SA Heart is extremely proud to announce the 20th Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association (SA Heart 2019), in conjunction with the Pan African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR), AfricaPCR, the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Congress of South Africa (SA-CMR) and the African Heart Network (AHN). The coming together of five major groups will be an important milestone for cardiology in Africa. Our theme ‘Meeting the Needs for Africa’ is highly relevant in an ever-changing landscape and epidemic of cardiovascular disease (CVD) on this continent.

The joint PASCAR, SA Heart and AfricaPCR Congress 2019 will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

It is now timeous and most appropriate to hold SA Heart 2019 in association with AfricaPCR, a practical case-based interventional cardiology programme. PCR encompasses interventional cardiology in Africa and blends extremely well with the overall theme. SA-CMR will bring a unique imaging dimension to the meeting. Advocacy and policy will be the focus of AHN to identify and address our unmet needs if we are to reduce the burden of CVD in Africa, a stated aim of the WHO.

SA Heart 2019, PASCAR, AfricaPCR, SA-CMR and AHN will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will offer many opportunities to network with both local and international colleagues. An outstanding platform of leaders and teachers will provide four days of scintillating cardiovascular science and medicine.

We both look forward to welcoming you all to Sandton, Johannesburg on the 31st October 2019.

David Jankelow,

President, SA Heart

WHEN: 31 October – 3 November 2019
WHERE: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

PASCAR, SA Heart & AfricaPCR Congress 2019