The 2009 SASP congress has come and gone. I was fortunate enough to be sponsored by Discovery Health, so I could attend all 3 days and managed to see most of the presentations that caught my attention. To be honest, I was a little disappointed with the lack of innovation in the field (using the programme as a guide…not exactly scientific). Maybe I was just missing it, but it didn’t seem as if there was anything really ground-breaking. Having said that, most of it was pretty interesting.