The Virtual Happy Heart Festival
A Program of the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation and Camp del Corazon
Thank you to our hosts, Edwards Lifesciences, our speakers, guests, and sponsors! For all of the session videos please click here!
February 26-27, 2021
Fun activities and heart education for the entire family!
Presented by: Edwards Lifesciences Foundation & Camp del Corazon
This year will be a virtual event with Friday Fun activities in the evening,
and informational sessions for parents and caregivers on Saturday.
Everyone is invited to participate - campers (old, new, prospective, all ages),
camper families & friends, CHD families, counselors, doctors, and nurses.
Friday February 26
Friday FUN for the entire family
Saturday February 27
School is in Session
Speaker and Panel Announcements!
Friday Night Keynote Speaker
Dr. Glen Van Arsdell
Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
The Patients Role in Creating a Quality Cardiac Center.
Dr. Evan Zhan
Pediatric Cardiologist, Cedars-Sinai
Gamechangers; Advanced in Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease in the Next Decade
David Highfill, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
Mental Health, CHD, and COVID
Reshma Biniwale, MD
Congenital Cardiac Surgeon, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Transplant - Who, What, When, Where, and Why?
Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn
Congenital Interventionalist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Draw Your Heart" Friday Night Fun
Dr. Dan Levi
Interventional Pediatric Cardiologist
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital/Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
The Biology of COVID and What it Means for CHD Patients
Lisa Arcilla, M.D
Pediatric Cardiologist, Childrens Hospital Oakland
The Power of Plants: Heart Healthy Nutrition
"Unpacking Your Child's Backpack" - Stress Management Strategies
Transitional Care Panel
Transitional Care Panel - Taking Control of Your Own Health!
Dr. Leigh Riordon
Pediatric Cardiologist, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
Katrina Whalen, NP
Adult Congenital Cardiology Nurse Practitioner, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
Roslyn Rivera, RN
Outpatient Nurse Coordinator- Children's Heart Center, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
Nicole Antonville, RN
Transition Nurse Coordinator, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
Camp 101 for 2021 Panel
Chrissie "Penny Lane" Endler
Tiffany "T" Maisonet
Katrina "Kit Kat" Whalen, NP
Kevin "Big Kahuna" Shannon, MD
Sheree "Care Bear" Prior
Assistant Programs Director
About Edwards Lifesciences: While you may not know Edwards Lifesciences by name, you likely know about their lifesaving technology. Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused innovations treating heart valve disease that help patients live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Edwards has also been a longtime partner to Camp del Corazon – they help make camp possible! And now they are offering this amazing opportunity for Camp del Corazon, our friends and partners to come together as a heart community to learn, connect and have fun at their headquarters. The event is FREE for families, volunteers, or other CHD families to attend this special event!