The Systemic RV and What It Needs

Systematic RV Strain Imaging: Ready for Prime Time?  
Presented by William R Davidson, Jr. MD

DavidsonWilliam picWilliam R Davidson, Jr. MD is professor of Medicine in Cardiology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1979.  After finishing cardiology training at The University of Rochester he joined the cardiology faculty at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in 1985 to serve as director of the echocardiography lab which he did from 1985 to 2014.  He founded the Program for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (PACHD) at Hershey in 1991 and still directs it. Has had a longstanding interest in the application of echocardiography to the diagnosis and management of adult congenital heart disease.  Was a contributor to the 32nd Bethesda Conference and has been active in the ACHA and ISACCD.


CRT for the Systemic RV? When and How?     
Presented by Stephen Seslar, MD

seslar-stephenDr. Steve Seslar is co-director of the UW Adult Congenital Electrophysiology Program and a UW associate professor of pediatrics. In addition to general cardiology, he is an expert in heart rhythm disorders and electrophysiology procedures.
He helped create a national quality improvement registry of pediatric and congenital electrophysiology that will capture outcomes on ablation procedures in adult patients with congenital heart disease. He is currently working to create a simulator to make electrophysiology procedures safer and more effective in adults with complex congenital heart disease and associated heart rhythm disorders. He is also collaborating on a stem-cell research project to help prevent arrhythmias in hearts damaged by surgery or a heart attack.
Dr. Seslar earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his M.D. /Ph.D. from Georgetown University. He did his pediatric residence training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) followed by pediatric cardiology and electrophysiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Following this Dr. Seslar was the director of the electrophysiology program at UCSD. After 4 years at this position, he moved to the UW in 2008 to direct the Adult Congenital Electrophysiology Program.


Arbs and the Systemic RV: What We Do with Our Patients  and Why. 

Presented by Barbara Mulder, MD
Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

mulder-barbaraBarbara JM Mulder is Professor of Cardiology in the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2001 she initiated the national registry and DNA bank for congenital heart disease, named CONCOR ( CONgenital CORvitia), in which presently over 16.000 patients have been included. She chaired the European Heart Survey on congenital heart disease with 79 participating centers from 24 countries.. From 2010 until 2012 she was president of the International Society of Adult Congenital Cardiology, ISACHD. At present, she is the president of the                                                  Netherlands Society of Cardiology.


Mechanical Support for the Systemic RV.     
Presented by Joshua Hermsen, MD
The University of Washington

hermsen-joshAn Assistant Professor of Surgery in the division of Cardio-thoracic Surgery at The University of Washington. Dr.Joshua Hermsen is board certified in adult and congenital heart surgery and specialize in the operative care of adults with congenital heart disease.  Other areas of specific interest include heart transplantation, hypertrophic ardiomyopathy, and infectious endocarditis.


Emerging Features of the Hypoplastic Left Heart Cohort.    
Presented by William Wilson, MBBS (Melb), FRACP
Royal Melbourne Hospital (Australia)

William WilsonWill completed general medicine and cardiology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia. He undertook a fellowships in coronary intervention at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (Scotland) and in adult congenital heart disease at the Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults. He started as a consultant interventional cardiologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 2014. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne with a focus on adult congenital heart disease.

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