The 5th ‘Utrecht Sessions’ for Congenital Heart Disease

February 8 - 10, 2018

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For 2018 we would like to invite you to the 5th ‘The Utrecht Sessions’ for Congenital Heart Disease, which will take place on February 8th – 10th, 2018 at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital/UMC Utrecht in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Forty years after the first Arterial Switch Operation in Utrecht, we would like to provide an overview of the current imaging and management standards of patients with Transposition of the Great Arteries, ranging from D-Transposition and L-Transposition, to complex congenital lesions including Taussig-Bing anomaly, from fetus until adulthood.

The two-day International Symposium on February 9th and 10th will again bring together clinical and research experts from The Netherlands, Europe and North America to present an exciting and innovative programme. Their contributions will lead us into the fascinating and highly complex world of the Transposition of the Great Arteries and reflect on comprehensive treatment strategies. We are already looking forward to stimulating lectures and interactive discussions. Discussion will again have a special place, to encourage interaction between the participants and the speakers and chairpersons. A satellite symposium in Dutch language will be organized on Thursday February 8th, intended for parents, local health care providers and partners in the field of pediatric cardiac care.

Looking forward to seeing you on February 8th, 9th and 10th, 2018!

Gabriëlle van Iperen, Felix Haas, Heynric Grotenhuis, Gregor Krings, Gertjan Sieswerda

Program

Donderdag 8 februari 2018

Als start van het internationale symposium zal er donderdagmiddag 8 februari een satelliet symposium worden georganiseerd voor verwijzers, zorgpartners en ouders.

Het internationale 2-daagse symposium zal plaatsvinden in het UMC op 9 en 10 february 2018, met een uitstekende en gerenommeerde faculty bestaande uit binnen- en buitenlandse sprekers uit Sick Kids Toronto, Evelina Children’s Hospital Londen, San Donato Milaan, en collega’s van de UMC’s van Nederland en België.

We verheugen ons op jullie deelname en een mooi congres!


Friday 8th en Saturday 9th February 

For 2018 we would like to invite you to the 5th ‘The Utrecht Sessions’ for Congenital Heart Disease, which will take place on February 8th – 10th , 2018 at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital/UMC Utrecht in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Forty years after the first Arterial Switch Operation in Utrecht, we would like to provide an overview of the current imaging and management standards of patients with Transposition of the Great Arteries, ranging from D-Transposition and L-Transposition, to complex congenital lesions including Taussig-Bing anomaly, from fetus until adulthood.

The two-day International Symposium on February 9th and 10th will again bring together clinical and research experts from The Netherlands, Europe and North America to present an exciting and innovative programme. Their contributions will lead us into the fascinating and highly complex world of the Transposition of the Great Arteries and reflect on comprehensive treatment strategies. We are already looking forward to stimulating lectures and interactive discussions. Discussion will again have a special place, to encourage interaction between the participants and the speakers and chairpersons. A satellite symposium in Dutch language will be organized on Thursday February 8th, intended for parents, local health care providers and partners in the field of pediatric cardiac care.

The main topics will be:

  • Basic morphology
  • Fetal imaging and treatment strategies in transposition of the great arteries
  • A Rashkind for every child with transposition of the great arteries?
  • Forty years’ experience of the arterial switch operation
  • Sequelae after the arterial switch: fate of the pulmonary arteries, neo-aortic valve and coronary arteries
  • Imaging for complex transposition of the great arteries: how to guide decision making
  • Interventional and surgical challenges in child-and adulthood of complex transposition of the great arteries
  • Rhythm disorders in ccTGA
  • How to prepare best for a double switch operation in ccTGA, is it always the right choice?
  • The atrial switch experience in transposition of the great arteries

To complement the scientific programme there will be a Social Dinner on February 9th, 2018.


Early Bird Registration till January 1st 2018

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Faculty

  • David Barron, Birmingham
  • Manon Benders, Utrecht
  • Rolf Berger, Groningen
  • Christian Blank, Utrecht
  • Damien Bonnet, Parijs
  • Hans Breur, Utrecht
  • Mario Carminati, Milan
  • Nathalie Claessens, Utrecht
  • Tjark Ebels, Groningen
  • Jola Evens, Utrecht
  • Stefan Frerich, Maastricht
  • Mark Galantowicz, Ohio
  • Mark Gewillig, Leuven
  • Heynric Grotenhuis, Utrecht
  • Felix Haas, Utrecht
  • Henriëtte ter Heide, Utrecht
  • Juergen Hoerer, Parijs
  • Gabriëlle van Iperen, Utrecht
  • Jan Janousek, Linz
  • Monique Jongbloed, Leiden
  • Gregor Krings, Utrecht
  • Folkert Meijboom, Utrecht
  • Jildau Mensink, Ede
  • Luc Mertens, Toronto
  • Mirella Molenschot, Utrecht
  • Vivek Muthurangu, London
  • Edward Nieuwenhuis, Utrecht
  • Els Pieper, Groningen
  • Francesca Pluchinotta, Milan
  • Shakeel Qureshi, London
  • Andrew Redington, Cincinnati
  • Paul Schoof, Utrecht
  • Gurland Sharland, London
  • Gertjan Sieswerda, Utrecht
  • John Simpson, London
  • Michiel Voskuil, Utrecht

