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  Max Robbin Memorial Lecture
and Teaching Day

Each year the Fund invites a specialist in adult congenital heart disease to the Max Robbin Memorial Lecture and Teaching Day. Our invited doctors give two lectures, one technical and another to a general audience. They review case studies with medical staff, and have private time with fellows and again with faculty. It is always an exhilarating day. Whenever possible, the general lectures have been recorded and uploaded to YouTube.

Upcoming Memorial Lecture and Teaching Day

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Anne Marie Valente, M.D.

Section Chief, Boston Adult Congenital Heart and Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Senior Fellowship
Harvard Medical School

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Thursday, June 6, 2019
Carole A. Warnes, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Consultant, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
and Pediatric Cardiology
Founder, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
Mayo Clinic

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Gruschen R. Veldtman, M.D.

Professor of Paediatrics
Director Adult Congenital Heart Program
The Heart Institute
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Jamil Aboulhosn, M.D.

Director, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center,
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics,
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Streisand Chair in Cardiology

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Wayne J. Franklin, M.D., FACC

Director, Texas Adult Congenital Heart Program
Texas Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor,
Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Michael J. Landzberg, M.D.

Director, Boston Adult Congenital Heart/
Pulmonary Hypertension Group, Boston Children's Hospital
Associate Physician, Cardiovascular Division,
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Friday, May 23, 2014
Amy Verstappen

Past President and Chief Executive Officer
Adult Congenital Heart Association
Teaching Day and Patient Panel

Friday, April 5, 2013
Jane Somerville, M.D.

Emeritus Professor of Cardiology
Imperial College, London, UK
Grand Rounds:
"Grown Up Congenital Heart (GUCHs) Patients -Responsibility Challenges, Service Provision"
Max Robbin Memorial Lecture: "50 Years with Cardiac Surgeons"

Friday, November 16, 2012
Professor Ziyad M. Hijazi, M.D.
James A. Hunter, M.D. University Chair
Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Director, Rush Center for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease
Section Chief of Pediatric Cardiology
Rush University Medical Center
Grand Rounds:
"Interventional Therapeutic Options for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease" (YouTube video 41 min)
Max Robbin Memorial Lecture: "Pulmonary Regurgitation and Catheter Management"

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Curt J. Daniels, M.D., FACC
The Heart Center Nationwide
Children's Hospital, OH
Chief of Service Rounds: "Adult Congenital Heart Disease Changing the Outcome"
Max Robbin Memorial Lecture: "Coarctation of The Aorta A Simple Lesion?"  (YouTube video 54 min)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Karen Stout, M.D., FACC
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Cardiology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Chief of Service Rounds:
"It Takes a Village: Pregnancy and Congenital Heart Disease"
Max Robbin Memorial Lecture:
"The Tipping Point for an Adult Fontan: The Perfect Storm of Unanticipated Physiology and Failed Transition"  (YouTube video 50 min)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Eric Horlick, M.D. C. M., FRCPC
Toronto, Canada
Chief of Service Rounds:
"Through the Looking Glass;
Insights on the Future Landscape of Interventions in Structural Heart Disease."

Max Robbin Memorial Lecture:
"The Care of Patients with Congenital Heart Disease in the Era of Health Care Reform."
 (YouTube video 52 min)

Thursday, May 8, 2008
Michael Landzberg, M.D.
Associate in Medicine
Department of Cardiology
Children's Hospital Boston
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical Center
Chief of Service Rounds: "What Is It about Patients with a 'Fontan'?"
Max Robbin Memorial Lecture:
"ACHD: "A Million Strong… Is It Really a Time for Song and Celebration?"  (YouTube video 76 min)

The Max Robbin Fund for Adult Congenital Heart Disease.  Columbia University Medical Center