Course Information
Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Quality Care in the Era of Certification and Accreditation - A Practical Approach

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
and
Tamkin Auditorium, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
February 10, 2017 to February 11, 2017


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Course Description

There are now an estimated 1.5 million adults living with congenital heart disease in the United States. In order to meet the growing demand for adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) specialty care, a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach to program development and patient care is needed. This course highlights the components of a multidisciplinary ACHD comprehensive care center, and provides an overview of complex clinical scenarios which outlines how specialty ACHD care is provided in the U.S. based on practice guidelines and accreditation standards. 

The course seeks to teach attendees about subspecialty practice standards for ACHD care to meet the life-long needs of this rapidly growing patient population. Over the past decade, the U.S. has witnessed expanding numbers of cardiology “ACHD” providers stepping up in an effort to shore up the deficits in ACHD specialty care. However, these providers vary widely with a broad spectrum of educational preparation and institutional preparation, which ultimately may impact the quality of care for ACHD patients. 

Target Audience

This course is targeted toward Cardiologists, Pediatric Cardiologists, Internal Medicine Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Fellows, Medicine and Pediatric Residents. 

Registration Information

Enrollment

Online

To enroll click here

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
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
 

  • $200 - Physicians
  • $140 - Nurse Practitioners and Nurses
  • $100 - Fellows/Residents

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, January 13, 2017 and will be subject to a $75 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.

Faculty

Course Directors

Jamil Aboulhosn, MD
Director, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
Streisand Chair in Cardiology
Division of Cardiology
Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics

Pamela Miner, RN, MN, NP
Nurse Practitioner
Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine

UCLA and Guest Faculty

Reshma Biniwale, MD
Associate Professor Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery

Mary M. Canobbio, RN, CNS, FAAN, FAHA
Clinical Specialist, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Program Coordinator, Transitional Cardiac Care for Adolescent/Young Adults
Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
Lecturer, UCLA School of Nursing

John S. Child, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE
Emeritus Streisand/AHA Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Prior Director, UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center and Adult Echocardiography Laboratory

Jennifer Doliner, RN, BSN
Nurse Coordinator
Division of Cardiology
UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

J. Paul Finn, MD
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Radiology
Chief, Diagnostic Cardio-Vascular Imaging Section 
Director, Magnetic Resonance Research

Gregory A. Fishbein, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Michael C. Fishbein, MD
Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Joanna Ghobrial, MD, MSc
ACHD Fellow
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine

David Highfill, LCSW, MSW
Clinical Social Worker III 
Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

Linda Houser, RN, MSN, NP
Nurse Practitioner
Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine

Anne Kemble, MD
Visiting Cardiologist 
Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Hawaii
Clinical Cardiologist, Queens Medical Center

Hillel Laks, MD
Chancellor's Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Former Chief, UCLA Cardiothoracic Surgery
Former Director, UCLA Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery

Daniel S. Levi, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Interventional Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology
Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA

Jeannette Lin, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine

Ian Lindsay, MD
UCLA ACHD Fellow
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine

Gentian Lluri, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine

Joseph Meltzer, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Critical Care
Chief, Critical Care Division at UCLA
Medical Director, CTICU

Jeremy P. Moore, MD, MS
Assistant Professor 
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Department of Pediatrics

John Moriarty, MD
Associate Professor, Radiology and Medicine
Director, Interventional Innovation
Interventional Radiology

Greg Perens, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatric Cardiology
Division of Cardiology
Department of Pediatrics

Leigh Christopher Reardon, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transitional Cardiac Care Program
Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
UCLA Children's Heart Center

Brian Reemtsen, MD
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, UCLA Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Pierangelo Renella, MD
CHOC Children’s Specialists, Pediatric Cardiology
Co-Director, CHOC Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Associate Physician Diplomat, UCLA Department of Radiology

Rajan Saggar, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Lung Transplant & Pulmonary Hypertension Programs

Morris M. Salem, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Regional Interventional Congenital Cardiologist
Department of Pediatrics
Kaiser Permanente - Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Kevin M. Shannon, MD
Professor of Pediatric Cardiology
Department of Pediatrics

Sanjay P. Sinha, MD
Pediatric Cardiology Fellow
UCLA Department of Pediatrics
Mattel Children's Hospital

Mark S. Sklansky, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
James H. Nicholson Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Medical Director, UCLA Children's Heart Center
Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

Rob Venick, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Program Agenda

Friday, February 10, 2017

7:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 Welcome and Introductory Comments
Jamil Aboulhosn, MD
Moderator: Jamil Aboulhosn, MD
8:00 Major Forms of Congenital Heart Disease: Importance and Challenge of Early Detection
Mark S. Sklansky, MD
8:15 Transition, Transfer and Life-Long Care
Leigh Christopher Reardon, MD
8:30 The Failing Fontan- The Ultimate Challenge
Jeannette Lin, MD
8:45 The Fontan Liver - A Hepatologist's Perspective
Rob Venick, MD
9:00 Surgical Considerations in Single Ventricle Patients
Brian Reemtsen, MD
9:15 Anesthesia and ICU Considerations in Single Ventricle Patients
Joseph Meltzer, MD
9:30 Arrhythmia Considerations in Single Ventricle Patients
Kevin M. Shannon, MD
9:45 Questions and Discussion
10:00 Break
10:15 ACHD Program Accreditation - What Does It Mean and What Do You Need?
Pamela Miner, RN, MN, NP
10:25 Lifestyle Considerations in ACHD - Exercise Quantification & Defining "Normal"
Linda Houser, NP
10:35 Health Care Reform and the Importance of Care Coordination for Successful Management of Adults with CHD
Jennifer Doliner, RN, BSN
10:45 High Risk Obstetrical Management in ACHD - A Multidisciplinary Approach
Mary M. Canobbio, RN, CNS, FAAN, FAHA
11:00 Focusing on Quality of Life: Psychosocial Obstacles and Setting Realistic Goals for Life Long Care
David Highfill, LCSW, MSW
11:15 Question and Answer Session
11:30 Lunch
Moderator: John S. Child, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE
12:30 Keynote Speaker

Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery - The Past, the Present and the Future
Hillel Laks, MD
1:00 Transcatheter Valve Repair and Replacement in ACHD
Daniel S. Levi, MD
1:15 Hybrid Interventions in ACHD
Jamil Aboulhosn, MD
1:30 Imaging to Guide Interventions in ACHD
Jeannette Lin, MD
1:45 Organ Transplantation in ACHD
Reshma Biniwale, MD
2:00 Mechanical Support Options in ACHD
Leigh Christopher Reardon, MD
2:15 The Role of the Interventional Radiologist - From Liver Biopsies to Stent Grafts
John Moriarty, MD
2:30 Question and Answer Session
2:45 Break
3:00 Pulmonary Hypertension in ACHD - Medical Treatment Options and Timing of Transplantation
Rajan Saggar, MD
3:15 MRI/CTA, The Advantages and Challenges of Cross-Sectional Imaging in ACHD
Pierangelo Renella, MD
3:30 4D MRI, New Contrast Agents, Stress MRI, MRI Interventions… How Much More Can We Hope for From MRI?
J. Paul Finn, MD
3:45 From Bench to Bedside - The Importance of Basic and Translational Research in an ACHD Program
Gentian Lluri, MD, PhD
4:00 Device Therapy: From Pacemakers to Leadless ICDs – The Future of Device Therapy in ACHD
Jeremy P. Moore, MD, MS
4:15 Question and Answer Session
4:30 Adjourn
4:30 - 6:00 Welcome Reception

 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

8:00 From Genomics to 3-D Printing in CHD: The Future is Here
Jamil Aboulhosn, MD
8:15

Illustrative Case Presentations

Presenters:
Joanna Ghobrial, MD, MSc, Anne Kemble, MD, Ian Lindsay, MD, and Sanjay Sinha, MD

Panel:
John S. Child, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE, Hillel Laks, MD, Jeannette Lin, MD, Greg Perens, MD, Leigh Christopher Reardon, MD, and Kevin M. Shannon, MD

9:30 Break
9:45 Hands-On Session (Groups with 20 minute rotation)

MRI/CTA Case Reviews
J. Paul Finn, MD and Pierangelo Renella, MD

Echocardiography Case Reviews
John S. Child, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE, Jeannette Lin, MD, and Gentian Lluri, MD

Gross Pathology Station
Michael C. Fishbein, MD and Gregory A. Fishbein, MD

VAD/Surgical and Interventional Work Station
Reshma Biniwale, MD, Daniel S. Levi, MD, Leigh Christopher Reardon, MD, Brian Reemtsen, MD, and Morris M. Salem, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Pacemaker/ICD Simulations in ACHD
Jeremy Moore, MD and Kevin M. Shannon, MD
11:50 Closing Comments
Jamil Aboulhosn, MD
12:00 Brown Bag Lunch
1:00 "Developing a Better Understanding of Congenital Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology through Art" - Collaboration between The Getty Museum and Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center (not for CME credit)
3:30 Adjourn

Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants should be better able to: 

  • Describe the key components to successful transition/transfer of care to adult congenital heart disease provider, and demonstrate appropriate referral of adolescents and adults with CHD in your practice 

  • List common substrates responsible for Fontan failure and recognize the need to refer this complex patient to tertiary ACHD care

  • Differentiate the complexity of CHD diagnoses in pregnancy that meet the need for multidisciplinary high risk obstetric care coordination in a tertiary ACHD facility 

  • Describe the optimal diagnostic evaluation of an adult with repaired tetralogy of Fallot and recognize factors that warrant tertiary ACHD referral 

  • Understand the criteria for trans-catheter pulmonary valve replacement in patients with tetralogy of Fallot 

  • Explain the challenges surrounding use of VADs and pacemaker/ICDs in Fontan patients 

Accreditation

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 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures

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.

Miscellaneous

Location

UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
855-522-8252
www.luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu 

Luskin Conference Center

The Luskin Conference Center features 254 beautifully-appointed guest rooms, many with sweeping views of the stunning campus architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds. The gracious guest experience at the Luskin Conference Center is further enhanced by a full-service restaurant and lounge, on-site professional catering services, well-equipped fitness center, concierge service, business center, and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. 

UCLA has arranged a limited room block at the Luskin Conference Center for our guests. A room rate of $219.00 will be offered (tax exempt). To reserve a room, please contact the Luskin Conference Center at 855-LCC-UCLA (522-8252) or refer to the group code/ online reservation page. The conference code is:  PED0204. Confirmation of reservations made after Tuesday, January 10, 2017 is subject to availability. 

Directions and Parking 

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. Pay per plate at the kiosk and display the parking permit on your dash. All day parking is $12.00. 

Walk down one level and across pedestrian walkway toward Luskin Conference Center. Enter through Luskin Conference Center doors on right side. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Directions and Parking

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. Pay per plate at the kiosk and display the parking permit on your dash. All day parking is $12.00. The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is located on the corner of Westwood Plaza and Charles E. Young Dr. South.