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WeCan Fetal Heart Screen

Stollery Children's Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital Site

Robbins Learning Centre at the Robbins Pavillion

September 09, 2017

7:30 - 5:00 pm


 Register online HERE

This one-day fetal cardiac screening symposium is geared for obstetricians, radiologists, and OB sonographers. It will include a half day of lectures on fetal cardiac anomalies, and a half day of hands on practice. 

This program has been approved for a maximum 7.25 hours of Section 1 Credits on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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Dr. Lisa Hornberger

Dr. Angela McBrien

Dr. Luke Eckersley

Dr. Sue Chandra


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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