Biomedical Research

Join us at the 2022 Single Ventricle Investigator Meeting Oct 6-9th

September 13, 2022


The pace of research in our field has accelerated rapidly, exploding with new ideas and novel approaches.  This year we’re excited to host the Single Ventricle Investigator Meeting (SVIM) and provide a platform that connects investigators across basic science, engineering, computation, and medicine all in one place – creating a true center of gravity for discovery in single ventricle heart research.

We’re now less than one month away from SVIM 2022.  Register today to join us for this exciting new chapter for the single ventricle community!

When: October 6-9, 2022

Where: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, MD

Check out our SVIM 2022 program highlights!


Keynote Session: SVIM 2022 will kick off by highlighting the patient voice in research and showcasing advances in basic science and clinical medicine from leaders in the field. Start your conference experience at this powerful session that unifies researchers across disciplines with a common goal: solving single ventricle.

Featured Speakers (clockwise from top left): Jameson Rich, Kiona Allen, MD, Michel Puceat, PhD, Kirstie Keller, PhD



Fireside Chat: Join us for an evening reception to connect with colleagues over dinner and drinks. Listen in on a Fireside Chat on the Funding Landscape in Single Ventricle Research between representatives from key funding organizations, as they discuss how direct investment in science can accelerate challenging therapeutic areas, including single ventricle. 

Featured Speakers (clockwise from top left): Erin Hoffmann, David Tancredi, MD, PhD, Kristin Burns, MD, Ekemini Riley, PhD, Glenn Dillon, PhD



Great Debate: This special session is designed to explore differing perspectives in one of the most pressing questions in the single ventricle field: What is the Solution to the Fontan circulation? Despite considerable improvement in clinical care and patient outcomes since the initial Fontan operation, most single ventricle patients still experience profound co-morbidities and complications with shortened quality and length of life. Here, we will discuss leading ideas to overcome the limitations and challenges of Fontan circulation.

Featured Speakers (left to right): Chris Breuer, MD, Tain-Yen Hsia, MD


Scientific Spotlight: Optimizing Cardiac Transplantation: This Scientific Spotlight by Enduring Hearts focuses on the unique transplant challenges for the single ventricle patient population, including the effects of the Fontan physiology on the other organ systems, the present UNOS allocation systems, and the use of mechanical circulatory support to bridge these patients successfully to transplant.


Panel Discussion: Be sure to stay for the closing session of the conference, which will feature a moderated Panel Discussion on the Future of Single Ventricle Science and Medicine. Experts from key topic areas across single ventricle etiology, outcomes, care, and cures will discuss and reflect on key concepts and highlights from the conference and identify where our outstanding questions point the field to next. 

Featured Speakers (clockwise from top left): Shelley Miyamoto, MD, Mark Skylar-Scott, PhD, Kurt Schumacher, MD, MS, Kaitlin Davis, PhD, Benoit Bruneau, PhD

Find more details and the full program on our SVIM 2022 Website!