Kids at Heart Family Dinners

Kids at Heart Family Dinners are open to all Kids at Heart families and all patient families on the Cardiac Step-down Unit or the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). 

They give patients and families who are currently in the hospital a chance to:

  • Spend time with families who have been at Children's in the past and who have faced similar issues.
  • Enjoy a 30-45 minute educational presentation on cardiac topics or resources.  
  • Eat a group dinner, which we provide free of charge.

Date and Time
The 4th Tuesday of the month (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED), January through October
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Children's at Egleston, First floor Conference Center - Classroom 5

For more information please email or call 404.785.6109.

2015 Schedule

January 27

Cardiac Research: What is it, Why we do it, and What Parents can Expect -Jan Fernandez, BS RRT-NPS, CCRC, Senior Research Coordinator , Cardiothoracic Research, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

February 24

 Camp Braveheart -Richard Lamphier, RN,  Kati Keyes, Assistant Director and Matthew Gunther, Camp Counselor and former CHOA patient

 March 24

 Living an active lifestyle with CHD  - Jaime Brown, Adult CHD Patient

 April 27

Words of Wisdom from “Momma Phil”  - Phyllis Marchant, RN

 May 19(Please note, this is NOT the fourth Tuesday of the month)

Supporting your Heart Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Health - Dawn Ilardi, PhD, ABPP-CN, Department of Neuropsychology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

June 24 -(Please note, this is NOT the fourth Tuesday of the month)

Cognitively Based Compression Training  -Samuel Fernandez-Carriba, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics Emory University School of Medicine

July 28

 Baby Wearing for Children with Special Medical Needs - Atlanta Chapter of Babywearing International

 August 25

Tools for Traveling your CHD Journey - Kim Russell, Ambassador for the ACHA, founder and co-leader of the Adult Congenital Hearts of Greater Atlanta

September 22

Project SAVE - Richard Lamphier, RN

October 27

To Be Determined


Former Family Dinner Presentations [Archives]