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יום שני, 7 מרץ, 2016
08:00-09:00   Registration & Refreshment
09:00-11:00   Biotronik International Fellows Program
Mini-course #1: ECG Pearls: Workshop, Session #1
Royal H
09:00

Welcome/Course Objectives

Larry A. Chinitz, NY, USA
09:10

Complex ECG Interpretations

Melvin M. Scheinman, CA, USA
09:00-11:00   Mini - Course #9 – Innovations in Preventing Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation Patients: Non-Drug Strategies
Supported by educational grants from Boston Scientific Corporation, Biosense Webster/Johnson & Johnson and St Jude Medical
Royal I

Session Description: This session will critically evaluate present knowledge in interventional approaches to reduce stroke risk by various techniques for LAA closure.  LAA closure is seen as an alternative for patients who are at risk of stroke due to nonvalvular AF. Explanations will be given how to best use non-pharmacological therapies to reduce stroke risk. Questions to be answered in the session include: What is the data behind this? What devices are present? What is upcoming for this technology?

Chairs: Arie Militianu, Haifa, Israel, Petr Neuzil, Prague, Czech Rep., Vivek Y. Reddy, NY, USA


09:00

Does Atrial Fibrillation Cause Stroke, or is There a Convergence of Risk Factors? What Role Does the Appendage Play?

Paul A. Friedman, MN, USA
09:20

Percutaneous Epicardial Left Atrial Appendage Closure: When Does it Make Sense?

Petr Neuzil, Prague, Czech Republic
09:40

Endocardial LAA Occlusion: Which Device for Which Patient

Roy Beinart, Tel Hashomer, Israel
10:00

Implant Success and Safety of LAAC with the WATCHMAN Device - EWOLUTION Registry

Thomas Schmitz, Essen, Germany
10:20

Combined LAA Closure and AF Ablation

Vivek Y. Reddy, NY, USA
10:40

Discussion: Faculty and Audience

09:00-11:00   Mini-course #5 AF Ablation
Supported by an educational grant from Biosense Webster/Johnson & Johnson
Royal J

Session Description: In this mini-course, the state of the art of AF ablation will be presented. Experts in the field will address various aspects of AF ablation such as point by point and one shot ablation of PAF, various approaches to ablation of persistent AF, targeting AF rotors and managing of postablation AT and flutter.

Chairs: Samuel Levy, Marseille, France, Aharon Medina, Jerusalem, Israel, Brian Olshansky, IA, USA


09:00

Mechanistic Basis for Understanding and Managing Therapeutic Challenges in Atrial Fibrillation

Stanley Nattel, Montreal, Canada
09:20

Paroxysmal AF - Point by Point vs. One Shot Ablation

Riccardo Cappato, Milan, Italy
09:40

The Approach to Persistent AF

Prash Sanders, Adelaide, Australia
10:00

Targeting AF Rotors: Clinical Experience and Future Directions

Sanjiv M Narayan, CA, USA
10:20

High Density Mapping of Simple and Complex Flutters

Prash Sanders, Adelaide, Australia
10:40

Discussion: Faculty and Audiance

09:00-11:00   Mini - Course #3: Optimal Use of CRT
Supported by an educational grant from Medtronic
Room 5

Sessions Description: This session will include important topics such as candidates for CRT: best and poor candidates, role of ECG and echocardiography in choosing patients for CRT, all aspects concerning LV lead and value of noninvasive hemodynamics in CRT Implantation

Chairs: David Luria, Jerusalem, Israel, Vlasis Ninios, Thessaloniki, Greece, Peter Søgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark


09:00

How to Use a Targeted LV Lead Approach in Clinical Practice

Seth J. Worley, PA, USA
09:18

CRT Implantation on Non-LBBB and Wide QRS

Carsten W. Israel, Bielefeld, Germany
09:36Best Candidates, Poor Candidates -Role of ECG and Echocardiography
Peter Sogaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
09:54Choosing the Right Lead for the Right Vein
Jay N. Gross, NY, USA
10:12

The Real Value of Noninvasive Hemodynamics in CRT Implantation and Follow Up

Francis P. Darrel, London, UK
10:30

Case Presentations - My Worst CRT Implantation

Vladimir Khalameizer, Ashkelon, Israel, Seth J. Worley, PA, USA


11:00-11:20   Coffee Break
11:20-13:20   Biotronik International Fellows Program
Mini-course #1: ECG Pearls: Workshop, Session #2
Royal H
11:20

