The Society of Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors 

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Next SPCTPD Member Meeting: June 8th 4-5pm EST, 3-4pm CST, 2-3pm MST, 1-2pm PST via Zoom

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We hope you can attend virtually as we have invited Dr. David Turner to join us for a very important discussion.  Dr. Turner is Vice President of Competency Based Medical Education for the ABP.  As many of you know, the ABP is moving toward broader implementation of EPAs and their integration into our assessment framework and for initial and continuing certification.  The reason this meeting is important:

  • Dr. Turner will update us on the ABP work with competency based education and EPAs (as above).
  • The Ped Cardio Milestone Revision Group is meeting in July.  Following Dr. Turner’s presentation we want your input in advance of the July meeting as to how to coordinate the EPAs with the revised Milestones.
  • We will also share information about plans for the summer interview season
  • We will discuss plans to welcome the Canadian Pediatric Cardiology Training Programs into the SPCTPD

For those of you who cannot join, we will record the session and post the recording and details on the SPCTPD website.

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

2022 AAP Specialty Review in Pediatric Cardiology Course
Monday – Friday, August 8-12, 2022

The 2022 AAP Specialty Review in Pediatric Cardiology provides a dynamic, comprehensive review of the field of pediatric cardiology, with an emphasis on organizing content to help those preparing for certification or re-certification in Pediatric Cardiology. 

Outstanding educators, recommended for the clarity and organization of their teaching, serve as course faculty. 

New Format

The course is organized as a combination of in-person and recorded presentations. 

    • The majority of content will be presented in-person near the AAP Headquarters (Chicago Area), August 8-12th, 2022. 
    • All in-person presentations will also be available as recordings
    • Additional topics will be recorded and available in addition to the in-person course. 

The daily schedule will include live presentationspractice question/discussion sessionsworkshops and optional evening study groups


Course Director:  Laurie Armsby, MD, FAAC, Maria Serratto, MD, FAAC

Planning Committee: 

Asaad Beshish, MD, David Brown, MD, Eric Ferguson, MD, Joshua Kurtz, MD, Christina Ronai, MD, Shagun Sachdeva, MD, Santiago Valdes, MD.  Fellow representatives:  Mira Trivedi, MD, Maria Batsis, MD

Target Audience:

  • Pediatric cardiologists completing training and seeking board certification
  • Established pediatric cardiologists seeking an update in the specialty and/or preparing for Recertification
  • Cardiologists treating adult patients with congenital heart disease
  • Neonatologists working with cardiac preterm babies
  • Pediatricians with an interest in pediatric cardiology
  • Advanced practice professionals who care for patients with congenital and acquired pediatric  cardiac conditions
  • Other health professionals who care for pediatric cardiology patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the 21 content domains identified by the American Board of Pediatrics as important to the safe and effective practice as a pediatric cardiology subspecialist
  • Review the major concepts in the care of the adolescent and adult with congenital heart disease
  • Understand the molecular, cellular and physiological processes associated with pediatric cardiovascular conditions
  • Recognize patterns of pediatric cardiac conditions and understand the variables that influence those patterns, including risk factors, risk stratification, natural history and conditions that affect outcomes
  • Apply information from patient histories, family histories, objective data and physical presentation to congenital and acquired pediatric cardiac conditions
  • Select and interpret results from diagnostic testing, and appropriately refer patients for advanced cardiac imaging (transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography scan, magnetic resonance imaging, etc) to formulate differential diagnoses
  • Formulate comprehensive management and/or treatment plans, including appropriate pharmacological therapy to inpatient and outpatient targeted treatment of congenital and acquired pediatric cardiac conditions
  • Appropriately refer patients for subspecialty care, advanced treatment or intensive care management of congenital and acquired pediatric cardiac conditions

Who we are

We are a non profit organization that comprises of all program directors. SPCTPD was founded in 1999. The representative board is elected by all members and comprises of a Treasurer/Secretary, Vice President, President, and Past President. Each serves a two year term. Please refer to the ByLaws for details.


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Membership Dues

Fellowship directors, please log in at the top of the page to pay your dues online.

Your program dues:

  • Support pediatric cardiology fellowship representation in CoPS - the Council of Pediatric Subspecilaties
  • Support our representation at the JCCHD
  • Allow access to continuing educational intiatives for your fellows
  • Allow access to collaborative education projects for fellowship directors 


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