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  • Sharing the latest research findings in the field of congenital heart disease and facilitating professional and scientific dialogue
  • Gathering the leading physicians, clinicians and scientific minds in the field
  • A humane approach to CHDs effects on the patient and the patient’s family
  • Fostering connections and stimulating exchange across international borders
  • Offering actionable knowledge to local health care practitioners
  • Social Engagement
Program & Speakers

1. Diane Alexandra, MD, pediatric cardiologist, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
2. Prof. Nico Blom, MD, PhD, pediatric cardiologist, LUMC/AMC, Leiden/Amsterdam the Netherlands
3. Regina Bökenkamp, MD, PhD, pediatric cardiologist, LUMC, Leiden, the Netherlands
4. Prof. Damien Bonnet, MD, PhD, pediatric cardiologist, Necker Hospital, Paris, France
5. Frank Engbers, MD, cardio-thoracic anesthesiologist, LUMC, Leiden, the Netherlands
6. Mark Friedberg, MD, PhD, pediatric cardiologist, Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada
7. Prof. Marc Gewillig, MD, PhD, pediatric cardiologist, Leuven, Belgium
8. Heynric Grotenhuis, MD, pediatric cardiologist, UMCU, Utrecht, the Netherlands
9. Mieke van Haelst, MD, PhD, clinical geneticist, AMC/VUMC/UMCU, Amsterdam/Utrecht, the Netherlands
10. Edward Hickey, MD, congenital cardiothoracic surgeon, Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada
11. Dave Koolbergen, MD. PhD, congenital cardiothoracic surgeon, LUMC/ AMC, Leiden/Amsterdam
the Netherlands
12. Irene Kuipers, MD, PhD, pediatric cardiologist, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
13. Shirley M. Lo-A-Njoe, MD, pediatric cardiologist, St. Elisabeth Hospital, Curaçao
14. Prof. Luc Mertens, MD, PhD, pediatric cardiologist, Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada
15. Prof. Martin Offringa, MD, PhD, neonatologist, epidemiologist, Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada
16. Jeroen W. Ph. Römer, MD, cardiologist, St. Elisabeth Hospital, Curaçao
17. Prof. Norman Silverman, MD, PhD, pediatric cardiologist, Lucille Packard Childs Hospital/Stanford,
Palo Alto, U.S.A.
18. Prof. Andy Wessels, Ing. Biochemistry, MS, chemistry, PhD, Anatomy/Pathology, South Carolina, U.S.A.
19. Bert Wiegman, MD, PhD, pediatric cardiologist, AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20. Jobst Winter, MD, PhD, cardiologist, RENATA, Curacao
21. Ingeborg De Witte- Snel, LL.M, Curacao

Start Time
07:00 PM
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Finish Time
09:00 PM
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Renaissance Curacao Resort en Casino


10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Workshop Cardiac Ultrasound

  • Cardiac Ultrasound, Group A: 10-11 am, 11:30 - 12:30
    Prof. Luc Mertens, MD, PhD

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Workshop EKG's

  • EKG's, Group A: 10-11 am, 11.30-12.30 pm
    Prof. Nico Blom, MD, PhD

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Registration (Session 1)
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Session 1: Opening & Keynote lectures

  • Word of Welcome by:
    Shirley Lo-A-Njoe, MD
  • Official opening by board of NASKHO
    Roland Antonius, PhD
  • 7:45 - 8:30 pm - Picturing the right ventricle using conventional echocardiography
    Prof. Norman Silverman, MD, PhD
  • 8:30 - 9:15 pm - (Ab)normal heart development: new insights
    Prof. Andy Wessels, Ing, MS, PhD
  • 9:15 - 10:00 pm - Prognosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension in children
    Prof. Damien Bonnet, MD, PhD
  • 10:00 - 10:15 pm
    Questions & Answers
  • 10:15