The Educational Foundation of the International Society of Internal Medicine (EFISIM) , in collaboration with the Faculty of Consulting Physicians of South Africa (FCPSA) and Boehringer Ingelheim, ran post-graduate courses in internal medicine in Windhoek, Namibia and Gaborone, Botswana on 15 and 16 September, 2023 respectively. Members of the ISIM Executive (John Kolbe, Virginia Hood, Adri Kok and Sally Nasution) were joined by physicians from FCPSA and local speakers, to present a varied program of lectures. These were well received by large and enthusiastic audiences; 61 in Windhoek and 55 in Gaborone. In each center the scene was set by a local speaker who introduced the topic of cardio-vascular disease by giving a national perspective. The audience comprised specialist physicians and general practitioners. Questions from the audience were addressed by the Panel but informal discussions continued after the formal presentations as well as during an informal dinner of presenters and physician attendees. Very favorable feed-back was received from attendees.