Learning Objectives

Overall Learning Objectives

At the end of this meeting, participants will be able to:

  • Interact with, exchange ideas, facilitate collaboration and satisfy personal education goals in the field of cardiac arrhythmias from leading Canadian and International experts. 
  • Learn the latest advances in the field of cardiac arrhythmias, including- prevention of arrhythmias, inherited arrhythmic disorders, cardiac implantable electronic devices, and catheter ablation.
  • Obtain a balanced perspective on prevention and management of cardiac arrhythmias from a field of experts including clinician experts, clinician researchers, basic scientists, and allied health professionals.
  • Participate in a trainee (arrhythmia fellowship) educational session in the form of an interactive Jeopardy game addressing basic and advanced concepts in the field of cardiac arrhythmias. 

SESSION 1: Inherited Arrhythmia Topics

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Review the key unanswered questions in the inherited arrhythmia syndromes. 
  • Understand the potential value of big data and artificial intelligence to improve recognition and treatment of IA syndromes.
  • Become familiar with the data and database strategy of the Canadian Hearts in Rhythm Organization (HiRO).
  • Explore the implications of data and AI on quality of care and patient safety.
  • Review the association between mitral valve prolapse and sudden cardiac death.
  • Identify Brugada syndrome as a hybrid inherited arrhythmia syndrome combining features of a channelopathy and a microstructural cardiomyopathy. 
  • Recognize catheter ablation of the epicardial arrhythmic substrate is a promising treatment option for Brugada patients with frequent recurrent ventricular arrhythmia.

SESSION 2: AF Prevention Topics

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the literature regarding exercise training in managing atrial fibrillation.

FELLOWS SESSION: Semi Finals EP Jeopardy

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the role of devices, antiarrhythmic drug use, intracardiac electrograms, and clinical decision-making.
  • Address basic and advanced concepts in the field of cardiac arrhythmias.

SESSION 3: Controversies In Electrophysiology

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the mechanism of conduction system pacing in cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Discuss the role and place of conduction system pacing for CRT
  • Identify the principles of shared decision-making and strategies to facilitate its implementation throughout the spectrum of ICD treatment decisions including insertion, replacement, and deactivation.

SESSION 4: New Frontiers in Electrophysiology

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the nature of the arrhythmia substrate in atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Learn about novel mapping systems to characterize arrhythmia substrate in atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Understand the biophysical aspects of myocardial lesion formation during ablation of arrhythmias.
  • Identify factors affecting creation of durable lesions during catheter ablation and the relative merits/demerits of radiofrequency, cryo and electroporation for ablation of the arrhythmia substrate.
  • Discover brachy-radiotherapy as a novel ablation strategy for ventricular tachycardia.
  • Learn about novel treatment strategies to manage advanced heart failure in patients with adult congenital heart disease.
  • Manage heart failure patients with CHD disease, the EP point of view. 

FELLOWS SESSION: Finals EP Jeopardy

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the role of devices, antiarrhythmic drug use, intracardiac electrograms, and clinical decision-making.
  • Address basic and advanced concepts in the field of cardiac arrhythmias.