Conference Program

The conference program is arranged by day.
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COURSE CREDITS & OBJECTIVES

PHYSICIANS

This event has been approved by the Canadian Paediatric Society for a maximum of 17 credit hours as an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPS, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CME) CREDITS

SONOGRAPHERS

This program has been assessed by Sonography Canada.  Participants may claim up to 20 Sonography-Based CPD credits (depending on the number of hours attended) under CPD Reference 2022-348.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) CREDITS

Understand normal and abnormal fetal cardiac anatomy and physiology

Review the current recommendations for fetal echocardiographic imaging

Present the techniques and pitfalls in detecting cardiac disease by ultrasound

Provide practical guidelines for imaging optimization

Teach a comprehensive, segmental approach in fetal cardiac echocardiographic imaging through didactics and live case demonstrations with pregnant volunteers

Demonstrate the manifestations of the different forms of fetal cardiac anomalies

Promote understanding of the three vessel-tracheal view and how this view is diagnostic for various subtypes of congenital heart disease

Describe the assessment of non-cardiac structures in congenital heart disease

Demonstrate the techniques of evaluating the fetal cardiac function and rhythm

Recognize and understand disorders of the fetal cardiac rhythm and function, along with etiologies, associated pathology, treatment options and outcomes

Describe the utility of newer imaging technologies including 3-D echo and MRI

Enumerate new information on the etiology of congenital heart disease

Determine the cardiovascular issues associated with multiple gestations

Discuss the approach to counselling in the setting cardiovascular abnormalities

Understand the impact of cardiovascular abnormalities in terms of pregnancy outcomes, and follow-up from the newborn period into adulthood

Present and discuss prenatal treatment options including emerging in utero medical therapies and interventions

Review the hemodynamic changes of congenital heart disease at birth and how this impacts perinatal management

COURSE OBJECTIVES