Fetal Therapy Simulation Course 

FETAL THERAPY SIMULATION COURSE - (COURSE FULL)

Wednesday 16th November, 2016            08:00 -17:00

 

This intensive full-day course will be offered offsite at the Surgical Skills Centre in Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto on the day preceding the 5th International Fetal  Growth Meeting. 

Space will be strictly limited to 20 participants, and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be an additional registration fee for this course.

 

Fetal interventions are becoming increasingly less invasive, and require training and experience for optimal results. Simulation provides an excellent opportunity to explore these techniques in detail, to gain practical “hands on” experience with the instruments and procedures and to receive feedback on one’s performance and the avoidance of complications. Our faculty are all experienced fetal medicine practitioners from some of the world's leading fetal medicine centres. Procedures will be performed using lifelike maternal and fetal simulation models. This course is suitable for maternal fetal medicine physicians and practitioners performing fetal interventions. Participants will also be provided with the means for sharing and discussion of challenging cases in the future.

Stations will cover the following areas:

1.       Selection and use of fetoscopic equipment

2.       Fetoscope insertion: Where and how. Seldinger technique & direct entry.

3.       Fetoscopic laser of anastomoses in anterior & posterior placentas

4.       Fetoscopy complications

5.       Placental dye  injection studies

6.       Fetoscopic tracheal balloon (FETO) insertion & removal.  Neonatal airway management

7.       Fetal shunt (chest & bladder) insertion

8.       Cord Occlusion techniques:  Bipolar forceps, Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA), Interstitial laser

 

A course dinner on Wednesday evening will form an integral part of the experience for all participants and faculty.

Course Directors:                

Greg Ryan & Rory Windrim

Course Faculty:

Nimrah Abbasi MD, Fetal Medicine Unit, Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Joost Akkermans MD, Dutch Fetal Therapy Centre, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands

François Audibert MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine Dept., Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Ahmet Baschat MB. Center for Fetal Therapy, Johns Hopkins Medical Centre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Paolo Campisi MD, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Tony Johnson DO, Fetal Center, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA

Sarah Keating MD, Perinatal Pathology Dept., Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada

Johannes Keunen MD, PhD, Fetal Medicine Unit, Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Dick Oepkes MD, PhD, Dutch Fetal Therapy Centre, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands

Suzanne Peeters MD, Dutch Fetal Therapy Centre, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
Greg Ryan MB, Fetal Medicine Unit, Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada
Tim Van Mieghem MD, PhD, Fetal Medicine Unit, Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Rory Windrim MB, Fetal Medicine Unit, Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

 

Cost:

Early registration (until Sept. 30th)                                    $900.00
Late registration (from Oct. 1st )                                        $1,000.00

 

Costs include meals and course dinner

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