Who is who

  • Heynric Grotenhuis, Utrecht

    Pediatric Cardiologist


  • Felix Haas, Utrecht

    Professor of Congenital Thoracic Surgery


  • Gabriëlle van Iperen, Utrecht

    Pediatric Cardiology
    Head Pediatric Cardiology


  • Gregor Krings, Utrecht

    Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist
    Head Cathlab


Accreditation

 

NVK  Dutch Association for Pediatrics  18 points

SBHFL  Foundation heart function laboratory  14 points

EBAC  European Board of Accreditation in Cardiology  12 points

Registration

Early Bird Registration till January 1st 2018

Click here for registration

Upload Abstract

Please contact: symposium@umcutrecht.nl

Social Event

Social Dinner at Sonnenborgh
Social Dinner on Friday evening € 75,– (registration required)

Sonnenborgh – museum & sterrenwacht
Zonnenburg 2
3512 NL Utrecht


 


The Sonnenborgh Bastion
Experience the special history of a Utrecht bastion. Return to the 16th Century and seek out the canon emplacements in the casemates behind three metre thick walls. Take a peek into the old well, utilised as a latrine in the 16th Century. From 1998 to 2003 these fortifications were intensively studied and restored. Following the construction of the Zocher gardens in around 1840, a large portion of the bastion was buried underground. The entry gate was the first structure to be brought to light. The archaeologists then made further significant finds, such as a chemistry laboratory dating back to around 1700AD. Of all the bastions in Utrecht, Sonnenborgh has remained the best preserved. Even in comparison with other North European examples, it is in exceptionally good condition. Take a stroll past the unique spots of this 16th Century bastion and become acquainted with its long hidden secrets.

The Observatory (Sterrenwacht)
Sonnenborgh is the oldest cupola observatory in the Netherlands. There are four large telescopes with which to study the universe. Until 2002, the Merz Telescope from 1863 was the most important (night) telescope in the observatory. This instrument was one of the largest of its kind in the world. Today the computer-controlled Gala Telescope is the primary night telescope here. Activities include star viewing evenings, courses and special lectures. Come and take a look at the Moon and planets for yourself and pick out almost invisible gas nebulas.

Star Viewing Nights at Sonnenborgh

Hotel & Route

Hotel accommodation speakers:


Malie Hotel
Maliestraat 2
3581 SL Utrecht
T +31 (0)30 231 64 24
www.hampshire-hotels.com/maliehotel

The charming four star Malie Hotel Utrecht – Hampshire Classic, appreciated for its excellent service, is beautifully situated at the Maliestraat. It’s a 15 minute walk to the city centre, but the Jaarbeurs, the Uithof and the Central Station are very easy to reach by bus. Bike rent is available. The interior of the Malie Hotel reflects the authentic look and atmosphere of the 19th century building. All rooms have air-conditioning, a flat screen TV and free WiFi and are equipped with shower or bath/shower. The lounge has a warm atmosphere where you can enjoy a drink. In the morning the day is starting with a wonderful breakfast, fresh coffee in the breakfast room overlooking the idyllic city garden.


Hotel accommodation:


Hotel Mitland
Ariënslaan 1
3573 PT Utrecht
T+31 (0)30 271 58 24
www.mitland.nl

Hotel Mitland is an oasis of rest in contrast with the vibrant city centre. Situated in a beautiful city park and on the waterside of Fort de Bilt, here you can totally relax. With our prime location on the outskirts of Utrecht, in just a few moments you can be at the Utrecht Science Park (De Uithof) or the Jaarbeurs event centre and the heart of the city is within easy reach. The hotel boasts 141 luxury rooms, a conference centre, a restaurant, our own bowling alley and a swimming pool with sauna, Turkish bath and gym. And there’s free WiFi everywhere! Hotel Mitland is an authentic family business, with hospitality and service as our highest priorities, and despite its size is still maintains an informal atmosphere.


