• Heart Institute Family Education Day

    Save the Date: Saturday, October 29

    Join us for the 5th Annual Family Education Day on Saturday, October 29 as we journey Into the Wild: Charting Unfamiliar Territory Together. This event is a unique educational opportunity for families of children and adults impacted by congenital heart disease.

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    2015 Family Education Day: Acceptance, Action and Advocacy

      Guest Speaker Amy Basken (view recording)
      Director of Programs, Pediatric Congenital Heart Association (PCHA)

      Basken Headshot 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.

      Plenary Session 1 | ACCEPTANCE
      Physician Panel 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               

          Plenary Session 2 | ACTION (view recording)
          Surgical Advances: James Tweddell, MD, Professor of Pediatric Surgery; Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute
          Medical Advances: Andrew Redington, MD, Director, Division of Cardiology; Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute

          Family Fun Night hosted by Mended Little Hearts

          Following Family Education Day, participant families were invited to join Mended Little Hearts for Family Fun Night at GameWorks.