Agenda

September 16, 2016
Friday

8:30 – 10:00 Afib Overview
• What is Afib and How is it Diagnosed? – Rachel Lampert, MD (Chair)
• Types of Afib and Overview of Risk Factors – Mark Link, MD
• Why Does Afib Run in Families? – Patrick Ellinor, MD
• What Patients Should Know about the Basic Science of Afib – David Van Wagoner, PhD
• Q&A

10:00 – 10:30 Break and Visit Exhibitors

10:30 – 12:00 Afib Risk Factors
• Endurance Exercise and Stress – Rachel Lampert, MD
• Sleep Apnea – Mark Link, MD
• High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and Obesity – Bradley Knight, MD (Chair)
• Digital Health for Managing Afib and Risk Factors – Mintu Turakhia, MD
• Q&A

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (provided) and Visit Exhibitors

1:00 – 2:30 Managing Afib
• Treating Afib with Medications – Eric Prystowsky, MD (Chair)
• Medications for Preventing Strokes – Elaine Hylek, MD
• Non-medication Management of Afib – Bradley Knight, MD
• Q&A

2:30 – 3:00 Break and Visit Exhibitors

3:00 – 4:30 Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occlusion
• What is Involved in Having an LAA Procedure – Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD (Chair)
• LAA Occlusion Devices – Srinivas Dukkipati, MD
• Anatomy of the LAA and Stroke Prevention – Luigi DiBiase, MD, PhD
• Yoga and Afib – Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD
• Q&A

4:30 – 5:00 Wrap Up

5:30 – 7:30 Reception (All Access Badge Holders)

September 17, 2016
Saturday

8:30 – 10:00 Catheter Ablation: Procedures & Tools Panel
• Cryoballoon Ablation – Robert Kowal, MD, PhD (Chair)
• Radiofrequency Ablation – Douglas Packer, MD
• Laser Balloon & Ablation Innovations – Srinivas Dukkipati, MD
• Rotors and FIRM Ablation – Sanjiv Narayan, MD, PhD
• What Do We Know from Ablation Trials – Douglas Packer, MD
• Q&A

10:00 – 10:30 Break and Visit Exhibitors

10:30 – 12:00 Catheter Ablation: Management and Complicated Patients
• Ablation of Persistent/Complicated Afib – Andrea Natale, MD
• Impact of Fibrosis – Frederick Han, MD
• Management of Anticoagulants and Stroke Prevention For Ablation – Luigi DiBiase, MD, PhD
• How to Improve Ablation Outcomes – Douglas Packer, MD (Chair)
• Q&A

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (provided) and Visit Exhibitors

1:00 – 2:00 Surgery Panel
• Open-chest/Concomitant Maze Procedures – Ralph Damiano, MD (Chair)
• Minimally-invasive Maze Procedures – Randall Wolf, MD
• Hybrid Procedures – Steve Hoff, MD
• Q&A

2:00 – 3:00 How to Choose the Right Procedure Panel
• Surgeons and Electrophysiologists on Choosing the Right Procedure – James Edgerton, MD (Chair)

3:00 – 3:30 Break and Visit Exhibitors

3:30 – 4:30 Patient Panel
• Living with Afib and How They Made Treatment Decisions

4:30 – 5:00 Wrap Up

September 18, 2016
Sunday

8:30 – 10:00 Getting the Best Care Panel – Mellanie True Hills (chair)
• Partnering with Your Doctor Robert Kowal, MD, PhD
• Creating an Effective Healthcare Team Pam McCabe, PhD, RN 
• Working with Remote Patients – Randall Wolf, MD
• Q&A Panel – Cintia Rosenbaum, RN

10:00 – 10:30 Break and Visit Exhibitors

10:30 – 12:00 Living with Afib, Takeaways, and Closing – Mellanie True Hills

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