Paediatric Cardio-thoracic Symposium

dsc05571On the 13th of March, the WSPCCA hosted its first ever Paediatric Cardio-thoracic Symposium with two visiting surgeons from overseas.

Dr. Christo Tchervenkov from Canada and Prof. Giovanni Stellin from Italy were two of the sixty delegates who attended the symposium.

The interactive symposium presented a number of paediatric cardiac cases and sparked some very interesting debate about methods and practices in paediatric cardio-thoracic surgery.

It was a very successful day and we hope to continue with similar symposiums in the future, as they are a critical part of the WSPCCA’s ongoing training and development aspirations for Africa.

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About The WSPCF

The Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation (WSPCF) is a philanthropic paediatric cardiac foundation for Africa, focussing on delivering life-saving surgery for underprivileged children with congenital heart disorders from across Africa. It also aims to develop diagnostic and treatment skills amongst Africa’s medical fraternity and conducts critical research into paediatric cardiac healthcare. The cardiac surgery or intervention is undertaken at the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa situated in Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg, , as well as at Cape Town’s Netcare Christian Barnard Memorial and Red Cross Children’s Hospitals. The WSPCF was founded by Dr. Robin Kinsley in 2003, and was established as a living legacy to the late Walter Sisulu and his widow, Albertina, both of whom dedicated their lives to helping children in need.
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