Congenital Heart Disease Conference Promises to Impress
Conference to provide expert advice from world leaders on the symptoms, treatments and outcomes of Shone’s complex, a rare and complicated congenital heart abnormality.
Shone’s complex is a curious constellation of congenital defects affecting the left side of the heart. Variations can include coarctation of the aorta, mitral stenosis and valvular and subvalvular aortic stenosis.
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Symptoms, treatments and outcomes can vary widely, and the appropriate approach is not always straightforward. For this reason, Shone’s complex was chosen as the focus of the Second Annual Advances in Pediatric & Congenital Heart Care Summit, Nov. 9-11, 2017, at Cleveland Clinic.
Cleveland Clinic Children’s Pediatric Cardiology Chair Elizabeth Saarel, MD, has programmed an exciting, informative lineup of topics and speakers. Subjects cover all aspects of Shone’s over a patient’s lifespan, from diagnosis in utero through survival into adulthood, and include:
In addition, a 30-year-old patient with Shone’s will kick off the conference by talking about living with the disease and undergoing multiple surgeries. “Her story will serve to remind us that we are treating individuals, not just a complex medical problem,” says Dr. Saarel.
Physicians and surgeons from Cleveland Clinic Children’s and other leading children’s hospitals who specialize in the care and treatment of congenital heart defects will present topics and lead debates and panel discussions. The faculty will include:
Additionally, Sir Magdi Yacoub, professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Imperial College London, will serve as a keynote speaker. He will discuss his experience providing surgery for congenital defects in underserved areas of the Middle East.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the conference. Abstracts can be uploaded to ccfcme.org/pediatric-congenital17.
The Second Annual Pediatric and Congenital Heart Care Summit: Navigating Shone’s Complex is appropriate for all physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, sonographers and other allied health professionals who treat patients with congenital heart disease. The activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
For more information or to register, visit ccfcme.org/pediatric-congenital17.