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President’s Message: March 2012
22nd ACHD Symposium in Toronto:
10% Reduction of the Registration Fee for Paying CACH Network and ISACHD Members
It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 22nd Annual International Symposium on Adult Congenital Heart Disease, which will be held at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel from May 30 – June 2, 2012. This Symposium, organized in partnership with the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland (Oregon), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, University of Cincinnati (Ohio) and University of Toronto, is a unique forum where medical professionals can meet their colleagues from around the world, and exchange ideas and information in the field of Adult Congenital Heart Disease.
‘Beyond Saving Lives’ is the theme of the Symposium. Thousands of lives of children have been saved, but we are facing new challenges in the growing and aging congenital heart disease population. In addition to the common long-term complications such as heart failure, arrhythmias, the Fontan disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension and others, we are challenged with end of life questions and the provision of advanced/supportive care, which has been ignored and neglected in our young patients so far. A plenary session (Beyond Saving Lives or “Code Palliative”: Quality Death and Dying Experience) and a Workshop (Advanced Care Planning in Adult Congenital Heart Disease) will cover this hot topic amongst many others.
Dr. Ivan Rebeyka: Distinguished speaker of the Dr. William G. Williams Lecture Dr. Gary Webb, Cincinnati was the inaugural speaker of this lecture, which was introduced in honor of Dr. Williams’ contribution to the field of congenital heart disease in 2008. Dr. Ivan Rebeyka, Edmonton, will be the distinguished speaker at this year’s meeting; the title of his presentation is Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome – New Challenges of a New Generation of CHD Patients
I expect the Symposium to provide the best of science and education in this area of practice. The Program is designed for all healthcare professionals working with Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and should familiarize participants with the latest clinical information on the diagnosis and management for ACHD. Nursing and Congenital Cardiac Care Associates will also have a major educational role within this Program.
For more information please visit: www.uhn.ca/ACHDConference2012.asp.
Information at a glance:
Abstract: Submission is open. Submission Deadline: March 30, 2012 (6 am EST)
- Abstracts will be considered for all aspects of care for adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD), including cardiac issues in the inpatient and outpatient areas, ACHD nursing, surgical, anesthesia and perfusion research, interventional procedures, and diagnostic testing. The Faculty Members will select the accepted abstracts and notify the submitting author of acceptance by April 14, 2012.
Work that has been previously presented at local, national or international meetings will be considered for presentation at the Toronto Symposium. However, material that has been already published as a manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal will not be considered.
- The top three abstracts will be presented as oral presentations on May 31 and June 1, 2012. The Winners of the best abstracts will receive the Nurse’s and Physician’s Investigator Award; their registration fee will be waived for the 23rd International Symposium at Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA (USA) in 2013.
Registration & Fees
Early Registration until April 15, 2012. Special Rates for Paying ISACHD and/or CACH Network Members
Early Registration (until April 15, 2012)
Special Rate for Paying ISACHD and/or CACH Network Members (until April 15, 2012)
- Physicians: $850.00 CDN
- Trainees, Nurse, Cardiac Care Associates: $650.00 CDN
- Physicians: $765.00 CDN
- Trainees, Nurse, Cardiac Care Associates: $585.00 CDN
- Special room rates are available until April 30, 2012: single and double room for only $189.00 CDN
- Online Registration is available at
ACHD at ACC 0.12
There is a link on the CACH Network Website to the ACC 0.12 meeting in Chicago (March 24 – 27, 2012 (http://accscientificsession.cardiosoure.org/ACC12.aspx).
Dan G. McNamara Lecture
Dr. Jane Somerville is the distinguished speaker for the Dan G. McNamara lecture on Sunday, March 25 at 2.15 pm. This lecture is embedded in the session entitled Legends in Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Somerville will share her experience with ‘Fifty Years with Cardiac Surgeons’. A panel discussion on lifelong care of the CHD patient will follow her presentation. The session will meet in McCormick Place North, N228.
The semiannual meeting will be held in Blackstone Renaissance hotel in Chicago on Sunday, March 25 at 7 pm I hope to welcome many CACH Network members at the ISACHD meeting at 7 pm. Please visit www.isachd.org for more information.
Renewal of Your CACH Network Membership
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) sent you the renewal notice for your CACH Network membership. The membership dues are invoiced on a calendar year.
The CACH Network Website (www.cachnet.ca) continues to be a great success: there are more than 10,000 visitors and more than 140,000 hits per month. You have access to national and international guidelines, to links of national and international organizations in cardiovascular medicine and in the field of congenital heart disease and you get information about congenital heart disease meetings amongst other valuable information.
Maintenance of the Website, however, is causing major expenses. Take advantage of the affordable annual membership fee of $100.00, which is among the lowest for professional organisations. Reduction of the Registration fee for the ACHD Toronto Meeting 2012 is another privilege and benefit for paying CACH Network members. Please follow the instructions of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society to renew your CACH Network membership or contact Angela Kennie (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
I highly appreciate your ongoing support and interest in the CACH Network and renewal of your membership. Your contribution makes a difference.
President, CACH Network