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Beyond Pretty Pictures

Clinical Application of 3D Echo in Pediatric Heart Disease

April 28-29, 2017

 University of Alberta - Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

Edmonton, Canada

 This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. Participants can claim up to a maximum of 15.25 study credits

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Presenters for Beyond Pretty Pictures 2017 will include

Dr. Girish Shirali (Kansas City),  

Dr. Pei-Ni Jone (Denver)

Dr. Dongngan Truong (Salt Lake City)

Dr. Anitha Parthiban (Kansas City)

Dr. Nee Scze Khoo (Edmonton)

Dr. Tim Colen (Edmonton)

Dr.Lisa Hornberger (Edmonton)

Dr. Jeffrey Smallhorn (Edmonton)

Dr. Mohammed Al-Aklabi (Edmonton)



 Beyond Pretty Pictures Schedule

Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

Floor 0 -  Shaw Interactive Theatre 


Friday, April 28, 2017

700-800         Registration and Breakfast

800-810         Welcome and Intro                                                        Dr. Lisa Hornberger

Session I:     Update on 3D Echo Position Statement and 3D Echo for Function

0810-0900    Update on Position Statement                                         Dr. Girish Shirali

0900-0920     3D Echo in Left Ventricular Function, Volume                  Dr. Anitha Parthiban               

0920-0940    3D Echo in Right Ventricular Function, Volume                 Dr. Pei-Ni Jone

0940-0955     Q&A                                                                                                      

0955-1010    Coffee break

Session 2:    Assessment of AV valves

1010-1040      Mitral Valve                                                                  Dr. Jeffrey Smallhorn

1040-1110      Tricuspid Valve                                                             Dr. Timothy Colen

1110-1140      3DE in Catheter Intervention                                           Dr. Pei-Ni Jone

1140-1200      Q&A

1200-1300      Lunch

1300-1500      Hands-on workshop:                                            Image Acquisition & Offline Analysis I

1500-1515      Coffee break/switch groups

1515-1715     Hands-on workshop:                                            Image Acquisition & Offline Analysis II


1715-1900       Evening Reception – University of Alberta Faculty Club


Saturday, April 29, 2017

0730-0800      Breakfast

0800-0810      Workshop updates                                                        Dr. Lisa Hornberger

Session 3:     3D Assessment of Simple and Complex Cardiac Outflows

0810-0840      Aortic valves, LVOTO, and VSDs                                 Dr. Dongngan Truong

0840-0910      AVSD                                                                        Dr. Tim Colen

0910-0935      Early valve failure: Role of 3D in a Return to the OR        Dr. Nee Khoo

0935-0955      Surgical Perspective                                                    Dr. Mohammed Al Aklabi

0955-1010      Q&A                                    

1010-1025      Coffee break

Session 4:     Complex Cardiac Outflows, Future Directions

1025-1135      DORV                                                                         Drs. Smallhorn and Al Aklabi

1135-1150      Future of 3D                                                                 Dr. Girish Shirali

1150-1200      Q&A

1200-1300      Lunch

1300-1500      Hands-on workshop:                                           Image Acquisition & Offline Analysis III

1500-1515      Coffee break, switch groups

1515-1715      Hands-on workshop:                                          Image Acquisition & Offline Analysis IV








7.30 – 8.00: Registration and breakfast 

8.00-8.10: Welcome and introduction                                                                    Dr. Lisa Hornberger

Session I: Introduction and the Basics 

8:10-830: Scanning the fetal heart, why bother?                                                 Dr. Luke Eckersley 

8.30-9.15 How to screen the fetal heart: The basics                                            Dr. Angela McBrien 

Session II: Anatomic Pathology and Arrhythmias 

9.15-10:00: Abnormalities of the four chamber view                                            Dr. Lisa Hornberger 

(septal defects, single ventricle, hypoplastic left and right hearts)   

10.00-10.15: Coffee break 

10.15-11.00: Abnormalities of the outflow tracts                                                      Dr. Angela McBrien 

conotruncal pathology, outflow obstruction 

11.00-11.30 The three vessel view                                                                                 Dr. Lisa Hornberger 

including abnormalities of the aortic arch, duct and vascular rings 

11.30-12.15 Assessment of fetal heart function and rhythm                                 Dr. Luke Eckersley 

12.15-1.15: Lunch 

Session III: Hands on Sessions 

1.15-2.45: Hands on small group fetal echo                                                              Conference Faculty 

Session IV: Secondary Cardiac Pathology, and Interactive Problem Solving 

2.45-3.15: Extracardiac pathology in fetal heart disease                                      Dr. Sue Chandra 

3.15-3.45: Bits and bobs - secondary causes of heart problems                        Dr. Angela McBrien 

3.45-4.45: Guess my problem!                                                                                      Cardiology Fellows 


4.45-5.00: Wrap up                                                                              Dr. Angela McBrien