Main Session

Thursday, September 5, 2019

8:30 – 10:30 am Board Members Meeting and Breakfast

by invitation only

12:30 – 1:00 pm Registration
Inter-Professional Session

CMH Auditorium

Moderators: Gwen Fosse RN, BSN, MSA  and  Mari Hanson MNSc, RN, CPNP

1:00 – 1:30 pm Thrive Program: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Pediatric Cardiac Psychosocial Care

Jami Gross-Toalson PhD & Erin Perez LMSW, LCSW, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

1:30 – 2:00 pm Oral Feeding Considerations in Infants with Congenital

Heart Defects Before and After Surgical Repair

Jennifer Fogel M.S.CCC-SLP/L, Advocate Children’s Hospital

2:00 – 2:30 pm IV Sotalol Multi-Site Registry

Lindsey Malloy-Walton DO, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

2:30 – 3:00 pm Shock Advised!  Are Your Schools Project ADAM READY?

Gwen Fosse RN, BSN, MSA, University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center

3:00 – 3:15 pm Refreshments / Break
Moderators: Laura Martis MSN, RN, CPNP-AC and Darcie Al-Hassan MSN, RN, CPNP-AC,
3:15 – 3:45 pm When was the Last Time Your Doctor Asked You What You Eat?

Geetha Raghuveer MD, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

3:45 – 4:15 pm Fetal Cardiology: Prenatal Detection and Integrated Counseling

Tara Swanson MD, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

4:15 – 4:45 pm PICU Low Cardiac Output Syndrome

Kelly Tieves DO, MS, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

5:00 pm Adjourn
6:00 – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception & Dinner @ Nelson Atkins Museum

(ticketed event, pre-paid registration required)

Enjoy a Self-Guided Tour of Nelson Atkins Museum beginning at 5:30pm

Dinner at 6:45pm


Hotel and Transportation Information


Thursday, September 5, 2019
12:15 pm Shuttle pick up at The Westin at Crown Center to Children’s Mercy Hospital (Bring Picture ID)

1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

p: (816) 474-4400                                                                         Walking Distance Sky Link thru Crown Center: 0.06 miles- 13 min.

12:30 – 1:00 pm Registration

Children’s Mercy Auditorium

2401 Gillham Rd. Kansas City, MO 64108

1:00 – 5:00 pm Inter-Professional Session
5:15 – 5:45 pm Shuttle pick up at Children’s Mercy Hospital. (Shuttles will run every 15 min.)

#1- Leaves at 5:15 to the Hotel to Nelson Atkins Museum

#2- Leaves at 5:30 to the Hotel to Nelson Atkins Museum

#3- Leaves at 5:45 to the Hotel to Nelson Atkins Museum

Museum Parking: $10 or free shuttle.

4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111

(816)751-1278                                                                                                                                        Driving Distance: 3.1 miles-  9min

6:00 – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception & Dinner at Nelson Atkins Museum (by invitation only)

Dinner at 6:45pm

8:00 pm Shuttle pick up at Nelson Atkins Museum
Friday, September 6, 2019
7:15 am Shuttle pick up at The Westin at Crown Center to WWI Museum

2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108

(816) 888-8100                                                                                                                               Walking Distance: 0.05 miles- 12 min.

5:15 pm Shuttle pick up at WWI Museum to The Westin at Crown Center
Main Session

Friday, September 6, 2019

7:30 – 8:15 am Registration & Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 am Welcome & Opening Remarks by MWPCS President Peter Bartz MD

Introduction: Anitha Parthiban MD


Moderators: Geetha Raghuveer MD and Lindsey Malloy-Walton DO

8:30 – 8:45 am Where Should Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Receive Inpatient Care?

