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Day 1: Thursday, April 25

Day 1: Thursday


Moderators: Chris Harman, MD, Geoffrey Rosenthal, MD

7:30-8:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00-8:20 am

Should We Turn the Heart Evaluation Pyramid Upside Down?
Shifa Turan, MD, RDMS

8:20-8.50 am

Normal Heart at 11-13 Weeks: Protocol and Common Techniques for Scanning
Fred Ushakov, MD

8:50-9.10 am

Fetal Heart Evaluation in the Context of Normal First Trimester Screening Results
Fred Ushakov, MD

9:10-9:30 am

Fetal Heart Evaluation in the Context of Abnormal First Trimester Screening Results
Fred Ushakov, MD

9.30-10:15 am

Abnormal Heart at 11-13 Weeks (case presentations below)
Fred Ushakov, MD

  • AVSD
  • HPLH
  • DORV
  • TGA
  • TOF
  • CoA
  • Truncus
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Arrhythmia

10:15-10:35 am

The Utility of Noninvasive Prenatal Testing in the Evaluation of Congenital Heart Defects
Elizabeth Cutting Coale, MGC, CGC

10:30-10:45 am | Q&A and Coffee Break

10:45-11.00 am

Challenges of Early Heart Evaluation
Fred Ushakov, MD

11:00-11:15 am

Another Challenge! Obesity & Early Fetal Heart Evaluation
Shifa Turan, MD, RDM

11:15-11:35 am

First Trimester Heart Evaluation: Can We Make it Easier?
Shifa Turan, MD, RDMS

11.35 am-12.00 pm

12 and 20 Weeks: Two Stage Screening Protocol for CHD Detection
Fred Ushakov, MD

12:00-1:00 pm | Lunch


Moderators: Alicia Chaves, MD, Shifa Turan, MD, RDMS

1:00-1:30 pm

Normal Fetal Cardiac Evaluation in Second Trimester
Fred Ushakov, MD

1:30-2:00 pm

Abnormal Four Chamber View
Fred Ushakov, MD

2:00-2:30 pm

Abnormal Great Vessel & Abnormal Three Vessel Trachea View
Fred Ushakov, MD

2:30-3:15 pm

The Most Common Anomalies of the Heart - Review Topics with Case Presentations
Fred Ushakov, MD

  • Atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD)
  • Ventricular septal defects (VSD)
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)

3:15-3:30 pm | Q&A and Coffee Break

3:30-4:00 pm

What About Conotruncal Anomalies? How to Make a Differential Diagnosis?
Dario Paladini, MD

4:00-4:30 pm

Aortic Arch Branching Abnormalities
Dario Paladini, MD

4:30-5:15 pm

Fetal Arrhythmia
Sudhir Vashist, MD

  • Tachycardia – Types of SVT and How to Make a Differential Diagnosis?
  • Bradycardia

5:15-5:30 pm

Case Presentations for Fetal Arrhythmia
Alicia Chaves, MD

5:30-5:40 pm

Questions and Answers

6:00-8:00 pm | Welcome Reception at UMB, SMC Campus Center

Day 2: Friday, April 26

Day 2: Friday


Moderators: Ozhan Turan, MD, PhD, Nick Pietris, MD

7:30-8:00 a.m.


8:00-8:30 a.m.

Scanning the Heart in Extra-Cardiac Fetal Anomalies
Fred Ushakov, MD

  • Vein of Galen
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Echogenic lung lesions
  • Major abdominal wall defects
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • End stage fetal renal disease

8:45-9:15 am

Trans-Vaginal Neurosonography Must be Part of Level II Examination in Fetuses with CHD
Dario Paladini, MD

9:15-9:30 am

New Developments in Genetic Testing for Fetuses with CHD & Brain Anomaly
Patrick Semensky, MGC, CGC

9:30-10:00 am

Experts' Opinions and Prenatal Counseling for Neurodevelopment Delay in Isolated CHD: Mind the Gap
Dario Paladini, MD

10:00-10:15 | Q&A and Coffee Break

10:15-10:55 am

Cardiac Defects in Multiple Pregnancies: Case Presentation & Challenges in Management
Ozhan Turan, MD, PhD

10:55-11:35 am

Cardiac Defects in Diabetic Mothers: Case Presentations & Challenges in Management
Shifa Turan, MD, RDMS & Sarah Crimmins, DO

11:35-12:15 am

Cardiac Defects in Autoimmune Maternal Diseases: Case Presentations  & Challenges in Management
Nick Pietris, MD & Katherine Goetzinger, MD, MSCI

12:15-12:25 pm

Questions & Answers

12:25-1:30 pm | Lunch


Moderators: Sarah Crimmins, DO, Deneen Heath, MD

1:30-2:00 pm

Adult Congenital Heart Diseases: The Role of 3D Printing in Diagnosis & Importance of Identifying Mothers
Stacy Fisher, MD

2:00-2:30 pm

Delivery Management of Severe Congenital Heart Defects
Ozhan Turan, MD, PhD

2:30-3:00 pm

Surgical Outcomes in Common Congenital Heart Defects - Maryland Experience
Sunjay Kaushal, MD, PhD

3:00-3:45 pm

The Feeding Problems in Neonates after the Cardiac Surgery - How to Guide the Parents?
Alicia Chaves, MD

3:45-4:00 pm | Q&A and Coffee Break

4:00-4:15 pm

Having a Child with a Major Congenital Heart Defect - Parent View

4:15-4:30 pm

Importance of Multidisciplinary Management in Fetal Heart Program
Kim Greve, BSN, RNC

4:30-4:45 pm

Questions & Answers

Day 3: Saturday, April 27

Day 3: Saturday

Hands-on Learning Session at Center for Advanced Fetal Care
Shifa Turan, MD, RDMS

8:00-8:30 am

Breakfast at UM Center for Advanced Fetal Care

8:30 am-12:00 pm

Hands-on Learning Session at Center for Advanced Fetal Care
Shifa Turan, MD, RDMS

Small groups focusing on scanning the fetal heart under the supervision of experienced faculty. Participants will become familiar with the following:

  • Identifying Situs
  • Obtain the 4-chamber View
  • Demonstrate Pulmonary Venous Flow
  • Obtain the Right and Left Ventricular Arterial Outflow Tracts Views
  • Obtain the 3-vessel View
  • Obtain the Arch Views
  • Application of 4D STIC Fetal Echocardiography
  • Learn to assess CHD