The Heart Institute

at Cincinnati Children’s


The Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's is dedicated to achieving high-quality, patient-centered outcomes that rival or surpass those at other centers,
for even the most challenging cases. U.S. News & World Report ranks us among the best in the nation for pediatric heart care and heart surgery. We’re a referral center for patients from across the United States and the world; in one year, we treated patients from 47 states and 22 countries.

In addition to our exceptional care, the Heart Institute strives to offer robust educational opportunities covering a variety of important topics. To learn more about the conferences presented by the Heart Institute, check out the list below.



7th Annual Clinical Exercise Testing and Therapeutics Symposium

The 7th Annual Clinical Exercise Testing and Therapeutics Symposium will take place February 28-29, 2020 at the Double Tree Hilton in Lawrenceburg addressing the application of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET)  in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease patients, and patients with pulmonary disease. Additional topics covered the use of imaging modalities during CPET, the evaluations of patients with Pacemakers and ICDs, the use of cardiac rehabilitation in pediatric and adult patients and the training of professionals as providers of CPET and cardiac rehabilitation.

Clinical exercise and rehabilitation professionals, physicians, allied health professionals, nurses and students were invited to attend this innovative program.

Please click here to learn more and and to access information from last year’s conference.


11th Annual Cardiovascular Ultrasound Conference

The 11th Annual CV Conference programming will address the application of echocardiographic methodology and utility in pediatric and adult patients with cardiovascular disease as well as newly developed techniques and adaptation to clinical practice.

The next Conference will take place September 20-21, 2019.

Registration is now open.


International Symposium on Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) has become a local and global health issue, affecting over 1.3 million adults in the United States alone. This International Symposium, hosted by the Cincinnati Children’s ACHD Program 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.

The International Symposium on Adult Congenital Heart Disease will be hosted in Cincinnati in June 2020.


International Symposium on Acute Kidney Injury in Children

Cincinnati Children's Heart Institute and Center for Acute Care Nephrology held the 3rd International Symposium on Acute Kidney Injury in Children October 12-14, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

The conference programming provided an interactive educational platform for physicians, nurses and affiliated healthcare professionals who care for children with, or at-risk for, AKI. Physician specialties represented included include nephrology, critical care medicine, cardiology and neonatology.

New videos of conference sessions are released on the conference page each month. Please check back for updates.

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