The 29th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult

Scenic view of the Columbia River Gorge.

International faculty and attendees have gathered annually to educate, learn and receive updates about the latest innovations in diagnosis and management for adult congenital heart disease.

The 2019 symposium will be held May 29-June 1, 2019 at the Skamania Lodge outside of Portland, Oregon.

Abstract registration

To register your abstract, fill out the basic contact information on the registration page and submit a one page pdf of your abstract to . Please include the title of your abstract in the subject line of your email. Accepted abstract presenters will be given a $100 refund off registration costs. Abstract discount will be refunded to abstract presenters who have previously registered. Abstract deadline is Friday January 11, 2019. Notification of abstract acceptance will be by March 15, 2019.

Register your abstract

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Day 1: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

7:00 a.m.       Breakfast

8:00 a.m.       New Data, New Horizons

9:30 a.m.       Poster and Exhibitor Break

10:00 a.m.     Digging through the Guidelines, Remaining Questions and Controversies

12:00 p.m.     Lunch

1:00 p.m.       Transcatheter Revolution

3:00 p.m.       Poster and Exhibitor Break

3:30 p.m.       Break-out Sessions

  • Patient Engagements (CCA driven session)
  • Enlarged Great Arteries

4:30 p.m.       Poster and Exhibitor Break

5:00 p.m.       Oral Abstract Session

6:30 p.m.       Drinks on the lawn

7:00 p.m.       Dinner

Day 2: Thursday, May 30, 2019

7:00 a.m.       Breakfast

8:00 a.m.       The Pulmonary Arteries

10:00 a.m.     Poster and Exhibitor Break

10:30 a.m.     Fontan Session 1

12:30 p.m.     Lunch

1:00 p.m.       Outdoor Activities

5:15 p.m.       ISACHD Meeting

6:00 p.m.       Moderated Posters, Drinks and Appetizers

6:30 p.m.       Buffet Dinner and Evening Session

Day 3: Friday, May 31, 2019

7:00 a.m.       Breakfast

8:00 a.m.       Right Ventricles Reconsidered

10:00 a.m.     Poster and Exhibitor Break

10:30 p.m.     Break-out Sessions

  • Exercise Considerations
  • The Changing ACHD Population

12:00 p.m.     Lunch

1:00 p.m.       "Shared Experiences" Session

3:00 p.m.       Poster and Exhibitor Break      

3:30 p.m.       Focus Group Break-Out

  • Breakout A: Making the Most of the patient encounter
  • Breakout B: Pregnancy stuff
  • Breakout C: Interventions

6:30 p.m.       Sternwheeler Dinner Cruise

Day 4: Saturday, June 1, 2019

7:00 a.m.       Breakfast

8:00 a.m.       What to do at the end of the Fontan road?

10:00 a.m.     Break

10:30 a.m.     Controversies for Today

11:30 a.m.     Final Lecture

11:30 a.m.     Adjourn


All meals Wednesday through Saturday morning are provided.

For those arriving Tuesday night, please note that there are limited dining options in the vicinity. In both Stephenson and Hood River (the closest towns) most restaurants close by 9:00 or 10:00 p.m.. There are restaurants (open until 10:00 p.m.) and a bar at Skamania Lodge; consider reserving a table for Tuesday night or eating in Portland.


Skamania Lodge
You may also call the lodge directly to book at 509-427-7700. Be sure to use booking code: 1Y37SI

Alternative lodging options map


Shuttle service

The shuttle does have limited capacity and will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Portland International Airport to Skamania Lodge

Tuesday, May 28th
  • 12pm
  • 2pm
  • 6pm
  • 7pm
  • 8pm
  • 9pm

Skamania Lodge to Portland International Airport

Saturday, June 1st
  • 7am
  • 9am
  • 11am
  • 1pm


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