Please see attached an invitation to attend the series of cardiometabolic medicine from the Academy for Science and Continuing Education in Diabetes and Obesity (ASCEND) collaboration, planned for October 29-20 2021. The free online ASCEND portal open to all is at this link: www.ascend-diabetes-obesity.com
The Division of Haematology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) has embarked on a massive international campaign to drive awareness on the dangers of untreated iron deficiency disorder during pregnancy. The drive seeks to highlight the importance of a pre‑pregnancy diagnosis, to initiate treatment and to avoid the enormous post‑birth ramifications for the unborn baby.
On 13-15 September, the University of Cape Town will be hosting the International Summit on the SDGs in Africa. The Summit seeks to accelerate progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and mobilise action behind the African Union’s ‘Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want’ framework.
This unique symposium draws participants from a broad spectrum of disciplines – obstetricians, gynaecologists, cardiologists, internal medicine specialists, anaesthetists and basic scientists from South Africa, Africa and beyond.
A team of scientists, including those from the University of Cape Town (UCT), have developed a new diagnostic methodology enabling a non-invasive, fast and highly accurate way of detecting tuberculosis (TB).
Racism in medicine – underpinned by national and international research, as well as personal experience – were placed under the microscope during a recent academic seminar hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health.
A team of academics at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Division of Medical Gastroenterology have performed South Africa’s first successful bowel enteroscopy (endoscopy of the small bowel). The cutting-edge procedure was carried out at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), and is set to transform the way clinicians access and examine the previously inaccessible small bowel – using a minimally invasive technique.