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Children's HeartLink and University of Minnesota volunteers participate in symposium in China

On December 7, Children's HeartLink staff and volunteers from the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital participated in a one-day symposium on pediatric congenital heart disease sponsored by Beijing United Family Healthcare. Volunteers from the University of Minnesota presented on areas related to the interplay between cardiac catheterization and cardiac surgery, treatment of CHD with hybrid technology in the OR and PICU management of newborns. Following the symposium, Children's HeartLink staff and staff from Beijing United Family Healthcare discussed the rise of philanthropy in China, Children's HeartLink's history in China and United Family Healthcare's philanthropic efforts in China.

Below are some photos from the symposium...

(Left to right) Andreas Tsakistos, Children's HeartLink international programs manager, Dr. Jim St. Louis, pediatric cardiac surgeon, Amplatz Children's Hospital, Dr. Lee Pyles, pediatric cardiologist at Amplatz, Karin Robeck, RN, from Amplatz, and Emily Dale, Children's HeartLink international programs analyst.

Karin Robeck chats with other symposium attendees.

Dr. Lee Pyles presents at the symposium.

Karin Robeck, RN, Amplatz Children's Hospital, works with the local Chinese nursing team.