Hosted online by UW

“Congenital Heart Disease, lockdown and me:
Global perspectives of living through a pandemic”

CCNA Conference themes:

  • Health and wellbeing (child/adult/family and staff perspectives)
  • Education (for CYP/adult/families and staff)
  • Perspectives from clinical practice

Guest Speakers

Paul A. Checchia MD FCCM FACC, Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Section Chief for Cardiac Services and Business Operations, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and the Baylor College of Medicine

Dr Liza Morton Chartered (BPS) & Registered (HCPC) Counselling Psychologist, Scotland. w

Dr Jo Wray, Senior Research Fellow and Health Psychologist, Heart and Lung Directorate, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N and NIHR Great Ormond Street Biomedical Research Centre

Suzie Hutchinson, CEO, Little Hearts Matter,

Conference Registration

Please click here to register for the conference

Conference Fee:

Early bird £30 on bookings made before 31st April 2021 17:00 GMT

Standard rate: £50

What this fee includes:

  • The online environment will open for a month, from Monday 7th June until Friday 2nd July 2021, with early access for delegates and speakers to familiarise themselves with the environment.
  • Sessions will be delivered live on the day 10th June 09:00-16:00 GMT and recorded for retrospective viewing.
  • There will be a ‘virtual networking lounge’ to encourage networking pre- and post-conference and discussion forums relating to each conference theme
  • A poster carousel for early viewing of posters  

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentations. The abstract should provide a succinct overview of the main aims and objectives of the presentation, relating to research projects, quality improvement projects, clinical or educational projects, presentation about health and wellbeing interventions, case studies, literature reviews.

Please indicate your choice of presentation type:

  • Oral presentation delivered virtually on the day (between 09:00-16:00 GMT) approx. 25 mins including question time. All presentations will be recorded and available until the end of the conference month.
  • Poster presentation (5mins oral presentation delivered virtually on the day time TBC; poster will be displayed for the whole month).

Deadline for Submission of abstracts:

Round 1 Friday 26th February 16:00 GMT

Round 2 Friday 19th March 16:00 GMT,

Outcome notification of submitted abstracts will be: Round 1 – 5th March 2021, Round 2 – 26th March 2021

You are asked to submit maximum 300 words electronically via email to:

Dr Kerry Gaskin,

Jo Fleet,

Join the CCNA Virtual Conference

Benefits of this Virtual Conference

  • Cheaper to attend:
    • reduced delegate fee
    • no travel, accommodation, food expenses
  • Attend from the comfort of your home or office.
  • Attendance from any global time zone (the conference will run live on 10th June 09:00-16:00 GMT)
  • Recorded presentations, means you don’t miss any session
  • Access to the virtual environment before and after the live event
  • Opportunity to network with delegates globally in our ‘virtual networking lounge’
  • Environmentally friendly and sustainable

“We are really excited about our second virtual CCNA conference, the first one being back in 2011! The programme will explore the impact on life of a pandemic, both from a staff and patient/family perspective. Please do join us virtually and enjoy the opportunity to learn and network with peers across the World”.

Dr Kerry Gaskin, Chairperson of the CCNA and Conference Chair
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Dr Kerry Gaskin,

Jo Fleet,