There has been a large intake of registrars this year, and so it was thought fitting to have a social event for the new group of registrars to meet the current registrars in the program. SASOP also recently hosted a combined University of Cape Town and University of Stellenbosch dinner for the registrars.
The South African Human Rights Commission recently released its report on the status of mental care in South Africa. The findings are crucially important in emphasising how much is needed from all of us to further improve mental health services in the country.
The UCT Psychiatry Society recently hosted a screening of 'As Good as it Gets' with an interesting discussion that followed. These and other events highlight how the society is going from strength to strength.
On Tuesday 12 March 2019, the South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre (ATTC) hosted Prof Steve Rollnick for a lecture exploring the clinical applicability of Motivational Interviewing (MI) in various contexts ranging from harmful substance use, ARV adherence and mental health.