Electrophysiology Review for Boards and Recertification

EP Board Review Course

Electrophysiology Review for Boards and Recertification

DoubleTree Hotel, Rochester, MN

8/11/2017 - 8/14/2017


This course will provide the cardiologist and electrophysiologist with an overview of all aspects of cardiovascular electrophysiology. Experts in each field will give in-depth didactics on all pertinent aspects of arrhythmia and device management. Each lecture will include questions and answers with an electronic response system. Although this course is designed specifically to prepare the heart rhythm specialist for the electrophysiology boards or recertification, it also aims to provide the clinician with an update on current best practices and advances in arrhythmia management. The full spectrum of electrophysiology will be reviewed: ranging from basic arrhythmia mechanisms and pharmacology, to catheter diagnosis and therapy, and device-based treatments. There are also dedicated cardiac anatomy sessions and careful review of the key maneuvers for arrhythmia diagnosis in the EP lab. 

• Describe the molecular basis of the action potential of the human heart
• Identify the EP characteristics of cardiac impulse propagation including anisotropy, cable theory, and spiral/scroll conduction
• Distinguish the clinical principles and theory of defibrillation and cardiac resynchronization
• Recognize the pharmacokinetic properties of antiarrhythmic drugs, including use dependence
• Recognize and describe the basic mechanisms of common LQTS, Brugada, short-QT, and J-wave syndromes
• Diagnose cardioinhibitory, vasodepressor, and vasovagal syncope syndromes and manage patients appropriately
• Formulate management approaches to the arrhythmia syndromes in congenital heart disease, sarcoid, and ARVD
• Apply 3-D mapping techniques to distinguish between reentrant vs. focal mechanisms of VT
• Develop evidence-based approaches for atrial fibrillation ablation
• Select and appropriately utilize maneuvers to differentiate AVNRT from JT and ORT in the EP lab

This course is intended for cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular fellows, electrophysiology fellows, and all practitioners involved in the care of complex arrhythmia patients in the outpatient and laboratory settings.



7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Thomas M. Munger, M.D. and Christopher J. McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.
7:40 a.m.

Pharmacokinetics, Dynamics, and Clinical EP of Antiarrhythmic Drugs

Peter A. Noseworthy, M.D.

8:40 a.m.

Signal Processing and Interpretation for the Electrophysiologist

K. L. Venkatachalam, M.D.

9:10 a.m. AT and Atrial Flutter: Mapping and Ablation
William G. Stevenson, M.D.
10:10 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m.

Intracardiac Echo and Mapping System Overview

Moderators: Drs. McLeod and Munger

11:00 a.m.

Entrainment and Catheter Ablation of VT in Structural Heart Disease

William G. Stevenson, M.D.

12:00 p.m.

Health Care Reform

Thomas M. Munger, M.D.

12:40 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.

VT Syndromes - ARVD, Outflow Tract, BBR, ILV-VT

Suraj Kapa, M.D.

2:30 p.m.

CT & MRI for Electrophysiologists

Panel: Drs. Kapa, Madhavan, McLeod, and Young

3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:15 p.m.

Atrial Arrhythmia Cases

Malini Madhavan, M.B.B.S.

4:15 p.m.

Atrial Fibrillation: Concepts, Pathophysiology, and Disease Associations

Suraj Kapa, M.D.

4:45 p.m.

VT Workshop of Unknown Cases

John M. Miller, M.D.

5:45 p.m. Dinner
6:00 p.m.

Ablation Complications: Case-Based

Thomas M. Munger, M.D.

7:00 p.m. Day Adjourns


8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:20 a.m.

Understanding Basic Arrhythmogenesis

William G. Stevenson, M.D.

9:20 a.m.

Clinical EP Basics: Electrogram Recording, Mapping, and Ablation Biophysics

John M. Miller, M.D.

10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:20 a.m.

SVT I: Accessory Pathway-Related Tachycardias

Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.

11:20 a.m. Questions/Discussion
11:30 a.m.


Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.

12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:10 p.m.

SVT Cases in the EP Lab: When Maneuvers Can Help

Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D. and Komandoor Srivathsan, M.D.

2:10 p.m.

SVT Unkowns

John M. Miller, M.D. and Siva K. Mulpuru, M.D.

3:10 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:30 p.m.

Anatomy for the Electrophysiologist: Dissections

Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D. and Nirusha Lachman, Ph.D.

6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:45 p.m.

ABIM Module Part I

2017 Update in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Drs. Munger, Shen, Lee, and Srivathsan

8:00 p.m. Day Adjourns


8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:20 a.m.


K. L. Venkatachalam, M.D.

9:20 a.m.

