Conference Agenda

Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at the Renaissance Ross Bridge

48th Annual Southeast Pediatric
Cardiology Society (SPCS) Conference

September 25-26, 2015
Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Birmingham, Alabama
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Conference Agenda: Thursday, September 24

Be sure to make plans to attend the Welcome Cocktail Reception from 8:00-9:30 p.m. on the Terrace at Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa.


Conference Agenda: Friday, September 25

7:00 – 7:50
Registration & Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:50 – 8:00
Welcome and Introduction

F. Bennett Pearce, MD
Professor and Medical Director,
Pediatric Heart Transplant,
Advanced Heart Failure
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Yung R. Lau, MD
Professor and Director
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

SESSION I Genetics of Arrhythmias (2 hours)

8:00 – 8:30
Latest Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies for the Long QT Syndromes

Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD
Professor, Medicine, Pediatrics and Pharmacology
Director, Mayo Clinic Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory
Director, Long QT Syndrome Clinic
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

8:30 – 9:00
Personalized Medical Treatment of Arrhythmias

Prince Kannankeril, MD, MSCI
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Cardiology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

9:00 – 9:30
The State of the Molecular Autopsy for Sudden Death in the Young

Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD

9:30 – 10:00
Panel Discussion & Questions
Session I Faculty

10:00 – 10:30
Break in Exhibit Hall & Load Buses

SESSION II Children’s of Alabama Lunch and “Skyline Abstract Presentations”

10:30 – 11:00
Bus to Children’s of Alabama

11:00 – 11:15
Welcome

Wm. Michael Warren, Jr.
President and CEO
Children's of Alabama

11:15 – 12:30
Tour of Bruno Pediatric Heart Center and Lunch
Optional Demonstrations

12:30 – 12:50
Skyline Abstract Presentations

1:00 – 1:30
Bus to Ross Bridge Resort

SESSION III Utility of Registries (1.5 hours)

1:45 – 2:15
Lesson from Society of Thoracic Surgery database

Robert J. Dabal, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham

2:15 – 2:45
History/Trends

Mechanical Circulatory Support-INTERMACS

Waldemar F. Carlo, MD
Professor and Medical Director,
Pediatric Heart Transplant,
Advanced Heart Failure
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

2:45 – 3:15
Panel Discussion & Questions
Session III Faculty

3:15 – 3:30
Break in Exhibit Hall
Session III Faculty

SESSION IV Mechanical Cardiac Support (2 hours)

3:30 – 4:00
Evolution of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Texas Children's Hospital

Charles D. Fraser, Jr., MD
Surgeon-in-Chief
Texas Children's Hospital

4:00 – 4:30
Outpatient Treatment of Transplant/MCS Patient

F. Bennett Pearce, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

4:30 – 5:00
Mechanical Support Strategies in Pediatric Heart Failure

Heather T. Henderson, MD
Pediatric Cardiology,
Heart Failure & Transplantation,
Duke University

5:00 – 5:30
Panel Discussion & Questions
Session IV Faculty

EVENING EVENTS

6:30 – 7:00
Cocktail Reception, Networking

7:00 – 10:00
Dinner on the Patio


Conference Agenda: Saturday, September 26

Session V: Physician Breakout

7:00 – 8:00
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Session V Advances in Science, Diagnostics, Therapy
Physician Breakout (3.25 hrs)

8:00 – 8:10
Introductions

F. Bennett Pearce, MD
Yung R. Lau, MD

8:10 – 9:00
Controversies in Interventional Cardiology

Mark A. Law, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

9:00 – 9:30
Impact of Quality Improvement in the CICU

Santiago Borasino, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Critical Care
University of Alabama at Birmingham

9:30 – 10:00
Advances in Management of Aortopathy

Walter H. Johnson, Jr., MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

10:00 – 10:15
Break in Exhibit Hall

10:15 – 10:45
Advances in Imaging

Robb L. Romp, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

10:45 – 11:15
Advances in Adult CHD

Marc G. Cribbs, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Alabama Adult Congenital Heart Program 
University of Alabama at Birmingham

11:15 – 11:45
Panel Discussion & Questions
Session V Faculty

11:45 – 12:00
Conclusion and Business Meeting


Conference Agenda: Saturday, September 26

Session V: Nursing Breakout

7:00 – 8:00
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 – 8:10
Welcome and Introduction

Paula Midyette, RN MSN CCRN CCNS
CNS/Educator CVICU and CCU
Children's of Alabama

Ashley Moellinger, RN MSN CRNP
Lead Cardiovascular NP
Children’s of Alabama

8:10 – 8:45
Inter-stage Monitoring: Who, Why and How

JoAnn Nieves, MSN ARNP
CNP PNP-BC FAHA
Nicklaus Children's Hospital Heart Program
Miami Children's Health System

8:45 – 9:30
Norwood Protocol

Sarah Torsch, RN MSN CRNP
Hearts at Home Coordinator
Cardiovascular Services
Children’s of Alabama

Care Transitions for High Risk Newborns with CHD

Bronwyn Bartle, RN DNP CPNP-AC/PC
Senior Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Duke University Medical Center

9:30- 10:15
Management of the Patient Requiring Ventricular Assist Devices: It's Not All That VAD

Ashleigh Harlow, BSN RN CCRN
Clinical Instructor, CICU
Children’s National Health System

Anticoagulation Protocol for VADs

Meloneysa Hubbard, RN MSN CRNP CCTC
Director of Heart Transplant Services
and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Device Program
Children's of Alabama

10:15 – 10:30
Break in Exhibit Hall

10:30 – 11:15
Nitric Oxide: Gas Prices Going Up?

Misty Ellis, RN MSN CPNP
PICU Pediatric Cardiac
Nurse Practitioner
Kosair Children’s Hospital

Post Operative Care Protocols: Handoff, Sedation, Titration of Inotropes

Justine Mize, RN MSN CCRN CPN
Professional Practice Specialist, CICU
Children’s National Health System

11:15 – 11:45
Patient Safety Project: Assessing Use of Pain Medicine after Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization

Emily Moore, MSN CCRN CPNP-PC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Seattle Children’s Hospital Heart Center

Rapid Resuscitation Plan (RAP) Implementation and Outcomes

Paul Clarke, RN BSN
Staff Nurse, ECMO Specialist
Cardiovascular Intensive Care
Children’s of Alabama