• Family Education Day Archive

    2014 - 3rd Annual Heart Institute Family Education Day

    Jennifer Page: Use Your FORCE (video)

    • 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 shares her family’s journey.

    Plenary Session I: Caring for the Family Challenges of a New Generation of Survivors (video)

    • Family Relationship: Glenn Stanton, MSW, President of Family Affairs - Stanton Household & Hollee Stanton, MBW, SM, Vice President of Family Affairs - Stanton Household
    • Personal Finance: Leslie Sams, congenital heart disease parent & Teresa L. Bowling, family financial advocate
    • Family Education Research: Joshua Daily, MD, clinical fellow, Heart Institute

    Plenary Session II: Caring for the Cardiac Challenges of a New Generation of Survivors (video)

    • Cardiac Transplantation: Chesney Castleberry, MD, cardiologist, heart failure and transplant, Heart Institute
    • Fertility & Pregnancy: Christopher Learn, MD, cardiologist, Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, Heart Institute
    • Adult CHD Revision Surgery: Roosevelt Bryant, III, MD, surgeon, cardiothoracic surgery, Heart Institute

    Plenary Session III: Caring for the Kid-Specific Non-Cardiac Challenges of a New Generation of Survivors (video)

    • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) In Children with CHD: Julia Anixt, MD, pediatrician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    • Stress and Anxiety Management: Rich Gilman, PhD, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry / professor, Department of General Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati

    2013 - 2nd Annual Heart Institute Family Education Day

    Plenary Session I: Frontiers of Scientific Research

    • Burns Blaxall, PhD - Director, Translational Science, The Heart Institute
    • Jeffrey Robbins, PhD - Executive Co-Director, The Heart Institute and Director, Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology
    • Paula Goldenberg, MD - Clinical Geneticist, The Heart Institute

    Plenary Session 2: New Medical Devices and Clinical Frontiers

    • David Morales, MD - Executive Co-Director, The Heart Institute and Director, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Bryan Goldstein, MD - Cardiologist, Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention, The Heart Institute
    • Jim Cnota, MD - Director, Neonatal Cardiology and Fetal Echocardiography, The Heart Institute

    Plenary Session 3: Modern Practices in Long-Term CHD Outcomes

    • Haleh Heydarian, MD - Clinical Director, Heart Institute-Kindervelt Neurodevelopmental and Educational Clinic
    • Nicolas Madsen, MD - Medical Director, Inpatient Cardiology, The Heart Institute
    • Christopher Learn, MD - Cardiologist, Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease, The Heart Institute

    Plenary Session 4: A New Era of Communication: Patients, Families, and the Medical Team

    • Jodi Lemacks - National Program Director, Mended Little Hearts
    • Irina Parkins, PhD - Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    2012 - 1st Annual Heart Institute Family Education Day

    Plenary Session 1: Living with Heart Disease

    • Michelle Ernst, MD – Director, Behavioral Medicine Consultation-Liaison Service, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
    • Thomas Kimball, MD – Medical Director, The Heart Institute
    • Camille Graham, MD – Executive Physician Community Leader
    • Lisa Butler – Chair, Mended Little Hearts of Cincinnati

    Plenary Session 2: Developmental and School Experiences: What to Expect

    • Bradley S. Marino, MD – Director, Heart Institute Neurodevelopmental Clinic, The Heart Institute
    • Mary Kay Irwin, EdD (ABD) – Manager, School Intervention Program, The Heart Institute

    Plenary Session 3: Transitioning

    • Heather Rieselman, BSN, RN – Cardiac Intensive Care Nurse, The Heart Institute
    • Frank Biro, MD – Division Director, Adolescent Medicine
    • Christopher Learn, MD – Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiologist, The Heart Institute

    Living with Heart Disease: A Panel Discussion