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SA Heart on Wouter Basson

Posted on Monday, 24 February 2014 14:26

SA Heart does not condone unethical behavior of any kind.

The South African Heart Association (SA Heart) is a body aiming to promote the science, education, professional interest and fellowship of health care workers in the sphere of cardiovascular health in South Africa.  This includes support for and maintenance of standards for quality health care.

The Health Professional Council of SA is the body tasked with the maintenance of health care standards and protection of the public in matters of health care in South Africa.  

After following due process, the HSPCA found Dr Wouter Basson guilty of unethical behavior. SA Heart upholds the finding of the Health Professional council of SA on Dr Wouter Basson.

SA Heart does not condone unethical behavior of any kind.

Dr Wouter Basson is not a member or the SA Heart Association, and his unethical conduct occurred prior to his qualification as a cardiologist and his involvement with cardiovascular care.

PCSSA new face

Posted on Monday, 27 January 2014 14:29

The Paediatric Cardiac Society has a new face!

Each New Year heralds many changes and this year the Paediatric Cardiac Society of South Africa is celebrating 2014 with a new website, a new logo and a new focus on advocacy, information and connection. Our new website goes live on the 1 February 2014 and is filled with information, events , resources and most importantly our information portal for parents and professionals filled with downloads, pictures and brochures. Under the members resources, we have peer-review publications, internet-based resources and for paid-up members the opportunity to download and use thousands of echo and cath images as well as PowerPoint files, pamphlets and information for parents to give to patients and parents. Please bookmark www.pcssa.org, follow us on twitter@kidsheartSA or like our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Paediatric-Cardiac-Society-of-South-Africa/409229629114012 or email us kidsheartSA@gmail.


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46th Ten-Day International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention

Posted on Monday, 13 January 2014 14:32

46th Ten-Day International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention May 25 - June 6  2014,  Mysore, India


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15th Annual SA Heart Congress 2014

Posted on Tuesday, 7 January 2014 14:34

SA Heart is excited to announce that the 15th Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association will take place from 16 – 19 October 2014 in the ICC in Durban. Europa Organization Africa, headed by Sue McGuiness, known to many of you from previous congresses has been appointed as the PCO for this congress. The first congress organizing meeting was held in Durban at the end of July. Dr Tom Mabin is chairing the SA Heart Congress Organizing Committee and Dr Sajidah Khan is heading the Scientific Programme Committee – the KZN branch is responsible for the scientific content of the 2014 congress and has invited all special interest groups to participate.

Click here to view the Congress website.

SHARE registry

Posted on Thursday, 15 August 2013 14:36

The SA Heart registry SHARE has been restructured this year. It is envisioned that SHARE II will consist of a suite of multiple independent but standardized prospective registries or independent studies which are housed under a single umbrella under the auspices of the South African Heart Association. The aims and objectives of all the SHARE related registries will be to collect, and measure important patient related information and outcomes that can then be analysed and used in a manner that fulfils the purpose of SHARE II – that is, to improve patient care. SA Heart and the South African Cardiovascular Health Care Community at large have recognized for several years, that the absence of a national resource, which is able to provide standardized consistent reliable accurate validated information about the care and outcomes of patients with heart disease, is a major limitation in the country’s ability to strive for and achieve best evidence based practice and improved patient care. We hope that you will share our vision for SHARE II. While Prof Mpiko Ntsekhe chairs the Registry working group, Elizabeth Schaafsma remains the contact person for registry related matters elizabeth@vodamail.co.za .

Report back from the ACC 2013

Posted on Friday, 15 March 2013 14:41

Dr Tony Dalby reports on his experience at the ACC


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Helen Zille supports SA Heart bid to host the World Cardiac Congress 2016

Posted on Monday, 11 March 2013 14:44

Supporting the SA Heart bid to host the World Cardiac Congress 2016, Theuns Botha, the WC MEC for Health hosted a dinner for the WHF delegation.

Premier Helen Zille kindly invited them and members of the local bid committee and other key players supporting the bid to Leeuwenhof.

 Enjoying an energizing evening are from left Sue Davenport (WHF) Bongani Mayosi (SA Heart, bid committee), Chris Hugo Hamman (Convenor, 6th WCPCCS) Premier Helen Zille, Kathryn Taubert (WHF), Sid Smith (WHF), Rashid Toefy (CEO CTICC), Nils Flaaten (CEO WESGRO), Jimmy Volmink (Dean, Health Sciences University of Stellenbosch), Theuns Botha (WC MEC of Health), Dr Vash Mungal Sing (HSF, bid committee), Prof Karen Sliwa Hähnle (SA Heart, bid committee), Dr Adriaan Snyders (SA Heart, bid committee),  and Ms Erika Dau (SA Heart, bid committee)


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The South African Heart Association AGM

Posted on Tuesday, 1 January 2013 14:46

The South African Heart Association AGM will take place on 20 February 2013 at the Cape Town Convention Centre from 15h45 in Auditorium 2.

Contact Erika Dau on +27 21 9318210 or email erika@saheart.org

To read reports from the previous AGM, click here.


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