Atlanta Regional Conference
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Registration is available at the bottom of this page.
The Atlanta Regional Conference is a dynamic partnership between the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center. 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, April 13, 2019. Registration begins at 8:00 and the program is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Pre-registration for patients, family members, and friends for this event is $25. Register at the bottom of this webpage. If you register before April 4, 2019, you will receive a $5 discount to the conference. On-site registration is $50.
- History of ACHD at Emory - Fred Rodriguez III, MD
- Structural cardiology/cardiac catheterizations - Dennis Kim, MD, PhD
- How do I know when I need surgery? - Fawwaz Shah, MD
- Electrophysiology in CHD - Mike Lloyd, MD
- Navigating insurance/work/disability - Estella Moore, MSW, LCSW
- Fontans, single ventricles, and cyanotic heart disease - Christopher Petit, MD
- Reproductive health - Matthew Carazo, MD
- Heart transplantation and advanced heart failure care - Wendy Book, MD
- Transitioning to adult cardiology: what to expect - Clayton Smith, MD
- Maintaining your health with CHD - Carla Haack, MD, and Anita Saraf, MD, PhD
- Q&A with providers and patients
Meet and Greet: Atlanta
Join us the evening before the conference for a casual gathering at Marlow's Tavern! Marlow's is located less than 1 mile from Emory University Midtown Hospital and about 1½ miles from the Hampton Inn Georgia Tech Downtown. If you are staying at the Hampton Inn, shuttle service may be available. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) Membership
By registering for this conference, you automatically become a free member of ACHA. As a member, you will receive e-mail and/or postal mail from ACHA and can take advantage of all the resources and services that we offer. We're so glad to welcome you to our community!
ACHA will take digital photographs and videos at this event, which may be used for ACHA publications, social media, media releases, brochures and on ACHA's website. ACHA does not intend to use these images in any matter other than for the purpose stated above. By registering for the conference, you are granting permission for ACHA to use your image in this matter and you hereby waive the right to inspect versions of your image used for publication or the written copy used in connection with the images.
Who Should Attend?
- ACHD patients, family members, and friends
- Healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about adult congenital heart disease
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
ACHA recommends that all attendees be over the age of 18. Anyone between the ages of 13 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Children under the age of 13 will not be admitted.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Click here for directions to Emory University Midtown and parking information.
Where can I stay if I am traveling from out of town?
If you are traveling in from out of town to attend the conference (and we hope you are), we have secured a room block at the Hampton Inn Georgia Tech Downtown, 244 North Avenue, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia, 30313. It is 0.7 miles from Emory University Hospital Midtown and has free shuttle service to and from the hospital. If you drive, you can park your car for $10/day. Breakfast is included.
To reserve a room, click here, or you can call the Hampton Inn at 404-881-0881 and ask for the ACHA rate. The deadline is March 27, 2019.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email Paula Miller at email@example.com.