• Heart Institute Family Education Day

    Save the date for our 4th Annual Heart Institute Family Education Day!

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

    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.

    Please check back at the end of the summer for details

    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. 

    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.

    Free on-site child care and a concurrent children’s educational program will be offered for children ages 1 to 13.

    Guest Speaker Amy E. Basken 

    Director of Programs, Pediatric Congenital Heart Association (PCHA)

    Amy 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.

    Amy has a Masters of Sciences degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, graduating in 1996. She worked for 10 years as a clinical speech pathologist with an expertise in voice and swallowing pathology.

    When she’s not working to empower others, Amy is busy managing an active household that includes her husband and three school age children. In any spare time, you will find Amy singing, knitting, or escaping into a good book.