Meeting Name
Pediatric Interventional Cardiovascular Symposium and Interventional Pediatric Cardiology (PICS - IPC Istanbul 2024)

Meeting Venue
Hilton Bakirkoy Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Meeting Dates
17 – 20 April 2024

Meeting Language
The official language of the Congress is English.

All the attendees are asked to wear their badges during the meeting in the entrance of the meeting venue, scientific sessions, lunches, exhibition area and other social programs for security purposes.

Exhibition Area
Exhibition area will be opened from 08:00 to 18:30 every day during the meeting.

Scientific Program
Organization Committee has prepared a rich scientific program for the Pediatric and Adult Interven- tional Cardiac Symposium. There will be live cases, scientific presentations, and case/complication discussions in the scientific program.

Organization Secretariat
Organizing Committee has authorized Z Event as the Official agency of the meeting. Please contact Z Event for any inquiries you may have for the meeting, we would kindly ask you to address your requests to Z Event

Registration and Information Services
The registration and information desks will be located at the reception of congress venue and will be operating between 07.30 and 22.00 hours. Participants who have not previously registered will be able to complete their registration formalities at "On-Site Registration Desks". For further information and terms-conditions please visit registration & accommodation page.

Certificate of Attendance (CME)
Certificate of attendance will be provided to all registered attendants.

Speaker's Ready Room
The Speaker Ready Room will be located at the Congress Venue and will be operating during the congress, with its high technology equipments.

Premium transfer service from and to the İstanbul Airports will be provided for the participants upon request. Please visit registration & accommodation page for price information together with terms and conditions.

Shuttle Service
Daily shuttle service from the congress venue to the hotels shown on the web site and vice versa will be provided for all the participants. Schedule will be announced before the congress.

Driving License
International Driving Licenses are recognized throughout Turkey. Car rental companies ask for a valid driving license. For your requests please contact congress secretariat.

Banks and Currency Exchange
The currency is the Turkish Lira (TL). Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport or the front desk of your hotel. Local banks are open from 08.30 to 17.00 hours from Monday to Friday. There are also private foreign exchange offi es throughout the city that operate between 08.00 to 20.00 hrs.

Credit Cards
All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted in Turkey by restaurants, hotels, shops and at the Congress Registration Desks.

April is the beginning of spring in Istanbul. The average high is 24 oC and the average low is 14 oC. Evenings could be chilly and delegates are therefore recommended to bring light coats and sweater.

In Turkey the standard voltage is 220 Volts and the frequency is 50 Hz. Please contact the reception desk for available converters.

The meeting organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained or for loss of or damage to property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons) either during the congress meetings and post congress activities. Please obtain proper travel and health insurance prior to your trip.

Tipping is not mandatory in Turkey. However, it is customary to add 10% in restaurants if you are satisfied with the service.

Pay phones are available at the congress center as well as in the city. Phone cards are widely available in shops. The international dialing code for Turkey is 90, and the code for Istanbul Europe side is 212 and Istanbul Asian Side is 216 National calls: 0 / city code / telephone number International calls: 00 / country code / city code / telephone number

Time Zone
Time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) in Turkey.

No Smoking
Pediatric and Adult Interventional
Cardiac Symposium is a non-smoking
event. For the comfort and health of all
participants, smoking is strictly prohibited in the building.

Silence / Prayer Room
Available at the convention center