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Our specialists provide a wide range of treatments, including clinical trial therapies. Call 310-825-9011 to learn more about adult congenital heart disease treatment.

ACHD Webinar in Spanish - Wed April 17th

ACHA is very excited to present its first webinar entirely in Spanish, Estilo de Vida Saludable para el Paciente Adulto con Cardiopatía Congénita (Healthy Lifestyles in ACHD). Our speaker is Jorge Alegria, a native of Concepción, Chile, and the Medical Director at the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute (SHVI) Adult Congenital Heart Program in Charlotte, NC. Jessica Vargas-Miranda, an ACHD advocate, will be the facilitator.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 7pm - 8pm. View Flyer.

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Heart Walk 2023 - Southern California Walk for 1 in 100 is happening in-person October 14th at Griffith Park!

When: Saturday, Oct 14, 2023: Registration 9 a.m./Opening ceremonies 10 a.m.
Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA

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Patient and Family Connections Meetings are open to all Adult Congenital Heart Disease patients and their family members.

The remote meetings are scheduled for the following:  

  • 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]

Transplant Focused Connections Meetings are scheduled for the following:

  • Second 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]

For patients interested in individual counseling:

You may email [email protected] or [email protected] or call our nurse line at 310-794-5636.

ACHD Webinar

Monday, May 8, 2023 12:00 pm
You are cordially invited to join Jamil Aboulhosn, MD, Director of the Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, Streisand Chair in Cardiology for a special webinar featuring updates from the center.

  • Meet some of the center’s outstanding clinicians, who will highlight the latest research and innovative treatments for ACHD
  • Learn why this program continues to set the gold standard for care
  • RSVP to Yvonne Jose at [email protected] or via Zoom
  • View Webinar Flyer (PDF)

Heart Walk 2022

Southern California Walk for 1 in 100 is happening in-person October 15th at Griffith Park!  ACHA 9th National Conference | National Conference | More Information - Thursday, June 23-25, 2022, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
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.


Past Event for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

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.

Dr. Child's Retirement 1
Dr. Child's Retirement 2
Dr. Child's Retirement 3