PDA Symposium

This course brings world experts from neonatology, cardiology, cardiac surgery, cardiac anesthesia, and neonatal nursing, among others to have a robust discussion on the current management of the Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) in the newborn.

April 10-12, 2019
Memphis, TN

@ Graceland, the Home of Elvis Presley

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About the Course

This multispecialty symposium encompasses state-of-the-art practices on how to keep the PDA open and how to close the PDA in newborns. Special focus will be on transcatheter PDA Closure in extremely low birth weight, premature infants. The program will feature in-depth multispecialty panel discussions, review of the literature in multiple subspecialties, hands-on echocardiogram and catheter workshops, and expert lectures.

Who Should Attend?

  • Pediatric cardiologists
  • Neonatologists
  • Cardiac surgeons
  • Intensivists
  • Pediatric surgeons
  • Pediatric interventional cardiologists
  • General pediatricians
  • Cardiac anesthesiologists
  • Neonatal and cardiac nurses
  • Residents and fellows
  • Neonatal and cardiac nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants

Tuition

  • Physicians: $225
  • Nurse Practitioners, Fellows, & Residents $150
  • Nurses: $100
The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, breaks, and Friday reception.

Refunds & Cancellations
Full refund will be given for cancellation notice by May 1. Cancellations after that date will be assessed a fee. No refunds will be given after May 15. 
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Wednesday's Agenda

7:00 am – 8:00 am: Breakfast and Registration at Graceland
8:00 am – 8:15 am: Introduction and opening remarks
8:15 am – 8:30 am: Assemble for Simulation Workshops

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Interventional Track: Transcatheter PDA Closure in ELBW infants – Technical Considerations

Moderators: Evan Zahn, Matt Gillespie, Dan Levi

 

8:30 am – 8:50 am:      Introduction to Transcatheter PDA closure in the ELBW infants

  • Matt Gillespie, MD

8:50 am – 9:20 am:      Device choices – ADO II AS

  • Evan Zahn, MD

9:20 am – 9:45 am:      Device choices – MVP

  • Shyam Sathanandam, MD

9:45 am – 10:00 am:    Device choices – AVP II

  • Ranjit Philip, MD

10:00 am – 10:20 am:  Future Device Designs

  • Dan Levi, MD

10:20 am – 10:30 am:  Q&A

 

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Coffee Break - Visit Posters and Vendor Booths

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Interventional Track: Transcatheter PDA Closure in ELBW infants – Avoiding Complications

Moderators: Tom Forbes, Darren Berman, Evan Zahn

 

10:45 am – 11:00 am:   Overview of complications

  • Darren Berman, MD

11:00 am – 11:15 am:   How to avoid vascular access complications

  • Rush Waller, MD

11:15 am – 11:30 am:   How to avoid tricuspid valve complications

  • Evan Zahn, MD

11:30 am – 11:45 am:   How to prevent stenosis of LPA and Aorta

  • Shyam Sathanandam, MD

11:45 am – 12:00 pm:   Device retrieval

  • Tom Forbes, MD

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm:   Q&A

 

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Box Lunch - Visit Posters and Vendor Booths

 

Combined Interventional and Imaging Tracks

Transcatheter PDA Closure in ELBW infants Workshop

Rush Waller, Shyam Sathanandam, Ranjit Philip

 

1:15 pm – 1:30 am: Assemble for Simulation Workshops

 

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm:  Ultrasound guided vascular access

  • Rush Waller, MD

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm:  Echo guidance for PDA closure

  • Jason Johnson, MD

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm:  Simulated Transcatheter PDA closure in the ELBW infants

  • Shyam Sathanandam, MD

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm:  Hands on simulation workshop

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4:30 pm – 5:00 pm:  Return to Graceland

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Heavy Hors d’oeuvres Reception

6 pm onwards

Neonatology and Imaging Combined Track: Targeted Neonatal Echo (TnECHO) Workshop

Moderators: Ronak Naik, Jason Johnson, Govinda Paudel, Shahab Noori

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8:45 am – 9:00 am:      Introduction to TnECHO

