Program Directors

Christopher Lindblade, MD
Symposium Program Chair
Director, Fetal Cardiology 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 9th Phoenix Fetal Cardiology Symposium is a four-day conference that will discuss important concepts in congenital heart disease as well as the most recent advances in imaging, diagnosis and management of fetal cardiac abnormalities. Several lectures will focus on the emerging specialty of fetal therapeutic intervention and the related cardiac implications. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit and present scientific abstracts focused on fetal cardiac disease as well as challenging cases of 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.

Three pre-conference tracks will be offered on November 2, 2018. A newly created pre-conference track designed for sonographers will focus on prenatal cardiac echocardiographic screening of congenital heart defects. This course will primarily be an extended hands-on scanning learning sessions giving sonographers the opportunity to scan live patients alongside course faculty. A second pre-conference track on fetal and neonatal cardiac pathology has been redesigned to emphasize the echocardiographic correlation with pathologic specimens and give attendees the opportunity for supervised examination of the pathologic specimens. A final pre-conference track designed for fetal cardiology nurse coordinators will discuss patient education materials, meeting the psychosocial needs of the patient, and other topics allowing time for collaborative discussion.

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, geneticists as well as sonographers, nurses, and other paramedical colleagues and trainees.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and Phoenix Children's Hospital. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 34 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 Todd Pratt, Symposium Organizer, at fetalcardio@phoenixchildrens.com or 602-933-0099.