Official Educational Satellite Symposia

Official Educational Satellite Symposia are educational sessions peripheral to the 40th Annual Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions designed to meet the continuing medical educational needs of the heart rhythm specialist. Official Educational Satellite Symposia are not an official part of the education provided at the Heart Rhythm 2019 Scientific Sessions as planned by the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions Program Committee. These events are planned by third-party educational companies and may offer CME/MOC credit. A full list of planned events will be available on this website in early February. These programs are primarily early morning or evening events beginning on Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Industry Educating Professionals Day is planned for Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Various activities planned by third-party educational companies will be scheduled to take place on this date, prior to the official start of Heart Rhythm 2019. Check back for the full list of planned events in early February.

 

Industry Educating Professionals Day

Tuesday, May 7

32nd Annual EP Fellows Course: Interpreting the Unknown Electrogram

7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Park Central San Francisco | Metropolitan Ballroom

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

This one-day, intensive course is designed to educate EP fellows on best practices to effectively diagnose arrhythmias, using intracardiac electrogram tracings. The faculty will review key factors to understanding arrhythmogenic electrocardiographic features. Audience members volunteer to work with the faculty members to interpret the tracings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define an approach to diagnosing complex arrhythmias
  • Accurately interpret intracardiac electrograms of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias
  • Analyze the response to various electrophysiological pacing maneuvers

Program Director:

Eric N. Prystowsky, M.D.
Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana
Consulting Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina

Faculty:

Edward Gerstenfeld, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of California
San Francisco, California

Jonathan Kalman, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Melbourne, Australia

Francis Marchlinski, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Douglas Packer, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Registration Link:
https://medtronic.cvent.com/d/vbqcr5/ 

 

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation : Advancements in Oral Anticoagulation Therapy and LAA Closure

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis | Golden Gate A/B

Provided by MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Ciné-Med
Supported by unrestricted educational grants from multiple companies

This full-day symposium at Heart Rhythm 2019, led by Dr. Vivek Reddy and world-renowned faculty experts, will once again explore the most recent advancements and developments in LAAC and oral anticoagulation therapy for managing AF-related stroke.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how to use and reverse NOACs.
  • Discuss the role of the Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) in AF-related strokes.
  • Evaluate novel oral anticoagulation and advancements in Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) for stroke prophylaxis in AF.
  • Review strategies for balancing stroke vs bleeding in clinical practice.
  • Examine randomized clinical trial and registry data.
  • Review appropriate NOACC and LAAC patient selection criteria.
  • Assess the cost-effectiveness, efficacy and safety of LAAC therapy.
  • Evaluate optimal LAAC clinical decision making strategies and procedural approaches.
  • Examine catheter ablation with LAAC, including patient selection, clinical work flow and outcomes

Program Director:

Vivek Reddy, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Accreditation Statement:

This live activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Ciné-Med is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Ciné-Med designates this educational activity for a maximum of 9 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 9 Contact Hours for nurses.

Registration Link: http://www.innovationsincrm.com/stroke-prevention-in-af-2019  

 

Mapping and Ablation of Accessory Pathways and AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena Salons 12-15

Supported by Biosense Webster, Inc.

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

This full day program of didactic lectures and case studies will be led by our experienced faculty, Dr. Warren (Sonny) Jackman. It is designed to help attendees utilize best practices to optimize identification, mapping and ablation of Accessory AV Pathways and AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia

Learning Objectives:

  • How to Identify the oblique course of an accessory pathway
  • How to identify and verify accessory pathway activation potentials
  • How to utilize unipolar electrograms in selecting the optimal ablation site
  • How to utilize para-Hisian pacing to identify retrograde conduction
  • How to recognize the 5 atrio-nodal connections (AV nodal pathways)
  • The anatomical differentiation for the multiple forms of AVNRT
  • How to identify and localize the atrial end of the slow pathway(s) forming the Antegrade or retrograde limb of the AVNRT reentrant circuit

Program Director and Faculty:

Warren M. (Sonny) Jackman, MD, FACC, FHRS
George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Medicine
Heart Rhythm Institute /University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Registration Link: https://www.biosensewebster.com/professional-education/ 

