Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Women’s Heart Health Conference

April 26th and April 27th, 2019

Texas Children’s Hospital – Legacy Tower
6651 Main Street, Floor 16 (Taussig Auditorium)
Houston, TX 77030

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Featured Speakers

Philip Steer is Professor Emeritus at Imperial College London, having been appointed Professor in 1989. He was a consultant obstetrician for 35 years, based at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital from 1994. He has authored 136 research papers, 103 reviews and editorials and 65 book chapters/books. 21 of his research fellows have achieved higher degrees. His particular interests are the pathophysiology of labour and the effects of maternal heart disease on pregnancy. He was Editor-in-Chief of BJOG – an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - from 2005-2012, is now editor emeritus, and edits the ‘BJOG on the case’ series. He is an editor of ‘High Risk Pregnancy – Management Options’ with the fifth edition published by Cambridge University Press in 2018, who also in 2016 published the second edition of ‘Heart Disease in Pregnancy’ that he edits with Prof Michael Gatzoulis. He was President of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine from 1996 to 1999 and President of the Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Royal Society of Medicine from 2008 to 2009. He is an honorary member of the South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, honorary fellow of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist of South Africa, and an honorary fellow of the American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society.

Dr. Lucy Roche attended medical school at Leeds University, UK.She spent one year as the extracorporeal life support Fellow at the Freeman Hospital (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) before completing pediatric cardiology training, also at the Freeman Hospital. Between 2007 and 2009 she was the Philip Witchel Heart Failure Fellow at The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, Canada). She completed fellowship training in adult congenital heart disease at Toronto General Hospital (Toronto, Canada). Her areas of expertise are heart failure and transplantation in congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiology, and pregnancy and heart disease.


This CME/CNE conference focuses on educating health care providers who care for patients with adult congenital heart disease and women with cardiac disease and to discuss new strategies for care. The talks are formatted to provide high yield information in short time increments (20 minutes) to enhance the baseline knowledge of the participant. The first day focuses on adults with adult congenital heart disease and the second day focuses on women with cardiac disease and their management during and outside of pregnancy. Our speakers are highly specialized in their areas of expertise and are coming from local sites, from across the United States, and from across the globe and will be providing a wealth of information on numerous topics as detailed in the agenda below. This conference will take place in our new state-of-the-art Heart Center in Legacy Tower at the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women in Houston, Texas and will feature a reception for participants and speakers at the end of the first day. CME and CNE credits will be available.


Agenda

Friday, April 26

  • 9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome/Introduction – Dan Penny (TCH)
  • 9:15 – 9:30 – Adult Congenital Heart Disease – We’ve Come a Long Way – Peter Ermis (TCH)
  • 9:30 – 9:50 – Surgery in ACHD Patients – Chris Caldarone (TCH)
  • 9:50 – 10:10 – Interventional Cath in ACHD Patients – Athar Qureshi (TCH)
  • 10-10 – 10:20 – Discussion/Questions
  • 10:20 – 10:30 – Break
  • 10:30 – 10:50 – Tetralogy of Fallot and other right sided lesions - Camila Londono-Obregon (San Antonio)
  • 10:50 – 11:10 - The Basics of Shunt Lesions in the ACHD Patient – Greg Johnson (Austin)
  • 11:10 – 11:30 – Complete Transposition of the Great Arteries – Angeline Opina (TCH)
  • 11:30 – 11:50 –  Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries – Craig Alexander (Cincinnati)
  • 11:50 - 12:10 - The Adult Fontan Patient – Peter Ermis (TCH)
  • 12:10 – 12:20 – Discussion/Questions
  • 12:20 – 1:10 – Lunch – Cases – Christopher Broda (TCH)
  • 1:10 – 1:30 – ACHD Heart Failure – Epidemiology and Medical Management – Beth Brickner (Dallas)
  • 1:30 – 1:50 – ACHD Heart Failure – Mechanical Support and Transplantation – Hari Tunuguntla (TCH) and Barbara Elias (TCH)
  • 1:50 – 2:50 – Keynote Take – Developing System to Care for ACHD Heart Failure Patient – Lucy Roche (Toronto)
  • 2:50 – 3:00 - Break
  • 3:00 – 3:20 – Left Sided Obstruction Lesions – Pankaj Madan (San Antonio)
  • 3:20 – 3:40 – Advanced Imaging in the ACHD Patient – Cory Noel (TCH)
  • 3:40 – 4:00 – Pulmonary Hypertension in ACHD – Wayne Franklin (Phoenix)
  • 4:00 – 4:20 – Arrhythmias in ACHD Patients – Epidemiology and Medical Management – Ryan Jones (Shreveport)
  • 4:20 – 4:40 – Arrhythmias in ACHD Patients – Interventional and Device Management – Wilson Lam (TCH)
  • 4:40 – 5:00 – Discussion/Questions
  • 5:00 – 7:00 – Evening Reception