ECG Manifestations of Congenital Channelopathies

Sami Viskin, Tel Aviv, Israel
12:15

ECG Interpretation of Supraventricular Tachycardia and VT

Eric N. Prystowsky, IN, USA
11:20-13:20   Mini - Course #10 Anatomy of LAA - Workshop (Wet lab)
Supported by educational grants from Boston Scientific Corporation and Biotronik
Royal I

Session Description: In this unique session, participants will have hands on and didactic instructions of the key anatomic structures of LAA and role of LA Appendage in thrombogenicity. Will demonstrate positioning and use of available devices for LAAC.


11:20

Welcome and Course Objectives

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MN, USA
11:25

Key Points of Appendage Anatomy for the Interventionalist

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MN, USA
11:45

Common Discussion: Faculty and Audience

11:55

Interactive Cardiac Anatomy Lab: "Hands-On" Skills Enchantment Training

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MN, USA, Andrew Krumerman, NY, USA


11:20-13:20   Mini-course #6 VT Ablation
Supported by an educational grant from Biosense Webster/Johnson & Johnson
Royal J

Session Description: In this mini-course, the state of the art of VT ablation will be presented. Experts in the field will address mapping and ablation of VT in unusual clinical situations.

Chairs: Alexander Costea, OH, USA, Thorsten Lewalter, Bonn, Germany, Mahmoud Suleiman, Haifa, Israel


11:20

Mapping and Ablation of Late Abnormal Ventricular Activity (LAVA) in Ischemic VT

Josef Kautzner, Prague, Czech Republic
11:40

Substrate Modification in Ischemic VT

Eyal Nof, Tel Hashomer, Israel
12:00

VT Ablation in Patients with Hemodynamic Support

Hans Kottkamp, Zurich, Switzerland
12:20

Pericardial Access in Patients with VT and a History of Cardiac Surgery

Paul A. Friedman, MN, USA
12:40

Endpoints in VT Ablation

Thorsten Lewalter, Bonn, Germany
13:00

Panel Discussion- Optimal Target and Endpoint /When to Consider Interventional Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia

11:20-13:20   Mini - Course #4a: Management of CIED Infections
Supported by educational grants from COOK and Spectranetics
Room 5

Sessions Description: Join our expert panel as they discuss realities of lead management. The session will provide practical knowledge regarding CIED infections and lead extraction.

Chairs: Moti Haim, BeerSheva, Israel and Randy A. Lieberman, MI, USA


11:20

Prevention of CIED Infections

Charles J. Love, NY, USA
11:40

The Role of Infection Diseases Specialist

TBA


12:00

Lead Extractions – the Right Tool for the Right Lead

Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Pisa, Italy
12:20

Non-conventional Tools During Lead Extractions

Randy A. Lieberman, MI, USA
12:40Treatment Following Extraction; Timing of Reimplantation and Treatment of Device Dependent Patients
Charles Kennergren, Göteborg, Germany
13:00

Discussion, Faculty and Audience

13:20-14:00   Lunch
14:00-16:00   Biotronik International Fellows Program
Mini-course #1: ECG Pearls: Workshop, Session #3
Royal H
14:00

IEGM EP Maneuvers

Larry A. Chinitz, NY, USA and Warren M. Jackman, OK, USA


14:00-16:00   Investigators Sponsored Research (ISR)
Supported by an educational grant from Boston Scientific Corporation
Royal I

Chairs: Ilan Goldenberg, Tel Hashomer, Israel


14:00

ISRs: Goal and Overview

Art Pilmeyer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
14:20

Value of Independent Clinical Research

Reinoud E. Knops, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
14:35

EHRA Clinical Research and Industry Partnership

Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Pisa, Italy
14:50

Real Life Validation of Market-released Products

Pier D. Lambiase, London, UK
15:05

Challenges and Experience in the Execution of Multinational ISRs

Valentina Kutyifa, NY, USA
15:20

Discussion on Partnership Between Industry and Investigators

Faculty and Gerhard Hindricks, Leipzig, Germany and Thorsten Lewalter, Bonn, Germany


14:00-16:00   Mini - Course #7: Idiopathic VT and PVCs
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Biosense Webster/Johnson & Johnson
Royal J

Session Description: Catheter ablation of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias is among the frequent indications for invasive treatment of arrhythmias. In this highly practical session the experts will focus on identifying the anatomic constructs essential for performance of these procedures and potential problems with idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias and give their recommendations how to handle.

