organised by the WG on Nursing and Allied Professionals

If you would like to register for both the AEPC 2024 Annual Meeting and the Nursing Education Day, please use the Annual Meeting Online Registration Form, in which you can also complete your Nursing Education Day registration, by clicking here.


Wednesday, 8 May 2024
Session 1: Prenatal aspects of care for patients with CHD
Chairs: Gaby Stoffel & Amanda Potterton
09:00 - 09:30 Fostering fetal cardiac health: Exploring pharmacological interventions for prenatal arrhythmias and heart failure management Annika Öhman, Sweden
09:30 - 10:00 Optimizing prenatal well-being: exploring maternal-child dynamics and psychosocial parental support Phaedra Lehmann, Switzerland
10:00 - 10:30 Nurturing new beginnings: the vital role of nurses in fetal counselling Alice Hurn, UK
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break  
Session 2: Multidisciplinary challenges in the care for newborns and children with heart failure 
Chairs: Ewa-Lena Bratt & Lynda Shaughnessy
11:00 - 11:30 Navigating feeding and swallowing challenges in young patients with congenital heart disease Vivienne Norman, South Africa
11:30 - 12:00 Preparing parents for home monitoring in pediatric heart failure Elin Hjorth-Johansen, Norway
12:00 - 12:30 Empowering parental preparedness: the use of the Congenital Heart Assessment Tool (CHAT)  Kerry Gaskin, UK
12:30 - 13.30 Lunch  
Session 3: Addressing heart failure challenges in adult congenital heart patients
Chairs: Michele de Hosson & Chantal Etter
13:30 - 14:00 Individualized exercise training: an inspiring challenge for both patients and healthcare professions Linda Ashman Kröönström, Sweden
14:00 - 14:30 Heartfelt resilience: Nurturing psychological well-being in the heart transplant waiting period Edward Callus, Italy
14:30 - 15:00 Empowering expecting parents: Effective communication strategies and risk disclosure in pregnancy care Brian Holland, USA