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Fontan Education Day 2018 - Adelaide
Eight babies are born each day with a heart condition in Australian. Heart disease is the leading cause of infant death in Australia, accounting for one in three childhood deaths. While some patients require only minor surgical procedures, others need major operations, such as the Fontan procedure, to improve their health.

On Saturday, 8 September 2018, the fifth Fontan Education Day will be held in Adelaide at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) This forum will offer a very unique opportunity to hear from specialists in paediatric cardiology and congenital heart disease. Like previous years, this event is set to be an informative meeting for patients, families, carers, doctors, researchers and allied health workers a like. It builds on the good work of the Fontan Registry – an Australian and New Zealand database. This initiative is the world’s largest database of Fontan patients, which includes specialists and researchers working closely together to ensure patients and their families benefit from the highest standard of evidence-based care and treatment.

The Fontan Education Day will provide the opportunity for patients and their families to hear from experts in the field, and importantly, be given the opportunity to share patient insights and lived experience.

Parental guidance is advised as some of the topics discussed will contain sensitive information.

Refreshments: Please note that the ticket price includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (note any dietary requirements in your registration).

Program: Forthcoming

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South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000

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