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PROGRAM

Day 1: Friday, September 13, 2024

Lectures will be recorded and made available to registrants only once the conference has concluded

8:00 – 10:00

BASIC CARDIAC IMAGING I: Fundamentals

Moderators: Lindsay Freud, Tim Van Mieghem

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session the participant will:

 

  1. Understand why prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease is important

  2. Learn how to optimize fetal cardiac imaging

  3. Appreciate normal fetal cardiac anatomy, physiology, and rhythm

8:00 – 8:20

Why Diagnose Fetal Cardiac Disease Prenatally?

Tim Van Mieghem

8:25 – 8:45

How to Optimize Fetal Cardiac Imaging

Nick Arbic

8:50 – 9:10

Normal Fetal Anatomy and Physiology

Mike Seed

9:15 – 9:35

Assessment of Fetal Cardiac Rhythm

Lynne Nield

9:35 – 9:45

Q&A

Session Speakers and Moderators

9:45 – 10:00

LIVE SESSION I: Basic Assessment of the Fetal Heart

Nick Arbic

10:00 – 10:15

BREAK

10:15 – 12:00

BASIC CARDIAC IMAGING II: The Screening Views

Moderators: Jane Lougheed, Trisha Vigneswaran

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session the participant will:

 

  1. Identify normal and abnormal 4 chamber and outflow tract views

  2. Understand the importance of the addition of the 3 vessel view to fetal cardiac screening

10:15 – 10:40

Normal and Abnormal 4 Chamber View

Vitor Guerra

10:45 – 11:10

Normal and Abnormal Outflow Tract Views

Julia Solomon

11:15 – 11:40

Normal and Abnormal 3 Vessel/3 Vessel Trachea Views

Shi-Joon Yoo

11:40 – 11:50

Quiz I/Poll Everywhere

11:50 – 12:00

Q&A

Session Speakers and Moderators

12:00 – 1:00

LUNCH

1:00 – 3:55

CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE I: Abnormalities (or Lack Thereof) from the 4 Chamber View

Moderators: Vitor Guerra, Julia Solomon

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session the participant will:

 

  1. Be familiar with different forms of congenital heart disease diagnosed in utero

  2. Understand that critical congenital heart disease can exist with a normal 4 chamber view

1:00 – 1:30

When There’s a Gap: Atrioventricular Septal Defects

Norman Silverman

1:35 – 2:05

When the Mitral Valve is the Problem: From Atresia to Regurgitation

Lynne Nield

2:10 – 2:40

When the Tricuspid Valve is the Problem: From Atresia to Regurgitation

Trisha Vigneswaran

2:40 – 2:55

BREAK

2:55 – 3:25

Critical Congenital Heart Disease with a Normal Four Chamber View?!

Vitor Guerra

3:25 – 3:40

Quiz 2/Poll Everywhere 

3:40 – 3:55

Q&A

Session Speakers and Moderators

3:55 – 4:10

BREAK

4:10 – 5:35

ADVANCED CARDIAC IMAGING

Moderators: Lynne Nield, Norman Silverman

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session the participant will:

 

  1. Learn the role of early fetal echocardiography

  2. Be aware of new technologies for advanced imaging of congenital heart disease

4:10 – 4:35

Early Fetal Echocardiography

Lindsay Freud

4:40 – 5:05 

3D/4D Ultrasound in Fetal Cardiac Imaging

Julia Solomon

5:05 – 5:35

LIVE SESSION II: 3D/4D Echo

Julia Solomon

Day 2: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Lectures will be recorded and made available to registrants only once the conference has concluded

8:00 – 8:45

MICHAEL BRAUDO KEYNOTE LECTURE

Moderator: Lindsay Freud

8:00 – 8:45

How to Build and Grow a Fetal Cardiac Program

Lisa Hornberger

8:45 – 9:00

Q&A

9:00 – 12:00

CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE II: Outflow Tract, 3VV, and Situs Abnormalities

Moderators: Lynne Nield, Lisa Hornberger

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session the participant will:

 

  1. Be familiar with additional forms of congenital heart disease diagnosed in utero

  2. Understand how to diagnose complex lesions, including vascular rings and heterotaxy

9:00 – 9:30

When the Outflow Tracts Don’t Cross: Transposition of the Great Arteries and Variants

Jane Lougheed

9:35 – 10:05

When There’s Only One Outflow Tract: Truncus Arteriosus versus Semilunar Valve Atresia

Trisha Vigneswaran

10:10 – 10:20

Quiz 3/Poll Everywhere

10:20 – 10:40

BREAK

10:40 – 11:10

Vascular Rings and Slings

Shi-Joon Yoo

11:15 – 11:45

Situs Abnormalities and Heterotaxy

Norman Silverman

11:45 – 12:00

Q&A

Session Speakers and Moderators

12:00 – 1:00

LUNCH

1:00 – 1:30

LIVE SESSION III: Abnormal Fetal Echo

Nick Arbic

1:30 – 3:00

COUNSELING

Moderators: Lindsay Freud, Norman Silverman, and Nathalie Dutil

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session the participant will:

 

  1. Gain an appreciation for different approaches to prenatal counseling of fetal cardiac disease

  2. Hear unique perspectives that may inform clinical practice

1:30 – 3:00

Case Presentations and Approach to Fetal Counseling:

Perspectives from Key Team Members

Jane Lougheed and Varsha Thakur - Pediatric Cardiology

Tim Van Mieghem - Maternal Fetal Medicine

Yenge Diambomba - Neonatology

 

David Chitayat - Genetics

Sarah Lord - Palliative Care

Mayola Mathew - Social Work                    

Teryl Adam - Fetal Nurse Coordinator

3:00 – 3:15

BREAK

3:15 – 5:40

ADJUNCTIVE FETAL IMAGING AND THERAPY

Moderators: Vitor Guerra, Julia Solomon

SESSION OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session the participant will:

  1. Discuss treatment options for abnormal cardiac function

  2. Understand fetal cardiac issues that may arise in monochorionic pregnancies

  3. Appreciate the role of fetal MRI

  4.  Gain insight into fetal cardiac therapy

3:15 – 3:45

Too Fast, Too Slow, or Nothing to Do?

Lisa Hornberger

3:50 – 4:15

Monochorionic Issues and Interventions: How Does it Affect the Fetal Heart?

Tim Van Mieghem

4:15 – 4:30

BREAK

4:30 – 4:55

Can Fetal Cardiac MRI Help Us Manage Our Patients?

Mike Seed

5:00 – 5:25

Fetal Cardiac Therapy: What’s Now and What’s Next?

Lindsay Freud

5:25 – 5:40

Q&A

Session Speakers and Moderators

5:40 – 5:55

CLOSING REMARKS AND WRAP-UP

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