Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Children & Adolescents Conference Highly Successful

Over 200 participants from across the country attended the 2nd biennial Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Children & Adolescents: Current Controversies Conference on January 25-26, 2013, at Disney’s Grand California Hotel and Spa in Anaheim. The notable conference, on the diagnosis, therapy and prevention of sudden cardiac arrest in children and adolescents, was held jointly by CHOC Children’s and UC Irvine, and chaired by Anjan Batra, M.D. medical director of electrophysiology at the CHOC Children’s Heart Institute.

Open to pediatricians, pediatric cardiologists, electrophysiologists and affiliated professionals involved and interested in the care of young people, the conference included topics on clinical syndromes associated with the risk of sudden death, arrhythmias in the young, use of automated external and implantable defibrillators in children, and screening, with an emphasis on defining levels of evidence and areas of controversy in management decisions.

The opening remarks were given by Ralph Clayman, M.D., Dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Dan Cooper, M.D., Chair of the University of California, Irvine Department of Pediatrics and Nick Anas, M.D., Pediatrician-in-Chief at CHOC Children’s. The faculty included many internationally renowned speakers including, Frank Marcus, M.D. from the University of Arizona and Barry Maron, M.D. from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.

Proceedings from the conference are in the process of being published in a renowned pediatric journal.  Excitement is already building for the 3rd Biennial Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Children & Adolescents: Current Controversies Conference in 2015. To learn more, please contact Anjan Batra, M.D. at 714-509-3939.

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