• Understand normal and abnormal fetal cardiac anatomy and physiology

  • Review the current recommendations for fetal echocardiographic imaging

  • Present the techniques and pitfalls in detecting cardiac disease by ultrasound

  • Provide practical guidelines for imaging optimization

  • Teach a comprehensive, segmental approach in fetal cardiac echocardiographic imaging through didactics and live case demonstrations with pregnant volunteers

  • Demonstrate the manifestations of the different forms of fetal cardiac anomalies

  • Promote understanding of the three vessel-tracheal view along with how this view is diagnostic for various subtypes of congenital heart disease

  • Describe the assessment of non-cardiac structures in congenital heart disease

  • Demonstrate the techniques of evaluating the fetal cardiac function and rhythm

  • Recognize and understand disorders of the fetal cardiac rhythm and function, along with etiologies, associated pathology, treatment options and outcomes

  • Describe the utility of newer imaging technologies

  • Enumerate new information on the etiology of congenital heart disease

  • Determine the cardiovascular issues associated with multiple gestations

  • Discuss the fetal brain development with congenital heart disease and the impact on neurodevelopmental outcomes

  • Present and discuss prenatal treatment options

  • Review the hemodynamic changes of congenital heart disease at birth and how this impacts on perinatal management.



  • SickKids is accredited to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Sonographers.

  • This event has been approved by the Canadian Paediatric Society for a maximum of 7.25 credit hours (depending on the number of hours attended) as an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPS, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone.

  • This program has been assessed by Sonography Canada and is eligible for up to 7.75 CPD credits (depending on the number of hours attended), the activity was awarded 7.75 (SB) Sonography Based & CPD # 2019-201 (RP) Relevant to Practice for the Total of 7.75 credits.

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