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Second Fetal Echocardiography Symposium at UCLA


Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
October 20, 2012 to October 20, 2012

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Course Description

The second fetal echocardiography symposium at UCLA will provide a detailed, clinically oriented series of state-of-the-art presentations directed toward health-care professionals involved with fetal cardiac screening (low-risk pregnancies) or detailed fetal echocardiography (high-risk pregnancies). This second symposium will emphasize the basics of fetal cardiac imaging and evaluation, with an expanded, internationally acclaimed faculty from multiple
disciplines-maternal-fetal medicine, radiology, pediatric cardiology, obstetric sonography and nursing. Through didactic and practical presentations, as well as live scanning sessions, attendees will improve their competence in fetal cardiac imaging, learning how to optimize image quality, how to scan and evaluate the normal fetal heart, and how to evaluate abnormalities of the four chamber view and outflow tracts. The symposium will also provide formal, state-of-the-art presentations on clinically-oriented first trimester fetal cardiac imaging, clinical applications of 3D/4D fetal cardiac imaging, and clinically relevant psychological aspects of fetal cardiac imaging.

Opportunities for questions and discussion will be provided.

Target Audience

The target audience of this second fetal echocardiography symposium is health care professionals involved with scanning the fetal heart, either for screening low risk pregnancies or for performing detailed fetal echocardiography in high-risk pregnancies. The symposium is aimed specifically towards physician (obstetricians, perinatologists, radiologists, pediatric cardiologists, and neonatologists), obstetric/cardiac sonographers, obstetric/neonatal nurses, and physicians/sonographers in training.

Registration Information



Enrollment for the second fetal echocardiography symposium has been SOLD OUT.

Registration Fee

  • $200.00 - Physicians
  • $100.00 - Nurses & Sonographers
  • $50.00 - Fellows

Cancellations must be received in writing by Monday September 24, 2012 and will be subject to a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after this date. If, for any reason, the course must be canceled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

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Course Director

Mark Sklansky, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Co-Director, Fetal Cardiology Program
James H. Nicholson Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Course Co-Director

Greggory R. DeVore, MD
Director of the Fetal Diagnostic Center
Pasadena, California
Director of Perinatology
Providence Tarzana Medical Center

UCLA Faculty

Gary M. Satou, MD, FASE
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Echocardiography
Co-Director, Fetal Cardiology Program
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Ashley Wann, RN, BSN
Pediatric & Perinatal Cardiology Outpatient Nurse Coordinator
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Guest Faculty

Tracy Anton, BS, RDMS, RDCS
Sonographer, UCSD Fetal Care and Genetics Center
University of California, San Diego

Denis Levy, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego

Dolores H. Pretorius, MD
Professor of Radiology
Director of Imaging, UCSD Fetal Care and Genetics Center
University of California, San Diego

Julia Solomon, MD
Director, Fetal Diagnostic Center
St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona
Chandler Regional Medical Center
Chandler, Arizona

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Program Agenda

Saturday, October 20, 2012

7:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Introduction
Mark Sklansky, MD
Session 1
Moderators: Gary M. Satou, MD, FASE & Dolores H. Pretorius, MD
8:15 Which Pregnancies Are at Greatest Risk for Fetal CHD?
Julia Solomon, MD
8:45 Which Forms of Fetal CHD Are Still Being Missed?
Denis Levy, MD
9:00 Basics & Guidelines of Fetal Cardiac Screening
Greggory R. DeVore, MD
9:30 Segmental Approach to Evaluating the Fetal Heart
Mark Sklansky, MD
10:00 Break
Session 2
Moderators: Gary M. Satou, MD, FASE & Julia Solomon, MD
10:30 Abnormalities of the Four Chamber View
Gary M. Satou, MD, FASE
11:00 Abnormalities of the Outflow Tracts
Mark Sklansky, MD
11:30 Pitfalls and Pearls: Sonographer’s Perspective
Tracy Anton, BS, RDMS, RDCS
12:00 Lunch
Session 3
Moderators: Mark Sklansky, MD & Greggory R. DeVore, MD
1:00 First Trimester NT and Fetal Cardiac Imaging
Greggory R. DeVore, MD
1:30 Pitfalls and Pearls: Radiologist’s Perspective
Dolores H. Pretorius, MD
2:00 Fetal-Neonatal Management and Prognosis of CHD
Gary M. Satou, MD, FASE
2:30 Psychological Aspects of Prenatal Diagnosis
Ashley Wann, RN, BSN
2:45 Break
Session 4
Moderators: Gary M. Satou, MD, FASE & Dolores H. Pretorius, MD
3:15 3D/4D Fetal Cardiac Imaging
Greggory R. DeVore, MD
3:45 Pitfalls and Pearls: Pediatric Cardiologist's Perspective
Mark Sklansky, MD
4:15 Live Scanning
Greggory R. DeVore, MD & Mark Sklansky, MD
5:00 Adjourn

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At the conclusion of this one-day symposium, participants will have gained a greater understanding of the following areas:

  • Specific techniques for cardiac screening in the low risk pregnancy
  • The normal and abnormal four-chamber view
  • The normal and abnormal outflow tracts
  • Current indications for fetal echocardiography
  • Guidelines for fetal cardiac screening
  • Specific technique and approach to fetal echocardiography
  • Common pitfalls/pearls in fetal cardiac imaging
  • Psychological aspects of prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease
  • First trimester fetal cardiac evaluation
  • Clinically oriented 3D/4D fetal cardiac imaging
  • Fetal-neonatal management/prognosis of congenital heart disease

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The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

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Program Location

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Tamkin Auditorium
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 310-825-9111


Please park in lot 8. A parking attendant will be on duty from 7:00-9:00 AM. If you arrive outside of this timeframe, please report to the parking kiosk on Westwood Plaza to pay for your parking permit. Participants are to pay their own parking charges at a rate of $11 per vehicle.


From the 405 freeway, exit Wilshire Blvd., east toward Westwood. Turn left on Westwood Blvd., travel past Charles E. Young Dr. South and turn left on Structure 8 driveway. Drive up the ramp to the rooftop level to park. The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is location on the corner of Westwood Plaza and Charles E. Young Dr. South.

Additional Information

If you have any questions, please contact the UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Education at 310-794-2620.

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