 

Interventional CRT for Fellows

5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena Salon 10 & 11

Supported by Merit Medical
This activity is specific to the needs of Fellows In Training

Interventional CRT (iCRT) is the practice of employing Interventional Cardiology techniques and tools to place left ventricular (LV) leads for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT). EP Fellows will learn basic concepts of Interventional CRT, as well as some advanced concepts used for complex cases and trouble shooting. A familiarization with the tools employed is included, with opportunities for hands-on simulated experience. Faculty will include internationally recognized experts in iCRT practice. This course will serve as a primer for Fellows attending complex LV lead placement sessions.

Learning Objectives:

Learn basic to more complex interventional CRT techniques for placement of left ventricular leads, as well as trouble shooting & solutions for complex cases.

Program Director:

Matthew McKillop, MD
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Prisma Health Care System
Greensville, SC

Faculty:

Nestor Cabanillas, MD
Adventist Cardiovascular Institute of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Capital, Argentina

Michael R. Kaufmann, MD
Huntsville Hospital Heart Center
Huntsville, AL

Seth Worley, MD
Medstar Heart and Vascular Institute
Washington, DC

Registration Link: https://www.merit.com/education/education-application-form/?course=ICRT%20Fellows&icrt-fellows-date=May-7-2019

 

Clinical Challenges in EP Practice: Innovations and Solutions 2019 and Beyond

6:30 PM – 9:15 PM
InterContinental San Francisco | InterContinental Ballroom B/C

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

Innovation and research have advanced the field of cardiac electrophysiology. In clinical EP practice, there remain challenges to achieving optimal outcomes in patients with cardiac arrhythmias. This symposium will offer attendees current and innovative approaches to the management of challenging clinical scenarios. The focus is on top practical challenges that clinicians and electrophysiologists encounter in clinical practice. Speakers will utilize lectures and case presentations, which will allow attendees to incorporate the most up-to-date research into their clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the indications and efficacy data on new techniques and technologies used to diagnose and manage complex electrophysiology cases
  • Describe optimal mapping and ablation techniques for specific arrhythmias and clinical circumstances including atrial and ventricular arrhythmias
  • Interpret the clinical utility of the left atrial appendage closure technology based on recent and ongoing clinical trial and registry data with focus on challenging cases
  • Discuss the evolving role of His bundle pacing (HBP) for standard permanent pacing as well as for cardiac resynchronization

Program Director:

Mandeep Bhargava, MD 
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Ayman Hussein, MD 
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Walid Saliba, MD 
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Faculty:

Daniel Cantillon, MD
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Pasquale Santangeli, MD 
Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Khaldoun Tarakji, MD, MPH 
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Patrick Tchou, MD
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Oussama Wazni, MD
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Accreditation Statement:

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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 2.25 credit.

Registration Link: http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/live/courses/advanced-ep-concepts/register.asp 

 

Scientific Session Days

Wednesday, May 8

Leadless Pacing Lunch & Learn: Advanced Micra Case Series

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Park Central San Francisco | Metropolitan Ballroom

Supported by Medtronic
This activity is specific to the needs of Fellows-in-Training, Electrophysiologists, and Allied Health Professionals

Join our expert panel to learn more about Micra™ TPS procedure, infection management, and other interesting topics through real-world case studies

This session is designed to provide the opportunity for experienced Micra™ implanters to share best practices through case study reviews and discussion. These cases will include concomitant procedures, infection risk management, challenging anatomy, and device retrieval. In addition, the latest Micra clinical evidence will be shared and discussed. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions and exchange experience on the implant procedure, patient selection, and the clinical utility of Micra. This session will be open to any registered attendees. However, experienced Micra implanters may find this session most relevant to their clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:

Provide the opportunity to gain deeper understanding of relevant topics such as:

  • Clinical evidence to date
  • Concomitant procedure
  • Infection management
  • Challenging anatomy
  • Device retrieval

Program Director:

Michael Shehata, M.D., FACC, FHRS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Electrophysiology Fellowship
Division of Cardiology
Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Faculty:

