Objectives

SESSION I: BASIC SCIENCE AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Present the latest research breakthroughs on tissue engineering and building new hearts
  • Review current medical and surgical management strategies for pediatric heart failure

SESSION II: PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF CARDIAC ANESTHESIA PRACTICE: A POUPORRI

  • Review and discuss anesthetic management strategies for patients with congenital heart disease

SESSION III: LITERATURE: INSIGHTFUL PICKS

  • Review three significant cardiac anesthesia-related publications
  • Highlight the importance of each manuscript to the anesthetic care of congenital cardiac patients

SESSION IV: SELECTED POSTERS FOR ORAL PRESENTATION

  • Learn about new research work with applications to congenital cardiac anesthesia practice

SESSION V: CLINICAL PRACTICE: WHOSE CASE IS IT ANYWAY?

  • Present and discuss clinical scenarios which highlight challenges in the anesthetic management of patients with congenital heart disease

SESSION VI: FOCUS ON A LESION: PULMONARY ATRESIA AND INTACT VENTRICULAR SEPTUM

  • Review the anatomy and pathophysiology of pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum
  • Discuss how different imaging modalities can provide information to assist in the management of patients with this lesion
  • Present the various strategies for surgical management
  • Highlight anesthetic considerations during palliative and definitive interventions

SESSION VII: POSTERS

  • Learn about the latest research in the field of congenital cardiac anesthesia
  • Discuss evolving approaches in the anesthetic care of patients with congenital heart disease

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