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Celebrating 750 patients entered in EORP Global PPCM Registry
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 - 11:00

The PPCM Registry celebrated reaching a target of just over 750 participants. This is a wonderful accomplishment and all investigators were congratulated for their effort to support this Registry.


Report on meeting related to technical support to the Directorate, Department of Health - 14th May 2018
Mon, 28 May 2018 - 07:45

On Monday 14th May members of the Department of Health met with experts in non-communicable diseases at the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. 

Congratulations to Dr Naisa Manafe
Thu, 10 May 2018 - 12:00

Hatter Institute would like to congratulate Dr Naisa Manefe on her graduation as Master in Medicine during the recent graduation ceremony held at the University. 

Prof. Karen Sliwa receives Honorary Doctoral degree from Paris Diderot University, Sorbonne, FRANCE
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 - 09:30


On the 18 October 2017, Prof. Karen Sliwa was awarded an Honorary Doctoral degree by Paris Diderot, Sorbonne University in recognition of the extensive work that she has done in South Africa, Africa and the world at large predominantly in the fields of Clinical and Pathphysiological research in Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and post-partum.

Prof. Karen Sliwa leading The World Heart Federation African Summit- Khartoum 10-11 October 2017
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 - 08:15

The World Heart Federation African Summit on Best Practices and Access to Care was held in Khartoum, Sudan on 10 and 11 October 2017 in collaboration with the Pan African Society of Cardiology, African Heart Network and Sudan Heart Society.

Dr Gasnat Shaboodien gives Nobel Inspired Lecture in Pretoria
Tue, 31 Oct 2017 - 14:15

The National Research Foundation in collaboration with the Sweden Embassy in Pretoria and Sefako Makgotho Health Sciences University hosted the annual Nobel inspired lecture in Ga-Rankuwa on Monday, 2nd October 2017.



Hatter Cardiovascular Genetics team were honoured at the 2017 NRF Team Science Awards
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 - 11:00

At the National Research Foundation awards evening, held in Bloemfontein on Thursday, 14th September 2017, our Cardiovascular Genetics team were honoured with the "NRF Team Science Award for 2017".  


Dr. Johann Baard presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, Barcelona
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 - 13:00

Dr. Johann Baard presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, Barcelona, August 2017- the largest global cardiovascular congress visited by more than 31 000 people this year.

“Killer Heart Gene” airs on Carte Blanche
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 - 06:45


The Cardiovascular Genetics team at the Hatter Institute at UCT, headed by Prof Bongani Mayosi and Dr Gasnat Shaboodien, continue to garner accolades and national media attention.


The World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders program wel-comes the 2017 cohort of emerging leaders!
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 - 10:45

2017 marks the fourth year of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders programme and will focus on access to essential medicines for cardiovascular diseases. Despite the availability for decades of evidence-based medicines to prevent and treat CVD, their use is still very low.

UCT Heart Researchers honoured for “Excellent Achievement in the Field of Genetic Research” from the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) of South Africa
Mon, 15 May 2017 - 10:45

The Cardiovascular Genetics research team (led by Prof Bongani (dean of UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences) and Dr Gasnat Shaboodien (Deputy Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics unit, HICRA, UCT) that discovered that a mutation in the CDH2 gene can cause a disease known as arrhythmogenic right ventricle cardiomyopathy (ARVC) has raised public awareness of heart disease in South Africa to a whole new level.


Prof. Karen Sliwa- new deputy dean research
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 - 10:30

Prof. Karen Sliwa has been appointed as the new Deputy Dean for Research until the end of the year.