Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Patient Perspective

Andrea Waguespack


PLENARY SESSION: Heart Failure Types in ACHD: Differences and Similarities as Compared with Heart Failure in Acquired Heart Disease

Karen Stout, MD, FACC



Novel Medical Therapies in Heart Failure in ACHD

Barbara Mulder, MD, PhD, FESC


Neurohumoral Modification in ACHD vs Heart Failure in Acquired Heart Disease

Alexander Opotowsky, MD, MPH, MMSc

PLENARY SESSION: The FaiIing Right Ventricle – Clinical Cases


Matthias Greutmann, MD, FESC (Switzerland)


Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries with Transcatheter Valve Regurgitation

William Miranda, MD (Team Mayo)


Mustard/Senning Right Ventricle Failure

Preadeepkumar Charla, MD (Team Toronto)


PLENARY SESSION: Fontan Management

The Role of Lymphatics in the Failing Fontan Circulation

Vibeke Hjortdal, MD, PhD, DMSc

Systemic Disease in the Failing Fontan Circulation

Gruschen Veldtman, MBChB, FRCP


Novel Medical Therapies for the Failing Fontan

Joost van Melle, MD, PhD


Diastolic Disease in the Fontan: Diagnosis and Management

Werner Budts, MD, PhD


KEYNOTE LECTURE: Fontan and Advanced Medical Support

Mark Rodefeld, MD


PLENARY SESSION: Fontan Management


How to Set Up a Fontan Clinic

Jack Rychik, MD


End of Life Issues for the Failing Fontan

Adrienne Kovacs, PhD


Role of Exercise and Exercise Rehabilitation in the Fontan Circulation

Joost van Melle, MD, PhD


Gary Webb Annual ACHD Lecture


Introduction to Gary Webb Lecture / A Tribute to Gary Webb 

Erwin Oechslin, MD, FRCPC, FESC / Barbara Mulder, MD, PhD, FESC


PLENARY SESSION: Controversies in Neurodevelopment in ACHD


Adult Neurocognitive Assessment and Developmental Outcomes

Michael Earing, MD


Executive Dysfunction and its Impact on the Lives of Adult Patients

Michelle Gurvitz, MD


Effectively Managing Adolescent and Young Adult Patients with Significant Neurodevelopmental Deficits

Gretchen Carroll, MA


BREAKOUT SESSION: Cardiac Catheterization, Electrophysiology and Hybrid Procedures


Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement in the Native Right Ventricular Outflow Tract

Bryan Goldstein, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FAAP


Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Treatment

Jamil Aboulhosn, MD, FACC, FSAI


TAVR and MitraClip Roles in Congenital Heart Disease

Eric Horlick, MD


Combining Electrophysiology and Transcatheter Structural Interventions

Jeremy Moore, MD


Infective Endocarditis on Transcatheter Valves

Aimee Armstrong, MD, FAAP, FACC, FSCAI



NOACs for Thromboembolic Prevention in Patients with a Fontan Circulation

Hayang Yang, MD


Device Therapy in the Adult with Congenital Heart Disease

Richard Czosek, MD



PLENARY SESSION: Recent Advances in Adult Congenital Heart Disease


Infective Endocarditis Risk After Percutaneous Pulmonary and Tricuspid Valve Implantation with the Melody and Sapien Valves

Jana Tarabay, MD


Resuscitation for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Jim Vehmeijer, MD


BREAKOUT SESSION: ACHD Program Administration

Why Build an ACHD Program?

Danielle Hile


ACHD Business Model :Key Elements

Curt Daniels, MD


Practical Tips for ACHA-ACHD Program Accreditation

Theresa Faulkner, DNP, RN


How to Build Regional ACHD Program Collaborations

Anitha John, MD, PhD


Essential Components for an Academically Successful ACHD Program

Jamil Aboulhosn, MD, FACC, FSAI


Transition Programs: Unique Models for Success

Keila Lopez, MD, MPH and PANEL DISCUSSION and Q&A


BREAKOUT SESSION: Emerging Imaging Technologies


Image Integration in ACHD

Joseph Vettukattil, BSC, MBBS, MD, DNB, FRCP, FRSM, FRCPCH


Surgical Planning for Complex Congenital Heart Disease

Ajit Yoganathan, MD


The Next Frontier in Congenital Heart Surgical Planning: Virtual and Augmented Reality-Based Simulations

Ryan Moore, MD and David Morales, MD



BREAKOUT SESSION: Controversies in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension


2017 View of Pulmonary Hypertension and Congenital Heart Disease

Alexander Opotowsky, MD, MPH, MMSc


Properly Performing a PH Hemodynamic Heart Catheterization in Congenital Heart Disease

Werner Budts, MD, PhD


DEBATE: The Criteria to Close Atrial Septal Defects is the same for both Younger and Older Adults

Pro-Jamil Aboulhosn, MD, FACC, FSAI

Con- Curt Daniels, MD



DEBATE: PAH Therapy is Indicated for All Fontan Patients

Pro- Barbara Mulder, MD, PhD, FESC

Con- Craig Broberg, MD, MRC


BREAKOUT SESSION: Fellows Summit and ACHD Program Administration


Keynote 1: Negotiation, Time Management and Strategy

Jennifer Dauer, MD


Keynote 2: Academia

Alexander Opotowsky, MD, MPH, MMSc


Keynote 3: Private Practice

Scott Pilgrim, MD


Keynote: Getting Your Pregnancy Program from Good to Great

Carole Warnes, MD, FRCP, FACC






Patient Perspective

BreeAnna Bergman


The Anesthetist’s View: Minimizing Cardiac Risk in the Delivery Room

Andrea Girnius, MD


The Placenta in Cardiac Disease

Helen Jones, PhD



CLOSING LECTURE: Artificial Intelligence in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Nathaniel Bischoff, BS


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