Second Annual UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Da Silva Center For Ebstein's Anomaly Symposium

Pittsburgh, PA US
February 12, 2022

We are excited to host the second annual Ebstein’s Anomaly Symposium at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The purpose of this symposium is to provide information about Ebstein’s anomaly, the utilization of advanced diagnostic imaging, review of surgical technique, a new approach to staged procedural care, and post-surgical management. The format of this course will include a series of lectures in each section. At the end of every section, we have allowed time for open discussion with the audience.

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive break-out session hosted by Erin Colvin to discuss the care provided at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Beginning at 11 a.m., this 45 minute session will answer questions and provide insight for families, patients, and providers about the experience and treatment options that we are proud to offer patients diagnosed with Ebstein’s anomaly.

We are grateful to many individuals for bringing this course to fruition, starting with all of the faculty who are presenting during the course. We would also like to thank Erin Colvin, for her dedication to this patient population, as well as her coordination of the patient videos for this presentation. Angela Kinnunen and Lynda Cocco have been a tremendous help organizing this event, and we are thankful for their expertise. We are very grateful to the Heart Institute of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for generously supporting this important educational event.

Thank you for your participation, and we look forward to seeing you at our next annual symposium.

Target Audience

This course is designed for pediatric and adult cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, APPs, and other medical professionals interested in congenital heart disease.

Learning Objectives

• Education about Ebstein’s malformation, a congenital disease of the tricuspid valve, right ventricle, and right atrium, regarding embryology, anatomy, and complementary diagnostic tests, as well as contemporary indications for surgical treatment.
• Demonstration of surgical steps of the Cone procedure, especially the repair of complex cases.
• Education about neonatal management in very sick newborns with contemporary resources and procedures available.

This activity can improve knowledge about this congenital heart disease, in addition to its clinical and surgical management. The main points in clinical evaluation and surgical repair will be addressed.

About Ebstein’s Anomaly
Ebstein’s malformation is a rare congenital heart disease, and few institutions have significant experience regarding the number of patients. The clinical presentation of Ebstein’s anomaly is variable, as well as the timing for surgical intervention. Many patients still have the surgical repair of Ebstein’s anomaly postponed due to the fear of having a tricuspid valve replaced by a prosthesis instead of repaired, which would imply the need for many reinterventions in life. Introduced in 1993 by José Pedro Da Silva, MD, the Cone procedure became the standard surgical repair for this disease, being applicable for almost all situations, however, only a few surgeons are familiar with this operation, considering the variability of anatomical presentation of this
congenital heart disease. The improved approach done by the UPMC team to treat newborns with Ebstein’s anomaly with new surgical concepts, and the capability to do valve repair in complex situations, need to be divulged. All professionals involved in the treatment of this heart condition need to understand the key points in the complementary tests and in the perioperative care that are crucial for treatment success and better long-term outcomes.

Ebstein’s anomaly is a rare congenital heart defect. The Cone procedure is very specific to this patient population and is offered in only a few centers around the world. There have been advances in technique for management of this heart defect, and it is important for all pediatric cardiologists to understand the options that exist to best care for their patients and increase their chance of survival with the best possible outcomes. The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh specializes in this specific area of expertise and would like to share this knowledge with as many physicians as possible.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 4.00 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.
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/12/2021
Course expires: 
06/30/2022
Event starts: 
02/12/2022 - 7:00am EST
Event ends: 
02/12/2022 - 1:00pm EST
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Rangos Auditorium
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
United States

COURSE DIRECTORS
Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Peter and Ada Rossin Endowed Chair in
Pediatric Cardiology
Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Co-Director, Heart Institute
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Victor O. Morell, MD
Eugene S. Wiener Endowed Professor
and Chair
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgeon-In-Chief, UPMC Children’s
Hospital of Pittsburgh
Vice Chair & Director of Cardiovascular
Services, Dept. of CT Surgery
Executive Director, UPMC Heart &
Vascular Institute
Co-Director, CHP Heart Institute
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

COURSE COORDINATOR
Katie Scollon, MPAS, PA-C
Director of Pediatric Heart and
Vascular Services
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

FACULTY
Tarek Alsaied, MD, FACC, MSc
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Advanced Cardiac Imager
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Robert H. Anderson, MD, FRCPath
Visiting Professor
Institute of Genetic Medicine
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Adam Christopher, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director of Cardiology MRI and CT Programs
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Erin Colvin, CRNP
Supervisor, APP UPMC Heart and
Vascular Institute
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Luciana Da Fonseca Da Silva, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

José Pedro Da Silva, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Center for Valve Therapy
Founding Director, Da Silva Center for
Ebstein’s Anomaly
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

William Devine, BS
Retired Curator of the Frank E. Sherman and
Cora C. Lenox Heart Museum
Department of Pathology
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Lindsay Freud, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director of Fetal Cardiology
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Arvind Hoskoppal, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and
Internal Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Program
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jennifer Johnson, DO
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Perinatal Cardiology
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Angela E. Kinnunen, MPA
Project Manager, UPMC Heart and
Vascular Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Peter and Ada Rossin Endowed Chair in
Pediatric Cardiology
Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Co-Director, Heart Institute
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Lizabeth Lanford, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Echocardiography Laboratory
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Victor O. Morell, MD
Eugene S. Wiener Endowed Professor
and Chair
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgeon-In-Chief, UPMC Children’s Hospital of
Pittsburgh
Vice Chair & Director of Cardiovascular
Services, Dept. of CT Surgery
Executive Director, UPMC Heart &
Vascular Institute
Co-Director, CHP Heart Institute
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Katie Scollon, MPAS, PA-C
Director of Pediatric Heart and
Vascular Services
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Norman H. Silverman, MD, DSc
(Med), FACC, FAHA, FASE
Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics
UCSF/Benioff Children’s Hospital
Oakland, California

Melita Viegas, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Pediatric Mechanical
Cardiopulmonary Support
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Faculty Disclosure
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education 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 education 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 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.0 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 4.0 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. 

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 4.00 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.
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.00 Attendance
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For more information, contact Angela Kinnunen at kinnunenae@upmc.edu or 412-647-7976.