The Society of Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors 

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



The Latest: What's Going On? 

April 6, 2020

Our first official PC-NES was a hit!  Dr. Frank Zimmerman (Advocate Children's) gave a wonderful review of wide complex tachycardias.  The session is viewable under "Resources" above.  

Apparently the first session was capped at 200 attendees; this restriction has been lifted for subsequent ones.  Please join us tomorrow afternoon as Dr. James Strainic (Rainbow Babies) reviews the basics of fetal echocardiography.  Zoom ID below under the March 31 announcement.  The learning objectives are below.

By the end of the session on Tuesday, fellows should be able to:

1. Perform all components of a basic fetal echocardiogram;

2. Recognize the normal anatomy of the fetal heart; and

3. Recognize normal and abnormal fetal rhythms.

March 31, 2020

The Society of Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors is organizing a series of shared educational sessions via tele-conference with the goals of:

1. Providing additional educational opportunities for fellows;

2. Augmenting individual fellowship director efforts to teach fellows in a time of social distancing (or distantly socializing);

3. Fostering a sense of community in pediatric cardiology education.

Sessions are scheduled through April, starting with those below.  All sessions are at 4 PM Eastern/1PM Pacific. Outlook invites and links to the session are listed.

Thursday, April 2: Wide Complex Tachycardias by Frank Zimmerman 

Outlook: SPCTPD PC-NES - Wide Complex Tachycardias.ics 

Meeting ID: 598 133 944

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Tuesday, April 7: Basic Fetal Echocardiography by James Strainic

Outlook: SPCTPD PC-NES - Basic Fetal Echocardiography.ics [

Meeting ID: 437 956 711

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Thursday, April 9: Kawasaki Disease Update by Dongngan Truong

Outlook: SPCTPD PC-NES - KD update.ics

Meeting ID: 618 881 856

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Tuesday, April 14: Exercise Testing by Camden Hebson

Outlook: SPCTPD PC-NES - Exercise Testing.ics [] []

Meeting ID: 766 188 259

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Thursday, April 16: Channelopathies by Susan Etheridge

Outlook: SPCTPD PC-NES - Channelopathies.ics [] []

Meeting ID: 384 005 594

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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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