Hosting Organizations

The 18th Annual International Symposium on Ventricular Arrhythmias: Pathophysiology & Therapy is hosted by the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA and the Division of Cardiology, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY.

Target Audience

This course has been developed to meet the educational needs of electrophysiologists, cardiologists, and other physicians and associated professionals with an interest in the pathophysiology and management of ventricular arrhythmias.

Program Learning Objectives

1. Provide a review of new information on the basic pathophysiology of ventricular arrhythmias
2. Provide an in-depth understanding of current management strategies used for the care of ventricular arrhythmias in various disease states, including non-pharmacological therapies such as implantable devices and catheter ablation techniques

At the conclusion of this symposium, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss strategies to improve treatment outcomes in patients with ventricular arrhythmias and structural heart disease, including new techniques and technologies
  • Discuss the current status and future role for device therapy in the management of sudden cardiac death and heart failure
  • Discuss the role of new techniques for VT substrate assessment, including functional scar imaging, intraprocedural MRI, and high-density mapping
  • Describe risk stratification for sudden death and treatments, including VF ablation, in patients with VF due to various substrates and syndromes
  • Identify the challenges related to treatment of PVCs and idiopathic VT
  • Describe the science critical to the understanding and treatment of ventricular arrhythmias, including:
    • The role of the autonomic nervous system in ventricular arrhythmogenesis
    • Anatomic substrate for VT
  • Describe the status of ongoing multicenter VT-related trials and discuss future directions and questions to be answered


In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

Physicians: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity.

VT Symposium 2023 is CME-accredited for both In-Person and Live-Stream (Virtual) Attendance.

Certificates and Transcripts

After the conference has concluded, all in-person and virtual participants will receive a follow-up email with a link and instructions on how to claim their credit. Once participants submit the request for credit, the earned credits will be available for viewing on your transcript or available for printing at Please note that the individual certificate will not be mailed.


The Penn Medicine Office of Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education adheres to the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Faculty disclosure information will be made available in the conference materials and syllabi. Faculty members are also expected to disclose to participants any discussions of off-label and/or investigational uses of pharmaceutical products within their presentations.

Host and Sponsoring Institutions

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Mount Sinai Hospital

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Commercial Support

The VT Symposium is supported in part through educational grants from our Industry Partners. Recognition of commercial support is provided on the Industry Partners web page, and will be announced during the time of the conference.

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