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Children's HeartLink

February 15, 2013 09:00 ET

Children's HeartLink to Present at Sixth World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in Cape Town

Children's HeartLink Medical Volunteers, Advisors and Partner Site Representatives to Also Participate

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2013) - Children's HeartLink, a nonprofit organization partnering with health care centers in underserved regions of the world to promote sustainable care for children with heart disease, is presenting at the 6th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery occurring February 17-22, 2013, in Cape Town, South Africa. 

"Children's HeartLink is extremely honored to be involved at the World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. This is the first time we are to present, and we are eager to hear from others in the pediatric cardiac field on research and progress, and how it will impact our work around the world," said the president of Children's HeartLink, Elizabeth Perlich Sweeney. The World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery is a major international scientific event for the global health community and an opportunity to highlight and review four years of research and technological developments in basic sciences, clinical research and therapeutic interventions.

Children's HeartLink staff, medical volunteers, partner site representatives and members of our International Advisory Board (IAB) will be participating in the following sessions and presentations:

  • Monday, February 18, Health Systems and Heart Disease track 10:30-11:30: Developing training Programs in Developing Countries, Dr. Krishna Kumar, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Monday, February 18, Health Systems and Heart Disease track 13:30-15:30: Collaboration as the new frontier in cardiac care, Bistra Zheleva, Children's HeartLink
  • Monday, February 18, Health Systems and Heart Disease track 16:00-17:30: Social, Political and Economic Considerations, Dr. Rodolfo Neirotti, retired cardiac surgeon and Children's HeartLink medical volunteer
  • Tuesday, February 19, Health Systems and Heart Disease track 10:30-12:30: How do we deliver paediatric cardiac services with limited resources?, Dr. Krishna Kumar, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Tuesday, February 19, Nursing Science track 10:30-12:30: The Role of NGOs in retaining and training nurses, Andreas Tsakistos, Children's HeartLink
  • Tuesday, February 19, Nursing Science track 10:30-12:30: The Development of a Pediatric Cardiac ICU and Nurse Training, Dr. Rakhi Balachandran, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Tuesday, February 19, Nursing Science track 13:30-15:30: Parent Education Discharge Instructions (PEDI) Study (Results from Hyderabad and Cochin, India) Sandy Staveski, PNP, RN, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Children's HeartLink medical volunteer
  • Tuesday, February 19, Nursing Science track 10:30-12:30: The Quality Care Collaborative (TQCIC): The concept and the vision and the Webinars, Dr. Kathy Jenkins, Boston Children's Hospital and Children's HeartLink IAB member
  • Wednesday, February 20, Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive Care track 13:30-15:30: Building and maintaining the team; teamwork in the PICU, Sandy Staveski, PNP, RN, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Children's HeartLink medical volunteer
  • Thursday, February 21, Health Systems and Heart Disease track 10:30-12:30: Overview of Children's HeartLink Programs, Bistra Zheleva, Children's HeartLink
  • Thursday, February 21, Nursing Science track 13:30-15:30: The 'BOuNCE' Project - Collaboration between Red Cross, Lucile Packard and Children's HeartLink to Enhance Nurse Retention, Sandy Staveski, Minette Coetzee and Andreas Tsakistos, Children's HeartLink
  • Friday, February 22, Health Systems and Heart Disease track 10:30-12:30: Introduction to the Seminar on setting MDGs for children with cardiovascular disease with the World Heart Federation, Dr. Srinath Reddy, Children's HeartLink IAB member
  • Stop by to see our poster presentation, Proof-of-Concept Testing of an iPhone®-Based Phonocardiographic System, a collaboration between Pouya Hemmati, MS2, Quan Ni, PhD, Hanbo Tang, MD, Bauishun Gao, MD, Bing Song, MD, Andreas Tsakistos and Lee Pyles, MD

About Children's HeartLink
Founded in 1969, Children's HeartLink is a nonprofit organization partnering with health care centers in underserved regions of the world to promote sustainable cardiac care for children with congenital or acquired heart disease. Congenital heart disease is the world's most common major birth defect, affecting one in every 120 children. Nearly 90 percent of those newborns are in areas of the world where appropriate medical care is inadequate or unavailable. Children's HeartLink currently supports partner hospitals and programs in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, Ukraine and Vietnam. For more information on Children's HeartLink, visit www.childrensheartlink.org.

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