Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Regency Ballroom C-E
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
11:45AM-12:15PM - Registration and Lunch
12:15PM-1:45PM - Educational Program
Registration and Lunch
Perspectives on PAF Treatment: Current Limitations and Value of Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Improving Persistent AF Outcomes with Convergent Ablation
Panel Discussion with Q&A
|Hybrid AF Ablation: Techniques and Patient Selection
Sean Patrick Whalen, MD
Panel Discussion with Q&A Session
John Day, MD, FHRS, FACC
Director of Heart Rhythm Services
Intermountain Medical Center
Salt Lake City, UT
Kevin Makati, MD, FACC, FHRS
St. Joseph’s Hospital
Sean Patrick Whalen, MD
Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston- Salem, NC
This activity is supported through educational grant from AtriCure.
MediaSphere Medical LLC and Ciné-Med.
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/IOM competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, and Practice-Based Learning.
Ablation outcomes for the treatment of persistent or long standing persistent AF remain suboptimal, as many highly touted approaches have proven ineffective in certain patient populations. The symposium will evaluate the potential impact of emerging hybrid ablation procedures for improving outcomes in patients who are not optimal candidates for catheter ablation alone.
The leading experts will evaluate existing challenges for the treatment of persistent or long standing persistent AF, and assess patient selection and techniques necessary to enhance outcomes with multidisciplinary hybrid approaches.
The symposium lectures, case reviews, and panel discussions are complemented with a dedicated Q&A session that enables interactive audience participation.
This activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of electrophysiologists, cardiologists and other physicians and associated professionals with an interest in managing patients with persistent atrial fibrillation.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
- Review large unmet clinical need and challenges of treating persistent AF with current ablation approaches.
- Evaluate the safety and efficacy of dual epicardial and endocardial ablation for treating persistent or longstanding persistent AF.
- Assess outcomes data and clinical experiences for comprehensive posterior left atrial ablation in persistent AF patients.
This 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 educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 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 1.5 Contact Hours for nurses.
MediaSphere Medical and Cine-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 Cine-Med employees in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
MediaSphere Medical and Cine-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 Cine-Med does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.