Cardiac Rhythm Management
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Metro Toronto Convention Center - Room 106,
255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W, Canada

Saturday, May 4, 2019



Cardiac Rhythm Management


12:45PM-12:50PM   Welcome and Introduction
12:50PM-1:05PM   Society Guidelines and Evidence Favoring Surgical Ablation
Niv Ad, MD
1:05PM-1:15PM   Left Atrial Appendage Management
James R Edgerton, MD, FACS, FACC, FHRS
1:15PM-1:25PM   Increased 12 year Survival in SA vs no SA in MV results from the Polish National Registry
Piotr Suwalski, MD, PhD
1:25PM-1:45PM   Panel Discussion and Q&A

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Commercial Support

This activity is supported through an educational grant from:

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Joint Providership
MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Ciné-Med




Niv Ad, MD
Washington Adventist Hospital and the University of Maryland
Takoma Park, MD

James R Edgerton, MD, FACS, FACC, FHRS
Senior Clinical Scientist
Department of Epidemiology
Baylor Scott and White
Dallas, TX

Piotr Suwalski, MD, PhD
Hospital of the Ministry of the Interior
Warsaw, Poland





CME Activity Description

Activity Description
This educational symposium features presentations and engaging discussions, which include a review of the latest evidence on concomitant surgical ablation as well as clinical perspectives from the experts.

Target Audience
This activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of surgeons, residents, and other physicians and associated healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate societal guidelines for concomitant surgical ablation and clinical evidence favoring surgical ablation.
  • Assess national registry results to determine the efficacy of surgical ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation who are undergoing mitral valve surgery.
  • Examine the perspectives of a Cardiologist on surgical ablation.

Accreditation Statement
Jointly Accredited Provider TMThis activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Ciné-Med is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Ciné-Med designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity provides 1 contact hours for nurses.

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Disclosure Policy
MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med adheres to accreditation requirements regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty’s commercial relationships will be made known at the activity on course hand-outs and during faculty presentations. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations.

All MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med employees in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

It is the policy of MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med to ensure balance, independent objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its supported educational programs. All faculty members participating in educational activities are required to disclose to the program audience any real of apparent conflicts of interest held within the past 12 months.

MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med implement a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners. Faculty disclosures will be made available on the course syllabus book and faculty introductory slides.

Non-Endorsement Statement
MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med verifies that sound education principles have been demonstrated in the development of this educational offering as evidenced by the review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and activity evaluation process. MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.




This is an industry supported program and not part of the AATS Scientific program