Columbia Pediatric Heart Valve Symposium: From Bench to Bedside
Presented by the Columbia Pediatric Heart Valve Center
Emile Bacha, MD, FACS
David M. Kalfa, MD, PhD
Alejandro J. Torres, MD
Julie A. Vincent, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FAAP
Columbia Pediatric Heart Valve Symposium: From Bench to Bedside is the First Annual Cardiovascular Therapy Course focusing on medical and surgical management of congenital heart valve disease, hosted by NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. This program represents a unique multidisciplinary collaboration between congenital and pediatric cardiac surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric interventional cardiologists and heart valve scientists, allowing for a truly comprehensive approach to the management of children and adults with congenital heart valve malformations. This one and a half-day course will further educate on the surgical and interventional management of patients with congenital heart valve malformations. Lectures will be given by internationally recognized experts who will review standard and emerging treatments for patients with congenital heart valve malformations, address the newest and most innovative therapies and review clinical, basic science and translational research programs, exploring edge-cutting and disruptive concepts to develop new valve devices. Such collaboration will ultimately improve care in children and adults with congenital heart valve malformations, thanks to a constant dialogue and works from bench to bed and back from bed to bench. Didactic sessions, case presentations and interactive discussions will engender learning and improvement in the management of patients with the full spectrum of congenital heart valve malformations.
- Discuss advances and emerging innovative surgical procedures and techniques for repair and replacement of congenital heart valves
- Describe advances and emerging innovative transcatheter therapies for valve replacement in children and adults with congenital valve malformations
- Identify current options for non-invasive imaging of congenital heart valve malformations
- Explain the outcomes of the most recent trials of surgical and transcatheter valve procedures
- Define the most recent concepts and advances in heart valve tissue engineering, heart valve device development and heart valve biology and mechanobiology
This activity is designed for congenital and pediatric cardiac surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric interventional cardiologists, general pediatricians, intensivists, scientists and engineers interested in pediatric heart valve research and device development, RNs, NPs, PAs, and other medical professionals involved with the evaluation, diagnosis and/or management of patients with congenital heart disease.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Columbia University Department of Surgery and Amedco. Amedco is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement
Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit.
Participants must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed above, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
Credit Allocation Breakdown
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Case Presentations = 2.00
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Didactics = 8.25
WEDNESDAY COCKTAIL AND CASE PRESENTATIONS 6pm–9pm
$75 – Registration is limited. Early registration is highly encouraged.
$200 – MD, DO, PhD
$100 – RN, NP, PA
Free – Fellows & Residents
Free – Students
$250 – MD, DO, PhD
$150 – RN, NP, PA
$50 – Fellows & Residents
Free – Students
* VERIFICATION REQUIRED. If you are fellow, resident, student, RN, NP or PA, you are required to submit with the registration form a letter written on official letterhead and signed by a department supervisor verifying status. Please send to Jessica Mead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Grant/Exhibit Support Interest
If you are interested in supporting this medical education program with an educational grant and/or an exhibit, please contact:
Medical Education Liaison
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, External Affairs
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- Exhibit Payment Information
- Exhibitor Contact Information Form
- Exhibitor Housekeeping Form
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Please note: A completed floor plan will be distributed on-site and available at the general registration desk upon arrival. Staff will assist in directing you to your exhibit area.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium
173 Fort Washington Avenue, First Floor
New York, NY 10032
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