The Geisinger Conference for the Young Hearts

Danville, PA US
December 2, 2023

This is a hybrid Educational Activity. 

This course will include a review of AAP guidelines of prevention of sudden cardiac arrest and or death in children and young adults as well as review of lessons learned during COVID-19 related cardiac complications in children. Learners would also benefit from review and updates in new interventional cardiology methodologies and updates in pediatric and adult congenital surgery. Information provided during this live activity will lead to improvement in application and performance during cardiac related illness cases.

 

Target Audience

This activity is designed for Physician, APs, nurse, sonographer, resident, and medical student learners.  Other learner groups such as patients, families, and community leaders would also benefit from this education. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. recommend new updates in screening, diagnosis, and management in fetal, newborn, pediatric and adult congenital cardiovascular disease
  2. recognize when to refer to pediatric cardiology for those at risk for sudden cardiac arrest/death
  3. discuss COVID-19 related cardiovascular complications
  4. assess and refer children with common symptoms and signs associated congenital and acquired heart defects
Refund Policy
A full refund will be given for any cancellations received up to one week prior to the course.  No refunds for no-shows. 
 
Course Cancellation Policy
In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.
 
Attendance
Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity on your continuing education transcript.  
 
Virtual Information
All details pertaining to the links for this activity will be sent once you are registered for the activity. 

 

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 7.00 AAPA Category I CME
    • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 7.00 ANCC
    • 7.00 Approved for AMA Credit
    • 7.00 Contact Hours
    Course opens: 
    10/01/2023
    Course expires: 
    12/23/2023
    Event starts: 
    12/02/2023 - 8:00am EST
    Event ends: 
    12/02/2023 - 4:30pm EST
    Cost:
    $0.00
    Rating: 
    0

    Schedule

    7:30 a.m.

    Registration and Continental Breakfast

    7:50 a.m.

    Welcome and Introduction

    Dr. Alfred Casale

    Dr. Frank A. Maffei

    8:00 a.m.

    Keynote Lecture: COVID and the Heart

    Dr. Jane W. Newburger, MD, MPH – Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

    Coffee break 10 mins

    9:10 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

    Addressing Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Young: It Isn’t Just for Athletes Anymore

    Dr. Christopher C Erickson, MD – University of Nebraska

    Update on Fetal Echocardiography and Cardiology

    Dr. Anita Moon-Grady, MD – University of California San Franscisco  

    Challenges and Opportunities in the Care of the Single Ventricle Survivors

    Dr. Jack Rychik, MD - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania

    10:35 am – 11:50 am

    Update on Pediatric Heart Failure

    Dr. Joseph Rossano, MD - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania

    PDA in Newborn: The Interventional Cardiologist’s Perspective
    When to Close and How?

    Dr. John Breinholt, MD – Penn State Health Children's Hospital/Penn State University

    When to Open/Stent and How?

    Dr. Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD – Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburg Medical Center

    12: 00 Box Lunch and Special Lecture: Kawasaki Disease: Past, Present and Future

    Dr. Jane W. Newburger, MD, MPH – Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

    1:00 p.m.

    Session 1: Pediatric/Congenital Cardiology for Practitioners

    Moderators: Drs. Shuping Ge and Martin Matsumura

    Sports Cardiology

    Dr. Martin Matsumura

    Dyslipidemia: When and How to Diagnose and Treat

    Dr. Fareed Ahmad

    2:00 p.m.

    Session 2: Fetal, Perinatal, and Neonatal Care for Congenital Heart Disease

    Moderators: Drs. Edward Everett, Shuping Ge and Diane Timms

    Prenatal Screening, Diagnosis, and Management of Congenital Heart Disease: From Maternal Fetal Medicine Perspective

    Dr. Fereshteh Boozarjomehri

    Prenatal Screening, Diagnosis, and Management of Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetal Cardiology Perspective

    Dr. Avnit Golten

    Challenges and Opportunities in the Management of PDA: From Neonatology Perspective

    Dr. James Cook

    Coffee break 10 mins

    3:10 pm:

    Session 3: ACHD and Beyond

    Moderators: Drs. Carlo Bartoli, Robert Mangano and George Ruiz

    ACHD Strategy at Geisinger

    Dr. Robert Mangano

    International Cardiology and ACHD

    Dr. Ram Bishnoi

    Pregnancy and Congenital Heart Disease

    Dr. George Ruiz

    4:00 pm: No cme credit being offered for this presentation.

