St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) February 05, 2015
All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine will host the 15th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease. The annual conference, co-sponsored by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, brings together more than 300 pediatric experts from across the world to discuss the treatment and care of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). This year’s conference will feature hands-on workshops and interactive presentations that focus on congenital abnormalities of the coronary arteries – the arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle.
The conference is one of the only meetings that brings together members of the entire pediatric cardiac care community, including cardiologists, surgeons, physicians, administrators, nurses, critical care specialists, perfusionists, pathologists and sonographers, to discuss the best treatment and care for CHD patients.
“Congenital heart defects are the most common types of birth defects, affecting approximately eight out of every one thousand babies,” said Jeffrey Jacobs, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C., F.C.C.P., cardiothoracic surgeon at All Children's Hospital, director of the Andrews/Daicoff Cardiovascular Program at the Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute and professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University. “Bringing together a team of international experts who represent each area of the pediatric cardiac care team allows us to work towards advancing care for the thousands of children affected by CHD.”
Duke Cameron, M.D., professor of surgery and cardiac surgeon-in-charge at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, will also serve as the keynote speaker at the symposium. The conference will also feature presentations on the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society’s registry for patients with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery.
Prior to the conference, the Andrews/Daicoff Cardiovascular Program of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute will host the International Pediatric Heart Failure Summit. The think tank sessions held on, Wednesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 5, will focus on the medical and surgical care of pediatric patients with heart failure and explore potential advances in the care of these patients. International experts attending these sessions include a team of scientists, translational researchers and clinicians.
WHAT: 15th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease
WHEN: February 6-9
WHERE: Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 5th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, Florida
About All Children’s Hospital
All Children’s Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine located in St. Petersburg, is the most advanced children’s hospital on Florida’s west coast and a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital, ranking in the top 50 in three specialty areas. With over 50 pediatric specialties and 259 beds, All Children’s is dedicated to advancing children’s health through treatment, research, education and advocacy. Programs that include a Clinical and Translational Research Organization, pediatric biorepository and a new pediatric residency program are driving innovation in personalized pediatric medicine and child health. A network of 11 outpatient care centers in eight counties along with affiliate programs at regional hospitals makes All Children’s a leading provider of care for Florida’s children.