Last Thursday of every month
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, virtual (Zoom)
Group Facilitator: David Highfill, LCSW
To RSVP and receive the Zoom link, email Yvonne Jose at [email protected]
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Thursday, June 23-25, 2022, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT, Location Virtual
Who Should Attend - ACHA encourages ACHD patients, family members, teens and young adults diagnosed with congenital heart disease to attend the conference. We also invite ACHD doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, nurses, fellows and residents to attend as well.
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 [email protected] or call (310) 825-2019.