Mikhael El-Chami, MD, FACC, FHRS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory Heart and Vascular Center
Director of Electrophysiology
Emory University Hospital – Midtown
Atlanta, Georgia

Ethan Ellis, MD
Cardiac Electrophysiologist
University of Colorado Heath
Fort Collins, CO

Miguel A. Leal, MD, FACC, FHRS
Director, Electrophysiology & Arrhythmia Service
Director, Cardiovascular Medicine & Electrophysiology Fellowship Programs
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Registration Link: No registration required

 

Learn from the Experts: Approach to the Unknown Tracing

11:45 AM – 1:45 PM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena Salon 8 & 9

Supported by Medtronic

This activity is specific to the needs of Fellows-in-Training, Electrophysiologists, and Allied Health Professionals

Utilizing an interactive case-based approach, this course is designed to instruct EP Fellows, early career EPs and Allied Health Professionals on the interpretation of electrocardiographic and intracardiac tracings. The course will include discussions on mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of arrhythmias that will accompany case presentations by Dr. Klein and faculty.

Learning Objectives:

  • Ability to identify key findings of ECGs and Intracardiac recordings
  • Ability to describe the differential diagnosis and arrhythmogenic mechanisms
  • Ability to select proper treatment approaches for brady and tachy arrhythmias

Program Director:

George J. Klein, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada

Faculty:

Gregory Michaud, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director of Electrophysiology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

Melvin Scheinman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Walter H. Shorenstein
Endowed Chair in Cardiology
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Registration Link: Open Registration

 

An Integrated Approach to Managing the AF Patient: Exploring the Role of Convergent Hybrid Ablation

11:45 AM – 1:45 PM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena Salons 1-4

Joint Providership by MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Ciné-Med
Supported by AtriCure

This educational activity has been developed to review current challenges and existing barriers that exist with traditional AF treatment strategies, and examine the emerging role of the multidisciplinary hybrid ablation approach as well as adjunctive LAA closure, through clinical trial reviews, outcomes data assessments, and case study presentations.

The expert faculty will thoroughly assess the impact that integrating electrophysiology and cardiac surgery in a hybrid AF treatment may have from improving patient outcomes, and will evaluate how to effectively establish new procedural and perioperative standards with the multidisciplinary approach.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review current challenges and existing barriers with traditional AF treatment strategies.
  • Examine the safety and efficacy of the Convergent procedural approach for treating Persistent or Longstanding Persistent AF.
  • Review the theoretical basis for targeting the posterior wall in NPAF patients.
  • Examine Convergent AF Ablation combined with LAA closure.

Program Director: 

David DeLurgio, MD, FACC, FHRS
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Faculty: 

David Kress, MD, FACC, FACS
Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director of the Surgical Arrhythmia Program
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
Milwaukee, WI

Kevin Makati, MD, FACC, FHRS
Assistant Professor
Cardiology Section, Department of Medicine
University of South Florida School of Medicine
Rhythm Section Chair, BayCare Health Systems
Tampa, Florida

Felix Yang, MD, FACC, FHRS
Associate Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Ciné-Med is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the
healthcare team.

Ciné-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration Link: http://www.innovationsincrm.com/hybridablation 

 

Lead Management 2019: What We Have Learned and What Questions Remain?

6:30 PM – 9:15 PM
Intercontinental San Francisco | InterContinental Ballroom B/C

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

Expanded indications for cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) have led to more recognition of related complications including lead malfunction and infection which often require transvenous lead extraction. Properly managing these complications can be critically important and even lifesaving for these patients. New device technologies including subcutaneous devices and leadless pacemakers present new challenges for device extraction. This symposium will focus on the rapidly changing landscape of CIED and lead management including review of state-of-the-art practices to minimize infection, overview of best practices and techniques for performing lead and device extraction.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe best practices to prevent CIED infections and summarize the results of recent landmark trials 
  • Discuss the indications and techniques for CIED extraction in specific clinical scenarios including coronary sinus leads and leadless pacemakers
  • Identify current and evolving approaches to performing lead extraction

Program Director:

Khaldoun Tarakji, MD, MPH
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Bruce L. Wilkoff, MD
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Faculty:

Bryan Baranowski, MD
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Mikhael El Chami, MD
Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA

Jonathan P. Piccini, MD, MHS
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Samir Saba, MD
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Accreditation Statement:
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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.