    Session 4: Peri-Operative Care of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Cases

    Moderator: Dr. Ram Bishnoi 

    Cardiac Surgeon’s Perspective

    Dr. Carlo Bartoli

    *Topics and Speakers are subject to change.

    5:30 pm: Dinner at Pine Barn

    Henry Hood Center for Health Research
    Center Street
    Danville, PA 17822
    United States

    Location information

    This program will be held at the Henry Hood Center for Health Research which is located on the Geisinger campus in Danville, Pennsylvania  (Montour County), Exit 224 on Interstate 80. Routes 11 and 54 also intersect in Danville.

     

    Virtual information

    This conference will also be a virtual education activity using Microsoft TEAMS. When you register for this activity and select virtual participation, the Microsoft TEAMS link will be sent to you one week prior to the conference.

    Activity Director

    Shuping Ge, MD, FAHA, FACC, FASE
    Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Pediatrics, and
    Obstetrics and Gynecology, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    Chair, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology, Geisinger Heart and Vascular Institute
     

    Guest Faculty

    John Breinholt, MD
    Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
    PennState Health
     
    Christopher C Erickson, MD
    Professor, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
    University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine
     
    Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FSCAI, FACC
    Division Director, Cardiology and Professor of Pediatrics
    Peter and Ada Rossin Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    Member, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
    Co-Director, Heart Institute, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
     
    Anita Moon-Grady, MD
    Director, UCSF Fetal Cardiovascular Program
    University of California, San Francisco
     
    Jane W. Newburger, MD, MPH
    Commonwealth Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 
    Associate Chief for Academic Affairs, Department of Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital
     
    Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, FAAP, FACC
    Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Co-Director of the Cardiac Center and Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
     
    Jack Rychik, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Director of the Fetal Heart Program and the Fontan Rehabilitation, Wellness, Activity and Resilience Development (FORWARD) Program
    Robert and Dolores Harrington Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    Geisinger Faculty

    Carlo Bartoli, MD, PhD
    Physician Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
     
    Ram Bishnoi, MD
    Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Pediatrics, 
    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    Director, Inpatient Cardiology and Quality Improvement
    Department of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology
     
    Fereshteh Boozarjomehri, MD, FACOG
    Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 
    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
     
    Alfred Casale, MD
    Clinical Professor and Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    Chief Medical Officer – Surgical Services, Geisinger Chair, Geisinger Heart and Vascular Institute
     
    James Cook, MD, FAAP
    Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, 
    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    Director, Newborn Services 
     
    Stacey Cummings, MD
    Vice Chair, Outpatient Pediatric Services
    Medical Director, Central Region Pediatrics
     
    Edward Everett, DO, FAAP
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, 
    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    Director, Division of Neonatology
    Janet Weis Children’s Hospital
     
    Avnit Golten, MD
    Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Pediatrics, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    Attending, Pediatric and Fetal Cardiology and Advanced Imaging Department of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology
     
    Kara Greene, RN
    Registered Nurse Navigator
    Pediatric Cardiology Acute Care Center
     
    Richard Lambert, MD
    Director, Pediatric Critical Care Unit Professional Services
    Department of Pediatric Critical Care Unit Professional Services
     
    Karen Lurito, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Pediatrics, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    Department of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology
     
    Frank Maffei MD
    Chair, Department of Pediatrics
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    ACMO, Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger
    Professor of Pediatrics, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
     
    Robert Mangano, MD
    Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Pediatrics, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    Director, Interventional Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Department of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology

    Martin Matsumura, MD
    Chair of Cardiology, Geisinger Northeast
    Geisinger Heart and Vascular Institute
     
    George Ruiz, MD
    Chair, Department of Cardiology
    Vice Chair, Geisinger Heart and Vascular Institute
     
    Kristen Shadle, PA-C
    Physician Assistant Pediatric Cardiology
    Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
     
    Andrea Seeley, MD
    Director, Pediatric Genetics
     
    Diane Timms, MD
    Division Chief, Maternal Fetal Medicine
    Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine
     
    Anthony Urso, RDCS
    Supervisor, Pediatric and Fetal Echocardiography
    Department of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology
     

    Accreditation 

    In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine 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.

     

     

    Credit Designation 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for 7 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine 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 7 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.  PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

     

    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 7 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

     
     

    Disclosure Policy 

    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 

     

    Available Credit

    • 7.00 AAPA Category I CME
    • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 7.00 ANCC
    • 7.00 Approved for AMA Credit
    • 7.00 Contact Hours

    Price

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