8th Annual Fetal Echocardiography: Normal and Abnormal Hearts

10/05/17 - 10/07/17
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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 19.5

Category A CE Credits: 19.5

About the Meeting:
It is with great pleasure that we present this course entitled Fetal Echocardiography: Normal and Abnormal Hearts, a comprehensive review of this important and rapidly progressing field of fetal cardiology. The course program provides the most up-to-date reference on this subject, presented by international leaders in this field.

The course provides detailed information on the evaluation of the normal fetal heart both from an anatomic and functional approach. In keeping with progress in this field, detailed information on the use of three dimensional ultrasound in fetal echocardiography and cardiac imaging in the early gestation is presented. The course also provides comprehensive evaluation of various cardiac malformations, involving abnormalities of the cardiac chambers and the outflow tracts.

Congenital heart disease is the most common congenital malformation with a significant impact on neonatal morbidity and mortality. Prenatal diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease is a collaborative effort between maternal–fetal medicine specialists and pediatric cardiologists. The renowned course faculty represents the specialties and all are actively involved in caring for pregnancies complicated with fetal cardiac abnormalities.

This course provides a broad review and dialogue on fetal echocardiography and should be extremely helpful to physicians and sonographers involved in prenatal diagnosis and in caring for children born with congenital heart disease. We hope that you will join us.
*Includes a comprehensive color electronic course syllabus.

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About The Meeting
It is with great pleasure that we present this course entitled Fetal Echocardiography: Normal and Abnormal Hearts, a comprehensive review of this important and rapidly progressing field of fetal cardiology. The course program provides the most up-to-date reference on this subject, presented by international leaders in this field.

The course provides detailed information on the evaluation of the normal fetal heart both from an anatomic and functional approach. In keeping with progress in this field, detailed information on the use of three dimensional ultrasound in fetal echocardiography and cardiac imaging in the early gestation is presented. The course also provides comprehensive evaluation of various cardiac malformations, involving abnormalities of the cardiac chambers and the outflow tracts.

Congenital heart disease is the most common congenital malformation with a significant impact on neonatal morbidity and mortality. Prenatal diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease is a collaborative effort between maternal–fetal medicine specialists and pediatric cardiologists. The renowned course faculty represents the specialties and all are actively involved in caring for pregnancies complicated with fetal cardiac abnormalities.

This course provides a broad review and dialogue on fetal echocardiography and should be extremely helpful to physicians and sonographers involved in prenatal diagnosis and in caring for children born with congenital heart disease. We hope that you will join us.
Target Audience
This course will greatly benefit physicians and sonographers in the fields of obstetric imaging, fetal echocardiography and pediatric cardiology. Residents in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as fellows in maternal fetal medicine and pediatric cardiology, will also benefit greatly. It should also prove valuable to those physicians and sonographers wanting to gain a more in depth knowledge of fetal echocardiography.
Educational Objectives
Attendees should, at the completion of this course, be able to:
  • Understand indications for fetal echocardiography, review existing guidelines and the approach to patient counseling.
  • Understand how to optimize ultrasound equipment for the use of 2D, 3D and Doppler in fetal echocardiography.
  • Review the normal fetal cardiac anatomy.
  • Understand the abnormalities of the venous system of the fetal heart.
  • Discuss in detail anomalies of the cardiac chambers to include septal defects and anomalies of the right and left ventricle.
  • Review in detail anomalies of the outflow tracts to include transposition of great arteries, tetralogy of Fallot complex and aortic arch abnormalities.
No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

Course Organization
This program is planned and organized by Educational Symposia, a leader in continuing medical education since 1975.
Acknowledgement
Educational Symposia appreciates our corporate supporters and exhibitors. A list of industry supporters will be provided and acknowledged at the meeting.

Registration Information
Tuition for live conference includes all course materials, including a comprehensive electronic course syllabus (printed color syllabus available for $95 for advanced purchase only), daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks. Early registration is strongly suggested. There will be a $100 surcharge for anyone registering after September 26, 2017. Minimum and maximum attendance levels have been established for this meeting. If your registration cannot be accepted, you will be issued a full tuition refund.


