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Newborns with Congenital Heart Disease Livestreamed Webinar: Friday, February 4

Improving Outcomes of Newborns with Congenital Heart Disease: A Neurology Perspective

Friday, February 4 (2:30 pm – 4:00 pm EST)


Session Organizers:
Steven P. Miller, MDCM MAS FRCPC
Head, Division of Neurology and the Centre for Brain & Mental Health,
The Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto

Thiviya Selvanathan, MD FRCPC
Neonatal Neurology Fellow, Division of Neurology,
The Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto

Educational Objective:
This symposium will focus on the role of the pediatric neurologist in caring for infants with
congenital heart disease. We will review recent advances in brain imaging and genomics
and the clinical neurologic evaluation of infants with congenital heart disease to identify
those at highest risk for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. Participants will also
develop an understanding of neuromonitoring tools and neurocritical care strategies used
in the care of critically ill infants with congenital heart disease to prevent brain injury and
promote optimal neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Topics & Speakers:

Steven P. Miller, MDCM MAS FRCPC

Brain health in congenital heart disease matters: Setting the stage
Thiviya Selvanathan, MD FRCPC

Neurophysiological monitoring in congenital heart disease: Identifying opportunities to prevent brain injury
Mathieu Dehaes, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Radiology, Radio-oncology and Nuclear Medicine
University of Montreal

Genetics in congenital heart disease: The intersection of brain health & heart health
Bruce D. Gelb, MD
The Gogel Family Professor of Child Health and Development
Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics & Genomic Sciences
Director, Mindich Child Health and Development Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Implementing a Neuro-Cardiac Care Program
Vanna Kazazian, MN, NP-Pediatrics
Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Neurodevelopment Program,
Division of Cardiology, The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON

Moderated Q&A
Moderator: Steven Miller MDCM MAS FRCPC

NOTE: All CNS live-streamed webinars will be posted on the CNS website (“Craft” section),
usually within one week of original presentation. The first five previously recorded webinars will
be posted later this week.