AfricaPCR 2015 – dedicated sessions for allied professionals

  • February 11, 2015

The allied professionals’ session on Thursday, March 26th will address congenital heart disease, focusing on:

• Concepts in foetal cardiac development and how to distinguish atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale

• The techniques used to quantify atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale

• Assessing the benefits of treating patients with atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale

The allied professionals’ session on Friday, March 27th will explore the treatment of complications, highlighting:

• The importance of patient preparation for minimising PCI-related complications

• Understanding the different roles of the cathlab team members

• Recognising and managing complications

Allied professionals will also benefit from the plenary sessions being held in the main arena for all delegates.

The highlights of the 2015 programme will be: STEMI – exploring solutions to problems defined in 2014; setting up a cathlab service in Africa and managing patients with resource limitations. There will be a focus on the local environment and particular circumstances of each African region.

Atrial septal defect, left atrial appendage closure and left main intervention will be featured in the African context, and the complex issue of peri-procedural antithrombotic pharmacology will be distilled into a rational, practical approach.   

The 2015 Course will build on the objective of exploring clinical challenges specific to Africa and forging solutions through a highly interactive process of sharing, learning, questioning, and challenging of the facilitators.

A world-class line-up of trade partners will be exhibiting at the event. Industry-supported sessions will include Case-in-Point sessions and interactive product demonstrations in the Training Village.

Visit for programme details and to register, or contact the organisers, Europa Organisation Africa on Tel: (011) 325 0020, or

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