Invitation to Attend
The Chairmen and Organising Committee warmly invite you to join us in Cairns for the fifth World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery between June 21st and 26th 2009. The theme for the meeting is “Beyond the Barrier”.
This will be a new style of meeting, paving the way for the future, with a parallel group of eight “Specialty meetings” (Incorporated Satellites) within the framework of the World Congress, followed by three days of exciting academic activity and discussion.
All delegates will be registered for one of the specialty meetings, which will provide a focussed start to the World Congress. Thereafter the meeting will comprise a series of plenary meetings, each exploring a specific topic, alongside free abstract sessions and educational activities for trainees. Brief reviews of the highlights of the specialty meetings will allow delegates to update their knowledge of those areas covered in the other Specialty Sessions.
Five ‘Landmark Lectures’ in Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Paediatric Cardiac Nursing and Paediatric Cardiac Pathology will highlight the state of knowledge in these specialties in 2009 and bring the congress to a conclusion.
We encourage you to participate in this meeting in Cairns, which is one of the most popular congress and tourist venues on the continent.
We hope that many of you will bring your families also to make the most of the many opportunities to explore the beautiful area of tropical rainforest alongside the Great Barrier Reef and other tourist attractions in Queensland and perhaps elsewhere in Australia as well.
James L Wilkinson (Paediatric Cardiology)
Peter G Pohlner (Cardiac Surgery)
Chairmen of Organising Committee, WCPCCS 2009