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Adult Congenital Heart Association
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Dec 02 8:00AM - 12:30PM

The St. Louis Regional Conference is a dynamic partnership between the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the Washington University Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program. We invite you, your family and friends to learn about specialized lifelong care for adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) and to connect with the ACHD community. You will have the opportunity to listen and learn from experts in ACHD. Please join us on December 2, 2017. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:00 am and the program is from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm.

Registration for this event is $15 by November 29, 2017, and $20 after this date.

Speakers & Panelists

Joseph Billadello MD -Director, Washington University Center for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Philip Ludbrook, MD - Washington University, Professor Emeritus, Center for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Kathryn Lindley, MD - Director, Washington University Center for Women's Heart Disease

David Balzer, MD - Interventional Cardiology, St. Louis Children's Hospital

Ronald Grady, MD - Cardiologist, St. Louis Children's Hospital

Aaron Abarbanell, MD - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Amy Mueller, NP - Nurse Practitioner, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Heart Center

Program Topics Include:

Advances in Interventional Cardiology

Exercise and Sports Participation

Surgical Advances

Pregnancy and Contraception

The Transition Process

Patient Presentations about the Transition Experience

Mental Health and Community Resources


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

ACHA recommends that all attendees be over the age of 18. Anyone between the ages of 13 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Children under the age of 13 will not be admitted.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available in the St. Louis Children's Hospital Visitor Garage at the intersection of Kingshighway Boulevard and Children's Place For additional information and a map, please see Parking tickets will be validated.

Where can I stay if I am traveling from out of town?

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Parkway Hotel, 4550 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108 at the rate of $119 for an Executive King Room and $124 for an Executive Double Bed Room. You can make reservations online at or call the hotel at 314- 256-7777 and ASK for Group #8241. Reservations must be made by 11/20/2017.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Paula Miller at

Photo Release

ACHA will take digital photographs and videos at this event, which may be used for ACHA publications, social media, media releases, brochures and on ACHA's website. ACHA does not intend to use these images in any matter other than for the purpose stated above. By registering for the conference, you are granting permission for ACHA to use your image in this matter and you hereby waive the right to inspect versions of your image used for publication or the written copy used in connection with the images.

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