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ViTAL programme will transform continuing medical education in South Africa

ViTAL programme will transform continuing medical education in South Africa

ViTAL Training Courses for the SA Medical Profession

ViTAL is a unique programme of personalised lifelong transformative learning for healthcare professionals aimed at ‘training the trainers’. While it has focused mainly on interventional cardiologists elsewhere in the world, it has broadened its focus in South Africa to other specialties. The first ViTAL seminar/workshop in South Africa took place in February and was attended by 18 participants, all of whom responded very positively to the initiative.

Contact Sue McGuinness, Director, Europa Organisation Africa – Tel: +27 (0)11 325 0020 or email:

Read more by downloading the interview with Professor Jean Marco here : ViTAL – Professor Jean Marco

Heart disease is preventable and treatable

A critical intervention needed to prolong lives in Africa

Press Release Africa PCR 2015

AfricaPCR 2015

A Course by and for the African Cardiovascular community

The second annual AfricaPCR congress will take place in in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 26th – 28th March. Bringing together interventional cardiovascular specialists and cathlab staff from throughout the continent and internationally, this Course is dedicated to the advancement of cardiovascular care in Africa.

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Special interest areas at SA Heart Congress 2014

Medical Chronicle,  October 2014

In addition to offering delegates a varied and comprehensive programme, the 2014 SA Heart Congress will also provide cardiologists the option of attending tracks covering special interest areas.  Scroll down to the bottom of the Cardiac Focus page for more info.

Fruit, veg diet will boost heart health

The Mercury, 31 October 2014

Dr Eric Klug, cardiologist and chairman of the Heart Failure Society of South Africa, was in Durban recently for the 15th annual SA Heart Congress.  He spoke extensively about dietary supplements and their role in heart health.

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Sitting is the new smoking

Sunday Times, 26 October 2014

Doctors warn too much time on a chair cuts years off your life.  You might be sitting on a ticking time bomb, say medical experts who warn that perching on your posterior for hours could slice two years off your life.  Describing it as the “new smoking”, they warned that sitting for long periods might appear harmless, but inactive workers tied to their desks for up to six hours were harming their bodies.

Heart diseases kill 15% worldwide: Health expert

SABC News Feeds, Saturday 25 October 2014

An Australian Public Health Nutritionist, Dr Elizabeth Dunford says 15% of all global deaths are due to heart diseases.

Dunford was invited to address SA Heart Congress 2014 in Durban recently, as cardiologists consider correct diet and exercise as the most important interventions for both preventing and treating cardiovascular disease.

International conference specialist opens African division

September 03, 2014

The international conference specialist, Europa Organisation, has recently launched a division in Africa, Europa Organisation Africa (EOA), under the leadership of Sue McGuinness, who has been involved in the medical events industry for over 25 years.

Founded in France in 1987, Europa Organisation has gained a reputation for the effective management of complex conferences and meetings, particularly in the medical field. Its rise to prominence has been influenced by its seamless execution of these events, and its use of cutting-edge technology to create innovative and interactive learning experiences. EOA’s professional services and expertise will be made available to organisations and associations seeking to conduct ground-breaking conferences and events in South Africa and across the African continent.



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