With special thanks to the Madeleine Steel Charitable Trust!

The Madeleine Steel Charitable Trust:

Madeleine Louise Steel, universally loved as “Maddy” was born on June 5th 2001 in the Simpson Memorial Pavilion in Edinburgh. She is Andrew and Veronica’s first child and despite having numerous health challenges in her short life, she was mainly cheerful, highly engaging and was cherished by all her family. Maddy died in her mother’s arms on November 24th 2001, following essential heart surgery for her Ebstein’s Anomaly, but her memory and her fight go on in the treasured memories of her family and in the practical form of the Fellowship established in her name.

The Trust aims to endow permanent annual scholarships to promote transatlantic sharing of latest research and medical best practices in the field of paediatric cardiology. The Trust also supports related activities, such as visiting professorships and one-off medical research awards. We hope to provide opportunities for specialists to gain and develop better and more effective treatments for people with congenital cardiac conditions. Not only will we have a spread of returning trainees across the specialist centres in the UK, but we hope they will be passing on their new expertise to other specialists in the UK.

The Madeleine Steel Charitable Trust is delighted to be sponsoringinternational speakers to attend and to speak at this conference. The Young Investigator Award offering the opportunity to travel to a US conference is also being awarded with the generosity of the supporters and donors of the Madeleine Steel Charitable Trust.