Our family conference will be taking place this year on Saturday 18 November in the Riddel Hall QUB, Belfast as part of the All Island CHD Network Conference. The Network Conference is a free two-day conference (17 & 18 Nov) for all involved in the care of children with CHD in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (RoI). Day 1 will have a clinical focus and Day 2 a patient and family focus. We will be delivering day 2 of this conference in partnership with Heart Children Ireland and are hoping lots of families from RoI will be able to join us.
The main themes of the conference will be ‘Inherited Cardiac Conditions’ and ‘The child with complex CHD’. Being part of the overall Network Conference means we will be able to bring internationally renowned specialist speakers to Day 2 and our heart families will be able to hear from and ask questions of more experts leading in their field.
Running alongside the main conference will be a Teens Programme for all our heart teens and siblings between 12 – 18 and we will also be offering a creche facility so parents can relax and enjoy the conference.
If you are interested in attending please email CHDNetworkConference2017@health-ni.gov.uk, put the date in your diary and keep an eye on our website and social media as we will be releasing further information about the programme over the next few weeks.