• Access to the PASA office, which has an Administrative Secretary to provide members and the public with advice and information
  • Referrals from enquiries to the PASA office
  • Biennial conference (discounted rates for PASA members)
  • Continuing Professional Development (discounted rates for PASA members)
  • Networking opportunities at regional meetings
  • A monthly newsletter which keeps members up-to-date and well informed
  • Marketing of the profession, for example podiatry related articles in magazines, radio talk show appearances and foot health education pamphlets (discounted for PASA members)
  • Development of an exciting new 'members only' webpage, which:
    • Links health professionals across the country through other professional associations, such as SAMA, SADA, SASP etc.
    • Keeps members informed of the newest podiatric business, software, footwear, medications, equipment and products
    • Provides information on CPD accredited courses and conferences and allows members to log their CPD points
    • Keeps members updated with details of locums offering podiatry services
  • Allows for direct, confidential and secure communication with other healthcare professionals
  • Advertising members' practice locations on the public access PASA website
  • Distribution of members' practice details to various companies who require the PASA database for marketing of services and products
  • International link to the world, for example through membership to FIP, the organisation responsible for World Foot Health Awareness Month. This includes access to the FIP website, which also offers CPD activities.
  • Close relationship with DFWG (Diabetic Foot Working Group) and SASMA (South African Sports Medicine Association)
  • Special discounted rates for the Foot Journal and access to certain online journals
  • PASA has good channels of communication with the Department of Health and the Professional Board
  • Representation with the SAPPF SA Private Practitioners Forum in the current discussions about RPL and the NHI
  • Special discounts and incentives, e.g. malpractice insurance at a reduced group premium rate
  • Issue Membership Certificates
  • Access to information on issues such as infection control, the ICD 10 shortlist sheet, medical aid codings and public liability and practice insurance
  • The PASA executive works hard on many issues such as:
    • Obtaining prescription rights
    • Fighting against rogue and "fly-by-night" practitioners
    • Podiatric education
  • Being a member of PASA also offers the possibility of getting involved with subcommittees and helping to make a difference for our profession.

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