The Organising Committee would like to invite submission of abstracts for The Cardiac Collaboration 23rd Annual SA Heart Congress 2023, to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre from 27 - 29 October 2023.

submissions open: 24 April 2023
submissions close: Extended to 10 July 2023

Abstracts to be considered for oral or ePoster presentation (please indicate your preference).

Presentation formats

Oral Presentation

Poster Presentation (ePoster)

Authors are requested to follow the instructions clearly.

Abstract formats

Maximum of 300 words in MS Word

Font: Arial 10pt.

No graphs, figures, tables, or diagrams permitted.


English (Poorly written abstracts will not be accepted)

Abstracts must contain

The names of all authors (first name and surname)

Affiliations of all authors

E-mail address of the corresponding author

Contact address

Contact telephone number

The title must define the topic, be concise (excessively long titles may be shortened at the discretion of the organising committee) and contain no abbreviations

The text should cover the background/hypothesis, objectives, method, results and conclusion. An adequate description of the methods and results are a prerequisite to be considered. Abstracts must contain results

In the text, only standard abbreviations need not be defined. Non-standard abbreviations and acronyms must be defined on first use

Abstracts received after the cut-off date; incomplete abstracts; abstracts without affiliations of all authors, abstracts without full contact details; abstracts in excess of 300 words and abstracts containing figures or tables will not be published.


Kindly divide your abstract according to the following headings:

Kindly divide your abstract according to the following headings:

Background / Objectives / Method / Results / Conclusion

Categories for Submission


Basic Sciences

Cardiac Imaging

Controversies in Cardiovascular Disease

Coronary Artery Disease

COVID 19 and Heart Disease

Heart Failure

Hybrid Therapies

Paediatric Cardiology

Preventative Cardiology

Statistics in Clinical Trials

Valvular Heart Disease


Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee who reserves the right to accept and allocate abstracts for either poster, oral presentation. Presenters will be notified by the 01 August 2023 if their abstract has been accepted. All presenters of accepted abstracts must be registered as Congress delegates.

Oral Presentations

The official language of the conference is English. There will be selected oral presentations.

Poster Presentations

E-Posters to be displayed at the congress on plasma screens within the expo area at the Sandton Convention Centre.
Full details for the preparation of ePosters will be included in the abstract acceptance letter.

For more information, please contact

Visit the SA Heart Association