Many thanks to everyone who joined us for the 27th International Symposium on Adult Congenital Heart Disease.
Together, we continue to advance ACHD care.

The next Cincinnati conference will be held June 11-13, 2020 - please check this page for more details as they are confirmed.

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 2017 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.


Overview

In 2017, an expert panel of international faculty spoke 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

Download the 2017 Conference Agenda here.

2020 topics are TBD - check back for updates on this page.

 
Meeting endorsed by ISACHD (International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease), a global umbrella organization of national/regional ACHD societies/working groups.

Meeting endorsed by ISACHD (International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease), a global umbrella organization of national/regional ACHD societies/working groups.


Accreditation

Physician Credit
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cincinnati Children’s designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
16.75 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)

Claiming Credit
An electronic evaluation will be emailed immediately following the conference.


 
View Faces of ACHD , our patient stories that show why the ACHD Program at Cincinnati Children's is a world leader.

View Faces of ACHD, our patient stories that show why the ACHD Program at Cincinnati Children's is a world leader.

 
 

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