The California Heart Rhythm Symposium
JW Marriott Hotel San Francisco
500 Post Street corner of Post and Mason JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
San Francisco, California
The California Heart Rhythm Symposium aims to bring together leaders and emerging leaders in cardiac electrophysiology in the world today. The primary purpose of this conference is to highlight what is known about basic arrhythmia mechanisms, how our clinical therapeutic strategies are driven by science, and how observations from clinical therapeutics have created new avenues for research.

This meeting will benefit practicing and academic electrophysiologists, electrophysiology fellows in training, general cardiologists, and allied health professionals who have an interest in learning how the specialty of cardiac electrophysiology is evolving, from the people who are at the forefront of that evolution.
Upon completion of this activity participants will be better able to:

    Recognize the latest advances in the methods and indications for: ablation of junctional tachycardias, ablation of paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation, and ablation of ventricular tachycardia;
    Enhance knowledge of sudden death risk stratification in athletes and congenital heart disease patients;
    Improve understanding of the mechanism, epidemiology and treatment of early repolarization syndrome;
    Enhance knowledge of appropriate use of the novel oral anticoagulants;
    Summarize how these advances are translated into new therapies;
    Apply these treatment advances to their own clinical practice. 
The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit/sTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢.

Schedule of Presentations:

Friday, September 7, 2012
07:00:00 Continental Breakfast and Registration
07:55:00 Welcome and Introductions
08:05:00 Use of Novel Pacing Maneuvers for Diagnosing Supraventricular Tachycardia in the EP Lab Melvin M. Scheinman
08:30:00 Mapping and Ablation of Junctional Tachycardias Nitish Badhwar
09:00:00 Ablation of Posteroseptal APs – Tips/Tricks Warren M. Jackman
09:30:00 Use of the ECG for Localizing Atrial Tachycardias Jonathan M. Kalman
10:00:00 Break | ATRIAL FIBRILLATION Gregory M. Marcus
10:15:00 Upstream Therapy for AF (ACE, ARB, Statin) – Is There a Role?
10:45:00 Genetics of Human AF Gregory M. Marcus
11:15:00 New Oral Anticoagulant Choices for AF – Which One for Which Patient? Michael D. Ezekowitz
11:45:00 Panel Discussion | Use of Newer Anticoagulants Surrounding Ablation Procedures – Current Practice Michael D. Ezekowitz, Nassir F. Marrouche, Meleze Hocini
12:15:00 Lunch (provided)
13:15:00 Role of Cardiac MRI for Guiding AF Ablation: Expensive Niche or Critical Element of Risk Stratification and Follow-up? Nassir F. Marrouche
13:45:00 Should Balloon Ablation Be Used For All Paroxysmal AF Patients? Edward P. Gerstenfeld
14:15:00 Update on Clinic Outcome After Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation For the Treatment of Persistent AF
14:45:00 Break
15:00:00 Debate: Linear Ablation Should be a Standard Part of AF Ablation in Persistent AF Meleze Hocini, Gregory K. Feld
15:30:00 “Asymptomatic” Cerebral Thromboemboli After AF Ablation Jonathan M. Kalman
16:00:00 Left Atrial Appendage Closure for Stroke Prophylaxis in AF Randall J. Lee
16:30:00 Hybrid Ablation of AF in the Operating Room: Is There a Need? Paul Hwang
17:00:00 Panel Discussion/Wrap-Up Gregory M. Marcus, Meleze Hocini, Gregory K. Feld, Jonathan M. Kalman, Randall J. Lee
17:30:00 Wine & Cheese Reception and Poster Session
Saturday, September 8, 2012
07:00:00 Continental Breakfast
08:00:00 Pluripotent Stem Cells: Im plications for Basic and Translational Cardiac Electrophysiology Lior Gepstein
08:30:00 Redefining Sudden Cardiac Death: In sights from the Comprehensive UCSF SCD Study Zian H. Tseng
09:00:00 ECG Screening and Risk Stratification in Competitive Athletes Byron K. Lee
09:30:00 Break
09:45:00 Risk Stratification of Sudde n Dea th in ACHD: Do Current Adult Guidelines Apply? Paul Khairy
10:15:00 Early Repolarization / J Wave Syndrome: Mechanism
10:45:00 Early Repolarization / J Wave Syndrome: Recognition and Management Meleze Hocini
11:15:00 Challeng ing I nherited Arrhythmia Case Studies Melvin M. Scheinman, Jonathan M. Kalman, Meleze Hocini, Zian H. Tseng
12:15:00 Lunch (provided) | VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA Edward P. Gerstenfeld
13:15:00 What Can We Learn F rom Animal Models of Ventricular Tachycardia?
13:45:00 Mapping and Ablation of Challenging Outflow Tract VTs: Pulmonar y Ar tery, LVOT, Epicardial Samuel J. Asirvatham
14:15:00 Mapping of VT in Coronary Artery Disease: Does Entrainment Still Have a Role in the Era of Substrate Modification? John Miller
14:45:00 New Approaches to M apping and Ablation of VT in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Edward P. Gerstenfeld
15:15:00 Break
15:30:00 Utili ty of Cardiac MRI for Identifying the Arrhythmia Substrate During VT Ablation
16:00:00 Management of Vent ricular Arrhythmia s in NICM: Catheter Ablation and Beyond Kalyanam Shivkumar
16:30:00 Hemodynamic Support During VT Ablation Andre d’Avila
17:00:00 Mapping and Ablation of VT in the Operating Room Sanjay Dixit
17:30:00 Panel Discussion Edward P. Gerstenfeld, Kalyanam Shivkumar, John Miller, Andre d’Avila, Sanjay Dixit, Henry H. Hsia
18:00:00 Adjourn
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