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September 9th @ 8:30 pm ET

Improving Family Communication and Support – Approaches to Fetal Counseling and Trauma Informed Care in CHD

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View past webinars below:


August 2021 Webinar:

The Future is Now: Improving Prenatal CHD Detection with Artificial Intelligence (endorsed by the Congenital Heart Academy)

We hold an enlightening discussion on applying innovative technology to overcome barriers of prenatal detection. Dr. Alfred Abuhamad from Eastern Virginia Medical School speaks on the “Challenges of Prenatal Detection of Congenital Heart Disease”. Heralding from University of California San Francisco, Dr. Anita Moon-Grady presents “Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence” and Dr. Rima Arnaout concludes presentation of her work on “How Can Artificial Intelligence Improve Prenatal Detection of CHD”. Dr. Charitha Doodipala Reddy from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital joins us for a panel discussion.

July 2021 Webinar:

Crack this conundrum! Challenging Cases in Fetal Echocardiography (endorsed by the Congenital Heart Academy)

We present several challenging fetal echo cases and their outcomes. Each case is followed by a brief panel discussion by experts in the field of Fetal Echocardiography, providing perspective and teaching pearls on how to optimize our approach in all aspects with challenging cases.

June 2021 Webinar:

An Integrative Review of Tetralogy of Fallot with Absent Pulmonary Valve (endorsed by the Congenital Heart Academy)

Erika Santiago, a pediatric cardiac sonographer from UCSF Benioff, gives a brief overview of fetal echo findings and reviews fetal images typical of TOF/APV (for learners unfamiliar with this diagnosis). Anjali Chelliah, a pediatric cardiologist at Columbia University Medical Center and Morristown Medical Center, presents prenatal findings and outcomes reported in a multicenter study titled “Contemporary Outcomes in Tetralogy of Fallot with Absent Pulmonary Valve after Fetal Diagnosis”. Bettsy Leech, genetic counselor and previous coordinator of The 22Q Center at Cincinnati Children’s, discusses the impact 22q11.2 deletion syndrome has on patients and their families throughout the lifespan. Julie Déry, a radiologist from Sainte-Justine’s Hospital Montreal, shares insights from her experience and findings from a 2017 paper titled “Significance of lung anomalies in fetuses affected by tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve syndrome”. They are joined by doctors Mary Donofrio from Children’s National Medical Center, Shiraz Maskatia from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Jay Pruetz from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for a panel discussion.

May 2021 Webinar:

Advanced Modalities for Assessing Fetal Arrhythmias (endorsed by the Congenital Heart Academy)

Dr. Bettina Cuneo from Children’s Hospital Colorado speaks on Home Heart Rate Monitoring for Early Intervention in Evolving Fetal Heart Block. Dr. Anita Krishnan from Children’s National presents on Fetal ECG and Dr. Janette Strasburger discusses Fetal Magnetocardiography. They are joined by Dr. Joshua Copel from Yale Medicine, Dr. Lisa Hornberger from Stollery Children’s, and Dr. Jay Pruetz from CHLA for a panel discussion that includes perspectives from leaders in the fields of MFM and fetal cardiology. You won’t want to miss this exciting webinar showcasing their cutting edge work on assessing fetal rhythm!

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April 2021 Webinar:

Fetal D-TGA: In Utero Physiology, Postnatal Compromise, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (endorsed by the Congenital Heart Academy)

David Schidlow from Boston Children’s Hospital speaks about Fetal D-TGA Physiology and Distribution of Blood Flow.  Shabnam Peyvandi from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital presents on D-TGA Impact on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes.  They are joined by Mary Donofrio from Children’s National Medical Center, Bradley Marino from Cleveland Clinic, and Jacqueline Sanz from Children’s National Medical Center for a panel discussion bringing perspectives from leaders in the fields of fetal cardiology, cardiac intensive care, and neuropsychology.  You won’t want to miss the dynamic interactive discussion on this important topic relevant to the care of our patients!

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March 2021 Webinar:

Don’t Waste a Good Mistake: Learning from Cases of Errors in Fetal Echocardiography

We present several cases of a missed diagnosis and lessons learned. Each case is followed by a brief panel discussion by experts in the field of Fetal Echocardiography, providing perspective and teaching pearls. This promises to be an important discussion of ways to improve our imaging approach and avoid potential pitfalls.

