September 29, 2020 – 1:00pm ET



The 7th Summit is Going Virtual!

Join us September 29th, at 1pm ET as we unite patients, families, health professionals, administrators, payers, media, federal partners, and policymakers to lead the field of congenital cardiovascular care into a new age of transparent reporting.

Aims for this Summit

This Summit is the seventh in a series of meetings intended to develop a thoughtful and actionable approach to transparency and public reporting across the fields of pediatric and congenital cardiology. It is 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.


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

  • Develop an improved understanding of health equity and transparency
  • Receive updated information about transparency and public reporting activities such as Society of Thoracic Surgeons and U.S. News and World Report
  • Reveal and review Conquering CHD’s Hospital Navigator, providing a dashboard of hospital metrics for patients and families
  • Discuss transparency during challenging times including second opinions and adverse events
  • Consider policy next steps for stakeholders as we work together to empower patients and families and improve quality and outcomes


Key Features

  • Pre-conference meeting for first-time attendees will be pre-recorded and disseminated prior to the live virtual event
  • Hot Topics presented by experts in the field, with opportunity for live discussion between the experts and attendees


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


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    David Kasnic

    Executive Director, Conquering CHD Full Bio>
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    Sara Pasquali, MD, MHS

    C.S. Mott Children's Hospital; MAB Chair, Conquering CHD Full Bio>
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    Wendy Nembhard, PhD, MPH

    University of Arkansas Full Bio>
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    Keila Lopez, MD

    Texas Children's Hospital Full Bio>
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    Rita Higgins, RN

    Medtronic Full Bio>
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    Ben Harder, Chief of Health Analysis

    U.S. News and World Report Full Bio>
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    John Mayer, Jr, MD

    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School Full Bio>
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    Rebeka Acosta, BCPA

    Education Coordinator, Conquering CHD Full Bio>
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    Amy Basken, MS

    Director of Programs, Conquering CHD Full Bio>
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    Andrew Shin, MD

    Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford Full Bio>
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    Brett R. Anderson, MD, MBA, MS

    Columbia University Irving Medical Center Full Bio>
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    Carol Raimondi, RN, Adult Patient

    Board Member, Conquering CHD Illinois Full Bio>
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    Nicolas Madsen, MD, MPH

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

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Full Bio>
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    Patsy Buckberg, DNP

    Joint Commission Full Bio>
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    Shayne Woods

    Senior Policy Advisor, Rep. Bilirakis Full Bio>