Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program Events :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program Events

The Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital hosts a number of events throughout the year. We also participate in events held by local partner agencies such as the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease. Read more below to learn about upcoming and past events.

Upcoming Patient Education

View the schedule for our Patient Education Series

Heart Walk

2014 Central Ohio Congenital Heart Walk/5k Run

The 2014 Central Ohio Congenital Heart Walk/5K Run took place at the Westerville Sports Complex. Learn more about the Congenital Heart Walk. Check back for information on the 2015 event!

Congenital Heart Walk Logo

The Congenital Heart Walk is an exciting, joint effort between the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF). This national fundraising campaign is designed to support the millions impacted by congenital heart disease in an inspirational day of sharing, fund and caring!

This event is a way to show the nation how a team of inspired individuals can make a difference. Funds raised support the mission of both these national non-profit organizations who are dedicated to improving the quality of life of those impacted by congenital heart disease (CHD).

Webinar Series

The Adult Congenital Heart Association offers monthly webinars on a variety of topics. Check out the current and past ACHA webinar schedule.

Adult Congenital Heart Association Lobby Day

Nearly 80 advocates, including members from the Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease (COACH) program at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University, gathered in Washington, D.C., for Lobby Day to help drive and lead the long-term care and awareness of congenital heart disease. Hosted by the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and Mended LittleHearts (MLH), this annual event brings together patients, family members, medical professionals, and supporters from across the country to connect with more than 100 legislative offices.

Key focus areas directed towards lawmakers included:

  • Provide funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support data collection to better understand the prevalence and assess the public health impact of congenital heart disease.
  • Support the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s efforts to expand research to target the diverse lifelong needs of individuals living with congenital heart disease.
  • Join the Congenital Heart Caucus.

Additionally, COACH program members met with Senator Sherrod Brown (OH-Democrat), who supports the above legislation. Members who met with the senator and are featured in the Adult Congenital Heart Association Lobby Day video include Curt Daniels, MD, Director of the COACH Program, Marc Cribbs, MD, The Schooler Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellow, Chris Learn, MD, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellow  and Patty Woods, APN, Nurse Coordinator.

Contact Info

Adolescent & Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Phone: (614) 722-5622

ACHD@NationwideChildrens.org

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Education Series

Our Patient Education Series focuses on issues that face adolescent and adults with congenital heart disease and provides valuable information from the country's leading experts.

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