September 14-16, 2017 | Downtown Cincinnati, OH

Join us September 14-16, 2017 in Cincinnati for the 27th International Symposium on Adult Congenital Heart Disease. The program is intended for pediatric and adult medical providers, including nursing and allied health professionals, seeking to improve adult congenital heart disease care.


> Register today! Online registration is required.

With over 1.3 million adults in the United States alone, adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) has become a local and global health issue. In its 27th year, the International Symposium on Adult Congenital Heart Disease brings experts from around the world to deliver the latest findings of cutting-edge research as well as practical advice for the treatment of these patients. This meeting offers opportunities for the novice to the ACHD specialist to learn, share strategies and build relationships – with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of adults with congenital heart disease.

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An expert panel of international faculty will speak to a broad curriculum as well as the following special emphasis topics:

  • The Fontan circulation and its multi-organ consequences
  • Ventricular failure and its management
  • Pulmonary hypertension and advanced therapies
  • Maternal-fetal care for women with ACHD
  • Novel interventions and surgical approaches
  • Neurodevelopmental outcomes and assessment in ACHD

Cardiac fellow attendees are invited to an interactive Fellows Summit hosted by experts in the fields of cardiac research, imaging, electrophysiology, intervention, heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Contact hours will be awarded to nurses who attend the entire program and complete an evaluation tool. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-046, 9/1/2018)


Overlooking historic Fountain Square, the Westin Cincinnati boasts an outstanding location in the heart of Cincinnati’s bustling central business district and downtown's vast array of fine restaurants, shops, museums, theaters and celebrated sports stadiums.

A limited number of discounted guest rooms have been reserved at the Westin Cincinnati for this meeting.

To reserve a room, please click here or call the Westin Cincinnati at 1-800-WESTIN1 and mention the "International ACHD Symposium" room block.

Room reservations must be made by August 28, 2017 at 5pm EST.

Welcome to the Queen City 

September in Cincinnati is a beautiful time of the year and our meeting will coincide with downtown’s Oktoberfest Zinzinnati - the largest Oktoberfest in North America - with its nightly program of events a mere two-block walk from the Westin Cincinnati.

In addition to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati festivities, we invite you to explore our Visiting Cincinnati page for great restaurants, unique attractions and more.

General Conference Information

For general questions about the conference, please contact the Continuing Medical Education office at or 513-636-6732.