Kelly Aarsvold MD, Omaha Children’s Hospital

8:45 – 9:00 am The Impact of a Formal Transition Program on the Risk of Unplanned Hospitalizations in Congenital Heart Disease Patients Transferring from Pediatric to Adult Care

Chana Bushee BA, Medical College of Wisconsin

9:00 – 9:15 am Maximum Oxygen Recovery Delay in a Fontan Population

Karoline Krzywda MD, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

9:15 – 9:30 am Choosing Catheter Sheath Introducers in Infants – Information You Are Not Provided but Should Have!   Christopher Mathis MD, Children’s Mercy Kansas City
9:30 – 9:45 am Objectively Measured Physical Activity Patterns in Children and Adolescents with Significant Cardiac Disease: An Age and Sex Matched Study   David White PhD, Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Keynote Speaker

Introduction: Girish Shirali MBBS

9:45 – 10:45 am Working Together Towards New Levels of Excellence In The Care of Children With Heart Disease

Daniel J. Penny MD, PhD, MHA – Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital

10:45 – 11:15 am Poster View / Refreshments

Moderators: Daniel Forsha MD and Hayley Hancock MD

11:15 – 11:30 am Effect of Left Ventricular Morphology on Right Ventricular Systolic Function in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome   Alan Wang MD, Mayo Clinic
11:30 – 11:45 am Comparison of Primary Care Physicians and Pediatric Cardiologists in the Appropriateness Use Criteria and Associated Costs of Outpatient Pediatric Echocardiograms

Tracey Thompson MD, Children’s Hospital of Illinois

11:45 – 12:00 pm Safety and Efficacy of Regadenoson for Pediatric Myocardial Stress Perfusion MRI with Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow   Shivani Patel MD, MS, Lurie Children’s Hospital
12:00 – 12:15 pm Echocardiography Education for the Novice: Development of a Virtual Reality (VR) Curriculum Marie Chevenon MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine
12:15 – 12:30 pm Assessment of Left Ventricular Systolic Function by Speckle Tracking Deformation Imaging: A Comparison Between Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in Healthy Children   Doaa Aly MBBCH, Colorado Children’s Hospital
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch- Provided

Moderators: James O’Brien Jr, MD and Stephen Kaine MD

1:30 – 1:45 pm Failed Glenn Shunts – Why They Happen and What to Do About It: A Thirty-Year Single Institution Experience   Jason Greenberg BS, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
1:45 – 2:00 pm Acute Kidney Injury After Fontan Operation

Talha Niaz MBBS, Mayo Clinic

2:00 – 2:15 pm Prophylactic Peritoneal Catheter Placement with Passive Drainage Improves Fluid Management in At-risk Young Infants After Congenital Heart Surgery: A Retrospective Study

Kevin Pettit MD, University of Wisconsin

2:15 – 2:30 pm Optimal Outcomes After Stage 1 Palliation

Khayri Shalhoub MD, Boston Children’s Hospital

2:30 – 2:45 pm Unilateral Versus Bilateral Superior Cavopulmonary Anastomosis: A Comparison of Surgical Timing and Outcomes   Jeffery Shuler MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
2:45 – 3:15 pm Refreshments, Poster View

Moderators: Jonathan Wagner DO and Sanket Shah MD

3:15 – 3:30 pm A Different Kind of Stress Test: Investigating Adverse Childhood Experiences in Families of Children with Congenital Heart Disease   Javier Blanco, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
3:30 – 3:45 pm Defining the Natural History of Pediatric Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Adam Wheeler MD, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University

3:45 – 4:00 pm High Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Young Children with Congenital Heart Disease

Andrea Moyer, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

4:00 – 4:15 pm A Survey on the Use of Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis Among Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Whitney Horsley MD, University of Wisconsin

4:15 – 4:30 pm Functional Consequences of Pravastatin Isomerization on OATP1B1-Mediated Transport

Jonathan Wagner DO, Children’s Mercy Kansas City


Moderator: James St. Louis MD

4:30 – 5:00 pm Awards and Closing Remarks
5:00 pm Adjourn