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 Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 (click to enlarge)

08:00 – 08:25

Registration

 

 

 

 

08:25 – 08:30

HEARTLAB ARRHYTMIA MODULES – OPENING

 

 

 

 

08:30 – 10:00

 

Room Purple

Workshop Module A: Endocardial technologies

 

Chair and Faculty: J. Azpilicueta, L. Bontempi, L. Haegeli, A. Metzner, R. Rordorf, A. Saguner, C. Tondo

 

 

 
  • Introduction and Key Objectives

A. Saguner

 
  • Technology parade: Overview of Catheter Ablation Solutions for AF

C. Tondo

 
  • Recent Developments in Balloon Ablation Technologies

L. Bontempi

 
  • Recent Developments in Point-by-Point Ablation Technologies: Focus on Contact Force

R. Rohrdorf

 
  • Recent Developments in Point-by-Point Ablation Technologies: Focus on High-Density Mapping

A. Metzner

 
  • ECGi Technology for better Patient”s Outcome: How to do it 

J. Azpilicueta

 
  • Hands-on bench playground
 
     

08:30 – 10:00

 

Room Green

Workshop Module B: Epicardial ablation

 

Chair and Faculty: J. Braun, C. de Asmundis, M. La Meir, C. Muneretto, A. Pozzoli, B. van Putte

 

 

 
  • Introduction and Key Objectives

A. Pozzoli

 
  • Epicardial PVI: the Gold Standard

C. de Asmundis

M. La Meir

 
  • Connecting Lines: non-clamping bipolar 

C. Muneretto

B. van Putte

 
  • Connecting Lines: Cardioblate Gemini Bipolar Clamps

J. Braun

 
  • Hands-on bench playground
 
     

08:30 – 10:00

 

Room 82

Workshop Module C: Mechanical management of the LAA

 

Chair and Faculty: R. Lee, I. Moarof, A. Ouda, C. Tondo, S. Salzberg 

 

 

 
  • Introduction and Key Objectives

A. Ouda

 
  • Atriclip: the epicardial way

S. Salzberg

 
  • Endocavitary options: 1. Amplatzer Amulet

I. Moarof

 
  • Endocavitary options: 2. LAmbre LAA Closure System

C. Tondo

 
  • The endoepicardial Lariat approach 

R. Lee

 
  • Hands-on playground
 
 
  • Comparative bench testing

A. Ouda

     

08:30 – 10:00

 

Room 90

Workshop Module D: Concomitant ablation during open surgery

 

Chair and Faculty: N. Ad, A. Ahlsson, M. Andreas, A. Fumero, S. Gaynor, M. Gruszczynski, G. Laufer, A. Weber

 

 

 
  • Introduction and Key Objectives

A. Weber

 
  • Maze leasion set- in a few words

N. Ad

 
  • Bipolar radiofrequency: the dry approach

S. Gaynor

 
  • Bipolar radiofrequency: the irrigated approach

M. Andreas

 
  • Cryo platforms

A. Ahlsson

A. Fumero

 
  • Hands-on playground
 

 

 

 

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

 

   

 

10:30 – 12:00

 

Room Purple

Workshop Module A: Endocardial technologies

 

Chair and Faculty: J. Azpilicueta, L. Bontempi, L. Haegeli, A. Metzner, R. Rordorf, A. Saguner, C. Tondo

 

 

 
  • Introduction and Key Objectives

A. Saguner

 
  • Technology parade: Overview of Catheter Ablation Solutions for AF

C. Tondo

 
  • Recent Developments in Balloon Ablation Technologies

L. Bontempi

 
  • Recent Developments in Point-by-Point Ablation Technologies: Focus on Contact Force

R. Rordorf

 
  • Recent Developments in Point-by-Point Ablation Technologies: Focus on High-Density Mapping

A. Metzner

 
  • ECGi Technology for better Patient”s Outcome: How to do it 

J. Azpilicueta

 
  • Hands-on bench playground
 
     

10:30 – 12:00

 

Room Green

Workshop Module B: Epicardial ablation

 

Chair and Faculty: J. Braun, C. de Asmundis, M. La Meir, C. Muneretto, A. Pozzoli, B. van Putte

 

 

 
  • Introduction and Key Objectives

A. Pozzoli

 
  • Epicardial PVI: the Gold Standard

C. de Asmundis

M. La Meir

 
  • Connecting Lines: non-clamping bipolar 

C. Muneretto

B. van Putte

 
  • Connecting Lines: Cardioblate Gemini Bipolar Clamps

J. Braun

 
  • Hands-on bench playground
 
     

10:30 – 12:00

 

Room 82

Workshop Module C: Mechanical management of the LAA

 

Chair and Faculty: R. Lee, I. Moarof, A. Ouda, C. Tondo, S. Salzberg 

 

 

