Kids at Heart offers an annual educational conference for parents, caregivers and healthcare providers who care for children or teenagers affected by heart defects.
Register for the 16th Annual Parenting your Heart Child Conference.
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 18
Children's Office Park (directions)
1680 Tullie Circle NE, Classroom 5
Atlanta, GA 30329
Topics that will be covered include:
- Physical and emotional wellbeing of adolescents with CHD
- Barriers to care
- Supporting your heart child's emotional and behavioral health
- Compassion meditation
- Tools for traveling your journey
- An adult CHD panel
Morning snack and lunch will be provided.
Register by Friday, April 10.
8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
Living with Congenital Heart Disease as an Adult
Ginnie Abarbanell, MD, Sibley Heart Center Cardiology
9:40 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
Barriers to Staying in Care
Mike McConnell, MD, Sibley Heart Center Cardiology
10:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
Supporting your Heart Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Health
Dawn Ilardi, PhD, ABPP-CN, Department of Neuropsychology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Compassion Meditation: Care for Caregivers
Samuel Fernandez-Carriba, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Affordable Health Care Act for your Family
Laura Colbert, MPH, CHES, Community Outreach Manager, Georgians for a Healthy Future
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tools for Traveling Your JourneyKim Russell, Ambassador for the ACHA, founder and co-leader of the Adult Congenital Hearts of Greater Atlanta
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Adults Living with CHD: A Panel Discussion
Closing and Evaluation
Download a print-friendly agenda. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-785-6109 for details about speakers, topics and online registration.