Course Information
Ninth Annual Fetal Echocardiography and Fetal Cardiac Screening Symposium at UCLA: Pearls from the Masters

UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California
October 26, 2019
*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
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Course Description

The Ninth Annual Fetal Echocardiography and Fetal Cardiac Screening Symposium at UCLA: Pearls from the Masters,” happily returning this year to the beautiful and spacious Luskin Conference Center in the heart of the gorgeous UCLA campus, will provide a fully updated, state-of-the-art program, presented by an esteemed multidisciplinary faculty. Retaining its popular clinical focus, the symposium will provide a full day of learning, dedicated to real-life tips and pearls specifically for those physicians and sonographers who perform or interpret fetal cardiac screening examinations. In addition to live scanning on actual patients, state-of-the- art presentations by international experts in the field will address clinically relevant topics including, but not limited to: what are we (and our guidelines) doing wrong; how to optimize your image; the benefits and risks of prenatal diagnosis; how to scan and interpret the four chamber/ right and left ventricular outflow tract/three-vessel views; how to recognize and interpret major forms of heart disease (including special clues for the detection of ventricular septal defects, aortic/pulmonary stenosis, transposition of the great arteries, tetralogy of Fallot, coarctation of the aorta, TAPVR, and many others); how to evaluate fetal arrhythmias; and a special section on fetal cardiac function, including a live demonstration.

As in prior years, if you are looking mainly for statistics or reviews of the literature, this course is not for you. But if you are looking to improve your ability to scan or to interpret scans of the fetal heart, this highly popular annual symposium will likely be among the most valuable courses you will have ever attended.

We look forward to welcoming you, or welcoming you back, on Saturday, October 26, 2019!

Target Audience

The Ninth Annual Fetal Echocardiography and Fetal Cardiac Screening Symposium at UCLA: Pearls from the Masters is targeted toward all healthcare professionals seeking to improve their ability to scan and evaluate the fetal heart. The symposium is aimed specifically toward obstetric/cardiac sonographers, physicians (maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists, obstetricians, radiologists, and pediatric cardiologists), sonographers/fellows in training, and nurses and other healthcare professionals involved with the management of pregnancies complicated by fetal heart disease.

Registration Information

Enrollment

To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Fetal Echocardiography 2019
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 (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

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

Course Fees

  • Physicians: $300
  • Sonographers/Nurses: $200
  • Trainees: $125

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, September 27, 2019 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 Director

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

Course Co-Director

Greggory R. 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

UCLA Faculty


Glen Van Arsdell, MD
Professor and Chief, Congenital Heart Surgery
Department of Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Christina Han, MD
Associate, Center for Fetal Medicine & Women’s Ultrasound
Associate Clinical Professor
Fellowship Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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

Guest Faculty

Tracy Anton, BS, RDMS, RDCS, FAIUM
Clinical Instructor, Department of Reproductive Medicine
Ultrasound Practitioner
UCSD Maternal-Fetal Care and Genetics
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

Luis F. Goncalves, MD
Director of Fetal Imaging
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Professor of Radiology and Child Health
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Professor of Radiology
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, Arizona

Program Agenda

Saturday, October 26, 2019

7:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Introduction
Mark S. Sklansky, MD
Session 1 Moderators
Gentian Lluri, MD, PhD and Glen Van Arsdell, MD
8:15 Fetal Cardiac Imaging: What Are We (And Our Guidelines) Still Doing Wrong?
Mark S. Sklansky, MD
8:40 The Secret to Prenatal Detection of CHD: Optimizing the Image
Tracy Anton, BS., RDMS, RDCS, FAIUM
9:05 The Importance of Prenatal Detection of CHD: The Surgeon’s Perspective
Glen Van Arsdell, MD
9:30 Long-Term Consequences of CHD: What Fetal Caregivers Need to Know
Gentian Lluri, MD, PhD​​​​​​​
9:55 Abnormalities of the Four-Chamber View: Hypoplastic Left Heart
Gary M. Satou, MD, FASE, FAHE
10:20 Break
Session 2 Moderators
Tracy Anton, BS., RDMS, RDCS, FAIUM and Greggory R. DeVore, MD, FACOG, FAIUM
10:45 Fetal Arrhythmias: Basics of Fetal Diagnosis and Management
Mark S. Sklansky, MD
11:10 Abnormalities of the Four-Chber View: Hypoplastic Right Heart
Gary M. Satou, MD, FASE, FAHE
11:35 Patient Testimonials
12:00 Lunch
Session 3 Moderators
Luis F. Goncalves, MD and Christina Han, MD
1:00 Abnormalities of the Outflow Tracts: TOF/Truncus/AS/PS
Luis F. Goncalves, MD
1:25 3 Vessel Views Case-Based Tutorial
Tracy Anton, BS., RDMS, RDCS, FAIUM
1:50 Abnormalities of the Outflow Tracts: TGA/Coarctation
Mark S. Sklansky, MD
2:15 Evaluation of Fetal Cardiac Function: Demonstration of Speckle Tracking
Greggory R. DeVore, MD, FACOG, FAIUM
2:30 Evaluation of Fetal Cardiac Function: Using Simple Concepts to Provide Detailed Insights
Greggory R. DeVore, MD, FACOG, FAIUM
2:55 Break
Session 4 Moderators
Gary M. Satou, MD, FASE, FAHE and Greggory R. DeVore, MD, FACOG, FAIUM
3:15 It’s All About the Veins: Standard Approach to Evaluating the Fetal Systemic and Pulmonary Venous Returns
Tracy Anton, BS., RDMS, RDCS, FAIUM
3:40 Maternal Diabetes: Update on Fetal Cardiac Screening
Christina Han, MD
4:05 Rings and Slings
Luis F. Goncalves, MD
4:30 Live Scanning
Mark S. Sklansky, MD
5:00 Adjourn

Objectives

At the conclusion of this intensive, one-day symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Identify current guidelines for fetal cardiac screening
  • Recognize the basic approach to screening low risk pregnancies for fetal heart disease
  • Identify how to optimize image quality and angle of acquisition
  • Acquire and interpret clips of the four-chamber view, outflow tracts, and three-vessel views
  • Evaluate and diagnose fetal arrhythmias
  • Utilize novel tips and pearls of fetal cardiac screening to apply in daily practice
  • Understand the use of speckle tracking for qualitative and quantitative evaluation of fetal cardiac function

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

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

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 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

Directions

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 Luskin Conference Center is located at Westwood Plaza and Strathmore Place.

Parking

Please park in Structure 8 on the rooftop level. A parking attendant will be on duty from 6:30-8:30 AM. If you arrive outside of this time frame, please visit the parking kiosk on Westwood Plaza to pay for your parking permit. Participants are responsible for their own parking charges at a rate of $12 per vehicle.

Hopeful Hearts

Special thanks to Hopeful Hearts for its support of this symposium and of the UCLA Fetal Cardiology Program’s efforts to improve prenatal detection of congenital heart disease.