Special Circumstances (Congenital, Pregnancy, Transplant, LVAD, Athletes, HCM, and Sarcoid)

Christopher J. McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

10:20 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:40 a.m.

Pacemaker Basics

Raul E. Espinosa, M.D.

11:40 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m.

Pacemaker / CRT Troubleshooting

Paul J. Wang, M.D.

1:15 p.m.

Principles of ICD and CRT

Siva K. Mulpuru, M.D.

2:15 p.m.

Device Extraction (Pre-Recorded)

Siva K. Mulpuru, M.D.

2:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
2:45 p.m.

Device Workshop I

Malini Madhavan, M.B.B.S. and Paul J. Wang, M.D.

3:45 p.m.

Leadless Pacemaker (Pre-Recorded)

Yong-Mei Cha, M.D.

4:00 p.m.

Device Workshop II

Malini Madhavan, M.B.B.S. and Yong-Mei Cha, M.D.

5:00 p.m. Refreshment Break
5:15 p.m.

ABIM Module Part II

2017 Update in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Drs. Munger, Shen, Lee, and Srivathsan

6:45 p.m. Day Adjourns


7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Understanding the Cardiac Action Potential of the Human Heart
Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D.
8:00 a.m. Non-Ablative Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
Christopher J. McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.
9:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
9:20 a.m. SVT Re-Do (Live Broadcast - Suite 106)
Moderator: Dr. Asirvatham
9:40 a.m. The Cardiac Channelopathies - Part I
Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D.
10:40 a.m. SVT (Live Broadcast - Suite 106)
Moderator: Dr. Asirvatham
11:00 a.m. The Cardiac Channelopathies - Part II
Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 p.m. Course Adjourns | Box Lunch Provided



Christopher J. McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.
Thomas M. Munger, M.D.

Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D.
Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
David J. Bradley, M.D., Ph.D.
Yong-Mei Cha, M.D.
Raul E. Espinosa, M.D.
Suraj Kapa, M.D.
Nirusha Lachman, Ph.D.
Hon-Chi Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Malini Madhavan, M.B.B.S.
Siva K. Mulpuru, M.D.
Peter A. Noseworthy, M.D.
Win-Kuang Shen, M.D.
Komandoor Srivathsan, M.D.
K. L. Venkatachalam, M.D.
Phillip M. Young, M.D.

John M. Miller, M.D.
Paul J. Wang, M.D.

Scholarship Opportunities

This course offers scholarships to individuals in training who excel. The scholarship application can be found here. The deadline for receipt of application is May 15, 2017.

Scholarships will be awarded to exceptional fellows to attend this 3.5 day course, with online content as well, which covers all areas of clinical cardiac electrophysiology through both didactic teaching as well as interactive board simulation question/answer sessions. It would be envisioned that this fellow takes this information back to their institution and conducts teaching and discussion sessions with his/her peers. The scholarship award includes the following:

  • Complimentary tuition
  • DVD set of the 2016 course lectures

The scholarship application form can be found here.

Requirements (all documents must be submitted together):

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of recommendation from training director
  • Current curriculum vitae

The selection process will be based upon the qualities of:

  • knowledge of clinical cardiac electrophysiology
  • interest in education
  • leadership that the fellow has been able to demonstrate

Submit to: feils.deborah@mayo.edu


Mayo Clinic – EPBR Scholarship Program
ATTN:  Ms. Deborah Feils
200 1st Street SW – Gonda 6-472
Rochester, MN 55905

NOTE: Submit application only once. US Mail or Email are both acceptable. There is no need to mail application if you’ve already submitted via email.

The deadline for receipt of application is May 15, 2017.


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 32.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through PARS.


Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. In order to receive the group rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of July 20, 2017, whichever comes first. Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability. Please identify yourself as a participant of EPBR when making your reservation.

DoubleTree by Hilton
150 South Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904

Phone Reservations: 507-281-8000
Online Reservations

Holiday Inn Downtown
220 South Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904

Phone Reservations: 507-252-8200
Online Reservations

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant. 

Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.



MD, PhD, DO, PharmD $1,195
Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, RN $850

The registration fee includes tuition, electronic course syllabus, continental breakfasts, lunches, and break refreshments. Although it is not Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME (CV CME) policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is advised. Enrollment for this program is limited.

If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Clinic CV CME before July 28, 2017 (email: cvcme@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after July 28, 2017. Canceled registrations are non-transferable.

This course is intended to be a live learning experience. If you do not attend this course on-site as a live learner, you will not be allowed access to the materials/lectures during or after the course. No refunds will be given for no-show registrants.

Mayo Clinic CV CME reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Clinic CV CME must cancel or postpone this course, Mayo Clinic CV CME will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.


This course offers the opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Jessica Hemenway. Exhibits will be available for viewing at all scheduled breaks.

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