Dear Colleagues


It is with great anticipation that we present you with this invitation to the World Congress of Internal Medicine for 2018. This meeting will be held in the beautiful city of Cape Town in South Africa at the International Convention Centre from 18 to 22 October 2018. Read More




The International Society of Internal Medicine (ISIM) was founded in 1948 in Basel, Switzerland. Its purpose is to promote scientific knowledge and unity in internal medicine, to further the education of young internists and to encourage friendship between physicians in all countries.

The main activity of ISIM is the organization of the Biennial International Congress of Internal Medicine. The last few congresses took place in Manila 1996, Lima 1998, Cancun 2000, Kyoto 2002, Granada 2004, Taipei 2006, Buenos Aires 2008 and  Melbourne, Australia 2010. Future congresses will be held in Santiago, Chile (2012) and Seoul, Korea (2014), Bali (2016), Cape Town (2018).


Local Organising Committee

Dr Adri Kok
Congress Chair and ISIM Board Member

Dr Adri Kok is a Specialist Physician practicing medicine at the Union and Clinton Hospitals in A...

Dr Aslam Amod
Local Organising Committee

Dr Aslam Amod is an Endocrinologist at the Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital in Durban. He completed ...

Dr Elsa van Duuren
Local Organising Committee

Dr van Duuren did her a BMedSci, MBChB and specialised as a rheumatologist and at the University ...

Dr Freek Bester
Local Organising Committee

Born 16/07/1961 in Kokstad, South Africa. Dr Bester is currently living in Bloemfontein. He is ma...

Dr. Andrew Ramdass
Local Organising Committee

Dr. Andrew Ramdass is a Specialist Physician in private practice at Chatsmed Garden Hospital in D...