13th Annual Master Class in Congenital Cardiac Morphology Transposition of The Great Arteries and Congenitally Corrected Transposition of The Great Arteries

September 17, 2021 to September 18, 2021

This comprehensive two-day virtual course will focus on Transposition of the Great Arteries and Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries. The morphology review will include a didactic lecture combined with video demonstrations of cardiac specimens from the Frank E. Sherman and Cora C. Lenox Heart Museum to cover a wide range of congenital cardiac malformations. Participants will have a thorough review of imaging modalities and specific focus used for pre-op diagnosis as well as long-term follow up for these patients. The surgical treatment approach for TGA and CCTGA will also be discussed at length. This course will be broken up into two days. TGA will be discussed the first day and CCTGA will be discussed the second day.

Target Audience

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.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives: 
•    Review of the morphology and anatomy 
•    Review of Diagnostic Modalities and key points 
•    Surgical Treatment Overview
•    Long-term Challenges for this patient population

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 AAPA Category I CME
  • 8.50 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.
  • 8.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
06/03/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
09/17/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/18/2021 - 5:00pm

Friday, September 17, 2021: Transposition 
10:00 AM              WELCOME
Professor Robert H. Anderson, MD, FRCPath 
Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Victor O. Morell, MD

Session 1

10:10 AM            Embryology and Developmental Anatomy 
Professor Robert H. Anderson, MD, FRCPath

10:30 AM            Didactic Pathology Presentation 
Diane Spicer, BS

10:45 AM             Video demonstration   
William Devine, BS

11:00 AM            Fetal Diagnosis
Jennifer Johnson, DO

11:15 AM             Echo:  Pre-op Diagnosis 
Lizabeth Lanford, MD

11:35 AM            CT:  Pre-op Diagnosis
Anthony Hlavacek, MD

11:55 AM            Q&A Session 
Moderator Melita Viegas, MD

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM        Lunch  

Session 2

12:30 PM            Surgical Treatment of TGA
Victor O. Morell, MD

1:00 PM            Pre and Post OP ICU Management of TGA 
Joan Sanchez de Toledo MD

1:15 PM            Role of Cardiac Catheterization in TGA
Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI

1:30 PM            Diagnostic Assessment using MRI for long-term follow up 
Adam Christopher, MD

1:45 PM            Long-term Follow-Up: Clinical Perspective
Arvind Hoskoppal, MD

2:00 PM            Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Care and Outcomes
Elizabeth Herrup, MD
Lauren Lorenzi, PhD
Susan Bowen, PhD
Ashok Panigrahy MD

2:30 PM            Q&A Session
Moderator Melita Viegas, MD

3:00 PM            Adjournment


Saturday, 9.18.21: Congenitally Corrected Transposition

9:00 AM            Brief Welcome
Professor Robert H. Anderson, MD, FRCPath

Session 1

9:05 AM            Embryology and Developmental Anatomy 
Professor Robert H. Anderson, MD, FRCPath

9:20 AM            Didactic Pathology Presentation 
Diane Spicer, BS, PA (ASCP)

9:35 AM             Video demonstration   
William Devine, BS

9:50 AM             Echo:  Pre-op Diagnosis 
Mark DeBrunner, MD

10:05 AM            CT/MRI:  Pre-op Diagnosis
Anthony Hlavacek, MD

10:20 AM             Q&A Session
 Moderator Tarek Alsaied, MD, FACC, MSc

10:50-11:00        Coffee break 

Session 2

11:00 AM            Case Selection and Surgical Treatment for CCTGA
Victor O. Morell, MD

11:30 AM            Post Op ICU care 
Justin Yeh, MD

11:50 PM            CCTGA from an EP Perspective
Gaurav Arora, MD

12:10 PM            Long-term Follow-Up: Clinical Perspective
Anita Saraf, MD

12:30 PM            Q&A Session
Moderator Tarek Alsaied, MD, FACC, MSc
                
1:00 PM            Adjournment

Live Virtual Conference

A virtual educational experience via Zoom.

FACULTY DISCLOSURE
All individuals in a position to control the content of this educational activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Grant/Research Support: Medtronic; Edwards Lifesciences
Consultant: Medtronic

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh 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.

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 8.5 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. 

Available Credit

  • 8.50 AAPA Category I CME
  • 8.50 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.
  • 8.50 Attendance
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For Additional Information Regarding the Symposium, Please Contact:
Angela Kinnunen
412-647-7976 
kinnunenae@upmc.edu