Navigating the Maze (14th Edition)

22 April, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain

This 2 day (22-24 April 2018) International Atrial Fibrillation program is for physicians interested in concomitant ablation and minimally invasive approaches to lone AF treatment. From patient selection to the latest clinical evidence, this dynamic program presents techniques and outcomes for catheter and surgical ablation. The faculty of leading experts will highlight specific cardiac surgery and minimally invasive thoracoscopic procedures for lone AF patients through live surgeries and engaging presentations.

Audience
Cardiac surgeons who want to implement an AF program and surgeons who want to optimize their current ablation technique.

Program details
– James Cox Lecture
– Anatomy of human atria
– Physiopathology of atrial fibrillation
– Guidelines and evidence for surgical AF ablation
– Live procedures – Open and Endoscopic access
– Tips and tricks
– Patient selection criteria
– LAA management

Program Director
Dr. Manuel Castellà

Faculty
Program supported by European and international faculty

Welcome reception Sunday 22nd

16:00 to 17:30 in Barcelona Center Hotel

Venue
Hospital Clínic de Barcelona
Carrer Villarroel 170
08036 Barcelona, Spain

Accommodation
Olivia Balmes Hotel
Carrer de Balmes 117
Barcelona, Spain

 

 

Agenda
Day 1 Morning

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Afternoon

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Welcome Reception

5:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Presentation of the course: goals to achive - M. Castellà MD

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

NtM James Cox Lecture - A. Revishvili MD

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Day 2 Morning

8:30 am - 8:45 am

Welcome - M. Castellà MD

8:45 am - 9:15 am

Thoracoscopic options for AF ablation - T. Weimar MD

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Live case: totally thoracoscopic ablation. Right side - B. van Putte MD

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Evidence for AF surgery: 2016 ESC/EACTS and 2017 STS Guidelines - S. Benussi MD

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Live case: totally thoracoscopic ablation. Left side - B. van Putte MD

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Afternoon

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Thoracoscopic AF surgery for persistent AF: technique and results - B. van Putte MD

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Catheter ablation in heart failure and AF: CASTLE-AF trial - N. Marrouche MD

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

FAST trial long-term results - M. Castellà MD

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

EP-guided thoracoscopic surgery for advanced AF. Ganglionic Plexi - JR. de Groot MD and A. Driessen MD

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Live-in-a-box one-staged hybrid endo-epicardial ablation - M. La Meir MD

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Actual evidence and options for LAA closure - S. Salzberg MD

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Is there a need for LAA occlusion in the era of DOAC - T. Hanke MD

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

‘The highest standards for AF management’ - J. Cox MD

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Discussion and take home messages - J. Cox MD and M. Castellà MD

Day 3 Morning

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Physiopathology of atrial fibrillation - T. Hanke MD

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Indications and patient selection for concomitant AF - J. Cox MD

9:30 am - 9:45 am

Epicardial mapping before concomitant AF surgery - M. Ehrlich MD

9:45 am - 10:00 am

AF and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy surgery - E. Quintana MD

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Live case: Maze IV through sternotomy - M. Castellà MD

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Contractile function after Maze - Y. Abu-Omar MD

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Is there still a place for open-chest Maze III procedures - P. McCarthy MD

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Lunch (Group 1)

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Hands-on with cadavers: Anatomy of the human atria - A. Cook MD (Group 2)

Afternoon

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch (Group 2)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hands-on with cadavers: Anatomy of the human atria - A. Cook MD (Group 1)

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Live case: port-access Cox-Maze ablation - D. Pereda MD

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Discussion and take home messages - J. Cox MD and M. Castellà MD

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