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EPLive is a 2 day intensive educational meeting targeting practicing electrophysiologist as well as fellows in training.  The meeting consists of four sections: AF ablation, VT ablation, Devices and new technologies. In addition, a panel of recognized experts will provide commentary and discussion.  Previously recorded cases will also be shown.  

EPLive 2020 will be a Virtual meeting. 

Faculty Experts in Their Field

EPLive Course Directors

Andrea-Natale
Dr. Andrea Natale

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Austin, Texas

Amin Al-Ahmad, MD
Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Insitute
Austin, Texas

Luigi-Di-Biase
Dr. Luigi Di Biase

Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Hospital
New York, NY

Dhanunjaya-Lakkireddy
Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute
Overland Park, Kansas

TCAI Faculty

Dr. Shane Bailey - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. Mohammed Bassiouny - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. David Burkhardt - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. David Burkland - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. Robert Canby - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. Gerald Gallinghouse - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. Brian Greet - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. Eric M. Hoenicke - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. Rodney Horton - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. Patrick Hranitzky - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. Bill Nesbitt - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. Javier Sanchez - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. Kamala Tamirisa - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. Senthil Thambidorai - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. David Tschoop - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Dr. Jason Zagrodzky - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute

Invited Faculty

Dr. Elad Anter - Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston, MA
Dr. Arash Aryana
- Mercy General Hospital & Dignity Health Heart & Vascular Inst., Sacramento, CA
Dr. Srinivas Dukkipati - Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Dr. Laurence Epstein - Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY
Dr. Fermin Garcia - Penn Heart and Vascular Ctr., Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Mark Link - UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Dr. Moussa Mansour - Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA
Dr. Francis Marchlinski - Univ. of Pennsylvania Hospital, Pennsylvania, PA
Dr. Gregory Michaud - Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN
Dr. Devi Nair - Univ. of Arkansas Medical System, Jonesboro, AR
Dr. Douglas Packer - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Dr. Luis Saenz - Arrhythmia Ctr. CardioInfantil Foundation - Cardiac Inst., Bogota, Columbia
Dr. Pasquale Santangeli - University of Pennsylvania, PA
Dr. Jacqueline Saw - Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
Dr. Robert Schweikert - Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Dr. Jayaprakash Shenthar - Bengaluru, India
Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar - UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Claudio Tondo - Monzino Cardiology Center, Milan, Italy
Dr. Roderick Tung - University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
Dr. Wendy Tzou - -Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Dr. Miguel Valderrabano
- Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Dr. Pugal Vijayaraman - Geisinger Heart Institute, Mountain Top, PA
Dr. Seth Worley - MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, Washington, D.C.

Conference Schedule Packed with High Quality Content, Just for You.

PROGRAM CHAIRS:
Dr. Luigi Di Biase, Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad, Dr. Andrea Natale

Session 1 - Atrial Fibrillation Cases
12/3/20 8:00 am - 8:20 am

Zero Fluoroscopy AF Ablation (LIVE)
Faculty: Dr. Rodney Horton and Dr. Senthil Thambidorai
Faculty Panel: Dr. Claudio Tondo and Dr. Moussa Mansour

12/3/20 8:20 am - 8:40 am

Surgical AF Ablation - Maze Procedure and AtriClip (LIVE)
Faculty:
Dr. David Tschopp and Dr. Faraz Kerendi
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Douglas Packer and Dr. Arash Aryana

12/3/20 8:40 am - 9:00 am

Ablation of Long Standing Persistent AF (LIVE)
Faculty:
Dr. Andrea Natale and Dr. David Burkland
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Douglas Packer and Dr. Gregory Michaud

12/3/20 9:00 am - 9:20 am

AF Ablation with Diamond Tip Catheter (LIVE)
Faculty:
Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad and Dr. Brian Greet
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Claudio Tondo and Dr. Moussa Mansour 

12/3/20 9:20 am - 9:40 am

AF Ablation with Pulse Field Energy (Recorded)
Faculty:
Dr. Elad Anter
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Srinivas Dukkipati and Dr. Gregory Michaud

12/3/20 9:40 am - 10:00 am

Cryoablation of Persistent AF Including Posterior Wall (Recorded)
Faculty: Dr. Arash Aryana
Faculty Panel: Dr. Miguel Valderrabano and Dr. Mark Link

12/3/20 10:00 am - 10:10 am

Break

12/3/20 10:10 am - 10:30 am

Post AF/Atrial Flutter/Interatrial Reentry Tachycardia Ablation (LIVE)
Faculty:
Dr. Joseph Gallinghouse and Dr. Bill Nesbitt
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Jayaprakash Shenthar and Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy 

12/3/20 10:30 am - 10:50 am

AF Ablation Using QDot Micro Ablation Catheter Ablation (Recorded)
Faculty:
Dr. Luigi Di Biase
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Moussa Mansour and Dr. Arash Aryana

12/3/20 10:50 am - 11:10 am

AF Ablation with the New Cryoballoon POLAR-X (Recorded)
Faculty:
Dr. Claudio Tondo
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Douglas Packer and Dr. Luigi DiBiase

11:10 am - 12:00 pm

Follow-Up of LIVE Cases

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch - Product Theatre

Session 2 - Device Cases
12/3/20 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Micra AV Implant (LIVE)
Faculty: Dr. Amin Ahmad and Dr. Kamala Tamirisa 
Faculty Panel: Dr. Robert Schweikert and Dr. Mark Link

