Bristol Royal Hospital for Children successfully hosted our first fetal cardiology course on Friday 28th January 2022.
The course was led by Dr. Patricia Caldas, lead paediatric and fetal cardiologist and sponsored by Canon Medical systems. This event was originally planned for March, but had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Bristol team, along with colleagues from Cardiff University Hospitals Wales and the Evelina Hospital in London, presented a packed day, sharing their knowledge of fetal cardiology.
77 delegates attended the hybrid event joining in person and virtually, including fetal medicine specialists, sonographers, trainees, and paediatricians across the network and beyond. The day was very well received with comments such as “ Good overview & practical approach to fetal cardiology”, “ the course was jam packed full of super useful information” , “ the whole content was great”.
The next steps are continuing with our educational events. We are announcing the next study day on the 7th October 2022. Following feedback, this day is aimed specifically for sonographers performing 18-20+6 screening scans ( 2- week anomaly scan). The aim of the course is to improve skills and confidence in detecting congenital heart defects.