Programme

Day 1 - Tuesday 5th November

08:15 - 08:55 Registration
08:55 - 09:20 Opening Remarks Riccardo Cappato & Wyn Davies
09:00 – 10:20 WHAT IS NEW IN OUR UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGEMENT OF AF?
Chairs:
09:00 – 09:20 Pathophysiology Stanley Nattel
09:20 – 09:40 Antiarrhythmic Drugs John Camm
09:40 – 10:00 Stroke Prevention Riccardo Cappato
10:00 – 10:20 Catheter Ablation Mark O’Neill
10:20 – 10:40 Discussion All speakers
10:40 – 11:00 Refreshments, visit the Exhibition and Poster viewing
11:00 – 12:40 DEVELOPMENTS IN STROKE PREVENTION
Chairs:
11:00 – 11:20 The impact of the pattern of AF on stroke risk & mortality Mark S Link
11:20 – 11:40 Immediate anticoagulation after ischaemic stroke KS Hong
11:40 – 12:00 NOACs with co-morbid conditions: coronary disease, dialysis & cirrhosis Riccardo Cappato
12:00 – 12:20 Peri-ablation management of DOACs Roger Winkle
12:20 – 12:40 Discussion All speakers
12:40 – 13:30 Lunch, visit the Exhibition and Poster viewing
13:30 – 15:10 DEVELOPMENTS IN STROKE PREVENTION
Chairs:
13:30 – 13:50 LAA occlusion. How and when? Tim Betts/Thorsten Lewalter
13:50 – 14:10 Can anticoagulation be stopped after AF ablation? Elaine Hylek
14:10 – 14:30 Next generation anticoagulants: hopes for improvement? Weitz
14:30 – 14:50 Should symptoms influence the anticoagulation strategy? Taya Glotzer
14:50 – 15:10 Discussion All speakers
10:40 – 11:00 Refreshments, visit the Exhibition and Poster viewing
15:40 – 17:20 ANTIARRHYTHMIC STRATEGIES FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN 2019
Chairs:
15:40 – 16:00 Does prophylactic antiarrhythmic therapy have an advantage over rate control? George Klein
16:00: - 16:20 Ablate & Pace: for whom & when? Riccardo Cappato
16:20 – 16:40 Catheter ablation as first line therapy for AF Hugh Calkins
16:40 – 17:00 Twenty Years of AF ablation, the good, the bad & the ugly Edward Rowland
17:00 – 17:20 Discussion All speakers
17:20 Close

Day 2 - Wednesday 6th November

08:00 – 10:00 ADVANCES IN MAPPING OF AF
Chairs:
08:00 – 08:15 What can Ripple Mapping deliver? Prapa Kanagaratnam
08:15 – 08:30 Rhythmia Boon Lim
08:30 – 08:45 Carto Richard Schilling
08:45 – 09:00 NavX
09:00 – 09:15 Acutus Tom Wong
09:15 – 09:30 CardioInsight
09:30 – 09:45 Topera
09:45 – 10:00 Discussion All speakers
10:00 – 10:30 Refreshments, visit the Exhibition and Poster viewing
10:30 – 12:00 ENERGY SOURCES FOR AF ABLATION
Chairs:
10:30 – 10:50 Persistent AF: a new challenge for the cryoballoon? Karl-Heinz Kuck
10:50 – 11:10 Electroporation: will it replace RF? David Haines
11:10 – 11:30 Laser Balloon III: will this be the breakthrough? Julian Chun
11:30 – 11:50 Efficacy & Safety of RF ablation in 2019 David Wilber
11:50 – 12:00 Discussion All speakers
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch, visit the Exhibition and Poster viewing
13:00 – 14:20 MESSAGES FROM MULTI-CENTRE STUDIES
Chairs:
13:00 – 13:20 CABANA: its impact on the role of catheter ablation Doug Packer
13:20 – 13:30 My take on CABANA Wyn Davies
13:30 – 13:50 Castle AF: should everyone with AF & heart failure be ablated? Johannes Brachman
13:50 – 14:00 My take on Castle AF Dipen Shah
14:00 – 14:20 Discussion All speakers
14:20 – 15:50 PROGRESS WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND APPROACHES FOR AF ABLATION
Chairs:
14:20 – 14:40 LAA isolation: should it be performed & with or without LAA occlusion? Christian Heeger or K-H K
14:40 – 15:00 RF balloons: advantages & limitations?
15:00 – 15:20 What is the future for linear LA ablation?
15:20 – 15:40 Ultrasound ablation: doing whilst seeing?
15:40 – 15:50 The Klein Conclusion & closing remarks GK, RC & WD
15:50 Close of meeting