The Cardiac Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Hosts the 24th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease

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Experts in pediatric heart disease shared the latest findings from their research at Cardiology 2021, the 24th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease. This four-day virtual conference was hosted by the Cardiac Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). More than 950 participants from around the world attended.

From the promise and perils of COVID-19 vaccine development to an institutional program supporting physician well-being to nursing case studies highlighting critical aspects of care during a pandemic, Cardiology 2021 focused on the theme of resilience at the community, institutional, patient and provider, organ, and cellular levels.

CHOP presentations included:

Vaccine Development for COVID SARS-2: Promise and Perils

  • Paul Offit, MD

COVID-19: Impact on Nursing Practices

  • Sherri Kubis, RN, MSN, CCRN

Developing an Institutional Program for Physician Well-being

  • Miriam Stewart, MD

The Importance and Value of Retreat

  • Yoav Dori, MD, PhD

The Annual Jack Downes Lecture

  • Andrew Costarino, MD, MSCE

Nurse ... to Physician

  • Natalie Bernard, BSN, RN, CCU

Artificial Placental Support: A New Approach to Prenatal Cardiovascular Disease

  • Jack Rychik, MD

Noninvasive Optical Monitoring Techniques in Congenital Heart Disease: Insights and Potential Impact on Practice

  • Daniel Licht, MD

Catheter-based Rerouting of Blood Flow in Complications Related to the Fontan Circulation

  • Jonathan Rome, MD, FACC

Prenatal Factors Influencing Postnatal Outcomes

  • Jill Savla, MD, MSCE

Mechanical Support as Rescue: When and With What Tools?

  • Katsuhide Maeda, MD, PhD

Impact and Value of Systematic Inter-stage Monitoring

  • Monique Gardner, MD

Tricks of the Trade: ICU Strategies to Optimize Neuro-outcomes at Each Phase of Staged Reconstructive Care

  • Maryam Naim, MD

Evidence Base for Drug Therapies in Management of Fontan Circulation

  • David Goldberg, MD

Exercise and Fontan Circulation

  • Catherine Avitabile, MD


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