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Scientific Conference Overview

The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) will host its 5th International Conference on Cardiomyopathy in Children on March 3-4, 2021 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Conference Center in Washington D.C. This two-day scientific conference will focus on determining research priorities and developing strategies for improving the diagnosis, treatment, and health outcomes of children with cardiomyopathy. To view the conference steering committee members, click here.

Medical Conference Friends


American College of Cardiology
Conference Center
2400 N Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
Tel: (202) 375-6201

Conference Format

The scientific conference will feature 6 sessions involving 50 leading experts on pediatric cardiomyopathy, heart failure, and heart transplantation. Each session will include short reviews or overview presentations followed by case studies, panel discussions, or debates. To view the current meeting agenda, click here.

Session topics and leaders include:

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Dr. Steven Lipshultz, Dr. Daphne Hsu, Dr. Paul Kantor
  • Genetics of Cardiomyopathy: Dr. Wendy Chung, Dr. Shelley Miyamoto, Dr. Stephanie Ware
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Dr. Charles Canter, Dr. Steven Colan, Dr. Robert Weintraub
  • Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy: Dr. Melanie Everitt, Dr. Brian Feingold, Dr. John Lynn Jefferies
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: Dr. Joseph Rossano, Dr. Michael Burch
  • Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy: Dr. Jeffrey Towbin, Dr. Teresa Lee

Due to space and budget constraints, this is a closed meeting by invitation only.

Travel Information

The ACC conference center is centrally located in Washington D.C., which is easily accessible by plane, train, or Metro within the D.C. area.


  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 5 miles/15 minutes
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 26 miles/35 minutes
  • Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) - 35 miles/45 minute

Train Station

  • Union Station

Metro Station

  • Foggy Bottom Metro Station
  • Dupont Circle Metro Station

Sponsorship Packages

The scientific conference presents a unique opportunity to reach a very targeted group of medical and healthcare professionals. Sponsors will be featured on all conference materials, receive an exhibit table, and be acknowledged on signage and attendee folders. Sponsors will also be acknowledged on CCF's newsletter, website, and social media.

Sponsorship packages range from $50,000 for 1-hour satellite symposia to $5,000 for an exhibitor package. To view sponsorship options, click here. The confirmation deadline is February 1, 2021.

For additional information, please contact Janine Burke at 866.808.CURE (2873), ext. 907 or via email.

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