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Toronto ACHD Symposium

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WINNERS of the ISACHD AWARDS: 

ISACHD YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

GENOTYPE IMPACTS SURVIVAL IN MARFAN'S SYNDROME

Romy Franken; Maarten Groenink; Vivian de Waard; Helena MA Feenstra; Arthur J Scholte; Maarten P van den Berg; Gerard Pals; Aeilko Zwinderman; Janneke Timmermans;
Barbara JM Mulder;

AMC, Department Cardiology, Amsterdam

ISACHD CCA AWARD

ADULT CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE SURGERY IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD

Dorothy (DIsty) Pearson; Curt Daniels; Kimberlee Gauvreau; Kathy Jenkins; Paul Khairy;

BostonChildren's Hospital, Bedford, United States

All accepted abstracts are available under Abstract Presentations

ACHD FlyerOn behalf of the Course Directors, I would like to invite you to participate in the 25th Annual International Symposium on Adult Congenital Heart Disease. This Symposium reflects a long partnership between the faculties of Oregon Health & Science University, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre/University of Cincinnati and University of Toronto. It is a unique forum where medical professionals meet their colleagues from around the world, and exchange ideas and information in the rapidly growing field of Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD).

International faculty and attendees have gathered annually to educate, learn and receive updates about the latest innovations in diagnosis and management for Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

This year's Symposium presents new features:

  • The one day Symposium on heart failure will cover all diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of this evolving challenge in the rapidly growing ACHD population.
  • Investigators will present oral abstracts related to the topic discussed in the plenary sessions.
  • The International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD) will award the best abstract submitted by Physicians and by Cardiac Care Associates. The winners will receive the ISACHD Young Investigator Award and the ISACHD Cardiac Care Associate Investigator Award.

 

Dr. Glen van Arsdell, Division-Head Cardiovascular Surgery at SickKids, Toronto, will be our distinguished guest speaker and will deliver the Dr. William G. Williams Lecture.

The following topics amongst others will be discussed:

  • Heart failure, transplantation & VAD in ACHD
  • Coronary anomalies
  • Hereditary aortopathies
  • The Fontan disease
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Challenges and success in multi-centre ACHD research
  • What are the top challenges in ACHD care in the next 10 years?
  • Hoping for the best, while preparing for the worst
  • Quality assurance
  • Patient care considerations for nurses and other cardiac care associates

 
I expect the Symposium to provide the best of science and education in this area of practice. The Program is designed for all healthcare professionals working with Adult Congenital Heart Disease and should familiarize participants with the latest clinical information on the diagnosis and management for ACHD. Nurses and Cardiac Care Associates also have a major organizational and educational role within this Program.

 

Erwin Oechslin, MD FRCPC
Chair of the Course Directors