Mt. Sinai is Hosting an exciting, innovative 14th Annual Symposium, Conversations in Care: The Right Heart, on Saturday, May 20th, 2023. Instead of typical PowerPoints, it is a collection of five in-person conversations between imagers and surgeons/interventionalists discussing exactly what the proceduralist needs and what the imager can provide. It is very interactive, a great learning opportunity, and a nice chance to network with leaders from the region and nationally.
We are making a campaign to have people sign up this week. Brochure is available here. Below is the registration link:
Hello Future Pediatric Cardiology Fellows,
We would like to extend an invitation to you to participate in the Online Stanford Pediatric Cardiology Introductory Course. It is an online introductory course designed to introduce future fellows to basic areas of pediatric cardiology. The course is a series of short 10-15 minute videos designed to give you a foundation of a variety of concepts, subjects, and sub-specialty topics in pediatric cardiology. For example, one of the modules is a pediatric cardiac surgery video that includes a video of Frank Hanley placing a patient on cardiopulmonary bypass, describing the concepts and process of cardiopulmonary bypass, aortic cross camp, injection of cardioplegia etc. There will also be pre and post knowledge assessments and a survey to determine if the modules were helpful and a good educational tool. The course has been offered to incoming pediatric cardiology fellows since 2018 and we have recently published on the educational benefits and positive effects of this course (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36440543/).
The videos will be accessible via an online learning platform. Any pediatric cardiology fellows that will be starting fellowship July 2023 can register for the course by going to the following link:
The registration deadline is Friday APRIL 7th!!
The course will likely be opened and available in April/May for all who sign up. An email will be sent to those that registered when the course is available. Please note that the modules are designed primarily for educational purposes, though we also want to scientifically evaluate the utility and benefits of the educational tools so we will also ask you to complete a follow-up test some time before or at the start fellowship the first weeks of July. Please note that all of the responses and testing results will remain anonymous and not shared with your programs.
We hope that you will learn a lot from the modules and they can give you a jump start into fellowship! If you have an additional questions, you can reach out to Kara Motonaga at email@example.com.
Kara Motonaga, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Pediatric and Congenital Arrhythmia Service
Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology and Electrophysiology
The transition from a pediatric residency to a subspecialty fellowship can be physically, emotionally, and technically demanding. This transition is especially challenging in disciplines like pediatric cardiology that are highly procedural and technology driven, Trainees are immediately thrust into a field that has little overlap with their prior general pediatrics experience, and in three years are expected to understand the basics of echocardiography, heart failure and transplantation, cardiovascular intensive care, cardio-thoracic surgery, electrophysiology, adult congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, and cardiac catheterization.
To assist and better prepare trainees during this transition we have developed a novel online Pediatric Cardiology Fellows’ Preparatory Course to provide additional educational support prior to the start of formal fellowship training. The course consists of a pre-test, survey about pediatric cardiology, a series of video modules designed to provide a brief introduction to a wide array of topics in pediatric cardiology, and conclude with a post-test and survey. Module 1 - Normal Cardiac Anatomy
Please join us for our annual Mount Sinai Pediatric/Congenital Cardiac Imaging symposium on Friday May 20, 2022. This year the symposium will be virtual.
Imaging the Left Heart - Conversations between Imagers and Surgeons
This CME activity will focus on advanced imaging of congenital and acquired left heart disease in the fetus, child and adult.
The performance of imaging and communication of imaging findings to surgeons and interventionalists will be highlighted, with special emphasis on practical aspects of imaging, and what is most important and relevant to patient care and outcomes.
Talks by congenital cardiac imagers will be paired with talks by surgeons and interventionalists on lesions encompassing the mitral valve, left ventricular outflow tract, aortic valve, coronary arteries and aorta.
Talks will be supplemented by discussion between the imager and surgeon/interventionalist with audience participation and clinical case presentations.
Registration is FREE if you are not claiming CME credit!
If you claim CME credit the registration fee is $50 (AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ - 5.50 hours)
Hope you can make it!
