The 6th ‘Utrecht Sessions’ for Congenital Heart Disease – Tetralogy of Fallot

February 1 - 2, 2019


Dear colleagues, we would like to invite you to our 6th ‘Utrecht Sessions’ on Congenital Heart Disease, which will take place on February 1st and 2nd 2019 at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital/University Medical Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

After a highly successful 5th Utrecht Sessions on Transposition of the Great Arteries, this year we will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art management of patients with Tetralogy of Fallot.

We will follow our last year’s concept to discuss the entire spectrum from diagnostics to therapy, from prenatal to adulthood. As in previous years an international faculty of experts from Europe and North America will guarantee stimulating lectures and interactive discussions.

The main topics will be:

• Pathology specimens in Fallot
• Imaging in Fallot: from fetal Echo and CMR to imaging strategies in the adult
• Treatment algorithm: from premature newborns to adults
• PA-branch stenosis after Fallot: to patch or to stent
• Percutaneous versus surgical options for pulmonary valve (re-)placement
• Fate of the aortic valve
• Rhythm disorders and treatment in Fallot
• Future perspectives from tissue engineering to 3D flow analysis

There will be a Social Dinner on Friday February 1st 2019.

We look forward to seeing you on February 1st and 2nd, 2019!

Felix Haas
Gregor Krings
Heynric Grotenhuis
Michiel Voskuil
Gabriëlle van Iperen
Trinette Steenhuis
Henriëtte ter Heide

A separate satellite symposium in Dutch language is held the day before. It is intended for parents, local health care providers and our partners in the field of pediatric cardiac care.


Download invitation with the complete program: English / Dutch


February 1 - 2, 2019

  • David Barron, Birmingham
  • Beatrijs Bartelds, Rotterdam
  • Tara Bharucha, Southampton
  • Damien Bonnet, Parijs
  • Hans Breur, Utrecht
  • Mario Carminati, Milan
  • Mark Galantowicz, Columbus Ohio
  • Marc Gewillig, Leuven
  • Heynric Grotenhuis, Utrecht
  • Felix Haas, Utrecht
  • Jan Janousek, Prague
  • Monique Jongbloed, Leiden
  • Damien Kenny, Chicago
  • Jonathan Kiekenap, Berlijn
  • Walter Knirsch, Zurich
  • Gregor Krings, Utrecht
  • Petru Liuba, Lund
  • Luc Mertens, Toronto
  • Mirella Molenschot, Utrecht
  • Vivek Muthurangu, London
  • Kuberan Pushparajah, London
  • Shakeel Qureshi, London
  • Andrew Redington, Cincinnati
  • Paul Schoof, Utrecht
  • Gurleen Sharland, London
  • John Simpson, London
  • Victor Tsang, London
  • Nicola Viola, Southampton
  • Michiel Voskuil, Utrecht
  • Katja Zeppenfeld, Leiden

Faculty NL

January 31, 2019

  • Rolf Berger, Groningen
  • Christian Blank, Utrecht
  • Maaike Bolland-Sprong, Utrecht
  • Regina Bökenkamp, Leiden
  • Hans Breur, Utrecht
  • Gabriëlle van Iperen, Utrecht
  • Dave Koolbergen, Leiden
  • Mirella Molenschot, Utrecht
  • Danielle Robbers-Visser, Amsterdam
  • Christian Schröer, Veldhoven/Utrecht
  • Paul Schoof, Utrecht
  • Martijn Slieker, Utrecht
  • Trinette Steenhuis, Utrecht
  • Bart Straver, Amsterdam
  • Ramon Tak, Nieuwegein
  • Michiel Voskuil, Utrecht
  • Bram van Wijk, Utrecht


February 1 - 2, 2019

Faculty NL

January 31, 2019


EBAC accreditation has been approved for 14 points
NVK Dutch Association for Pediatrics 21 points
NVT Dutch Association for thoracic surgery 20 points
SBHFL Foundation heart function laboratory 21 points
NVHVV Dutch Association for cardiovascular diseases 20 points
NVVC The Dutch Society for Cardiology 19 points
V&VN VS The professional association for Nursing Specialists 19 points
BEN Professional association of ultrasound operators in the Netherlands 18 points


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Social Event

We also would like to invite you for the Social Dinner on Friday evening February 1st, starting at 07.30 PM. An intimate dinner at the historic Domtower in the old town of Utrecht, where you have the opportunity to speak with other quests and speakers in an informal setting. You can register for the social dinner at

€ 75,- (registration required)

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 1 - 2, 2019


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

Location UMC Utrecht