Agenda 2017

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.

Agenda 2018 - Coming Soon

Friday, October 13, 2017


6:30 – 7:25AM


Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:25 – 7:30AM


Opening Remarks
Francis Marchlinski, MD


Session I
How Things Work
David Callans, MD and Vivek Reddy, MD

7:30 – 7:50AM


Mechanisms of Arrhythmias(new insights from basic science)
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD

7:50 – 8:10AM


Biophysics of RF Ablation in Scarred Myocardium
David Haines, MD

8:10 – 8:30AM


How Does Electroporation Work and Purkinje Electroporation for VF?
Suraj Kapa, MD

8:30 – 8:50AM


How Does Defibrillation Work?
Charles Swerdlow, MD


Session II 
Device Therapy
Moderators: Srinivas Dukkipati, MD and Robert Schaller, DO

8:50 – 9:00AM


Advising Physicians with NICM Patients after DANISH
Andrew Epstein, MD

9:00 – 9:10AM

  Primary Prevention ICDs in Patients with EF ≥ 35% 
Christine Albert, MD MPH

9:10 – 9:20AM


Evolving Role of S-ICD (Insights from the US Post Market Registry)
Michael Gold, MD, PhD

9:20 – 9:30AM


Why is the Subcutaneous ICD Underutilized? 
Marc Miller, MD

9:30 – 9:40AM


His Bundle Pacing for Cardiomyopathy Patients: An Alternative to CRT?
Kenneth Ellenbogen, MD

9:40 – 10:00AM   Discussion

10:00 – 10:20AM


Coffee Break

    Session III 
Mapping and Ablation of VT
Moderators: William Stevenson, MD and Andre d’Avila, MD, PhD

10:20 – 10:30AM


Complete Epi-Endo Circuit Delineation of Human VT
Roderick Tung, MD

10:30 – 10:40AM


Conduction Velocity Gradients and Curvature for Isthmus Identification
Elad Anter, MD

10:40 – 10:50AM


Relevance of Sinus Rhythm Electrogram Abnormalities to VT Circuit
Paolo Della Bella, MD

10:50 – 11:00AM


Peri-aortic Reentrant VT
Usha Tedrow, MD, MS

11:00 – 11:10AM


Novel Ablation Approaches for VT
Jacob Koruth, MD

11:10 – 11:35AM



11:35 – 11:45AM   Pick up box lunch

11:45AM – 1:45PM


Live Cases with Working Lunch
Moderators: Francis Marchlinski, MD On Site; David Callans, MD – HUP
Operators: Fermin Garcia, MD/ Jeffrey Arkles, MD; Gregory Supple, MD/ David Lin, MD; Pasquale Santangeli, MD PhD/ Ramanan Kumareswaran, MD
Panel: David Wilber, MD; William Stevenson, MD; Paolo Della Bella, MD; Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD PhD; Vivek Reddy, MD; John Miller, MD; Pierre Jais, MD

1:45 – 1:55PM




Session IV
Antiarrhythmic Drug Treatment of VT
Moderators: Vivek Reddy, MD; Larry Chinitz, MD

1:55 – 2:05PM


Adenosine: New Insights Into VT Mechanisms
Bruce Lerman, MD

2:05 – 2:15PM


Antiarrhythmic Drugs Should Play a Role in VT Management Post Ablation
Peter Kowey, MD

2:15 – 2:25PM


Antiarrhythmic Drugs Should be Discontinued After Ablation
Andrea Natale, MD

2:25 – 2:35PM


Antiarrhythmic Drugs for Termination of VT
Jesus Almendral, MD, PhD

2:35 – 2:45PM


Flecainide Therapy for PVC-Related Cardiomyopathy
David Frankel, MD

2:45 – 3:15PM   Discussion
3:15 – 3:35PM   Break

Session V
Recognition, Prevention and Management of VT Ablation Complications
Moderators:  David Callans MD; Andre d’Avila, MD, PhD

3:35 – 3:45PM


Prevention of Damage to the Coronary Arteries and Pericardial Adhesion Formation
Andre d’Avila, MD, PhD

3:45 – 3:55PM


Management of Anticoagulation Issues and Bleeding
William Stevenson, MD

3:55 – 4:05PM



Identifying Risk and Management of Acute Hemodynamic Decompensation
Pasquale Santangeli, MD, PhD

4:05 – 4:15PM


Best Techniques for Preventing Phrenic Nerve Injury and Esophageal Damage
Vivek Reddy, MD

4:15 – 4:45PM




Session VI
Mapping and Ablation of VF
Moderators: John Miller, MD; Francis Marchlinski, MD

4:45 – 5:10PM


Debate: The Best Way to Treat Brugada Syndrome Patient Is…
– Substrate: Ablation: Carlo Pappone, MD
– Quinidine: Sami Viskin, MD

5:10 – 5:20PM


Mapping and Substrate Ablation for VF in Other Conditions: New Observations
Pierre Jais, MD

