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15th Annual Master Class in Cardiac Morphology: Univentricular Heart

October 21, 2023

Virtual via Zoom

Interactive didactic sessions from Rangos Auditorium, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh


This comprehensive course will focus on the cardiac morphology and embryology of the univentricular heart. It aims to increase comprehension of advanced imaging necessary to correctly diagnose and clinically manage this condition, including echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiac computed tomography. Through didactic presentations and demonstrations, attendees will gain knowledge of transcatheter and surgical intervention strategies for the univentricular heart and the applicable risks and benefits of treatment options.

This course will explore:

  • Univentricular heart morphology, including the embryology and developmental anatomy.
  • Univentricular heart diagnosis and imaging, including fetal diagnosis and echocardiography.
  • Univentricular heart care and treatment, including pre and postoperative care, surgical management, and the role of cardiac catheterization and transcatheter intervention.

Who Should Attend

This master class is designed for Pediatric and Adult Cardiologists, Pediatric and Adult Cardiac Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Sonographers, Pathologists, Pathology Assistants, Cardiac Morphologists, Perfusionists, and other professionals interested in congenital heart disease.

Course Directors:

Professor Robert H. Anderson, MD, FRCPath
Visiting Professor, Institute of Genetic Medicine
Newcastle University
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom


Victor O. Morell, MD

Eugene S. Wiener Endowed Professor of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Director, Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh


Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD

Peter and Ada Rossin Endowed Professor of Pediatric Cardiology
Chief, Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics
Co-Director, Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh



This activity is approved for the following credit:  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ANCC, and, AAPA Category 1 CME. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 


For more information and to register, click here.