About the Course

With approximately 1.3 million patients in the US alone, adult congenital heart patients represent one of the fastest growing adult cardiology populations. With these patients living longer and accessing medical care more frequently than their peers, ACHD patients are rapidly becoming part of everyone’s practice.

The I-ACHD course is an interactive educational experience that focuses on the physiology behind congenital heart disease. Over the course of two days, faculty will present interdisciplinary case discussions, real-life simulations, and hands-on anatomy with 3D digital hearts and cardiac specimens to create a dynamic learning environment in which students can explore the physiology of ACHD.

This years course will focus on coarctation, Ebstein anomaly and transposition of the great arteries and cover commonly encountered issues in ACHD including hemodynamics, electrophysiologyexercise recommendations, the intersection of general cardiology with ACHD, heart failure and end of life care.

From novice to practitioner, our students start the program at various levels of understanding of congenital anatomy. After being guided through the multifaceted program by our expert faculty, students leave with a solid understanding of how to integrate physiology with the clinical management of ACHD patients.

Who Should Attend?

The program is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and trainees who practice general adult or pediatric cardiology who currently see ACHD patients as a small part of their practice and would like to make ACHD a larger part of their practice.

Attendee Testimonials

Why attend I-ACHD? Read feedback from 2017 Attendees:

“Great conference. I’m still smiling when I think of this conference and that is rare. You created a wonderful event and I’m thankful for being able to attend.”

“I thought the teaching format was unique and kept me interested and engaged from a group case discussion to hand-on- anatomy and case simulation.”  Read more >>