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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness 4th Annual CHC-TOUCH Symposium in Peoria


Saturday, April 23, 2022    
8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Jump Simulation Center
1306 N. Berkeley Ave., Peoria, IL

Event Type

An event for patients and families living with congenital heart defects (CHDs)

The Organization for Understanding Congenital Hearts (TOUCH) and the Congenital Heart Center (CHC) at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois are hosting the Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Symposium on April 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The symposium will be at Jump Simulation Center, 1306 N. Berkeley Ave., in Peoria.

The symposium is for patients (recommended age 12 and older), parents, caregivers and families impacted by congenital heart defects. In addition to information on the latest surgical and cath lab advancements, symposium topics will include:

  • Coping mechanisms for hospital-induced trauma
  • A panel discussion of life as an adult with CHD

Attendees may also visit a variety of agency resource tables.

Representatives from the University of Illinois Chicago’s Division of Specialed Care for Children (DSCC) will be on-hand to provide information about DSCC’s programs. Our team will also explain how we partner with Illinois families and communities to help children and youth with special healthcare needs connect to services and resources.

Download the symposium flyer for a complete list of speakers and resources.

The $10 fee includes breakfast and lunch.

Register here for the symposium. Registration closes on April 20.

If you have any questions, please email or call (309) 677-0810.