Welcome Message

Fáilte Ireland | Welcome to Ireland


Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology to be held in Dublin Ireland, between April 26-29th, 2023. The meeting is hosted by the local organising committee from Children’s Health Ireland Dublin, and Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

We are committed to offer an exciting Annual Meeting. This is a remarkable opportunity for us on the island of Ireland and we know the meeting will be a very positive experience for everyone involved. Both centres and the All Island Congenital Heart Disease Network will do everything possible to make this a memorable meeting. We look forward to hosting an academically stimulating conference with exceptional speakers on important topics in congenital heart disease. We have established a local scientific committee to work closely with the scientific advisory group to optimise the quality of the content and to make the meeting as relevant, high impact and stimulating as possible.

Dublin is a dynamic multinational city which is now a global hub for some of the largest medical and technology companies in the world. It is easily accessed from all international and European airports. Additionally, Ireland is a stunningly beautiful country which is culturally rich, steeped in a rich tradition in literature, music and art. The theme for the meeting we suggest is “Building Bridges of Collaboration Across Europe In Congenital Cardiac Care”. We hope the meeting attendees take the time to sample some of this rich culture during their visit to the meeting. Belfast is the partner host and the end of the conference there will be the opportunity to visit Northern Ireland with its world famous visitor attractions such as The Giant’s Causeway and the Titanic Visitor Centre.

The AEPC 2023 Annual Meeting will be held in the Convention Centre Dublin, which is a state of the art convention centre centrally located on the banks of the River Liffey and within easy walking distance of city hotels and visitor attractions.

After a very difficult period for global health and peace we look forward to welcoming you in person to Dublin to continue learning, make new friends and strengthen our bonds of collegiality.

Please join us for what will be a really memorable AEPC 2023.


On behalf of the Organising Committee,

Prof. Colin McMahon             Prof. Frank Casey

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