Colorado Arrhythmia Symposium 2017

Boulder, Colorado
Friday, September 15, 2017
University of Colorado
   School of Medicine
Friday September 15th
Arrivals during day
5:00 – 7:00: Registration
5:00 – 6:30: Welcome Reception with Faculty

Saturday September 16th
Management of Atrial Fibrillation
7:00 – 8:00: William Sauer, MD – Informal Breakfast Discussion Topic: Update on
Professional Society Guidelines for Management of Atrial Fibrillation
8:00 – 8:15: Joseph Cleveland, MD – The Role of Cardiac Surgery in the
Management of Atrial Fibrillation
8:15 – 8:30: Duy Nguyen, MD – Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion as Part of the
Management of Atrial Fibrillation
8:30 – 8:45: Michael Rosenberg – Potential Applications of Big Data in the
Management of Atrial Fibrillation
8:45 – 9:30: Amneet Sandhu, MD – Case Presentation: Ablation of Persistent
Atrial Fibrillation;
Panelists: John Miller, MD, Andre d’Avila, and Matt Hutchinson, MD
9:30 – 10:00: Break
10:00 – 10:15: John Miller, MD – Why is there Disagreement about Ablation
of Rotors: Review of Literature and Methods to Improve Results
10:15 – 10:30: Fermin Garcia, MD – Ablation of Atypical Atrial Flutters:
Update on Mapping and Ablation Techniques
10:30 – 10:45: Andre d’Avila, MD – How to Achieve Durable Pulmonary
Vein Isolation
10:45 – 11:00: Break
11:00 – 11:15: Ryan Borne, MD – Mapping the Unmappable: Use of Transient
Repetitive Activation Patterns to Identify Drivers of
Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
11:15 – 11:30: Mathew Hutchinson, MD – New Technology in Atrial Fibrillation
11:30 – 12:00: Debate: Pulmonary Vein Isolation is All that is Needed for
the Treatment of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation;
Pro: Matthew Zipse, MD; Con: John Miller, MD
12:00 – 12:15: Mel Scheinman, MD – Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: Past,
Present, and Future
12:15 – 1:00 William Sauer, MD – Working Lunch: Recap of the Best
Presentations from the 2017 AF Summit and AF Symposium

Sunday September 17th
Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias and Prevention of Sudden Death
7:00 – 8:00:   Paul Varosy, MD – Breakfast Discussion Topic: How Have
National Registries Helped us in Electrophysiology
8:00 – 8:15: Mel Scheinman, MD – Novel Features of the Pathophysiology,
Diagnosis, and Treatment of Bundle-to-Bundle Reentrant VT
8:15 – 8:30: Mathew Hutchinson, MD – Optimal Imaging Integration for
Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia
8:30 – 8:45:   John Miller, MD – The Problem Post Pacing Interval and How
to Avoid Dysentrainment when Mapping Ventricular Tachycardia
8:45 – 9:00: Andre d’Avila, MD: Epicardial Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia:
How to Maximize the Efficacy and Safety of Epicardial Ablation
9:00 – 9:15: Break
9:15 – 9:30: Fermin Garcia, MD – Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias Arising
from the Left Ventricular Summit
9:30 – 9:45: Andreas Brieke, MD – Electrophsyiologic Considerations in
Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices
9:45 – 10:15:   Alexis Tumolo, MD – Case Presentation: Ablation of Multiple
Unstable Ventricular Tachycardias;
Panelists: John Miller, Matt Hutchinson, & Fermin Garcia
10:15 – 10:45: Break
10:45 – 11:00  Wendy Tzou, MD – If at First You Don’t Succeed…Evaluating
Patients for Repeat Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias
11:00 – 11:15: Joseph Schuller, MD – Special Considerations for the Treatment
of Ventricular Tachycardia and Prevention of Sudden Death in
Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
11:15 – 11:30: Ryan Aleong, MD – Update on Lead Extraction for 2017: Review
of the Latest Guidelines and Methods to Improve Safety
11:30 – 12:00: Patients with Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy and Reduced Left
Ventricular Ejection Fraction Should not Receive a
Primary Prevention Defibrillator
Pro: Andreas Brieke, MD; Con: Christine Tompkins, MD
Departures during the day


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    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Office of CME Arrhythmia-REG
    13001 East 17th Place, C295
    Aurora CO 80045


The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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