Cardiac Rhythm Management
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Westin Boston Waterfront - Grand Ballroom C-D
425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

Thursday, May 10, 2018

6:30PM-7:00PM – Registration with Cocktail Reception and Dinner
7:00PM-9:00PM – Educational Program

Cardiac Rhythm Management


6:30PM-7:00PM   Registration with Cocktail Reception and Dinner
7:00PM-7:10PM   Welcome and Introductions
Paul Zei, MD, PhD, FHRS and Jose Osorio, MD
7:10PM-8:00PM   Panel Discussion I
  • Develop strategies and techniques to enhance the patient experience as the patient moves from diagnosis to post-op results
  • Leverage the team approach to improve patient care
  • Understand how to implement lab efficiencies and the potential benefits of procedure standardization for enhanced patient outcomes
  • Learn what metrics are the most impactful to create organizational buy-in
  • Discuss and understand the current health care environment and its impact on access to care

Moderator: Paul Zei, MD, PhD, FHRS
Panel: Jose Osorio, MD, James Allred, MD, FACC, Amber Seiler, MSN, NP-C, FHRS

8:00PM-9:00PM   Panel Discussion II with Q&A Session
  • Discuss the latest workflows and practical techniques to reduce procedure time, reduce radiation exposure and the orthopedic burden of lead while achieving excellent outcomes.

Moderator: Paul Zei, MD, PhD, FHRS
Panel: Jose Osorio, MD, Brett A. Gidney, MD, FHRS, Amit Thosani, MD,
Andrew Brenyo, MD, FACC, FHRS, Raman Mitra, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Course Co-Directors    
tmb BiosenseHRS2018 Jose Osorio portJose Osorio, MD
Director Electrophysiology
Grandview Medical Center
Birmingham, AL
  tmb BiosenseHRS2018 Paul Zei portPaul C. Zei, MD, PhD, FHRS
Director, Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
tmb BiosenseHRS2018 James Allred portJames Allred, MD, FACC
Chief of Electrophysiology
Cone Health Medical Group
Greensboro, NC
  tmb BiosenseHRS2018 Raman Mitrai portRaman Mitra, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS
Chief of Cardiovascular Services
Beacon Health System,
South Bend, IN
tmb BiosenseHRS2018 Amber Seiler portAmber Seiler, MSN, NP-C, FHRS
Arrhythmia Services Program Coordinator
Cone Health Medical Group
Greensboro, NC
  tmb BiosenseHRS2018 Andrew Brenyo portAndrew Brenyo, MD, FACC, FHRS
Director of Electrophysiology
Greenville Health System
Greenville, SC
tmb BiosenseHRS2018 Brett Gidney portBrett A. Gidney, MD, FHRS
Hearth Rhythm Center
Central Coast, CA
  tmb BiosenseHRS2018 Amit Thosani portAmit Thosani, MD
Assistant Professor
Temple University School of Medicine
Director, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Activity Description
Currently 3.1 Million patients in the U.S. are diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), with less than 10% under-going catheter ablation.1 Meanwhile, AF costs the U.S healthcare system an estimated $6 Billion annually.2

Progressive centers around the nation are now establishing programs to optimize arrhythmia care across the continuum of patient management, increase EP lab efficiencies, and establish a standardized workflow to achieve reproducible and efficient ablation procedures while minimizing radiation exposure. This two-part evening program of didactic lectures and case studies led by our experienced faculty will address these critical topics.

Target Audience
This activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of electrophysiologists, electrophysiology lab administrators, and other physicians and associated healthcare professionals practicing within the electrophysiology lab.

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Commercial Support:
This activity is supported through the sponsorship of

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1. 4 Naccarelli GV, Varker H, Lin J, Schulman KL. Increasing prevalence of atrial fibrillation and flutter in the United States. Am J Cardiol.2009; 104:1534-1539.
2. Bajpai A. Epidemiology and Economic Burden of Atrial Fibrillation; 2007 US Cardiovascular Disease p14-17.

The AdvaMed® Code of Ethics limits attendance at corporate sponsored events to healthcare professionals with a bona fide professional interest in the program. Because Biosense Webster, Inc. is committed to following the AdvaMed® Code, spouses, significant others or other guests may not attend this event. Due to state laws, Biosense Webster, Inc. cannot provide meals to Vermont HCPs in the context of product promotions. Information relating to any transfer of value provided to you due to your attendance at this event (i.e., paid or reimbursed travel expenses, meal costs) may be disclosed to the government dependent upon your professional license, in accordance with the federal Open Payments Program and state transparency reporting laws. If you do not wish this information to be disclosed to the government, you should abstain from attending.

Always verify catheter tip location using fluoroscopy or IC signals and consult the CARTO® 3 System User Guide regarding recommendations for fluoroscopy use.

Pellegrino, P.L., Brunetti, N.D., et al. (2013). Nonfluoroscopic mapping reduces radiation exposure in ablation of atrial fibrillation. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine 14, 528-533. Earley, M.J., Showkathali, R. et al. (2006). Radiofrequency ablation of arrhythmias guided by non-fluoroscopic catheter location: a prospective randomized trial. Eur Heart J 27, 1223-1229.

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“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”