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First Annual UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Da Silva Center for Ebstein’s Anomaly Symposium

February 20, 2021


This CME accredited virtual symposium will provide an overview of the embryology and diagnosis of Ebstein’s anomaly, techniques for surgical treatment (including Cone repair), as well as fetal and neonatal protocol. Symposium content will be presented by a team of experts, including Jose Pedro da Silva, MD, creator of the Cone technique for Ebstein’s anomaly repair. This technique, which was first utilized in 1993, has since become the gold standard of surgical treatment for Ebstein’s anomaly. 

Who Should Attend 

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

Symposium Co-Directors

Victor Morell, MD, and Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Course Content 

WELCOME—9 a.m.
Victor Morell, MD, and Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Moderators: Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI, and Luciana Da Fonseca Da Silva, MD

  • Embryology / Anatomy: Professor Robert H. Anderson, MD, FRCPath
  • Video Demonstration of Heart Specimens: William Devine, BS
  • Echocardiography: What Do We Need to Know? Lizabeth Lanford, MD 
  • Interesting Diagnostic Images: Adam Christopher, MD

The Avery Bush Family—Moderator: Erin Colvin, CRNP

SURGICAL TREATMENT—10:15 to 11:15 a.m. 
Moderators: Victor Morell, MD, and Lee Beerman, MD

  • The Basics of Cone Repair: Jose Pedro da Silva, MD
  • Arrhythmias: Diagnosis and Management: Gaurav Arora, MD
  • The Cone Repair: Special Situations: Jose Pedro da Silva, MD

The Kasyn Smith Family—Moderator: Erin Colvin, CRNP 

BREAK—11:15 to 11:30 a.m.

FETAL AND NEONATAL EBSTEIN’S11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Moderators: Melita Viegas, MD, and Justin Yeh, MD 

  • Fetal Diagnosis, Gestational Management, and Childbirth Planning: Jennifer Johnson, DO  
  • Neonatal Ebstein’s Care in CICU: Justin Yeh, MD      
  • Surgical Treatment in Neonatal Ebstein’s: What’s New? Luciana Da Fonseca Da Silva, MD

The Joslyn and Megan Trodglen Family—Moderator: Erin Colvin, CRNP

 RESULTS & FINAL REMARKS12:45 to 1:00 p.m.

  • Outcomes of Da Silva Cone Procedure: Ruediger Lange, MD 
  • Discussion & Final Remarks: Jose Pedro da Silva, MD, and Victor Morell, MD

Continuing Medical Education

This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, and AAPA Category 1 CME.


Click the “register” button on the right side of this page to sign up for the symposium.