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International Symposium & Hands-On Learning

Course Overview

The 2019 Symposium and Hands-On Learning event in Baltimore, MD, once again brings together an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary faculty to present two full-days of state–of-the-art presentations and discussions. The half-day event will feature live imaging demonstrations, thus maximizing the didactic and hands-on learning experience.

This Symposium will provide clear, concise real-life tips and information about fetal cardiac defects and screening examinations. Evidence-based information will be used to explain important diagnostic and screening modalities for predicting defect risks. Presentations will discuss topics on fetal cardiac evaluation in the NIPT era; fetal cardiac evaluation in the second trimester; cardiac defects and extra cardiac anomalies, and common problems that may occur during the pregnancy. The most common postoperative complications, such as feeding problems, will be elaborated upon during the discussion on surgical outcomes of congenital heart defects (CHD).

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate improved practice strategies regarding the important concepts of congenital heart disease with interactive case presentationsDefine the advancements in imaging technology
  • Describe the latest advances in screening, diagnosing and treatment of congenital heart diseases.
  • Describe the most associated extra cardiac anomalies along with heart defects and learn how to manage pregnant women prenatally.
  • Demonstrate greater competence in the diagnosis and management of fetal cardiac abnormalities.

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2nd Biennial
International Symposium &
Hands-On Learning

April 25-27, 2019

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