Third Annual Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium
Marriott-Park City
1895 Sidewinder Drive
Park City, Utah
Third Annual Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium

Schedule of Presentations:

Friday, February 26, 2010
08:00:00 Welcome Mohamed Hamdan, Nassir F. Marrouche
08:05:00 Pathophysiology Melvin M. Scheinman
08:20:00 Role of ANS in Atrial Fibrillation Kalyanam Shivkumar
08:40:00 Electrical Remodeling in Atrial Fibrillation Hon-Chi Lee
09:00:00 Effects of AF on Blood Pressure Regulation Mohamed Hamdan
09:20:00 Genetics in Atrial Fibrillation Melvin M. Scheinman
09:40:00 BREAK
09:45:00 Atrial Fibrillation Management in Patients with Normal Hearts Mohamed Hamdan
10:00:00 HRS Consensus Statement: An Update Hugh Calkins
10:20:00 The ATEHNA Trial: Turning Point? Stefan H Hohnloser
10:40:00 Rhythm vs Rate Control Eric N. Prystowsky
11:00:00 Medical Management of AF: Update John P. DiMarco
11:20:00 Atrial Fibrillation Management in Patients with Heart Failure Roger Freedman
11:20:00 LUNCH
13:00:00 Prognostic Effect of Atrial Fibrillation in Heart Failure Gary S. Francis
13:20:00 Role of CRT in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Nazem Akoum
13:40:00 CASTLE-AF Johannes Brachmann
14:00:00 The Role of Open Heart Surgery Michael Argenziano
14:20:00 BREAK
14:25:00 Anticoagulation and Clot in Atrial Fibrillation James D. Thomas
14:40:00 Old and New Anticoagulation Strategies? John P. DiMarco
15:00:00 Clot Detection: Preferred Method? Chris McGann
15:20:00 Anticoagulation Can Be Stopped After Successful Ablation Bradley P. Knight, David J. Callans
15:40:00 Appendage Closure Devices: From the Surgeon’s Prospective A. Marc Gillinov
16:00:00 Impact of RE-LY on Anticoagulation Strategies: Are We Closing the Coumadin Clinics? Paul Dorian
16:20:00 ADJOURN
Saturday, February 27, 2010
08:00:00 Welcome
08:05:00 Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Defining the Strategy David J. Wilber, Yoshito Iesaka
08:20:00 Past, Present, and Future Hakan Oral
08:40:00 Ablation of AF: How Much Monitoring is Enough to Declare Success? Gerhard Hindricks
09:00:00 To Ablate or Not to Ablate: The Awaited Trials Douglas L. Packer
09:20:00 The Multi-Step Approach? Pierre Jais
09:40:00 MRI for Management of AF: Staging the Disease and Beyond Nassir F. Marrouche
10:00:00 Management of Post AF Ablation Atrial Tachycardia Francis Marchlinski
10:20:00 BREAK
10:25:00 All Around MRI for Atrial Fibrillation Management David J. Wilber, Yoshito Iesaka
10:40:00 Image Acquisition Dennis Parker
11:00:00 Image Processing Rob MacLeod
11:20:00 Interventional MR: How Close to Reality? Elliot R. McVeigh
11:40:00 LUNCH
11:45:00 Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Problem Solving Marcos Daccarett, Yoshito Iesaka
13:00:00 AFIS: A New Solution to Manage AF Patients Walid Saliba
13:20:00 Ablative Debulking of the LA Posterior Wall and Septum for Treatment of AF Nathan Segerson
13:40:00 Targeting Ganglionic Plexi Warren M. Jackman
14:00:00 Targeting CAFEs: Still an Option? Mattias Duytschaever
14:20:00 Cryo Ablation: Only for Paroxysmal Patients? Luc Jordaens
14:40:00 Role of Contact Force in Improving Ablation Lesion Hiroshi Nakagawa
15:00:00 ADJOURN
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