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Professor Karen Sliwa elected as World Heart Federation President-Elect
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 - 08:45

Johanna Ralston, CEO of the World Heart Federation made an announcement at its General Assembly which was held during the recent World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Heath 2016 that, Prof Karen Sliwa of South Africa has been elected by the membership as President-Elect of the Federation, marking two firsts:  she is the first female president and the first from the African Continent.


ESC Heart Failure Congress – Florence, Italy. 20 – 24th May 2016
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 - 09:15

Prof Sliwa, Dr Feriel Azibani (Post-doctoral Research fellow) & Olivia Briton (Project Coordinator) attended the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, where Prof Sliwa presented the recently published results of the BAHEF study (European Journal of Heart Failure (2016)doi:10.1002/ejhf.581) in a Late Breaking Trial session as well as a talk on ‘Valvular disease in Pregnancy’ during the ‘Cardiac challenges in Pregnancy’ session.

Prof. Derek Yellon and Prof. Bernard Gersh, board members of the Hatter Institute, visited the Institute.
Mon, 16 May 2016 - 12:00

In May 2016 Prof. Karen Sliwa welcomed Prof Derek Yellon and Prof Bernard Gersh, board members of the Hatter Institute during their visit at the Institute. 

Prof. Karen Sliwa gave a keynote address at the Pan-African Cardiology Heart Failure Task Force meeting
Mon, 16 May 2016 - 09:45

Prof. Karen Sliwa held the Pan-African Cardiac Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Task Force meeting jointly with the first Tanzania Cardiac Conference in Dar Es Salaam (20-22 April 2016).

Mad Hatters received the best dressed team award in IDM annual soccer tournament
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 - 09:15

Congratulations are in order to Hatter Institute’s soccer team affectionately known as Mad Hatters, for winning the best dressed team in an annual IDM soccer tournament held on Friday March 11, 2016.  The award carried a prize of R500.  

Prof. Karen Sliwa achieved the 2015/2016 Life-time Achiever award
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 - 10:00

Hatter Institute for Cardiology Research in Africa would like to congratulate Prof. Karen Sliwa-Hahnle  for achieving the 2015/2016 Life-time Achiever award.

UCT South African student grabbed the prize for best poster presentation at the annual Swiss Cardiovascular Research meeting!
Thu, 18 Feb 2016 - 08:45

Nicholas Woudberg, 2nd year PhD student, in the Cardioprotection Group, Hatter Institute, Department of Medicine, UCT, recently attended the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research meeting held in Fribourg, Switzerland from the 14th to the 15th of January 2016. 

Dr Roisin Kelly-Laubscher received the prize for the most outstanding scientific publication
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 - 07:00

Dr Roisin Kelly-Laubscher received the prize for the most outstanding scientific publication in the Cardiovascular Journal of Africa for 2014.

Prof Opie
Lionel Opie Preclinical Imaging (LOPI) Inauguration
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 - 07:00

In October 2015, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Francis Peterson , Prof Lionel Opie and multiple researchers from different Institutions in the Western Cape gathered together to celebrate the opening of the new Lionel Opie Preclinical Imaging Core Facility at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town.

Nick Woudberg, a Masters student travelling to Los Angeles
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 - 11:00

In February 2015, Nick Woudberg, a Masters student at the Hatter Institute had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for the purposes of hands on training on the Lipoprint® system (Quantimetrix, Redondo beach, CA). 

Hatter Director's Work Profiled in the Lancet
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 - 14:00

The work of Professor Karen Sliwa, Director of the Hatter Institute, has been highlighted in a recent profile article in the Lancet (July, 2014).

Lancet – Karen Sliwa profile article

Dr Gasnat Shaboodien Receives Prestigious Awards
Tue, 05 May 2015 - 10:15

Senior Research Officer, Dr Gasnat Shaboodien (PhD) has recently been honoured with two very prestigious awards.