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!

Happy Heart Festival 2021 Flyer

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

Keynote address

7-9 PM 

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

Susan Carr

Grief Counselor

"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

Executive Director 

Tiffany "T" Maisonet

Program Director 

Katrina "Kit Kat" Whalen, NP

Nursing Director 

Kevin "Big Kahuna" Shannon, MD

Medical Director 

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!


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