The 5th ‘Utrecht Sessions’ for Congenital Heart Disease

February 8 - 10, 2018

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For 2018 we would like to invite you to the 5th ‘The Utrecht Sessions’ for Congenital Heart Disease, which will take place on February 8th – 10th, 2018 at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital/UMC Utrecht in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Forty years after the first Arterial Switch Operation in Utrecht, we would like to provide an overview of the current imaging and management standards of patients with Transposition of the Great Arteries, ranging from D-Transposition and L-Transposition, to complex congenital lesions including Taussig-Bing anomaly, from fetus until adulthood.

The two-day International Symposium on February 9th and 10th will again bring together clinical and research experts from The Netherlands, Europe and North America to present an exciting and innovative programme. Their contributions will lead us into the fascinating and highly complex world of the Transposition of the Great Arteries and reflect on comprehensive treatment strategies. We are already looking forward to stimulating lectures and interactive discussions. Discussion will again have a special place, to encourage interaction between the participants and the speakers and chairpersons. A satellite symposium in Dutch language will be organized on Thursday February 8th, intended for parents, local health care providers and partners in the field of pediatric cardiac care.

Looking forward to seeing you on February 8th, 9th and 10th, 2018!

Gabriëlle van Iperen, Felix Haas, Heynric Grotenhuis, Gregor Krings, Gertjan Sieswerda

Program

Donderdag 8 februari 2018

Als start van het internationale symposium zal er donderdagmiddag 8 februari een satelliet symposium worden georganiseerd voor verwijzers, zorgpartners en ouders.

Het internationale 2-daagse symposium zal plaatsvinden in het UMC op 9 en 10 february 2018, met een uitstekende en gerenommeerde faculty bestaande uit binnen- en buitenlandse sprekers uit Sick Kids Toronto, Evelina Children’s Hospital Londen, San Donato Milaan, en collega’s van de UMC’s van Nederland en België.

We verheugen ons op jullie deelname en een mooi congres!


Friday 8th en Saturday 9th February 

For 2018 we would like to invite you to the 5th ‘The Utrecht Sessions’ for Congenital Heart Disease, which will take place on February 8th – 10th , 2018 at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital/UMC Utrecht in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Forty years after the first Arterial Switch Operation in Utrecht, we would like to provide an overview of the current imaging and management standards of patients with Transposition of the Great Arteries, ranging from D-Transposition and L-Transposition, to complex congenital lesions including Taussig-Bing anomaly, from fetus until adulthood.

The two-day International Symposium on February 9th and 10th will again bring together clinical and research experts from The Netherlands, Europe and North America to present an exciting and innovative programme. Their contributions will lead us into the fascinating and highly complex world of the Transposition of the Great Arteries and reflect on comprehensive treatment strategies. We are already looking forward to stimulating lectures and interactive discussions. Discussion will again have a special place, to encourage interaction between the participants and the speakers and chairpersons. A satellite symposium in Dutch language will be organized on Thursday February 8th, intended for parents, local health care providers and partners in the field of pediatric cardiac care.

The main topics will be:

  • Basic morphology
  • Fetal imaging and treatment strategies in transposition of the great arteries
  • A Rashkind for every child with transposition of the great arteries?
  • Forty years’ experience of the arterial switch operation
  • Sequelae after the arterial switch: fate of the pulmonary arteries, neo-aortic valve and coronary arteries
  • Imaging for complex transposition of the great arteries: how to guide decision making
  • Interventional and surgical challenges in child-and adulthood of complex transposition of the great arteries
  • Rhythm disorders in ccTGA
  • How to prepare best for a double switch operation in ccTGA, is it always the right choice?
  • The atrial switch experience in transposition of the great arteries

To complement the scientific programme there will be a Social Dinner on February 9th, 2018.


Early Bird Registration till January 1st 2018

Click here for registration

Faculty

  • Manon Benders, Utrecht
  • Tara Bharucha, Southampton
  • Christian Blank, Utrecht
  • Damien Bonnet, Parijs
  • Hans Breur, Utrecht
  • Mario Carminati, Milan
  • Nathalie Claessens, Utrecht
  • Tjark Ebels, Groningen
  • Jola Evens, Utrecht
  • Stefan Frerich, Maastricht
  • Heynric Grotenhuis, Utrecht
  • Felix Haas, Utrecht
  • Henriëtte ter Heide, Utrecht
  • Juergen Hoerer, Parijs
  • Gabriëlle van Iperen, Utrecht
  • Jan Janousek, Prague
  • Petru Liuba, Lund
  • Monique Jongbloed, Leiden
  • Gregor Krings, Utrecht
  • Folkert Meijboom, Utrecht
  • Jildau Mensink, Ede
  • Luc Mertens, Toronto
  • Mirella Molenschot, Utrecht
  • Vivek Muthurangu, London
  • Francesca Pluchinotta, Milan
  • Shakeel Qureshi, London
  • Andrew Redington, Cincinnati
  • Gideon du Marchie Sarvaas, Groningen
  • Gurleen Sharland, London
  • Gertjan Sieswerda, Utrecht
  • John Simpson, London
  • James Tweddell, Cincinnati
  • Michiel Voskuil, Utrecht
  • Maarten Witsenburg, Rotterdam

Faculty

Accreditation

 

NVK Dutch Association for Pediatrics  15 points

SBHFL Foundation heart function laboratory  14 points

EBAC European Board of Accreditation in Cardiology  12 points

NVT Dutch Association for thoracic surgery  20 points

NVHVV Nederlandse Vereniging voor Hart en Vaat Verpleegkundigen  18 points

EUROPEAN ASSCOCIATION FOR PEDIATRIC AND CONGENITAL CARDIOLOGY

Date
February 8 - 10, 2018

Location

Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital
UMC Utrecht
Utrecht
The Netherlands