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Sports Cardiology and Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Young

January 23-24, 2015 | Disney Grand Californian Resort

Online Registration:
Click HERE to register online.

The conference will create an opportunity for all those involved in the care of athletes and young individuals in general to gain up to date education relating to the effects of athletic training and the diagnosis and management of individuals with inherited cardiac diseases, in the hope of preventing tragic young sudden deaths in the future.

This biennial event attracts the world's leading experts on sports cardiology and sudden cardiac death in the young.
The aim of this conference is to draw together experts in the fields of sports cardiology, inherited cardiac diseases and sudden cardiac death in the young, who will present contemporary topics and developments in their respective fields.

Program Director:
Anjan S Batra, MD, FHRS
Director of Electrophysiology
Children's Hospital of Orange County
Section Chief and Vice Chair of Pediatrics
University of California, Irvine

(Subject to change)

Day 1 – Friday, January 23, 2015

7:30 am – Registration/Check-in/Hosted Breakfast

8:30 am - Welcome and Overview

8:40 – 10:00 AM - Session 1 - Workshop: Interpretation of  the ECG in the Young Athlete
 1. New ECG Criteria for the Young Athlete
 2. Impact of New Criteria on Screening
 3. Common False Positives and Negatives on Screening ECGs
 4. Panel Discussion / Audience Q&A

10:00 AM - Break

10:30 – 12 Noon - Session 2 - Genomics of SCA
 1. Management of the Genotype Positive, Phenotype Negative Patient (Case scenarios)
 2. Suddenly Struck: The Unseen Danger Inside the Genome: Channelopathies, Exercise and SCD
 3. Current limitations and Future Potential of Genomics in Predicting SCA
 4. Panel discussion /Audience Q&A

12 Noon - Lunch on your own - Explore Downtown Disney!

1:30 – 3:15 PM - Session 3: Risk Stratification of SCA - Debates

 1. Asymptomatic Patients with WPW: They need a Non-invasive Workup for Risk Stratification.
 2. ECG Screening for Sudden Cardiac Arrest: We should be doing it.
 3. A patient with an ICD should be allowed to play competitive sports.
 4. Panel discussion / Audience Q&A

3:15 PM - Break

3:30 – 5:00 PM - Session 4 - “Real World” Cases in Sports Cardiology – Case Based Discussions

5:00 pm – End of Day 1

Day 2 – Saturday, January 24, 2014

7:30 am – Registration/Check-in/Hosted Breakfast

8:10 am - Welcome

8:15 AM - Keynote Talk

8:45 – 10:00 AM - Session 5: “50 Shades of Grey” Zone Athlete: Distinguishing Normal Adaptation from Pathology 
 1. Too Thick? HCM vs. Physiologic Adaptation
 2. ECGs, Cardiac enzymes and MRI findings in endurance athletes
 3. Legal Implications of Return to Play: How to Make RTP Decisions and Stay Out of the Deep End
 4. The dilated aorta - is there a risk?
 5. Panel Discussion / Audience Q&A

10:00 AM - Break

10:30 – 12 Noon - Session 6 - Sports Cardiology in Youth Athletes
 1. Research in Sports and Exercise Cardiology: Challenges, Opportunities, FutureDirections.
 2. Congenital Coronary Anomalies: Major Player or Mere Spectator?
 3. Keeping the Beat: Risky Business in Schools Primary and Secondary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the U.S.
 4. Panel discussion / Audience Q&A

12:00 Noon - Hosted Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 PM - Session 7 - Basic Exercise Physiology and Sports Cardiology
 1. Basic Exercise Physiology and CPET
 2. Utility of exercise testing in determining the risk of SCA
 3. Exercise Physiology and CPET in congenital heart disease
 4. Panel Discussion

3:00 – 4:00 PM - Session 8 - Unknown Cases from Audience

4:00 PM - Conference Adjourns

Hotel Accommodations: Check back soon! We are working on a special group room rate at Disney's Grand California Hotel & Spa. 

Accreditation:  CHOC is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: CHOC designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 CME hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this live activity.

Financial Disclosure: Unrestricted educational grants are being sought in support of this live activity. 

Registration Options:
Early Bird Registration available until 12/19/14:
Physicians                            - $400
                   - $300 
Residents/Medical Students - $25

Regular Registration after 12/19/14:
Physicians                            - $450
                   - $350
Residents/Medical Students - $75

Online Registration: 
Click HERE to register online.  


Cancellations received in writing prior to December 22, 2014 are subject to a $100.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations on or after that date and no-shows will not be refunded. Registrations are transferrable.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday - January 23, 2015
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday - January 24, 2015
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
  1600 South Disneyland Drive Sequoia Ballroom
Anaheim, CA 92808
[click here for directions]

To receive a brochure by mail, please email: bdinfo@choc.org
For questions: (800) 329-2900


Early Bird Registration available until 12/19/14:
- $400
- $300
Residents/Medical Students - $25

Regular Registration after 12/19/14:
Physicians - $450
- $350
Residents/Medical Students - $75

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