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Last Opportunity for the Best Congress Ever

PCCS2009 e-News #7


Six weeks out and more than 1900 participants have confirmed their attendance for the Cairns “Beyond the Barrier” Congress including delegates, family, their partners and exhibitors. Naturally we expect that number to steadily increase as the date gets closer.


Abstracts notifications have been sent out and of the 1427 that were vetted the judges accepted 182 for verbal delivery and 1182 were accepted for poster display.


The Congress Program book will be colour coded to make it easy for delegates to track presentations relevant to their chosen interest.

Morphology Teaching

There will be four Morphology Breakfast Session Demonstrations (two on Wednesday and two on Thursday). Amongst the demonstrators will be Bob Anderson, Richard Van Praagh, Paul Weinberg, Andrew Cook, Amy Juraszek and Louise Calder.


A last reminder for  delegates coming from abroad that you do need a visa to enter Australia, and as you need to apply for visas well in advance of departure, applications need to be finalised right now as processing can take up to six weeks. If you require letters of invitation then contact the Congress organisers by email at and quote your registration number.

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


31 days

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