Agenda 2016

VT Symposium

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 7, 2016


6:30 – 7:25AM


Registration and Continental Breakfast



Opening Remarks


Session I
The Autonomic Nervous System and Ventricular Arrhythmias
Larry Chinitz and William Stevenson

7:30 – 7:40AM


Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Modulation for VT Control
Kalyanam Shivkumar

7:40 – 7:50AM


Subcutaneous Nerve Activity and Sudden Death
Peng-Sheng Chen

7:50 – 8:00AM


MIBG Imaging to Guide VT Ablation
Timm Dickfeld

8:00 – 8:10AM


Stellate Ganglionectomy for Ventricular Arrhythmias in Various Disease States
Marmar Vaseghi

8:10 – 8:20AM


Renal Denervation for Ventricular Arrhythmias
Alexander Romanov

8:20 – 8:50AM




Session II 
Functional Assessment of the VT Substrate (Part 1)
Moderators: Hasan Garan and Andre d’Avila

8:50 – 9:00AM


Characterization of the Reentrant VT Circuit: Relationship to Voltage Amplitude
Elad Anter

9:00 – 9:10AM

  High-Density Mapping for Defining the Endpoint of Substrate Modification  
Pasquale Santangeli

9:10 – 9:20AM


Core Isolation: Post-MI vs DCM Substrates
Wendy Tzou

9:20 – 9:30AM


Septal Scar Assessment in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy 
Mathew Hutchinson

9:30 – 9:50AM



9:50 – 10:10AM


Coffee Break


Functional Assessment of the VT Substrate (Part 2)
Moderators: Francis Marchlinski and Christian De Chillou

10:10 – 10:20AM


Decrement Evoked Potential (DEEP) Mapping
Kumar Nanthakumar

10:20 – 10:30AM


Omnipolar Electrograms for VT Activation and Substrate Mapping 
Kumar Nanthakumar

10:30 – 10:40AM


Cardiac Ripple Mapping for Slow Conduction Channels
Hiroshi Nakagawa

10:40 – 10:50AM


Isochronal Late Activation Mapping
Roderick Tung

10:50 – 11:15AM



11:15 – 11:25AM


Pick-Up Box Lunch

11:25 – 1:25PM  

Live Cases with Working Lunch - Live Cases from Mount Sinai Hospital
Moderator: Vivek Reddy
Operators: Srinivas Dukkipati, Jacob Koruth, Marc Miller, William Whang,
Subbaro Choudry
Panel: Andre d’Avila, Pierre Jais, Christian DeChillou, Francis Marchlinski, Andrea Natale, William Stevenson

1:25 – 1:40PM


Post-Lunch Break


Session III
Targeting Ventricular Fibrillation
Moderators: Gerhard Hindricks and Francis Marchlinski

1:40 – 1:50PM


Targeting VF Triggers
William Stevenson

1:50 – 2:00PM


Modifying Ventricular Fibrillation by Targeted Rotor Substrate Ablation 
David Krummen

2:00 – 2:10PM


Mapping and Ablation of VF Rotors: Outcomes of Clinical Studies
Meleze Hocini

2:10 – 2:40PM  



Session IV
Mark Josephson’s Legacy in VT Ablation: From Theory to Practice
Moderators:  David Callans and Alfred Buxton

2:40 – 2:55PM


Surgical Mapping Studies
John Miller

2:55 – 3:10PM


Building Blocks for VT Localization: ECG, Pacemapping and Substrate Identification
Francis Marchlinski

3:10 – 3:25PM 


Importance of Mapping and Interacting with the VT Circuit
David Callans

3:25 – 3:35PM


Clinical Trials of VT Substrate Modification
Vivek Reddy

3:35 – 3:50PM


Understanding VT Mechanisms – Where are we going? How will we get there?
Mark Josephson

3:50 – 4:00PM


Creation of the Mark E. Josephson VT Innovation Award

4:00 – 4:20PM


Coffee Break


Session V
Risk Stratification for Sudden Death
Moderators: Anthony Gomes and Andrew Epstein

4:20 – 4:30PM


Asymptomatic Brugada Syndrome: Who Needs an ICD?
Eric Prystowsky

4:30 – 4:40PM


Managing the Complex ARVC Patient
Hari Tandri

4:40 – 4:50PM


QRS Fragmentation to Predict ICD Shocks in Primary Prevention Patients
Mithilesh Das

4:50 – 5:00PM


MRI-Based Computer Simulation for Risk Stratification for Sudden Death
Natalia Trayanova

5:00 – 5:25PM





Session VI
Epicardial Mapping and Ablation
Moderators: Kalyanam Shivkumar and Vivek Reddy

5:25 – 5:35PM


EKG and Clinical Clues: When to “go” Epicardial
Sanjay Dixit

5:35 – 5:45PM  

Facilitating Pericardial Access with a Pressure-Sensing Needle
Jacob Koruth

5:45 – 5:55PM  

Pericardial Access Using a Micropuncture Needle Technique
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

