Conferences

Scheduled conferences provided around the year include:

  • Monday PM: Preoperative Patient Care Conference
  • Tuesday AM: Electrophysiology Conference (1st, 3rd, 5th Tuesday of the month)
  • Tuesday PM: Didactic Lecture (78-week rotating curriculum based on ACC/AHA/ABP guidelines)
  • Wednesday AM: Echocardiography Case Conference
  • Thursday AM: Rotating between Board Review and Catheterization Case Conference
  • Thursday PM: Rotating conferences – Medical Patient Care Conference, Mortality and Morbidity Conference, Research Conference, Echocardiography Quality Assurance Conference, Journal Club

Other educational opportunities:

  • Adult Congenital Conference
  • Fetal Board
  • Patient Safety Rounds
  • Medical Simulation Curriculum
  • Procedural Sedation Simulation Course
  • Biostatistics Curriculum
  • Clinician as Educator Certificate Program

Educational meetings

Fellows have the opportunity to attend an educational meeting once in year two or three. Additional meetings may be attended if the fellow presents an abstract at the meeting or other special circumstances exist. Meetings attended by fellows over the last five years included:

  • American Heart Association Scientific Sessions
  • American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
  • Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition
  • National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative
  • Pediatric Heart Network Career Day
  • How to be a Cardiovascular Investigator by ACC
  • American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions
  • The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Fetal Cardiac Symposium
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • Southeastern Pediatric Cardiac Society

Dr. Trey Schwartzenburg presented his abstract on ‘The Utility Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography In Pediatric Patients Receiving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A 17-Year-Single-Center Experience’ at the 27th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease (Cardiology 2024) Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, February 2024

Dr. Hiral Shah presented her abstract on ‘"Strain"- Ger Things: Trying To Single (Ventricle) Out The Risk Factors ’ at the 27th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease (Cardiology 2024) Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, February 2024

Dr. Jessica Hook presented her abstract on ‘Factors and Outcomes Associated with Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Infants Undergoing Truncus Arteriosus Repair’ at the 8th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in Washington DC (Aug 2023)


Dr. Angela Monafo presented her abstract on the ‘Impact of Pulmonary Artery Capacitance Index on Early Outcomes Following Heart Transplantation in A Single-Center Pediatric Population’ at the 8th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in Washington DC (Aug 2023)

Dr. Deani McVadon, 3rd year fellow, is an invited program faculty to the American Society of Echocardiography Annual Sessions in Seattle, WA in June 2022. Dr. Carolyn Taylor, Director of the Pediatric Echocardiography Lab, attended as well and supported Dr. McVadon as her mentor.

 

Dr. Jessica Hook - 2nd yr fellow (second from right) and Dr. Angela Monafo - Chief Fellow (far right) attend the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Annual Meeting in Miami, FL in December 2022 with coworkers Josh Aker - RN, Susan Clinton - RN Manager and Molly Short - RN (left to right).

Drs. Boucek and Al-mousily attending ACC conference

Drs. Katya Boucek and Mohammad Al-mousily attend the ‘How to Become a Cardiovascular Investigator’ course at the ACC (Heart House) in Washington DC (November 2019)

Dr. Graff Poster Presentation

Dr. Kirsten Graff presented her poster on ‘Echocardiographic Predictors of Hospital Outcomes in Preterm Neonates: A Preliminary Report’ at the  22nd Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology 2019 (CHOP) in Huntington Beach, CA (February 2019)

Dr. Murray Poster Presentation

Dr. Laura Murray presented her poster on ‘Postoperative Calcium Chloride Infusions in Neonates Undergoing Cardiac Surgery’ at the  22nd Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology 2019 (CHOP) in Huntington Beach, CA (February 2019)

Cardiology Fellows attending ACC conference

Drs. Stephanie Gaydos and Joshua Kurtz attend the ‘How to Become a Cardiovascular Investigator’ course at the ACC (Heart House) in Washington DC (November 2017)