The Heart Failure Society of South Africa (HeFSSA) actively encourages research and education surrounding heart failure in South Africa.

A South African perspective on the ESC guidelines for the treatment of acute and chronic heart failure is provided in this section. (The full ESC guidelines are also available.)

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HeFSSA Travel Scholarship 2019


The Executive committee of HeFSSA has established the HeFSSA Travel Scholarship. HeFSSA considers the support of such an award to be part of its contribution towards optimizing patient health care and to enhance and further local expertise in Heart Failure in South Africa. We hope that the information gained during this event and the possibility to share your experience and open a dialogue with other specialists will broaden your knowledge with regard to new products and therapies in your field of expertise. We also hope that this experience will help you to develop educational programs at your medical institution and/or to share the acquired knowledge with your colleagues.


Each grant is valued at R 30,000. This may be used towards economy airfare, registration and accommodation to a maximum of R 30,000 (two awards are available per calendar year). The recipient will self-pay and claim back from HeFSSA (with appropriate proof of payment) and if recipient does not attend HeFSSA reserve the right to request repayment of the money paid. 80% of the grant will be retained by HeFSSA and paid to the recipient as soon as the terms are met.


Candidates may be a specialist in either public or private sector (Cardiologist or a Physician). Applicants must be a paid-up member of SA Heart Association and HeFSSA. The Program/Course needs to be internationally or locally accredited and needs to be focussed on furthering your knowledge of Heart Failure.


Application forms (obtainable from need to be completed and returned to the HeFSSA Office, The application form must be accompanied by a program of the congress (URL). Applications should be sent only by email attachment, in a single PDF file, with the title of the email, “HeFSSA Travel Award”. HeFSSA office will confirm receipt by return e-mail. Application for this award does not guarantee the applicant will receive an award. No correspondence will be entertained after the decision. Applicant will be notified of the outcome of the applications within 4 weeks of the application been received.


The recipient must within 1 month of returning from the conference, submit a written evaluation/review of the course incl. photos, HeFSSA strongly recommend that the recipient give a lecture (feedback) at an appropriate educational forum (please confirm if and when this takes place).  


HeFSSA Travel Scholarship

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