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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.

Event Brochure

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Symposium Brochure

the fetal heart
2nd Biennial
International Symposium &
Hands-On Learning

April 25-27, 2019

University of Maryland, Baltimore
SMC Campus Center
621 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Medicine


Registration Fees


Parking Information

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

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Course Director

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