Visit Us at APPCS 2014

March 6-9, 2014  

Boston Children’s Hospital is excited to be participating at this year’s APPCS 2014: The 5th Congress of Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society.

Meet our Team at APPCS 2014: 

JamesLockeJames Lock, MD, Cardiologist-in-Chief, Boston Children’s Heart Center, presents on:

•  March 6, 10:00-10:15 AM: Key attributes required for a successful invasive pediatric cardiologist
•  March 6, 1:15–2:15 PM: Perspectives from the Industry
•  March 7, 9:00-9:30 AM: The appropriate and inappropriate use of catheter interventions in children
•  March 8, 9:30-10:00 AM: The art and science of decision making in pediatric cardiac care


Sitaram_EmaniSitaram Emani, MD, Director, Complex Biventricular Repair Program; Assistant in Cardiac Surgery; Surgical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program; Surgical Director, Division of Cardiovascular Critical Care, Boston Children’s Heart Center, presents on:

• March 6, 3:00-5:00 PM: What To Do and What Not To Do: Repair for congenital mitral stenosis
• March 9, 7:30-8:30 AM: Challenges in Surgery: Biventricular repair in hypoplastic LV


KathyJenkinsKathy Jenkins, MD, MPH, Senior Associate in Cardiology; Senior Vice President, Program for Patient Safety & Quality; Director, Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Program, Boston Children’s Heart Center, presents on:

• March 8, 1:15-2:15 PM: Sustainability of Pediatric Cardiac programs in Low Resource Settings
• March 8, 4:30–6:30 PM: Quality Measurement and Quality Improvement in Pediatric Cardiac Care

 

Patricia Hickey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FAAN, Vice President, Cardiovascular and Critical Care Services; Associate Chief Nurse, Cardiovascular and Critical Care Services, Boston Children’s Heart Center, presents on:

• March 7, 1:30-3:00 PM: Essentials of Nursing Management/Nurses as Quality Improvement Leaders: The Red Zone for Decreasing Medication Errors
• March 8, 9:00-10:30 AM: Interdisciplinary collaboration in Pediatric Cardiac Care: OPENPediatrics – Scaling Knowledge and Interprofessional Training Worldwide
• March 8, 1:15-2:15 PM: Sustainability of Pediatric Cardiac programs in Low Resource Settings

CherylOConnellCheryl O’Connell, Director, Nursing Patient Services, Cardiovascular Ambulatory and Imaging, Boston Children’s Heart Center, presents on:

• March 7, 9:00-10:00 AM: Need, Scope and Challenges of Developing Advanced Nursing Roles and Nursing Leaders in Pediatric Cardiac Care
• March 7 3:30-5:00 PM: Management of cardiac arrest after congenital heart surgery


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call: 617-919-4278 or email: heart@childrens.harvard.edu

Clinician Resources

Referrals and Appointments

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center team shares your goal of providing your patients with the best possible care. We are committed to a collaborative approach to achieving superior outcomes and returning your patients to your care. 
We welcome the opportunity to consult with you, formally and informally, about your patients at any stage in their management.

Learn more about referrals and appointments

Fellowship Opportunities

The fellowship programs of Boston Children's Heart Center aims to teach state-of-the-art approaches and techniques to prepare trainees to work at the forefront of their field. Fellowships are offered in Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research, Cardiac Anesthesia and
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.

Learn more about fellowship opportunities

Observerships

The Congenital Heart Surgery Observership Course provides participants with extensive exposure to advanced surgical techniques used for repair of congenital heart malformations, including cardiopulmonary bypass techniques and variations, minimally invasive techniques, robotic procedures and hybrid techniques.

Learn more about the observership course


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Contact the Boston Children's Heart Center

call: 617-919-4278 or email: heart@childrens.harvard.edu

Research and Innovation

Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Center has pioneered cardiovascular innovations that have dramatically improved survival rates and the quality of life for children born with heart defects. Our Heart Center attracts major research support from granting agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. We have the nation’s largest clinical and basic research program focused on pediatric heart.

Recently, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a bio-inspired adhesive that could rapidly attach biodegradable patches inside a beating heart.

Additionally, Boston Children’s Hospital and IBM have partnered to develop OPENPediatricsTM, an interactive digital learning platform that promotes knowledge sharing about the care of critically ill children by providing doctors and nurses across the globe access to colleagues and vital information.


Sign up to receive Heart Murmurs, our twice-yearly newsletter offering updates from physicians, nurses and interdisciplinary colleagues at Boston Children's Heart Center.” 

Contact the Boston Children's Heart Center

call: 617-919-4278 or email: heart@childrens.harvard.edu

Programs and Services

Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Center is the largest of its kind in the United States, encompassing the full spectrum of cardiac care. We are home to dozens of sub-specialties and an internationally renowned faculty that performs close to 1,400 cardiac operations, nearly 700 electrophysiology procedures and over 1,400 catheterizations every year.

Our top-ranked team treats the full spectrum of cardiac disorders, including the rarest and most complex congenital heart defects.

Our patients range from babies still in the womb to adults. They come to Boston Children’s Heart Center from all over the world, for care that combines the most advanced medical and surgical treatments; exceptional outcomes; groundbreaking innovations and discoveries; and close working relationships with, and guidance for, all members of the family.

Our Programs and Services include:

Adult Congenital Heart Service

Cardiac Anesthesia Services

Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program

Cardiac Surgery Department

Cardiology Outpatient Services

Cardiomyopathy Program

Cardiovascular Genetics Program

Congenital Heart Valve Program

Electrophysiology Service

Exercise Physiology

Fetal Cardiology Program

Heart Transplant Program

Interventional Catheterization Program

Kawasaki Disease Program

Preventive Cardiology Clinic

Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Program

Learn more about Heart Center services at Boston Children's

Sign up to receive Heart Murmurs, our twice-yearly newsletter offering updates from physicians, nurses and interdisciplinary colleagues at Boston Children's Heart Center.” 

Contact the Boston Children's Heart Center

call: 617-919-4278 or email: heart@childrens.harvard.edu

About Us

From performing the first surgical repair of patent ductus arteriosus and coarctation nearly 80 years ago, to successfully completing more than 150 closed fetal cardiac interventions in recent years, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center is both a historic leader and a modern innovator in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery.

Our center—the largest of its kind in the United States—encompasses the full spectrum of cardiac care. We are home to dozens of sub-specialties and an internationally renowned faculty that performs close to 1,400 cardiac operations, nearly 700 electrophysiology procedures and over 1,400 catheterizations every year. And with groundbreaking treatments like staged left ventricle recruitment surgery for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, primary neonatal repair of transposition of the great arteries, and successful in-utero intervention for fetal aortic valve disease, we have dramatically improved survival rates for patients of all ages with congenital or acquired heart defects, including the rarest and most complex cases in the world.