The American Academy of Pediatrics Webinar series, Congenital Heart Defect Advances: From Screens to Teens and Beyond, is a three-part series that covers advances in both the science and care management of young patients with a congenital heart defect and tackles questions about newborn screening, care transition for older youth, and the nuances of neurodevelopmental outcomes.
Webinar 1: Congenital Heart Defect Advances: Screening and Early Identification of CHD
This webinar will provide information regarding newborn screening for CHDs, recognizing early signs and symptoms of CHDs within your practice, identifying appropriate pediatric cardiology/tertiary care center channels to refer children with suspected CHDs and linking patients/families with resources and support. This live session was held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 2pm ET. Session participants are encouraged to complete the evaluation survey.
Recorded Webinar: Screening and Early Identification of CHD
Webinar 2: Congenital Heart Defect Advances: Lifelong Care for Patients with CHD
This Webinar will summarize the understanding of and need for coordination of lifelong care and medical needs for individuals with congenital heart defects. Based on recent surveillance data revealing that children are expected to survive well into their adult years, participants will explore the roles of the primary care provider in concert with the specialty cardiology provider to implement clinical guidelines and best practices related to the concepts of lifelong care and transition. Practical resources will be shared to facilitate working with patients and families regarding the continuum of care in the medical home and transition to self-care and adult oriented systems as appropriate. This live session was held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2pm ET. Session participants are encouraged to complete the evaluation survey. This activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Recorded Webinar: Lifelong Care for Patients with CHD
Webinar 3: Congenital Heart Defect Advances: Evaluating and Managing Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children with CHD
In 2012 the American Heart Association published a scientific statement in the journal Circulation stating that children born with congenital heart defects have an increased risk for developmental disorders including impaired fine motor skills, learning difficulties and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This Webinar will review the author's recommendations for periodic developmental surveillance, screening, evaluation, and reevaluation throughout childhood in order to enhance identification of significant deficits. Faculty will present practices that can be implemented in the medical home to facilitate appropriate referrals to therapies and education to enhance later academic, behavioral, psychosocial, and adaptive functioning. This live session was held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2pm ET. Session participants are encouraged to complete the evaluation survey. This activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Recorded Webinar: Evaluating and Managing Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children with CHD
Designed to enhance coordination between cardiologists, pediatricians and other primary care providers, the Advances Webinar series will offer the top thought leaders in both cardiology and pediatrics together on one stage. If you work with providers whose practice includes identification, care or follow up of any child with a congenital heart defect then please forward this message as they will want to consider attending.