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SWAAC ELSO Conference comes to South Africa

Updated: Jul 24, 2018

The 7th Annual SWAAC ELSO Conference to be hosted in South Africa in 2020


The South and West Asian Chapter of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (SWAC ELSO) was first established in 2014.


The Chapter continues to grow

This year the SWAC Chapter was extended to include Africa now known as the South & West Asia & Africa Chapter (SWAAC)

This year the Steering Committee of the South and West Asia Chapter convened and the rapid development of ECMO in Africa was discussed. A decision was made to include Africa as a member country due to the increasing rate of adoption.



Annual Conference

During the meeting, the Steering Committee discussed the future events on the SWAAC ELSO Calendar and the possibility of expansion. This year's 2018 SWAC ELSO 5th Annual Conference was successfully hosted in New Delhi, India. Since the inception of the SWAC ELSO in 2014 all annual conferences have been hosted in India. The decision was thus taken to extend the invitation to host the conference to an African country in honor of the newly established South & West Asia & Africa Chapter.


2019 will see the 6th Annual Conference being held in Cairo, Egypt. A massive compliment and acknowledgement for the continent. Following on from Egypt will be South Africa's turn to host the event. A privilege for the ECMO Society of South Africa.


Watch this space for all the exciting developments around the ECMO Society of South Africa as we grow, excite and develop industry in the build up to hosting the 2020 SWAAC ELSO 7th Annual Conference.




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