Nashville Regional Seminar



Join us for our free half-day Family Seminar in Nashville, TN in partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center to ask local medical experts questions and get to know other families with inherited heart conditions!

Here are a few benefits to joining us at 8:30 AM on September 16 :

  • Our educational family seminars are free to attend for your whole family – a special program for kids and teens 
  • You can ask local experts your questions and learn the latest about your cardiac condition
  • Learn from local Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts
  • Meet other families from your area – and make lifelong friends in the SADS community


8:30 AM Breakfast (Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital room: Children’s Theater)

9:00 AM Welcome – Aarti Dalal, DO

9:15 AM How to Get the Best Care for You & Your Family – Being an Advocate

  • 9:15 AM Multidisciplinary inherited arrhythmia clinics (role of genetics, psychology, adult and pediatric care) – Ben Shoemaker, MD
  • 9:40 AM Genetic Testing & Counseling/Pedigree – Katherine Anderson, ScM, CGC
  • 10:00AM Project ADAM and Heart Safe Schools.  Creating a safe space for you and your family. – Angel Carter, RN

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM Exercise and Lifestyle in Arrhythmia Conditions –Frank Fish, MD

11:00 AM Research Updates in SADS conditions

  • 11:00 AM Using large Biobanks to identify SADS conditions – Megan C. Lancaster, MD, PhD
  • 11:20 AM Making the VUS obsolete – Andrew M. Glazer, PhD
  • 11:40 AM New drug trials and gene therapy for SADS conditions – Prince J. Kannankeril, MD, MSCI

12:00 PM Closing – Aarti Dalal, DO

Kids & Teens Agenda 

8:30 AM  Check-in /Continental Breakfast

 9:00 AM -12 noon Kids/Teens Get Acquainted Activities

          Coping strategies:  using music therapy to easy anxiety

  • No parents allowed, ask an expert
  • How to remember to take my medicine
  •  Extract DNA from from a Strawberry
  • How do I talk about my condition?       

12 noon Adjournment


Location: Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
2200 Children’s Way
Nashville, TN 37232
Date: Saturday, September 16 2023
Time: 8:30 CT AM

Hotel for early arrivals: Staff are staying at Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt, TN, 2400 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203.

Valet: Look for valet parking sign on right at hospital entrance (blue star)
Self-Park: Turn right into the South Garage (red arrow), Take the elevator to the 2nd floor and cross the bridge into the hospital.

Our Sponsors

These generous supporters have made these seminars possible…On behalf of the SADS Foundation, thank you!