September 4 at 8-9 a.m. EST: Global ARCH Leaders Forum
This is an opportunity for all of us to share our experiences, learn from each other, and get and receive much needed support. These meetings will be held the first Friday of each month at 8-9 a.m. To register please click HERE.
Friday, July 17 at 8-9 am EST: Leveraging Social Media for High-Level and Patient Advocacy
Dominique Vervoort, MD, physician and aspiring pediatric cardiac surgeon with global surgery background, as well as social media whiz, will discuss using social media for both political and grass-roots change. To view the webinar please click HERE.
Tuesday, June 23 at 8-9 a.m. EST: RHD, CHD and COVID-19: A Global Update
Join Professor LIesl Zuhlke, Director of the Children’s Heart Disease Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, as she talks about what we know, don’t know, and hope to know soon about the impact of COVID-19 on congenital and rheumatic heart patients world-wide. To view the PDF click HERE and video presentation HERE.
Friday, May 29 at 8-9 a.m. EST: The Declaration of Rights, and the importance of patient advocacy. Amy Verstappen, MGH, Global ARCH President, will speak about how in this time of Covid-19 our population is even more vulnerable, and the need for a Declaration of Rights of Individuals Affected by Childhood-Onset Heart Disease has never been greater. Join us to learn how you can make an impact. To watch the video of the presentation please click HERE.
Friday, May 15 at 8-9 am EST: Fundraising Strategies in the Time of Pandemic: Guidance for congenital heart disease patient groups
Bistra Zheleva, Vice President of Global Strategy and Advocacy at Children’s HeartLink, presents on current fundraising challenges and opportunities, followed by an opportunity for discussion and strategy-sharing. She is joined by Amy Basken with Conquering CHD (US), Blanca del Valle with Kardias (Mexico), and Farhan Ahmad with Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation – all very successful charities. Click HERE for a PDF of the presentation and HERE to watch the webinar.
Friday, May 1st at 8-9 am EST: CHD and COVID-19 – What Do We Know So Far?
Disty Pearson, PA-C at the Boston Adult Congenital Heart Center and Global ARCH Vice-President, will offer a brief overview of the information available thus far, followed by Q and A and discussion.
Click HERE to download the recording (mp4) and HERE for the PDF of the presentation