Please join us for our monthly group designed to support all in our ACHD community
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
UCLA 200 Medical Plaza #224 Conference Room
Group Facilitator: David Highfill, LCSW
RSVP to (310) 794-5636 (space limited to 20 people)
When: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Where: Griffith Park, Crystal Springs Picnic Area, 4370 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Time: Registration 8:00 AM/ Walk Kick-Off is 9:00 AM
What: Offering 3K & 5K family friendly walk routes.
The theme for this year’s ACHA National Conference is The Changing Landscape of Congenital Heart Disease. The Conference offers a unique opportunity for the entire adult congenital heart disease community to come together. Patients, families, healthcare providers and researchers interact, learn, and build hope for the future.
June 1-3, 2017
The DoubleTree by Hilton Universal Orlando, Florida
To register and to find out more information, visit:
Heart Walk 2016 at Griffith Park, May 1, 2016
When: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Where:Griffith Park, Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Registration - 8:00 AM; Walk kick off - 9:00 AM
What: Offering 3K and 5K family friendly walk routes
Learn more »
The Coarctation of the Aorta Foundation is here to help you. COA is holding their first Southern California get together on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 11:30AM to 1:30PM), Hermosa Beach, CA
Patient/Family Forum: Farewell to Dr. John Child
On May 24th, 2012 we held a patient/family forum at the Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical center which was attended by 80 patients and family members. The evening included a panel discussion among 7 patients with tetralogy of Fallot, spotlighting the generational differences in surgical management and prognosis from those who were born in the 1950's to those born in the 1980's.
This panel was followed by a presentation of the highlights of John Child's 35 year career at UCLA, including a touching picture montage. The program ended with presentation of a crystal plaque to Dr. Child, with a message of gratitude for 35 years of dedication to the care of adults with congenital heart disease. We adjourned to a cocktail reception, where patients had the opportunity to pay their respects to Dr. Child, as well as interface with the other doctors and nurses from the Center. The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) had an informational booth, as did the National Marfan Foundation (NMF). A tribute fund in honor of Dr. Child was created to address the highest priorities of the Center, including continuing Dr. Child's legacy of world-class patient care, education, and research.
For more information about this event or the tribute fund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 825-2019.