5:20 – 5:30PM


Ablation of Triggers for VF
Fermin Garcia, MD

5:30 – 6:00PM





Reception - Grand Ballroom Foyer

Saturday, October 14, 2017


6:30 – 7:30AM


Registration and Continental Breakfast


Device Therapy
Moderators: Pierre Jais, MD; Frank Bogun, MD

7:30 – 7:40AM


Imaging for Risk Stratification for Mild-Moderate LV Dysfunction in NICM
Sanjay Prasad, MD

7:40 – 8:00AM


Imaging to Identify the VT Circuit  
– in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Saman Nazarian, MD
– in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy: Katja Zeppenfeld, MD

8:00 – 8:10AM


Functional Scar Imaging
Timm Dickfeld, MD, PhD

8:10 – 8:20AM


Real Time MR Guidance for Ablation Procedures
Henry Halperin, MD

8:20 – 8:30AM


LGE and 3D T1 Quantification to Identify Risk of PVC  Cardiomyopathy
Federick T. Han, MD

8:30 – 8:40AM

  CT Scan Isthmuses as an Imaging Target for VT Ablation
Pierre Jais, MD
8:40 – 9:10AM   Discussion

Session VIII
Focus on ARVC
Moderators: Domenico Corrado, MD, PhD; Francis Marchlinski, MD

9:10 – 9:20AM


Use of Imaging in the Diagnosis/Follow-up of ARVC
David Bluemke, MD

9:20 – 9:30AM


New Insights from the Hopkins ARVC Registry
Hugh Calkins, MD

9:30 – 9:40AM


Does ARVC Always Progress? Adverse Remodeling versus More Scar
Francis Marchlinski, MD

9:40 – 9:50AM


SCD Risk Assessment: How Important is Genetic Testing?
Domenico Corrado, MD, PhD

9:50 – 10:00AM


Impact and Treatment of Tricuspid Regurgitation/RV Failure
Anjali Tiku Owens, MD

10:00 – 10:30AM  


10:30 – 10:50AM  

Coffee Break


Session IX
Endpoints of Ablation of VT in Structural Heart Disease
Moderators: David Callans, MD; Vivek Reddy, MD

10:50 – 11:00AM


Relationship of Procedural Duration and Mortality
Noel Boyle, MD, PhD

11:00 – 11:10AM


Scar Homogenization in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: When to Stop Burning 
Luigi di Biase, MD, PhD

11:10 – 11:20AM


Is VT Ablation Proarrhythmia Real?
Frank Bogun, MD

11:20 – 11:40AM


Debate: Non-Inducibility is an Artificial Endpoint in VT Ablation
pro – David Callans, MD
con – Gerhard Hindricks, MD

11:40 – 11:50AM


Repeating Ablation: Timing/Outcome
Wendy Tzou, MD

11:50AM – 12:20PM  


12:20 – 12:30PM  

Pick up box lunch

12:30 – 1:30PM


First Annual Mark E. Josephson VT Innovation Award
Moderator: Francis Marchlinski, MD; David Callans, MD; Srinivas Dukkipati, MD; Vivek Reddy, MD; Andre d’Avila, MD, PhD
Award Presentation: Stephanie Josephson, Rachel Poisson


Session X 
Clinical Trials Update
Moderators: David Callans, MD; Srinivas Dukkipati, MD

1:30 – 1:40PM


Magnetic VT
J. David Burkhardt, MD

1:40 – 1:50PM


Needle Ablation for Refractory VT and Some Comments on VANISH 2
John Sapp, MD

1:50 – 2:00PM


What Trials Need to Get Done? – View From a Journal Editor and Busy Clinician 
Eric Prystowsky, MD

2:00 – 2:20PM



2:20 – 2:40PM  



Session XI 
Bail Outs
Moderators: Andre d’Avila MD, PhD; David Callans, MD

2:40 – 2:50PM



Venous Mapping and Alcohol Ablation 
Miguel Valderrabano, MD

2:50 – 3:00PM


Autonomic Modulation
Marmar Vaseghi, MD, MS

3:00 – 3:10PM


Stereotactic Radioablation
Phillip Cuculich, MD

3:10 – 3:20PM


Timing of Advanced Heart Failure Therapies to Support VT Ablation 
Srinivas Dukkipati, MD

3:20 – 3:30PM


Surgical Ablation During LVAD Insertion
Sanjay Dixit, MD

3:30 – 4:00PM  



Session XII
Idiopathic VT
Moderators: Vivek Reddy MD; Srinivas Dukkipati, MD

4:00 – 4:10PM  

Anatomy/Ablation of LV Summit VT
Samuel Asirvatham, MD

4:10 – 4:20PM


ICE Imaging for Idiopathic VT
Mathew Hutchinson, MD

4:20 – 4:30PM


Mechanism of PVC-Induced Cardiomyopathy – New Insights
Edward Gerstenfeld, MD

4:30 – 4:40PM


Improving Outcome of Ablation for Papillary Muscle VT
Gregory Supple, MD

4:40 – 5:00PM  


5:00 – 5:05PM  

Closing Remarks
Francis Marchlinski, MD

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