NEWS | April 4, 2019

UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center sponsors Concepts in Congenital Cardiac Care symposium

Medical experts, researchers address innovations and updates in pediatric heart disease


The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center will host its third annual Concepts in Congenital Cardiac Care symposium.

The symposium will take place Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the UC Davis Health Education Building, 4610 X Street, from 7:50 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Registration will begin at 7:10 a.m. The event is hosted by the Pediatric Heart Center at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and the UC Davis Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME).

The event will provide a forum for collaboration within the multidisciplinary congenital cardiac community. It will highlight current applications and strategies, and address topics of broad interest to providers of pediatric cardiac care in the hospital and surrounding outreach communities.

The Concepts in Congenital Cardiac Care symposium will feature lectures, case studies and interactive workshops, including:

  • History and Management of the Patent Ductus Arteriosus – Tonse Raju, MD, Chief of the Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Personal Health Passport and ACHD: Future Challenges – Curtis J. Daniels, MD, Director of the Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus OH
  • Interventional Closure of the PDA in “Low Birth Weight Infants” – Frank Ing, MD, chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at UC Davis
  • Controversies in Neonatal Perioperative Management – Amy Rahm, MD, assistant professor of Pediatric Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at UC Davis

The symposium will feature two concurrent afternoon sessions. The first will focus on Adult Congenital Heart Disease and will cover many topics, including pulmonary hypertension as well as the use of a personal health passport for patients with ACHD. The second session has a special community and family learning focus and will feature several patient testimonials. The afternoon will also include a pediatric echo breakout session.  

Registration information is available at