as well as participating hotels.

Call for registration and submission of abstracts will happen in early 2015.

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