CHOC to host NeoHeart: Cardiovascular Management of the Neonate Conference, March 27-29

Newborns with congenital heart disease are some of the most critical and fragile patients, says Dr. Amir Ashrafi, cardiac neonatologist at CHOC Children’s. To help address the needs of this complex patient population and their families, CHOC will once again be hosting NeoHeart: Cardiovascular Management of the Neonate. The conference will be held March 27-29, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, and anticipated to attract over 650 attendees, from both across the country and internationally.

“It is imperative that physicians, nurses, and all front-line providers work closely together to give these babies the best chance at success” Dr. Ashrafi explains.

The dynamic, TED-style talk conference will emphasize cutting-edge science, innovations in medical care, controversies in management, as well as the importance of eliminating silos and creating an all-inclusive team which includes the families of neonatal patients. Physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, fellows, residents, and other allied health professionals who specialize in neonatology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric intensive care, and cardiothoracic surgery are invited to attend.

Given the remarkable success of NeoHeart in previous years, Dr. Ashrafi, Dr. John Cleary, neonatologist at CHOC and colleagues from around the world launched the first international Neonatal Heart Society. The group works closely with other professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), World Congress of Cardiology, and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society to advocate for newborns with congenital heart disease and hemodynamic instabilities.

To register for NeoHeart: Cardiovascular Management of the Neonate, click here: www.choc.org/neoheart2019

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM

 

Academic Day for Neonatologists Conference set for November 10 at CHOC

Differentiation between newborn screening, conventional molecular diagnostic testing and genome sequencing; genetic diseases in newborns; and common indications to refer for fetal interventions due to congenital anomalies, are among the various topics featured at an upcoming CHOC Children’s conference.

The 14th Annual Academic Day for Neonatologists Conference will be held on November 10, at 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at CHOC’s main campus, at 1201 W. La Veta Ave., Orange, CA, 92868, in the Harold Wade Education Center (CHOC Clinics building, second floor).

Neonatologists in academic and community practice, critical care specialists, pulmonologists, neonatal-perinatal fellows, maternal-fetal fellows, and other healthcare workers who provide care to neonatal patients, are invited to attend.

CHOC designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

Learn more and register here.

 

CHOC Children’s Research Week 2015

Join us for CHOC Children’s Research Week, being held through Nov. 20 on CHOC Children’s main campus in Orange.

CHOC Research

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Research Resources at CHOC Children’s

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Bill Holmes Tower, second floor, conference room A & B

Presenters: Amit Soni, MD, Megan Bailey, BA, Phuong Dao, JD

 

CHOC Research Institute Open House

Noon – 1:30 p.m., CHOC Research Building, third floor, conference room 2

Refreshments will be served.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Research Grand Rounds

“A Closer Look at Genomics in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Cancers”

8 a.m. – 9 a.m., CHOC West, Wade Education Center, second floor

Leonard S. Sender, MD, medical director, Hyundai Cancer Institute

Keri Zabokrtsky, MS, research programs supervisor, CHOC Children’s Hyundai Cancer Genomics Program

Troy A. McEachron, PhD, senior postdoctoral fellow, Integrated Cancer Genomics Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

CME credit available.

 

Scientific Poster Presentations

9 a.m. – 10 a.m., CHOC West, Wade Education Center, second floor

Moderated by Philip Schwartz, PhD, supervisor senior scientist, CHOC Children’s and managing director, National Human Neural Stem Cell Resource

 

Thursday, Nov. 19

2015 CHOC – UC Irvine Child Health Research Awardee Presentations

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., CHOC Research Building, third floor, conference room 2

Moderated by Michelle Fortier, PhD, co-director, Center on Stress & Health and assistant professor, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Presenters: Antonio Arrieta, MD, Tami John, MD, Calvin Li, PhD, Joanne Starr, MD, Sharief Taraman, MD, & Ruth McCarty, MS, LAc

Light refreshments will be served.

 

Emerging Research Programs

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., CHOC Research Building, third floor, conference room 1

Moderated by Brent A Dethlefs, executive director, CHOC Children’s Research Institute

Presenters: Antonio Arrieta, MD, Randy Berg, PhD, Mariella Simon, PhD Candidate, Raymond Wang, MD

Light refreshments will be served.

 

Friday, Nov. 20

Research Subjects’ Perspectives

11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bill Holmes Tower, second floor, conference room C

Moderated by Kathleen Adlard, clinical nurse specialist, Hyundai Cancer Institute and industry track IRB co-chair

Lunch will be served.

 

Highlights in Nursing Research

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Bill Holmes Tower, second floor, conference room B

“Coping with Cancer: The Adolescent and Young Adult Journey”

Nancy Kuntz, MN, RN, CPNP, CPON

“Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Best Care Based on Well-Designed Studies”

Susan Elliott, PhD, RNC, APRN-BC

Light refreshments will be served.

 

For more information, please call 714-509-4341. Learn more about research services at CHOC.