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Ultrasound in Obstetrics: Prenatal Imaging & Fetal Heart Screening

Saturday, June 7, 2014
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
Hermann Conference Center
6411 Fannin
Houston, TX 77030

This event is approved for 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Ultrasound in Obstetrics: Prenatal Imaging & Fetal Heart Screening symposium is sponsored by the Texas Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. 


At the completion of this course, physicians and sonographers should be able to:

  • Utilize new strategies in the first trimester evaluation to identify pregnancies that require additional surveillance for fetal anomalies commonly affecting multiple births, including strategies such as incorporating first trimester determination of chorionicity and twin designation for multiple gestations
  • Examine the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine’s (AIUM) ‘as low as reasonably achievable’ (ALARA) principle and identify the importance of appropriate probe selection and image processing options that exist in order to achieve the ALARA goal while optimizing ultrasound imaging quality
  • Explain how to use tools such as Doppler and color flow to enhance understanding of fetal heart physiology and compliment the standard structural evaluation of the fetal heart
  • Explain the new recommendations for cervical length screening for risk of preterm labor and identify which patients should be referred to a specialist for cervical length screening
  • Identify the importance of prenatal detection of major congenital heart defects (mCHD) to decrease the perinatal morbidity and mortality rates; Improve screening modalities for the early detection of mCHD and explain the importance of a timely referral to a specialist for a fetal ECHO and how the multidisciplinary management of a patient diagnosed with the condition can improve the neonatal treatment and quality of care


Target Audience

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists and sonographers



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Saturday, June 7, 2014


7:15 - 8:00  Check In and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 Welcome, Introductions and Announcements
Michael Bebbington, M.D., M.H.Sc.

8:15 - 9:00 Fetal Evaluation in the First Trimester: Where Are We Going?
Blair Stevens, M.S., C.G.C.

9:00 - 9:45 Improving Your Ultrasound Image While Maintaining the ALARA Principle
Erin Canon, B.S., R.D.M.S.
Genevieve Campbell, B.S., R.D.M.S

9:45 - 10:30 The Functional Evaluation of the Fetal Heart
Gurur Biliciler-Denktas, M.D.

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45 What About the Cervix? Screening for Preterm Delivery
Michael Bebbington, M.D., M.H.Sc.

11:45 - 12:30 Fetal Cardiac Screening
Helena Gardiner, M.D., Ph.D.

12:30 - 1:15 Lunch

1:15 - 1:30 Break
Walk over to the Texas Fetal Center (UTP, Suite 210) for afternoon workshop 

1:45 - 3:45 Cardiac Screening Hands-On Workshop
Break Out Session: Presentation of Common Fetal Heart Anomalies
Break Out Session: Morphology of the Fetal Heart

3:45 - 4:00 Post Test and Conclusion
Michael Bebbington, M.D., M.H.Sc.



Michael Bebbington, M.D., M.H.Sc.
Course Director
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 Director, Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Imaging
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, McGovern Medical School

Helena Gardiner, M.D., Ph.D.
Course Director
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 Co-Director, Fetal Cardiology Program, Texas Fetal Center
Professor, Department of Ob/Gyn and Division of Pediatric Cardiology, McGovern Medical School

Gurur Biliciler, M.D.
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 Co-Director, Fetal Cardiology Program, Texas Fetal Center
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, McGovern Medical School
Genevieve Campbell, B.S., R.D.M.S.
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 Perinatal Sonographer, Texas Fetal Center
Erin Canon, B.S., R.D.M.S.
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 Perinatal Sonographer, Texas Fetal Center
Blair Stevens, M.S., C.G.C.
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 Perinatal Genetic Counselor

Continuing Education

CME Transcripts

For Physicians: Transcripts will be sent to the email address provided at check-in within 2-3 weeks from the event date.

For Sonographers: Transcripts will be provided to all sonographers at the completion of the course.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint sponsorship of Memorial Hermann Health System and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Memorial Hermann Health System is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Memorial Hermann Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience

Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists and sonographers.

Registration Information

Thank you for your interest.
Ultrasound in Obstetrics: Prenatal Imaging & Fetal Heart Screening event has already taken place.

Meeting Materials

All registered attendees will be emailed a copy of the meeting materials the week of the event.

You may also download the presentation materials by clicking here »

The meeting materials can be downloaded to your tablet or smart phone, or printed in advance so you can follow along with the speakers throughout the meeting.

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