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Annual Research Day 2017
SAVE THE DATE, 43rd ANNUAL MEDICINE RESEARCH DAY - MENTORSHIP, NICO MALAN CONFERENCE CENTRE, GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL, 4th - 5th OCTOBER, UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN...
Adolescent & Youth Health Policy | 11 - 15 September
This short-course has been developed to support staff of governmental & non-governmental organizations working at national, provincial & district levels, in the implementation of the new Adolescent & Youth Health Policy 2017 & allied policies.
Airway & Thoracic Skills Short Courses
OpenAirway in conjunction with the UCT Department of Anaesthesisa...
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Keynote address accolade for Prof Dheda
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 09:30

Professor Keertan Dheda, head of the Division of Pulmonology in UCT’s Department of Medicine, recently delivered a keynote address at the 2017 American Thoracic Society Conference in Washington DC. 

Tolu Oni to lead Global Young Academy
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 09:30

Associate Professor Tolullah Oni, in UCT’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine, has been elected to jointly lead the Global Young Academy (GYA) as co-chair for 2017/18. She was elected alongside Dr Moritz Riede of Oxford University.

Support recovery this Mandela Day
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:00

The Friends of Valkenberg Trust is calling for donations this Mandela Day to support the recovery of patients at Valkenberg Hospital.

Media statement from the Chairperson of the National Forensic Pathology Services Committee
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 15:45

The statement is endorsed by the head of UCT’s Division of Forensic Medicine Professor Lorna Martin, who is a member of this committee.

Press Release: World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders to drive improved global access to essential CVD medicines
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:30

Access to essential CVD medicines is worryingly low globally and particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where some of the barriers to CVD medicines access include poor access to health care facilities, low availability, poor quality of medication and unaffordability.

International consortium, including UCT’s Geneticists, identifies novel blindness gene
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:00

Researchers from South Africa, Israel, the Netherlands, and the USA have identified a novel gene which is implicated in an inherited form of blindness, namely retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

Super microscopes to zoom in on TB, HIV/AIDS
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:30

The new super-resolution microscopes will help researchers gain unprecedented insight into the cellular processes that relate to key health issues like tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

More children than ever overweight and obese
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:15

For the first time in history more children in the world are overweight and obese than under-nourished and stunted, said UCT’s Professor Vicky Lambert following the release of the Healthy Active Kids South Africa Report Card (HAKSA) 2016.

Study Reveals Limitations of Maternal Health Services for Deaf Women in Cape Town
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 14:00

The study is a first of its kind from Sub-Saharan Africa and based at the SPHFM, which aims to advance access to health care for signing Deaf people and to bring their needs to the attention of the health authorities.

UCT a fortuitous choice for Ghanaian scholar
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:00

South Africa was never on Ghanaian Dr Nicholas Thomford’s list of countries to do a PhD in pharmacogenomics - it’s a rare field and much of the expertise resides in Europe. But coming to UCT was fortuitous in the things that mattered most, particularly his baby son.

New drug reduces hot flushes
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 09:00

A new drug reduces post-menopausal hot flushes, which affect 60 to 80% of women, says a new report in the current issue of Neuroendocrinology.

Call for project proposals Masters Biomedical Forensic Science students
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 08:45

Dear Colleagues

Can I ask that you send this to your academic staff who may be interested in collaborating with us in a forensic science / pathology project for our Masters students; or interested in co-supervising such a project. As you know there are forensic aspects to all disciplines, for example, procedure related deaths (Section 56 of the Health Professions Amendment Act), trauma deaths, maternal mortality, child deaths, molecular autopsies, post mortem imaging / virtopsy, OP poisoning, etc.

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