Cardiac Rhythm Management
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St Davids invite HRS 2017  


Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Regency Ballroom C-D-E
Chicago, IL


Wednesday, May 10, 2017


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

7:00PM-9:15PM:  Educational Program

Cardiac Rhythm Management




Registration and Cocktail Reception


Dinner Seating


Welcome and Introduction
Andrea Natale


Atrial Fibrillation Cases
Chairs: Andrea Natale and Douglas Packer

Case 1: Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Triggers
Presenter: Andrea Natale   Commentary:Douglas Packer

Case 2: Ablation of Atypical Atrial Flutter
Presenter: Amin Al-Ahmad   Commentary: Andrea Natale


LAA Closure Case
Chairs: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy and Srinivas Dukkipati

Case 1: Left Atrial Appendage Closure
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy   Commentary: Srinivas Dukkipati


VT Ablation Cases
Chairs: Luigi Di Biase and William Stevenson

Case 1: Ischemic VT Ablation
Roderick Tung   Commentary: William Stevenson

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


Closing Remarks
Andrea Natale

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Program Director


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


Amin Al-Ahmad, MD
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia
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

William Stevenson, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

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 will be announced shortly on the symposium website and course material distributed during the time of the meeting.  EP Cases for the Real World ensures that it is a highly educational symposium, which bridges knowledge gaps and fulfills the clinical needs of healthcare professionals. To support this endeavor, the program directors enlist a planning committee to assist in educational content development and content oversight. The symposium has been developed without influence from commercial supporters.


This activity is co-sponsored by:




Joint Providership

MediaSphere Medical and Cine-Med are serving as joint-providers.

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

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through joint sponsorship of Ciné-Med and MediaSphere Medical.  Ciné-Med is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for Physicians and is an accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Ciné-Med designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 Credit(s).
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ciné-Med designates this activity for 2 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.


Cardiac Rhythm Management


“This program is not part of the Heart Rhythm 2017 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”