HeFSSA has established an annual “HeFSSA Travel Award”. This award will hopefully help enhance local expertise and interest in heart failure in South Africa. We hope that knowledge gained will be shared through appropriate channels with local colleagues.
Professor Karen Sliwa’s career has been characterised by chance and a lack of convention, and she has now broken convention again: she is the first woman and the first person from Africa to be elected as president of the World Heart Federation.
for his work in better understanding cardiovascular disease, particularly in an African setting
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,