Posted January 28, 2020
Congenital Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
About the course
We offer a 3-day CMR course directed towards Congenital Cardiac MRI and SCMR level 1 accreditation. Attendees will receive the theoretical part (teaching and cases). In line with SCMR training guidelines, for complete SCMR level I candidates will also be able to fulfill the practical element during this course, which includes live-case training with a SCMR level III accredited supervisor. Further information about the Cardiovascular MRI training accreditation pathways is available online on www.scmr.org
The course will be ideal for radiographers and fellows in radiology or pediatric cardiology, as well as established congenital heart disease specialists. The aim of this course is to give a firm foundation in congenital heart disease MRI and provide training up to SCMR level 1 accreditation. The attendee can expect practical clinical teaching so that they can directly implement the training into their clinical practice. It is particularly relevant for congenital heart disease trainees wishing to complete their core imaging skills and for those wishing to start a career in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. Radiographers will find this particularly helpful in terms of practical image acquisition and fundamental anatomical details for imaging. Established professionals will find this helpful to increase their knowledge with an emphasis on clinical application. Finally, the session will end with comprehensive case-based teaching, planning and assessment to ensure the attendee has a firm understanding of the fundamentals of cardiovascular imaging for congenital heart disease. It will also cover basics required for general cardiac MRI.
Entry Requirements and fees
•Attendance is open to physicians in training, MRI technicians, radiology trainees, pediatric cardiology trainees and professional with an interest in cardiovascular imaging.
•The course will be provided for $60 for (cardiology or radiology) fellows in training and technicians. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. For physicians/ faculty the cost of the course is $600
For more information, please view the flyer.
Posted January 28, 2020
6th Annual Pediatric Cardiology Boot Camp
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our 6th Annual Pediatric Cardiology Boot Camp for incoming first-year Pediatric Cardiology fellows at the Li Ka Shing Center for Immersive and Simulation Based Learning at Stanford University School of Medicine on May 30 - June 1, 2020. Last year we were excited to again receive over 100 applications for the 40 spots, and we welcomed future fellows from over 30 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Programs! The feedback from the Boot Camp was again overwhelmingly positive.
We are planning to once again provide this Boot Camp free of charge to your trainees. Below is a link to our Boot Camp website and program flier is attached.
Boot Camp Information Website: http://med.stanford.edu/pedcard/education/fellowship-boot-camp-program.html [med.stanford.edu]
Boot Camp Enrollment Site: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/933b01ebc24a4a6d8994616526bd818b [app.smartsheet.com]
If you would like to give your future trainees (fellows scheduled to start in your training program in July 2020) the option to participate in Boot Camp, please send them the link above to register. Please ask your trainees to apply by February 1, 2020. They can also address any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Fellows would also be open to enroll in our online Pediatric Cardiology Fellows' Preparatory Course.
This year we will again be extending an invitation to other programs to be co-sponsors. Co-sponsors last year included: Nationwide Children’s, Colorado Children’s, UCSD-Rady Children's, and Mt. Sinai (Kravis Children’s). Co-sponsorship would involve a financial commitment from the institution and would include guaranteed attendance for all incoming first-year fellows from that institution. We would also include guest faculty members from other sponsoring programs, recognition of the program at the Boot Camp, and other institutional incentives. As we continue to expand this experience in future years, we would love to involve other institutions in the Boot Camp program. If your program would be interested in being a co-sponsor please let me know.
Thank you again and please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions.
Posted May 2019
CVDY Visiting Professor for Career Development Award
Award Application Window: April 17-June 11, 2019 at 11:00PM (central time)
The American Heart Association’s Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (CVDY) is proud to sponsor the CVDY Visiting Professor for Career Development Award. This sponsorship will facilitate in-depth, educationally focused visits by prominent experts in pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular medicine. The visiting professorship encourages mentorship and academic development of pediatric cardiology fellows and faculty who are early in their academic careers at the host institution.
Who Should Apply
How to Apply
1. The host’s and the visiting professor’s curriculum vitae.
2. A letter signed by the proposed visiting professor affirming acceptance of the “invitation”.
3. Two- to four-page statement (not more than 1000 words) by the host institution addressing the following points:
Friday, 3/15, 11:30 - 1:00 PM
Sheraton New Orleans, Bacchus Room
Start your ACC trip right! Our meeting will continue to move towards a more interactive format with announcements kept brief. Our goal is to facilitate more sharing of best practices, and to create presentation opportunities for PDs.
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://bcm.zoom.us/j/484911349
Or iPhone one-tap: 4086380968,484911349#
In Houston: 713-798-9666
+1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
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Meeting ID: 484 911 349
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Or a H.323/SIP room system:
H.323: 184.108.40.206 (US West) or 220.127.116.11 (US East)
Meeting ID: 484 911 349
Congenital Heart Disease Community Day
Friday, 3/15, 1:00 - 6:00 PM
Sheraton New Orleans
There will be a breakout session on "Keys to Success for Career Development" from 2:00 - 3:15. Round table discussions will include:
ACC Training Program Director's Symposium
Friday, 3/15, 12 - 5 PM
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Rodrigue Gallery
The full agenda can be accessed here. As discussed last year, we have begun to work with the ACC to include pediatric program directors in the session. While some topics are specific to adult cardiology training, many are broadly applicable. To that end, Julie Glickstein (Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian/Columbia) will be on the faculty panel for "Strategies for Training Challenges" from 2:10 - 4:00 PM. This will include sessions on incorporating advanced imaging into training, writing a good letter of recommendation, moonlighting, and how to do meaningful research.
