Join us as we unite patients, parents, health professionals, administrators, payers, media, federal partners, and policymakers to lead the field of congenital cardiovascular care into a new age of transparent reporting.

This summit is the sixth in a series of meetings intended to develop a thoughtful and actionable approach to transparency and public reporting across the field of congenital cardiology aimed at consumer access to critical, reliable, timely and understandable data for children and adults with congenital heart disease, as well as improved quality and outcomes.


Aims for this 6th Summit on Transparency

Through informative presentations and meaningful conversation, we intend to accomplish the following at this meeting:

  • Develop an improved understanding of health equity as it relates to communicating outcomes with a diverse community
  • Receive updated information about transparency and public reporting activities such as STS, USNews, Cardiac Networks United, Guided Questions Tool Quality Improvement Project
  • Reveal and review the CCHD consumer portal providing a dashboard of hospital metrics for patients and families
  • Discuss institutional transparency and the roles of various stakeholders
  • Consider next steps for stakeholders as together we work to empower patients and families and improve quality and outcomes



Click here for the most recent version of the agenda, updated regularly as speakers are confirmed

Key Features

  • Pre-conference meeting for 1st time attendees

MANDATORY for new attendees. Please be sure to select when you register.

  • Tours

Attendees will get a walk through the main floor of the hospital in addition to the tour options below:

– CICU Tour: Tour the clinical and spaces of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s, including first-of-their-kind hybrid suites, state of the art catheterization and EP facilities, and in-patient floors.

– Research Tour: Tour the research facilities of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s and learn about the latest innovative technologies and techniques to treat congenital heart diseases.


  • Keynote Presentation featuring Dr. Martin Elliot, renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon from the UK.

“It has been a privilege to work in a field in which innovation and disruptive change are constant, and in which we are able to put research into practice very quickly.” – Martin Elliot

Travel and Accommodations

Your registration does not include travel accommodations. We encourage you to book your travel and make hotel reservations early as options are limited.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Childrens Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

Main Campus Map and Wayfinding

Shuttle transportation will be provided between hotels and the hospital prior to and following the summit activities on October 3 and October 4.

For those who are local or driving in, parking is available in the Orange Parking Garage, located at the corner of Mooberry Street and 18th Street. Valet parking is also available for $5 at the main hospital entrance, the Children’s Gateway Entrance and the Outpatient Care entrance.


Located just 6 miles east of downtown, John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) offers travelers lower fares and more options than ever to make starting your visit to Columbus a snap. John Glenn Columbus International was formally known as Port Columbus International Airport. The name was changed in May of 2016 to honor astronaut and four-term U.S. senator John Glenn. Columbus Airport offers 140 non-stop flights to more than 34 airports via 10 airlines daily. Serving 6.5 million and 7.5 million travelers each year, it’s the largest passenger airport in central Ohio and the second busiest airport in the state.

At Columbus Airport there are a lot of services, amenities and facilities available to all passengers, including complimentary Wi-Fi and power outlets, a USO and meditation room, and much more.

Through the airport you will also find different displays and expositions as the Brushstrokes in Flight, a sculpture located in the center of the atrium, there is also the Veterans Monument, the pylons of the Ohio Aviators or an Art Gallery.

There are eight on-premise auto rental agencies, plus plenty of shuttles, and taxis available to help you get from the airport to wherever you need to go. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) provides direct bus service between the airport and downtown making it an affordable and easy way to reach downtown.


Reserve Early – room blocks are limited!

Home2 Suites by Hilton Columbus Downtown -$119 Room Block

The Group Code is: STP  (Summit Transparency Public Reporting)

Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square – $149 Room Block

Call 1.800.325.3535 and by 9/6/2019 to make reservations. Refer to the “Nationwide Children’s 6th Annual Heart Summit”.


Ohio’s capital city is full of beautiful neighborhoods, a critically acclaimed food scene and top-ranked attractions. The city’s Scioto Mile is a string of parks on both sides of the Scioto River, with a huge interactive fountain and trails. On the west bank, the COSI science center offers hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. Downtown, the Columbus Museum of Art includes American and European paintings and a sculpture garden. The German Village area has restored brick houses built by 1800s settlers.

The Experience Columbus website is a great resource for restaurants, museums and activities, and provides a guide to TOP THINGS TO DO IN COLUMBUS!


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    Martin Elliot, MD, FRCS - Keynote Speaker

    University College London Full Bio>
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    Carl Backer, MD

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Full Bio>
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    Amy E. Basken

    Conquering CHD Full Bio>
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    Richard J. Brilli, MD, FAAP, MCCM

    Nationwide Children's Hospital Full Bio>
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    Curt J. Daniels, MD

    Nationwide Children's Hospital Full Bio>
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    Tabitha Donner

    Conquering CHD - Ohio Full Bio>
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    Michael Gaies, MD

    C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Full Bio>
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    Ben Harder

    U.S. News & World Report Full Bio>
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    Lisa Howley, MD

    Children's Minnesota Full Bio>
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    David M. Kasnic

    Conquering CHD Full Bio>
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    Julie LaVoie, MS, RD, CSP, CD, SNSC

    Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Full Bio>
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    Nicolas L. Madsen, MD, MPH

    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Full Bio>
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    Brad Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE

    Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Full Bio>
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    Trent Neely

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    Sara K. Pasquali, MD, MHS

    C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Full Bio>
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    Shelby Patru

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    Jennifer C. Romano, MD

    C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Full Bio>
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    Andrew Shin, MD

    Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Full Bio>