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Overview / How to Register

The Fetal Heart Society will host its Inaugural Scientific Session on November 4, 2021, during the Phoenix Fetal Cardiology Symposium Pre-Conference, bringing together national experts from multiple subspecialties covering topics of research, counseling, and challenging case review. Come learn about projects we are undertaking and our vision for the future.

Intended audience includes physicians, sonographers, nurses, and trainees in fields of cardiology, obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, genetics, and radiology.

We look forward to you joining us in November!


Non-Members – $150

FHS Members – $100* 

*Must use promo code on registration page for $50 discount. Promo code & instructions can be found by logging into your FHS Membership account and clicking on “Promo Code for FHS Scientific Session” on the right side of the screen (you may have to scroll down).

Meet the Speakers

Schedule - 11/4/21 - FHS Inaugural Scientific Session

Time (US Mountain Time)
Topic / Speaker(s)

7:15 - 7:30 a.m. MST

Welcome (Mary Donofrio, MD / Chris Lindblade, MD / Nelangi Pinto, MD)

7:30 - 7:50 a.m. MST

The "How To's" of Research (Part 1): Fundamentals of Research (Lisa Hornberger, MD) | Moderator: Bettina Cuneo

7:50 - 8:10 a.m. MST

The "How To's" of Research (Part 2): Creating a Study: From Concept to Design (Shaine Morris, MD) | Moderator: Bettina Cuneo

8:10 - 8:30 a.m. MST

The "How To's" of Research (Part 3): Review of Statistical Analysis (Shabnam Peyvandi, MD) | Moderator: Bettina Cuneo

8:30 - 8:50 a.m. MST

The "How To's" of Research (Part 4): Practical Tips on How to Navigate a FHS Study (Anita Moon-Grady, MD) | Moderator: Bettina Cuneo

8:50 - 9:10 a.m. MST

The "How To's" of Research (Part 5): Building a Strong Team (Jack Rychik, MD) | Moderator: Bettina Cuneo

9:10 - 9:30 a.m. MST

The "How To's" of Research (Part 6): Panel Discussion (Bettina Cuneo, MD / Lisa Hornberger, MD/ Shaine Morris, MD / Shabnam Peyvandi, MD / Anita Moon-Grady, MD / Jack Rychik, MD)

9:30 - 9:40 a.m. MST

** BREAK **

9:40 - 10:00 a.m. MST

FHS Studies in 2021 (Part 1): Mitral Regurgitation Outcomes (Betul Yilmaz) | Moderator: Shaine Morris, MD

10:00 - 10:10 a.m. MST

Question & Answer

10:10 - 10:30 a.m. MST

FHS Studies in 2021 (Part 2a): D-TGA Physiology and the Atrial Septum (Joyce Johnson) | Moderator: Shaine Morris, MD

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. MST

FHS Studies in 2021 (Part 2b): D-TGA Utility of Maternal Hyperoxygenation (David Schidlow) | Moderator: Shaine Morris, MD

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. MST

FHS Studies in 2021 (Part 2c): D-TGA Application of Strain Imaging (Jackie Shuplock) | Moderator: Shaine Morris, MD

11:00 - 11:15 a.m. MST

Question & Answer

11:15 - 11:40 a.m. MST

FHS Studies in 2021 (Part 3): Socioeconomic Barriers to Fetal Care (Anita Krishnan) | Moderator: Shaine Morris, MD

11:40 - 12:00 p.m. MST
Question & Answer
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. MST
** LUNCH **

1:00 - 1:10 p.m. MST

Reflections and Future Vision of the Fetal Heart Society (Anita Moon-Grady, MD, Vice President of FHS)

1:10 - 2:00 p.m. MST

FHS Lectureship: Using Collaboration to Advance Science, Research and Innovation in our Field (Mary Donofrio, MD, President of FHS)

2:00 - 2:25 p.m. MST

Speaking to Our Patients (Part 1): What are the Needs of the Stressed Family with a New Medical Diagnosis? (Randall Ricardi, MD) | Moderator: Nelangi Pinto, MD

2:25 - 2:50 p.m. MST

Speaking to Our Patients (Part 2): Ethical Principles Related to Fetal Counseling (John Lantos) | Moderator: Nelangi Pinto, MD

2:50 - 3:45 p.m. MST

Speaking to Our Patients (Part 3): Challenging Cases for Prenatal Counseling (Panelists: Angira Patel, MD / Roxanne Kirsch, MD / John Lantos, MD / Randall Ricardi, MD) | Moderator: Nelangi Pinto, MD

3:45 - 4:00 p.m. MST
** BREAK **
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. MST

Rapid Fire Cases (Panelists: Wayne Tworetzky, MD / Mary Donofrio, MD / Anita Moon-Grady, MD / Shubhika Srivastava, MD / Bhawna Arya, MD / Alfred Abuhamad, MD) | Moderators: Mishella Perez, RDMS, RDCS & Theresa Tacy, MD 

FHS Institutional Sponsors

A huge thank you to our many Institutional Sponsors who helped make this event possible!

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the FHS Scientific Session, please contact Nicky Koerner, FHS Administrator, at admin@fetalheartsociety.org.

If you experience issues when registering, please contact Nikki Hicks, Phoenix Symposium Organizer at
fetalcardio@phoenixchildrens.com or (602) 933-0099.

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