Saturday, April 27

  • 8:00 – 8:10 – Welcome/Introduction
  • 8:10 – 8:30 – The Evolution of a Joint Obstetric/Cardiac Clinic – Manisha Gandhi (TCH)
  • 8:30 – 8:50 – Pre-pregnancy Screening – Angeline Opina (TCH)
  • 8:50 – 9:10 – mWHO Assessment of Maternal Heart Risk – Beth Brickner (Dallas)
  • 9:10 – 9:30 – Aortopathy in the Pregnant Patient – Shaine Morris (TCH)
  • 9:30 – 9:40 – Discussion/Questions
  • 9:40 – 9:50 – Break
  • 9:50 – 10:10 – Anticoagulation in Pregnancy – Peter Ermis (TCH)
  • 10-10 – 10:30 – Anesthesia Management of Cardiac Patients – Natasha Lake (TCH)
  • 10:30 – 10:50 – Intrapartum & Peri-partum Considerations in Cardiac Patients – Wayne Franklin (Phoenix)
  • 10:50 – 11:10 – Valvular Heart Disease in Pregnancy – Stephanie Coulter (THI)
  • 11:10 – 11:20 – Discussion/Questions
  • 11:20 – 12:00 – Lunch
  • 12:00 – 12:20 – Pregnant Patients in Intensive Care Unit – David Muigai (TCH)
  • 12:20 – 12:40 – Cardiomyopathy in Women – Jessica Brown (The Woodlands)
  • 12:40 – 1:00 – Arrhythmias in the Pregnant Patient – Wilson Lam (TCH)
  • 1:00 -1:20 – Preeclampsia and Hypertensive Heart Disease in Pregnancy – Amir Shamshiraz (TCH)
  • 1:20 – 1:30 – Discussion/Questions
  • 1:30 – 1:40 – Break
  • 1:40 – 2:40 – Keynote Talk – Philip Steer (UK)
  • 1:40 – 2:50 - Break
  • 2:50 – 3:10 – Acute Coronary Syndrome in Women – Dhaval Parekh (THI)
  • 3:10 – 3:30 – Transitioning Care from Childhood to Adult – Tara Harris (TCH)
  • 3:30 – 3:50 – Contraception in Cardiac Patients – Anitra Beasley (TCH)
  • 3:50 – 4:10 – Women’s Cardiovascular Screening – Craig Alexander (Cincinnati)
  • 4:10 – 4:45 – Discussion/Questions
  • 4:45 – Adjourn

Cost per Day

Physician providers = $100
Advanced practice providers, nurses, sonographers, other = $50
Students, trainees (residents, fellows, etc) = $30


Parking

The Medical Center

  • Coming from Main Street? Look for TMC parking Garage 21 signs.
  • Coming from Fannin? Look for TMC entrance 9 or Garage 21 signs for parking.
  • From the parking garage, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor and follow the directional signage.
  • Valet parking is also available at the main entrance at 6651 Main St. Houston, Texas 77030.
  • Parking: Valet $13, Self $12. Parking will NOT be validated for attendees.

Hotel

Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District
Address: 6580 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 796-0080


Continuing Education

Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited by Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) is an approved provider with commendation of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Contact

pfwcriticalcare@texaschildrens.org