9th International Conference Neonatal &
Childhood Pulmonary Vascular Disease 2016


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March 10 - Echocardiographic Workshop 1 Agenda (downloadable .pdf)

March 10 - Nursing Workshop 2 Agenda (downloadable .pdf)

March 11-12 - General Session Agenda (downloadable .pdf)

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Overview Objectives Accreditation Course Outline
Chairs Faculty Travel & Lodging Cancellation Policy

Department: Pediatrics
Course Number: MPD16002
Activity Start Date: March 10, 2016
Activity End Date: March 12, 2016
Location: Park Central Hotel San Francisco
$595.00 Physicians
$495.00 Allied Health Professionals
$250.00 Residents/Fellows
$495.00 Member of the Pediatric Cardiac Society
$200.00 UCSF AHP
$10.00 Sat. March 12th Family Session.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 Workshops
(S1) Optional Workshop - March 10, 2016 - 1:00-5:00pm -- Limit 60
-- $200 per person (Echocardiographic Assessment of Neonatal Pulmonary Hypertension)

(S2) Optional Workshop - March 10, 2016 - 10:00am-5:00pm -- Limit 60
-- $200 per person (Advanced Nursing in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension)



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. It is increasingly clear that pulmonary vascular pathology is integral to a number of childhood disorders. In this conference, 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.

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  • Apply new knowledge of the developmental vascular biology of neonatal pulmonary vascular disease to increase early detection of the pathology in infants;
  • Provide strategies for multi-disciplinary teams to optimize the role of nursing in the care of neonates, infants, and children with pulmonary vascular disease;
  • Assess the implications and potential treatments of pulmonary vascular disease in pediatric congenital heart disease;
  • Apply advances in imaging to the physiologic assessment of pulmonary vasculature;
  • Facilitate improved diagnosis and treatment of unusual forms of neonatal and childhood pulmonary vascular disease;
  • Facilitate improved assessment of complex pharmacology therapies for the treatment of CPVD;
  • Implement a family centered care approach for neonates and children with pulmonary hypertensive vascular disease, that involves the immediate caretakers.

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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.

Estimated # of AMA Credits: 22.25

This Live activity, UCSF's 9th International Conference: Neonatal and Childhood Pulmonary Vascular Disease , with a beginning date of 03/10/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.25 Prescribed credit(s) 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:

Workshop 1: Echocardiographic Assessment of Neonatal
Pulmonary Hypertension (City Room, 3rd Floor)
Moderators: Drs. Lisa Hornberger, Anita Moon-Grady, and Patrick McNamara

1.00pm Welcome and Introduction
Conference Faculty

1:05 Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Physics and General Introduction
Drs. Patrick McNamara and Regan Giesinger

1:45 Fetal Circulation and the Perinatal Transition
Dr. Lisa Hornberger

2:05 Question and Answer Session
Conference Faculty

2:15 Echocardiographic Estimation of Right Ventricular Pressure
Dr. Anita Moon-Grady

2:35 Cases: Guess the RV Pressure! Audience Participation
Conference Faculty

2:45pm Coffee Break

3:00 Applications of New Technology in Assessment of Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Hythem Nawaytou

3:20 Role of the Left Heart
Dr. Lisa Hornberger

3:40 Question and Answer Session
Conference Faculty

3:50 Small Group Case Vignettes: Application of Knowledge
Conference Faculty

4:50 Closing Remarks
Conference Faculty

5:00pm Adjourn


Workshop 2: Advanced Nursing in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension
(Stanford Room, 3rd Floor)
Moderators: Beth Coleman, PNP, Elizabeth Colglazier, PNP, and Emma Olson, PNP

10:00am Welcome and Introduction
Conference Faculty

10:05 Practical Aspects of Oral/SQ/IV Pulmonary Hypertension Therapies (Target audience is new PH providers)
Emma Olson, PNP and Beth Coleman, PNP

