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The 14th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease will feature a world-class faculty of domestic and international experts in Cardiology, Cardiac Critical Care, Cardiac Surgery, Nursing, Hospital Administration, and Ethics. This year the conference will focus on Diseases of the Cardiac Valves from the Fetus to the Adult. The program will include didactic, case-based, and interactive presentations as well as pathologic heart specimens and practical workshops. Special tracks dedicated to cardiovascular nursing and hospital administration will be included making this a truly team-based symposium.

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Conference Overview

Conference Focus
Diseases of the Cardiac Valves from the Fetus to the Adult

Keynote Address
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery - It's a Wonderful Life
John W. Brown, MD  
Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, IN  
Featured Themes 
• Anatomy of the Cardiac Valves
• Echocardiography of the Cardiac Valves
• Surgery for Patients with Diseases of the Cardiac Valves
• Critical Care of Patients with Diseases of the Cardiac Valves
• Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Diseases of the Cardiac Valves 
Highlights
Nurses Pathway: Diseases of the Cardiac Valve
Featuring Patricia Hickey, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, NEA-BC, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA 

Administrators Pathway: The Importance of Allignment
Featuring Patricia Hickey, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, NEA-BC, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA 

Ethics Symposium: Ethical Considerations related to Congenital Heart Disease

Pathologic Heart Specimens: On Exhibit at the Conference

Interactive Workshops
Sonography Workshop:
 Valvar Cardiac Disease and Much, Much, More
Perfusion Workshop:  Cardiac ECMO and Mechanical Circulatory Support for Neonates
Diagnostic Workshop: Diagnosis of Valvar Cardiac Disease
Morphology Workshop: Cardiac Morphology and Documenting Cardiac Morphology
Nursing Workshop: The Impact of Education on Nursing and Congenital Heart Disease Patients
Administrative Workshop: Medicine and Professional Medical Societies

CME Accreditation

Accreditation Statement This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Florida Board of Nursing. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ACCME 50%

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Accreditation

Nurses:  Application has been made to the Florida Board of Nursing for Nursing CEUs, which will be awarded by All Children's Hospital. Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-2821.

AANP:  American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

ANCC:  American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

AAPA:  American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


  • When

    Saturday, February 15, 2014 - Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

    Renaissance Vinoy Resort
    501 5th Avenue NE
    St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
    (727) 894-1000

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