The PICS Foundation in collaboration with the Turkish Pediatric Cardiac Society have joined forces to establish PICS/AICS-Istanbul which will be held in Istanbul, a beautiful and historic city where East meets West. The meeting will take place in a beautiful hotel (Swissotel) that overlooks the Bosphorus, one of the most beautiful bodies of water.
The PICS Foundation has been running the famous PICS meeting for the last 22 years. We wanted to bring this rich educational activity to our colleagues in the region. The meeting will have primarily two tracks: the congenital/pediatric track and the adult structural track. We believe that primarily trained pediatric cardiologists should get exposure to structural heart disease and adult structural heart disease cardiologists should have exposure to congenital heart disease.
The format of the meeting is similar to the traditional PICS/AICS meeting, where live cases, (which are the heart and soul of the PICS meeting) will be streamed live from many cardiac centers in Turkey and the region from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM. We will have master guest faculty operate from Istanbul! In the afternoon, there will be multiple parallel didactic sessions covering the entire gamut of pediatric/congenital/structural interventional cardiology. Speakers will be renowned in their fields. In addition, we will have the usual oral and moderated abstract sessions, my nightmare case in the cath lab and much more.
So, mark your calendar to register and book your hotel early to benefit from early registration discount. The abstract deadline is December 1st, 2019. For more details, please visit: www.picsistanbul.com
We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul
Ziyad M. Hijazi, MD
Damien Kenny, MD
Ahmet Çelebi, MD
Ömer Göktekin, MD