Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Family Symposium


Saturday, July 22, 2017
Welcome Reception, Friday Evening, July 21, 2017

Folkman Auditorium, Enders Building
Boston, Massachusetts



The Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Family Symposium is a new annual event that will bring together families and providers of children with complex congenital heart disease (CHD). In a day-long meeting, families and professionals will participate in lectures and workshops designed to educate them about the neurodevelopmental risks faced by children with complex CHD, and to equip them with knowledge and skills to address these risks. The symposium focuses on topics that are particularly pressing for families of children with CHD, such as sleeping and feeding issues, behavioral challenges, special education, and managing family stress and anxiety. Participants will come away from the Symposium with new knowledge about the connection between CHD and development, and with the confidence and skills they need to alleviate the neurodevelopmental challenges associated with CHD. The event will combine lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities, and is suitable for parents and care providers of children with CHD.

Offered By

Course Co-Directors
Janice Ware, PhD
Caitlin K. Rollins, MD
Catherine Ullman Shade, PhD, MEd

Featured Speakers
Jane W. Newburger, MD, MPH
David C. Bellinger, PhD
David R. DeMaso, MD


Boston Children's Hospital

The Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program would like to thank the "J.D. Power Family - Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Fund" supported by the Kenrose Kitchen Table Foundation for their generosity and spirited support in helping us launch the symposium.

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