 
  • Introduction and Key Objectives

A. Ouda

 
  • Atriclip: the epicardial way

S. Salzberg

 
  • Endocavitary options: 1. Amplatzer Amulet

I. Moarof

 
  • Endocavitary options: 2. LAmbre LAA Closure System

C. Tondo

 
  • The endoepicardial Lariat approach 

R. Lee

 
  • Hands-on playground
 
 
  • Comparative bench testing

A. Ouda

     

10:30 – 12:00

 

Room 90

Workshop Module D: Concomitant ablation during open surgery

 

Chair and Faculty: N. Ad, A. Ahlsson, M. Andreas, A. Fumero, S. Gaynor, M. Gruszczynski, G. Laufer, A. Weber

 

 

 
  • Introduction and Key Objectives

A. Weber

 
  • Maze leasion set- in a few words

N. Ad

 
  • Bipolar radiofrequency : the dry approach

S. Gaynor

 
  • Bipolar radiofrequency: the irrigated approach

M. Andreas

 
  • Cryo platforms

A. Ahlsson

A. Fumero

 
  • Hands-on playground
 
     

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch break

 

     

13:00 – 13:15

MAM 2O17 OPENING

S. Benussi

C. de Asmundis

     
13:14 – 13:20 COURSE OPENING

G. Zünd

 

 

 

13:20 – 13:40

Opening lecture: The way to all-round Multidisciplinary Arrhythmia Heart Team cooperation

C. de Asmundis

M. La Meir

 

 

 

13:40 – 14:20

SESSION 1: Hybrid Strategies Context 1: Ablation in Persistent AF

 

Chair: S. Benussi, R. Lee

Panel: A. Metzner, L. Haegeli, B. van Putte

 

 

13:40

  • Start with PVI

C. Tondo

13:55

  • Extra PV ablation

D. Shah

14:10

  • Panel discussion

 

     

14:20 – 15:00

SESSION 2: Hybrid Strategies Context 2: Sequencing Treatment Steps

 

Chair: J. L. Cox, C. de Asmundis

PanelG. Haywood, P. Suwalski

 

 

14:20

  • Simultaneous hybrid strategy in persistent AF

M. La Meir

14:35

  • The strong side of sequencing interventions

T. Weimar

14:50

  • Panel discussion

 

     

15:00 – 16:10

SESSION 3: Guidelines

 

Chair: O. Alfieri, J. L. Cox, F. Duru

Panel: D. Kotecha, M. Lunati, M. Mariani, S. A. Mueller

 

 

15:00

  • Mangement AF: 2016 ESC/EACTS Guidelines and beyond

D. Kotecha

15:15

  • STS 2017: Guidelines on Surgical ablation: surgery for all?

N. Ad

15:30

  • HRS 2017: Opening the way to Hybrid?

C. de Asmundis

15:45

  • Guidelines today: common trails and missing evidence

S. Benussi

16:00

  • Panel Discussion
 

 

 

 

16:10 – 16:30

Coffee break

 
     

16:30 – 17:20

SESSION 4: From the Present to the Future: the Innovation Cycle

 

Chair: G. Laufer, M. Roos, A. Weber, A. Zientara

Panel: D. Altmann, M. Andreas, L. Bontempi, R. Lee, C. Muneretto

 

 

16:30

  • Options for linear epicardial ablation: safety and efficacy

S. Gaynor

16:38

  • Secondary non invasive validation of the PV box

G.  Haywood

16:46

  • Epi-Sense Convergent approach

S. Gaynor

16:54

  • Novel Technology to treat Lone A-fib: Cardioblate® Gemini-s® iRF” Bipolar bidirectional thoracoscopic epicardial PVI and posterior LA ablation for longstanding persistent AF: Leiden Results

J. Braun

17:02

  • Improving the outcome of arrhythmia patients: ECGi in the roadmap

J. Azpilicueta

17:10

  • Discussion

 

     
17:20 – 18:00

SESSION 5: Monitoring

 

Chair: A. Manolis, P. Suwalski, L. G. von Blotzheim

Panel: G. Magrin, G. Mascioli, M. Namdar, R. Rordorf

 

 

17:20

  • Reveal LINQ – Insertable cardiac monitor

H. Burri

17:28

  • BioMonitor 2: accurate arrhythmia detection

G. Mascioli

17:36

  • AF screening “Facefront”

G. Magrin

17:44

  • Smartphone friendly Confirm Rx

J. Steffel

17:52

  • Discussion
 
     
18:00 – 18:25

GRAND LECTURES

 
 

The long lasting diatribe between epicardial and endocardial ablation

J. L. Cox

     
18:25 – 18:30

Closure Day 1

S. Benussi

C. de Asmundis

     
20:30 – 22:30

Dinner

 

 

  • The Big Data Revolution: Clarity out of the Digital Chaos

A. Romero

     
     
 

 Friday, November 3rd, 2017 (click to enlarge)

