The Adult Congenital Heart Disease conferences are monthly lectures on topics of current research and clinical interest to cardiologists, primary care physicians, allied health professionals and medical students. Adult Congenital Heart Disease conferences are given in rotation by the adult congenital heart disease faculty, visiting lecturers, and advanced cardiology fellows.
While pediatric cardiologists understand congenital heart disease, they do not take care of older adults, and adult cardiologists are not familiar with congenital heart disease. This conference helps to bridge that gap, and fosters understanding of uniquely adult issues and congenital heart disease for all attendees. The conference fulfills fellowship requirements for didactic teaching of ACHD for both adult and pediatric cardiology.
Selection of topics for the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Conference is based, in part on a yearly survey sent to all attendees, as well as any topics suggested on the monthly evaluation forms handed out at all conferences and any topics that come to the attention of any of the planning committee or attendees clinical practice as one in need of discussion. Therefore, the topics covered are designed to address gaps in the medical/clinical knowledge that have been self-identified by committee members and all attendees. In addition the ACHD committee may also select additional topics to ensure that any recent advancements in the field are also covered during the series to keep attendees in touch with the cutting edge of medical care in the field of Congenital Heart Disease.