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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally and locally, yet essential differences exist between men and women. Men generally develop CVD at a younger age and have a higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) than women.

Although the incidence of CVD in women is usually lower than in men, women have higher mortality and worse prognosis after acute cardiovascular events. These gender differences exist in various CVDs, including coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and aortic diseases. These gender differences have caused widespread concerns and the consideration of gender differences is of great importance for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of CVD.

What is the situation in Ghana? How do we predict which individuals have a high risk of developing these conditions? How does heart attack, and heart failure for instance differ based on gender? How do we then put measures in place to prevent these individuals from developing these conditions and manage those who develop them? This AGSM is tailored to provide some insights into these important questions.


As part of the AGM activities, there will be FOUR workshops on the following:

  1. Basic ECG for the non-cardiologist
  2. Fellows ECG Session
  3. Echo Basics for the non-cardiologist
  4. Echo Fellows Session


In-Person Attendance and Participation at the Lancaster Hotel, Kumasi - Ghana



Course Description

The Annual General and Scientific Meeting (AGSM) of the Ghanaian Society of Cardiology is an excellent platform to gain insights into current updates in the field of Cardiology locally and internationally. This years' is no exception. The theme for this year's event was: Gender and Cardiovascular Health. Some details are captured below. This event is currently available as a pre-recorded event for you to engage here.

What you will learn

At the end of AGM participants should be able to :

1. Provide an overview of gender-related differences in several typical CVDs
2. List and analyze the possible causes associated with the differences
3. Highlight the necessity of taking into account gender differences in the determination of the cardiovascular risk profile
4. Clarify women-specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Course Content

Lecture Sessions

  • RECORDED EVENT - DAY 1: Thu 23rd Feb 2023 4 hours
  • RECORDED EVENT - DAY 2: Fri 24th Feb 2023 4 hours


  • GSC 5th AGM Two-Day Agenda/Programme

About Facilitators

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Prof. Nana-Akyaa Yao

FRCPIreland, FGCP, FWACP, JRCTBLondon-Paediatric Cardiology

Consultant Paediatric and Congenital Cardiologist

National Cardiothoracic Centre, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Accra. University of Cape Coast Medical School,
Department of Child Health

Prof. Nana-Akyaa Yao is a consultant paediatric cardiologist specialised in Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology, and General Paediatrics and Neonatology. She works currently as a consultant at the National Cardiothoracic Centre and Department of Child Health in the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

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  • 3 Courses on CES

Dr. Desrie Delsol-Gyan

MD, Fellow

Consultant Cardiologist, Adjunct Lecturer

The National Cardiothoracic Centre - Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
School of Medicine, the University of Health and Allied Sciences - UHAS, Ho, Ghana

Dr. Desrie Delsol-Gyan currently holds the esteemed position of Consultant Cardiologist at the National Cardiothoracic Centre in Korle Bu, a role she has undertaken since April 2015.

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  • 2 Courses on CES

Prof. Isaac Kofi Owusu


Head, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry. Honorary Consultant Cardiologist

Kwame Nkrumah University of Sciences and Technology. Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana

Professor Isaac Kofi Owusu is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. He is also an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital (KATH), Kumasi.

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  • 1 Course on CES

Dr. Samuel Selasie Mortoti


Cardiologist, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Illinois College of Medicine (Peoria, Illinois)
OSF Healthcare Cardiovascular Institute (Peoria, Illinois)

Dr. Samuel Selasie Mortoti is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and a Cardiologist at the OSF Healthcare Cardiovascular Institute (Peoria, IL).

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  • 1 Course on CES

Dr. Frank Owusu-Sekyere


Consultant Paediatrician

Department of Child Health, KBTH

Dr. Frank Owusu-Sekyere is a Consultant Paediatrician at the Department of Child Health, KBTH, and a Part-time lecturer and examiner at the University of Ghana Medical School.

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Dr. Dzifa Ahadzie


Senior Specialist Physician/Cardiologist

Department of Medicine, Tamale Teaching Hospital (Tamale - Northern Region, Ghana)

Dr. Dzifa Ahadzie is a dedicated and hardworking Senior Specialist Physician/Cardiologist at the Tamale Teaching Hospital located in Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana, with an internal drive to deliver excellence.

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Dr. Collins Kokuro


Lecturer, Hon. Senior Specialist Physician/Cardiologist

School of Medical Sciences - KNUST, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi

Dr. Collins Kokuro is the Head of Cardiology at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, and a Lecturer at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. He is also a Consultant Physician/Cardiologist at the Totalité Health Services Danyame in Kumasi.

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