Dear Colleagues, Industry partners and cardiovascular community members,
The South Africa Heart Association is pleased to announce the 18th  Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association, which will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 9 -12 November 2017.
You are warmly invited to partner with us in hosting this national and international meeting. Our congress aims once again to bring together professionals from all aspects of the cardiovascular community, to share knowledge and expertise, network with colleagues and faculty, and consider fundamentals of cardiovascular medicine as we highlight innovation and invention. The theme “Fundamentals to Innovation” will facilitate these important conversations. Our scientific program is carefully planned to address all interests and expertise, with streams on interventional cardiology, imaging, paediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, adult heart diseases, intensive care and nursing. Our congress committee ably headed by chair David Jankelow, has prepared a stimulating and exciting conference experience for you all.
The South African Heart Association is proud to present our first congress in this wonderful venue as we celebrate 50 years since one of the greatest innovations in our discipline. Christiaan Barnard was not only a surgeon but a true innovator and man of courage. We look forward to welcoming you to Sandton in November 2017 as we take these values forward in our congress and our work.
I look forward to seeing you in November.
Professor Liesl Zühlke 
President, SA Heart

On behalf of the Scientific Organising Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the 18th Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association.

“Fundamentals to Innovation” aims to challenge the horizons of cardiovascular disease and will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas. Our exciting program explores developments that will shape the future and beyond.

Join us for four days of innovative education, ground-breaking science, interactive debates and discussions.

We look forward to welcoming you to SA HEART 2017.

It will be a congress to remember!

Dr David Jankelow
Chairman, SA Heart Congress 2017



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