Hypertension in Africa
Visiting Speaker, Alta Schutte, Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology will be presenting on 'Involvement of the micro- and macrovasculature in hypertension development in populations from African descent.' The talk is presented in collaboration with UNSW Sydney.
Alta (Aletta E.) Schutte is Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology, and funded by the Department of Science and Technology as the South African Research Chair (SARChI) in the Early Detection and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in South Africa – hosted by the Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART) at the North-West University. She is also the Unit Director of Medical Research Council Extramural Unit for Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease. The research focus of HART is the identification of early markers for the development of hypertension, and ultimately the prevention of cardiovascular disease in the black South African population.
Please RSVP to Karen Kool to ensure your place.
(Lunch will be served.)