Navigating the Maze (17th Edition) – 18-19 November, 2022

18 November, 2022 - Barcelona, Spain

We are thrilled to bring the highly-anticipated 17th edition of Navigating the Maze once again to Barcelona, Spain, on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November 2022. This year’s program will be led by an international multidisciplinary faculty and will cover all aspects of surgical AF ablation management, Hybrid AF Therapies, and LAA Management.

This 2-day event (18-19 November 2022) International Atrial Fibrillation program is for physicians interested in concomitant ablation and minimally invasive hybrid AF therapies. From patient selection to the latest clinical evidence, this dynamic program presents techniques and outcomes for catheter and surgical ablations. The faculty of leading experts will highlight specific cardiac surgery and minimally invasive hybrid therapies for AF patients through live surgeries and engaging presentations.

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

Program Director
Dr. Manuel CastellĂ 

Program supported by international multidisciplinary faculty

Hospital ClĂ­nic de Barcelona
Carrer Villarroel 170
08036 Barcelona, Spain

Hotel bookings will be allocated on an individual basis and you will receive a reservation confirmation by email. Please check your travel details tab in your AF Connect dashboard for your details.

The “Save the Date” flyer is available for download.

Register Interest
Day 1

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Importance of treating AF in cardiac surgery and the impact on stroke and HF

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Clinical evidence on surgical AF ablation

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Anatomical considerations of AF management

10:00 am - 10:30 am

The heart-team approach for AF decision making

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Procedural video. Best practices for MAZE IV

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Procedural video for Minimal Invasive options

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Optimal indications for surgical ablation. Case-based learning session


1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The global pandemic of AF. How to address the problem

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Current options for AF ablation and best patient selection

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Views on TT ablation

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Views on Hybrid AF Convergent

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Procedural video. Risk mitigation and best practices for Convergent

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Patient selection for complex forms of AF. Case-based learning session

Day 2

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Stroke and the importance of the LAA. Insights from a Cardio-Neuro Team

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Role of the LAA in Rhythm control

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Beyond the initial evidence of LAAOS 3

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Current options for standalone LAA Management

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Procedural videos for excluding the LAA

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Managing the LAA and its follow-up. Case-based learning session