Mended Little Hearts 4th Annual CHD Symposium

Mended Little Hearts 4th Annual CHD Symposium

What do parents and families of children born with a heart defect/heart disease want to know? They want to know what is new, cutting edge, and innovative that will help their child live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

Many families of children with complex heart problems feel like they are racing against time—they need solutions and wonder if they will be there in time for their child. They want answers, and they want them now. Congenital heart defects/disease (CHD) also takes an enormous emotional toll on families, and they want tools and resources to help them in their everyday lives.

Mended Little Hearts’ CHD Symposium provides answers and solutions and is open to the 2 to 4 million patients, parents, and families impacted by congenital heart defects/disease (CHD) and the health care professionals who care for them.

Families will learn about innovations available right now or in the near future. They will also be given new tools to help them have a better quality of life—to be both healthier and happier—not only during childhood, but as they transition to adult CHD care. Experts from top children’s hospitals around the nation come to speak at the CHD Symposium to bring their unique experiences and ideas to parents and families. Participants come from the U.S. as well as from Mexico and Canada.

Last year, the Symposium had over 150 participants, and the live streaming had more than 12,000 views which highlights the incredible demand for the information provided. Mended Little Hearts works to keep the CHD Symposium cost as low as possible for families by seeking sponsorships and support from organizations and foundations. Join us for this vital conference to improve the quality of life for the littlest heart patients of all and their families

Agenda 2017 CHD Symposium Agenda 



Texas Children’s Hospital: Women’s Pavillion

6621 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas, 77030

Hotel Accommodations can be made at: Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District

6580 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas, 77030   713-796-0080

For online reservations go to: Houston Marriott 


Friday, September 22 – Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
2:30 p.m. CST –  Registration

Friday Evening: Out of this world reception

Saturday Evening: Houston Astros Baseball Game

This woman's diagnosis of an Aortic Aneurysm helped her siblings avoid tragedy by being proactively screened, and having elective surgery instead of suffering from a cardiac event.

It's National Healthcare Volunteer Week and we wanted to take this opportunity to send a GIANT thank you to all of our volunteers. Your time, effort and dedication are greatly appreciated. Thank you for all you do! #HCVolunteerweek #1in110 #CHD