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Fourth Fetal Echocardiography Symposium at UCLA

Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
October 18, 2014 to October 18, 2014

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Course Description

The only such course offered on the West Coast of the United States, the Fourth Annual Fetal Echocardiography Symposium at UCLA will offer a thoroughly revised, clinically-oriented series of state-of-the-art presentations directed toward all health-care professionals involved with fetal cardiac screening and fetal echocardiography. An internationally acclaimed faculty (ultrasonography, maternal-fetal medicine and pediatric cardiology) will present an extensive clinical review and update on the performance and interpretation of fetal cardiac imaging, focusing on tips and pearls gained from decades of experience. Through clinically oriented presentations and 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, outflow tracts and the three-vessel view. More advanced presentations will review important clinical pearls related to z-scores, quantitative evaluation of fetal cardiac function, and first trimester fetal cardiac imaging. Opportunities for questions and discussion will be provided. In addition, each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of the educational DVD, "Fetal Echocardiography Gold Edition Plus" (created by Dr. DeVore).

Target Audience

The Fourth Fetal Echocardiography Symposium is targeted to 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 toward physicians (obstetricians, perinatologists, radiologists, pediatric cardiologists, and neonatologists), obstetric/cardiac sonographers, obstetric/neonatal nurses, and physicians/sonographers in training.

Registration Information


Enrollment is limited, so we suggest you enroll early.


To enroll click here

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Fetal Echocardiography Symposium
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA at (310) 794-2624

By Phone

Use your MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or Discover Card. Call (310) 794-2620.

Registration Fee

  • Physicians - $275.00
  • Nurses / Sonographers - $150.00
  • Trainees - $100.00

Cancellations must be received in writing by Monday, September 15, 2014 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be cancelled, 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
James H. Nicholson Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Co-Director, Fetal Cardiology Program
Medical Director, UCLA Children's Heart Center
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Course Co-Director

Greggory DeVore, MD, FACOG, FAIUM
Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Fetal Diagnostic Centers
Pasadena, Tarzana, Lancaster, California
Director, Perinatology
Providence Tarzana Medical Center
Tarzana, California

UCLA Faculty

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

Guest Faculty

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

James Huhta, MD
Medical Director, Perinatal Program
All Children’s Hospital
St. Petersburg, Florida
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Florida

Lami Yeo, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Director of Fetal Cardiology
Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD, NIH, DHHS

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Program Agenda

Saturday, October 18, 2014

7:00 Registration and Breakfast
7:45 Welcome and Introduction
Mark Sklansky, MD
Session 1 Moderator: Greggory DeVore, MD, FACOG, FAIUM
8:00 Fetal Cardiac Imaging: Current Formal Guidelines and Practical Approaches
Lami Yeo, MD
8:30 Why Do We Miss Congenital Heart Disease Prenatally? How To Optimize the Image
Tracy Anton, BS, RDMS, RDCS
9:00 Screening for Congenital Heart Disease: A Practical, Segmental Approach
Mark Sklansky, MD
9:30 First Trimester Evaluation of the Fetal Heart: Clinically Oriented Pitfalls and Pearls
Greggory DeVore, MD, FACOG, FAIUM
10:00 Break
Session 2 Moderator: Lami Yeo, MD
10:30 The Four-Chamber View: Obstructive Lesions (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome/Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome/Cardiomyopathy)
James Huhta, MD
11:00 The Four-Chamber View: Shunt and Regurgitant Lesions (Atrial Septal Defect/ Ventricular Septal Defect/Atrioventricular Canal/Ebstein's Anomaly)
Gary M. Satou, MD, FASE
11:30 Importance of Prenatal Detection
Hopeful Hearts Foundation
12:00 Lunch
Session 3 Moderator: James Huhta, MD
1:00 The Outflow Tracts: Conotruncal Abnormalities, Part I (TOF/DORV/ Truncus Arteriosus)
James Huhta, MD
1:30 The Outflow Tracts: Conotruncal Abnormalities, Part 2 (AS, PS, D-TGA, L-TGA)
Mark Sklansky, MD
2:00 Clinically Oriented Quantitative Assessment of the Fetal Heart: Z Scores and Cardiac Function
Greggory DeVore, MD, FACOG, FAIUM
2:30 Live Scanning-2D/3D/4D: The Pediatric Cardiologist's Approach
Mark Sklansky, MD
3:00 Break
Session 4 Moderator: Gary Satou, MD
3:30 Evaluation of Aortic Arch Anomalies: A Practical Approach
Lami Yeo, MD
4:00 Live Scanning/Pulsed and Color Doppler: The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist's Approach
Greggory DeVore, MD, FACOG, FAIUM
4:30 Evaluation of Hydrops: The Cardiovascular Profile Score
James Huhta, MD
5:00 Adjourn

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

  • Optimal approach to scanning the fetal heart in the low risk pregnancy
  • Technical aspects involved with optimizing image quality and angle of acquisition
  • Acquisition/interpretation of the normal and abnormal four-chamber view
  • Acquisition/interpretation of the normal and abnormal outflow tract views
  • Acquisition/interpretation of the normal and abnormal three-vessel view
  • Acquisition/interpretation of first trimester fetal cardiac imaging
  • Acquisition/interpretation of z-scores and quantitative assessment of cardiac function
  • Importance of prenatal detection 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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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Tamkin Auditorium
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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 located on the corner of Westwood Plaza and Charles E. Young Dr. South.


Please park in lot 8. A parking attendant will be on duty from 7:00-9:00 AM. If you arrive outside of this time frame, 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 $12 per vehicle.

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