Pediatric heart and vascular diseases summit is Jan. 19

Brian McCrindle, MD

Brian McCrindle, MD

The Child Health Research Institute’s heart diseases area of emphasis will host a Pediatric Heart & Vascular Diseases Mini Research Summit on Jan. 19, from 7:45-11 a.m.

Brian McCrindle, MD, section head, preventative cardiology and epidemiology with the organization SickKids, will be the summit’s keynote speaker, as well as the Children’s Nebraska grand rounds lecturer on Jan. 19. Dr. McCrindle will speak on the topic, “Dyslipidemia in Children: Who Needs Meds, What and Why?”

Additional summit speakers will be Angela Yetman, MD, professor, division of cardiology, department of pediatrics; Majid Jadidi, PhD, assistant professor of biomechanics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha; and Camille Hancock Friesen, MD, professor, division of cardiothoracic surgery, department of surgery.

The event will occur in the Glow Auditorium on Children’s Nebraska’s campus and virtually over Zoom. In-person registration is not required. Those planning to attend virtually will need to register to receive the event’s Zoom information.

“We are very excited to feature Dr. McCrindle as our keynote presenter, to hear from our additional speakers and to bring together stakeholders in pediatric and vascular heart health at our mini summit,” said Ling Li, MD, PhD, assistant professor, division of cardiology, department of pediatrics and co-champion of the heart diseases area of emphasis.

The area of emphasis is one of six within CHRI. The others are genetics, development, exposure and injuries; global health; health services, policy and population health; lifespan diseases; and pediatric cancer. CHRI hosts research mini research summits sponsored by the area of emphasis groups throughout the year.

1 comment

  1. Lisa Runco says:

    CHRI is very excited to host the heart diseases area of emphasis summit, and welcome all those with an interest to attend. Please join us!

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