Cardiac Teen Programs

The Teen Programs are designed for Children's Sibley Heart Center patients between the ages of 13 and 18

Save the date for the next Teen Event! Saturday, March 29, 2014 - more info coming soon! .

Contact Kati at katherine.keyes@choa.org for more information.

Teeenagers involved in the program will participate in two outings during the spring and fall. These exclusive, teen-only activities provide teenagers living with a heart defect opportunities to interact with their peers. Teens are able to relate, connect and build friendships in a fun and relaxing environment.

Previous events have been held at:

  • Dave & Buster's
  • The Bodies Exhibit
  • Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain 
  • Atlanta Braves game
  • Mini golf and arcades

Adolescent Transition Conference

The 2014 Adolescent Transition Conference will be held in the fall, 2014. Email katherine.keyes@choa.org for more information.

"I have been a patient at Children's for years. I just turned 17, and my doctor told me I have to transition to an adult hospital in a few years. What hospital will I go to? Will my new doctors know what I need? What if I get sick at college? Who will remind me to take my medicine? My doctor told me to attend the adolescent transition conference. I can bring my parents, ask questions and learn how to take care of myself."

This annual conference, for cardiac and transplant patients ages 13 to 20, is a day of education and fun. The conference provides information about the transition from pediatric to adult healthcare. Topics may include:
  • Understanding and Maintaining Healthcare Coverage into Adulthood
  • How Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Disease or Transplant
  • How Disability Services can Held College and Technical School students
  • How to Transition Healthcare Responsibilities From Parent to Teen
  • Parent and Teen Breakout Sessions 

Parents are welcome to attend. Held at a local Dave & Buster's, this conference is free and includes lunch and games. Contact Kati Keyes at katherine.keyes@choa.org if you have questions.