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Philadelphia AHCJ chapter meeting: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

04/01/15     Philadelphia, PA

AHCJ Chapter EventPlease join the AHCJ Philadelphia chapter and heart experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to learn more about how far that field has come – and where it’s going.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of CHOP’s world-renowned experts, hear about groundbreaking research in the field, see the newest devices available for the smallest children in heart failure, and hear a family tell their dramatic story about childhood heart failure and the wait for a heart transplant.

Here’s a list of topics:

  • History of heart transplant and heart failure treatment at CHOP; Thomas Spray, M.D. , chief of the division of cardiothoracic surgery Susan Nicolson, M.D., pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist

  • Current Treatment for Heart Failure in Children and Young Adults; Joseph Rossano, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P., F.A.A.C., medical director of the Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant Program at CHOP.

  • Surgical procedures for VADs and the art of heart transplant; J. William Gaynor, M.D, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, Chris Mascio, M.D., pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Lisa Montenegro, M.D., pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist Talya Frey, B.S., C.C.P., L.P., F.P.P., perfusionist

  • "Living with a VAD and waiting for a heart transplant: Our experience," The Voltmer family

  • Research Update, Joseph Rossano, M.D.

Date & time:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
6–8:30 p.m.
Light dinner will be provided.


The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

RSVP to Joey McCool Ryan by Thursday, March 26, 2015.