5:55 – 6:05PM  

Safety Concerns with Epicardial Procedures
Andre d’Avila

6:05 – 6:30PM  


6:30 – 7:30PM


Cocktail Reception

Saturday, October 8, 2016


6:30 – 7:30AM


Registration and Continental Breakfast


Session VII
Device Therapy
Moderators: Michael Gold and Eric Prystowsky

7:30 – 7:40AM


Clinical Outcomes with the Subcutaneous Defibrillator
Kenneth Ellenbogen

7:40 – 7:50AM


Is DFT Testing Necessary after SICD Implantation? 
Jeanne Poole

7:50 – 8:00AM


State of the Art in Device Programming
Andrew Epstein

8:00 – 8:10AM


Predicting Pacing-Induced Cardiomyopathy
David Frankel

8:10 – 8:30AM 




Session VIII
Heart Failure and Sudden Death
Moderators: David Callans and Kenneth Ellenbogen

8:30 – 8:40AM


Cardiac Resynchronization: Transeptal vs Pericardial Pacing
Pierre Jaïs

8:40 – 8:50AM


Leadless Endocardial LV Pacing for Cardiac Resynchronization
Marc Miller

8:50 – 9:00AM


Direct HIS Bundle Pacing for Cardiac Resynchronization
Daniel Lustgarten

9:00 – 9:10AM


Post-MI Ventricular Reconstruction: A Hybrid Catheter/Surgical Procedure
Petr Neuzil

9:10 – 9:20AM


Catheter Therapy of Left Ventricular Aneurysms
Karl-Heinz Kuck

9:20 – 9:30AM  

Device-Based Autonomic Modulation for CHF 
Michael Gold

9:30 – 10:00AM  


10:00 – 10:20AM  

Coffee Break


Session IX
Facilitating VT Ablation: Imaging, Mapping and Navigation
Moderators: Pierre Jaïs and Andre d’Avila

10:20 – 10:30AM


CT for Substrate and Perfusion Assessment in Guiding VT Ablation
Saman Nazarian

10:30 – 10:40AM


MUSIC Consortium: From Software to Network and Database  
Pierre Jaïs

10:40 – 10:50AM


Computer Simulation to Predict the Origin of Scar-Related VT
Henry Halperin

10:50 – 11:00AM


Substrate Homogenization (Who needs mapping?)
Luigi DiBiase

11:00 – 11:10AM


A Novel Approach to MR scar Imaging: 3D LGE + T1 Mapping 
Frederick Han

11:10 – 11:20AM


Magnetic Remote Navigation for VT Ablation
Luigi Di Biase

11:20 – 11:30AM  

Percutaneous LVAD Support During VT Ablation: Effects on CHF and Mortality
Arash Aryana

11:30 – 12:00PM  


12:00 – 1:00PM  

Working Lunch – Summary of the Live Cases
Moderators: Vivek Reddy and Srinivas Dukkipati
Discussants: Jacob Koruth, Marc Miller, Subbaro Choudry, and William Whang


Session X 
Idiopathic PVCs/VT
Moderators: Bruce Lerman and William Stevenson

1:00 – 1:10PM


Ablation of Papillary Muscle PVCs: Induction, Imaging & Energy Source
Frank Bogun

1:10 – 1:20PM


Intramural Wire Mapping to Guide Ablation of LVOT PVCs
Fermin Garcia

1:20 – 1:30PM


Idiopathic VT Localization from Multielectrode Body Surface Mapping 
David Wilber

1:30 – 1:50PM




Session XI 
VT Trials: Focus on Mortality Benefit
Moderators: David Wilber and Vivek Reddy

1:50 – 2:00PM 


John Sapp

2:00 – 2:10PM


Karl-Heinz Kuck

2:10 – 2:20PM


Substrate Ablation in Brugada Syndrome: Is it time for an RCT?
Josep Brugada

2:20 – 2:30PM


Comparative Effectiveness of Drugs vs Ablation 
Pasquale Santangeli

2:30 – 2:40PM


Managing Patients with Tolerated VT
Christian De Chillou

2:40 – 2:50PM


Effects of VT Ablation on Mortality
Gerhard Hindricks

2:50 – 3:20PM  


3:20 – 3:40PM  

Coffee Break


Session XII
The Complex VT Ablation Patient
Moderators: Francis Marchlinski and Srinivas Dukkipati

3:40 – 3:50PM  

Sarcoid-Related VT: Anti-Inflammatory/Antiarrhythmic Drugs or Ablation
David Wilber

3:50 – 4:00PM  

Single- vs Dual-Site Pace-Mapping of Septal Intramural Ventricular Arrhythmias
Frank Bogun

4:00 – 4:10PM  

A System for Bipolar VT Ablation
Srinivas Dukkipati

4:10 – 4:20PM  

Alcohol Ablation for DCM
Usha Tedrow

4:20 – 4:30PM  

Non-Invasive Ablation for Refractory VT
Philip Cuculich

4:30 – 4:40PM  

Ablation using a Needle Injection Catheter
Suraj Kapa

4:40 – 4:50PM  

Facilitated RF Ablation Using Magnetically-Directed Nanoparticles
William Sauer

4:50 – 5:30PM  



Closing Remarks

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Co-Hosted by:

The Mount Sinai Hospital

Hospital of the University
of Pennsylvania


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