Saturday, September 15, 2018
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Join us for Contemporary Questions in Pediatric Cardiology: A Primary Care Guide on Saturday, September 15, 2018, presented by Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute.

Contemporary Questions in Pediatric Cardiology programming is designed for general pediatric primary care providers including pediatricians, family practice physicians, advance practice providers, residents and nurses.

The conference will provide attendees an intimate experience with opportunities for one-on-one interactive education with leading experts in pediatric cardiology. Featured topics will focus on cardiology issues that the general pediatric healthcare provider deals with every day.


Registration is now open!

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Early registration is recommended as space is limited. Online registration is required.


9:00-9:30am Breakfast and Registration
Attendees and conference faculty submit questions for Q&A Session

9:30-9:45am Welcome and Introduction
Andrew Redington, MD, and Thomas Kimball, MD

9:45-11:50am Session One: Approach, Assessment and Pre-Screening

Pediatric Enigma Presentation
Presenter: Christopher Peltier, MD

Salting or Sotalol? A Rational Approach to Syncope.
Presenters: Martha Willis, APRN, CNP-AC, & Jeffrey Anderson, MD

Is My Patient Having an Impending Heart Attack? A Logical Approach to Chest Pain.
Presenter: Christopher Statile, MD

Am I Missing Hypoplastic Left Heart in My Neonatal Patient? Assessing Murmurs in Newborns and Children.
Presenter: Jack Stines, MD

Avoiding the 11PM News Interview Because My Patient Suddenly Collapsed on the Athletic Field: The Vital Pre-Participation Screen.
Presenter: Melissa Lefebvre, DO

11:50am-12:30pm Lunch

12:30-2:35pm Session Two: Testing, Prevention and Predictability

Pediatric Enigma Presentation
Presenter: Wafa Nasser, MD

Does My Patient Have a Malignant Arrhythmia? The Fast and Slow of Bradycardia, Tachycardia and Long QT.
Presenter: Richard Czosek, MD

I Wish I Hadn’t Ordered This Test: Managing Incidental Findings on Cardiovascular Tests.
Presenter: Lisa Lee, MD

How I Can Prevent My Patient as a Child Now From Getting a Heart Attack as an Adult Later? Managing Pediatric Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia.
Presenters: Holly Ippisch, MD, and Robert Siegel, MD

OMG, You Mean to Tell Me That My Patient Might Actually Have a Heart Attack? Getting to Know Pediatric Coronary Artery Disease.
Presenters: Thomas Kimball, MD, and Devin Tinker, APRN, CNP-AC

2:35-2:55pm Break

2:55-4:00pm Session Three: Care Coordination, Management and Transition

Pediatric Enigma Presentation
Presenter: Susan Strick, MD

Wow, These Patients are Really Complex! Neurodevelopment in Congenital Heart Disease and Transitioning the Pediatric Cardiac Patient to an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program.
Presenters: Haleh Heydarian, MD, and Adam Lubert, MD

Is There Any General Pediatric Care That Will Mess up My Patient’s Cardiac and Cardiac Surgical Care? The Dos and Don’ts for the Cardiac and Cardiac Surgical Patient.
Presenter: Allison Divanovic, MD, and Lindsay Galchick, PA-C

4:00-5:00pm Q&A Session: Submitted Questions, Case Studies and Answers

Hosts: Thomas Kimball, MD, Camille Graham, MD, & meeting faculty

5:00pm Adjourn

Subject to change.

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Continuing Medical Education
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

American Board of Pediatrics’ Maintenance of Certification Part 2
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.


The conference will take place at Cincinnati Children's in the Heart Institute Conference Room located in the D building on the fourth floor (D4.65). Complimentary parking will be available in the guest garage.


A limited number of discounted guest rooms have been reserved at the Kingsgate Marriott for conference participants. Room rates are $144/night plus tax.

To reserve a room, please:

Reservations for conference participants must be made by Friday, August 24, 2018.