2020 PROGRAM CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT


2019 Scientific Program

“This intensive three-day symposium brings together the world's leading medical scientists to share, in a highly interactive environment, the most recent advances in the field of atrial fibrillation.”


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Thursday, January 24

MEDICAL DEVICE AND NEW TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

6:30-7:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

>>Non-CME Morning Sessions 7:30 AM - Noon

7:30-10 AM
EMERGING NEW TECHNOLOGIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE AND CARDIOLOGY

Chairs:
All talks 15 minutes & 5 minutes Q&A (7:30-9:10 AM)

CRISPR/Cas9: Technology, Potential Applications to Human Disease, Ethics and Challenges
Yuri Kim, MD, PhD

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data: Avoiding Hype and False Conclusions - Key Concepts and Examples
Michael Zalis, MD

Autonomous Robotic Intracardiac Catheter Navigation: General Principles and Clinical Application
Pierre Dupont, PhD

Quantum Computing: General Concepts, Future Promise and Practical Challenges
Edward Farhi, PhD

What VCs Want and How to Finance A Medical Device Startup
Andrew ElBardissi, MD

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Early Stage and Emerging Technologies in Cardiac Mapping and Ablation
Chairs:
All talks 5 minutes (9:10-10 AM)

Presenters:

Adagio Medical, Tom De Potter, MD
Acesion Pharma, A. John Camm, MD
Acutus, Claudio Tondo, MD
Affera, Vivek Reddy, MD
CardioNXT, Subbarao Choudry, MD
Cardiva Medical, Amin Al-Ahmad, MD
EPD Solutions, a Philips Company, Karl-Heinz Kuck, MD
InCarda Therapeutics, Jeremy Ruskin, MD
Kardium, Hans Kottkamp, MD
LuxCath, Pierre Jais, MD

10-10:30 AM
Break and Exhibits

10:30 AM-Noon
NOVEL MAPPING AND ABLATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR CATHETER ABLATION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Sponsored Session (Non-CME) - Abbott Medical
Chairs: Moussa Mansour, MD and Vivek Reddy, MD
All talks 10 minutes & 5 minutes Q&A

A Novel Multielectrode/Omnipolar Mapping Technology to Address the Limitations of Traditional Bipolar Mapping
John Day, MD

New Insights into Arrhythmia Mechanisms Using a High Density Multielectrode Mapping Array
Jacob Koruth, MD

New Generation Ablation Catheters: Combining Force Sensing with Accurate Catheter Localization
Monica Lo, MD

High Power Short Duration Ablation for AF: Unmet Needs and Potential Solutions
Andrea Natale, MD

Panel and Audience Q&A and Discussion - All Faculty (30 minutes)
Chairs: Moussa Mansour, MD and Vivek Reddy, MD

Noon-1:15 PM
Lunch, Exhibits and Product Theaters

>>CME Afternoon Sessions 1:15 – 5:30 PM

1:15-2:45 PM
CABANA: NEW ANALYSES, LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP AND DEBATE—INTERPRETATION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE

Chair: Hugh Calkins, MD

Debate and Discussion:

CABANA is a Negative Trial (10 minutes)
Peter Kowey, MD
CABANA is a Positive Trial (10 minutes)
Eric Prystowsky, MD

Why CABANA Is a Neutral Trial that Isn’t Neutral; New Analyses; Long-Term Follow-up Quality of Life; and Sinus Rhythm vs. Atrial Fibrillation (20 minutes)
Douglas Packer, MD

Essential Lessons Learned from AF Ablation Mortality Trials (ATAAC-AF, CASTLE AF, CABANA) (15 minutes)
Nassir Marrouche, MD

Panel and Audience Discussion - All Faculty (35 minutes)
Chair: Hugh Calkins, MD

2:50-3:20 PM
Break and Exhibits

3:20-5:30 PM
CHALLENGING CASES IN AF MANAGEMENT: DRUGS, ANTICOAGULATION, ABLATION & LAA CLOSURE

Panel and Audience Discussion (10 minutes per case)
Moderators: Eric Prystowsky, MD and David Wilber, MD
Case Presenters: Eric Prystowsky, MD; Elad Anter, MD; David Keane, MD, PhD; Francis Marchlinski, MD; Oussama Wazni, MD; Douglas Packer, MD; Jacqueline Saw, MD; David Wilber, MD

5:30 PM
Adjourn


6-10 PM
WELCOME CELEBRATION - SEAPORT HOTEL LIGHTHOUSE BALLROOM ON THE PLAZA LEVEL

All Attendees, Industry and Faculty Dinner and Networking
Immediately following adjournment. Coat and bag check will be available.

