Continuing Medical Education


October 5-6, 2019: Jen-Tien Wung Respiratory Care of the Newborn: A Practical Approach

This two-day course will cover virtually all aspects of neonatal respiratory care, including kinder, gentler mechanical ventilation, patient-triggered ventilation, NAVA, high frequency ventilation, non-invasive modes of respiratory support, one-lung ventilation, surfactant therapy, inhaled nitric oxide therapy, and the use of laryngeal mask airway. Participants will become familiar with the application and pitfalls of bubble nasal prong CPAP therapy and ventilatory strategies in infants with respiratory distress.  The conference will include didactic presentations as well as simulation sessions with hands-on workshops, NICU tours, videos, and Q & A sessions. An extensive syllabus will be provided in electronic format. At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to recognize the rationale for using bubble nasal CPAP, familiarize with practical aspects of effective bubble CPAP use, and identify strategies for replicating and evaluating success with bubble nasal CPAP and other respiratory care practices at their own institutions. Learn more and register here.


October 11-13, 2019: 8th Annual Joint Conference on Advances in Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease Management

The Congenital Heart Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center is excited to join forces once again with the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to host the 2019 Joint Conference on Advances in Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease Management. This program represents a unique multidisciplinary collaboration between congenital cardiac surgeons, adult congenital and pediatric cardiologists, intensivists and nurses from leading national programs in congenital cardiology. This year, the course will focus on state of the art care of patients with single ventricle physiology, from fetus to adulthood.


November 14, 2019: Liver Disease and Transplantation

NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation (CLDT) experts offer extensive experience diagnosing and treating all forms and stages of liver disease in adults and adolescents. They assess and treat liver disease with standard medical therapy, investigational protocols, and surgical therapy. In addition, they serve as a primary transplantation center. The overall goal of the activity is to learn about commonly encountered liver disease in adolescents and to understand the causes, signs, symptoms, risk factors, screening as well as innovative approaches to treatment and long-term management. This program represents integrate medical, surgical, and radiologic expertise to provide the best care for children with liver diseases. The format of this program will consist of lectures and interactive discussion based on the overall goal of pediatric liver disease and transplantation. Learn more and register here.

General Pediatrics

December 7, 2019: Specialty Updates for the General Pediatrician

This program will be of interest to general pediatricians who are interested in expanding their knowledge in a variety of subspecialty areas with new or updated guidelines or practice parameters that impact primary pediatric care. The subspecialty topics covered in the conference deal with conditions that generally involve a team approach for patient care, including the primary care physician and the subspecialist. The conference will provide the primary care physician with practical information that will help them to become more knowledgeable in identifying, understanding, and co-managing a variety of complex conditions along with the subspecialist. The conference will also provide an opportunity for the primary care physicians to ask questions directly to the participating subspecialists to further enhance their understanding of the conditions discussed. The combination of didactic and interactive elements will promote a more effective learning experience. Learn more and register here.


February 3, 2020: Columbia Pediatric Heart Valve Symposium: From Bench to Bedside Enduring Material

Columbia Pediatric Heart Valve Symposium: From Bench to Bedside is the First Annual Cardiovascular Therapy Course focusing on medical and surgical management of congenital heart valve disease, hosted by NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. This program represents a unique multidisciplinary collaboration between congenital and pediatric cardiac surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric interventional cardiologists and heart valve scientists, allowing for a truly comprehensive approach to the management of children and adults with congenital heart valve malformations. This one and a half-day course will further educate on the surgical and interventional management of patients with congenital heart valve malformations. Learn more and register here.

Cardiology & Neonatology

October 28-30, 2020: Neoheart: Cardiovascular management of the neonate

Program and registration information coming soon!