Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness T.O.U.C.H Symposium PDF Print E-mail

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 11, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the first T.O.U.C.H. symposium on congenital heart defects. The event will be held at the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, 1306 N. Berkeley Ave., Peoria. A variety of professional speakers will be addressing issues that are of interest to many T.O.U.C.H. families. These topics and presenters include:

  • Keynote Address – Dr. Stephen Bash and Vicky Thiel
  • Surgical Advancements – Dr. Mark Plunkett
  • Cardiac Catheter Interventions – The Present and the Future – Dr. Priti Patel
  • Importance of the Primary Care Physician – Dr. Craig Higgs
  • Exercise and CHD – Kristi Ryan, APN · Genetics and CHD – Dr. Michael Leonardi
  • Pregnancy and CHD – Dr. Marc Knepp
  • Neurodevelopment and CHD – Dr. Wm. Albers and Rebecca Todd, FNP
  • Patient/Panel Discussion – Moderator Dr. Billie Winegard

The cost for the symposium is $10 per person or $25 for three or more people in the same family. Seating is limited, so participants must pre-register. The content is recommended for participants who are 12 years of age and older. No childcare will be available at the event. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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