  • Ronak Naik, MD

9:00 am – 12:00 pm:    TnECHO workshop

  • Ronak Naik, MD

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm:  Return to Graceland

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12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Box Lunch - Visit Posters and Vendor Booths

 

Neonatology and Nursing Combined Track: Neonatal Cardiac Emergencies

Moderators: Ranjit Philip, Sandeep Chilakala, Kaitlin Ryan

 

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm:       Case # 1 Newborn with HLHS simulation – Ranjit Philip, Mark Weems,

  • Mario Briceno, Parul Zaveri

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm:       Case # 2 Newborn with D-TGA simulation – Thomas Yohanan, Jenifer

  • Davidson, Hitesh Agrawal, Ramesh Krishnan

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm:       Case # 3 Newborn with coarctation of aorta – Nithya Swaminathan,

  • Sandeep Chilakala, Anthony Merlocco, Mohamad Elabiad

 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm:       Case # 4 Newborn with arrhythmia – Karine Guerrier, Kirti Upadhyay

  • Govinda Paudel, Glenn Wetzel

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm:       Case # 5 Newborn with Pulmonary Hypertension – Ben Hendrickson,

  • Divya Rana, Anthony Merlocco, Mimily Harsono

 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm:       Case # 4 Newborn with heart failure – Mohammad Absi, Jason Goldberg,

  • Gary Beasley, Hugo Martinez

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm:  Return to Graceland

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Heavy Hors d’oeuvres Reception

6 pm onwards

Nursing Track

Course Director: Leah M Apalodimas, MSN, APN, CCRN, CPNP

 

8:30 am – 9:15 am:      Nursing Care of the ELBW Infant with a PDA

  • Chandler Williams, RN and Julia Peredo, RN

9:15 am – 10:00 am:    Nursing Care of the ELBW infant in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab

  • Kimberly Allen, RN and Hannah Lloyd, RN

10:00 am – 10:45 am: Nursing Care of the ELBW infant after PDA closure

  • Ruth Seaton, RN

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Break - Visit Posters and Vendor Booths

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Interactive Case Studies

  • Leah Apalodimas, APN, PNP, Ruth Seaton, RN, Chandler Williams, RN, Julia Peredo, RN

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm:   Q&A

 

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Box Lunch - Visit Posters and Vendor Booths

Thursday's Agenda

7:00 am – 8:00 am: Breakfast and Registration at Graceland

7:45 am – 8:00 am: Introduction and opening remarks

                                    Course director

 

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) in Preterm Infants

Moderators: Ajay Talati, Jason Johnson, Carl Backes

 

8:00 am - 8:20 am:     Molecular Factors Contributing to Ductus Arteriosus Patency and Closure

  • John Jeffrey Reese, MD

8:20 am - 8:40 am:     What’s New in PDA Basic Science Research?

  • Elaine Shelton, Ph.D

8:40 am – 9:00 am:    Natural History of PDA in premature infants

  • Shahab Noori, MD

9:00 am – 9:10 am:    Cardiac Genetics and Prematurity

  • Jeff Towbin, MD

9:10 am – 9:40 am:     Physiologic Spectrum of the PDA

  • Patrick Mcnamara, MD

9:40 am – 9:50 am:     Echo Assessment of hemodynamic significance

  • Vijaya Joshi, MD

9:50 am – 10:05 am:   Clinical Assessment of hemodynamic significance

  • Shazia Bhombal, MD

10:05 am – 10:15 am:  Question and Answer Session

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10:15 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break - Visit Posters and Vendor Booths

 

 

Management of PDA in Preterm Infants

Moderators: Shahab Noori, Shazia Bhombal, Matt Gillespie

 

10:30 am – 11:00 am:    Pulmonary vascular disease in BPD and PDA in premature infants

  • Steven Abman, MD

11: 00 am – 11:40 am:   Pharmacologic PDA treatment: Which babies? When to treat? Results of the PDA-TOLERATE trial

  • Ron Clyman, MD

11: 40 am – 12:00 pm:   Why the presence of a PDA is not helpful in premature infants

