Special track for SASCI members at SA Heart Congress

  • September 15, 2014

Held in association with the South African Society of Cardiovascular Intervention (SASCI), the track is open to all delegates and will run on Saturday, October 18th from 13h30 – 15h15. Topics include:
• Left atrial appendage closure – who, when and how? – Mark Abelson
• The evolving status of coronary physiology – Jean Vorster
• When should we use intra-vascular coronary imaging in 2014 – Laura Mauri (USA)
• CTO-interventions: are they really worth the effort – Farrel Hellig
• LM disease still in the surgical domain? – Thomas Lüscher (Switzerland)
• Stem cells in cardiology from an interventional perspective – William Wijns (Belgium)
During the fourth plenary session on Friday, October 17th, one of the hot messages from the Barcelona 2014 Congress will be a focus on myocardial revascularisation by William Wijns.
The second plenary session on Saturday, October 18th will focus on multi-modality imaging in cardiovascular disease, addressing the following topics:
• Improving the diagnostic yield with multi-modality imaging – Fausto Pinto (Portugal)
• CAD diagnosis: Cor Angio + FFR versus CT angio + PET – William Wijns (Belgium)
• Structural heart disease: Echo vs MRI – Phillip Young (USA)
• Imaging for optimising CRT – Fausto Pinto (Portugal)
Parallel sessions for other Special Interest Groups

Delegates are also welcome to attend the parallel sessions held during SA Heart Congress by the following Special Interest Groups:
• The Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of South Africa (SCTSSA)
• The Heart Failure Society of South Africa (HeFFSA)
• The Cardiac Arrhythmia Society of Southern Africa (CASSA)
• The SA Society for Cardiovascular Research (SASCAR)
• The Paediatric Cardiac Society of South Africa (PCSSA)
• The Interventional Society of Cath Lab Allied Professionals (ISCAP)
Breaking news from the European Society of Cardiology’s (ESC) Congress in Barcelona

For the first time, a dedicated team from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will be presenting at SA Heart Congress. They will share some of the key clinical issues (hot topics) and late-breaking clinical trials from their 2014 Congress in Barcelona, to take place shortly before the SA Heart Congress in October this year.

Pre-congress workshops

Pre-congress workshops on Thursday, October 16th, will include:

• A Joint Mayo Clinic / SA Heart State of the Art Imaging Workshop
• A Peri-operative and Peri-interventional Transoesophageal Echocardiography (TOE) workshop by paediatric cardiologists; and
• The annual Cardiology Update for non-cardiologists
Something for everyone

The 2014 SA Heart Congress will ultimately cater for all medical professionals with a special interest in cardiovascular disease. Scientific programme director, Dr Sajidah Khan emphatically states that “The cardiac community cannot afford to miss the event. The faculty line-up is outstanding and they have condensed the most up-to-date information into just three-and-a-half days.”

To view the programme for SA Heart Congress and to register, visit www.saheart.org/congress2014. For queries, contact Europa Organisation Africa on (011) 325 0020, or email mandy@eoafrica.co.za.

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