The 2nd Cape Town Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy Symposium

Cardiovascular Diseases in Pregnancy 28 – 29 September 2017

Dear Colleagues


Following on from our highly successful interactive and translational inaugural “Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy” Symposium at the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa last year, it is with great pride and enthusiasm that we invite you to participate in the 2nd Cape Town Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy Symposium which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 28-29, September, 2017.

This year, this international symposium will bring together world-class cardiovascular researchers, cardiologists, obstetrics and gynecology specialists, anesthetists and scientists to discuss Acute Care of Pregnant Women with Cardiac Diseases.
We cordially invite all participants who are interested in sharing their knowledge and research on cardiac diseases in pregnancy to submit an abstract by 1 July 2017. Abstracts should be maximum 500 words.

As we have a limited number of places, we would encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.  This meeting provides an excellent opportunity to interact with peers and key opinion leaders.


Prof Karen Sliwa & Dr. Feriel Azibani
Organizing committee

To view a short summary about some of the guest speakers, you can click here:

 

Preliminary Academic Programme
 

Myocardial injury and postpartum hemorrhage, is there a link? Alexandre Mebazaa, University of Paris Diderot, France
Arrhythmia
Arrhythmia in pregnant women Ashley Chin, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
The management of labour in women with cardiac disease Mark R Johnson, Imperial College, London
Placental exosomes and pre-eclampsia Priya Soma-Pillay, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, South Africa
A study of implanted cardiac rhythm recorders in pregnant women with suspected arrhythmia and/or structural heart disease Karen Sliwa, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Molecular adaptations in physiological and pathological hypertrophy and in pregnancy. Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Berlin Institute of Gender in Medicine - Charité, Germany
Title to be announced Justiaan Swanevelder, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
Title to be announced John Anthony, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
The use of Impella device in pregnant women Speaker to be announced
Poster/short oral presentations  

 

Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 07:00 to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 17:00
Venue: 

Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa
5th Floor Chris Barnard Building,
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa

Contact Information: 

Need more INFORMATION?
sylvia.dennis@uct.ac.za
feriel.azibani@uct.ac.za

 

 

By:  Mlamli Tshaka