SASCI and SCAI (Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Fellows Course

  • January 09, 2015

This year’s course was be held December 7-10, 2014 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Drs CF Botha, P Rossouw, S Mthiyane and N Tsabedze represented SASCI.

The program is sponsored by Boston Scientific


The SCAI fellows’ workshop provided me with an excellent opportunity to appreciate the rich and diverse depth of interventional cardiology. I had an opportunity to learn from world experts who covered from the basics of access techniques to sophisticated interventional procedures of complex PCI.

Interacting with co – fellows from 1st world to 3rd world countries helped me to recognise our unique advantages and disadvantages in South Africa with respect to training and practicing as a cardiologist. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that fellows were the focus of attention! The attending faculty was superb. They demonstrated a genuine interest in these young aspiring cardiologists as they unpacked key fundamental concepts which are core curriculum to any fellow worldwide.

The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas was also impressive. The venue was appropriate for the attending audience. Las Vegas was breath taking with its sheer size of sky scrapers and the dazzling night lights. Overall a true once in a lifetime experience. Undoubtedly the highlight of my training in Cardiology!


Nqoba Tsabedze


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