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Conference Program

Please view the daily program below


  • 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

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