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Specialists from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care present a comprehensive symposium on the practice gap in treating adult congenital heart disease (ACHD).
Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2014
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Monday, May 12, 20147:00 am-5:10 pm
The population of adult patients with congenital heart disease is rapidly growing, and the American College of Cardiology has recognized a significant practice gap in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) education. As there are currently not enough clinicians with specialized training in ACHD care to accommodate the needs of this growing population, the general adult cardiologist must remain an integral manager of their care.
This live CME course is oriented towards care based understanding of ACHD. Our goal is to arm clinicians caring for these patients with fundamental knowledge to confidently manage routine follow up and recognize issues that require more specialized care. We will review basic anatomy, physiology, and clinical pearls of all common congenital heart lesions seen in general adult clinical practice, discuss long term sequelae of early pediatric surgeries, and review recommendations for monitoring and intervention. We will also review implications for pregnancy and contraception counseling. This course will provide further opportunity to improve the practice gap.
Ami B. Bhatt, MDDirector, Adult Congenital Heart Disease ProgramDoreen DeFaria Yeh, MDAssistant Physician, Subspecialty Education Coordinator, CardiologyThomas E. MacGillivray, MDVisiting Surgeon, Co-Director, Thoracic Aortic CenterPresentersRebecca S. Beroukhim, MDAssistant Pediatrician, MassGeneral Hospital for ChildrenRichard N. Channick, MDDirector, Pulmonary Hypertension and Thromboendarterectomy ProgramBrian B. Ghoshhajra, MDDirector, Cardiac Imaging
Ignacio Inglessis, MDDirector, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Interventions
Mary Etta King, MDStaff Physician, Pediatric Echocardiography
Richard R. Liberthson, MDDirector, Emeritus, Congenital Heart Disease Program
Laura E. Riley, MDDirector, Labor and DeliveryDirector, Obstetrics and Gynecology Infectious Disease
Participants will be able to:
Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, obstetricians, anesthesiologists, radiologic imagers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and fellows
$295 – Physicians$245 – Allied health professionals and fellows-in-training
The Liberty Hotel Ballroom215 Charles StreetBoston, MA 02114
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Sponsored by:Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke CarePartners HealthCare Endorsed by:
Meeting endorsed by ISACHD (International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease), a global umbrella organization of national/regional ACHD societies/working groups.
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