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Friday, January 25

GENERAL SCIENTIFIC SESSION

6:30-7:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

>>Non-CME Morning Sessions 7:30 AM - Noon

7:30-10 AM
REAL-TIME CASE TRANSMISSIONS: NEW IMAGING, MAPPING AND ABLATION TECHNOLOGIES
Interactive Panel and Audience Discussions

(All cases 30 minutes)
Chairs: David Keane, MD, PhD; Moussa Mansour, MD; and Jeremy Ruskin, MD
Panel: Pierre Jais, MD; Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD; Francis Marchlinski, MD; Andrea Natale, MD; and Vivek Reddy, MD

Pulmonary Vein Isolation with Ultrasound Mapping and Ablation
Na Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
Jan Petru, MD, Moritoshi Funasako, MD and Petr Neuzil, MD

Temperature Controlled High Power Short Duration Focal RF Ablation for AF
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Srinivas Dukkipati, MD, William Whang, MD and Vivek Reddy, MD

Pulmonary Vein Isolation with a Multi-Electrode Radiofrequency Balloon Catheter
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Moussa Mansour, MD, Andrea Natale, MD and Kevin Heist, MD, PhD

Pulmonary Vein Isolation with 3-D Cryoballoon Visualization
St. Luke's Medical Center, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI
Jasbir Sra, MD and Mohamed Hani, MD

Convergent Hybrid Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
Emory Heart and Vascular Center, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA
David Delurgio, MD, Michael Halkos, MD and Kevin Makati, MD

Audience and Panel Q&A and Discussion During Cases

10-10:30 AM
Break and Exhibits

10:30 AM-Noon
NEW TRENDS IN CATHETER ABLATION FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: IMPROVING EFFICACY AND EFFICIENCY
Sponsored Session (Non-CME) - Biosense Webster

Chairs: Larry Chinitz, MD and Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD
All talks 10 minutes & 10 minutes Q&A

Introduction
Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD (5 minutes)

Improving Procedural Efficiency: Contributions of Ultrasound and Low Fluoroscopy Procedures
Paul Zei, MD

A Tailored Approach to AF Ablation: How to Customize Your Ablation Strategy to the Individual Patient
Larry Chinitz, MD

Shortening Procedure Times and Improving Periprocedural Efficiency: How to Treat More Patients Per Day While Enhancing Quality and Patient Experience
Jose Osorio, MD

Panel and Audience Discussion (25 minutes)
Chair: Larry Chinitz, MD
Panel: Amin Al-Ahmad, MD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, Jose Osorio, MD, Jason Zagrodzky, MD and Paul Zei, MD

Noon-1:15 PM
Lunch, Exhibits and Product Theaters

>>CME Afternoon Sessions 1:15 – 6:30 PM

1:15-3:30 PM
NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR MAPPING AND ABLATION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

Chairs: David Keane, MD, PhD and Pierre Jais, MD
All talks 10 minutes, Q&A during panel discussion

Benefits of Ultra High-Density Mapping in AF and AT
Pierre Jais, MD

Advances in Catheter Technologies for Focal RF Ablation (CFS; Temp Control; Trial Updates)
David Wilber, MD

Catheter Ablation for AF Aiming for Contiguous Lesions and Using a Novel Ablation Tag Index
Mattias Duytschaever, MD

New Directions in Cryoablation for AF
Michel Haissaguerre, MD

Update on Balloon Technologies for AF Ablation
Karl-Heinz Kuck, MD

Pulsed Electrical Field Ablation for PVI: Preclinical and Clinical Experience
Vivek Reddy, MD

FDA Perspective: How to Balance Safety, Regulatory Requirements and the Need for Innovation to Advance Patient Care in AF Ablation
Mark Fellman

Panel and Audience Discussion—All Faculty (40 minutes)
Chairs: David Keane, MD, PhD and Pierre Jais, MD

3:30-4 PM
Break and Exhibits

4-6:30 PM
STROKE PREVENTION IN AF: CURRENT ISSUES IN ANTICOAGULATION, ABLATION AND LAA CLOSURE

Anticoagulation
Chairs: John Camm, MD and Elaine Hylek, MD
All talks 10 minutes, Q&A during panel discussion

