$15 – $50

Spokane Regional Conference

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Hotel Red Lion Spokane at the Park

Riverfront Ballroom C

303 W North River Drive

Spokane, WA 99201

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The Spokane Regional Conference is a dynamic partnership between the Adult Congenital Heart Association, Providence Health Care Foundation, Eastern Washington, and the Providence Adult and Teen Congenital Heart Program (PATCH). We invite patients, family members, friends, and medical professionals to learn about specialized lifelong care for adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) and to connect with the ACHD community in a collaborative learning environment. You will have the opportunity to listen and learn from experts in ACHD.

Please join us on June 23, 2018. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:00 am and the program is from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm.

Registration for patients, family members, and friends for this event is $20. If you register before June 14, 2018, you will receive a $5 discount.

Registration for medical professionals is $50.

Continuing Education: 4 hours Category 1 CME available

Providence Health Care is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association CME Accreditation Committee to sponsor continuing medical education activities for physicians.

Providence Health Care designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 hours in Category I to satisfy the re-licensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Providence Health Care designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Agenda, Speakers and Panelists:

8:30 a.m.-8:40 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Jeremy Nicolarsen, MD, PATCH and Paula Miller, Senior Education Manager, ACHA

8:40 a.m.-9:10 a.m.

Psychosocial Concerns in ACHD: Adrienne Kovacs, PhD, Oregon Health and Sciences University

9:10 a.m.-9:40 a.m.

Exercise in ACHD: What You Need to Know: Ryan Baker, MD
Shriner’s Hospital Panel with Dr. Baker and Yoni Buber, MD, University of Washington
Moderator: Pamela Burg, MD- PATCH

9:40 a.m.-10:10 a.m.

Catheter-Based Interventions in ACHD: Yoni Buber, MD, University of Washington

10:10 a.m.-10:40 a.m.


10:40 a.m.-11:10 a.m.

Contraception, Family Planning, and Pregnancy: Janice Christensen, MD, PATCH

11:10 a.m.-11:40 a.m.

Transition from Pediatric Cardiology to ACHD Care: Patient Panel
Moderators: Adrienne Kovacs, PhD, and Katrina Schneider, PA-C, PATCH

11:40 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

History of Congenital Cardiac Care in Spokane: Dr. Hrair Garabedian, MD, PATCH

12:20 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch will be served followed by:

Closing remarks: Jeremy Nicolarsen and Paula Miller

Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) Membership

By registering for this conference, you automatically become a free member of ACHA. As a member, you will receive e-mail and/or postal mail from ACHA and can take advange of all the resources and services that we offer. We're so glad to welcome you to our community!

Photo Release

ACHA will take digital photographs and videos at this event, which may be used for ACHA publications, social media, media releases, brochures and on ACHA's website. ACHA does not intend to use these images in any matter other than for the purpose stated above. By registering for the conference, you are granting permission for ACHA to use your image in this matter and you hereby waive the right to inspect versions of your image used for publication or the written copy used in connection with the images.


Who Should Attend?

  • ACHD patients, family members, and friends

  • Healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about adult congenital heart disease

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

ACHA recommends that all attendees be over the age of 18. Anyone between the ages of 13 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Children under the age of 13 will not be admitted.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Hotel parking is complimentary on a space-available basis. A map and driving directions are available at https://www.redlion.com/park-spokane/map-directions.

The hotel, The Red Lion Spokane at the Park, provides complimentary shuttle service from the airport to the hotel, as well as around the Spokane downtown area.

Where can I stay if I am traveling from out of town?

Standard double, single queen or king rooms are available at the Hotel Red Lion Spokane at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive, Spokane WA 99201 at the rack rate of $120 plus tax/night based on availabilty from June 21, 2018 - June 24, 2018. You can make reservations by calling the hotel at 1-800-RED-LION (1-800-733-5466) and requesting the Adult Congenital Heart Association special rate or asking for code ADUL0621. Reservations may also be made online. Reservations must be made by 5/22/2018.

Questions about hotel reservations should be directed to:

Tessa McGowan at Hotel RL Spokane at the Park

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Paula Miller at pmiller@achaheart.org.

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Hotel Red Lion Spokane at the Park

Riverfront Ballroom C

303 W North River Drive

Spokane, WA 99201

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