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Introduction and Objectives

The field of Fetal Medicine is rapidly expanding and at the heart of this progress are the advances in the field of Fetal Cardiology. Imaging of the fetal heart was considered as the ultimate challenge for fetal medicine imaging specialists. However, modern ultrasound technology permits us to image the fetal heart with such precision that even the minute anatomic details needed for surgical planning can be evaluated whilst the baby is still in-utero. The unique aspect of prenatal diagnosis of heart defects is its impact on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes of infants with critical heart defects. The expectant family can be counseled and prepared for the future cardiac care so that the best possible outcomes after surgery can be ensured for the baby.

This hybrid course offers a comprehensive overview to the field of fetal cardiology to the learner. The focus is not just on diagnostic imaging, but to provide a holistic approach to fetal cardiac anomalies including hemodynamics of various CHDs, counseling, management and peri-partum care and expectations of outcomes after pediatric cardiac care.

The course is being offered in a hybrid mode – the first 6 months will be online with 4 sessions (once a week) a month. The last week will involve in-person at Amrita Institute of medical sciences, Kochi, Kerala with hands-on simulation and laptop-based training modules. Candidates shall be provided with a certificate of training from Amrita University after completion and a post-training assessment in person. The unique feature of this course is that the attending delegates will get continued support from our experts after finishing the course, for both diagnosis as well as patient counseling, through online platforms.

We are hopeful that this kind of hybrid learning option will benefit a large number of specialists who can enhance their knowledge without needing to take a long break from their busy practice. We welcome your feedback and suggestions that will enable us to update the content in this ever-ongoing process of education.

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Course Overview

Course Structure

This course will be conducted in a hybrid mode. The first 6 months will be on a dedicated online platform, customized with a specific login for each candidate which will be linked to the registered email/mobile number after registration.

Online Session Structure
  • Once a week, typically on weekends
  • Duration: 1 hour/session
  • Format: Didactic with an interactive Q and A session after the lectures
  • Post session questionnaire with 10 questions related to the session will be shared to each candidate which they have to respond and return to the host. These will be revised in the next session.
  • Online sessions will have lectures as well as interesting case segment once a month including delegate cases as well.
Final Week – In Person Training
  • Site: Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India
  • Format: Hands-on training, simulator-based training with STIC datasets
  • Introduction to STIC with live demonstrations with 4D view
  • Introduction to neonatal and postnatal care of critical heart defects
  • Post training evaluation – written test, spotters and viva
  • Certificate of training from Amrita University
  • Valedictory function
  • Continuing support for the trainees in their practice – online based diagnostic support and counseling of patients through dedicated online platforms.
Eligibility

Registration and Payment

  • Register Here
  • Dedicated link (verified through registered email or mobile number) shall be provided on an individual basis. Group attendance is not permitted and will require an institutional registration.
  • Course fee Rs 60,000 plus GST for 6 months per delegate (including the in-person training)
  • Total 25 candidates per batch
  • Travel and accommodation shall be born by the candidates.
  • Tentative course starting date as July 2024

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Contact

Course Director

Prof. Balu Vaidyanathan,
Clinical Professor, Pediatric Cardiology,
Head, fetal cardiology Division,
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,
Kochi, Kerala, India

baluvaidyanathan@aims.amrita.edu

Address for Correspondence:

The Fetal Cardiology Division,
Department of Pediatric Cardiology,
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center,
Kochi, Kerala, India

fetalcardiology@aims.amrita.edu
+91 7994999773

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