11:30 Lunch on Your Own

12:00pm Hemodynamic Review
Dr. Stuart Berger

12:45 Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Lung Disease
Alicia Grenolds, RN, MSN, CPNP

1:30 Lung Transplantation and Potts Shunts in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension
Carole Branch, DNP, RN, PNP-BC

2:15pm Coffee Break

2:30 PH Insurance and Authorizations 101
Anne Davis, RN

3:15 The Use of Subcutaneous Treprostinil Prior to Second Stage Palliation for High Risk Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Case Review
Elizabeth Colglazier, MS, CPNP

4:00 Coffee Break

4:15 Question and Answer Session
Conference Faculty

4:55 Closing Remarks
Conference Faculty

5:00pm Adjourn


Download Final March 11-12 General Session Schedule

Friday, March 11, 2016
Metropolitan Ballroom (2nd Floor)
7:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks Drs. Ian Adatia and Jeffrey Fineman
SESSION 1: Neonatal Pulmonary Vascular Disease Moderators: Drs. Roberta Keller and Bernard Thébaud
8:00 Lung and Vascular Growth: Insights from Fetal Imaging  Dr. Shabnam Peyvandi
8:40 Lung and Vascular Growth: Insights from Pulmonary Function Testing Dr. Robert Tepper
9:20 Lung and Vascular Growth: Insights from Exercise Testing Dr. Andrew Lovering
10:00am Break
10:25 Introduction: The Robyn Barst Keynote Lecture Dr. Steven Abman
10:30 The Robyn Barst Keynote Lecture Dr. David Wessel
SESSION 2: ICU Management of PH Moderators: Drs. Peter Oishi and David Nelson 
11:30 Pathophysiology of PH in the ICU Dr. George Hoffman
12:00 Monitoring and Therapeutic Approaches to PH  Dr. Andrew Atz
12:30 Mechanical Support for the Failing Right Ventricle Dr. Ravi Thiagarajan
1:00 The Management of PH Complicating Critical Illness Dr. Melvin Almodovar
1:30pm Lunch on Your Own
SESSION 3: Translating Basic Mechanisms to Therapeutic Targets Moderators: Drs. Eric Austin and Rebecca Kameny
3:00 Can We Improve Treatment Approaches for Pulmonary Hypertension: Animal Models or Artificial Human Organs? Dr. Kurt Stenmark
3:30 Metabolic Targets Dr. Stephen Archer
4:00 Role of Inflammation Dr. Marlene Rabinovitch
4:30pm Break
4:45 Cell Phenotype Switch to Treatment of Angioproliferative PAH Dr. Norbert Voelkel
5:15 Novel Endothelial Targets Dr. Marilyne Lévy
5:45 Right Ventricular Targets Dr. Andrew Redington
6:15 Stem Cell Targets Dr. María Jesús del Cerro Marín
6:45pm Adjourn
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Metropolitan Ballroom (2nd Floor)
7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 AHA/ATS Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Guidelines: Reading between the (Guide)lines Drs. Steven Abman, John Kinsella, Dunbar Ivy, Erika Berman-Rosenzweig and Brian Hanna
SESSION 4A: Scientific Session including Abstract Poster Symposium Moderators: Drs. Stephen Archer, Dietmar Schranz, and Robin Steinhorn
General Session Room (Met Ballroom II & III)
9:00 Platform Sessions: Recipients of the Robyn Barst Pediatric Research Awards Moderator: Dr. Usha Raj

Brief Poster Oral Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Usha Raj
12:00 Adjourn

SESSION 4B: Increasing PH Awareness: An Insight on the Achievements of Patients and Families
(Met Ballroom I)

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Moderators: Janette T. Reyes, NP, Drs. Mary Mullen and Jacqueline R. Szmuszkovicz

9:30 Introduction
Janette T. Reyes, NP

9:35 Patient Stories
Andy Sagraves & Allison Dsouza

9:50 PH Family Engagement App
Steve Van Wormer

10:00 Multidisciplinary Clinics for Complex Patients
- Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: PD
- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Drs. Scott Fletcher and Paul Sammut
Dr. Priscilla Chiu and Janette T. Reyes, NP

