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  • CHiP Newsletter July 2015

    Our international team of experts have worked tirelessly to bring you these fantastic learning modules for cardiology trainees in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology alike. We feel this content will fill the educational gaps in providing optimal care to your adult congenital heart patients. Click here to read full newsletter >>

  • CSI Africa 2015- Call for abstracts and cases

    CSI Africa 2015 – Catheter Interventions in Congenital, Structural and Valvar Heart Disease – will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 27 – 28. We would like to invite you to submit abstracts or educational cases that demonstrate a valuable teaching point or important complication in the field. Please submit your case, become […]

  • AfricaPCR 2015 – a brief report back

    It is difficult to be a dispassionate observer at a PCR Course organised by Europa Organisation. Sessions are designed to stimulate audience participation and dialogue, and AfricaPCR 2015 exemplified that approach. Held from the 26 – 28 March at The Forum, The Campus, in Bryanston, Johannesburg, the 2015 Course had an audible buzz with delegates […]

  • Register Now – International Cardiology Neonatology Symposium

    The Center for Research, Education & Quality invites you to attend the International Cardiology Neonatology Symposium.This one of a kind conference will feature over 35 national and international distinguished faculty well known for their clinical expertise and teaching abilities in both neonatology and cardiology. The three-day conference will include a clinically focused lecture program, panel […]

  • AfricaPCR Course – Johannesburg from March 26th – 28th, 2015

    The second AfricaPCR Course will be taking place in Johannesburg from March 26th – 28th, 2015 at the Forum, the Campus in Bryanston, Johannesburg. 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 […]

  • Tx in Developing Nations Weak for Rheumatic Heart Disease

    Rheumatic heart disease is a sorely neglected condition in the developing world, with almost half of affected patients not receiving penicillin prophylaxis, a study from the Global Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry found. Among 3,343 patients enrolled in the registry between 2010 and 2012, only 54.8% were given antibiotic prophylaxis, which most often was intramuscular penicillin, […]

  • Doctors ‘failing to diagnose rheumatic heart disease’

    DOCTORS are failing to diagnose and manage rheumatic heart disease properly, needlessly placing the lives of many pregnant women and their unborn babies at risk, according to new research published on Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. Rheumatic heart disease is caused by rheumatic fever, a rare auto-immune condition associated with untreated childhood streptococcus A […]

  • UNICEF State of the World’s Children 2015: Reimagine the Future

    As we mark 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the 2015 edition of The State of the World’s Children (SOWC) calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the world’s most disadvantaged children. In particular, the report calls for innovation – and for the best and brightest […]

  • Team Alvimedica visit Children’s Hospital in Cape Town

    November 17, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa – Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright and crew member Dave Swete made an emotional visit this morning to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The two Volvo Ocean Race sailors were shown around the Intensive Care Unit and they met a number of the children in the […]