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Patient/Family Forum: Farewell to Dr. John Child
Patient/Family Forum: Farewell to Dr. John Child
Patient/Family Forum: Farewell to Dr. John Child

Patient/Family Forum: Farewell to Dr. John Child
On May 24th, 2012 we held a patient/family forum at the Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical center which was attended by 80 patients and family members. The evening included a panel discussion among 7 patients with tetralogy of Fallot, spotlighting the generational differences in surgical management and prognosis from those who were born in the 1950's to those born in the 1980's.

This panel was followed by a presentation of the highlights of John Child's 35 year career at UCLA, including a touching picture montage. The program ended with presentation of a crystal plaque to Dr. Child, with a message of gratitude for 35 years of dedication to the care of adults with congenital heart disease. We adjourned to a cocktail reception, where patients had the opportunity to pay their respects to Dr. Child, as well as interface with the other doctors and nurses from the Center. The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) had an informational booth, as did the National Marfan Foundation (NMF). A tribute fund in honor of Dr. Child was created to address the highest priorities of the Center, including continuing Dr. Child's legacy of world-class patient care, education, and research.

For more information about this event or the tribute fund, please email achdc@mednet.ucla.edu or call (310) 825-2019.

  • Greater Los Angeles Congenital Heart Walk
  • ACHA 6th National Conference in Los Angeles
  • UCLA Professional Continuing Education Symposium: Adult Congenital Heart Disease - An Imaging and Intervention Revolution
  • 28th Annual National Marfan Foundation Conference
  • Social Security Disability and the Compassionate Allowance Program in the Adult Congenital Heart Community, Jamillah N. Jackson, Deputy Director Social Security Administration


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