February 2021 Webinar:

Prenatal Counseling for Cardiac Interventions in Trisomy 13 & 18: Ethical Dilemmas

Dr. Angira Patel, a pediatric cardiologist from Lurie Children’s and Director of the McGaw Bioethics Clinical Scholars Program, presents on the changing landscape in Trisomy 13 and 18 regarding interventions offered, approaches and ethical consideration of treatment decisions. We follow with a panel discussion featuring multiple experts including Dr. Roosevelt Bryant, cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. John Carey, pediatric geneticist and medical advisor for SOFT (Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13, and Related Disorders), Dr. Rupali Gandhi, Director of Ethics at Advocate Kids, and Dr. Roxanne Kirsch, cardiac intensivist and bioethicist. This discussion is sure to be of broad interest to pediatric cardiologists, MFMs, neonatologists, nurses and nurse coordinators, palliative care providers, social work and genetic counselors.

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January 2021 Webinar:

Fetal Evaluation and Intervention for High Output Heart Failure in the Setting of ‘Vein of Galen Malformation’

Dr. Kevin Friedman from Boston Children’s Hospital presents on the Evaluation of High Output Heart Failure in the Fetus. Dr. Darren Orbach, also from Boston Children’s Hospital, discusses Fetal Intervention for Vein of Galen Malformation. Dr. James Huhta and Dr. Anita Moon-Grady join the speakers and our panelists for a panel discussion on fetal heart failure and the impact of fetal intervention.

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December 2020 Webinar:

Early Fetal Echocardiography

Dr. Reem Abu-Rustum and Mishella Perez, RDMS, RDCS present on Early Fetal Echocardiography. Their initial presentations highlight the impact of care, indications, accuracy, and technical considerations. Drs. Lisa Howley and Alfred Abuhamad give case presentations providing educational pearls for all, including sonographers, MFMs, obstetricians, and cardiologists alike. Early Fetal Echocardiography is an increasing interest in the widespread implementation of early obstetric anomaly screening of the fetal heart in the 1st and early 2nd trimester.

November 2020 Webinar:

Severe Ebstein Anomaly: Perinatal Management Dilemmas

Drs. Lindsay Freud and Rajesh Punn’s initial presentations highlight case-based management dilemmas and novel interventions.  Along with Drs. Lisa Hornberger, Jay Pruetz, and Wayne Tworetzky, they lead a lively discussion of strategies to manage these challenging patients in-utero and immediately post-delivery. This promises to be an important discussion of ways to improve our perinatal management of a highly complex defect.

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October 2020 Webinar:

Navigating the Challenges of Prenatal Palliative Care

Darcie Logsdon, RN, BSN, CPN from the Children’s Hospital Colorado presents on Navigating the Challenges of Prenatal Palliative Care.  We discuss principles of palliative care and their application to prenatal programmatic development by hearing from Dr. Billie Winegard from Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Dr. Laila Mahmood from Children’s National Medical Center.

September 2020 Webinar:

Interesting Case Presentations

We host a return of “Interesting Case Presentations.”  Our panel leading the case discussions includes Josh Copel, Anita Moon-Grady, Shabnam Peyvandi, Jack Rychik, and Theresa Tacy.

Cases presented by:

      • Dr. Preeta Dhanantwari (Northwell Health) – Fetal Heart Block
      • Dr. Stephan Juergensen (UCSF) – Not Your Standard Single Ventricle
      • Dr. Christina Ronai (Oregon Health Sciences University) – Complex single ventricle with a discussion on Counseling Goals

August 2020 Webinar:

Review of Fetal Echocardiography Guidelines 

Mishella Perez BS, RDMS, RDCS from University of California, San Diego presents a review of Fetal Echocardiography Guidelines.

July 2020 Webinar:

Genetic Testing after Fetal Diagnosis of CHD – Journal Club

Drs. Moon-Grady and Hornberger lead a discussion of two articles on Genetic Testing after Fetal Diagnosis of CHD.  The articles discussed are available by clicking here and here.  An expert panel representing the fields of maternal fetal medicine, genetic counseling, and ethics join our fetal cardiologists. This is a very thought-provoking discussion on cutting edge testing and its appropriate use in prenatal diagnosis.

Please click the link below to view the webinar.  (When you click the link, you’ll be asked to register with your name and email address, and then the presentation will open):

June 2020 Webinar:

Fetal Tachyarrhythmias: Diagnosis and Management 

Dr. Edgar Jaeggi from University of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children is joined by Drs. Bettina Cuneo, Alfred Abuhamad, and Anita Moon-Grady to lead a panel discussion on tachyarrhythmia. Please click here for  a supplemental document in which Dr. Jaeggi addresses specific questions raised during the webinar.

May 2020 Webinar:

Fetal Cardiac Care Presentations

On May 28, 2020, the Fetal Heart Society hosted its first Webinar via Zoom.  It was well-attended with over 150 participants.  The Webinar featured three case presentations from FHS members:

      • Dr. Wayne Tworetzky, Boston Children’s – It’s a Mystery
      • Dr. Lindsay Edwards, Seattle Children’s – A Curious Case of Hydrops
      • Dr. Angela McBrien, Stollery Children’s – A Late Presentation