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4th International Conference Neonatal and Childhood Pulmonary Vascular Disease

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Abstract Submission Guidelines - Deadline: February 14, 2011

Department: Pediatrics
Course Number: MPD11002
Start: Friday, March 11, 2011
End: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Location: San Francisco, California
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Fees: $490 - Physician 
$390 - Allied Health Professional
$200 - Trainee
UCSF Association of Clinical Faculty Vouchers are accepted for this course. For more information please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 415-476-4251. 
Credit: 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Over the past decade, great strides have been made in our understanding of the pathobiology of pulmonary vascular disease, and from these findings new therapeutic options have emerged. In addition, it is increasingly clear that pulmonary vascular pathology is integral to a number of childhood disorders. In this symposium, we will bring together international experts to explore our current understanding of the basic pathobiology as well as new and future therapies for neonatal, pediatric, and adult pulmonary vascular diseases.

Pediatric and Adult Pulmonologists, Cardiology and Critical Care Physicians, Neonatology Physicians, and Advanced Practice Nurses.

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An attendee completing this course should be able to
incorporate the following elements into clinical practice
for improved patient care outcomes:

1. The developmental vascular biology of neonatal
pulmonary vascular disease;

2. The pharmacology and clinical use of established and
emerging therapies for neonatal and childhood
pulmonary vascular disease;

3. The current and novel mechanical support treatment
strategies for childhood pulmonary vascular disease;

4. The use of anesthesia in children with pulmonary

5. Understanding the value of pulmonary hypertension
networks for children and neonates.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This live activity, Advances and Controversies in Clinical Procedures, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 18 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Course Outline:
For course slides, please visit this link.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011

7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Jeffrey Fineman

Peri-operative Management of Congenital Heart Disease with Elevated Pulmonary Vascular Resistance
MODERATOR: Dr. Erica Berman Rosenzweig

8:00 Preoperative Assessment of the Patient with an Elevated Pulmonary Vascular Resistance
Dr. Daniel Penny

8:30 Challenges in the Acute Postoperative Management of Pulmonary Hypertension After Congenital Heart Surgery
Dr. Lara Shekerdemian

9:00 Resuscitation of the Patient with Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. David Wessel

9:30 Mechanical Support and its Role in the Salvage of Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension: Bridge, or Destination Therapy
Dr. Tilman Humpl

10:00 Break

Eisenmenger Syndrome
MODERATOR: Dr. Ingram Schulze-Neick

10:15 Update on Eisenmenger Syndrome: The Role of Specific Pulmonary Hypertension Therapies
Dr. Gary Webb

10:45 Special Considerations of Imaging Adults with Congenital Heart Disease and Elevated Pulmonary Vascular Resistance
Dr. Allison Meadows

11:15 Optimizing the Transition From the Pediatric to the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
Dr. Andrew Mackie

11:45 Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension: Quality of Life and Family Functioning
Dr. Mary Mullen

12:15 pm Lunch (Included with Tuition)
LOCATION: Monterrey Room

1:30 PLENARY SESSION: Translating Basic Mechanisms of Disease to Novel
Therapies Dr. Marlene Rabinovitch

Pulmonary Venous/Lymphatic Abnormalities
MODERATORS: Dr. Usha Raj and Dr. Sanjeev Datar

2:15 Lymphatics of the Airways and Lungs: Lessons and Surprises
Dr. Donald McDonald

2:45 Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations After the Bidirectional Glenn and the Role of Vascular Sreeram Endothelial Growth Factor
Dr. Narayanswami Sreeram

3:15 Pulmonary Veno-occlusive Disease
Dr. Tilman Humpl

3:45 Inducible Intrapulmonary Arteriovenous Shunt Pathways
Dr. Marlowe Eldridge

4:15 Case Presentations
Faculty Panel

MODERATOR: Dr. Stephen Archer


7:15 am Continental Breakfast

Neonatal Lung Disease and Pulmonary Vascular Alterations
MODERATOR: Dr. John Kinsella

8:00 Effects of Elevated FiO2 on Vascular Structure and Reactivity
Dr. Robin Steinhorn

8:30 Evaluation and Diagnosis of Protracted Neonatal Respiratory Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Steven Abman

9:00 Vascular Reactivity and Pulmonary Hypertension in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Dr. Roberta Keller

9:30 Endothelial Progenitor Cells and Chronic Neonatal Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Bernard Thébaud

10:00 Break

Potpourri of Pulmonary Hypertension
MODERATORS: Dr. Julien Hoffman and Dr. Peter Oishi

10:15 Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
Dr. Stephen Archer

10:30 Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Hemolytic Disorders
Dr. Mark Gladwin

11:00 Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Stuart Jamieson

11:30 HIV Associated Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Priscilla Hsue

12:00 Genetics of Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Nicholas Morrell

12:30 Lunch (Included with Tuition)
LOCATION: Monterrey Room6

SESSION 6: Global Perspectives in Childhood Pulmonary Hypertension
MODERATORS: Dr. Abraham Rudolph and Dr. David Wessel

1:30 Pulmonary Hypertension Caused by Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
Dr. Thomas Kulik

2:00 Pulmonary Hypertension in Sub-Saharan Africa
Dr. Ana Olga Mocumbi

2:25 Pulmonary Hypertension on the Indian Sub-Continent
Dr. Ramakrishnan Sivasubramanian

2:45 Break

Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
MODERATOR: Dr. Brian Hanna

3:00 A Novel Classification of Neonatal and Childhood Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Maria Jesus del Cerro

3:30 Cardiac Catheterization in Pulmonary Hypertension Beyond Pulmonary Vascular Resistance
Dr. Hunter Champion