Registration Link: http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/live/courses/leadmgmt/register.asp 

 

His-bundle Pacing - From the Basics and Beyond: Advancing the Clinical Science

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena Salon 9

Supported by Medtronic

Join experts in His-bundle pacing as they present on basic and advanced anatomy, His-bundle pacing definitions, procedure techniques, patient management and ongoing and future clinical work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review anatomy, His-bundle pacing definitions, the mechanisms of LBBB, and implant techniques.
  • Explore troubleshooting and case unknowns in patient management.
  • Learn about ongoing and future clinical work on His-bundle pacing.

Program Directors:

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, M.D., FHRS
Kontos Professor of Cardiology
Chairman, Division of Cardiology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

Gopi Dandamudi, M.D., FHRS
Medical Director & Dyad Leader, Cardiovascular Service Line
CHI Franciscan Health System, Pacific Northwest
Adjunct Faculty, Indiana University School of Medicine
Takoma, WA

Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, M.D., FHRS
Director of Electrophysiology
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Registration Link: No pre-registration required

 

EP Cases for the Real World

6:30 PM – 9:40 PM 
San Francisco Marriott Marquis | Golden Gate A/B

Provided by MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Ciné-Med
This activity is co-sponsored by St. David’s Healthcare and Hospital Corporation of America
Supported by unrestricted educational grants from multiple companies

EP Cases for the Real World is a highly educational annual symposium that presents recorded ablation cases from leading centers around the world that demonstrate interesting clinical situations, techniques, and technologies. Each case will be accompanied by expert commentary by leading international experts in the field of ablation. The cases will focus on complex atrial and ventricular ablation. There will also be time for audience interaction and questions after each case.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the different strategies in the ablation of complex arrhythmias
  • Assess the potential advantages and disadvantages in the use of different ablation strategies.
  • Review the use and application of new technology in ablation of arrhythmias

Program Director:

Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia, Austin, TX

Amin Al-Ahmad, MD
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia, Austin, TX

Faculty:

Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, FHRS
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Srinivas Dukkipati, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Fermin Garcia, MD
University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS
Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute at HCA Midwest Health, Overland Park, KS

Francis Marchlinski, MD, FHRS
University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Douglas Packer, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Pasquale Santangeli, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Roderick Tung, MD
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Wendy Tzou, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Ciné-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Ciné-Med designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.4 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity provides 2.40 contact hours for nurses.

Registration Link: http://www.innovationsincrm.com/epcases 

 

Thursday, May 9

Insights and Emerging Trends in Energy Delivery

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena Salon 9

Supported by Medtronic

Join an experienced physician faculty and the expanding community of cryoballoon customers to discuss recent clinical evidence, share procedural insights and learn about the newest cryoballoon platform innovation as the technology continues to push beyond 500,000 procedures worldwide. Learn about recent data that is shaping energy treatment strategies to help refine the continuum of safety and efficacy. The symposium is targeted towards US and International electrophysiologists and other associated medical professionals.

Program Director:

Darryl Wells, MD, MBA, FHRS
Medical Director of EP Services
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Faculty:

Jason Andrade, MD, BSc MD, FRCPC, FHRS
Director, Non-Invasive and Invasive EP
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, Canada

Tilman Dahme, MD
Ulm University Medical Center
Ulm, Germany

Marcin Kowalski, MD
Director of EP Lab
Staten Island University Hospital
Northwell Health System
Staten Island, NY

Registration: No pre-registration required

 

Disrupting the Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Paradigm: The Rise of the Balloon Technology

