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September 09, 2017

Edmonton, Alberta



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Residencies and Fellowships


 Pediatric Cardiology Residency Program 

During the three year Pediatric Cardiology Residency Program, the trainee will learn to evaluate children of all ages with both congenital and acquired heart disease.

The trainee will gain experience in general pediatric cardiology, as well as the various subspecialty areas including:

  • echocardiography
  • cardiac catheterization
  • electrophysiology
  • cardiac intensive care
  • heart failure transplantation
  • cardiac morphology

Echocardiography Clinical Research Fellowship

This position is aimed at providing the candidate with training in all areas of pediatric echocardiography such that they can function independently as a pediatric echocardiogapher in their future position of employment. The position provides a combination of clinical echocardiographic training, academic activities and teaching.


Fetal and Neonatal Cardiology Research Fellowship

Training in fetal & neonatal cardiology/echocardiography at the University of Alberta will allow the trainee to function independently as a fetal cardiologist and pediatric echocardiographer in their future position of employment. The program provides a combination of clinical fetal and pediatric echocardiographic training, teaching and academic/research activities. Opportunities are also available for individuals with a background in neonatology to train in neonatal echocardiography within the Fetal Cardiology/Echocardiography Fellowship Program.


Language Requirements

English Language Proficiency: As a requirement for licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA), applicants must have taken one of the following English tests in Canada in the last 24 months: IELTS (and achieved minimum scores of 7.0 in each component), or TOEFL IBT (and achieved minimum scores of 24 in each component)





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