Update on Completed Trials in Anticoagulation—Clinical Implications
Elaine Hylek, MD

Relationship Between AF Burden and Stroke Risk: What is the Threshold for Anticoagulation?
Daniel Singer, MD

Pill-in-the-Pocket Anticoagulation in Selected Patients with AF: Rationale, Observational Data and Upcoming Clinical Trials
Rod Passman, MD

Should We Discontinue Oral Anticoagulation After Successful Ablation of AF?
Atul Verma, MD

Adherence to Anticoagulation in Clinical Practice—Current Data
John Camm, MD

Panel and Audience Discussion—All Faculty (30 minutes)

Left Atrial Appendage Closure
Chair: Jacqueline Saw, MD and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD

Update on New Technologies and Clinical Trial Outcomes for LAA Closure
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD

LAA Closure in Patients at High Risk for Bleeding
Moussa Mansour, MD

LAA Closure Combined with AF Ablation - Indications, Timing and Outcomes
Andrea Natale, MD

Management of Complications with LAA Closure
Jacqueline Saw, MD

FDA Perspective on New Technologies for Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Challenges and Opportunities
Andrew Farb, MD

Panel and Audience Discussion—All Faculty (30 minutes)

6:30 PM
Adjourn

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Saturday, January 26

GENERAL SCIENTIFIC SESSION

7-8 AM
Coffee and Tea

>>CME Sessions 8 AM – 2 PM

8-10 AM
BEYOND PVI: MECHANISMS AND TARGETS FOR AF ABLATION
(Session I)
Chairs: Sanjiv Narayan, MD and Albert Waldo, MD
All talks 10 minutes & 5 minutes Q&A

Rotors and Fibrillation Revisited: New Imaging Technologies to Visualize Cardiac Electromechanical Turbulence
Jose Jalife, MD

Predicting the Outcome of AF Ablation with Personalized Analysis of the Atrial Fibrotic Substrate: Can We Predict if PVI Will Be Sufficient
Natalia Trayanova, PhD

Activation Wavefront Rotation: Which Rotors Are “Real” and Which Truly Contribute to Perpetuation of AF?
Ulrich Schotten, MD, PhD

Comparison of High Resolution Experimental Optical Mapping and Catheter Mapping of AF Patients
Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD, PhD

Strategies for Ablation of Non-PV Triggers in Patients with Resistant AF
Francis Marchlinski, MD

A New Single-Procedure Ablation Method for Persistent AF Designed to Minimize Local and Macro-Reentrant Atrial Tachycardias
Michel Haissaguerre, MD

Panel and Audience Discussion—All Faculty (30 minutes)

10-11 AM
Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

11-11:30 AM
BEYOND PVI: MECHANISMS AND TARGETS FOR AF ABLATION (Session II)
Chairs: Sanjiv Narayan, MD and Albert Waldo, MD
All talks 10 minutes & 5 minutes Q&A

Role of Vein of Marshall Ablation in Persistent AF
Pierre Jais, MD

How Will Genetic Screening Influence Strategies for AF Management
Patrick Ellinor, MD, PhD

11:30 AM-1 PM
HOW TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF AF ABLATION PROCEDURES

Chairs: Isabel Deisenhofer, MD and Thomas Deneke, MD
All talks 10 minutes & 5 minutes Q&A

Feasibility of Continuing Ablation for AF after Pericardiocentesis for Cardiac Tamponade
Young-Hoon Kim, MD, PhD

Relevance and Timing of CT Scans to Diagnose AE Fistula
Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD

Strategies for the Prevention of Esophageal Thermal Injury During AF Ablation
Isabel Deisenhofer, MD

Correlation of Post-Ablation MRI Esophageal Findings and Endoscopic Evaluation
Thomas Deneke, MD

Panel and Audience Discussion—All Faculty (30 minutes)
Chairs: Isabel Deisenhofer, MD and Thomas Deneke, MD

1-2 PM
LATE-BREAKING CLINICAL TRIALS AND FIRST REPORT CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

BEST ABSTRACT AWARD

2 PM
Adjourn


2 PM
HRS PROGRAM FOR GENERAL CARDIOLOGISTS & INTERNISTS


REGISTRATION & BADGE PICK-UP

Wednesday, January 23
Noon - 6:30 PM

Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25
6:30 AM - Close


EXPO HALL OPENS

Thursday, January 24
9 AM – 4:30 PM