Congenital Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course | SCAI

Congenital Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course

December 1–4, 2023

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The Congenital Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course offers practical guidance and mentorship from a range of accomplished clinicians—to help you during your training and early years as an interventionist.

This year’s congenital track has been refocused to optimize the process of interactive learning so that attendees are even better prepared to deal with situations they commonly encounter as well as to handle situations that may come up in their practice of interventional cardiology.

Christopher J. Petit, MD, FSCAI

Program Chair

Applications for conference scholarships will be accepted until October 20 or when the program is full.


Program Overview

The SCAI Fellows Congenital Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course is unique in interventional cardiology. No other society offers in-depth education for pediatric cardiologists pursuing invasive therapy competency. SCAI physician educators have honed this course for more than a decade to bring you the most impactful content. In this course, you will learn about the most frequent pediatric cardiology procedures like atrial septic defects (ASDs), patent ductus arteriosus(PDA), ventricular septal defect (VSD) closures, balloon aortic valvuloplasty, balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty, transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement, coil embolization of arteriovenous malformation (AV) malformations and collaterals, and aortic coarctation and pulmonary artery stenosis interventions. While clinical learning is paramount, you will also deepen your professional network by interacting with the tight-knit community of pediatric interventionalists.

Through access to experienced SCAI leaders, collaboration with industry supporters, and interaction with your peers, the SCAI Fellows Congenital Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course will enable you to:

  • Analyze the hemodynamics of congenital cardiac defects, like left-to-right shunt and right-to-left shunt lesions, and the hemodynamic results of pre-Glenn and pre-Fontan procedures
  • Assess operator and patient risks from invasive angiography and intervention and review risk mitigation strategies
  • Discuss the essential echocardiographic assessments, device selection, procedural requirements, and pitfalls for the most common congenital procedures
  • Evaluate the role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and other ventricular support devices in the cath lab
  • Identify the various diseases that present in adults with congenital heart disease and their management
  • Interpret angiographic data in congenital cardiac defects and envision the best angiographic projections for each defect
  • Employ new advanced imaging during interventional cardiac procedures
  • List the equipment and supplies needed to perform cases safely and effectively in a congenital cardiac cath lab


If you are in the third or fourth year of a pediatric cardiology fellowship in the US or Canada, interested in cardiac catheterization, and have not previously attended this SCAI Fellows Course, you are eligible for the SCAI Fellows Congenital Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course.

Scholarship Details

All accepted participants will receive:

  • Complimentary registration for the SCAI Fellows Congenital Heart Disease  Interventional Cardiology Course
  • Reimbursed hotel accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Miami for four nights (December 1-4)
  • Reimbursed ground transportation up to $250 (home to airport, airport to hotel, and vice versa only) for attendees coming from the US or Canada
  • For attendees coming from the US or Canada, reimbursed coach airfare to and from Miami up to $750 (restrictions apply, the full travel policy will be provided upon acceptance) 

Full participation is required for 100 percent reimbursement. All attendees must: 

  • Arrive at the hotel before the first session beginning 3:00 PM on Friday, December 1
  • Make flight arrangements that depart after the final session ending at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 4
  • Participate in all sessions, including the exhibit hall tour and satellite meal functions

Required Documentation

  • A signed letter from your program director stating the dates of your fellowship
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae (CV)

Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified within two weeks on the status of your application.

International Attendees

SCAI is excited to welcome international fellows to the SCAI 2023 Fellows Courses. We set aside a specific number of scholarships for our Interventional Course and Congenital Heart Disease Course for attendees outside of the US and Canada. These scholarships are distributed among SCAI’s international societal partners who in turn, select the fellows. Please contact your local society for details.

International fellows may apply for the congenital course, however, preference is given to those training in the US. International fellows will not be accepted for the Advanced Courses. If you have additional questions, please contact Liz Burke

Important! Real ID

The deadline to have a Real ID is May 7, 2025. Your driver's license or state-issued ID may not be accepted when flying domestically. 

Federal officials will let Real ID applicants submit the required documents electronically to help states meet the May 7 deadline. For more information, go to:


Learn the Knowledge and Skills Needed for Post-Fellowship Practice at SCAI 2023 Fellows Courses

December 1 - 5, 2023

Miami, Florida