• Family Education.
  • Heart Institute Family Education Day


    Join us for the 3rd Annual Heart Institute Family Education Day on Saturday, November 8!

    When: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2014
    Where: Sabin Auditorium, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229
    Who should attend: Parents, guardians and caregivers of children with congenital heart disease; adult survivors of congenital heart disease


    About Our Program
    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 brings them and medical care providers together 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.

    This year's theme is Long Term Outcomes in CHD: Caring for a New Generation of Survivors.

    Click here to register
    Registration must be made by October 31, 2014.

    Guest Speaker
    We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Page will be our guest speaker this year.

    Jennifer's son, Max, gained worldwide fame in 2011 when he appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for Volkswagen. Max became known as “Mini Darth Vader.” He was born with a congenital heart defect that required eight major surgeries by the time he turned eight years old. Jennifer will share her family’s journey.

    Who Should Attend?
    Parents, guardians and caregivers of children with congenital heart disease are invited to attend this event. Adult survivors of congenital heart disease may also find this event informative.

    Child Care
    Registrants may once again bring their children ages one to 12 to participate in our free, on-site concurrent children’s program, regardless of medical needs. This wonderful service is provided by certified child life specialists, child life assistants and hospital volunteers. The Division of Child Life and Integrative Care is committed to the practice of family-centered care by promoting play, education, and developmental and psychosocial support. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will also be provided for the children free of charge. Infants may stay with their parent(s) during the event.

    Please indicate your interest in child care during online registration.


    Accommodations
    Rooms at Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati are available at a discounted rate of $139.00 per night for Friday, November 7, and Saturday, November 8. The Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center is located less than 0.7 miles from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Please use the following reservation link. Reservations must be made by Friday, October 17.

    Book your group rate: HI Family Education Day 2014.