Star Lodge Hotel
Biltsestraatweg 92
3573 PS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 8000 401
www.starlodgehotelsutrecht.nl

Star Lodge is a design hotel with eighty Double Rooms and five Single Rooms. The hotel is situated on the outskirts of Utrecht. The terms hospitality, quality and relaxation are particularly characteristic of the hotel. The hotel is easily accessible thanks to its location near exit roads, and there is a bus stop directly in front of the door (bus 53 from the Central Station). Plus various walking and cycling paths will quickly lead you to Utrecht’s historic centre.
The hotel offers eighty Double Rooms and five Single Rooms. The rooms are 21 m² and feature a walk-in shower, a toilet, a spacious high-quality bed and a 32-inch smart television. Free high-speed fibre optic Internet is available throughout the entire building. Sustainability and CO2 reduction were given high priority during the construction and development phases. The use of LED lighting, energy saving switches, water conservation, waste management and sustainable building materials all contribute to this.


Van der Valk Hotel
De Holle Bilt 1
3732 HM De Bilt
T +31 (0)30 635 87 36
www.biltschehoek.com

How relaxing can a meeting be? Very relaxing, especially when you’re in a conference centre amidst the forests of central Holland. Even so, Hotel De Bilt – Utrecht is easily accessible due to its close proximity to major highways. Our 15 conference rooms all have a quiet location, are comfortably furnished and feature all modern conveniences. Any conceivable conference aids and equipment to make your meeting a success are available or can be booked. You can compose the set-up of your meeting entirely to your own wishes; a post meeting entirely to your own wishes; a post meeting drink, dinner or an overnight stay with breakfast. It’s all within the possibilities. Our sales team is happy to assist you with your meeting requirements and propose a personalized offer.


Mary K Hotel
Oudegracht 25
3511 AB Utrecht
T +31 (0)30 230 48 88
www.marykhotel.com

The Mary K Hotel is not just about laying your head down for a good night sleep. This luxury art-hotel offers you a unique experience in which comfort and design blend together perfectly. Situated in a 18th century canal house on the ‘Oudegracht’ in downtown Utrecht, the hotel accommodates 9 hotel rooms of various themes and sized. An inspiring lobby where you can enjoy your breakfast. And a beautiful vaulted cellar used for business meetings, workshops and events. Mary K’s commitment to sustainability is very important to her, she tries to become a little greener every day. The comforts of a luxury hotel, with a laid-back, friendly and personal atmosphere. We hope that this downtown urban retreat will make your stay in Utrecht truly memorable.


Apollo Hotel
Vredenburg 14
3511 BA Utrecht
T + 1 (0) 30 233 12 32
www.apollohotelsresorts.com

Apollo Hotel Utrecht has a perfect central location, right behind the hotel are the historical old canals of Utrecht. On the other side of the hotel you will find the business centre of Utrecht and Utrecht Central train Station with direct trains going to Schiphol every 15 minutes. The hotel has 90 rooms with three different room types: Superior, Executive and Executive Club rooms. You can park your car at a reduced rate in parking garage Rijnkade. Every morning a continental breakfast buffet is served. During your stay you can make use of the Apollo lounge 24/7 which provides you with free coffee and tea and free internet usage. The hotel also offers 2 conference rooms for meetings up to 70 people.


Court Hotel
Korte Nieuwstraat 14
3512 NM Utrecht
T +31 (0)30 2330033
www.courthotel.com

This hotel is located in the former Utrecht courthouse in the very heart of the centre and the city’s ‘treasury’: the Museum Quarter! This combination of a hotel, brasserie with magnificent outdoor café and restaurant allows for many different options. This is de address for your (several-day) meeting in Utrecht. The Court Hotel Utrecht has 2 meeting halls in a singular historic building, each with its very own ambiance and plenty of comfort. There are 27 trendy and attractive rooms to ensure high-class overnight accommodation. Be surprised by its elegant design.


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Utrecht tourguide

Welcome to Utrecht

The city of Utrecht, with its inextricable combination of rich past and dynamic present, is a truly unique place. This 2000 year old city teems with a wide range of interesting museums and cultural events with programmes full of theatre, dance, art and more. Stroll down the quaint streets and along the canals in the Utrecht Museum Quarter and sample the pleasant, intimate atmosphere for which Utrecht is famous. 70.000 students represent the character of this lively city of creative young people. Utrecht is the beating heart of the Netherlands. A city with an unparalleled vitality. A medieval city centre small enough to explore on foot. Large enough to enjoy world class festivals, modern architecture, trendy shops and interesting museums for days on end.

For more tourist information about Utrecht visit:

Contact

For questions and more information
Sylvia van Zuilen, symposium@umcutrecht.nl

 

Date
February 8 - 10, 2018

Location

Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital
UMC Utrecht
Utrecht
The Netherlands

Registration