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Annual SPCN Educational Session – 2019


Attention Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurses! Are you attending the AHA Scientific Sessions this November in Philadelphia? Plan to attend the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing’s Meet and Greet on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 3:15 to 3:45pm in room 118C at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Meet your Council leaders and network at this  event!

Immediately following this event, stay for the Katherine A. Lembright lecture and the Martha N. Hill Early Career Investigator Award Competition. This year’s Martha N. Hill Early Career Investigator Award three finalists include a congenital heart disease focus…Jennie Peterson, PhD, RN will be presenting “Thriving in the Face of Uncertainty: Life Experiences of Adolescents with Single Ventricle Heart Disease” from 4:15 to 4:30pm in room 118C. Please come to support congenital heart research! The winner of this competition will be announced at the CVSN Council dinner on Saturday November 16 6:30pm to 10 pm.


Held in conjunction with AHA Scientific Sessions 2019
at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
November 15, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 pm
Abramson Rooms ABC @ CHOP Main Campus
Title of meeting:
New Challenges in Caring for the CHD Patient and Family

Educational Program:

Nancy Pike
Nancy Pike, Associate Professor, UCLA School of Nursing and Nurse Practitioner in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: Nancy Kosiba Koster Memorial Lecture: Understanding the Heart and Mind in Single Ventricle Heart Disease




Amy Lisanti


Amy Lisanti, Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Researcher, Cardiac Nursing, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia:  Integration of Individualized Family-Centered Developmental Care in Pediatric Cardiac Centers






Abby Demianczyk, Pediatric Psychologist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Parenting a Child with Congenital Heart Disease: Mental Health Outcomes for Mothers and Fathers







Katie Dodds, SVSP/Fontan Forward Clinical Program Manager, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Single Ventricle Survivorship: Moving FORWARD
Educational Program:





SPCN business meeting and tour of CHOP to follow the meeting.

SPCN social/networking dinner to follow at a nearby restaurant at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome. Anticipated entrée cost is $20-30.

Please RSVP for the meeting and/or dinner by November 1 to Trudy Pierick via email at or text or phone 319-530-9555