Preliminary Program

*All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time

Friday September 11, 2020

17:50    Welcome and Introduction
Dr. John Sapp & Dr. Girish Nair

SESSION 1: Inherited Arrhythmia Topics 

18:00    Big data analysis and artificial intelligence in unravelling inherited arrhythmia syndromes
Dr. Andrew Krahn

18:20    Mitral Valve Prolapse and Sudden Cardiac Death – More than a mere association?
Dr. Wael Alqarawi

18:40    Brugada Syndrome- Ion channelopathy or Cardiomyopathy: Role of Catheter Ablation
Dr. Christian Steinberg

SESSION 2: AF Prevention Topics

19:00    Risk factor modification for treatment of AF- How do I approach the difficult to manage AF patient?
Dr. Ratika Parkash

19:20    The role of exercise training in the management of AF
TBC

19:40    SEMI FINALS EP JEOPARDY: Fellows Session
Devices, Antiarrhythmic Drug Use, Intracardiac Electrograms, and Clinical Decision-Making

20:10    Adjournment 

Saturday September 12, 2020

08:50    Welcome and Introduction
Dr. John Sapp & Dr. Girish Nair

SESSION 3: Controversies In Electrophysiology

09:00    LAA appendage closure devices: Can they be used as ‘stand-alone’ therapy for stroke prevention in AF?
Dr. John Mandrola, Louisville, KY, USA

09:20    Expert’s corner: Sensible decision making in clinical electrophysiology
Dr. John Mandrola, Louisville, KY, USA

09:40  His Bundle/LBBB Pacing: Can it replace conventional CRT?
Dr. Pugazhendi Vijayaraman, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

10:00    Robotic ablation tools for arrhythmias: Do we really need them?
TBC

10:20    Allied Health Speaker: Decision making aids for CIED patients: Do we need to replace CIEDs in all patients?
Ms. Krystina Lewis

10:40    Refreshment Break

SESSION 4: New Frontiers in Electrophysiology

11:00    Identifying and characterizing the substrate in Atrial and Ventricular Arrhythmia: Novel High-Resolution Mapping Systems
Dr. Roderick Tung, Chicago, IL, USA

11:20    Creating durable and safe lesions for AF ablation- Radiofrequency, Cryo energy or Electroporation?
Dr. Vidal Essebag

11:40    Stereotactic Brachy Radiotherapy for VT: Are we ready for ‘virtual’ ablations?
Dr. Calum Redpath

12:00    Managing the adult patient with complex palliated/repaired congenital heart and advanced heart failure
Dr. Blandine Mondésert

12:20    FINALS EP JEOPARDY: Fellows Session
Devices, Antiarrhythmic Drug Use, Intracardiac Electrograms, and Clinical Decision-Making

13:00    Concluding Remarks
Dr. John Sapp & Dr. Girish Nair