Hands-on Cardiac Morphology - Sydney Edition - August 8-9th 2015, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney
Saturday, 8 August 2015 at 9:00 am - Sunday, 9 August 2015 at 4:30 pm (AEST)
This is a special Sydney edition of the Hands-on Cardiac Morphology course, run by Dr Andrew Cook from UCL's Institute of Cardiovascular Science & Great Ormond Street Hospital, London in conjunction with The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.
The 2-day course is suitable for all those wishing to improve their knowledge of the anatomy of structural heart malformations from fetal life to adulthood. Information will be built up from the analysis of simple defects to more complex morphology and is suitable for a wide range of disciplines.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The aim of this 2-day course is to allow for didactic teaching followed by small group, hands-on examination of specimens, of specific structural heart lesions, in an informal setting.
By the end of the course, participants should be comfortable with the anatomy of some of the major groups of congenital heart lesions and be able to analyse hearts in a sequential segmental fashion.
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME *
Day 1: Morning
9am Introduction, Concepts & Approach to analysis
10am Simple holes: ASD & VSD
12.15pm Wetlab - Simple vs Complex holes
Day 1: Afternoon
2pm Tetralogy of Fallot
2.30 Double outlet right ventricle
3pm Transposition (Concordant AV & Discordant VA connections)
3.45 Wetlab - Malformations of the Arterial Trunks
Day 2: Morning
9am ‘Corrected transposition’ (Discordant AV & VA Connections)
9.45 Systemic & Pulmonary venous anomalies
11.15 Wetlab - Complex malformations
12noon Hypoplastic Ventricles
Day 2: Afternoon
2pm Coarctation & arch anomalies
3pm Wet-lab - Hypoplastic Ventricles & arch anomalies
4pm Wrap-up & Final Questions
* We reserve the right to make changes to the programme and you will be notified of these via email following registration
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & FAQs
Although we will review aspects of normal anatomy during the course, a basic understanding of normal cardiac anatomy is recommended before attending the course.
Prior to attending the course you may find it useful to visit our website www.cardiacmorphology.com and preview the hands-on course material.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The course will be held in the Function Room, Level 1, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Please note, there is limited street parking around The Children's Hospital at Westmead and there are often restrictions on how long you can park on the street. The alternative is the paid parking station next to The Children's Hospital at Westmead on Hainsworth Street.
What pre-course reading should I plan to do?
You will be given the course booklet at the event but can also request access to this electronically following registration
You may also wish to review video recordings at www.cardiacmorphology.com under the 'Lecture archive/Hands-on reference material'
What can/can't I bring to the event?
You are welcome to bring whatever you like to the course. Video recording and photography is not allowed and food and drinks are not permitted in the lecture rooms for Health & Safety reasons.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact the organiser via the contact link on this page or else email@example.com
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, tickets are transferrable - please contact the event organiser
Can I update my registration information?
Yes you are free to update your registration at any time
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, it is important that you bring your printed ticket to the course.
What is the refund policy?
Full refunds are available up to 2 week prior to the event via the Eventbrite event page. Following this no refund will be given.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Better if they are correct. Tickets are transferrable and you can change registration details at anytime.
When & Where
Dr Andrew Cook, UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science
Dr. Andrew Cook is Senior Lecturer and leads the Cardiovascular Morphology and Education Unit at the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science / Great Ormond Street Hospital Institute of Child Health, London, UK.
He has an international reputation for providing education, training and expertise in the structural architecture of the heart including major textbooks on surgical anatomy of the heart and fetal cardiology. He is founder of the website www.cardiacmorphology.com and advises companies on anatomy for device design and simulation.
During this work he has developed specific expertise in correlating cardiac structure with imaging from fetus to adult. Current areas of research are: micro-imaging cardiac architecture using micro-computed tomography and phase-contrast synchrotron imaging; and deep-phenotyping of heart defects in mutant mouse embryos using high throughput, high-resolution 3D imaging (www.dmdd.org.uk)