The 8th ‘Utrecht Sessions’ on Congenital Heart Disease – “Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: from fetus to stage I”

February 2 - 4, 2023


Dear friends and colleaques,

The Utrecht Sessions scheduled in February 2022 had to be cancelled due to ongoing concerns around Covid-19, we are sorry to announce.

However, do not despair: we will meet again in February 2023!

We would like to invite you to our 8th ‘Utrecht Sessions’ on Congenital Heart Disease: Hypoplastic Lef Heart Syndrome’ from February 2nd to 4th 2023.

The two-days International Symposium will take place in the University Medical Centre in Utrecht, The Netherlands on 3 and 4 February 2023.

A satellite symposium in Dutch will be organised on Thursday February 2nd, intented for local health care providers and parents.

We look forward to see you in February 2023!

Wishing you all the best,


Gregor Krings, Felix Haas, Bram van Wijk, Gabriëlle van Iperen, Heynric Grotenhuis, Trinette Steenhuis and

Michiel Voskuil





The main topics will be:

  • Pathology and embryology of hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Imaging: from fetal echo to advanced MRI and CT
  • Surgical strategies: Norwood versus Hybrid palliation
  • Early shunt stenosis and pulmonary artery stenosis
  • Neo-aortic arch stenosis: surgical strategies and decision making
  • Brain protection and neuro monitoring in stage I palliation
  • Peri-operative management of single ventricle patients in ICU
  • Anticoagulation before and after stage I
  • Interstage programs across the world, institutional experiences


BEN Professional association of ultrasound operators in the Netherlands

EBAC European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology

NAPA Dutch Association of Physician Assistants

NeSECC Dutch Sociëty for Extra Corporal Circulation

NVBMH Dutch Association for Bachelor Medical Assistance

NVHVV Dutch Association for Cardiac and Vascular Nurses

NVK Dutch Association for Pediatrics

NVT Dutch Association for thoracic surgery

NVVC The Dutch Society for Cardiology

SBHFL Foundation Heart Function Laboratory




Abstract Submission

Feel free to send us your abstract on the topic of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: from fetus to stage I” to:

Social Event

Hotel & Route

You’ll find accommodations in all price classes and you can spend the night in your own way. Try a simple hostel in the city centre or a five-star hotel in a monumental building. Or would you prefer a snug bed-and-breakfast in a cellar wharf? Plenty to choose from. And how about a night never to forget? Then book a room at the remarkable Mother Goose Hotel, Hotel Badhu, Court Hotel or the new Eye Hotel, for a special place to stay.

Utrecht tourguide

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.

If you really want to get to know Utrecht, then just stay for the night. Because once night falls, Utrecht turns into a beautifully lighted city. Monuments that were worth the trip during the day are all the more beautiful at night with the magic play of light along the Trajectum Lumen art route. Lanterns shine along the canals and it gets even cosier in the snug cafés.

Utrecht Tourist Information (English)
Utrecht Promo video (Youtube)
Utrecht Canals (Google Streetview)
This is Utrecht (Youtube)
A day in Utrecht, Lonely Planet (Youtube)


For questions and more information
Sylvia van Zuilen,

February 2 - 4, 2023


University Medical Centre Utrecht
Lecture Halls
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 EA Utrecht
The Netherlands