10:20 Update on Yoga for PH
Dr. Dale Lien

10:50 Panel Discussion: Patient Information Websites; Do They Deliver What They Promise?
- PHA Canada (Sarah Platnar)
- PH aware USA (Steve van Wormer)
- PPHnet (Dr. Mary Mullen)
Moderators: Janette T. Reyes, NP, Jacqueline R. Szmuszkovicz, MD

11:20 Subcutaneous Treprostinil Therapy: Managing Site Pain
Anna Brown, NP

11:50 Q&A Speaker Panel

12:00 Conclusion and Evaluation
Drs. Jacqueline R. Szmuszkovicz and Mary Mullen

12:15 Adjourn

12:20 pm: Boxed Lunches

12:30 pm: LUNCH SESSION: Case Presentations (45 minutes) Moderators: Drs. John Kinsella and Shahin Moledina

SESSION 5: The Pulmonary Vasculature in the Fontan Circulation Moderators: Drs. Rolf Berger and Thomas Kulik
Metropolitan Ballroom (2nd Floor)
1:15 Physiology of the Fontan Circulation and its Response to Exercise Dr. Gruschen Veldtman
1:45 Morphologic and Functional Aberrations of the Pulmonary Vasculature in the Fontan Circulation Dr. Marilyne Lévy
2:15 Pulmonary Vasodilator Therapy in the Fontan Circulation Dr. Niels Vejlstrup
2:45 Innovative Approaches to Establish, Maintain, and Protect the Pulmonary Vasculature in Univentricular Heart Disease Dr. Dietmar Schranz
3:15 Outcomes after The Fontan Operation Dr. Andrew Atz
3:45 Break
  SESSION 6: Therapy Update Moderators: Drs. Karunakar 
Vadlamudi and Jeffrey Feinstein
4:00 Combination Therapy Strategies Dr. D. Dunbar Ivy
4:20 NO-cGMP Agonists and Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors Dr. María Jesús del Cerro Marín
4:40 Endothelin Receptor Antagonists Dr. Usha Krishnan
5:00 Prostanoids Dr. Erika Berman-Rosenzweig
5:20 The Impact of PH Targeted Therapy on PPH Outcomes  Dr. Rolf Berger
5:40 Closing Remarks
5:45pm Adjourn

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Jeffrey Fineman, MD
Ian Adatia, MBChB

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Steven Abman, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Heart Lung Center
University of Colorado School of Medicine
and Children's Hospital Colorado,
Aurora, CO 

Melvin Almodovar, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Critical Care
Director, CVICU
Medical Director of Extracorporeal Life Support Programs
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute

Stephen Archer MD,
Professor, Head & Program Medical Director
Department of Medicine
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Andrew Atz, MD

Director, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
Director, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Eric Austin, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Vanderbilt Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Department of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Rolf Berger, MD, PhD
Department of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology,
Center for Congenital Heart Diseases
Beatrix Children's Hospital
University Medical Center
Groningen, The Netherlands

Stuart Berger, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Department of Pediatrics
UC Davis Health System
Sacramento, CA

Erika Berman-Rosenzweig, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics 
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
New York, NY

Carole Branch, DNP, RN, PNP-BC
Pulmonary Hypertension / Inpatient Transplant Nurse Practitioner
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Anna Brown, PNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Department of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Priscilla P. L. Chiu, MD
Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Beth Coleman, RN, MSN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

Elizabeth Colglazier, RN
Nurse Practitioner
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital 
University of California, San Francisco 
San Francisco, CA

Anne Davis, PNP
Heart Center
Seattle Children’s Hospital  
Seattle, WA

María Jesús del Cerro Marín, MD, PhD
Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Unit; 
Pediatric Cardiology
"La Paz" Hospital
Madrid, Spain

