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  1. ACHD Follow-Up: I Don’t Need That, I’m Fixed Wednesday, August 29, 2020, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenter: George Lui, MD About the Webinar Have you ever been told that you are “cured” or “fixed”? Do you see your ACHD cardiologist regularly? Where you ever out of care? Do you know the common residual defects related to your congenital heart disease (CHD)? Do you know the different types of treatment? If you want to learn more and find out why staying in care is so important, you will want to attend this webinar. Dr. George Lui will review common residual defects and abnormalities afte
  2. Bicuspid Aortic Valve Patients: What Are Your Options? Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenters: Paul Stelzer, MD, Ismail El-Hamamsy, MD, PhD, and Ali Zaidi, MD About the Webinar Are you an adult diagnosed with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)? Did you know that 1% to 2% of the population has BAV? If you want to learn more, you should register for this webinar. Drs. Paul Stelzer, Ismail El-Hamamsy and Ali Zaidi from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City will explain the basics of BAV. They will also talk about available valve replacement options. In addition, the du
  3. ACHD Imaging: Doc, Do I Really Need All These Tests? Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenters: Seiji Ito, MD, and Marguerite Wevers, RN About the Webinar Have you ever wondered about the different types of tests that your ACHD cardiologist has ordered for you, such as cardiac MRI, cardiac CAT scan, echo, and stress tests? Why does he/she order specific tests and not others? What is it like going through all this testing? This webinar will help prepare you for what to expect. It will also help you understand why your doctor might order multiple tests. You don’t want t
  4. Ask an ACHD Specialist: The ABCs of Telemedicine – Part 1 Thursday, May 28, 2020, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenters: Arwa Saidi, MB, BCh, MEd, Jonathan Cramer, MD, Marc Cribbs, MD, Camille Richards, MSN, FNP-BC, and Ryan Stephens, DNP(c), FNP-C, MBA About the Webinar Telemedicine is the wave of the future. It makes it possible for your healthcare provider to evaluate, diagnose, and treat you wherever you are using remote technologies, like audio and video. Telehealth includes the aspects of telemedicine, but at the same time, has a broader definition. You might be thi
  5. Catheter-Based Options for Valve Problems for ACHD Patients Thursday, May 7, 2020, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenter: C. Huie Lin, MD, PhD About the Webinar Improvements in cardiac catheterization allow great advances in the care of patients with congenital heart disease. Did you know that recently developed procedures make it possible to treat valvular heart disease without open heart surgery? Dr. C. Huie Lin will talk about what’s currently being done. He will also tell us what is on the horizon. This webinar is not to be missed! Register today. REGISTER NOW: https:/
  6. Ask an ACHD Specialist: COVID-19 Q&A Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT Presenters: George Lui, MD, Jeremy Nicolarsen, MD, and Arwa Saidi, MD, BCh, MEd ABOUT THE WEBINAR: We hope you have found our three webinars on COVID-19 for the CHD community to be informative and helpful resources during this unprecedented period. As time passes, we know that there are still so many questions you may have. On Tuesday, April 21, at 8 p.m. EDT, please join ACHA for a full hour Q&A session with ACHD physicians George Lui, MD, Jeremy Nicolarsen, MD, and Arwa S. Saidi, MB
  7. March 26, 2020 ACHA webinar "Stress Management in ACHD in Challenging Times" is being held on , Thursday, 3/26/2020 from 7:00-8:00 pm EDt Did you know that living with a chronic health condition, such as congenital heart disease, is something that causes stress? How does this impact you, especially in light of the recent pandemic of the corona virus (COVID-19) and other aspects of your life? How can you manage it? Dr. Kristen Fox will talk about what you can do to take care of yourself and manage stress in your daily life. She will also talk about how you can prevent social isolation in t
  8. The ACHA Michigan Regional Conference is a dynamic partnership between the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the Congenital Heart Center at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. We invite patients, family members, friends and healthcare professionals to learn about specialized lifelong care for adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) and to connect with the ACHD community. You will have the opportunity to listen and learn from experts in adult congenital heart disease. Please join us on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Registration begins at 8:00 am and the program is from
  9. First ACHA webinar of 2020: Reproductive Health in Females with CHD – Contraception, Preconception and Pregnancy, Thursday, 2/13/2020 from 7:00-8:00 pm EST #ACHACares Have you been told that women with congenital heart disease can’t have a safe and healthy pregnancy? If so, attending this webinar will give you information to help dispel this myth. Do you know that it’s crucial to be in ideal health prior to becoming pregnant? This webinar will review the importance of pre-pregnancy counseling and contraception. Specialized care and a shared approach for managing pregnancy risks will also
  10. Final ACHA webinar of 2019: ACHD and Complementary Medicine, Wednesday, 12/4/2019 from 7:00-8:00 pm EST #ACHACares Supplement use and complementary medicine practices are becoming more common. With congenital heart disease, do you wonder if you should try them or avoid them? If so, you want to watch this webinar. Dr. David Gregg, ACHD cardiologist, will talk to us about some of the more commonly used supplements and practices and how they may affect your heart. If you want to learn more, register today. compmedflyer2019.pdf Sponsorship support provided by Actelion Pharmaceuticals US
  11. ACHA Webinar: Empowering Patients to Talk to their Health Care Team, Wednesday, 11/20/2019 from 7-8 pm EST #ACHACares Are you ever uncomfortable when talking to your adult congenital heart doctor? Are you afraid to discuss your concerns and symptoms or to ask questions? If so, this webinar is for you. David Highfill, LCSW, at the Ahmanson/UCLA ACHD Center, will give you the information you need to help you prepare for your appointments. He will tell you what and who to bring with you, as well as talk about how to ask relevant questions. This knowledge will help reduce feelings of anxiety
  12. ACHA Webinar - Life after the Fontan Monday, 11/11/2019 from 7-8 pm EDT #ACHACares Do you know that most children who had the Fontan procedure go on to lead full and healthy lives as adults? Do you have questions about living life as an adult with a Fontan? Do you wonder about potential health issues later in life? If so, you don’t want to miss this webinar. Dr. Yuli Kim, Medical Director of the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center, will talk about family planning and pregnancy, liver health, and exercise, as well as living a healthy lifestyle. She will also cover the topic of the p
  13. Managing Common Illnesses and Vaccine Update for Patients with Congenital Heart Disease Tuesday, October 29 , 2019, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenters: Rachel Steury, NP and Nancy Klein, RN About the Webinar As someone with congenital heart disease, do you worry about getting sick with common illnesses like upper respiratory infections, the flu and GI bugs? Do you want to learn some tricks for staying healthy during the cold and flu season? Do you know what to do if you do get sick? And what about vaccines? Should you take them? Do they make you sick? Watch this
  14. The ACHA Wisconsin Regional Conference is a dynamic partnership between the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the Wisconsin Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program (WAtCH), Herma Heart Institute, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. We invite patients, family members, friends, and medical professionals to learn about specialized lifelong care for adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) and to connect with the ACHD community in a collaborative learning environment. You will have the opportunity to listen and learn from experts in ACHD. Please join us on November 2, 2019 .
  15. The ACHA Colorado Regional Conference is a dynamic partnership between the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the Children's Hospital Colorado Heart Institute. We invite patients, family members, friends, and medical professionals to learn about specialized lifelong care for adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) and to connect with the ACHD community in a collaborative learning environment. You will have the opportunity to listen and learn from experts in ACHD. Please join us on May 4, 2019 . Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:00 am and the program is from 8:00 a
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