Besides offering a credentialing process toward Full Membership, which implies a degree of competence in neuropsychological assessment, SACNA offers a variety of other educational initiatives to broaden the knowledge-base in neuropsychology, as well as the neurosciences in general.


SACNA typically offers half day and full day workshops, usually in a non-conference year, on specific topics relating to neuropsychology. Workshops and lectures are available to all professionals working within the neurosciences, as well as psychology students who wish to specialise in the field of neuropsychology in the future.

A broad range of topics may be covered, including aspects of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurology & neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuropsychological assessment and neurorehabilitation. Participation in these workshops does not necessarily imply competency in the field, and it is recommended that a psychologist who is interested in practising neuropsychology undergo SACNA's full membership credentialling program.




Most provincial branches of SACNA meet on a monthly basis, where a topic of interest is presented. Members are informed of meeting times and venues via email from the regional coordinators. There is no charge for attendance, and the meetings are open to all professionals with an interest in the neurosciences. Students are also encouraged to participate. Only paid-up members of SACNA will accrue CPD points for attendance. Regional meetings offer members a good opportunity to acquire knowledge in very specific topics, keep up to date with the latest local research, and network with colleagues on a regular basis. There are usually light refreshments provided.

For more comprehensive and branch-specific information, click the region on the map

A national conference, which is largely focused on current neuropsychological research, is organised biennially. Prominent international academics and clinicians within the subdisciplines of applied neuropsychological research, neurology, neuropsychological rehabilitation and medico-legal matters are usually invited to be the keynote speakers. Local research topics are also encouraged, especially within the field of cross-cultural neuropsychology. Conferences usually last 3 days, with the opportunity for preconference workshops, as well as for networking with professionals and researchers within the field. The conferences are CPD accredited.

Our next mini-conference is coming up in 2018. Content, dates and venue to be advised. WATCH THIS SPACE!



SACNA typically keeps note of all local and international opportunities to gain knowledge in the neurosciences. Below is a list of international conferences and other educational initiatives that are not necessarily endorsed by SACNA, but which are recommended:


  • The South African Medico-Legal Association and UCT Law@work, in collaboration with Function Venues, are pleased to present a training course in medico-legal practice

About The Course
This first of our intended certificated courses will combine the benefits of highly-experienced lectures with opne discussion and diverse input. The scope relates to medico-legal disputes in personal injury matters as well as clinical negligence matters, and to resolutions of medico-legal disputes through litigation and mediation. For more information click here:- SAMLA

  •  The ASA will be holding their 8th Annual Seminar on the 13 September 2017 - Click here for more information :- ASA


  • EPASSA will be running a workshop on the 22 October 2017 - Click here for more information EPASSA workshop  

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