The Heart Summit 2019

Milwaukee, WI US
October 3, 2019 to October 5, 2019


Long term survival rate of patients with Fontan circulation is suboptimal. This CE activity will focus on a medical and surgical management of failing Fontan circulation including lympatic circulation to improve survival and mitigate morbidity associated with single ventricle physiology.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Non-clinicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants

Learning Objectives

  1. To improve our understand of failing Fontan circulation.
  2. To improve our medical and surgical  management of failing Fontan circulation including mechanical support of circulation and heart transplant.
Additional information


Betsy Malten
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 266-6242
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/03/2019 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
10/05/2019 - 4:00pm CDT

October 3, 2019 (7:30 AM-3:15 PM)

Management of the Failing Fontan | A Look into the Future

Morning presentations will be interrupted by live 3D heart surgery broadcast

The Fontan Conundrum: Setting the Stage by Jack Rychik, MD

The Anatomy and Embryology of Single Ventricle by Robert Anderson, MD, PhD, FRCPath

Failing Fontan Physiology Clinical Management and Treatment by Salil Ginde, MD, MPH

Exercise and the Steppin’ It Up Program by Joshua Kovach, MD

Interventions for the Failing Fontan by Shakeel Qureshi, MD

Lymphatic Physiology by Vibeke Hjortdal, MD, PhD, DMSc

MRI Imaging and Treatment of Lymphatics by Yoav Dori, MD, PhD

Surgical Approaches to the Failing Fontan by Viktor Hraska, MD, PhD, and Michael Mitchell, MD

Mechanical Support for Failing Fontan by Rob Niebler, MD, and Ronald Woods, MD

Transplant Considerations for the Failing Fontan by Steven Kindel, MD


October 4, 2019 (8:00 AM-3:30 PM)

The Single Ventricle

8 a.m
Keynote | Evolution of Understanding and Cardiac Development Relative to the Functionally Univentricular Heart
Robert Anderson, MD, PhD, FRCPath

8:45 a.m
Overview | Fetal Diagnosis of the Functionally Univentricular Heart
Michele Frommelt, MD

9:15 a.m.
Virtual reality 3-D modeling of single ventricle disease as a teaching tool for trainees and parents
Stephanie Handler, MD, and Francis Kim, MD

10 a.m
Case Study: The Single Left Ventricle
Tricuspid atresia with TGA
case presentation, fetal and post-natal imaging, 3D virtual reality modeling, review of pathology specimens, and panel discussion of challenges with an interactive audience response system

12:30 p.m
Overview | When is the LV too small for biventricular repair?

1 p.m
Case Study: The Single Right Ventricle | Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome with Aortic Stenosis and Mitral Stenosis
Clinical History and Fetal Imaging
Postnatal Imaging
Pathology Speicimans of Single RV Lesions

2:15 p.m
Case Study: The Single Right Ventricle | During Staged Palliations
Intraopertiave Video During Initial Surgical Palliation (Norwood with Sano)
Understanding and Imaging Tricuspid Valve Anatomy/Function in the Single RV


October 5, 2019 (8:00 AM-12:00 PM)

Isomerism: How Do We Analyze Patients with Jumbled-up Organs?

8 a.m.

8:05 a.m.
Keynote Evolution of Understanding and Cardiac
Development in Heterotaxy/Isomerism Variants
Robert Anderson, MD, PhD, FRCPath | Institute of Child Health, University College London

8:50 a.m.
Postnatal diagnsotic imaging caveats for the infant with isomerism 
Left atrial isomerism
Right atrial isomerism
Pathology specimens of isomerism

10:20 a.m.
Extracardiac Manifestations of Isomerism
Gastroenterologic anomalies and management
Pulmonary anomalies and management
Immunologic abnormalities and management

11 a.m.
Next Frontiers in the diagnosis/management of the complex single ventricle
Genetic aspects of single ventricle disease 
Transition to the adult clinic and quality of life assessment

12 p.m.
Discussion, wrap-up and adjourn




Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
9000 West Wisconsin Avenue
Briggs and Stratton Auditorium
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
The Pfister Hotel
424 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
United States



A room block and discounted rate of $179 per night will be available through September 11 or until sold out. Call (414) 273-8222 and mention The Heart Summit for discounted rate.

Complimentary transportation will be provided to/from The Pfister Hotel and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Planning Team Members:

  • Peter Fromment, MD
  • Viktor Hraska, MD, PhD
  • Jeanne James, MD
  • Aaron Kinney, MBA
  • Michael Madrzak
  • Daniel Musickant
  • Ronald Woods, MD, PhD


  • Robert Anderson, MD, PhD, FRCPATH
  • Joeseph Cava, MD, PhD
  • Scott Cohen, MD
  • Sarah Creighton, MD 
  • Yoav Dori, MD, PhD
  • Susan Forester, MD 
  • Michelle Frommelt, MD
  • Peter Fromment, MD
  • Gabrielle Geddes, MD 
  • Jennifer Gerardin, MD
  • Salil Ginde, MD
  • Benjamin Goot, MD
  • Todd Gudausky, MD
  • Stephanie Handler, MD 
  • Vibeke Hjortdal, MD, PhD, DMSc
  • Viktor Hraska, MD
  • Jeanne James, MD
  • Francis Kim, MD
  • Steven Kindel, MD 
  • Aaron Kinney, DBA, FACHE
  • Edward Kirkpatrick, DO
  • Joshua Kovach, MD
  • Rohit Loomba, MD
  • Michael Mitchell, MD
  • Matt Moehlmann, DO
  • Rob Niebler, MD
  • Daiva Parakininkas, MD
  • Shakeel Qureshi, MBChB, FRCP
  • Jack Rychik, MD 
  • Ronald Woods, MD

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following people:

NameCompanyRole with Company

Ronald Woods, MD (Planning Committee & Speaker)

Opervu, Inc.Co-Founder
Todd Gudausky, MD (Speaker)

Medtronic Medial

Abbott Medical



Rob Niebler, MD (Speaker)AbbottLearning Network
Shakeel Ahmed Qureshi, MBChB, FRCP (Speaker)

NuMed Inc.

Venus Medtech






Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

  • 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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