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Welcome to the 2023 International PDA Symposium!

In Partnership with the 8th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery


August 26 – 27, 2023

(Saturday to Sunday)


Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001

Welcome to the premier multispecialty symposium on advanced management of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in newborns. This course brings experts from around the world to have a robust discussion on the current management of the PDA in premature infants. This multispecialty symposium encompasses state-of-the-art practices on how to keep the PDA open and how to close the PDA in newborn infants.

Special focus will be on transcatheter PDA Closure in extremely low birth weight infants. A consensus statement from the PDA Symposium and The 8th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery will be announced during this event.

This is an in-person meeting. The event space is located within the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Shyam Sathanandam
Director of PDA Symposium Organizing Commitee

CME Accreditation

CME Credits

Please visit the following link to complete an anonymous evaluation of the course:

Upon completion, you will be directed to CME Tracker for self-claiming your attendance/credit. If you have previously logged in to CME Tracker, choose the Claim Credit Tab. If you do not have an account in CME Tracker, enter an email address of your choosing and create an account and unique password. Once the account is established, choose the Claim Credit Tab.

You will be able to print your certificate from this site. Please use the following Activity Code: 127807.

If you have difficulty printing your certificate, please do not re-do the evaluation. If you are unable to print your certificate, you may visit

at any time to print the certificate.

Evaluation and CME link will expire September 12, 2023. (After that date, credit will not be awarded) For questions, please email:

Main Conference (Saturday, August 26, 2023): 7.25 hours

Interventional Track (Sunday, August 27, 2023): 3.25 hours

Neonatology Track (Sunday, August 27, 2023): 3.25 hours

Meet our Conference Speakers

Shyam K. Sathanandam, MD FSCAI

Evan Zahn, MD

Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

Patrick McNamara, MD

University of Iowa

Shannon Hamrick, MD

Emory University

Shabana Shahanavaz, MD

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Don’t forget to click on the photos to load details about each speaker!

Registration Fees

Direct Registration to PDA Symposium Only:

Register for PDA Symposium and World Congress


Add-On to World Congress



Add-On to World Congress



PDA Symposium ONLY



PDA Symposium ONLY


WCPCCS has established a fund to support attendance from Lower-Middle and Low Income countries by heavily subsidizing registration fees. Click here to apply for a subsidy. The form is simple to complete, and you will be notified of the subsidy within ten-business days.

*CME Accreditation: Each delegate has access to confirmation of all activities attended (CME confirmation and record of attendance).