Program Directors

Christopher Lindblade, MD
Director, Fetal Heart Program
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, AZ
Julia Solomon, MDCM
Director, Fetal Diagnostic Center
Physicians Group of Arizona
Steward Healthcare
Mesa, AZ
Norman Silverman, MD
Professor Emeritus in Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology – Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Anita Moon-Grady, MD
Director, Fetal Cardiovascular Program – UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Program Introduction

The 8th Phoenix Fetal Cardiology Symposium is a four-day conference will discuss important concepts in congenital heart disease as well as the most recent advances in imaging, diagnosis and management of fetal cardiac abnormalities. Additionally, this year’s lecture program will have a 1 ½ day focus on the emerging specialty of fetal intervention and the related cardiac implications.  Several of the guest faculty are active members of the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet) which has endorsed this year’s Symposium.  Attendees will have the opportunity to present accepted scientific abstracts focused on fetal cardiac disease. Breakout workshops including 3-4D echo volume manipulation, hands-on scanning of cardiac and extra-cardiac lesions, and Doppler assessment techniques are planned. Based on the very positive response from 2016, a workshop focused on fetal cardiology nurse coordination will discuss programmatic development including patient educational materials.

Two, half-day pre-conference tracks will again be offered this year.  Fetal and neonatal cardiac pathologic specimens will be presented showing their correlation with echocardiography as well as giving attendees the opportunity for supervised examination of the pathologic specimens. A second pre-conference course will prepare sonographers for taking the ARDMS fetal echocardiography certification exam.

Lectures, procedure demonstrations and interactive case study formats will focus on expanding evidence-based care management strategies for clinical decision making. Speakers are nationally and internationally prominent experts, creating an authoritative learning venue for fetal cardiology and fetal cardiac imaging.

This symposium has been designed for physicians including pediatric cardiologists, maternal fetal medicine specialists, obstetricians, neonatologists, radiologists as well as sonographers, nurses, and other paramedical colleagues.

Phoenix Children's Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Phoenix Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 34 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you would like more information or experience issues when registering, please contact us at or (602) 933-0099.