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Symposium Objectives

As a result of attending this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Relate the latest technological advances in 3-D and 4-D fetal echocardiography.
  • Summarize the latest treatment advances in fetal cardiology.
  • Describe the segmental approach of fetal echocardiography in evaluating congenital heart disease.
  • Analyze the difference in surgical outcomes for babies with complex heart defects who are diagnosed prenatally vs. postnatally.
  • Indicate the latest treatment options for twin-twin transfusion.
  • Explain the use of ultrasound during interventional procedures to treat congenital heart lesions.
  • Discuss the use of Doppler technology in obstetrical evaluations.
  • Review the latest findings of treating fetal cardiac malformations and arrhythmias.
  • Identify diagnostic techniques for complex congenital heart defects and for recognizing congestive heart failure in the fetus.
  • Discuss the current experiences of fetal cardiac surgery, fetal cardiac interventional procedures of the aortic and pulmonary valves, and other prenatal interventional procedures.
  • Summarize the current philosophies of treating the fetus as a patient.
  • Analyze the latest theories in early fetal heart development and indicate first trimester structures.
  • Identify the Doppler waveforms of the fetal heart during the early stages of development.
  • State the physiology of the fetus during the first trimester.
  • Define assessment of the fetal heart during the first trimester.
  • Illustrate fetal cardiac assessment techniques using transvaginal fetal echocardiography.
  • Evaluate the use of nuchal fold screening in determining risk factors for congenital heart defects.
  • Relate the association of congenital heart defects with in vitro fertilization.


CME Information

Course Description:

Perinatal Cardiology is an emerging field that combines expertise from cardiologists, obstetricians and radiologists. Fetal cardiac defects can be detected as early as 12 weeks gestation. The knowledge of the origins and clinical effects of congenital heart disease is necessary in diagnosing fetal cardiac anomalies. This Fourth Annual Symposium on Advances in Perinatal Cardiology will focus special attention on treatment of the patient.

Target Audience:

This conference is designed for healthcare professionals in the following fields: Obstetrics and Gynecology; Neonatology; Perinatal, Maternal & Fetal Medicine; Cardiology; and Sonography.

CME Accreditation & Credit:

Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and All Children’s Hospital. The University of South Florida is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of South Florida designates this educational activity for a maximum of 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note: Contact hours for nurses will be awarded by All Children’s Hospital pending approval by the Florida Board of Nursing. Also, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) CME Credit is pending.

Cancellations & Refund Policy

All Children’s Hospital reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, All Children’s Hospital will refund any registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses to participants, including cancellation charges assessed by airline or travel agencies. No refunds will be given after November 2, 2006. Cancellations received before that date will be refunded minus a $50 service charge. Please familiarize yourself with all hotel cancellation penalties and fees when you make your hotel reservations.

This Symposium is not affiliated with or endorsed by ARDMS.


Maximize your Educational Investment while in St. Petersburg

Make plans to also attend Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Intro to Fetal Echocardiography Hands-On Course November 14-15, 2006

Course topics will include:
• Doppler fundamentals
• Fetal cardiac anatomy, physiology, heart rate and rhythm
• Fetal heart screening overview: indications/applications and exam limitations
• Four-chambers and beyond: standard views, chamber size, position/situs
• Identifying outflow tracts/great vessels
• Left and right heart defects
• Non-congenital heart disease problems including heart failure
• Hands-on workshops & case studies mock testing module

Save $25* from each program when registering for both events!
$975.00 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™

For more information, call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute at 1.800.619.1900 or 727.363.4500 or visit www.gcus.com

*Registration discounts may not be combined.