• Heart Institute Family Education Day

    A Heartfelt Thank You

    Thanks to all who attended for making the 2015 Family Education Day a success. We had record attendance and representation from seven states. Parents, caregivers and adult patients valued the table lunches with faculty and the opportunity to ask questions of the experts, including further development of peer-to-peer support. Kids had a fantastic time doing crafts, taking photos with friends in the photo booth, playing in Seacrest Studios and learning about heart health. Our dear partners Mended Little Hearts of Cincinnati hosted a family fun night for all who attended Family Education Day. 

    We look forward to seeing you in 2016.

    View the video recordings from the 2015 Family Education Day:

    • Plenary Session 1 | ACCEPTANCE (link coming soon)
      Moderator: Nicolas Madsen, MD, Medical Director, Inpatient Cardiology, Heart Institute
      Julia Anixt, MD, Pediatrician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
      Thomas Kimball, MD, Professor of Pediatrics; Medical Director, Heart Institute
      Christopher Learn, MD, Cardiologist, Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, Heart Institute

    About Our Program (2015)

    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. We invite children, adolescents and adults as we journey through Acceptance, Action and Advocacy.

    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.

    Family Fun Night hosted by Mended Little Hearts

    Following Family Education Day, participant families are invited to join Mended Little Hearts for Family Fun Night at GameWorks. Please visit Newport on the Levee's website for directions and parking information. Hosted by Mended Little Hearts.