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    A place for registered ACHA members to discuss issues with other members of the ACHA community and provide and receive support.

    2008 Fifth National ACHA Conference

    Thank you to everyone who joined us May 1-4, 2008, at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott in Philadelphia, PA.

    Click here to view the conference schedule.

    Conference Presentations


    Key Recent Developments in ACHD Care (Gary Webb, MD): Download PDF

    Eisenmenger's Syndrome (Michael McConnell, MD): Download PDF

    Get the Beat: Avoiding and Treating Rhythm Problems (Larry A. Rhodes, MD): Download PDF

    It's All in the Pump: Avoiding and Treating Heart Failure (William R. Davidson, Jr., MD): Download PDF

    Fontan/Norwood (Gary Webb, MD; Barbara J. Deal, MD): Download PDF

    Rastelli/Arterial Switch (Jean A. Ballweg, MD): Download PDF

    Heart Rhythm Treatment: What's New? What's Around the Corner? (James C. Perry, MD): Download PDF

    Medications and Interventions (Barbara J. Deal, MD): Download PDF

    Heart Rhythm Devices (Joshua M. Cooper, MD): Download PDF

    What's New in ACHD Surgery? (Thomas L. Spray, MD): Download PDF

    What's New in Pulmonary Hypertension? (Michael Landzberg, MD; Donna Turransky, RN): Download PDF

    What's New in Transplant? (Lee R. Goldberg, MD, MPH): Download PDF

    Managing Your Anticoagulation (Mitchell S. Laskin, RPh): Download PDF

    What Everyone Should Know About Advanced Directives (Elizabeth D. Shore, MSW, CSW): Download PDF


    10 Things Every ACHDer Should Know (Amy Verstappen, MEd): Download PDF

    What Every ACHDer Should Know About Their Medical Records (Jim Wong, PhD): Download PDF

    Insurance: The Challenges and Possibilities (Symme Trachtenberg, MSW): Download PDF

    Traveling with CHD: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles (Arwa Saidi, MB, BCh): Download PDF

    More on Medical Records (Jim Wong, PhD): Download PDF

    Adoption for ACHDers (Loretta Ninivaggi, NP): Download PDF

    Panel: Heart and Mind (Adrienne Kovacs, PhD; Gil Wernovsky, MD; Kathleen McCue, LSW, CCLS; Maggie Lichtenberg, PCC; Suzanne Bores, LCSW): Download PDF

    Managing Depression and Anxiety (Adrienne Kovacs, PhD): Download PDF

    Helping Your Children Manage Your CHD (Kathleen McCue, LSW, CCLS): Download PDF

    What's New: ACHD and Exercise (Disty Pearson, PA-C): Download PDF

    Ask the Experts: Keeping Fit with CHD (George H. Warren, MD; Kimberly Russell): Download PDF

    Getting Started with Exercise (Disty Pearson, PA-C): Download PDF

    Taking Charge of Your Health: For Young Adults (Adrienne Kovacs, PhD): Download PDF

    CHD, the Brain, and Learning: What Does the Data Say? (Gil Wernovsky, MD): Download PDF


    CHD and Genetics (Elizabeth A. Sparks, MS, C-NP): Download PDF

    CHD and the Environment (Christopher Loffredo, PhD): Download PDF

    More on Causation (Elizabeth A. Sparks, MS, C-NP): Download PDF

    Communicating with Your Health Care Team (Desiree Fleck, RN, MSN, CRNP): Download PDF

    More on End-of-life Planning (Jeanine Harrison, MN< APN): Download PDF

    Report from the ACHA Research Symposium (MIchael Landzberg, MD): Download PDF

    NIH: What Do They Do For You? (Jim Wong, PhD): Download PDF