The Programme

Preliminary Programme

More information will be added to the preliminary programme as Faculty are confirmed.

Day 1 - Tuesday 7th November

08:55 Opening Remarks Riccardo Cappato &
Wyn Davies

09:00
WHAT MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS ABOUT AF HAVE WE LEARNED SINCE EUROPE AF 2016?
   

Chairs: Riccardo Cappato & Wyn Davies
 
09:00
Basic Electrophysiology
  Vadim Fedorov
09:20
Antiarrhythmic Drugs
  John Camm
09:40
Stroke Prevention
  Riccardo Cappato
10:00 Catheter Ablation
  Mark O'Neill
       
10:20 NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
   
  Chairs: Albert L Waldo & Vadim Federov
   
10:20 Fat and Fibrosis. A Dynamic Relationship in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation?
  Pier Lambiase
10:40 Which recent discoveries will drive new therapies for AF?
  Fu Siong Ng
11:00 The theory of rotors in clinical AF: a failure or a success?
  George Klein
       
11:20 Refreshments and visit Exhibition 
   
       
11:45
EVOLVING APPROACHES TO STROKE PREVENTION PART 1
Supported by Bayer AG
 
  Chairs: Dipen Shah & Tim Betts
   
11:45 Anticoagulation: does warfarin have a role in 2017?
  Albert Waldo
12:05 How to choose the ideal NOAC and dose for each patient
  Andreas Goette
12:25 Is the CHADSVASC score worth calculating?   Riccardo Cappato
       
12:45
Lunch & Visit Exhibition     

     
13:45 EVOLVING APPROACHES TO STROKE PREVENTION PART 2
   
  Chairs: Riccardo Cappato & Dipen Shah    
13:45 Management of anticoagulation peri-ablation of AF   Dipen Shah
14:05 How is LAA occlusion progressing?   Tim Betts
14:25 NOAC therapy for cardioversion of AF after X-VERT, ENSURE-AF & EMANATE   Andreas Goette
14:45 Could AF ablation be used as an alternative to anticoagulation?   Leif Friberg
 
       
15:05 ANTIARRHYTHMIC STRATEGIES FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN 2017
   
  Chairs: Edward Rowland & Sam Levy
   
15:05 Rate control drugs in AF: how do they compare in reducing morbidity & mortality?
  Dipak Kotecha
15:25 Optimal antiarrhythmic therapy after catheter ablation of AF: which drugs and for how long?
  Hugh Calkins
15:45 Combining antiarrhythmic and rate control therapies in AF: which rate control agent(s)?    Albert Waldo
       
16:05 Refreshments and visit Exhibition 
   
       
16:35 PRESENT AND FUTURE TRENDS DEVELOPMENTS AND NEEDS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AF
   
  Chairs: Leif Friberg & TBC    
16:35 Atrial fibrillation: an emerging epidemic   Riccardo Cappato
16:50 Evolution in catheter AF ablation   David Keane
17:05 Discussion  
       
17:20 Satellite Symposium Sponsored by Acutus Medical NV   TBC
       
17:50 Close    


Day 2 - Wednesday 8th November

08:00 ENERGY SOURCES FOR AF ABLATION: BLOWING HOT & COLD  
  Chairs: Hugh Calkins & Prapa Kanagaratnam
   
08:00
Fire & Ice: the main study & sub-analyses
  Karl-Heinz Kuck
08:20
Do recent developments in RF ablation increase efficacy & safety?
  David Haines
08:40
Update on the laser balloon
  Julian Chun
       
09:00 PROGRESS IN MAPPING OF AF PATIENTS
   
  Chairs: Mark O'Neill & Douglas Packer 
   
09:00 Ripple Mapping of Post Ablation Atrial Tachycardias
   
Prapa Kanagaratnam
09:20 Rhythmia Mapping of Recurrent AF & Post Ablation Atrial  Tachycardias
  Boon Lim
09:40 Acutus Medical
  Christoph Scharf
10:00 CardioInsight   TBC
10:20 Topera
  Roland Tilz
       
10:40 Refreshments and visit Exhibition    
       
11:10 SURGICAL TREATMENT OF AF
 
  Chairs: David Haines & Nick Peters
   
11:10 Minimally invasive surgical approaches: suitable for 1st line therapy?   Steven Hunter
11:30 Techniques for & outcomes from AF surgery   Claudio Muneretto
       
11:50 PUBLICATIONS WITH CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR AF ABLATION    
  Chairs: Richard Schilling & Thorsten Lewalter    
11:50 Consensus III   Hugh Calkins
12:10 How are the ongoing major studies on AF Ablation expected to affect clinical practice?   Douglas Packer
       
12:30
Lunch & Visit Exhibition  
   
13:30 PROGRESS IN ABLATION OF AF PATIENTS  
  Chairs: Riccardo Cappato & Wyn Davies    
13:30 Carto based   Richard Schilling
13:45
NavX based   Norman Quereshi
14:00
Arctic Front Advance   Gian-Battista Chierchia
14:15  PVac   Stefano Nardi
14:30 Force Sensing   Dipen Shah
14:45 The Klein Conclusion   George Klein
     
15:00 Concluding Remarks   Riccardo Cappato
& Wyn Davies

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