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New Frontiers for the Fontan Survivor: Challenges, Opportunities and the Ultimate Destination of Heart/Liver Transplantation
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Activity Name: New Frontiers for the Fontan Survivor: Challenges, Opportunities and the Ultimate Destination of Heart/Liver Transplantation
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This one-day symposium provides a comprehensive update on the long-term issues faced by adult Fontan survivors. The course focuses on patients with “failing” Fontan physiology and the available tools and therapies for the treatment of this challenging subset of patients, including updates on medical therapies, catheter-based and surgical techniques for palliation and support. The ultimate therapeutic options of orthotopic heart and multi-organ transplantation are covered in detail as the need grows in this aging Fontan population. The target audience includes adult and pediatric congenital cardiologists, congenital and transplant cardiac surgeons, heart failure/transplant specialists, hepatologists, liver transplant surgeons, cardiac intensivists, cardiology and cardiac surgery trainees, cardiac nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Course Objectives:
  • Define the “failing” Fontan patient
  • Utilize evidence-based medical therapies for treatment and surveillance of the Fontan survivor
  • Diagnose Fontan associated liver disease
  • Refer appropriate Fontan patients for catheter-based mechanical and electrical interventions
  • Identify the role and the limitations of Fontan conversion surgery
  • Identify Fontan patients that may benefit from transplantation or mechanical support
  • Describe the short- and intermediate-term outcomes of single and multi-organ transplantation in Fontan patients
Location Information
Meeting Location: UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
Location Address: 425 Westwood Plaza
Location City: Los Angeles
Location State: CA
Location Postal Code: 90024
Location Country: US
Activity Information
Start Date: 9/21/2019
End Date: 9/21/2019
  • $150 Physicians
  • $95 Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
  • $75 Fellows/Residents
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Credit Information
Credit Amount: 7.5
Credit Unit: Credits
Accreditation: ACCME - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Activity Learning Format: Live Activity
Sponsor Name: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Education
Sponsor Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Sponsor City: Los Angeles
Sponsor State: CA
Sponsor Postal Code: 90024
Sponsor Country: US
Contact Information
Contact Name: Eloisa Ayala
Contact Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Contact City: Los Angeles
Contact State: CA
Contact Postal Code: 90024
Contact Country: US
Contact Phone: (310) 794-2620
Contact Email:

Type:     Live Activity
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