4:00 Pulmonary Hypertension Specific Oral Therapy
Dr. Ingram Schulze-Neick

4:30 Pulmonary Hypertension Specific Inhaled Therapy
Dr. Erika Rosenzweig

5:00 Pulmonary Hypertension Specific Intravenous Therapy
Dr. Dunbar Ivy

5:30 Emerging Therapies for Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Robyn Barst

6:00 Wrap Up – Closing Remarks
Dr. Ian Adatia

6:15pm Adjourn

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Ian Adatia, MBChB
Professor of Pediatrics, University of
Alberta; Director, Pediatric Cardiac
Critical and Intermediate Care
Program; Director, Pediatric
Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic,
Stollery Children's Hospital,
Edmonton, Canada

Jeffrey Fineman, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Investigator,
Cardiovascular Research Institute,
UCSF Children's Hospital,
San Francisco, CA, USA

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(University of California, San Francisco)

Steven Abman, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Director
of Pediatric Heart-Lung Center,
University of Colorado, Denver,

Stephen L. Archer, MD
Harold Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine;
Chief of Cardiology University of
Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Robyn Barst, MD
Professor Emerita of Pediatrics,
Columbia University, College of
Physicians and Surgeons, New York,

Maurice Beghetti, MD
Professor of Pediatric Cardiology,
University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva,

Hunter Champion, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns
Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD,

Maria Jesus del Cerro, MD
Pediatric Pulmonary hypertension Unit;
Pediatric Cardiology, "La Paz" Hospital,
Madrid, Spain

Marlowe Eldridge, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
and Biomedical Engineering; Division
Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine,
University of Wisconsin, School of
Medicine and Public Health,
Madison, WI, USA

Mark Gladwin, MD
Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division
of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care
Medicine; Director, Hemostasis and
Vascular Biology Research Institute,
University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Brian Hanna MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor of
Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania,
School of Medicine; Director,
Pulmonary Hypertension,
The Cardiac Center, Children's
Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA

Priscilla Hsue, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine,
University of California, San Francisco

Tilman Humpl, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
The Hospital for Sick Children,
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON,

Dunbar Ivy, MD
Professor of Pediatrics; Chief
and Selby's Chair of Pediatric
Cardiology, University of Colorado,
Denver, CO, USA

Stuart W. Jamieson, MB, FRCS, MD
Endowed Chair and Distinguished
Professor of Surgery; Chief of
Cardiovascular and Thoracic
Surgery, University of California,
San Diego, CA, USA

Roberta Keller, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Division of Neonatology UCSF
Children's Hospital, San Francisco,

John P. Kinsella, MD
Professor of Pediatrics; University
of Colorado and the Children’s
Hospital, Denver; Medical Director,
Newborn Transport Service; Medical
Director, Newborn ECMO Service,
Denver, CO, USA

Alison Knauth Meadows, MD, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and
Radiology, University of California
San Francisco; Director, Adult
Congenital Heart Program, Northern
California Kaiser, San Francisco, CA
Shyam S. Kothari, MD, DM, FACC
Professor of Cardiology, All India
Institute of Medical Sciences,
New Delhi, India

Thomas Kulik, MD
Senior Associate in Cardiology,
Department of Cardiology, Children's
Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA

Andrew Mackie, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Alberta; Section Head,
Cardiology Ward, Stollery Children's
Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Donald M. McDonald, MD, PhD
Professor, Cardiovascular Research Institute,
Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Department of Anatomy, University of
California, San Francisco, CA

Nicholas Morrell, MD
British Heart Foundation Professor of
Cardiopulmonary Medicine, University
of Cambridge School of Clinical
Medicine, Addenbrooke’s and
Papworth Hospitals, Cambridge, UK

Mary Mullen, MD, PhD
Assistant in Cardiology, Children's
Hospital Boston, MA, USA

Narayanswami Sreeram, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Cardiology
and Clinical Electrophysiology,
Heart Center, University Hospital of
Cologne, Germany

Peter E. Oishi, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics;
Associate Investigator, Cardiovascular
Research Institute, University of
California, San Francisco

Daniel J. Penny, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College
of Medicine; Chief, Pediatric
Cardiology, Texas Children’s Hospital,
Houston, TX, USA

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and
Developmental Biology; Research
Director of the Wall Center for
Pulmonary Vascular Diseases,
Stanford University School
of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Erika Berman Rosenzweig, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (in
Medicine), Columbia University,
College of Physicians and Surgeons;
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension
Center, New York, NY, USA

Abraham E. Rudolph, MD
Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus,
University of California,
San Francisco

Ingram Schulze-Neick, MD, PhD
Director, UK Service for Pulmonary
Hypertension in Children, Cardiac Unit;
Great Ormond Street Hospital,
London, UK

Lara Shekerdemian, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College
of Medicine; Section Head, Pediatric
Critical Care, Texas Children's
Hospital, Houston, TX, USA

Robin H. Steinhorn, MD
Professor of Pediatrics; Chief of
Neonatology, Northwestern University
School of Medicine Chicago, IL, USA

Bernard Thébaud, MD
Associate Professor, Department of
Pediatrics University of Alberta,
Alberta, Canada

Gary Webb, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Internal
Medicine, University of Cincinnati
Director, Cincinnati Adolescent and
Adult Congenital Heart Program,
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, OH,

David L. Wessel, MD
Executive Director, Center for
Hospital-Based Specialties,
Children's National Medical Center,
Washington DC, USA

Sir Magdi Yacoub, FRS
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery;
Imperial College, London, UK

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Travel & Lodging:

Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA

Hotel Rates: $199 per night 
Please click here to make reservations online.

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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