Interactive Education & Simulation in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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Date & Location
Monday, May 8, 2017 8:00 AM - Tuesday, May 9, 2017 2:00 PM   Joseph B. Martin Center, Boston, Boston, MA



Joseph B. Martin Center 77 Louis Pasteur Avenue, Boston, MA

Boston Children’s Hospital Simulation Center 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston MA

Come participate in a dynamic, interactive educational experience designed to prepare you to care for the increasing number of adults with congenital heart disease. The course will focus on inpatient and outpatient clinical scenarios with discussion of experience and evidence-based management.

Using the latest techniques in education and active learning coupled with emerging technologies, the course includes hands on teaching with 3D models and simulation that is based on real patients. 

This course is presented by the Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) disease group: a collaboration of Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, supported by the Boston Children’s Simulation Program (SIMPeds).

Register NOW!  Entrance fee includes the gift of a 3D heart model for the first 100 registrants.

Target Audience 

MDs (including trainees), RNs, NPs, PAs, and who practice adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, or critical medicine with an interest in adult congenital heart disease. 

Course Directors

  • Michael Landzberg, MD
  • Keri Shafer, MD

Pedagogical consultant

  • Barbara A. Cockrill, MD

Course Videos

For a closer look at our program, course faculty, and educational format please view the videos below. 

Dr. Mike Landzberg, Director of Boston Children's Heart Center Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) Program, discusses what inspired him to become a doctor and his team's holistic approach to diagnosing and treating families and adults with congenital heart disease Using interactive 3-D technology, Dr Steven Sanders (director of the cardiac registry) demonstrates the intracardiac anatomy of a patient who had a large ventricular septal defect and Eisenmenger syndrome. Dr Sanders is leading the hands-on cardiac anatomy portion of the I-ACHD course.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the physiologic concepts underlying the recommended management steps in clinical care
  2. Utilize current literature and best practices guidelines in ACHD patient care
  3. Recognize unique aspects of ACHD anatomy and challenges faced in lifelong care



Entrance fee includes the gift of a 3D heart model for the first 100 registrants. 
Meals will be provided to all conference attendees.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please email You will be contacted by a member of our staff to discuss your specific needs. 

Refund Policy

Registration by credit card can be made by clicking register button above. Registration by check (draft on a United States bank): please make payable to Boston Children’s Hospital and contact Lesley Niccolini at to discuss payment. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Upon receipt of your paid registration, an email confirmation from the Boston Children’s office will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information, including registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.

Fifty-percent (50%) refunds will be issued for all cancellations received prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or telephone. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee, and no refunds will be issued once the conference has started.


In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

Category 1
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of  13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCM

Nurse CE

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 13.25 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure policy

Boston Children's Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children's may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.