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Welcome to the SASCAR website

The South African Society for Cardiovascular Research (SASCAR) was created in 2009 as an interest group of the South African Heart Association (www.saheart.org).

The objectives of the Society are to promote:

  • all aspects of cardiovascular research in South Africa
  • active interaction between basic, clinical and epidemiological research in South Africa
  • collaboration among those involved in cardiovascular research in South Africa and elsewhere
  • the development of young cardiovascular researchers in South Africa

We promote training and research in the cardiovascular field through various symposia, travel grants, an interactive website, workshops with other European Societies in the cardiovascular field, etc.

17th Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association
26th Annual Congress of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Pre-Congress workshop
Preclinical small animal in vivo imaging techniques
Thursday 8th September, 14.00-17.30
Wolfson Lecture Theatre
Anzio Road
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

14.00-14.45    Ultrasound techniques
14.45-15.30    Magnetic resonance imaging technique
15.30-16.00    Tea/coffee break
16.00-16.45    Optical imaging
16.45-17.30    CT Scan

For registration/information
registration@wscts2016.co.za or Sandrine.lecour@uct.ac.za