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12th International SADS Foundation Conference

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
3405 Lenox Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30326

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8:00am ET - Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 4:00pm ET
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3405 Lenox Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326



Inherited Heart Rhythm Diseases- most recent advancement in science & clinical knowledge, and discussion of most appropriate evidence-based clinical management of these conditions.


Robert Campbell, MD, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia; Robert Whitehill, MD, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia; Susan Etheridge, MD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah; Erin Demo, MS, CGC, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia; Brynn Dechert-Crooks, RN, CPNP, C. S. Mott Children's Hospital; Patricia Simpson, NP, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia; Richard Lamphier, RN, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia; Alice Lara, RN, BSN, SADS Foundation, Salt Lake City, Utah

Credits Offered

This event offers 11.0 CE credits to attendees.
Accredited by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Additional Information

Course Fees

CME Regular


NP, RN, Allied Health


Fellows & Residents



Course Description

This one-day course will focus on inherited heart rhythm diseases that can cause sudden death. Topics covered will encompass the most recent advancements in both basic science and clinical knowledge. A panel of internationally-recognized experts will provide an update on these life-threatening disorders and discuss with the audience the most appropriate evidence-based clinical management with an interactive, informal format.

Target Audience

Electrophysiologists (Pediatric and Adult), Coroners and Medical Examiners, Cardiologists (Pediatric and Adult), Pediatricians, Allied Health Professionals, Family Practice Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Genetic Counsellors


Special Note


**In addition, nurses can earn 11 more credits by attending the Family Sessions all day Saturday, October 5, and until noon Sunday, October 6.



Welcome & Introduction


Session I

Basics and What's New for Inherited Arrhythmias and Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathies

(Moderator: Robert Whitehill, MD)

Long QT Syndrome (Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD)

CPVT (Susan Etheridge, MD)

Brugada Syndrome (Ronald Kanter, MD)

Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy (Bruce Stambler, MD)

CIEDs/AEDs (Charles Berul, MD)


Session II

Cases Presentations: Pro - Con Debates By Panel

(Moderator: Peter Fischbach, MD)

Panel: Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD; Susan Etheridge, MD; Dominic Abrams, MD

*WPW Risk Stratification And Ablation Case Presentation(Robert Whitehill, MD)

*Long QT syndrome / CPVT / ARVC Case Presentation for Discussion (Soham Dasgupta, MD)

*HCM Sports Clearance Pro - Con Debate (Ronald Kanter, MD vs Charles Berul, MD)




Session III

Inherited Arrhythmia/Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy Programs 

(Moderator: Prince Kannankeril, MD)

*Inherited Arrhythmia / Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy Programs: How to Measure Quality and Value Objectively (Dominic Abrams, MD)

*Efficacy and Efficiency as Key Measures of Quality (Thomas Deering, MD)

*Update From Sudden Death in the Young Registry (Heather Macleod, MS, CGC)


Session IV

(Moderator: Robert Campbell, MD)

*Dr. G. Michael Vincent Tribute Lecture: Smart Hearts: How to Apply Emotional Intelligence and Empathy to your Patient Family Communications (Trudy Kremer)


*Panel Discussion 

(Peter Aziz, MD; Ronald Kanter, MD; Bruce Stambler, MD; Jennifer White, MD; Patricia Simpson, FNP-BD, RN, MSN; Erin Demo, MS, CGC)


Trudy Kremer is a strategic communications coach for senior executives at Jackson Spalding, an award-winning marketing and PR agency. Her expertise grew out of her work with NBC Nightly News, TODAY show and MSNBC, where she produced stories for the national news.

She has prepared hundreds of physicians, executives and experts for prime-time performances from organizations including The Coca-Cola Company, Chick-fil-A, Orkin, Delta Air Lines, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Publix Super Markets, and other organizations. In addition to coaching, she is a seasoned crisis strategist who helps clients navigate complicated, high-profile issues.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and SADS Foundation. The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Children's designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Local Accommodations

Local Accommodations - $135/Night

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center

3405 Lenox Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30326


Hotel Group Rate Ends September 12th.


To make reservations, click here.


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