Chairs: Paul A. Friedman, MN, USA, Therese Fuchs, Tzrifin, Israel, Josef Kautzner, Prague, Czech Rep. 


14:00

Anatomy of the Outflow Tract and Related Structures – for the EP

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MN, USA
14:20

Use of 12-Lead ECG to Localize PVCs to Specific Anatomy

Melvin M. Scheinman, CA, USA
14:40Ablation of Intracardiac Structures to Eliminate PVCs/VT: When and How?
Paul A. Friedman, MN, USA
15:00

Challenges of Ablating Outflow Tract PVCs/VT

Thorsten Lewalter, Bonn, Germany
15:20

Outflow Tract VT – Are all Cases Benign?

Bernard Belhassen, Tel Aviv, Israel
15:40

Discussion: Faculty and Audience

14:00-16:00   Mini - Course #4b: Lead Extractions - Challenges
Partly supported by an educational grant from COOK
Room 5

Session Description: Join our expert panel as they discuss realities of lead management. The session will provide practical knowledge of lead extraction.

Chairs: Marcin Grabowski, Warsaw, Poland, Charles Kennergren, Göteborg, Sweden, Charles J. Love, NY, USA


14:00

Minimizing Extraction Mortality

Charles Kennergren, Göteborg, Sweden
14:20

The Blood Pressure Just Fell. What Should I do Next?

Randy A. Lieberman, MI, USA
14:40

Fidelis/Riata 2015 - How Should We Manage the Survivors

Charles J. Love, NY, USA
15:00

Management of Patients with Totally Occluded Vessels - When a New Lead is Needed

Michael Glikson, Tel Hashomer, Israel
15:20

Patient Management after Failed Extraction

Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Pisa, Italy
15:40

Case Presentations

 

Charles Kennergren, Göteborg, Sweden, Eyal Nof, Tel Hashomer, Israel


16:00-16:20   Coffee Break
16:20-18:20   6th Russian Israeli Symposium
Royal H

Innovations in Cardiac Arrhythmias Management

Chairs: Maria A. Shkolnikova, Moscow, Russia, I. Eli Ovsyshcher, BeerSheva, Israel


16:20

Idiopathic Atrial Fibrillation, Inflammation and Ablation Efficacy

Roman Batalov, Tomsk, Russia
16:40Predictors of Successful Interventional Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Children: 11 Years Experience in 532 Pediatric Patients
Igor Khamnagadaev, Moscow, Russia
17:00

Prediction of Ventricular Arrhythmias Using Cardiovascular Imaging

Vadim Kuznetsov, Tyumen, Russia
17:20

The Ways to Increase the Efficacy of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Denis Lebedev, Tomsk, Russia
17:40

Left Atrial Appendage Closure in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation-State of the Art

Roy Beinart, Tel Hashomer, Israel
18:00

Discussion

16:20-19:00   Biotronik International Fellows Program
Mini - Course #2 Cardiac Anatomy Wet Lab Workshop
Royal I

Purpose and target audience: The course will focus on cardiac anatomy relevant for electrophysiologists. After attending this course, participants will have a greater understanding of the key cardiac anatomical structures involved necessary for device implantation, endo/epicardial mapping and catheter ablation.

Course Description: Success or failure for the contemporary interventional electrophysiologist depends on the twin pillars of cardiac electroanatomy and electrophysiology. In this unique course, participants will receive hands on and didactic instruction and discussion on the following: key anatomic factors relevant to arrhythmogenesis; catheter manipulation; ablation avoiding collateral injury; manipulation of catheters and inter and intra cardiac chamber leads, and the pericardial space and cardiac venous anatomy. The course will include didactic presentations and anatomy Wet Lab.


