World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery: PICS- AICS, Washington, DC

Date: August 27, 2023 - September 01, 2023


Sidra Medicine will participate in the Annual Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS). PICS is one of the most significant cardiac symposia dedicated to the latest breakthroughs in treating patients with congenital and structural heart diseases.

PICS will focus on the latest interventional catheter strategies for congenital and structural heart disease in children and adults. It will spotlight technologies in devices such as implantable valves, stents, balloons, and other approaches.

The program will include daily live case demonstrations from Cath labs at Sidra Medicine (Qatar), Dante Pazzanese Instituto de Cardiologia (Brazil), Children’s National (USA), Nationwide Children’s Hospital (USA), Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital – University Medical Center (Netherlands), Toronto General Hospital (Canada), CHOP (USA), NYP/Cornell (USA), Seattle Children’s Hospital (USA), ST Paul’s Hospital (Canada).  In addition, there will be daily taped cases performed by master operators from India, Japan, Korea, Mayo Clinic, Milan, and China - featuring detailed discussions of the cases with technical “how to” tips.

PICS will also feature special didactic sessions discussing the closure of septal defects of all types, percutaneous valve implantation & repair; stents; hybrid techniques; and much more. The educational program will include debates between surgeons and cardiologists, oral and abstract poster presentations, and “My Nightmare Case in the Cath Lab.”

For more information on the program and to register to attend the symposium in person, please visit:

Conference Objectives

Upon completion of your participation in this educational activity, you intend to incorporate the following into your practice of medicine:

  • Utilize new interventional technologies and current strategies for managing children and adults with congenital and structural heart disease.
  • Incorporate into your practice the techniques for the proper placement of percutaneous valves, stents and devices for occlusion of septal defects.
  • Initiate advances in diagnosis, evaluation, and therapies for children and adults with congenital heart disease.
  • Identify the important factors affecting long-term outcomes and quality of life in children and adults with congenital heart disease.
  • Incorporate alternative management strategies to transcatheter management for patients with congenital and structural heart defects.
  • Utilize new clinical research advances in the care of children and adults with congenital heart disease.
  • Incorporate demonstrated practical techniques related to interventional cardiac therapies in patients with structural and congenital heart disease.
  • Access new research results, and assess their potential applications to clinical practice.
  • Improve basic knowledge and skills relevant to clinical practice.
  • Assess the potential of technological innovations and advances to enhance clinical practice and problem-solving.

Target Audience

  • Interventional congenital & Structural Cardiologists
  • Interventional Radiologists
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgeons  
  • Advanced Medical Providers 
  • Nurses 
  • Technicians, Technologists, Sonographers 
  • Students        
  • Industry