October 18 - 21, 2014 - Fairmont Hotel - San Francisco, CA

Course Directors: Packer, Douglas L., M.D. | Wilber, David, M.D. (guest) | Stevenson, William G., M.D. (guest)

Program Schedule

Program schedules are subject to change without notice.

Saturday, October 18

11:30 a.m.Registration and Buffet Lunch
11:50 a.m.Welcome & Introduction
Moderator: David J. Wilber, M.D.
 Fundamentals and Supraventricular Tachycardias
12:00 p.m.Mapping Fundamentals, Electrograms and Entrainment Pitfalls
William G. Stevenson, M.D.
12:40 p.m.Diagnostic Maneuvers for SVT/AVNRT/Accessory Pathways
Douglas L. Packer, M.D.
1:20 p.m.Cavotricuspid Isthmus Dependent Atrial Flutter: Tough Cases
Gregory F. Michaud, M.D.
2:10 p.m.Focal Atrial Tachycardia
David J. Wilber, M.D.
2:40 p.m.Case Studies of Ablation of AVNRT:
When Slow Pathway Ablation Is Not Enough
Warren M. Jackman, M.D.
3:10 p.m.Question and Answer
3:25 p.m.Refreshment Break
3:40 p.m.Ablation of WPW - Free Wall Accessory Pathways
Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
4:10 p.m.Case Studies in Ablation of Septal Accessory Pathways
Warren M. Jackman, M.D.
4:40 p.m.Atrial Arrhythmias in Repaired Congenital Heart Disease
Edward P. Walsh, M.D.
5:10 p.m.Atriofasicular Pathways: Mahaim or Mahem
Warren M. Jackman, M.D.
5:40 p.m.Question and Answer
6:00 p.m.Adjourn

Sunday, October 19

7:15 a.m.Continental Breakfast – Venetian Room
7:50 a.m.Introduction and Comments
William G. Stevenson, M.D.
 Ventricular Tachycardia
8:00 a.m.Anatomy of the Ventricles Relevant to Ablation:
Integrating Anatomy and Imaging Tools
Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D. and Douglas L. Packer, M.D.
9:00 a.m.RV Outflow Tract Tachycardias
Suraj Kapa, M.D.
9:30 a.m.LV Outflow Tract and Aortic Tachycardias
David J. Wilber, M.D.
10:00 a.m.Question and Answer
10:15 a.m.Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m.LV Fascicular and Papillary Muscle Tachycardias
Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
11:00 a.m.Congenital Heart Disease VT in Children and Adults
Edward P. Walsh, M.D.
11:30 a.m.Epicardial Mapping and Ablation Techniques
William G. Stevenson, M.D.
12:00 p.m.Question and Answer
12:15 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m.Mapping During VT for Scar-Related VTs: Defining Circuits
William G. Stevenson, M.D.
1:30 p.m.Defining the Substrate for Scar-Related VT
David J. Wilber, M.D.
2:00 p.m.Strategies for Substrate Ablation: Homogenization, Linear Lesions, LAVA/Late Potentials
Douglas L. Packer, M.D.
2:30 p.m.Controversies in Scar Related VT Ablation: Which Endpoints?
The Clinical VT: Is It Still Relevant?
Is There An Optimal Time to Intervene?
One Strategy for All? Tailoring the Procedure to the Patient
Faculty: Stevenson, Packer, Wilber, Asirvatham, and Walsh
3:15 p.m.Refreshment Break
3:30 p.m.Catheter Ablation for Polymorphic VT/VF
William G. Stevenson, M.D
4:00 p.m.Special Considerations in Non-ischemic Cardiomyopathies
David J. Wilber, M.D.
4:30 p.m.New Technology for VT Ablation: Targeting the Intramural Substrate
William G. Stevenson, M.D.
5:00 p.m.Question and Answer
5:15 p.m.Hands On Cardiac Anatomy
Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D. and Faculty
6:30 p.m.Adjourn