Tuition for live webcast includes participation for one registrant. Each registrant must sign-in on a separate computer to receive credit. Prior to the meeting we will send you further information about the log in process. We will also send you a comprehensive color electronic course syllabus via email. If you have any questions or problems logging into the meeting we will have support personnel available at (800) 338-5901. There will be a $100 surcharge for anyone registering after September 26, 2017.

Please note: A minimum number of registrants is required to live webcast this course. If the minimum number is not met by September 8, 2017 the live webcast activity may be cancelled and a full refund issued.
Cancellations
Cancellations must be received in writing. A $50 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations. Refunds requested in writing prior to September 8, 2017 will be issued for the amount of tuition paid less the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after that date.
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Scientific Sponsor
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Meeting Accreditation
Physicians: Educational Symposia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Educational Symposia designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Technologists: This activity is approved for credit by the ASRT for 19.5 hours in Category A CE Credit, provided it is completed as designed.
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA

Tracy L. Anton, BS, RDMS, RDCS
Ultrasound Practitioner
University of California, San Diego Maternal -Fetal Care and Genetics

Bettina F. Cuneo, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children's Hospital Colorado
Director of Perinatal Cardiology and Fetal Cardiac
     Telemedicine
Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health
Aurora, CO

Jack Rychik, M.D.
Robert and Dolores Harrington Endowed Chair in
     Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Fetal Heart Program
Professor of Pediatrics
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Norman H. Silverman, M.D., D Sc (Med), FACC, FASE, FAHA
Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) University of California San
     Francisco,
Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus),
Division of Pediatric Cardiology,
Stanford University and University of California San
     Francisco
Honorary Professor of Pediatrics University of Cape
     Town

Elena Sinkovskaya, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director of Ultrasound Research & Education
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA

Julia E. Solomon, MDCM, FACOG
Director, Fetal Diagnostic Center
Physicians Group of Arizona
IASIS Healthcare
Gilbert, AZ
Thursday, October 5, 2017
   
7:00 – 7:45 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast for Registrants
   
7:45 – 8:00 Introduction & Announcements
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D.
   
8:00 – 8:30 The Four Chamber View: Normal Anatomy
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D.
   
8:30 – 9:00 The Fetal Circulation and Shunts
Julia E. Solomon, MDCM, FACOG
   
9:00 – 9:30 Fetal Cardiac Imaging in Early Gestation
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D.
   
9:30 – 10:00 Atrioventricular Septal Defect: Diagnosis and Management
Elena Sinkovskaya, M.D., Ph.D.
   
10:00 – 10:15 So You Know the Answer?
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D., Elena Sinkovskaya, M.D., Ph.D.
   
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
10:30 – 11:00 Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Jack Rychik, M.D.
   
11:00 – 11:30 Tricuspid Valve Abnormalities: Dysplasia and Atresia
Bettina F. Cuneo, M.D.
   
11:30 – 12:00 PM Ebstein's Anomaly
Norman H. Silverman, M.D., D Sc (Med), FACC, FASE, FAHA
   
12:00 – 12:30 Congestive Heart Failure in the Fetus: Diagnosis and Prognosis
Elena Sinkovskaya, M.D., Ph.D.
   
12:30 – 1:45 Lunch on Your Own
   
1:45 – 2:15 Hands on Scanning Session I: Fetal Cardiac Imaging in Early Gestation
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D.
   
2:15 – 2:45 Single Ventricle Anomalies: Prenatal Diagnosis and Prognosis
Jack Rychik, M.D.
   
2:45 – 3:15 Fetal Noncompaction
Norman H. Silverman, M.D., D Sc (Med), FACC, FASE, FAHA
   
3:15 – 3:45 Updates on Management of Pregnancy with Sjogren's Antibodies
Bettina F. Cuneo, M.D.
   
3:45 – 4:00 Case Presentation 1
Jack Rychik, M.D.
   
4:00 – 4:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
4:15 – 4:45 Hands on Scanning - Session II: Approach to the Assessment of Fetal Rhythm Disorders
Bettina F. Cuneo, M.D.
   