16:20

Welcome and Course Objectives

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MN, USA
16:30

Cardiac Anatomic Markers and Landmarks

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MN, USA
17:00

Interactive Cardiac Anatomy Lab: "Hands-On" Skills Enchantment Training

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MN, USA, Leon Feldman, CA, USA, Chetham Gangireddy, PA, USA, Andrew Krumerman, NY, USA


16:20-18:20   Mini-course #8 Complications Associated with Catheter Ablations: Prevention, Detection and Treatment
Supported by an educational grant from Biosense Webster/Johnson & Johnson
Royal J

Session Description: This session focuses on common as well as rare but potentially lethal complications related to catheter ablation, including methods of detection, risk reduction and management. 

Chairs: Michael Geist, Holon, Israel, Rohit Mehta, NC, USA, Vivek Y. Reddy, NY, USA


16:20

Vascular Access

Paul A. Friedman, MN, USA
16:40

PV Stenosis

Douglas L. Packer, MN, USA
17:00

Esophageal Injury

Vivek Y. Reddy, NY, USA
17:20

Coronary Artery Injury

Warren M. Jackman, OK, USA
17:40

Cardioembolic Events

Josef Kautzner, Prague, Czech Republic
18:00

Discussion: Faculty and Audience

16:20-19:00   Guided E-posters presentations
Room 5

Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias /Basic Science Presentations

Chairs: Peng-Sheng Chen, IN, USA, Joel A. Kirsh, Toronto, Canada, Eric N. Prystowsky, IN, USA


16:20

A Stepwise Approach to Catheter Ablation of Avnrt in Children

Alfredo Di Pino, Messina, Italy
16:30

Should Cryoablation be the Preferred Therapy for Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia in Pediatric Patients?

John Papagiannis, MO, USA
16:40

Two Years Outcome after Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation with Cryo-Balloon 2nd Generation; Efficacy, Safety, and Predictors for Recurrence

Alexander Berkowitsch, Bad Nauheim, Germany
16:50

Novel Insights Into the Role of the His-Purkinje System During Electrophysiologic Mapping of the Canine Heart in Ventricular Fibrillation

Roshini Asirvatham, MN, USA
17:00

Totally Nonfluoroscopic Approach for Interventional Arrhythmology. Single Centre Experience on More than 600 Patients

Evgenii Kropotkin, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
17:10

Utilization of an Advanced Ablation Lesion Annotation System with Force Sensing Catheters Dramatically Reduces Adenosine Induced Pulmonary Vein Reconnection Following Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial fibrillation

Guy Rozen, MA, USA
17:20

A Novel Mapping Annotation Technique to Facilitate Isthmus Detection in Scar-related Atrial Tachycardia Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Moshe Rav Acha, Jerusalem, Israel
17:30

Evaluating the First Software Feature for 3D Visualization of Cryoballoon Ablation Catheters in Atrial Fibrillation

Christopher Kowalewski, Regensburg, Germany
17:40

Evaluating the Left Atrial Fibrosis with Electroanatomic Voltage Mapping During AF Ablation: Single Procedure Mid-Term Results

Oleg Sapelnikov, Moscow, Russia
17:50

Stent-Based Non-Invasive Isolation of Pulmonary Veins

Yaron Assaf, Gent, Belgium
18:00

Remote Magnetic Navigation Versus Manually Controlled Catheter Ablation of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Ventricular Arrhythmias: A Retrospective Two Center Experience

Ayelet Shauer, Ontario, Canada
18:10

New Onset Versus Known Atrial FIbrillation and Mortality in STEMI

Lior Yankelosn, Tel Aviv, Israel
18:20

Emerging Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing for Sudden Cardiac Death Syndromes: Care in the Age of Uncertainty

Michelle Mullen, Ontario, Canada
18:30

The Phenotype-Genotype Correlation in BrS Patients with Mutations in the SCN5A and KCNH2 Genes

Elena V. Zaklyazminskaya, Moscow, Russia
18:40

Optical Mapping of hiPSC-Derived Cardiac Monolayers Expressing Genetically-Encoded Voltage Indicators

Naim Shaheen, Haifa, Israel
19:00-21:00   Biotronik International Fellows Program
Poster Session
Royal H
19:00

Welcome Reception for IDSS Scholarship

 

Recipients, Fellows, and Faculty


19:30

Opening Remarks

Larry A. Chinitz, NY, USA
19:40

The Ten Commandments of EP

Melvin M. Scheinman, CA, USA
20:10

Recognition and Awards Biotronik Fellows Poster Session

Larry A. Chinitz, NY, USA and Melvin M. Scheinman, CA, USA


20:30

Fellows Poster Session