Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2014


achd cme 2014 mass general

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Course Description

Monday, May 12, 2014
7:00 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.


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Course Objectives

Meet our speakers

Course Directors

Ami B. Bhatt, MD
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD
Assistant Physician, Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Cardiology

Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD
Visiting Surgeon, Co-Director, Thoracic Aortic Center


Rebecca S. Beroukhim, MD
Assistant Pediatrician, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Richard N. Channick, MD
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension and Thromboendarterectomy Program

Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD
Director, Cardiac Imaging

Ignacio Inglessis, MD
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Interventions

Mary Etta King, MD
Staff Physician, Pediatric Echocardiography

Richard R. Liberthson, MD
Director, Emeritus, Congenital Heart Disease Program

Laura E. Riley, MD
Director, Labor and Delivery
Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Infectious Disease

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the relevance and impact of ACHD on medical practice today
  • Review the common adult congenital heart entities and determine appropriate initial and longitudinal evaluation and management plans
  • Recognize long term sequelae of prior interventions, both surgical and interventional
  • Identify populations at risk for endocarditis, arrhythmia, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and hepatic or renal disease
  • Determine which individuals with ACHD would benefit from formal consultation or referral to an ACHD center
  • Discuss pre-pregnancy evaluation, peripartum management and postpartum follow up
  • Assess the risks and effect of superimposed acquired heart disease in the ACHD population
  • Illustrate challenges in providing appropriate care for ACHD, and mechanisms for promoting healthy lifestyle and fitness in this growing population

Program Agenda

7:00 am Registration
7:30 am Introduction
Thomas E. Macgillivray, MD
7:35 am ACHD: A Growing Population Within Your Practice
Ami B. Bhatt, MD
8:10 am The Newly Diagnosed Congenital Heart Lesion in the Adult
Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD
8:50 am Surgical Management and Long Term Surgical Sequelae in Congenital Heart Disease
Thomas E. Macgillivray, MD
9:30 am Role of Interventional Catheterization in Adult Congenital Heart Practice
Ignacio Inglessis, MD
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Echocardiography in Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Tricks of the Trade
Mary Etta King, MD
10:45 am Advanced Cardiac Imaging in the Adult Congenital Heart Patient
Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD
11:15 am Coronary Anomalies
Richard R. Liberthson, MD
12:00 pm Lunch: Case Challenges
1:00 pm Diagnosis and Management of Ebstein Anomaly: An Evolving Story
Richard R. Liberthson, MD
1:30 pm Management of Today’s Adult Patient with Transposition of the Great Arteries: An Inspirational Story
Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD
2:05 pm Univentricular Heart, the Fontan Repair and Late Complications
Ami B. Bhatt, MD
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Eisenmenger Syndrome and Pulmonary Hypertension in the ACHD Patient
Richard N. Channick, MD
3:30 pm Pregnancy and Contraception in ACHD
Laura E. Riley, MD
4:00 pm Fetal Echocardiography
Rebecca s. Beroukhim, MD
4:30 pm Acquired Heart Disease in ACHD: Additional Challenges for an Aging Population
Ami B. Bhatt, MD
5:00 pm Closing Remarks
Ami B. Bhatt, MD; Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD; Thomas E. Macgillivray, MD
5:10 pm Adjourn

Target Audience

Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, obstetricians, anesthesiologists, radiologic imagers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and fellows

Program Fee

$295 – Physicians
$245 – Allied health professionals and fellows-in-training


The Liberty Hotel Ballroom
215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114



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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 Care
Partners HealthCare 

Endorsed by:

International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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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