4:45 – 5:30 Panel Discussion - Question and Answer Session: Fetal Ventricular Anomalies and Arrhythmias
Faculty
   
5:30 End of Session
   
Friday, October 6, 2017
   
7:00 – 7:45 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast for Registrants
   
7:45 – 8:00 Introduction/Announcements
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D.
   
8:00 – 8:30 Optimizing Fetal Cardiac Images: Gray Scale and Color Doppler
Tracy L. Anton, BS, RDMS, RDCS
   
8:30 – 9:00 The Three Vessel Trachea View: Normal and Abnormal Hearts
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D.
   
9:00 – 9:30 3D/4D Ultrasound in Fetal Echocardiography
Julia E. Solomon, MDCM, FACOG
   
9:30 – 10:00 Fetal Ectopy and Tachyarrhythmia's: Diagnosis and Management
Bettina F. Cuneo, M.D.
   
10:00 – 10:15 Do You Know the Answer? Images/Clips
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D., Elena Sinkovskaya, M.D., Ph.D.
   
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
10:30 – 11:00 Fetal Isomerism: Clues to Prenatal Diagnosis
Norman H. Silverman, M.D., D Sc (Med), FACC, FASE, FAHA
   
11:00 – 11:30 Tetralogy of Fallot and Double Outlet Right Ventricle
Bettina F. Cuneo, M.D.
   
11:30 – 12:00 PM Recognizing the Fetus with Transposition at Risk from a Restrictive Atrial Septum by Fetal Echocardiography: Physiology and Rationale for Treatment
Norman H. Silverman, M.D., D Sc (Med), FACC, FASE, FAHA
   
12:00 – 12:30 Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries
Elena Sinkovskaya, M.D., Ph.D.
   
12:30 – 1:45 Lunch On Your Own
   
1:45 – 2:15 Hands-on Screening - Session III: The Fetal Echocardiogram - Grey Scale and Color Doppler
Tracy L. Anton, BS, RDMS, RDCS
   
2:15 – 2:45 Coarctation of the Aorta
Elena Sinkovskaya, M.D., Ph.D.
   
2:45 – 3:15 Approach to the Evaluation of the Systemic Venous System
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D.
   
3:15 – 3:45 Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return: Prenatal Diagnosis
Jack Rychik, M.D.
   
3:45 – 4:00 Case Presentation II
Julia E. Solomon, MDCM, FACOG
   
4:00 – 4:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
4:15 – 4:45 Hands-on Scanning - Session IV: The Use of Three and Four-Dimensional Ultrasound in Cardiac Imaging
Julia E. Solomon, MDCM, FACOG
   
4:45 – 5:15 Panel Discussion - Question and Answer Session: Early Gestational Imaging and Advanced Imaging Techniques
Faculty
   
5:15 End of Session
   
Saturday, October 7, 2017
   
7:00 – 7:45 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
   
7:45 – 8:00 Introduction & Announcements
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D.
   
8:00 – 8:30 Standard Fetal Echocardiography: Protocols and Techniques
Tracy L. Anton, BS, RDMS, RDCS
   
8:30 – 9:00 Evaluations of Extra Cardiac Anomalies Associated with Congenital Heart Disease
Julia E. Solomon, MDCM, FACOG
   
9:00 – 9:30 Genetic Aspects of Congenital Heart Disease
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D.
   
9:30 – 10:00 Prenatal Counseling After Detection of Congenital Heart Disease: What to Say and How to Say It
Jack Rychik, M.D.
   
10:00 – 10:15 Do You Know the Answer?
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D., Elena Sinkovskaya, M.D., Ph.D.
   
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
10:30 – 11:00 Putting it All Together: Top Anatomic Regions in the Fetal Heart
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D.
   
11:00 – 11:15 Case Presentations III
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D.
   
11:15 – 11:45 Panel Discussion - Question and Answer Session: Genetic Associations
Faculty
   
11:45 End of Course
   
  Topics & faculty subject to change
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