Overall learning objectives

At the end of this program the participant will be able to:

Recognize congenital heart disease as a life span disease from childhood into adulthood
[CanMEDS roles: Medical Expert, Scholar, Professional]

Describe the long-term complications and outcomes in adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD)
[CanMEDS roles: Medical Expert, Scholar, Professional]

Formulate a rational approach to the diagnosis and treatment of ACHD patients with heart failure
[CanMEDS roles: Medical Expert, Leader, Scholar, Professional]

Describe diagnostic and therapeutic options and strategies in patients with a Fontan circulation and pulmonary vascular disease
[CanMEDS roles: Medical Expert, Scholar, Professional]

Understand the importance of a systematic, multidisciplinary team approach to provide excellent care for adults with congenital heart disease
[CanMEDS roles: Medical Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Scholar, Professional]

Integrate modern imaging and treatment strategies for difficult cases into your practice
[CanMEDS roles: Medical Expert, Leader, Scholar, Professional]

Assess the risks for pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease
[CanMEDS roles: Medical Expert, Communicator, Scholar, Professional]

Formulate challenges in patients with developmental disabilities beyond the heart
[CanMEDS roles: Medical Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Scholar, Professional]

Recognize the advantage of participating in a network of centres with expertise in congenital heart disease
[CanMEDS roles: Medical Expert, Collaborator, Health Advocate, Scholar, Professional]

Integrate the important role of advanced nurses/nurse practitioners/cardiac care professionals to provide comprehensive care for adults with congenital heart disease
[CanMEDS roles: Medical Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Professional]

Describe barriers and challenges in ACHD care in low resource countries
[CanMEDS roles: Medical Expert, Leader, Health Advocate, Professional]

Recognize the needs to improve patient care, education and research globally
[CanMEDS roles: Medical Expert, Communicator, Leader, Health Advocate, Professional]