Fontan Education Day - Melbourne 2019
Heart disease is the leading cause of child death in Australia, accounting for one in three childhood deaths. While some patients require only minor surgical procedures, others need major operations, such as the Fontan procedure, to improve their health.
On Saturday, 14 September 2019, the sixth Fontan Education Day will be held in Melbourne at The Royal Children's Hospital. This forum will provide a very unique opportunity to hear from specialists in paediatric and adult cardiology and congenital heart disease. Like previous years, this is set to be an informative meeting for patients, families and carers, doctors, researchers and allied health workers. It builds on the good work of the Fontan Registry. This initiative is the world’s largest database of Fontan patients, and it involves specialists and researchers working closely together to ensure patients and their families will benefit from the highest standard of evidence-based care and treatment.
The Fontan Education Day will provide the opportunity for patients and their families to hear from experts in the field, and importantly, will also share patient insights and lived experience.
Please Note: Parental guidance is advised as some of the topics discussed will contain sensitive information. We will be filming the presentations and taking photographs to showcase the event.
Refreshments: Please note that the ticket price includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (Please ensure to note any dietary requirements in your registration).
Royal Children's Hospital
50 Flemington Rd
Ella Lathum Auditorium
Yellow Lifts to Level 1
For more information, please email
Please purchase your tickets through our Trybooking site:
Early Bird rate: $55.00pp (until the 1st of July - or unless
sold out prior)
Normal rate: After the 1st of July $60.00pp (unless sold out prior)
Group Discount rate: $52.50pp (2 or more tickets purchased
until the 30th of August unless sold our prior)
**Note: Suitable for ages 12+. Parental guidance advised**