UNC Children’s Heart Collaborative Fall Symposium

When Sep 03, 2014 07:15 AM to
Sep 04, 2014 09:00 AM
Where Old Clinic Auditorium and Ground Floor Conference Room/Dental School
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Congenital Heart Disease: Three Perspectives

The UNC Children's Heart Collaborative is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The purpose of the organization is to facilitate collaborative research across the UNC system to improve our understanding of congenital heart disease. More than 40 faculty are involved. Visiting us this fall from the University of Michigan are the Co-Directors of the Michigan Congenital Heart Outcomes, Research, and Discovery (M-CHORD) group. Dr. Richard Ohye is the section head of pediatric cardiovascular surgery at the University of Michigan, and was the study chair for the first multi-institutional randomized prospective study ever performed in congenital heart surgery.

The results of the 'Single Ventricle Reconstruction (SVR)' trial have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Ohye will be accompanied by Dr. John Charpie, Division Director of pediatric cardiology and Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Charpie also co-directs the Congenital Heart Center at Mott Children's Hospital with Dr. Ohye.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.


Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

7:15 – 8:15 AM, Old Clinic Auditorium
Surgery Grand Rounds
“Clinical Trials in Congenital Heart Disease, a Research Perspective”
Presented by Dr. Richard Ohye, Congenital Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Richard G. Ohye
Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Head, Section of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery
Surgical Director, Pediatric Cardiovascular Transplant Program
Co-Director, University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan


12:30 – 2:30 PM, Ground Floor Conference Room/Dental School

Lunch and Historical Perspective
“Eddie’s Story”
Presented by Mrs. Billie Stallings; Introduction by Drs. Jennifer Nelson and Thaniyyah Ahmad

Mrs. Billie Stallings, mother of congenital heart patient Eddie Stallings, will give a personal and historical talk detailing her experiences as a parent during the 1960s, when the field of congenital heart surgery was just developing.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

8–9 AM, Old Clinic Auditorium
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
“Tetralogy of Fallot, a Critical Care Perspective”
Presented by Dr. John Charpie

John R. Charpie, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Division Director, Pediatric Cardiology
Co-Director, University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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