Apr 14 - Apr 15
Sat - Sun

Stanford Pulmonary Artery Reconstruction and Right Ventricle Rehabilitation Symposium

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge - Stanford, CA

A Continuing Medical Education Conference presented by the Department of Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine.


Patients with complex pulmonary artery abnormalities present a significant challenge for congenital heart programs. Join us to learn the current medical and surgical approach to patients with syndromic pulmonary artery abnormalities, major aortopulmonary collaterals (MAPCAs), and right ventricular outflow tract obstruction. We have assembled an international team of experts from multiple disciplines to address this challenging topic in our field.

Statement of Need

This CME workshop seeks to fulfill the need amongst pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to improve the fund of knowledge in caring for patients with complex pulmonary artery abnormalities.  This workshop will bring together the world’s experts in congenital heart disease with a specific interest in pulmonary artery reconstruction and the right ventricle to present the latest information and strategies in caring for this complex population.

Target Audience

This program is designed for:

  • Physicians – Pediatricians, Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists and Radiologists
  • Pediatric Cardiac Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Pediatric Cardiac Trainees
  • Perfusionists
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensivists

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Apply the diagnostic algorithm for patients with complex pulmonary artery (PA) stenosis and/or major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs).
  • Explain the basis for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and then determine the surgical, postoperative, and follow-up approach to these patients.
  • Discuss the need for complete cardiac catheterization imaging, explain how a complete diagnostic study is used, and determine how and when computed tomography (CT) supplementation is beneficial.
  • Navigate the complicated process of building a PA reconstruction program, and identify the resources and personnel requirements needed to effectively treat this complex population.
  • Evaluate the organized preoperative planning process for patients with complex PA obstruction and/or MAPCAs, including the surgical decision to close the ventricular septal defect in patients with PA/VSD.

Course Directors

Ritu Asija, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

David M. Axelrod MD

Clinical Associate Professor

A Continuing Medical Education Activity

Presented by the Department of Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Conference Contact

For conference related questions please contact

Mary Sisney
CME Conference Coordinator
(650) 724-7166

Marifin Besona
CME Conference Coordinator
(650) 725-4803

For general questions, please send us an email or call us
(650) 497-8554


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