Course Co-Directors

Christopher Lindblade, MD
Director, Fetal Heart Program
Arizona Pediatric Cardiology
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, AZ
Julia Solomon, MD
Director, Fetal Diagnostic Center, Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine – St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, Chandler Regional Medical Center, Chandler, AZ
Norman Silverman, MD
Professor Emeritus in Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology – Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Program Introduction

This 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. This year, the lecture program will be both thematical and lesion specific focusing on the advanced techniques in the assessment of the fetal circulation and extra-cardiac abnormalities. Attendees will have the opportunity to present accepted poster abstracts focused on fetal cardiac disease. Breakout workshops including 4D echo volume manipulation, hands on scanning, and Doppler assessment techniques are planned. A new breakout workshop on best practices for fetal cardiology nurse coordinators will discuss programmatic development and patient-centered care.

Two, new half-day pre-conference tracks are offered this year for Symposium attendees. 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 track will prepare sonographers for taking the ARDMS fetal echocardiography 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- both pediatric cardiology and maternal fetal medicine, sonographers, nurses, and other paramedical colleagues. The activity will provide up to a maximum of 34 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits. Attendees should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you experience issues when registering or would like more information, please contact Kathryn Poole at 602-933-2318 or