Pre-Congress Workshops


All Pre-Congress Workshops on Thursday will take place in the Discovery Venue 

ECHO Workshop

If you are registering to attend the Congress, the workshop fee is included in your registration fee.

The workshop aims to highlight important concepts, latest advances and key techniques in cardiac ultrasound imaging. 

The workshop is hosted by the Cardiac Imaging Society of South Africa (CISSA) and is chaired by the president of CISSA, Dr Alfonso Pecoraro. 

Local experts from across the country, as well as international faculty have been assembled to deliver a programme detailing numerous ultrasound advances. Cardiac wall and chamber quantification, valvular assessments and diastolic function are explored to mention but a few.  The workshop is targeted at imaging specialists such as cardiologists, general practitioners, anaesthesiologists, technologists, sonographers and health practitioners with an interest in cardiac ultrasound. 

Live demonstrations with onsite experience can be gained at this full day workshop.

ECG Workshop

If you are registering to attend the Congress, the workshop fee is included in your registration fee.

The joint ESC session and the first ever dedicated paediatric arrhythmia session. We will be covering topics on the management of atrial fibrillation, physiological pacing indications, arrhythmias in congenital heart disease and of course, the ever popular ECG and device trouble shooting quiz will be back!


Paediatrics Workshop

If you are registering to attend the Congress, the workshop fee is included in your registration fee.

The Paediatric Cardiology component of the congress kicks-off with an interventional workshop on Thursday. The first part of the workshop covers basic interventions and while aimed at fellows and new paediatric cardiologists, also allows more experienced operators to share techniques, innovations and ideas. This will be followed by a session on managing and preventing complications in the Cath lab. In this session, we will be joined by virtually by world-renowned interventional cardiologist, Dr Bharat Dalvi who will share his expertise and address us on management of ruptured balloons, as well as on deciding which more complex or difficult secundum ASDs may still be possible to close in the Cath lab.

This will be followed by an exciting session on the relatively new frontier of percutaneous closure of sinus venosus ASDs which will be led by Professor Eric Rosenthal. He and his team from Guy’s and St. Thomas Hospital will discuss the imaging required before and during sinus venosus ASD closure as well as the technique of closure.

We will also be fortunate to have Professor Sathanandam, a world-leader on closure of PDAs in ELBW infants address us on this important topic and discuss how such a programme should be set up.

Interspersed between these presentations we will have our local interventionalists present their interesting and complicated cases which never fail to teach us important lessons and stimulate lively discussions.

The workshop is geared towards anyone interested or involved in paediatric and congenital interventions and caters for all levels of training or experience. Join us for what is guaranteed to be an exciting, stimulating and educational event.

HeFFSA Cardio Update for non-cardiologists Workshop

The HeFSSA Cardio Update for non-cardiologists at the SA Heart Congress 2022, has been specially designed with emphasis on clinical approaches to ‘every day’ issues. An array of speakers, each with proven expertise in their subject fields have been lined up for you to listen to and then engage with an ample question time after each specialised talk.

 Each presentation has been limited to 20 minutes and there are 9 chosen topics. The speakers will give their own approaches in talks entitled “How I think you should….”, and hopefully the academic and up to date literature will be wrapped in a very clinical, useful pragmatic guide that you can take home and use in your daily practice.

Physicians, fellows and registrars in various medically related disciplines, family practitioners and medical officers will find this programme very useful. Subjects covered will include diabetes, heart failure, genetics, respiratory disease, bone health, ECG interpretation, renal disease, geriatrics, preparation for anaesthesia stretching from 11h00 – 16h30.

Complimentary registration is available (limited seating), register early.