The 4th ‘Utrecht Sessions’ for Congenital Heart Disease

January 26 - 28, 2017


For 2017 we would like to invite you to the 4th ‘The Utrecht Sessions’ for Congenital Heart Disease, which will take place on January 26th – 28th, 2017 at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital/UMC Utrecht in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

At this year’s Symposium we would like to provide an overview of the current standards and discuss possible future developments – both surgical and interventional – for neonates with small left sided structures, ranging from Coarctation to Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.

The two-day International Symposium on January 27th and 28th will again bring together clinical and research experts from The Netherlands, Europe and Canada to present an exciting and innovative programme. Their contributions will lead us into the fascinating and highly complex world of the Left Sided Heart and reflect on com- prehensive 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 January 26th, intended for local health care providers and partners in the field of pediatric cardiac care.

To complement the scientific programme there will be a Social Dinner on January 27th, 2017.

Looking forward to seeing you on January 26th, 27th and 28th, 2017!

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


Thursday 26th January: 
National symposium on left heart disease in newborns, intented for local physicians, health care providers and parents.

Het donderdag programma is een satelliet symposium georganiseerd voor verwijzers, zorgpartners en ouders over het thema aangeboren linker hart afwijkingen bij pasgeborenen.

Friday January 27th and Saturday January 28th:
International Symposium on Left Heart disease in the Newborn with an (inter)national faculty focused on pathology, state-of-the-art pre-postnatal imaging tools, and current treatment options. This two-day International Symposium on January 27th and 28th will again bring together clinical and research experts from Europe, America and Canada.

Friday January 27th:
Morning session on Aortic Valve Stenosis with discussion of pathology, state-of-the-art prenatal and postnatal imaging, and current options for treatment. Afternoon session on Aortic Coarctation with discussion of prenatal and postnatal imaging, pathology, and options for treatment.

Saturday January 28th:
Morning and afternoon session on borderline left heart leasions including pathology, state-of-the-art prenatal and postnatal imaging, and algorithms for decision making Hypoplastic Left Heart Complex.


  • Glen Van Arsdell, Toronto
  • Wim Avis, Apeldoorn
  • Beatrijs Bartelds, Rotterdam
  • Manon Benders, Utrecht
  • Rolf Berger, Groningen
  • Christian Blank, Utrecht
  • Nico Blom, Leiden
  • Derize Boshoff, Gent
  • Hans Breur, Utrecht
  • Nathalie Claessens, Utrecht
  • Tjark Ebels, Groningen
  • Jola Evens, Utrecht
  • Ronald Gitter, Linz
  • Heynric Grotenhuis, Utrecht
  • Felix Haas, Utrecht
  • Henriëtte ter Heide, Utrecht
  • Jörg Heuser, Utrecht
  • Gabriëlle van Iperen, Utrecht
  • Monique Jongbloed, Leiden
  • Gregor Krings, Utrecht
  • Tim Leiner, Utrecht
  • Bert Lunshof, Apeldoorn
  • Luc Mertens, Toronto
  • Mirella Molenschot, Utrecht
  • Vivek Muthurangu, London
  • Annika Öhman, Göteborg
  • Francesca Pluchinotta, Milan
  • Shakeel Qureshi, London
  • Paul Schoof, Utrecht
  • Gurleen Sharland, London


  • Heynric Grotenhuis, Utrecht

    Pediatric Cardiologist

    Download presentation: here

  • 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



NVK  Dutch Association for Pediatrics  16 points

SBHFL  Foundation heart function laboratory  12 points

EBAC  European Board of Accreditation in Cardiology  10 points

January 26 - 28, 2017


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