Dear Colleagues, Industry partners and cardiovascular community members,

The South Africa Heart Association® is pleased to announce the call for the 19th Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association, back again at Sun City Convention Centre.

We look forward to partnering with you at our annual meeting, which brings together professionals from all aspects of the cardiovascular community, to share knowledge and expertise, network with colleagues and faculty, and consider the future of cardiovascular medicine as we highlight the highlights of the past and current experience. Dr Iftikhar Ebrahim will be leading the scientific committee and Sun City will be our host for this exciting event.

As our partners in industry and pharma, and beyond – we invite you to be part of this conference, as colleagues in the cardiovascular space, we encourage you to already register your interest for what will be a unique, exciting and cutting-edge event - What does the future hold for Cardiovascular disease in our country and continent?

Let us work together for a great event- see you in October 2018!

Professor Liesl Zühlke
President, SA Heart®


Dear Colleagues

On behalf of the Scientific Organising Committee for SA Heart® 2018, we would like to welcome you to this year’s annual congress.

Our theme of “What does the future hold” will look at various aspects of future technology and how this will assist us in our goals to deliver care to our patients. We will look at app-based technology, artificial intelligence and robotics and their benefits for the African continent.

Our pre-congress workshops will address new techniques in cardiac echo, and an update in cardiology for the generalist. Our streams will cater for the adult cardiologist, paediatric cardiologist, cardiac surgeons, allied health professionals and generalists. We have also planned sessions for nurses, cardiac technologists and allied professionals. We also plan live cases and lively debates on the contentious issues in Cardiology over the 4-day congress.

We invite you to please diarise the date and register for this exciting meeting.

Dr Iftikhar Osman Ebrahim
Chairman Scientific Committee SA Heart® 2018