11:00 am – 4:00 pm    GOLF OUTING (optional)

Somerby Golf Club

975 Somerby Parkway NE

Byron, MN 55920



1:00-2:00 p.m.            Registration – Phillips Hall



2:00-5:30 p.m.             INTERPROFESSIONAL SESSION

Phillips Hall (1st floor, Siebens Building)

Moderators: Cindy Hinck, RN and Charlotte Van Dorn, M.D.


2:00-2:30 p.m.            Music Therapy and Child Life – Helping Patients and Care Teams

Marne Matysek, CCLS


2:30-3:00 p.m.            Painless Procedures

Katy M. Bos, APRN, CNS, M.S.


3:00-3:30 p.m.            Safe Schools – AEDs and Project ADAM

Gwen Fosse, MSA, BSN, RN


3:30-3:50 p.m.            Refreshment Break


3:50-4:20 p.m.           Regenerative Medicine in Congenital Heart Disease

Timothy Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.


4:20-4:50 p.m.            Cardiogenic Shock – Intervening Before Disaster

Charlotte S. Van Dorn, M.D.                                              


4:50-5:30 p.m.            Inter-stage Surveillance Panel

Cynthia Hinck, RN; Nancy A. Rudd, APNP; Joseph Dearani, M.D.; Gwen Fosse, MSA, BSN, RN, Frank Cetta, MD


  • Cases and Panel Discussion
    • Case #1: Charlotte Van Dorn, M.D.
    • Case #2: Nancy A. Rudd, APNP



5:30 p.m.                     Adjourn



6:30-9:30 p.m.             WELCOME RECEPTION AND DINNER



6:30-7:30p                  Welcome Reception

Elizabethan Ballroom, Kahler Grand Hotel

(Building across mall from Siebens building)



7:30-9:30p                  Dinner

Landow Atrium, Gonda Building

                                                (Walk across 2nd Avenue from Kahler to Gonda)


Keynote Speaker:


“The Evolution of a Comprehensive NeuroCardiac Intensive Care Program for Critical Congenital Heart Disease”


Gil Wernovsky, M.D.

Children’s National, Washington, DC





Phillips Auditorium (1st floor, Siebens Building)


7:00 a.m.                     Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:00 a.m.                     Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jonathan Johnson, MD, Joseph Dearani, MD, Tim Nelson, MD PhD, and Peter Bartz, MD





Chair: Charlotte Van Dorn, MD and Jennifer Johnson, DO


8:15-8:30 a.m.             The Placenta: A Site of End-Organ Damage after Fontan Operation. A Case Series

Amanda Phillips (Medical Student)


8:30-8:45 a.m.             Congenital Heart Disease Management in Trisomy 13 and 18: A Survey of Pediatric Cardiovascular Providers

                        Kevin Pettit, MD (Pediatric Resident)


8:45-9:00 a.m.             Assessing Hunger Vital Signs in a Pediatric Cardiology Clinic

Allison Black, MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


9:00-9:15 a.m.             Association of Fever Patterns Following Intravenous Immunoglobulin Administration and Length of Stay in Patients with Kawasaki Disease

Nicholas Ryan, DO, MS (Attending Pediatric Hospitalist)


9:15-9:30 a.m.             The Natural History and Diagnosis of Coarctation Requiring Surgical Intervention

Alexandra Erdmann, MD (Pediatric Resident)


9:30-9:45 a.m.             Stem Cell Delivery During Surgical Repair of Ebstein Anomaly:  Is it Safe and Beneficial?

                                    Kimberly Holst, MD (Cardiac Surgery Fellow)





9:45-10:15 a.m.           Refreshment Break, Poster Viewing and Visit Exhibits






Chair: Joseph Dearani, MD and Gil Wernovsky, MD


10:15-10:30 a.m.         Outcomes of Pediatric Patients Treated with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Intractable Supraventricular Arrhythmias – A report from the ELSO Registry

Stephanie Ghaleb, MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


10:30-10:45 a.m.         Surgical Management of Congenital Heart Disease Nationally through Time:  Successes and Areas for Attention

Kimberly Holst, MD (Cardiac Surgery Fellow)


10:45-11:00 a.m.         Midterm Outcomes following Surgery to Address Shone’s Syndrome in Children

Tyler Dalton (Medical Student)


11:00-11:15 a.m.         Survival After Norwood Procedure in High Risk Patients

                                    Jena Tanem, APNP (Nurse Practitioner)


