The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a research program with the goal of delaying or preventing heart failure for individuals with HLHS.

To learn more or to participate, please visit our website or contact HLHS@mayo.edu.

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Aug 29, 2018

This year's agenda for Feel the Beat!

By Stephen Rowley, @sjrowley


Feel the Beat agenda - September 8, 2018 – Gonda building

8:00 am to 9:00 am – Registration and breakfast


9:00 am to 9:25 am – Welcome message, Dr. Timothy Nelson, Geffen Auditorium


9:25 am to 9:55 am – Dr. James Tweddell, Geffen Auditorium


10:00 am to 10:30 am – Dr. Gil Wernovsky, Geffen Auditorium


10:35 am to 10:45 am – break


10:45 am – 11:45 am – Patient/parent panel, Geffen Auditorium (Moderator: Dr. Timothy Nelson)

  • Michelle Waletzko
  • Gabrielle Wanek
  • Elizabeth Raszka

11:45 am – 1:30 pm – Lunch and science fair, Nathan Landow Atrium

  • Science Fair – “Evolution” How the program has evolved, lessons learned from studies/research participation

11:45 pm – 3:00 pm - Afternoon activity benefitting the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, MN

  • Blanket tying
  • Card creating

Registration is now live for the sixth annual Feel the Beat event on September 8 in Rochester, Minnesota. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a collaborative network of specialists bonded by the vision of finding solutions for individuals affected by congenital heart defects including HLHS. The specialized team is addressing the various aspects of these defects by using research and clinical strategies ranging from basic science to diagnostic imaging to regenerative therapies. Email the program at HLHS@mayo.edu to learn more.

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