Official Educational Satellite Symposia

An Official Educational Satellite Symposia are educational session's peripheral to the Heart Rhythm Annual Scientific Sessions designed to meet the continuing medical educational needs of the heart rhythm specialist. Official Educational Satellite Symposia are not part of the Heart Rhythm 2017 Scientific Sessions as planned by the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions Program Committee.

 

Wednesday, May 10

14th Annual Learn from the Experts Approach to the Unknown Tracing 

11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
McCormick Place West, Skyline Ballroom 375A

Sponsored by Medtronic

This activity is specific to the needs of Fellows-in-Training

Utilizing an interactive case-based approach, this course, directed by George J. Klein, MD, is designed to instruct EP Fellows on the interpretation of electrocardiographic and intracardiac tracings and recordings. The course will include discussions on mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of arrhythmias.

 

Improving Persistent AF Ablation Outcomes through a Multidisciplinary Approach

11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Regency Ballroom C-E

Sponsored by MediaSphere Medical, LLC, and Cine-Med
Supported by AtriCure 

Ablation outcomes for the treatment of persistent or long standing persistent AF remain suboptimal, as many highly touted approaches have proven ineffective in certain patient populations. The symposium will evaluate the potential impact of emerging hybrid ablation procedures for improving outcomes in patients who are not optimal candidates for catheter ablation alone.

The leading experts will evaluate existing challenges for the treatment of persistent or long standing persistent AF, and assess patient selection and techniques necessary to enhance outcomes with multidisciplinary hybrid approaches. The symposium lectures, case reviews, and panel discussions are complemented with a dedicated Q&A session that enables interactive audience participation.

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint-providership of Ciné-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Ciné-Med is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for Physicians and is an accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Ciné-Med designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Ciné-Med designates this activity for 1.5 Contact Hours for Nurses.

 

Lead Management 2017: A Case Based Approach

7 – 9:15 p.m. 
Hilton Chicago Hotel, Marquette Room

Sponsored by The Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education
Supported by unrestricted educational grants by multiple companies

This program will address two very important aspects of the management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED): lead revisions and extraction, and the prevention and management of infected CIED systems. This activity will be presented in a case-based format and features an expert panel who will share their knowledge and experience in the management of these difficult cases.

Accreditation Statement: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.


 

Thursday, May 11

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy 2017: Building a Program to Get All Patients Successfully to the Finish Line

7:30 - 9:15 p.m.
Hilton Chicago Hotel, Waldorf Room

Sponsored by The Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education
Supported by unrestricted educational grants by multiple companies

CRT has been proven in many well-designed clinical trials to improve quality of life and functional status in patients with HF, to improve pump efficiency, and to enable patients to live longer. Careful attention to appropriate device-related programming can maximize the benefits to be gained with CRT. Remote monitoring of patients' status using innovative sensors may in future years enhance HF patient outcomes. As new information about the benefits of CRT are demonstrated, it may become possible to reduce the burden attributable to HF disease progression with this relatively new therapeutic modality. The goal of this activity is to provide healthcare providers a state of the art update of CRT in 2017.

Accreditation Statement: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.


 

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