07:45 – 08:30

Breakfast Symposium:  Multidisciplinary Approach to AF: Case study and controversies

With an unrestricted educational grant by Atricure

 

Chair: O. Alfieri, P. Suwalski, C. Tondo

 

 

 
  • Pro2 Case

P. Suwalski

 
  • Discussion

 

 

 

 

08:30 – 08:35

Opening Day 2

 
     

08:35 – 08:55

OPENING LECTURE

 

 
  • Epicardial Mapping: state of the art and new frontiers

P. Della Bella

     

08:55 – 12:00

Live cases session

 

Chair: J. L. Cox, C. de Asmundis, T. Weimar

Panel: C. Muneretto, S. Stec, J. Steffel, P. Suwalski

Surgeons live OP: S. Benussi, A. Ouda, B. van Putte

 

08:55

  • Live case patients presentation

D. Inderbitzin

     
08:55 – 10:25

LIVE CASE / TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

 

 

 

5 min
  • Close chest ablation with the Gemini Clamp

J. Braun

3 min

Allocated Discussion and Rebuttal

J. Braun

5 min

  • Perifect: new epicardial access solutions

F. Maisano

3 min

Allocated Discussion and Rebuttal

R. Lee

5 min

  • Clear Flow Drainage

J. L. Cox

3 min

Allocated Discussion and Rebuttal

O. Alfieri

5 min

  • ECGi: Personal experience and lieterature review

D. Shah

3 min

Allocated Discussion and Rebuttal

C. Tondo

5 min

  • Beat-to-Beat non invasive 3D mapping

M. Ehrlich

3 min

Allocated Discussion and Rebuttal

A. Metzner

5 min

  • The Globe Mapping and Ablation system

H. Kottkamp

3 min

Allocated Discussion and Rebuttal

L. Bontempi

 

 

 

10:25 – 10:45

Coffee break

 

 

10:45 – 11:05

Special lecture

 
 
  • Epicardial AVNode Modulation in AF

S. Bianchi

     

12:00 – 12:45

Lunch break

 

 

 

12:45 – 13:30

 

Room Auditorium I

Lunch Symposium - Modern aspects in multidisciplinary thromboembolic prophylaxis

 

Chair: R. Kobza, D. Kotecha, I. Moarof, R. Rordorf, J. Steffel, B. Van Putte

     
 
  • Stroke Prevention in AF in 2017

J. Steffel

 
  • Atriclip

B. van Putte

 
  • Amplatzer for LAA

I. Moarof

 
  • LAmbre appendage solution

C. Tondo

     

12:45 – 13:30

 

Room Auditorium II

Lunch Symposium - Going to the left: the big nightmare

 

Chair: A. Ahlsson, F. Maisano, A. Plass

Panel: R. Pretre, G. Tozzi

 

     
 
  • Fossa ovalis anatomy and treatment spin-offs

R. Prêtre

 
  • Control and Precision: Self-positioning Transseptal Steerable Solution

A. Metzner

     

13:30 – 13:50

Keynote Lecture

 

 
  • Second generation Cryo balloons: the big leap forward

A. Metzner

 

 

 

13:50 – 14:50

Session 6: LA function and LAA SESSION

 

Chair: J. L. Cox, R. Kobza , M. Zuber

Panel: D. Altmann, L. Haegeli, C. Huber, M. RoosG. Tozzi

   

13:50

  • The LA function, beyond kicking

A. Manolis

14:00

  • Don’t forget to close the LAA

I. Moarof

14:10

  • When not to exclude the LAA

M. Castella

14:20

  • Role of LAA isolation in AF cure

S. Themistoclakis

14:30

  • Panel discussion

 

 

 

 

14:50 – 15:05

Coffee break

 

 

 

 

15:05 – 16:20

Session 7: Take out „and extraction“

 

Chair: S. Gaynor, R. Prêtre, R. Rordorf

Panel: O. Alfieri, M. Andreas, M. La Meir

 

 

15:05

  • A particular situation in resynchronization

A. Breitenstein

D. Inderbitzin

15:17

  • Hybrid spinoffs in pacing and Lead extraction

L. Bontempi

C. Muneretto

15:29

  • Hybrid solution in high end complex WPW cases

S. Stec

P. Suwalski

15:41

  • Epicardial technology and multidisciplinary approach for ventricular arrhythmias: present and future

O. Alfieri

P. Della Bella

15:53

  • Not the Future Anymore: hybrid strategies in Brugada Syndrome and Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia

C. de Asmundis

M. La Meir

16:13

  • Panel Discussion

 

 

   

16:20 – 17:00

Session 8: Il ne peut pas ne pas marcher – Monster Cases

 

Chair: D. Altmann, M. Castella, M. Lunati

Panel: A. Fumero, R. Prêtre, R. Rordorf, J. Steffel, C. Tondo

     

17:00

Closing remarks and see you at MAM2018

S. Benussi

C. de Asmundis

 

 
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