2019 Core Competencies in Pediatric Heart Failure


When & Where

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
7:55 AM - 5:15 PM

Pacifica 1-2, Loews Royal Pacific Hotel
Orlando, Florida, USA


Ryan Butts, MD
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA


Heather Henderson, MD
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA


Scientific Program Committee

Rachel Andrews, FRCPCH, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
Jennifer Conway, MD, University of Alberta/Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Claire Irving, FRACP, MD, Children’s Hospital West Mead, Sydney, Australia
Joseph Rossano, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Rachel Andrews, FRCPCH, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
Michael P. Carboni, MD, Duke Children's Hospital, Durham, NC, USA
Jennifer Conway, MD, Stollery Children’s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Anne Dipchand, MD, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
Claire Irving, FRACP, MD, Children’s Hospital Westmead, Sydney, Australia
Robert Jaquiss, MD, Duke Children's Heart Center, Durham, NC, USA
Paul F. Kantor, MBBCh, FRCPC, Stollery Children’s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Richard Kirk, FRCP, FRCPCH, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Jodie Lantz, MSN, RN, PCNSBC, Children's Health Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA
Jack F. Price, MD, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
Joseph Rossano, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Leonardo Salazar, MD, Fundacion Cardiovascular de Colombia, Floridablanca, Colombia
Robert Shaddy, MD, Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia PA, USA
Jeffrey Towbin, MD, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA
This course is designed for pediatric cardiologists, early career professionals and advance practice nurses with an interest in pediatric heart failure. Each section is designed with focused, didactic lectures followed by an interactive Q&A. The course will start by covering general topics of pediatric heart failure – epidemiology, pathophysiology and etiology of pediatric heart failure. The course will then move to the diagnostic approach and medical management of pediatric heart failure, including a section on acute decompensated heart failure. The course will then cover the topics of a multi-disciplinary approach to heart failure as well as activity restrictions, precautions and the management of co-morbidities. Next, the timing and outcomes of advanced heart failure therapies will be discussed. The course will conclude with a discussion on unique patient populations (including heart failure in congenital heart disease) as well as future directions of heart failure therapies and research topics to progress the field of pediatric heart failure.
The educational goals of this activity are to provide a concise review of clinical knowledge and essential professional skills to facilitate the development of core skills, diagnostic approach and management interventions to provide comprehensive care to pediatric heart failure patients.
While all members are invited to enroll, this course is primarily designed to be of benefit for clinicians and allied health professionals who are in the early stages of their careers, or who are in training and/or are part of a new program, or desire an update on the current state of the field. The information presented covers core competencies and is intended to provide a strong foundation of the overarching principles of pediatric heart failure, rather than as a detailed update for those who are already proficient experts in the field.
At the conclusion of this Course, participants will have improved competence and professional performance in their ability to:
  1. Discuss the different etiologies, natural history, pathophysiology and prognosis of pediatric heart failure
  2. Understand diagnostic approaches and therapies for acute and chronic heart failure
  3. Recognize challenges, co-morbidities, and complications in the multidisciplinary care of pediatric heart failure
The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ISHLT designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Credits in categories will be applied for as appropriate
Current guidelines state that participants in CME activities must be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the program content or a speaker’s presentation. Planners, Faculty and Chairs participating in this meeting are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentations or service as Chair/Planner. These disclosures will be distributed at the meeting. Additionally, all speakers have been asked to verbally disclose at the start of their presentation if a product they are discussing is not labeled for the use under discussion or is still investigational