Sidra Medicine will broadcast live cardiac procedures from Qatar to delegates all over the world

Sidra Medicine will be participating at the 23rd Annual Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS-AICS) to be held next month, from 11-13 September.

Professor Ziyad M Hijazi
Professor Ziyad M Hijazi

PICS-AICS is one of the largest cardiac symposia dedicated to the latest breakthroughs in the treatment of patients with congenital and structural heart diseases.

More than 2000 healthcare professionals are expected to virtually sign in to join PICS-AICS this year. Sidra Medicine will also transmit two live interventional cardiac procedures from its brand new state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at its Heart Center, to the PICS-AICS delegates on 13 September.

Professor Ziyad M Hijazi, founder of PICS-AICS as well as Acting Chief Medical Officer at Sidra Medicine said he is very proud to see the Sidra Medicine banner flying high at international symposiums and showcasing the world-class expertise and teams from Qatar as they conduct complex procedures.

Our virtual presence at PICS-AICS this year is part of our commitment to optimising healthcare for patients and playing a key role in advocating for cutting edge therapies to care for children and adults with congenital heart disease.

Despite the current pandemic, he said that they have quickly adapted to bringing the symposium online. The live transmissions are a testament to their focus on medical education and the sharing of best practice methodologies with peers from all over the world.

Sidra Medicine Heart Center streaming live surgery during PICS-AICS 2019
Sidra Medicine Heart Center streaming live surgery during PICS-AICS 2019

The live interventional cardiac procedures relayed from Sidra Medicine’s Heart Center in Qatar will be conducted on two patients born with congenital heart defects. The procedures will be led by Professor Hijazi with Dr Younes Boudjemline and Dr Hesham Al Saloos.

The Sidra Medicine Heart Center provides preventative, medical, and surgical care for patients with congenital heart disease (including adults) or acquired heart conditions in children and young people. The centre boasts a world-renowned team, cutting edge facilities and a best-in-class model that delivers comprehensive ‘one-stop’ care for patients and their families.

For more information about the Sidra Medicine Heart Center, visit their website at