Monday, October 20

7:15 a.m.Continental Breakfast
7:55 a.m.Introduction and Comments
Douglas L. Packer, M.D.
 Atrial Fibrillation
8:00 a.m.The Atria: Integrating Anatomy and Imaging
Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
9:00 a.m.Pulmonary Vein Isolation: Interpreting Electrograms, Achieving, and Assessing
Permanent RF Lesions
Gregory F. Michaud, M.D.
9:45 a.m.Neural Targets for AF Ablation
Warren M. Jackman, M.D.
10:15 a.m.Question and Answer
10:30 a.m.Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m.Imaging the AF Substrate: What Does It Add?
David J. Wilber, M.D
11:30 a.m.Mapping of AF: Rotors and Focal Sources
Douglas L. Packer, M.D.
12:15 p.m.Question and Answer
12:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m.A Case of Ablation for Persistent AF: The Mayo Approach
Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
2:00 p.m.A Case of Ablation for Persistent AF: The Sinai Approach
Vivek Y. Reddy, M.D.
2:30 p.m.Post Ablation Atrial Tachycardias: A Systematic Approach
Gregory F. Michaud, MD
3:00 p.m.Persistent AF: What is the Best Approach in 2014?
Faculty Panel: Drs. Asirvatham, Jackman, Michaud, Packer, Reddy, Stevenson,
and Wilber
3:45 p.m.Refreshment Break
4:00 p.m.Managing Risks of AF Ablation: Protecting the Brain, Esophagus and Phrenic Nerve
Vivek Y. Reddy, M.D.
4:30 p.m.Emerging Technologies and Approaches for AF Ablation
Douglas L. Packer, M.D.
5:15 p.m.Appendage Closure: Devices and Strategies
Vivek Y. Reddy, M.D.
6:00 p.m.Question and Answer
6:15 p.m.Adjourn

Tuesday, October 21

7:15 a.m.Continental Breakfast
7:55 a.m.Introduction and Comments
David J Wilber, M.D.
 Live Cases and How-To Sessions
8:00 a.m.Biophysics of RF Ablation in 2014: Contact Force, Novel Irrigation Strategies
Douglas L Packer,  M.D.
9:00 a.m.Live Case Demonstrations
On Site Case Demonstrator: Andrea Natale, M.D.
Moderator: David J. Wilber, M.D.
Faculty Panel: Drs. Jackman, Michaud, Packer, Reddy and Stevenson
11:30 a.m.Lunch
12:30 p.m.Set Up and Manage of Workflow with Electroanatomical Mapping I
Gregory F. Michaud, M.D.
1:00 p.m.Set Up and Manage of Workflow with Electroanatomical Mapping II
Suraj Kapa, M.D.
1:30 p.m.How to Perform Laser Ablation
Vivek Y. Reddy, M.D.
2:00 p.m.How to Perform Cryoablation
Douglas L. Packer, M.D.
2:30 p.m.New Horizons in Catheter Navigation
William G. Stevenson, M.D.
3:00 p.m.Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m.Tips and Tricks:
The Difficult Transeptal Puncture
Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
ParaHisian Pacing
Warren M. Jackman, M.D.
Hemodynamic Support During Mapping
Vivek Y. Reddy, M.D.
4:00 p.m.Our Most Challenging Cases
Faculty Panel: Drs. Jackman, Kapa, Reddy, Stevenson, and Wilber
5:00 p.m.Adjourn


Course Directors

  • Douglas L. Packer, M.D.
  • William G. Stevenson, M.D.
  • David J. Wilber, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Faculty

  • Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
  • Suraj Kapa, M.D.

Guest Faculty

  • Warren M. Jackman, M.D.
  • Gregory F. Michaud, M.D.
  • Andrea Natale, M.D.
  • Vivek Y. Reddy, M.D.
  • Edward P. Walsh, M.D.

Faculty Disclosure

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