Virtual Research Receptions

Hearts that Hope Virtual Research Receptions

Join us as The Children’s Heart Foundation—the leader in congenital heart defect research funding—hosts a series of virtual research receptions featuring world-renowned researchers and cardiologists who will host discussions on topics of great interest to the CHD community. Seating is limited to ensure an intimate learning environment where you can speak personally with the nation’s CHD experts and have your questions answered. We look forward to having you with us!

  • Evan Zahn, MD
    Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute
    HOPE THAT INNOVATES: Minimally Invasive Therapy for CHD Patients—FDA Approved Amplatzer Piccolo™ Occluder + Transcatheter Valves and Beyond

  • Tara Karamlou, MD, MSc
    Cleveland Clinic Children’s
    HOPE THAT GROWS: Regional Care Model for Congenital Cardiac Surgery Candidates as They Transition from Children to Young Adults

  • Maully Shah, MBBS, FACC, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    HOPE THAT STIMULATES: New Pacemaker & ICD Technology + Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias in CHD Patients

  • Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, FAAP, FACC
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    HOPE THAT HEALS: Treating Patients with Cardiomyopathies + Ongoing Research and New Advances in the Field

  • Daniel Penny, MD, PhD
    Texas Children’s Hospital
    HOPE THAT LISTENS: What Does the Chief of Cardiology Do? Cultivating a Seamless & Dedicated Team for CHD Patients & Families

  • Sara Pasquali, MD, MHS
    C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital / University of Michigan
    HOPE THAT UNDERSTANDS: How CHD Data is Managed and Drives Outcomes + Updates on Cardiac Networks United 

  • Bradley Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    HOPE THAT IMPROVES OUTCOMES: Quality of Life + Long-Term Outcomes in the CHD Population

  • Jorge Salazar, MD
    Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
    University of Texas Health
    HOPE THAT DISCOVERS SOLUTIONS: The Biventricular Repair—An Alternative for Traditional Treatment Methods for Single Ventricle Patients

  • Anne H. Rowley, MD
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    HOPE THAT EXPLORES: Diagnosis & Treatment of Kawasaki Disease—A Leading Cause of Acquired Heart Disease

  • Mark Rodefeld, MD
    Indiana University
    HOPE THAT LEADS TO BRIGHT FUTURES: The Fontan Blood Pump—A Stronger Option for Patients

  • Nancy Ghanayem, MD, MS
    University of Chicago
    HOPE THAT SUSTAINS: Complex Cardiac Care—Trends and Research for HLHS and the Impact on Critically Ill Cardiac Patients

  • Madhumita Basu, Ph.D.
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    HOPE THAT ENCOURAGES: Diabetes During Pregnancy & Increased Risks for CHDs

DETAILS: These innovative events feature discussions by nationally recognized physician researchers along with time to gain a greater understanding of research topics, trends, and techniques! Expect rich conversation, take advantage of exclusive Q&A time, and bring your beverage of choice as we enjoy time filled with  information, insight, and inspiration.

COST: $50 per reception; $25 for students (see below)

CAN'T DECIDE? Select any 6 for $275 or all 12 for $475 (best value)!
For students, select any 6 for $125 or all 12 for $225.
Purchase a half or full series pass here:

STUDENTS: While we cannot provide credit hours for the receptions, we can promise an incredible opportunity to talk with researchers directly in a small-group setting. For student rates, provide the name of your institution and current student photo ID. 

QUESTIONS? Email Jessica Cowin, Manager, Research & Advocacy