NEWS | May 23, 2019

UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center hosts cardiac care event

Third annual symposium a huge success

(SACRAMENTO)

Nearly 200 attendees participated in the third annual UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center Symposium May 11 at the UC Davis Health Education Building in Sacramento. This year’s theme, “Concepts in Congenital Cardiac Care,” focused on innovations, research updates and extremes of cardiac care from the womb through adulthood.

UC Davis pediatric cardiologist Jay Yeh demonstrated live pediatric echocardiogram screenings at the symposium event UC Davis pediatric cardiologist Jay Yeh demonstrated live pediatric echocardiogram screenings at the symposium event

“Attendance was beyond my expectation,” said Satyan Lakshminrusimha, pediatrician-in-chief for UC Davis Children’s Hospital. “I’m very pleased with how the symposium was organized and look forward to next year’s event.”

The day-long forum featured internationally renowned speakers. Tonse Raju from the National Institutes of Health addressed neonatal patent ductus arteriosus, and Curt Daniels from the University of Ohio covered adult congenital heart disease.

Parents, patients and community support groups were invited to connect with one another and medical professionals. Attendees could view live pediatric echocardiogram screenings that highlighted the Pediatric Heart Center’s capabilities and expertise.

“The lectures and workshops were spirited and engaging,” said Andrew Pelech, associate director for the UC Davis Health Division of Pediatric Cardiology. “It was a rousing success.”