Jeffrey A. Feinstein, MD, MPH
The Dunlevie Family Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and, by courtesy, BioEngineering
Associate Chair (Education), Pediatrics (Fellowships)
Director, Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Scott Fletcher, MD
Director, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Exercise and
Noninvasive Blood Pressure Laboratory Assistant
Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Medicine, Radiology
Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Regan Giesinger, MD
Division of Neonatology, Hospital for Sick Children;
Toronto, ON, Canada

Alicia Grenolds, PNP
Colorado Children’s Hospital
Aurora CO

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

George Hoffman, MD
Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Medical Director and Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Associate Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Lisa Hornberger, MD 
Professor of Pediatrics 
Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director, Fetal & Neonatal Cardiology Program 
Section Head, Pediatric Echocardiography Office 
Stollery Children’s Hospital
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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

Rebecca Kameny, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Roberta Keller, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Neonatal ECMO Program
Director of Neonatal Services
Fetal Treatment Center
University of California San Francisco
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
San Francisco, CA

John Kinsella, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado and the
Children's Hospital Colorado
Denver, CO

Usha Krishnan, MD
Associate Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

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

Dr. Marilyne Lévy
Unité d'Explorations Cardiologiques 
Cardiopathies Congénitales
Paris, France

Dale Lien, MD
Professor, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Andrew Lovering, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Human Physiology
University of Oregon
Eugene OR

Patrick McNamara, MD
Director of Clinical Research,
Division of Neonatology, Hospital for Sick Children;
Associate Professor, Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

Shahin Moledina, MD
Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
NHS Foundation Trust
London, UK

Anita Moon-Grady, MD, FACC, FASE
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Fetal Cardiovascular Program
University of California, San Francisco 
San Francisco, CA

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

Hythem Nawaytou, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

David Nelson, MD
Director, Cardiac Intensive Care
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

Peter Oishi, MD
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Emma Olson, RN, MS, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Cardiology
Oregon Health & Science University 
Portland, OR

Shabnam Peyvandi, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Sarah Platnar
PHA Canada
Pediatric Committee Chair

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD
Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor 
Pediatric Cardiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

Usha Raj, MD
Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL

Andrew Redington, MD 
Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute
Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

Janette Reyes, NP
Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary Hypertension Service
The Labatt Family Heart Centre
The Hospital for Sick Children
Cross Appointment: Faculty of Nursing
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Paul Sammut, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Dietmar Schranz, MD
Pediatric Heart Center
Justus-Liebig University
Giessen, Germany

Robin Steinhorn, MD
Senior Vice President of Center for Hospital Based Specialties
Children’s National Health System
Washington, DC

Kurt Stenmark, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Head, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and
Developmental Lung Biology Laboratory
Director, Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research Laboratory
University of Colorado,
Denver, CO

Jacqueline Szmuszkovicz, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
University of Southern California
Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Robert Tepper, MD, PhD
Mary Agnes Kennedy and Kathryn Kennedy Weinberger Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Ravi Thiagarajan, MD, MPH
Senior Associate in Cardiology, Intensive Care Unit
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Bernard Thébaud, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
Division of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
University of Ottawa Partnership Research Chair in Regenerative Medicine
Senior Scientist, OHRI, Sinclair Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Karunakar Vadlamudi, MD
Department of Pediatrics 
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Steve van Wormer
phaware Global Association
Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Parent Caregiver
Burbank, CA

Dr. Niels Vejlstrup, MD
Consultant Cardiologist
The Heart Centre
Copenhagen University Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark

Gruschen R. Veldtman, FRCP, MBChB
Director of Inpatient ACHD Services, Heart Institute
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

Norbert Voelkel, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

David Wessel, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Hospital and Specialty Services
Ikaria Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Medicine
Children’s National Health System
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and of Pediatrics
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Washington, DC

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Travel & Lodging:

Park Central Hotel San Francisco ROOM BLOCK IS SOLD OUT
50 Third Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 974-6400
Reservations: 888-627-8561

Rates: $239/single/double

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before March 9, 2016 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to info@ocme.ucsf.edu.

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