SATiBA International Conference 2017

5 & 6 October 2017
African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Nellmapius Drive, Centurion Golf Estate, Pretoria

African Pride Irene Country Lodge

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About the Event

The South African Tissue Bank Association (SATiBA) will host its second International bi-annual Conference on 5 & 6 October 2017 in the beautiful city of Pretoria, at the African Pride, Irene Country Lodge. The event will feature outstanding international and local speakers, with the focus on donor evaluation; consent & conversion rates; cultural diversity; and hospital development.

This conference will be an opportunity for professionals involved in tissue and cell banking for transplantation in the whole of Africa, but also from other parts of the world, to get together, learn from each other and exchange information. The information and data presented will provide all participants with guidance and insight into technological advances internationally.

About the Venue

Because of its convenient and central location, it was decided to host the event at The Irene Country Lodge as was done for the first SATiBA Conference. The venue offers luxury accommodation and outstanding conference facilities in the heart of Gauteng, South Africa's economic capital. Known for its long and winding oak-lined country lane where cows can be seen grazing in green pastures, this haven of peace and tranquillity is the ideal venue for creative thinking and networking.

With lakeside views to rival most paintings, African Pride Irene Country Lodge this upmarket hotel is conveniently situated between Midrand and Pretoria, ensuring travel to and from the OR Tambo International airport is quick and easy. Just as convenient, is the Centurion Gautrain station situated at the Centurion Shopping Centre, a mere 5 minute drive away.

Who Should Attend?

Approximately 80 - 120 delegates, including both local and international speakers, partners and exhibitors, are expected to attend the 2017 SATiBA bi-annual International Conference.

The delegates will include representatives from various international tissue banking organizations and associations.

All SATiBA members and non-SATiBA members including:

  • Tissue Bankers, Technologists, Coordinators, Retrieval Personnel and Students
  • Organ Procurement Coordinators
  • Medical and Healthcare Professionals
  • National and Provincial Departments of Health
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Emergency Care Professionals
  • Forensic Pathology Service Managers


Confirmed Keynote Speaker - Kurt B. Shutterly CEO for Centre for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE)

Kurt B. Shutterly

Kurt B. Shutterly, RN, CPTC
Chief Operating Officer for the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Mr Shutterly leads CORE's Clinical and Collaborative initiative and his extensive experience includes donor family support, donor management and recovery, and hospital development.

Mr Shutterly has presented at a national level regarding topics related to Best Practices to Achieve Positive Outcomes for DCD, First Person Consent and How to Sustain High Conversion Rates, OPO Requirements for Composite Tissue Allograft (CTA), Procurement Professional's Role in Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) Donation and Developed Protocol with UPMC for Hand Recovery and Reconstruction.


  • Donor Evaluation
  • Consent & Conversion Rates
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Hospital Development
  • Technological Advances


We are soliciting scientific abstracts from anyone working in this area who might have something interesting to share. In addition to scientific abstracts, all SATiBA member banks are encouraged to prepare a presentation of no more than 10 minutes on activities in their banks, highlighting current successes and challenges. This will assist members in getting to know each other and will afford opportunities for collaboration.

Abstract submission of no more than 300 words, is not limited to the listed topics above, but must be closely related to tissue banking activities. Please submit your Word document in Arial 12, to by 11 August 2017.


To secure your seat at this motivating conference, please complete the registration form and return as soon as possible to:

Once the registration form is received, and invoice for payment will be generated and sent out.

Registration Fees

Delegate registration:Early Bird
(until 21 July)
(from 22 July)
Student registration:Early Bird
(until 21 July)
(from 22 July)
Cocktail function:Included in registration fee - please confirm attendance by completing the conference registration form.


In addition to the African Pride Irene Country Lodge, there are a number of alternative facilities in the vicinity that provide excellent accommodation options. Details to follow separately.

Contact Us


Contact personContact numberEmail address
Registration, Sponsorships & Partnerships
Yvonne Holt(011) 697
Sandra Venter(021) 856
Cleo Ndhlovu(012) 349
Michael Pepper(012) 319
Charlotte Ingram(011) 761