Inherited Arrhythmias Webinar Series
The Pregnancy Journey with Inherited Arrhythmia
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from
This free three-part series begn on August 3, 2016 with a demonstration of fetal and maternal care during pregnancies affected with long QT syndrome. This webinar also illustrates the psychosocial experience of a pregnancy affected by long QT syndrome through detailed experiences from a patient and examine the perspective of a genetic counselor working with prenatal patients with inherited arrhythmias.
Speaker: Bettina Francesca Cuneo, MD
Director of Perinatal Cardiology and
Director of Fetal Echo Telemedicine-
Children’s Hospital Colorado Heart Institute, Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics, University of Colorado Medical School
Dr. Cuneo earned her Doctorate of Medicine from The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She has many years of experience working as a Pediatric Cardiologist and has been published in over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts in addition to multiple invited papers, books, and abstracts. Dr. Cuneo is currently serving as Director of Perinatal Cardiology and Director of Fetal Echo Telemedicine at the Children’s Hospital Colorado Heart Institute and also as Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics at the University of Colorado Medical School.
Speaker: Teresa Caldwell Harper, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine Division Chief,
University of Colorado
Dr. Harper attended medical school at the University of Texas at Houston and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. She is Board-certified in Obstetrics and
Gynecology as well as Maternal Fetal medicine.
In 2015 Dr. Harper received an award in Humanism in Medicine Resident-CU in addition to several teaching recognitions and awards. She has been a member of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 2008 as well as the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine since 2003.
Speaker: Julia Wynn, MS, CGC
Clinical Research Manager/Senior Genetic
Ms. Wynn received her M.S. in Genetic Counseling at the University of Texas Health Science Center. In her current position at Columbia University, Medical Center in New York City, she develops and manages multiple genetic research studies, including large natural history studies and psychosocial survey studies. Ms. Wynn is a Board-certified genetic counselor and is also a member of the National Society of
Speaker: Robin Jenkins
Ms. Wahl-Jenkins is a pediatric nurse whose husband has LQTS1. She has two
children, a girl and a boy. Her daughter does not have the family mutation, and her son does. She was part of Dr. Cuneo’s two prenatal studies: both the fetal heart rate study and the fMCG study. In this webinar series, Robin will discuss her experiences with long QT syndrome diagnosed during her pregnancy.