Membership

Join SASIM

We invite medical doctors to join this growing community of forward-thinking practitioners, who believe in a future where patient-centered, holistic medical care is the norm; practitioners who are passionate about empowering their patients with knowledge and individualized tools to heal themselves, and their communities.

Please write to our Administrator Elma Pollard at elma@integrativemedicine.co.za if you would like to join as a member.

Benefits of Membership

  1. To become part of the increasing energy that is Integrative Medicine in South Africa.
  2. To belong to a body, which promotes the principles of Integrative Medicine.
  3. To belong to a body, which protects the professional interests of its members.
  4. To network with colleagues with similar interests and practices.
  5. To advertise your practice on the SASIM website, for more efficient patient referrals.
  6. To receive a regular newsletter with up to date developments, both political and medical, and advance notices of local and international coming events.

Code of Conduct

Medical and Allied SASIM members belong to professional regulatory bodies like HPCSA and AHPCSA.

We expect our members to follow these councils’ code of ethics/conduct:

The scope of practice in Integrative Medicine varies from practitioner to practitioner depending on the field of expertise of that practitioner. The modalities of treatment will therefore vary among practitioners.

SASIM encourages their members to:

  • Respect and work with other practitioners in the pursuit of best healthcare possible for all patients.
  • Support colleagues who uphold the core values in these guidelines.
  • Refer to other professionals in order to provide the best treatment for your patient.
  • Refrain from speaking badly about a professional to any other colleague.
  • Refrain from making a patient doubt a colleague’s skill, knowledge or choice of treatment.

If a member is found guilty of unprofessional conduct, he will be liable to provide an explanation to the SASIM executive committee. Following this inquiry, a member may be suspended for a period or their membership may be terminated with immediate effect.

Whatsapp Group

  • The aim of the group is to provide a platform for communication between all practitioners in South Africa, so that knowledge can be shared.
  • It is also a place where a practitioner can get advice and support, which is in the patient’s best interest.
  • It is a group where referrals can be made.
  • Ideally, we would prefer to limit the chat group texts between Monday and Friday.
  • Jokes and personal messages should be avoided.
  • The SASIM code of conduct applies to the Whatsapp group as well.
  • A practitioner shall not speak ill of another colleague or patient.
  • We encourage all practitioners to partake in the discussions that take place on the group.
  • We aim to foster a sense of belonging among all integrative practitioners in South Africa.

Member categories

Medical members

Medical doctors and Dentists registered with the HPCSA.

Allied members

Allied Doctors registered with the AHPCSA.

Associates

Other graduated practitioners who follow the integrative model and are registered with a credible Board.

Affiliates

All IM practitioners who don’t fit into the above categories. They are not listed on the SASIM website, but details are available from the Secretariat.

Students

Students may join regional Whatsapp groups, attend meetings as “members” and benefit from group discounts. They are not listed on the SASIM website.