Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the 28th Brazilian Congress of Pediatric Cardiology, Congenital Heart Diseases, Intervention, and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, to be hosted in the picturesque city of Gramado.

In 2014, when we had the honor of hosting this grand event, the Departments of Pediatric Cardiology (DCC/CP) and Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery (DCCVPed) collaborated to establish the Brazilian Congress of Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery. That year, in partnership with the Department of Congenital Heart Diseases of the Brazilian Society of Hemodynamics and Interventional Cardiology (SBHCI), we held the second edition of the Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Forum.

In 2025, we are proudly consolidating the union and integration of these three societies, offering the best care for congenital heart disease in Brazil. We believe this union will foster our growth as a leading society dedicated to integrated care for patients with congenital heart diseases, from fetus to adult.

Our congress will feature a comprehensive scientific program, including advancements in cardiovascular imaging diagnostics, intensive care innovations, new medications, percutaneous interventions, and surgical techniques. Extensive case discussions will span from fetal to adult care, all set in the welcoming atmosphere of Brazil’s Serra Gaúcha.

This year, we are delighted to collaborate with the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS), which is organizing a Pre-Congress Symposium on intensive care for neonatal and pediatric congenital heart diseases. Additionally, they will host a Multidisciplinary Symposium for nursing and allied professionals involved in congenital heart disease care. This collaboration with PCICS will enhance our event scientifically and lead to new partnerships between our societies. Several international colleagues have already confirmed their attendance.

Our social events are being meticulously planned to create moments of camaraderie and enjoyment, showcasing the extraordinary hospitality of the Serra Gaúcha.

Gramado offers exceptional cuisine, beautiful walks, excellent shopping, and spectacular theme parks for children. Bring your families and enjoy a unique experience in this charming and magical place. Bring your families and enjoy a unique experience in this charming and magical place.

As October brings warmer weather, we aim to keep our congress informal yet high-level. Neck ties will be optional throughout the congress—feel free to dress comfortably!

Visit Gramado to savor the cuisine and hospitality of the Serra Gaúcha, reconnect with colleagues and friends, share experiences, and gain new knowledge.

Please visit our website frequently for important information, deadlines, and schedule updates.

We look forward to seeing you in Gramado and sharing special moments together.

Dr. Estela Suzana K. Horowitz