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Agenda 2019

*2020 Agenda – Coming Soon

The symposium will once again assemble a group of world-renowned faculty, who will share their expertise and experiences about optimal management strategies for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias in various disease states; through illustrative lectures, live case demonstrations, expert panel discussions, point-counterpoint debates, and interactive Q&A sessions.

Friday, October 11, 2019

 

6:30 – 7:25 AM

 

Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:25 – 7:30 AM

 

Opening Remarks
Francis Marchlinski, MD

   

Session I
New Concepts in Risk Stratification
Moderators:
David Callans, MD, Sami Viskin, MD

7:30 – 7:40 AM

 

Changing Paradigms in SCD
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD

7:40 – 7:50 AM

 

Redefining Sudden Cardiac Death: Insights from the San Francisco POST SCD Study
Zian Tseng, MD

7:50 – 8:00 AM

 

Racial Differences in SCD Risk
Rajat Deo, MD

8:00 – 8:10 AM

 

SCD in Mitral Valve Prolapse
Haris Haqqani, MBBS, PhD

8:10 – 8:20 AM

 

Sudden Death Risk in Patients with PVCs
Daniele Muser, MD

8:20 – 8:55 AM

 

Discussion

   

Session II 
VT in NICM
Moderators: Paolo Della Bella, MD, Vivek Reddy, MD

8:55 – 9:05 AM

 

Ablation in NICM: Impact of Substrates and Genetics
Katja Zeppenfeld, MD

9:05 – 9:15 AM

 

Intramural Ablation 
William Sauer, MD

9:15 – 9:25 AM

 

Layered Epicardial/MR Negative Scar in RV and LV Cardiomyopathy
Francis Marchlinski, MD

9:25 – 9:35 AM

 

Voltage Mapping at Initial NICM Presentation to Predict Outcome and Guide Therapy  
David Frankel, MD

9:35 – 9:45 AM

 

Timing of Transplant After Successful VT Ablation – Important Considerations
Anjali Owens, MD

9:45 – 10:10 AM

 

Discussion

10:15 – 10:35 AM

 

Coffee Break

   

Session III 
VF Ablation
Moderators: Andre d’Avila, MD, PhD, William Stevenson, MD

10:35 – 10:45 AM

 

Phenotype Classification of VF Associated with Structurally Normal Hearts
Michel Haïssaguerre, MD

10:45 – 10:55 AM

 

Ablation of PVC Triggered VF
Samuel Asirvatham, MD

10:55 – 11:05 AM

 

Polymorphic VT in Coronary Heart Disease
Sami Viskin, MD

11:05 – 11:15 AM

 

Endocardial Mapping and Ablation of VF
David Krummen, MD

11:15 – 11:25 AM

 

Induction of VF During PES, Non-random Patterns?
Timm Dickfeld, MD, PhD

11:25 – 11:50 AM

 

Discussion

11:50 – 12:00 PM

 

Pick up box lunch

12:00 – 2:00 PM

 

Live Cases with Working Lunch
Live Cases from Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: Francis Marchlinski, MD
Operators: David Callans, MD, Pasquale Santangeli, MD, PhD,
Gregory Supple, MD, Fermin Garcia, MD, Jeffrey Arkles, MD,
Ramanan Kumareswaran, MD, Robert Schaller, DO,
Matthew Hyman, MD, PhD, David Lin, MD
Panel:  Andre d’Avila, MD, PhD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, Vivek Reddy, MD, William Stevenson, MD, Paolo Della Bella, MD, Pierre Jais, MD

2:00 – 2:20 PM

 

Post-Lunch Break

   

Session IV
Device Therapy
Moderators: Andrew Epstein, MD and Eric Prystowsky, MD

2:20 – 2:30 PM

 

Natural History of Arrhythmias After ICD Implant: PARTITA Lessons
Paolo Della Bella, MD

2:30 – 2:40 PM

 

Resynchronization with His and LV Pacing
Kenneth Ellenbogen, MD

2:40 – 2:50 PM

 

Should DFT Testing be Required in S-ICD?
Michael Gold, MD, PhD

2:50 – 3:00 PM

 

New Leadless ICD Technologies
Martin Burke, DO

3:00 – 3:10 PM

 

Does Recovery of EF Preclude ICD Generator Replacement?
Sanjay Dixit, MD

3:10 – 3:20 PM  

PROTECT ICD Study: Programmed Stimulation Post MI
Pramesh Kovoor, MBBS, PhD

3:20 – 3:45 PM

 

Discussion

3:45 – 4:05 PM

 

Coffee Break

   

Session V
Physiology of VT
Moderators: David Callans, MD and Francis Marchlinski, MD

4:05 – 4:15 PM

 

The Footprint Study: Evolution of Post MI VT Substrate
Antonio Berruezo, MD, PhD

4:15 – 4:25 PM

 

Circuit Characteristics of Fast and Slow VT
Roderick Tung, MD

4:25 – 4:35 PM

 

Role of His-Purkinje System in VT
John Miller, MD

4:35 – 4:45 PM

 

Wavefront and Frequency Mapping in Post MI VT
Elad Anter, MD

4:45 – 4:55 PM

 

VT Post MI: Where is the Parasympathetic Nervous System?
Marmar Vaseghi, MD, PhD

4:55 – 5:20 PM

 

Discussion

   

Session VI
Radioablation for VT
Moderators: Douglas Packer, MD and Vivek Reddy, MD

5:20 – 5:30 PM

 

Epicardial Exit Sites May Not Localize VT Circuits
Eugene Downar, MD

5:30 – 5:40 PM

 