11:15-11:30 a.m.         Epidemiology of Perioperative Transfusion-Related Pulmonary Complications in Pediatric Non-Cardiac Surgical Patients

                                    Daniel Thum, M.D. (Attending Intensivist)


11:30-11:45 a.m.         Interventions to decrease air bubbles within central lines in a ICU setting

Casey Rieck (Graduate student)




11:45 a.m.                   LUNCH – take lunch in for noontime talk


12:00-1:00 p.m.          Keynote Speaker – 3rd Annual Wanek Lectureship


An Inconvenient Truth


Jim Tweddell, M.D.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH






Chair: Frank Cetta, MD and Peter Bartz, MD


1:15-1:30 p.m.             Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients

Carmel Bogle MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


1:30-1:45 p.m.            The Impact of Neonatal Pulse-Oximetry Screening on the use of Tele-Echocardiography in Wisconsin

Joshua Moran (Medical Student)


1:45-2:00 p.m.            Third trimester fetal echocardiographic predictors of neonatal intervention in tetralogy of Fallot

Andrew Rodenbarger, MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


2:00-2:15 p.m.            Effect of Aortic Valve Intervention on Aortic Dimensions in Children and Young Adults with Bicuspid Aortic Valve

                                    Talha Niaz, M.B.B.S (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


2:15-2:30 p.m.            Risk Stratification of Patients With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Intact Atrial Septum Using Fetal MRI and Echocardiography

                                    Ryan Serrano, MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


2:30-2:45 p.m.            Increased Aortic Wall Stiffness is Predictive of Aortic Dilation in Adult Patients Following Coarctation of the Aorta Repair

                                    Abigail Starker (Medical Student)





2:45-3:15 p.m.             Refreshment Break, Poster Viewing and Visit Exhibits







Chair: Phil Wackel, MD and Garick Hill, MD


3:15-3:30 p.m.            Fetal cardiac intervention for severe mitral regurgitation and aortic stenosis: Experience of the Congenital Heart Collaborative

                                    James Strainic, MD (Attending Pediatric Cardiologist)


3:30-3:45 p.m.            Radiofrequency Ablation of the Cavotricuspid Isthmus for Management of Atrial Flutter After Tricuspid Valve Surgery: A Single Center Experience

                                    Omar Z. Yasin, MD (Cardiology Fellow)


3:45-4:00 p.m.             Contact Force Ablation of Accessory Pathways in Pediatric Patients

                                    Caitlin Pook (Medical Student)


4:00-4:15 p.m.             Are Pacemakers Altered by Magnetic Resonance Imaging?

                                    Madeline Bireley (Medical Student)


4:15-4:30 p.m.            Electrocardiographic changes pre and post Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement

Beth Wole (Medical Student)


4:30-4:45 p.m.            Detection of Arrhythmias in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients with Implantable Loop Recorders

                                    Anudeep Jassal, MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)







4:45 p.m.         Abstract Graders Meet Outside Auditorium

4:50 p.m.         Awards and Closing Remarks

Best Poster

Best Presentation by Allied Health

Best Presentation by a Medical or Graduate Student

Best Presentation by a Pediatric Resident

Best Presentation by a Fellow (Peds CV or CV Surgery)


5:00 p.m.         Adjourn











“Feel the Beat” Annual Event


Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome


Please see event staff for more details!


Scientific Posters



Poster #1                     High Density Mapping for Ablation of Atrial Tachyarrhythmias in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Anudeep Jassal, MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


Poster #2                     Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Patients with Repaired Ebstein Anomaly: A Significant Tool for Description of Outcomes in Patients With a Re-Evaluation.

                                    Maria Irene Barillas-Lara, MD (Research Fellow)


Poster #3                     Inter-Observer and Inter-Vendor Variability in Strain Measurements in Patients with Single Right Ventricular Anatomy

                                    Alex Thompson, MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


Poster #4                     Interobserver Variability in Echocardiographic Assessment of Right Ventricular Function in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Variants

                                    Ravia Javed, MBBS (Pediatric Resident)


Poster #5                     Placement of Medtronic LINQ in the Left Anterior Axillary Position

                                    Heather Anderson, MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


Poster #6                     Influence of pulmonary hypertension on surgical PDA ligation outcomes in preterm neonates

