14th Annual Master Class in Cardiac Morphology

December 10, 2022

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Virtual via Zoom

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

Overview & Objectives

This comprehensive course will focus on the cardiac morphology and embryology of Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). 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 Tetralogy of Fallot and the applicable risks and benefits of treatment options. This course will explore pulmonary valve replacement as a treatment for TOF, review surgical right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction, including the various conduit options available to congenital cardiac surgeons, increase awareness of observed clinical outcomes for TOF patients across global Centers of Excellence, increase awareness of negative ramifications of lax post-intervention surveillance for TOF patient populations, and introduce concepts of stem cell myocardial regeneration for TOF.

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

Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Co-Director, Heart Institute

Victor O. Morell, MD
Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Director, Heart Institute

 

More Information

To learn more about this course, please contact Angela Kinnunen at kinnunenae@upmc.edu.