Pediatric Myocarditis Seminar

Myocarditis, Cardiomyopathies and Sudden Death in Children: An Update for Community Healthcare Professionals

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women
Fourth Floor Conference Center
6651 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030

March 25, 2017
8 am - 4 pm

Provided by: Texas Children’s Hospital and the Myocarditis Foundation

Join us for a 1-day seminar on the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of acute myocarditis. The program includes presentations from leading experts in the field.

Speakers and Topics

  • 8:30-8:45 a.m.
    Welcome and Introductions | Jack Price, MD

  • 8:45-9:30 a.m.
    Update on Viral Myocarditis in Children | Jeffrey Towbin, MD

  • 9:30-9:50 a.m.
    Making the Diagnosis of Myocarditis and Heart Failure | Jack Price, MD

  • 9:50-10:10 a.m.
    Management of Acute Heart Failure and Myocarditis in Children | Antonio Cabrera, MD

  • 10:10-10:30 a.m.
    Short-term Circulatory Support in Children | Henri Justino, MD

  • 11:00-11:20 a.m.
    Outpatient Management of Heart Failure | Cristina Clawson, RN

  • 11:20-11:40 a.m.
    Comorbidities in Pediatric Heart Failure | Jack Price, MD

  • 11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m.       
    Sudden Death in Childhood | Silvana Molossi, MD, PhD

  • 12:00-12:20 p.m.
    Advances and Novel Targets in Myocarditis Research | DeLissa Fairweather, PhD

  • 12:50-1:10 p.m.
    Update on Dilated Cardiomyopathy | Jason Goldberg, MD

  • 1:10-1:30 p.m.
    Update on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy | Hari Tunuguntla, MD

  • 1:30-1:50 p.m.
    Cardiac MRI in Myocarditis and Cardiomyopathies | Cory Noel, MD

  • 1:50-2:10 p.m.
    End-Stage Heart Failure in Children: What are our Treatment Options? | Jeff Dreyer, MD

  • 2:25-2:45 p.m.
    Ventricular Assist Devices in the Community | Barbara Elias, RN

  • 2:45-3:40 p.m.
    Pathology and the Post-Mortem Exam of Myocarditis and Cardiomyopathy | Debra Kearney, MD



Parking will be complimentary. Please self-park in the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women garage. This is TMC parking garage 21. Bring your yellow coin to the registration table to be validated. We will not be able to offer validations for valet parking.

  • Coming from Main Street? Look for TMC parking garage 21 signs.
  • Coming from Fannin? Look for TMC entrance 9/garage 21 signs for parking.
  • From the parking garage, take the elevator to the Fourth Floor and follow the directional signage.


We will be offering breakfast and lunch to keep you going. Vegetarian options will be available.

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Provided by Texas Children’s Hospital

Accreditation/Credit Designation
Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact Us

For questions, please contact Genevieve Rumore at or 281-713-2962.