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena Salons 3-6

Sponsored by Toray Industries, Inc.
Cosponsored by Heart Rhythm Society

This symposium will provide participants with insights into balloon technologies in the field of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Leading experts will share their own clinical experiences followed by the latest advances in balloon-based technologies. Information about ongoing clinical trials will be also discussed. The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion on the various types of balloon catheters.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about balloon-based approaches for treating atrial fibrillation.
  • Understand about advances in ablations to treat paroxysmal and persistent AF.
  • Comprehend the differences between various balloon-based technologies.
  • Learn about new clinical trials and cutting edge advance in AF ablation

Program Directors:

Jagmeet Singh, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Kyoko Soejima, M.D.
Kyorin University Hospital
Tokyo, Japan

Faculty:

Amin Al-Ahmad, M.D.
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia
Austin, TX

Frédéric Anselme, M.D.
Rouen University Hospital
Rouen, France

Kenneth Ellenbogen, M.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Richmond, VA

Hiroshi Sohara, M.D.
Osaki Hospital, Tokyo Heart Center
Tokyo, Japan

Hiro Yamasaki, M.D.
University of Tsukuba Hospital
Tsukuba, Japan

 

Medical and Consumer Wearables for Arrhythmia Detection, Diagnosis, and Management: Examining the Opportunities and Challenges

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
InterContinental San Francisco | Ballroom A/B

Jointly provided by TOPEC and Medtelligence
Supported by an independent educational grant from Preventice Solutions

As the burden of various cardiac rhythm disorders increases, and their management becomes more evolved and sophisticated, electrophysiologists (EPs) need to understand key concepts in electrophysiology science and management, including effectiveness and complications of the diagnosis, and to manage patients appropriately.

This symposium will provide an opportunity for EPs and allied health professionals in electrophysiology to interact with an expert faculty. The faculty will encourage open discussions of data, guidelines, perceived challenges, and future directions in clinical practice to optimize patient care. The symposium is designed for physicians and allied health care providers who manage patients with cardiac rhythm disorders who are also at risk of comorbidities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Appreciate the need for extended time periods (>14 days) when assessing atrial fibrillation episodes with ECG technology
  • Relate the importance of atrial fibrillation episode and duration using data from many unique patient data sets to optimize deep learning algorithms for detection of atrial fibrillation events
  • Discuss how data from wearable monitors could potentially help healthcare professionals develop personalized treatment plans and anticipate the need for intervention before symptoms, due to arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, occur

Program Director:

Nassir F. Marrouche, MD
University of Utah Health Sciences

Faculty: 

Hamid Ghanbari, MD, MPH
University of Michigan

Suneet Mittal, MD
Ichan School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

Khaldoun G. Tarakji, MD, MPH
Cleveland Clinic

Mintu Turakhia, MD, MAS
Stanford University

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) and Medtelligence. TOPEC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration Linkhttps://medtelligence.net/may9

 

China Night

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
Intercontinental San Francisco | Grand Ballroom C

This event is organized by Chinese Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (CSPE), China Society of Arrhythmias (CSA) and China International Medical Foundation (CIMF), supported by Chinese American Heart Association (CNAHA), sponsored by Medtronic (Shanghai) Management Co., Ltd.
This activity is specific to the needs of International Attendees Only, by Invitation Only

This year marks the thirteenth China Night at the Heart Rhythm Society’s Annual Scientific Session. Faculty will share the latest advancements in science and research related to arrhythmias and heart failure. Chinese physicians and invited scientists from across the globe will address topics relevant to all invited participants.

Learning Objective:   Learn the latest science, technology and academic information in cardio rhythm and heart failure field

Program Director:

Prof. Shu Zhang, President of CSA

Faculty:

Prof. Shu Zhang, President of CSA, President of WSA
Prof. Dejia Huang, President of CSPE
Prof. Congxin Huang, Immediate Past-President of CSPE

 

Conversations to Elevate the Standard of Care in AFib

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM 
San Francisco Marriott Marquis Golden Gate B

Provided by MediaSphere Medical, LLC 
Supported by Biosense Webster, Inc.

