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The Fourth Annual Da Silva Center for Ebstein's Anomaly Symposium

February 10, 2024

Hosted by

The Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Who Should Attend

This symposium is designed for pediatric cardiologists, pediatric and adult cardiac surgeons, thoracic surgeons, APPs, and other health care professionals who have an interest in pediatric and adult congenital heart disease. 

The Da Silva Center for Ebstein’s Anomaly Symposium

For the fourth consecutive year, the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s is hosting the Da Silva Center for Ebstein’s Anomaly Symposium.

Throughout this educational event, our team of experts will present comprehensive lectures on Ebstein’s anomaly, the utilization of advanced diagnostic imaging, the review of surgical technique, a new approach to staged procedural care, and post-surgical management. Attendees are provided with:

  • Education about Ebstein’s malformation - a congenital disease of the tricuspid valve, right ventricle, and right atrium - regarding anatomy, complementary diagnostic tests, as well as contemporary indications for surgical treatment.
  • A demonstration of surgical steps of the Cone procedure, especially the repair of complex cases led by expert Jose Pedro da Silva, MD, pioneer of the Cone procedure.
  • Education about neonatal management in very sick newborns with contemporary resources and procedures available.
  • A breakout session dedicated to patients and families with Ebstein’s anomaly. This session will discuss support resources available to patients and their families, how to prepare for inpatient hospital stays, and navigating life with Ebstein’s anomaly.


Register here.

About Ebstein’s Anomaly

Ebstein’s anomaly is a rare, congenital heart defect caused by an abnormality in the tricuspid valve and right ventricle. The tricuspid valve is displaced into the right ventricle and presents variable degrees of insufficiency, often causing the valve to leak blood into the right atrium from the wrong direction.

In 1993, José Pedro da Silva, MD, created the Cone technique as an alternative to tricuspid valve replacement. This procedure uses the patient’s own tissue to reconstruct the tricuspid valve into a cone shape that will grow with the patient, reducing the need for additional surgical intervention. Since then, the Cone technique has become the worldwide standard of surgical treatment for patients with Ebstein’s anomaly. 

About the Da Silva Center for Ebstein’s Anomaly

Founded in 2016, the Da Silva Center for Ebstein’s Anomaly has become a world-renowned facility for treatment. Led by surgical director, Dr. da Silva, alongside Luciana da Fonseca da Silva, MD, the multidisciplinary team of specialists cares for patients of all ages with Ebstein’s anomaly. 

Dr. da Silva and Dr. da Fonseca da Silva have performed more than 360 Cone procedures to repair a range of anatomical presentations of this congenital heart defect.


Contact Us

To contact the Da Silva Center for Ebstein’s Anomaly or to refer a patient, email or fill out our online form.