  • Wayne Tworetzky, MD

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm:   Transcatheter PDA Closure: Results of the ADO II AS trial

  • Evan Zahn, MD

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm:  Q&A

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12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Box Lunch- Visit Posters and Vendor Booths

 

Trans-catheter PDA Closure in ELBW Infants

Moderators: Ron Clyman, Evan Zahn, Wayne Tworetzky

 

1:30 pm – 1:40 pm: Transport of the ELBW Neonate in the Cath Lab

  • Tim Head, MD

1:40 pm – 1:50 pm: Echocardiographic Guidance

  • Jason Johnson, MD

1:50 pm – 2:15 pm: Timing of PDA closure in ELBW infants

  • Shyam Sathanandam, MD

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Bedside vs. Cath Lab?

  • Darren Berman, MD

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm: How to set up a PDA program in partnership with the neonatologists

  • David Nykanen, MD

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: The economic impact

  • Michael O’Byrne, MD

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Device development for premature infants

  • Dan Levi, MD

3:15 pm – 3:35 pm: What evidence do we need for transcatheter therapy to be a mainstay for the treatment of PDA in premature infants?

  • Carl Backes, MD

3:35 pm – 3:45 pm: The CCISC PDA Registry

  • Tom Forbes, MD

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm: Question and Answer Session

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4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Coffee Break- Visit Posters and Vendor Booths

 

Debate: Invasive PDA Closure Techniques

Moderators: Dan Levi, Umar Boston, Patrick McNamara

4:15 pm – 4:25 pm:    Surgical PDA Ligation

                                       Christopher Knott-Craig, MD

4:25 pm – 4:35 pm:    Transcatheter PDA Closure

                                       Matt Gillespie, MD

  

4:35 pm – 4:45 pm:    Rebuttal and Q&A

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Ductal Dependent Pulmonary Circulation

Moderators: Chris Knott-Craig, Anthony Merlocco, David Nykanen

 

4:45 pm – 5:15 pm: Ductal Stenting – Procedural planning and technical considerations

  • Athar Qureshi, MD

5:15 pm – 5:25 pm:   Ductal stenting is the best first palliation

  • Shabana Shahanavaz, MD

5:25 PM – 5:35 PM:   BT-Shunt is a well established therapy

  • Umar Boston, MD

5:35 pm – 5:45 pm:   Rebuttals

 

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm:   Question and Answer Session 

 

Heavy Hors d’oeuvres Reception

6 pm onwards

Fridays' Agenda

8:00 am – 8:15 am: Introduction and opening remarks

  • Course directors

Live Transcatheter PDA closure Case

Panelists: Matt Gillespie, Dan Levi, Evan Zahn

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8:15 am – 10:15 am:  Live Case: Transcatheter PDA closure, LeBonheur Children Hospital, Memphis, TN

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10:15 am – 10:30 am: Elements of a Comprehensive PDA Program

  • Leah Apalodimas, APN, PNP

10:30 am – 10:45 am: Practice Variations in Management of PDA in Premature Infants

  • Athar Qureshi, MD

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Break- Visit Posters and Vendor Booths

Oral Abstract Presentations

Moderators: Glenn Wetzel, Ajay Talati, Shabana Shahanavaz

 

11:00 am – 11:30 am:  Best oral abstract Presentations

                                  Speakers: TBD

 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Panel Discussion

Panel Chairpersons: Ajay Talati, Jeff Towbin, Christopher Knott-Craig, Rush Waller

Panelists: Evan Zahn, Dan Levi, Matt Gillespie, Darren Berman, Ron Clyman, John Reese, Patrick McNamara, Carl Backes, Athar Quereshi, Shahab Noori, Shyam Sathanandam, Mark Weems,

Ranjit Philip, Shazia Bhombal, Wayne Tworetzki, Steven Abman, Tom Forbes, David Nykanan, and William Benitz (Via Teleconference)

 

12:30 pm

Joint Statement and Recommendations from the First Annual International PDA Symposium

 

1:00 pm

Program Adjourned

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