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International Symposium & Hands-On Learning

Course Overview

The utilization of new and advanced diagnostic technology is setting the standard for best practice screening methods to detect and diagnose congenital heart defects. The Fetal Heart International Symposium and Hands-On-Learning will provide a unique opportunity to educate practitioners in the newly advanced imaging modalities and screening methods. This CME activity will allow the target audience to engage in intellectual analysis and problem solving expertise to help identify best practice protocols during the fetal screening or diagnostic examination.

This symposium will address various concepts with a focus on congenital heart disease malformations that are encountered in the fetus.  The emphasis will be on diagnostic imaging techniques and will include practical tips for successful diagnosis that the provider can also use to help bridge the competency gap. Sessions will include morphology lectures for each cardiac defect type.

This didactic and facilitative experience will offer a unique opportunity to enhance the knowledge base of the audience through real time imaging. The audience will gain a thorough comprehension of abnormal cardiac lesions and the correlation to structural defects. Multiple lesion case presentations, direct from our imaging library, will be demonstrated to the audience, offering another unique learning opportunity.

Two-dimensional fetal echocardiography has been in our practice for decades. There are new advances in this field which we think are important to highlight and as a consequence will increase the knowledge and competence in this field.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate improved practice strategies regarding the important concepts of congenital heart disease.
  • Define the advancements in imaging technology.
  • Demonstrate greater competence in the diagnosis and management of fetal cardiac abnormalities.
  • Describe the latest advances in screening, diagnosing and treatment of congenital heart diseases.

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International Symposium &
Hands-On Learning

April 20-22, 2017

University of Maryland, Baltimore SMC Campus Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Medicine

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


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Course Director

Shifa Turan MD
Director, Fetal Heart Program
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of Maryland School of Medicine