Critical Congenital Heart Disease National Webinar

Date: December 13, 2019 8:00 am EST


This webinar has been postponed until 2020. Please check this page for details when the new date is announced.

Friday, December 13, 2019
1:00-2:00pm EST


Registration coming soon

In 2011, Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening was added to the U.S. Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP). Since then, all 50 states have passed laws or established newborn screening programs, making CCHD screening the standard of care in the U.S. A stakeholder work group including representatives from AAP, AHA, ACC and AHPL met in Washington, DC, in September 2018 to review the evidence and recommended streamlining the current nationally recommended algorithm. This webinar provides an opportunity to engage and discuss the new recommendations with the authors of a manuscript recently published in PEDIATRICS that contain the recommendations from the stakeholder meeting. Implications for public health programs, rationale for the recommended changes and remaining data collection and educational opportunities will all be addressed.

This webinar will be recorded.


  • Describe the new nationally recommended algorithm for CCHD screening.
  • Describe the rationale for the recommended changes to the algorithm.
  • Identify the algorithm’s implications for public health programs.
  • Discuss needs and opportunities for CCHD data collection.


Gerard Martin, MD, FACC
Medical Director of Global Services
Children’s National Health System

Matt Oster, MD, MPH
Director, Children’s CORPS (Cardiac Outcomes Research Program)
Sibley Heart Center Cardiology
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta


Lisa Hom Wandler, RN Esq.
Clinical Program Manager for the Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Screening Program
Children’s National Health System
Co-chair, NewSTEPs CCHD Data Response Team

Amy Gaviglio, MS, LCGC
Former Follow-Up Supervisor
Minnesota Newborn Screening Program
Co-chair, NewSTEPs CCHD Data Response Team