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Advanced Catheter Ablation: New Tips, Techniques, and Technologies for Complex Arrhythmias

September 14-17, 2018
Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Registration Closed
Credit Types: AMA PRA Category 1 (28.25), ABIM MOC Points (28.25), | Price: $875 - $995 | Early registration saves $100 off these rates.

Program

Fri, Sept 14
7:00 a.m.
Registration | Continental Breakfast - French Room
7:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction - Course Directors
FUNDAMENTALS AND SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIAS
Moderator: David Wilber, MD
7:45 a.m.
Mapping Fundamentals, Electrograms, and Entrainment Pitfalls
William Stevenson, MD
8:20 a.m.
Focal Atrial Tachycardia: Recognition, Mapping, Ablation
Peter Noseworthy, MD
9:00 a.m.
Diagnostic Maneuvers for SVT/AVNRT/Accessory Pathways
Samuel Asirvatham, MD
9:30 a.m.
Question and Answer
9:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break - French Room
10:05 a.m.
Ablation of Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia (AVNRT): When Slow Pathway Ablation Is Not Enough
Warren Jackman, MD
10:55 a.m.
Illustrative Cases of AVNRT
Warren Jackman, MD
11:30 a.m.
Question and Answer
11:45 a.m.
Lunch - Pavilion Room
ABLATION OF CHALLENGING SVT, AVRNT/ACCESSORY PATHWAYS
Moderator: William Stevenson, MD
1:00 p.m.
Cavotricuspid Isthmus Dependent Atrial Flutter: Tough Cases
Samuel Asirvatham, MD
1:40 p.m.
Ablation of Challenging Accessory Pathways
Warren Jackman, MD
2:30 p.m.
Atrial Arrhythmias in Unusual Settings: Congenital Heart Disease, Post-Surgical Cases
Samuel Asirvatham, MD
3:00 p.m.
Question and Answer
3:15 p.m.
Refreshment Break - French Room
3:30 p.m.
Atriofasicular Pathways: Mahaim or Mayhem
Warren Jackman, MD
4:00 p.m.
Mapping Systems Review: Fundamentals of Cardiac Mapping: Unipolar, Bipolar and Multipolar Approaches and High Density Mapping
David Wilber, MD
4:30 p.m.
Question and Answer
5:15 p.m.
Adjourn
Sat, Sept 15
6:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast - French Room
7:00 a.m.
Early Bird Presentation: Biophysics of RF: Understanding the Dangers of Contact Force and High Output Ablation
Douglas Packer, MD
7:25 a.m.
Introduction and Comments
David Wilber, MD
VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA
Moderator: David Wilber, MD
7:30 a.m.
Anatomy of the Ventricles Relevant to Ablation: Approaches / ECG Correlations
Samuel Asirvatham, MD
8:15 a.m.
Step by Step Approach to Ablating Outflow Tract Tachycardias
Douglas Packer, MD
8:45 a.m.
Right Side or Left Side in Papillary Muscle Ablation: Endocardial/Epicardial/Needle
Peter Noseworthy, MD
9:15 a.m.
Ablation of VT from the LV Summit
David Wilber, MD
9:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break - French Room
10:05 a.m.
Fascicular Ventricular Tachycardia
Samuel Asirvatham, MD
10:35 a.m.
Scar-Related VTs: Defining the Substrate in Ischemic vs Non-ischemic Cardiomyopathy
David Wilber, MD
11:05 a.m.
Mapping During VT for Scar-Related VTs: Defining Circuits
William Stevenson, MD
11:35 a.m.
Aggressive Strategies for Substrate Ablation: Border Zone and Substrate Homogenization: How to Find the Potentials
Douglas Packer, MD
12:05 p.m.
Utility of MR, CT and Pet Scanning for Unusual Ventricular Tachycardia
Vivek Reddy, MD
12:35 p.m.
Lunch - Pavilion Room
VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA
Moderator: William Stevenson, MD
1:30 p.m.
Advanced Ablation Tools From Needle Electrodes to Particle Therapy: They Have Arrived
Douglas Packer, MD
2:00 p.m.
Epicardial Mapping and Ablation: Getting There and Getting the Job Done Safely
David Wilber, MD
2:30 p.m.
Ablation of RV Scar-related VT: ARVC, Sarcoid, Congenital
William Stevenson, MD
3:00 p.m.
High Density Mapping of VT: What Can It Add? What Can it Hurt?
Smit Vasaiwala, MD
3:30 p.m.
Ablation of Polymophic VT/Ventricular Fibrillation
Vivek Reddy, MD
4:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break - Move to Anatomy Session
4:00 p.m.
Hands-On Anatomy Workshop
Samuel Asirvatham, MD
6:00 p.m.
Adjourn
Sun, Sept 16
6:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast - French Room
7:25 a.m.
Opening Comments
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Moderator: Douglas Packer, MD
7:30 a.m.
The Atria: Critical Anatomy. What You Need to Know
Samuel Asirvatham, MD
8:15 a.m.
Achieving Reliable Pulmonary Vein Isolation with RF ablation
Gregory Michaud, MD
8:45 a.m.
Second Generation Cryo Balloon for Ablation: How to Make and Work?
Douglas Packer, MD
9:15 a.m.
Identifying and Ablating Non PV Triggers: A Case Based Approach
Andrea Natale, MD
9:45 a.m.
Question and Answer
10:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break - French Room
10:15 a.m.
Mapping of Persistent AF: Visualizing the Atrial Substrate
David Wilber, MD
10:45 a.m.
Mapping of Persistent AF: Is PV Isolation Enough? Rotor or Other Mapping Help?
Douglas Packer, MD
11:15 a.m.
Post Ablation Atrial Tachycardias: A Systematic Approach
Peter Noseworthy, MD
11:45 a.m.
Question and Answer
12:00 p.m.
Working Lunch Session – Cultural Communication - Open Discussion
12:45 p.m.
Stretch Break
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Moderator: David Wilber, MD
1:00 p.m.
Electroporation
Warren Jackman, MD
1:35 p.m.
Avoiding Complications and Managing Risk in AF Ablation
Douglas Packer, MD
2:05 p.m.
Case Based Discussion: Interactive Cases With Panel Members - Persistent AF: What is the Best Approach in 2018? Faculty Panel: Drs. Natale, Packer, and Wilber
Moderator: Smit Vasaiwala, MD
3:00 p.m.
Appendage Closure: Devices and Strategies
Vivek Reddy, MD
3:30 p.m.
Question and Answer - Drs. Packer and Reddy
3:45 p.m.
Adjourn
Mon, Sept 17
7:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast - French Room
7:30 a.m.
Breakfast Panel: Managing Anticoagulation in Patients Undergoing Ablation - Panelists: Drs. Michaud, Natale, Packer, and Stevenson
Moderator: David Wilber, MD
ABLATION LIVE OR ALMOST
Moderator: Douglas Packer, MD
8:15 a.m.
Intracardiac Ultrasound Workshop: How Do You Get Those Views?
Gregory Michaud, MD
9:00 a.m.
Putting It All Together: Case Presentations of AF and Related Arrhythmias
Gregory Michaud, MD, Andrea Natale, MD, Douglas Packer, MD
Moderator: Douglas Packer, MD
10:15 a.m.
Putting It All Together: Case Presentations of Ventricular Arrhythmias
Vivek Reddy, MD, William Stevenson, MD, David Wilber, MD
Moderator: William Stevenson, MD
11:30 a.m.
Adjourn
Credit Types Offered
  • AMA PRA Category 1
    28.25
  • ABIM MOC Points
    28.25

Price: $875 - $995 | Early registration saves $100 off these rates.

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