On behalf of the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative (CNOC), members of CNOC’s Steering Committee, and Children’s Mercy Hospital Administration and staff, we would like to welcome you to CNOC's 7th Annual Scientific Sessions in Kansas City, Missouri. We have created a robust and diverse program of multinational and multidisciplinary experts who care for children with congenital heart disease and their families with focused updates on all aspects of neurodevelopmental and psychosocial outcomes.

New offerings this year!

Preconference education sessions tailored:

  • for the Cardiology Provider - Neurodevelopmental assessments and support of the child with CHD
  • for the Non-Cardiology Provider - A basic understanding of CHD and its treatment, and how that specifically impacts long-term neurodevelopment

Conference Sessions highlights include:

  • An international perspective on neurodevelopmental care research efforts,
  • Neurological sequalae of CHD; clinical findings and diagnostic studies,
  • Care strategies and implications for the child and family across the lifespan,
  • New findings and approaches during surgery, anesthesia ad intensive care critical for promotion of the best neurodevelopmental outcomes,
  • The impact of genetics and genomics in cardiac neurodevelopment,
  • New applications of technology in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of neurodevelopmental differences in the CHD population, and
  • The importance and value of an inclusive, interdisciplinary approach to neurodevelopmental and psychosocial care.

We thank you for supporting this year's 7th Annual Scientific Sessions and look forward to seeing you in June.


Gil Wernovsky MD FAAP FACC
Program Committee Chair

Cheryl L. Brosig Soto PhD
Program Committee Vice Chair

Becky Gregory PhD(c) RN CNOR
Program Committee for
Children's Mercy Hospital

Elizabeth J. Willen PhD
Program Committee for
Children's Mercy Hospital



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