Cardiac Radioablation: Lessons Learned
Phillip Cuculich, MD

5:40 – 5:50 PM

 

Stereotactic Radiosurgery for VT
Josef Kautzner, MD, PhD

5:50 – 6:00 PM

 

Proton Beam Ablation for VT/VF
Gerhard Hindricks, MD

6:00 – 6:25 PM

 

Discussion

6:25 – 7:30 PM

 

Welcome Reception



Saturday, October 12, 2019

 

6:30 – 7:30 AM

 

Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

 

Session VII
Challenges in the Treatment of PVCs/Idiopathic VT
Moderators: Kenneth Ellenbogen, MD and Francis Marchlinski, MD

7:30 – 7:40 AM

 

Anatomic Considerations Re: LV Summit VT/VPDs
Fermin Garcia, MD

7:40 – 7:50 AM

 

Mechanism of PVC Related Cardiomyopathy
Edward Gerstenfeld, MD

7:50 – 8:00 AM

 

Usefulness of Local Impedance Measurements in Outflow Tract VT Ablation   
Jesus Almendral, MD, PhD

8:00 – 8:20 AM

 

Debate: Patients with High Burden PVCs and Normal EF Should Undergo Ablation
Pro: David Callans, MD
Con: G. Neal Kay, MD

8:20 – 8:40 AM

 

Discussion

   

Session VIII
Trials/Consortia Based Studies
Moderators: Jeffrey Winterfield, MD and Vivek Reddy, MD

8:40 – 8:50 AM

 

Clinical Trials: Are We Asking the Right Questions?
David Wilber, MD

8:50 – 9:00 AM

 

Less VT Study – Goals and Enrollment 
Andrea Natale, MD

9:00 – 9:10 AM

 

VANISH Substudies and VANISH 2
John Sapp, MD

9:10 – 9:20 AM

 

Sarcoid Consortium
Frank Bogun, MD

9:20 – 9:30 AM

 

IVTCC 2
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD

9:30 – 9:40 AM

 

LV Summit VT: Multicenter Registry
Fa-Po Chung, MD

9:40 – 9:50 AM

 

MR Signature of VT Risk Post MI
Christian de Chillou, MD

9:50 – 10:20 AM

 

Discussion

10:20 – 10:40 AM

 

Coffee Break

   

Session IX
VT in Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy
Moderators: David Callans, MD and Andre d’Avila, MD, PhD

10:40 – 10:50 AM

 

Basics of PET Imaging
Paco Bravo, MD

10:50 – 11:00 AM

 

Is MVP an Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy? 
Marc Miller, MD

10:50 – 11:00 AM

 

Is Brugada Syndrome an Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy?
Pasquale Santangeli, MD, PhD

11:10 – 11:30 AM

 

Debate: Ablation Should be Used for VT in the Inflammatory Phase of Cardiac Sarcoid
Pro: Thomas Deneke, MD
Con: Usha Tedrow, MD, MS

11:30 – 11:50 PM

 

Discussion

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Pick up box lunch

12:00 – 12:50 PM

 

Third Annual Mark E. Josephson VT Innovation Award
Moderators: David Callans, MD, Francis Marchlinski, MD, Vivek Reddy, MD, Srinivas Dukkipati, MD and Andre d’Avila, MD, PhD

   

Session X 
VT Ablation in Advanced Heart Failure
Moderators:  Pasquale Santangeli, MD, PhD and Vivek Reddy, MD

12:50 – 1:00 PM

 

Effectiveness of VT Ablation in Severe Heart Failure
Wendy Tzou, MD

1:00 – 1:10 PM

 

ECMO Support for VT Ablation
Pasquale Vergara, MD, PhD

1:10 – 1:20 PM

 

Prophylactic Surgical Ablation During LVAD Implantation
Gregory Supple, MD

1:20 – 1:30 PM

 

VT Ablation in Patients with LVADs
William Stevenson, MD

1:30 – 1:50 PM

 

Discussion

   

Session XI 
New Concepts for VT Imaging and Mapping
Moderators: David Callans, MD and Srinivas Dukkipati, MD

1:50 – 2:00 PM

 

Multicenter Study of CT Channel-based Ablation
Pierre Jais, MD

2:00 – 2:10 PM

 

Value of MR Imaging in Recurrent VT Post Ablation
Frank Bogun, MD

2:10 – 2:20 PM

 

Real-time MR for RF Lesion Characterization
Henry Halperin, MD, MA

2:20 – 2:30 PM

 

Intersection of Physiology and Imaging 
Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD

2:30 – 2:40 PM

 

Rapid Automatic VT Localization
John Sapp, MD

2:40 – 2:50 PM

 

ECG Imaging for Localizing VT
Harikrishna Tandri, MD

2:50 – 3:15 PM

 

Discussion

3:15 – 3:35 PM

 

Break

   

Session XII
New Ablation Technologies
Moderators: Andre d’Avila, MD, PhD and Francis Marchlinski, MD

3:35 – 3:45 PM

 

Overview of New Technologies
David Haines, MD

3:45 – 3:55 PM

 

Electroporation for Ventricular Ablation
Jacob Koruth, MD

3:55 – 4:05 PM

 

SERF Ablation
Atul Verma, MD

4:05 – 4:15 PM

 

Update on Bipolar Ablation
Srinivas Dukkipati, MD

4:15 – 4:25 PM

 

Lattice Tip Catheter Ablation
Vivek Reddy, MD

4:25 – 4:55 PM

 

Discussion

4:55 – 5:00 PM

 

Closing Comments
Francis Marchlinski, MD



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