ACH-1919-10827 - 6th Scientific Meeting of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery - ACH-1919-10827

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Date & Location
Sunday, July 22, 2018 8:00 AM - Thursday, July 26, 2018 5:00 PM   Disney Yacht and Beach Club Hotel and Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Target Audience
Academic/Research, Anesthesiology, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Pediatrics

Overview

Conference Website: www.wspchs2018.com

The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS) is the largest professional organization in the world dedicated to pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery. On July 22-26, 2018, the 6th Scientific Meeting of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS 2018) will join the 18th International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club in Orlando, Florida.

This event will bring together 1000 cardiac professionals from the world over for lectures by preeminent speakers, late-breaking research updates, clinical abstracts, and networking opportunities with global cardiovascular experts in public health. The scientific program will include tracks for Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology/Fetal, Anesthesia, Critical Care, Nursing, Perfusion, Administration and Post-Graduate Training.

Sunday is the opening day for CHD18, with a focus on Transposition of the Great Arteries and The Arterial Switch Operation: Lessons Learned after 40 years. CHD18 will merge with the WSPCHS scientific meeting on Monday through Wednesday. Each morning will feature engaging plenary sessions with individualized specialty tracks in the afternoon.

The optional surgical skills lab on Thursday, July 26, with 3D-printed hearts will provide a unique opportunity to improve your surgical skills on a variety of anomalies. Participants will be able to take their 3D-printed hearts back to their home institution for future reference.

The vision of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery is that every child born anywhere in the world with a congenital heart defect should have access to appropriate medical and surgical care. The society's mission is to promote the highest quality comprehensive cardiac care to all patients with congenital heart disease, from the fetus to the adult, regardless of the patient’s economic means, with an emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and community service.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac sonographers, cardiac intensivists, cardiac anesthesiologists, perfusionists, PAs, ARNPs, RNs, and cardiac program administrators.




Objectives

After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to –
  1. Evaluate the treatment options for patients with hypoplastic (small) ventricles and patients with functionally univentricular hearts.
  2. Prepare an appropriate plan of care for patients with patients with hypoplastic (small) ventricles and patients with functionally univentricular hearts.
  3. Describe the echocardiographic features of patients with hypoplastic (small) ventricles and patients with functionally univentricular hearts.
  4. Formulate an educational plan to enhance the skills and knowledge of the multi-disciplinary team in caring for patients with hypoplastic (small) ventricles and patients with functionally univentricular hearts.
  5. Correctly identify cardiac anatomy and the cardiac morphology of patients with hypoplastic (small) ventricles and patients with functionally univentricular hearts through examination of morphological specimens of human hearts with these lesions.
  6. Define ethical issues related to congenital cardiac disease, especially in the domain of patients with hypoplastic (small) ventricles and patients with functionally univentricular hearts.
  7. Discuss the challenges of caring for adults with congenital cardiac disease, especially in the domain of patients with hypoplastic (small) ventricles and patients with functionally univentricular hearts.
  8. Describe the clinical assessment, ICU management, and implications for education of the patient and family for patients with hypoplastic (small) ventricles and patients with functionally univentricular hearts.
  9. Apply strategies to standardize practice and care across institutions.
  10. Describe strategies for collaborative multi-institutional research within a heart institute model.

Registration

Complete conference details and registration is available at:

www.WSPCHS2018.com



Accreditation

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.