AF Summit: State of the Art in 2019

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Wednesday, May 8
10 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

The AF Summit is a “one-stop” comprehensive update on the discoveries and advancements in AF management that have taken place over the last year and the impacts these changes have on how we manage AF patients today. Examining recent developments in science, spanning those that are widely accepted to controversial, this summit will feature state-of-the-art talks about AF ablation given by leaders in the field with dedicated time for panel discussions and Q&As, as well as debates on contestable changes impacting everyday clinical practice. The AF Summit will conclude with presentations of the most important manuscripts on AF selected by editors from the leading heart rhythm and cardiology journals. 


S-AF01. AF Ablation in 2019: State of the Art (Part 1)

Session Description: This session will provide an update on advances in AF ablation by leading experts in the field followed by an interactive panel discussion on the “State-of-the-Art” of AF ablation in 2019 involving the speakers, chairs, and the audience. 


S-AF02. AF Ablation in 2019: State of the Art (Part 2)

Session Description: This session will include the 2019 Founders Lecture that will provide a comprehensive update on the impact of the new AF Guidelines on AF management in 2019. The session will also include updates from two of the most impactful clinical trials of AF ablation published in 2018-2019 followed by contemporary viewpoint on thromboembolic complications of AF ablation.


S-AF03. Approaches to Management of AF

Session Description: This session will include lectures by leading experts in novel aspects of AF management as well as debates on contemporary controversies impacting clinical practice.


S-AF04. Highlights from the Journal Editors: Top Publications Impacting AF Management in 2019

Session Description: In this session Editors from the leading Heart Rhythm and Cardiology Journals will update us on the most important discoveries on AF published over the past year and how the findings are impacting clinical care. The journal Editors pick 2 of most important papers of the year from their respective journal, and each is presented by the author (5-7 minutes), and then there is a discussion regarding the impact of the articles by the editor.

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