The Society of Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors 

Promote, maintain, and pursue excellence in the training of pediatric cardiologists.



Upcoming Educational Opportunities

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

On behalf of Laurie Armsby, MD, FAAP, Course Director, and the entire planning committee, we would like to offer you a special incentive if you register now! You can receive access to additional 2020 Specialty Review recordings now so you can start studying. If you’d like access, please let us know once you register.

Eaglewood Resort and Spa
Itasca, IL
August 8-12, 2022

Meeting rate is $149 per night, breakfast and lunch included.

Book hotel reservations at this link Eaglewood Resort & Spa or by calling 630-773-1400 and asking for the AAP rate of $149.

For any questions, please email

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.  

Let’s talk about cost!

Registration will stay at 2018 prices. $1,200 for AAP training fellows, and $1,500 for AAP Fellows. For this price, you will receive 5 days of education plus an additional 10 hours of video instruction AND A PRINTED STUDY GUIDE. All will be recorded and available to view at your leisure after the conclusion. No timeline is set yet. Includes all the features below as well as:

·         Unlimited breakfast buffet

·         Unlimited snacks and drinks

·         Unlimited lunch buffet

The course will be held at the lovely Eaglewood Resort & Spa with outdoor dining, an indoor pool and hot tub, firepit, green areas, bowling alley and other attractions. (You probably won’t have time for golf.)

The room rate is only $149/night.

New Format

The course is organized as a combination of in-person and recorded presentations.  See the attached schedule for more details.

·         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 after the meeting.

·         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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