SA-CMR, which is now an important feature in the calendars of many with an interest in advanced cardiovascular imaging, is the only one of its kind on the African continent and brings together cardiologists, radiologists, radiographers, physicists, biomedical engineers and both undergraduate and postgraduate trainees. The meeting has endorsement from the South African Heart Association and the Radiological Society of South Africa (RSSA) and is held jointly under the auspices of the Cardiovascular Imaging Society of South Africa, a special interest group of the SA Heart®, and the South African Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, a special interest group of the RSSA. Further, the meeting also receives endorsement from the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the European Association for Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), the Pan African Society for Cardiology and the African Society of Radiology. Local faculty will be supported by an international faculty, through the SA Heart®, RSSA, PASCAR, SCMR, ISMRM and EACVI.

The theme for this year’s meeting is ‘CMR for cardiovascular infections’. Talks and sessions related to this theme will be presented and led by experts throughout the meeting. As always, the SA-CMR will have a strong focus on conditions occurring commonly in the African context.