• Heart Institute Family Education Day

    Family Education Day presented by the Heart Institute

    Saturday, November 14, 2015
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

    Registration Now Open!

    Registration must be made by Friday, October 30.

    Join us for an important, educational opportunity for families of children impacted by heart disease. We invite children, adolescents and adults as we journey through Acceptance, Action and Advocacy.

    About Our Program 

    The Heart Institute Family Education Day is an all-day conference designed for parents, guardians and caregivers of children with all types of heart disease. This event will bring them together with medical care providers for a casual day of education, information and hands-on learning. In addition, families will be able to meet and discuss pertinent issues that they face.  

    Celebrate your child and your family’s journey: There will be an exciting opportunity to take part in an art project to be presented as a gift for the A6 central playroom. 

    Guest Speaker Amy E. Basken 

    Director of Programs, Pediatric Congenital Heart Association (PCHA)

    Basken HeadshotAmy is a founding member of the PCHA. As the mother of a child with a heart defect, Amy has had the privilege of spending the last nine years leading congenital heart disease advocacy efforts for many of the largest national congenital heart disease organizations, coalitions and consortiums. Her accomplishments include the introduction, passage and funding of the Congenital Heart Futures Act, the development and growth of the Congressional Congenital Heart Caucus, as well as coordinating national messaging for the Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening movement. We are pleased to have Amy join us!


    Single | $25  Couple | $35
    Fees are for adult participants and include breakfast, lunch and breaks. Difficulty in paying the full fee should not prevent you from attending this event. A limited number of scholarships are available. Register here by Friday, October 30.

    Child Care

    Free on-site child care and a concurrent children’s educational program will be offered for children ages one to 13. Additional information is included in the complete agenda. Please indicate your interest in child care during online registration.


    Rooms at Embassy Suites Cincinnati – RiverCenter are available at a discounted rate of $123.00 for Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14. The hotel is located in Covington, Kentucky, less than 5 miles from Cincinnati Children’s. The special rate includes hot made-to-order breakfast, a two-hour evening reception as well as complimentary self-parking in the garage beneath the hotel.

    Rates are valid for single/double occupancy. Additional adults are $10 per person, per night. Cancellation of any reservation must be made 48 hours prior to arrival date and confirmed by the hotel cancellation number. Hotel's room rates are subject to applicable state/occupancy taxes at the time of check-in (currently 11.06%).  

    To make reservations, call 859-261-8400. Hotel reservations must be made by Monday, October 26.

    New! Family Fun Night

    Join us at GameWorks on Newport on the Levee after the conference for complimentary finger foods and games! We will gather in our reserved private room at 6pm. Everyone attending will receive a one-hour game card. Please indicate your attendance during online registration. Hosted by Mended Little Hearts.

    Please visit Newport on the Levee’s website for directions and parking information.