Get-Acquainted Reception

When: Thursday, Sept. 27
Time: 5:15–7:00 p.m.
Location: Translational Research Center Commons

Join us for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres and the chance to become acquainted with other conference attendees, as well as employees and medical staff of The Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP) and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). The glass-window-surrounded commons area of the Translational Research Building at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine offers stunning views of the CHOP and Penn academic complexes.

Facility Tours

When: Thursday, Sept. 27
Departing Time: 5:30 or 6:15 p.m.
Location: Tours depart from the Translational Research Center Commons

Thirty-minute tours will be offered during the get-acquainted reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Space is limited. Registration is required, and limited to one tour.

The Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit and The Harriet and Ronald Lassin Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit at CHOP
Visit the first labor and delivery unit exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects. The Special Delivery Unit completes a circle of care that begins with prenatal consultation at CHOP’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment or Fetal Heart Program. Babies delivered on this unit have immediate access to the best medical and surgical care and facilities. Tour a state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit where a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, and others treats more than 1,000 critically ill neonates and young infants each year. The recently renovated and expanded 83-bed unit includes family-friendly features such as lactation rooms for nursing mothers.

The Cardiac Center at CHOP
Visit CHOP’s sixth floor, a “hospital within a hospital” for cardiac patients. Here the Cardiac Center’s Fetal Heart Program, one of the largest in the United States, offers expert evaluation and diagnosis for congenital heart defects prior to a baby’s birth, as well as labor and delivery in the adjacent Special Delivery Unit exclusively for mothers carrying babies with birth defects diagnosed in the womb. Babies born with a life-threatening heart defect can be delivered and cared for without leaving the sixth floor, with their mothers and families nearby. Right down the hall is our state-of-the-art Cardiac Operative and Imaging Complex that includes two cardiac operating rooms, a hybrid suite for both catheterization and surgery, and a catheterization lab joined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). All this is just steps away from our cardiac inpatient units, with 66 dedicated cardiac beds, and other important patient spaces such as family lounges and rooms for school and play.

The Roberts Proton Center
Visit the Roberts Proton Therapy Center—the largest and most advanced facility in the world for this precise form of cancer-fighting radiation treatment. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and CHOP partnered to build a 75,000-square-foot center that accommodates the needs of both children and adults, providing excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Our treatment techniques offer the most advanced options for our patients’ cancer care.