SPCTPD Vice-President Lowell Frank (Children's National Health System, Washington, DC) will be on the faculty panel for "Wellness and Resiliency" from 4:10 - 5:25 PM. This will include sessions on navigating PD demands, dealing with harassment of fellows, and creating a supportive learning environment. This will be followed by drinks and appetizers from 5:25 - 6:00 PM.
If you have previously indicated to the ACC that you are a training program director, you likely received an email to RSVP from Julie Damp, the chair of the section. If not, contact Chris Driver (firstname.lastname@example.org) to have that added to your profile.
SPCTPD/ACC Fellows-in-Training Mentoring Session
Saturday, 3/16, 1:30 - 3:00
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Salon 3/6 - First Floor
Come join us for our SPCTPD-sponsored mentoring session. More importantly, tell your fellows to come! There will be talks focusing on the 4th year application process followed by roundtables on recruitment, work-life balance, and general career advice. The focus here is our fellows - spread the word!
ACPC Section Meeting
Saturday, 3/16, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Salon 3/6
Come catch up on all the latest ACPC ACC news.
SPIN, the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network, would like to invite you to participate in the next SPIN study, “Longitudinal Evaluation of the Required Level of Supervision for Pediatric Fellows.” This study will build upon two earlier SPIN studies. With your help, we will obtain assessments of all fellows in your program longitudinally utilizing level of supervision scales for all of the common and subspecialty-specific EPAs.
This study has multiple goals including determining whether graduating fellows are meeting the previously defined minimum levels of supervision, if the time required to meet these levels differs among the subspecialties and obtaining validity evidence for the subspecialty and scholarship EPAs level of supervision scales. We will also compare fellow self-assessment with those made by the CCC.
Data collection will begin with the Fall 2018 CCC meeting in which milestone levels are assigned and continue twice annually for a total of 3 years. This investigation is very similar to SPIN’s first study except that we are only collecting milestone data for the scholarship EPA so that the CCC time commitment should be substantially less.
Only ONE IRB application is needed per site and we will provide an IRB kit and assist in obtaining approval (which should be an exemption). All FPDs that provide data will be considered collaborators on manuscripts. In addition, MOC Part IV Credit (highly likely but pending formal ABP approval) should be available for FPDs that provide data for at least 3 data collection periods.
Additional information about SPIN and this study is provided in the link below. Please consider joining us in this important collaborative investigation. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please click here.
Global Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship- Texas Children's Hospital
Fellowship Program with unparalleled Opportunity! Click here to view details
Advanced training opportunities
The University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital is now accepting applications for advanced training for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants with an interest in interventional cardiology, heart failure/transplantation and advanced imaging will be considered. We anticipate filling a position in one subspecialty area with the possibility of filling a second position in one of the other areas.
Interested candidates should send a C.V., 3 letters of recommendation and a brief personal statement to
Susan (Nelson) Sivesind
Cardiac Services Fellowship Program Coordinator II
Pediatric Cardiology |Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Adult Congenital Heart Disease |Extracorporeal Life Support
Interventional Cardiology |Transplant & Heart Failure
OFFICE 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA 98105
MAIL M/S RC.2.820. PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98105
Pediatric Cardiology Boot Camp
April 28-30, 2018
The Stanford Pediatric Cardiology Fellows’ Boot Camp is now accepting applications from in-coming fellows from all training programs throughout North America. Our highly-rated immersion and simulation-based curriculum has been shown to improve readiness for fellowship.
To View the Bootcamp Flier, click here...
To View the Bootcamp Proposal including details on course directors, schedules and a summary, click here...
Pediatric Cardiology Fellows Workshop at the AAP
DATE: Saturday, September 16th
TIME: 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM (Chicago time)
LOCATION: George Pullman Room, Chicago Marriott Marquis
Come pose your questions to a panel of Pediatric Cardiology Division Chiefs – interview tips, finding your first job, do's and don’ts in negotiation, etc.
Box lunches provided for fellows
Please RSVP to email@example.com
Massachusetts General Hospital CME:
DATE: September 23-24, 2017