CURRENT PRESIDENT OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN ENDOUROLOGY SOCIETY
Dr Marius C. Conradie has been in private practice since November 2013 at Netcare Waterfall City Hospital. Prior to this, Dr Conradie has been the Head of the Urology Department at the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Hospital Complex since 2006. After obtaining his degree as a urologist at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in South Africa, he furthered his Endourology training at the Washington University in St. Louis, USA and also completed his Robotic Surgery Fellowship at Irvine University California in the USA. His main focus in his professional and academic career is laparoscopic urology where he played a leading role in the development and training of laparoscopic urological surgery in South Africa and has developed numerous innovative laparoscopic techniques in laparoscopic urological surgery. Dr Conradie has received a number of national and international awards in recognition of his work and clinical research in the field of Endourology. He is a founding member of the Southern African Endourology Society and is currently serving as the President of the Society. Dr Conradie has also been appointed as the president of the World Congress of Endourology and ESWL for 2016 to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa. Currently Dr Conradie serves on the World Endo Board of Endourological Society to help promote and develop Endourological techniques and skills world wide where there is a need.