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ACHD in 2020: Strategies for Managing Patients in Your Practice Symposium

Prior to the start of the ACC.20 and World Congress of Cardiology Conference, join the leaders of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Massachusetts General Hospital for a symposium on the strategies for patient management. This symposium is being presented by the Heartfelt Dreams Foundation as part of its Expanding the Medical World program to provide emotional, educational and financial support to the patients and families living with congenital heart disease and the medical professionals who care for those patients. Registration and dinner are free.

Course Directors

Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD - Associate Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program | Co-director, Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Program
Ami Bhatt, MD - Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Chris Learn, MD - Cardiologist

Target Audience

Cardiologists and cardiac nurse practitioners.

Program Agenda (subject to modifications)

6:00-6:20 pm                 Cocktail reception

6:20-6:30 pm                 Opening remarks
                                       Eric Ankerud, President and CEO of the Heartfelt Dreams Foundation

6:30-6:50 pm                 ACHD overview (volume, referral, mortality)
                                       Chris Learn, MD

6:50-7:10 pm                 Septal defects
                                       Ami Bhatt, MD

7:10-7:30 pm                 BAV and coarct
                                       Ami Bhatt, MD

7:30-7:50 pm                 RVOT obstruction, TOF
                                       Chris Learn, MD

7:50-8:00 pm                 Break

8:00-8:20 pm                 Pregnancy in heart disease
                                       Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD

8:20-8:40 pm                 Anomalous coronary arteries
                                       Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD

8:40-9:00 pm                 Questions and answer
                                       Ami Bhatt, MD, Chris Learn, MD, and Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD

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To register, contact:

Lisa Defabritiis
SGMURRAY@mgh.harvard.edu 
617-643-3238

Location Information

This evening program will be hosted at the Park Hyatt Hotel at 800 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 606111. Registration and dinner are free.

For more information about the venue, visit the Park Hyatt website.

Heartfelt Dreams Foundation will be providing financial assistance options for air travel and hotel accommodation to cardiologists and other medical professionals who register to attend the ACHD Symposium.  For details, please visit www.heartfeltdreamsfoundation.org, or contact Eric Ankerud at eric@heartfeltdreamsfoundation.org.

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Dr. Bhatt, Dr. DeFaria Yeh and Dr. Learn

Dr. Bhatt, Dr. DeFaria Yeh and Dr. Learn

Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD - Associate Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Co-director, Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Program

Dr. Doreen DeFaria Yeh currently serves as the associate director of the Mass General Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Program and co-director of the Mass General Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Program. She is board certified in internal medicine, adult cardiovascular disease and adult echocardiography. She has received certification from the National Board of Echocardiography for adult comprehensive echocardiography. Her clinical focus is ACHD, pregnancy & cardiovascular disease, particularly high-risk cardiac conditions in pregnancy, as well as echocardiography with expertise in ACHD echocardiography. 

Ami Bhatt, MD - Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Dr. Ami Bhatt currently serves as the director of the Mass General Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Program and is an active clinical cardiologist, clinical investigator and educator. She specializes in lifelong care and empowerment of teens and adults with congenital heart disease, addressing valve problems, heart failure, multidisciplinary surgery, arrhythmia, pregnancy, transition, telemedicine & wellness programs. Dr. Bhatt is dedicated to patient advocacy groups including the AHA and Adult Congenital Heart Association and empowering individuals with CHD to lead full and productive lives.

Christopher Learn, MD - Cardiologist

Dr. Chris Learn is board-certified in internal medicine, general pediatrics, cardiovascular medicine, pediatric cardiology, adult congenital heart disease and adult echocardiography. His interests include adult congenital heart disease, heart disease in pregnancy and echocardiography. He is also active in advocacy for congenital heart disease. He is a member of the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology.

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Heartfelt Dreams Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization, is extraordinarily pleased to be collaborating with the Mass General Corrigan Minehan Heart Center in planning the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Symposium to be held in conjunction with ACC.20 and the World Congress of Cardiology Conference on Friday, March 27, 2020.  Heartfelt Dreams Foundation is dedicated to providing emotional, educational and financial assistance to congenital heart defect patients and their families, as well as the medical professionals who care for these patients. This symposium is being presented by Heartfelt Dreams Foundation as part of its Expanding the Medical World education program with the generous support of corporate sponsors and individual donors.

The Ankerud Family

Heartfelt Dreams Foundation will be providing financial assistance options for air travel and hotel accommodation to cardiologists and other medical professionals who register to attend the ACHD Symposium before March 1, 2020.  For further information, please visit www.heartfeltdreamsfoundation.org, or contact Eric Ankerud at eric@heartfeltdreamsfoundation.org.

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