18 April 2023 | 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MT | Denver, CO USA
2023 ISHLT Academy Master Class in Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support

The Final Program for the ISHLT Academy Master Class in Pediatric MCS is now available. Click below to download the PDF or to view the CME information for this course.

The Pediatrics MCS Master Class will be focused on the use of mechanical circulatory support in pediatric scenarios. Children who require MCS represent a unique population with many different challenges (small size with a lack of devices scaled to size, common use in “failed” palliation of congenital heart defects, difficulties around anticoagulation) than adults who require MCS. Participants will be able to discuss and share best practices for device and patient selection. In addition, there will be discussion regarding the complications that can occur and the best ways to prevent and treat them.

Academy Chairs

Holger Buchholz, MD, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB Canada
Matthew O’Connor, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA USA

Academy Faculty

Antonio Amodeo, MD, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy
Jennifer Conway, MD, FRCPC, Stollery Children’s Hospital/University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada
Pirooz Eghtesady, MD, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO USA
John Kim, MD, Children’s Hospital of Colorado, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO USA
Annemarie Krauss, German Heart Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Martin Schweiger, MD, Children's Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Christina VanderPluym, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard School of Medicine, Boston, MA USA
Chet Villa, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH USA