                                    Alexander Raskin, MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


Poster #7                     Differentiating Fontan Failure Phenotypes by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

                                    Jacob Lamberton (Medical Student)


Poster #8                     Sex-specific Differences in Right Ventricular Dimensions in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot

                                             Kevin A Pettit, MD (Pediatric Resident)


Poster #9                     Innovative Two-Step Management Strategy Utilizing EXIT Procedure for a Fetus with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Intact Atrial Septum

Heather Anderson, MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


Poster #10                   Predictors of Behavioral and Emotional Outcomes in Toddlers with Congenital Heart Disease

                                    Elizabeth Jilek (Medical Student)


Poster #11                   Assessment of CPET in Patients with an Atrial Switch

                                    Kelly Aarsvold, MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


Poster #12                   Fetal Echocardiography is Useful for Screening Fetuses with a Family History of Cardiomyopathy

                                    Nicholas Zaban, MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


Poster #13                   First in Man, Minimally Invasive VATS Placement of Steroid Eluting Epicardial Leads

                                    Nicholas Von Bergen, MD (Attending Pediatric Cardiologist)


Poster #14                   Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction Leads to Decreased Myocardial Strain in Right Ventricles: Comparison of Coarctation of the Aorta, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Normal Patients

Carmen Kiper, MD (Pediatric Cardiology fellow)


Poster #15                   Treating Heart failure in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Is Proactive Better than Reactive?

                                    Cassandra Tomberlin (Medical Student)


Poster #16                   Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement in Teenagers and Young Adults with Aortic Root Aneurysms and Bicuspid Aortic Valves Can be Equivalent to Valve Sparing of Normal Tricuspid Valves at Intermediate Follow-up

Amy Lie (Medical Student)


Poster #17                   Acute Decompensation in a Heart Transplant Patient

                                    Jessie Hu, MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)    


Poster #18                   Breast is Best?  A Case of Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Rickets in an Almost Exclusively Breast Fed 18-Month Old Infant

                                    Jessie Yester (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


Poster #19                   Isolated Persistent Fifth Aortic Arch

                                    Ram Rohatgi, MD (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


Poster #20                   The Prevalence of Obesity in Children with Congenital Heart Disease

                                    John Byl, MPH, RDCS (Cardiac Sonographer)


Poster #21                   Identifying Gaps in Parental Support for Families with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: A Quality Improvement  Study

                                    Meghan Landry (Nursing)


Poster #22                   Activity Recommendations in Children who have had Cardiac Surgery

Jesse M. Boyett Anderson (Medical Student)


Poster #23                   First in Man Use of IV Sotalol for a Single Daytime Admission

                                    Arij Beshih (Pediatric Resident)



Poster #24                   Incidence and Heritability of Vascular Rings in Michigan

                                    Jordan Gosnell, RDCS (Cardiac Sonographer)


Poster #25                   A Call to Action: Few States Prioritize Formal Health Evaluation Following Suspected Cardiac Arrest in Athletes

Shannon Lyon DO (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


Poster #26                   Exercise Performance in Shone’s Syndrome and Relationship with Outcomes

                                    Sonia Fortin-Gamero, MD (Research Fellow)


Poster #27                   Left to Right Atrial Appendage Fistula Discovered During Device Closure of an ASD

                                    Shannon Lyon, DO (Pediatric Cardiology Fellow)


Poster #28                   Albuterol Induced Myocardial Ischemia and Circulatory Failure

                                    Nibras El Sherif, MBBS (Pediatric Resident)


Poster #29                   Herbal Supplements and Acute Heart Block: A Case Presentation

                                    Daniel O’Brien, DO (Pediatric Resident)


Poster #30                   Unrepaired partial atrioventricular septal defect in a 64-year-old woman with Down Syndrome

                                    Eric Sheffield (Medical Student)


Poster #31                   Konno-Rastan Combined with Manouguian Procedure for Small Aortic Annulus and Anomalous Coronaries

                                    Fazal Khan, MD (Cardiac Surgery Fellow)


Poster #32                   Bundle to Eliminate Delirium Improves Pediatric ICU Culture and Patient Outcome

Yu Kawai, MD (Attending Pediatric Intensivist)


Poster #33                   De-Escalation of Critical Care and Prevention of Iatrogenicity Through PICU Liberation Rounding Process and a Daily Rounding Checklist

Yu Kawai, MD (Attending Pediatric Intensivist)