Cardiac Rhythm Management
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St Davids invite HRS 2017  


Westin Boston Waterfront - Harbor Ballroom 1, Boston, MA


Wednesday, May 9, 2018


6:30PM-7:00PM:  Registration with Cocktail Reception, Followed by Dinner Seating

7:00PM-9:45PM:  Educational Program

Cardiac Rhythm Management




Registration with Cocktail Reception, Followed by Dinner Seating


Welcome and Introduction
Andrea Natale


Atrial Fibrillation Cases
Chairs: Andrea Natale and Douglas Packer

Case 1: Ablation of AF Triggers
Presenter: Pasquale Santangeli   Commentary: Andrea Natale

Case 2: Ablation of Atypical Atrial Flutter
Presenter: Amin Al-Ahmad   Commentary: Douglas Packer


VT Ablation Cases
Chairs: Luigi Di Biase and Kalyanam Shivkumar

Case 1: Ablation of VT in Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
Andrea Natale   Commentary: Kalyanam Shivkumar

Case 2: PVC Ablation
Presenter: Fermin Garcia   Commentary: Francis Marchlinski

Case 3: Ischemic VT Ablation
Presenter: Roderick Tung   Commentary: Luigi Di Biase


LAA Closure Case
Chairs: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy and Srinivas Dukkipati

Case 1: LAA Closure
Srinivas Dukkipati   Commentary: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy


Closing Remarks and Adjourn
Andrea Natale

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Program Director


Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Austin, TX


Amin Al-Ahmad, MD
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Austin, TX



Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, FHRS
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Srinivas Dukkipati, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Fermin Garcia, MD
University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS
Mid-America Cardiology at University of Kansas
Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Francis Marchlinski, MD, FHRS
University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Douglas Packer, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Pasquale Santangeli, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD
UCLA Health System
Los Angeles, CA

Roderick Tung, MD
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Commercial Support

The symposium is funded through educational grants from multiple companies. Acknowledgement of commercial support is announced on the symposium website and course material distributed during the time of the meeting.


This activity is co-sponsored by:




Joint Providership

MediaSphere Medical and Cine-Med.

CME Activity Description

Activity Description

EP Cases for the Real World is a highly educational symposium that presents recorded ablation case presentations from leading centers around the world that demonstrate interesting clinical situations, and optimal techniques, and technologies. Each case, which will focus on complex atrial and ventricular ablation, is accompanied by expert commentary by world-renowned international experts in the field of ablation. The symposium will enable interactive audience participation during allocated question and answer sessions at the conclusion of each case presentation.

Activity Goal

This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/IOM competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, and Practice-Based Learning.

Target Audience

The symposium is intended to meet the educational needs of electrophysiologists, cardiologists, fellows, and allied healthcare professionals with a clinical focus in complex atrial and ventricular ablation, as well as LAA Closure.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess the different strategies in the ablation of complex arrhythmias.
  • Evaluate the potential advantages and disadvantages in the use of different ablation strategies.
  • Review the use and application of new technology in ablation of arrhythmias.

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider TMIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Cine-Med is jointly 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 live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ciné-Med designates this activity for 2.75 Contact Hours for nurses.

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of MediaSphere Medical and Cine-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 Cine-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.



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Cardiac Rhythm Management


“This program is not part of the Heart Rhythm 2018 Official Scientific Sessions as planned by the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions Program Committee. The event is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society”