This educational symposium will feature insightful conversation over dinner with leading electrophysiologists across the country. Hear from your peers about how they have successfully adopted efficient workflows and dramatically reduced fluoroscopy exposure. Learn how you can transform your practice, increase lab throughput, while delivering extraordinary outcomes and ultimately improve more patients’ lives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the latest workflows and practical techniques to reduce procedure time, reduce radiation exposure and the orthopedic burden of lead while achieving excellent outcomes.
  • Develop strategies and techniques to enhance the patient experience as the patient moves from diagnosis to post-op results.
  • Leverage the team approach to improve patient care.
  • Understand how to implement lab efficiencies and the potential benefits of procedure standardization for enhanced patient outcomes.
  • Learn what metrics are the most impactful to create organizational buy-in.
  • Discuss and understand the current health care environment and its impact on access to care

Program Director:

Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Hospital
Bronx, NY

Larry Chinitz, MD
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Faculty:

James Allred, MD
Moses Cone Hospital
Greensboro, NC

Shephal Doshi, MD
Pacific Heart Institute 
Santa Monica, CA

Jose Osorio, MD
Alabama Cardiovascular Group 
Grandview Medical Center
Birmingham, AL

Jason Zagrodzky, MD
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute 
Austin, TX

Paul Zei, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Registration Link: http://www.innovationsincrm.com/conversations 

 

Cardiac Pulsed Field Ablation: State of The Art

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena Salon 8

Joint Providership by MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Ciné-Med
Supported by FARAPULSE INC.

This educational symposium features leading global experts who will thoroughly examine the impact of Pulsed Field Ablation (PFA) for advancing the standard of care; including potential advantages over thermal modalities such as radiofrequency and cryoablation. The expert lectures, roundtable and panel discussions are complemented with interactive Q&A sessions which allows ample time for attendee participation.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review the basics of Pulsed Field Ablation
  • Evaluate how PFA creates tissue lesions and how it is different from traditional energy sources with respect to side effects, risks and constraints
  • Learn about what is known experimentally:
    • PFA for atrial lesions to isolate PVs / SVC
    • PFA to create atrial linear lesions
    • PFA for ventricular lesions
    • PFA – safety aspects
    • Results in patients, safety and efficacy from initial clinical trials
    • Future developments with PFA

Program Chairs:

Pierre Jais, MD
Central Hospital University of Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France

Vivek Reddy, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Faculty:

David Haines, MD
Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI

Robert Hebeler, MD
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Jacob Koruth, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Petr Neuzil, MD, PhD
Na Homolce Hospital
Prague, Czech Republic

Kars Neven, MD, PhD
Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Krankenhaus
Essen, Germany

Atul Verma, MD
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Newmarket, ON, CA

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Ciné-Med is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Ciné-Med designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity provides 1.5 contact hours for nurses.

Registration Link: http://www.innovationsincrm.com/pfa 

 

Friday, May 10

Navigating the Patient Driven World of Cardiac Recordings: From Guidelines to Real-World Practice

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis | Nob Hill B-D

Joint Providership by MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Ciné-Med
Supported by Omron Healthcare, Inc.

This educational symposium will explore the benefits and potential challenges of consumer based ECG recordings for optimally managing AF patients. The leading faculty experts from around the globe will review strategies for empowering patients, consumer-driven and physician-initiated screening for AF, as well as opportunistic detection of atrial fibrillation at home.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the benefits and potential challenges of consumer based ECG recordings.
  • Assess consumer-driven and physician initiated screening for AF.
  • Examine the importance of screening intensity, AF burden, demographics, and co-morbidities on clinical decision making

Program Director:

Jonathan Steinberg, MD
Director, SMG Arrhythmia Center
Summit Medical Group
Professor of Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Core Professor of Cardiology and Internal Medicine
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University
Short Hills, NJ

Faculty:

Ben Freedman, MD, PhD
Deputy Director Research Strategy, Heart Research Institute/Charles Perkins Centre
Professor of Cardiology, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
Head Vascular Biology Anzac Research Institute
Honorary VMO, Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Sydney, Australia

Keitaro Senoo, MD
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science,
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine,
Department of Cardiac Arrhythmia Research and Innovation
Kyoto, Japan

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Ciné-Med is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Ciné-Med designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.2 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity provides 1.2 contact hours for nurses.

Registration Link: http://www.innovationsincrm.com/ecg 

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