SA Heart Congress

Final call for registrations 18th annual SA Heart Congress 2017

This year’s congress theme is “Fundamentals to Innovation”. The meeting will once again bring together national and international professionals from the cardiovascular community to network and share their knowledge and expertise on the latest trends and innovations. “We have chosen the theme in celebration of one of the greatest innovations in our discipline, the 50th anniversary of […]

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HASA Congress

HASA is coming up

The Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) is the representative body for the majority of private hospitals in South Africa. It hosts its annual congress from 25-27 September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). (more…)

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Risk and Resilience in Mental Health

Risk and Resilience in Mental Health

Following the success of the Biological Psychiatry Congress in 2015, this year’s meeting, will be hosted in the fairest Cape, with the theme of “Risk and Resilience in Mental Health: Improving Life Through Science”. (more…)

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Sunningdale Medical Centre

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WHO meningitis

World Health Organization answers call for global plans towards defeating meningitis

At a global meeting of experts organised by Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) and Wilton Park, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a renewed effort to help defeat meningitis. (more…)

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blood stem cell transplant

The South African Bone Marrow Registry’s global network

Ethnic diversity is one of the strongest defining characteristics of the South African nation. It makes our country unique but it also plays a powerful role in giving patients with life-threatening illnesses such as leukaemia or marrow failure the prospect of renewed health. Often a blood stem cell transplant is the only chance of survival for those that suffer from blood cancers. Many different tissue types exist, which […]

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World hepatitis day

Hepatitis E virus infection (HEV) is the most common cause of acute viral hepatitis worldwide. The infection usually resolves within weeks, but sometimes it causes acute liver failure, which may be fatal. It is mostly spread through the faecal-oral route, and until recently was viewed as an infection primarily affecting people in undeveloped areas who […]

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Glucose monitoring system

World’s first flash glucose monitoring system now in SA

The world’s first flash glucose monitoring system, which requires only a scan rather than a traditional finger prick to test blood glucose (‘blood sugar’), is now available in South Africa through The Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE). The ability to get a glucose reading with a quick, painless scan has ushered in a new […]

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medical-specialist skills in South Africa

South Africa’s dire medical-specialist skills shortage is taking a heavy toll

The medical-specialist skills shortage is already having a major impact on the South African health landscape and indications are that it will only get worse in the long term, with enormous cost implications for the country. (more…)

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BHF annual conference

Public Private Partnerships will drive the success of NHI

Since the first Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) conference in 1999, the BHF annual conference has attracted a line-up of local and international speakers who have continued to provide local, regional and international perspectives on various issues relating to the healthcare industry. This year’s theme, “Embracing Universal Health Coverage”, has ignited engaging discussions on the […]

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