14th Annual Masterclass in Cardiac Morphology
We are excited to host the 14th Annual Master Class in Congenital Cardiac Morphology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Many individuals were instrumental in bringing this course to fruition. First, we would like to thank all the faculty who are giving presentations during the course. We are particularly appreciative of our visiting professors, especially Professor Robert Anderson and Diane Spicer, BS, for their precious contributions as guest faculty. We would also like to express our gratitude to the UPMC Children’s Department of Pathology for their collaboration making the unique heart specimens from the Frank E. Sherman and Cora C. Lenox Heart Museum available for the course. In addition, we are most grateful to Mr. Bill Devine, ex curator of the Heart Museum, for his expertise and dedication to the Heart Institute’s educational mission. Drew Berkhoudt and Angie Kinnunen have been a tremendous help organizing this event and we are thankful for their support. We are also appreciative of James Ferris from Massive Media for his skill and dedication to this virtual Master Class.
This educational event is generously sponsored by the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s.
Thank you for your participation in this meeting and we look forward to seeing you at our next annual Mater Class!
This year’s Master Class will focus on Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary stenosis. A true understanding of the morphologic components of this anatomy is essential to correct interpretation of diagnostic testing, and ultimately high-quality treatment to assure optimal outcomes. With a focus on morphology, we will explore approaches to non-invasive imaging, pre and postoperative, as well as management algorithms. In this single full-day comprehensive course, we will focus on the morphological aspects that dictate therapeutic approaches. Thus, we will commence with a discussion of development, provided by Professor Anderson on the basis of his ongoing research into the developing human and murine heart, continue with a didactic pathology presentation by Diane Spicer, followed by a video demonstration of autopsy specimens from the Frank E. Sherman and Cora C. Lenox Heart Museum by Bill Devine (retired curator for the museum). We will cover fetal diagnosis and echo imaging and further explore cross-sectional imaging. Controversies on the use of interventional therapies including transcatheter palliative approaches versus surgical interventions will be discussed. Surgical repair perspectives will be presented as well followed by postoperative ICU care. We will expand on postoperative imaging as well as transcatheter therapies, and explore aspects of long-term care, including electrophysiology and long-term outcomes. The session will include a review of novel research approaches to possibly impact the incidence of late right ventricular failure through myocardial regeneration, presented by Bernhard Kuhn, MD. Our expectations are that this be an interactive class, with discussion and audience participation in the Q&A section.
We are grateful to the many individuals that brought this course to fruition, to the Congenital Heart Academy for supporting its worldwide transmission, and to all the participating faculty and attendees.
Robert H. Anderson, Jackie Kreutzer, and Victor Morell.
This master class is designed for Pediatric and Adult Cardiologists, Pediatric and Adult Cardiac Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Sonographers, Pathologists, Pathology Assistants, Cardiac Morphologists, Perfusionists, and other professionals interested in congenital heart disease.
• Review of the morphology of Tetralogy of Fallot
• Review of Diagnostic Modalities
• Explore interventional treatment options
• Increase awareness of observed clinical outcomes for TOF patients across global Centers of Excellence
• Understanding the value of subspecialty expertise for this patient population
• Introduce concepts of stem cell myocardial regeneration for TOF
Live from Rangos Auditorium Participants via Zoom
Professor Robert H. Anderson, MD, FRCPath
Visiting Professor, Institute of Genetic Medicine
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Victor O. Morell, MD
Eugene S. Wiener Endowed Professor and Chair of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgeon-In-Chief, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Vice Chair & Director of Cardiovascular Services, Dept. CT Surgery
Executive Director, UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute
Co-Director, Heart Institute
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Pediatrics
Peter and Ada Rossin Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology
Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Co-Director, Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated:
Bryan H. Goldstein, MD
Grant/Research Support: Medtronic, Edwards Lifesciences
Consultant: Medtronic, W.L. Gore & Associates, PECA Labs, Mezzion Pharma
Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Grant/Research Support: Medtronic; Edwards Lifesciences
Laura Olivieri, MD, FAHA, FSCMR
Grant/Research Support: R01, R01HL143468-0, NHLBI
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.0 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 6.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 6.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 6.00 Attendance
This program will be free of charge for all participants. Registration is required.
Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All cancellations must be sent via email, email@example.com before December 9, 2022.
For more information, please contact Drew Berkhoudt at firstname.lastname@example.org