Shelby Kutty, the Helen B. Taussig Professor and director of pediatric and congenital cardiology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, discusses the strong presence of faculty and staff during the Eighth World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. Kutty organized, co-chaired and presented during various conference sessions. The multimodality imaging sessions focused on clinical congenital heart disease, and an innovative multidimensional cardiac anatomy lab showcased new technology and simultaneous hands-on teaching with heart specimens, 4D imaging, reconstructions and virtual reality. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital hosted a joint dinner symposium that focused on pulmonary vasculature.
I'm here to share with you information about my role as session, co-chair and faculty in the World Congress of Pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery. The Congress had over 5000 attendees and it was wonderful meeting and interacting with several colleagues from around the world. I was involved as co-chair in two imaging tracks and also was the co-chair of a special dinner symposium. The tracks were multimodality, imaging and multi dimensional anatomy lab. The multimodality imaging track focused on six clinical conditions where cross sectional imaging is most useful in continental heart disease. Those six are aortic ation trat fellow single ventricle transpositions vala heart disease and coronary arteries. The multi dimensional anatomy lab is a track that Dr Justin Tretter and I put together as co chairs. The lab showcased all the newest imaging technology that included vintage heart specimens from the largest registries. There were two series of lectures in the lab, first, a card anatomy lecture series with heart specimen demonstration image correlation and virtual reality experience. The second an advanced simulation imaging series discussing how to incorporate new technology into our clinical programs. In addition, Johns Hopkins Children Center and Johns Hopkins, all children's hospital jointly organized a dinner symposium on August 29th. The symposium focused on pulmonary vasculature, Dr Mike and I were co-chair and doctor Sat Manu Thompson and Winter were the speakers. The symposium helped attendees understand how cross sectional imaging and the surgical theater can aid treatment planning. How contemporary blood biers are used for clinical phenotyping and how artificial intelligence methods can help diagnose and treat pulmonary hypertension. Our heart center presented several abstracts of the Congress. Finally, I moderated four sessions and delivered two lectures. The first was on ways of assessing ventricular function in adults with Conal heart disease beyond ejection fraction. And the second lecture on multimodality assessment of transposition of great arteries. The World Congress of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery was an exceptional educational opportunity. I'm very excited for our heart program, having a strong representation of the Congress and for all my colleagues at Johns Hopkins Medicine who spoke presented and contributed. Thank you.