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9th Africa Society Blood Transfusion Congress 2018

9th Africa Society Blood Transfusion Congress 2018

SSEM Mthembu Medical recently participated in the 9th Africa Society Blood Transfusion (AfSBT) Congress in Arusha, Tanzania.  

Africa Health 2018 Exhibition

Africa Health 2018

The SSEM team together with our international partners - Steelco, Hamilton Medical, Fanem, and Nihon Kohden, attended the Africa Health 2018 exhibition at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

Creating High Customer Value

Creating High Customer Value

Nihon Kohden Middle East recently held their annual partners meeting in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Create High Customer Value” ...

SAALAS International Conference

SAALAS International Conference

The SAALAS (South African Association for Laboratory Animal Science) International Conference 2017 took place at beautiful Spier Farm in Cape Town from 1 November to 3 November.

SATS Conference 2017

SATS Conference 2017

The 19th National SATS Congress took place at the world class Century City Conference Centre from 22 – 25 August 2017.

Hamilton Medical launches new high-end ventilator for critical care

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH

With the new HAMILTON-C6*, Hamilton Medical, expands its portfolio in the high-end ventilation segment and ushers in the next generation of intelligent and versatile ICU ventilators for all patient population.

Nelson Mandela Day 2017

Nelson Mandela Day 2017

The 18th of July marks the birthday of former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

Africa Health 2017

CONGRESS REPORT

The country's biggest healthcare exhibition kicked off on the 8th of June 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg.

SASA Western Cape Update Meeting

CONGRESS REPORT

SSEM Mthembu Medical recently partook in the SASA Western Cape Update Meeting which was held the scenic Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town.

27th Regional Congress of the ISBT Copenhagen Denmark

CONGRESS REPORT

SSEM Mthembu Medical recently attended the 27th Regional Congress of the ISBT in beautiful city of Copenhagen, Denmark.

SASA Congress 2017

CONGRESS REPORT

The SASA congress is an annual event that is dedicated to the discipline of Anaesthesia at both Academic and Clinical level.

Sean Chetty – 2017 Winner of the SSEM Mthembu Academic Prize

LATEST NEWS

SSEM Mthembu Medical Academic Award for 2017 announced.

SASA Congress 2016

CONGRESS REPORT

SSEM Mthembu Medical attended the SASA Congress 2016 from 26 February to 1 March 2016 in Bloemfontein.

SA National Blood Transfusion Congress 2015

CONGRESS REPORT

SSEM Mthembu Medical recently participated in the 33rd National Blood Transfusion Congress...

Mr Maurits van den Berg wins SSEM Mthembu academic prize

NEWS

Mr Maurits van den Berg wins SSEM Mthembu academic prize.

SSEM Congress Calendar

June 2018

AfSBT Congress
Tanzania Convention Centre, Arusha
19 - 22 Jun 2018

July 2018

7th ICAN Congress
Century City Convention Centre, WC
8 - 11 Jul 2018

August 2018

CCSSA Congress
Durban ICC, KZN
23 - 26 Aug 2018

October 2018

SA Heart Congress
Sun City, NW
4 - 7 Oct 2018

 

WCIM Congress 
Cape Town ICC, WC
18 - 21 Oct 2018

November 2018

PACSA Congress
Vineyard Hotel, CPT
9 - 11 Nov 2018

Dr Pieter Le Roux, based at Tygerberg Hospital in the Western Cape, has won the SSEM sponsored award for original research in the field of Anaesthesiology.

The topic and abstract of his winning research presentation:
The chronotropic effect of remifentanyl on the isolated rat heart.

Exerpt from Research Abstract:

"In the absence of readily available intravenous beta blockers, a number of
alternatives have been considered. Remifentanyl has become a mainstay to
ensure heart rate control in cardiac- and ENT surgery. The mechanism is
unclear - the negative chronotropic effect has been assumed to be an
indirect effect via a decrease in central sympathetic nerve activity. We
investigated a direct mechanism via activation of opioid receptors on the
myocardium of the isolated rat heart."