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PCCS2009 e-News #5

Chairman’s Message

The planning for the detailed program has advanced further and the speaker's list is almost complete. The full program and speakers can be seen on the congress website.

The presenting authors of the successful abstracts have been notified, with more than 180 accepted for verbal presentation and well over 1000 for poster presentation. Once the presenters have registered for the meeting their presentations will be scheduled and they will receive notification of the day and time.

We are pleased with the numbers of registrations for the Congress which are rapidly increasing. We are now very close to the deadline for early registration on March 27.

As you would no doubt be aware Australia has experienced some extreme weather conditions over recent weeks, from floods in the north to devastating bushfires in the south, which has been publicised widely around the world. These phenomena are peculiar to our summer months (December to February) and should have no significant impact on the Congress.

We are delighted in the interest from Industry both in terms of sponsorship and commitments to the technical display. Space in the Display area is being sold steadily and any company that wants to book space should do so as soon as possible.

Joint Chairmen
Professor Jim Wilkinson FRCP, FRACP, FACC, FRCPCH, FCSANZ
Senior Cardiologist, Royal Children's Hospital, VIC
Dr Peter Pohlner FRACS
A/Medical Director Cardiothoracic Surgery, Prince Charles Hospital, QLD

CME Approved Event

This event is approved for up to 33 credits by the CME. The Centre for CME, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools and through the (CACMS) is accredited to award AMA PRA category 1 credits....


Third International Nomenclature Summit

The Third International Nomenclature Summit for Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease will take place prior to the Opening Ceremony for the World Congress on:

Sunday June 21
2:00 - 5:30 pm
Cairns Convention Centre

You are invited to attend and learn the latest on the Nomenclature, Definitions and Video Archiving Projects of the International Society of Nomenclature for Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease.


4 days

What’s on offer in Cairns, QLD  
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There is no better way of seeing what you can expect during your time in Cairns than by viewing our video invitation message on the website.

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