The Fetal Heart Program and the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) are pleased to host a three-day multidisciplinary educational symposium for pediatric and fetal cardiologists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, pediatric/fetal surgeons, neonatologists, obstetricians, geneticists, radiologists, midwives, advanced practice nurses, sonographers, genetic counselors and nurses. This unique educational experience will start with a focus on the fetal cardiovascular system.
- Day 1 — Heart Care Before Birth: Diagnosis and Management of Fetal Cardiovascular Disease
- Day 2 — Of Interest to All Fetal Specialists: Fetal and Cardiovascular Anomalies
- Day 3 — Management of Pregnancies Complicated by Congenital Differences
Day 1 will include lectures on the basics of fetal echocardiography imaging and review various forms of fetal cardiovascular disease. The symposium topics for Days 2 and 3 will span the spectrum of care from initial prenatal diagnosis including imaging and genetic testing, counseling, obstetrical management, fetal surveillance, delivery planning, neonatal care, and postnatal surgical options and approaches, as well as long-term outcomes for the fetus with congenital anomalies of a wide variety.
Topics related to the heart, lung, genitourinary and neurologic systems, as well as twin gestation and a host of other subjects will be thoroughly covered by world renowned experts in the field. The availability of in utero therapy for these conditions will also be reviewed, as well as the impact on maternal outcomes. The emerging identification of the importance of the placenta on these diagnoses and treatment options will be reviewed. Ongoing research related to the impact of the placenta on maternal-fetal and childhood outcomes will be highlighted.
The program has been designed such that those with a cardiovascular focus may choose to register for Days 1 and 2, while those with a more broad prenatal diagnosis focus may wish to register for Days 2 and 3 alone. Various presentations will include case examples to enhance learning as it relates directly to patient care.