Navigating the Maze (15th Edition) – 13 September, 2019

13 September, 2019 - Barcelona, Spain

This 2 day (13-14 September 2019) International Atrial Fibrillation program is for physicians interested in concomitant ablation and minimally invasive approaches to hybrid AFib 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 hybrid AFib patients through live surgeries and engaging presentations.

Audience
Cardiac surgeons and electrophysiologists who want to implement an AFib program and want to optimize their current ablation strategy.

Preliminary Program details

The program starts at 08:30 on Friday September 13th and runs till 13:00 on Saturday September 14th.
Accommodation will be provided for Thursday September 12th and Friday 13th.

The detailed agenda is  published below.

Program Director
Dr. Manuel Castellà

Faculty
Program supported by European and international faculty

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

Accommodation
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Day 1 Morning

8:15 am - 8:30 am

Welcome and introduction - M. Sitges MD, M. Castellà MD

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Session 1: Electrophysiological mechanisms in AFib
Moderators: L. Boersma, M. Castella

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Atrial anatomy - A. Cook PhD

9:00 am - 9:20 am

Atrial function and disfunction - M. Castellà MD

9:20 am - 9:40 am

Pathophysiology of Atrial Fibrillation - S. Ahsan MD

9:40 am - 10:00 am

MRI for atrial fibrillation decision-making - L. Mont. MD

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Updated outcomes in catheter ablation - L. Boersma MD

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Networking coffee break

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Session 2: Ablation in non-concomitant AFib
Moderators: L. Mont, B. van Putte

11:00 am - 11:30 pm

Updated outcomes in thoracoscopic ablation - S. Benussi MD

11:30 pm - 12:00 pm

Updated outcomes in hybrid ablation based centers - B. Maesen MD

Afternoon

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Multidisciplinary AFib heart team implementation - L. Boersma MD

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Symptomatic stand-alone AF: State of the art - J. Cox MD

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Networking lunch

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Session 3: videos in stand-alone AF
Moderators: S. Benussi, J. Cox

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Thoracoscopic bipolar RF ablation - B. van Putte MD

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Hybrid thoracoscopic/catheter ablation with versapolar Fusion - M. Dalrymple Hay

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

Hybrid bipolar RF ablation - M. La Meir MD

3:10 pm - 3:35 pm

Hybrid monopolar RF ablation, Convergent Approach - S. Ahsan MD

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

How to manage complications in thoracoscopic surgery -M. La Meir MD

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 4: Left Atrial Appendage Management
Moderators : M. Castella, M. Dalrymple-Hay

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Evidence of LAA occlusion in the NOAC era - D. Kotecha MD

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Surgical closure of Left Atrial Appendage; technique and results - T. Hanke MD

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

The fun to fly and operate safely: air safety regulations in the OR - Captain Paul Iglesias

Day 2 Morning

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Session 5: Concomitant AFib surgery
Moderators : J. Cox, M. Castella

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Latest results in concomitant AFib surgery - T. Weimar MD

9:00 am - 9:30 am

AFib ablation in special cases - E. Quintana MD

9:30 am - 10:00 am

How to avoid complication in AFib ablation - M. Castellà MD

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Postoperative management-postop AFib - T. Hanke MD

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Networking coffee break

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Session 6: Videos Concomitant AF Surgery
Moderators : E. Quintana, T. Hanke

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Maze procedure through sternotomy - M. Castella MD

12:00 am - 12:30 pm

Maze procedure through port-access - D. Pereda MD

Afternoon

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

NtM James Cox Lecture: Why AFib intervention is so confusing - J. Cox MD

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Main conclusions of this year edition - M. Castellà MD

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Adjourn

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