Fetal Echocardiography Course - October 29-30, 2020

October 29, 2020 to October 30, 2020

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This two-day program provides a comprehensive introduction to the science and practice of fetal echocardiography.

The course will provide an understanding of the unique requirements of fetal echo in the diagnosis of structural malformations of the heart and will also include the use of pulsed, continuous wave, and color Doppler as well as M-mode in fetal cardiovascular diagnosis. Findings from the ultrasonographic/Doppler assessment of fetal cardiovascular physiology will be related to the pre- and postnatal management of congenital heart disease. Throughout the program the clinical importance of observations made during the fetal echo exam will be detailed.

Typical presentation topics for this course include:

  • A Re-Introduction to Cardiac Anatomy and Situs
  • The Two Minute Heart Study: Position, Size, Function and Rhythm look for Disproportion
  • Basic Cardiovascular Embryology
  • Genetic Implications and Indications for Fetal Echo
  • Guidelines: Images required for Fetal Echo during Routine Anatomy and Targeted Cardiovascular Studies
  • The Comprehensive Fetal Echocardiogram
  • Veno-Atrial & Atrio-Ventricular Connections and Ventriculo-Arterial Alignments: The Segmental Approach To Cogenital Heart Disease
  • The Heterotaxy Syndromes
  • Fetal Cardiovascular Doppler: Why, How and Where
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Fetal Arrhythmias
  • Defining Congestive Heart Failure in the Fetus 
  • Demostration: Video of the Complete, Comprehensive Fetal Echocardiogram
  • Fetal Chest Masses Effecting the Cardiovascular System
  • Interesting, Difficult Fetal Heart Ultrasound Diagnoses
  • Class Participation: Our Video Clips – Your Diagnoses

Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, the required evaluation must be completed no later than Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Thereafter, the evaluation will no longer be available and credits will not be issued. No refunds will be offered for failure to complete the required evaluation by the stated deadline.

Target Audience

This program is designed for physicians and sonographers who currently perform ultrasound imaging and wish to extend their capabilities to incorporate fetal echocardiography ultrasound imaging.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • list the elements of screening and complete fetal heart exams
  • identify the common forms of congenital heart disease
  • recognize an abnormal four chamber view of the heart
  • relate abnormal cardiac Doppler findings to the clinical outcome

Off‐label/Investigational Use

This activity does not contain information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved.

Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Content Areas: 
Course Format: 
Live Webinar
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/29/2020 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
10/30/2020 - 5:00pm

This is a Virtual Conference.

Thomas Jefferson University endorses the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities and the policies that supplement the Standards. All planners, faculty, authors, presenters, and content reviewers are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with ACCME defined commercial interest entities within the past 12 months. Any conflict of interests have been resolved prior to this educational activity.

All faculty/presenters/authors at Thomas Jefferson University sponsored events are required to disclose whether or not their content contains information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved.  Product(s) is/are not included in the labeling approved by the US FDA for the treatment of disease(s). 

Such disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity. ​Jefferson Conflict of Interest resolution process may result in changes to the program agenda.


The members of the planning committee have no conflict of interest to disclose.

Dennis Wood RDMS. RCPT-Course Director
Jodi Markizon, CMP- Manager


The presenters for this educational activity have no conflict of interest to disclose.

Paul Anisman, MD
Megan Brett, RDMS, RVT
Zhi-Yun Tian, MD, RDMS
Dennis Wood RDMS, RCPT
Richard Lorber, MD



In support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals: This  educational activity is designated for 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Daily Credit Breakdown

October 29, 20206.75
October 30, 20206.50


Commercial/In-Kind Support

This educational activity has no commercial or in-kind support.

Available Credit

  • 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.25 Attendance


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