12/3/20 1:20 pm - 1:40 pm

Left Bundle Branch Physiologic Pacing (LIVE)
Faculty: Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny and Dr. Brian Greet 
Faculty Panel: Dr. Roderick Tung and Dr. Mark Link

12/3/20 1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Lead Extraction Using Spectranetics (LIVE)
Faculty: Dr. Robert Canby and Dr. David Burkland 
Faculty Panel: Dr. Larry Epstein and Dr. Seth Worley

12/3/20 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

HIS Bundle Physiologic Pacing (Recorded)
Faculty:
Dr. Pugal Vijayaraman
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Roderick Tung and Dr. Robert Canby

12/3/20 2:20 pm - 3:00 pm

Follow-Up of LIVE Cases

12/3/20 3:00 pm - 3:10 pm

Break

12/3/20 3:10 pm - 3:30 pm

CRT Implant Using New Stability MDT Lead (LIVE)
Faculty: Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny and Dr. Shane Bailey
Faculty Panel: Dr. Larry Epstein and Dr. Mark Link

12/3/20 3:30 pm - 3:50 pm

Complex Lead Extraction Cases (Recorded)
Faculty:
Dr. Larry Epstein
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Amin Al-Ahmed and Dr. Robert Schweikert

12/3/20 3:50 pm - 4:10 pm

Venoplasty and CEID Implantation - Tips and Tricks (Recorded)
Faculty: Dr. Seth Worley
Faculty Panel: Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad and Dr. Robert Schweikert

12/3/20 4:10 pm - 4:30 pm

Cardiac Contractility Modulation Using Impulse Dynamics Device for HF (LIVE)
Faculty:
Dr. Robert Canby
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Larry Epstein and Dr. Mark Link

12/3/20 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Follow-Up of LIVE Cases - Live Case Faculty

PROGRAM CHAIRS:
Dr. Luigi Di Biase, Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad, Dr. Andrea Natale

Session 3 - VT Ablation
12/4/20 8:00 am - 8:20 am

PVC Ablation (LIVE)
Faculty: Dr. David Burkhardt and Dr. William Nesbitt
Faculty Panel: Dr. Luis Saenz and Dr. Miguel Valderranbano

12/4/20 8:20 am - 8:40 am

Ischemic VT Ablation (LIVE)
Faculty: Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad and Dr. Javier Sanchez
Faculty Panel: Dr. Luis Saenz and Dr. Jayaprakash Shenthar

12/4/20 8:40 am - 9:00 am

PVC Ablation (LIVE)
Faculty: Dr. Patrick Hranitzky and Dr. Kamala Tamirisa
Faculty Panel: Dr. Fermin Garcia, Dr. Pasquale Santangeli and Dr. Elad Anter

12/4/20 9:00 am - 9:20 am

Ablation Using ACUTUS Non-Contact Mapping - Persistent AF (LIVE)
Faculty:
Dr. Andrea Natale
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy and Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad (With Precision)

12/4/20 9:20 am - 9:40 am

Bipolar Ablation for Difficult Septal VTs (Recorded)
Faculty: Dr. Wendy Tzou
Faculty Panel: Dr. Fermin Garcia, Dr. Pasquale Santangeli and Dr. Elad Anter

12/4/20 9:40 am - 10:00 am

Epicardial VT Ablation (LIVE)
Faculty: Dr. David Burkhardt and Dr. Senthil Thambidorai
Faculty Panel: Dr. Roderick Tung and Dr. Wendy Tzou

12/4/20 10:00 am - 10:10 am

Break

12/4/20 10:10 am - 10:30 am

PVC Wire Mapping and Ablation (Recorded)
Faculty:
Dr. Fermin Garcia
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Francis Marchlinski and Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar

12/4/20 10:30 am - 10:50 am

Hybrid Ablation of Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (Recorded)
Faculty: Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
Faculty Panel: Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad and Dr. Andrea Natale

12/4/20 10:50 am - 11:10 am

ILAM Mapping and Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia (Recorded)
Faculty:
Dr. Roderick Tung
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Francis Marchlinski and Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar

12/4/20 11:10 am - 11:30 am

Follow-Up of LIVE Cases - Live Case Faculty

12/4/20 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch

12/4/20 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Product Theatre
"Accelerating the Future of LAAC procedures: Expert Panel Discussion on the use of ICE as the Primary Imaging Modality" - Hosted by Biosense Webster, Inc.

Session 4 - LAA Closure Cases
12/4/20 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

WATCHMAN FLX Implant (LIVE)
Faculty: Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad & Dr. William Nesbitt
Faculty Panel: Dr. Devi Nair & Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

12/4/20 12:50 pm - 1:10 pm

Lariat Device Implant (LIVE)
Faculty:
Dr. David Tschopp and Dr. Senthil Thambidorai
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Moussa Mansour and Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

12/4/20 1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

WATCHMAN FLX Implant(LIVE)
Faculty: Dr. Rodney Horton & Dr. Shane Bailey
Faculty Panel: Dr. Moussa Mansour & Dr. Srinivas Dukkipati

12/4/20 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Conforma LAA Implant (Recorded)
Faculty: Dr. Amin Al Ahmed
Faculty Panel: Dr. Srinivs Dukkipati and Dr. Luigi Di Biase

12/4/20 1:50 pm - 2:10 pm

WATCHMAN Leak Radiofrequency Ablation Closure (LIVE)
Faculty: Dr. Andrea Natale and Dr. Kamala Tamirisa
Faculty Panel: Dr. Devi Nair and Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

12/4/20 2:10 pm - 2:30 pm

WATCHMAN Leak Coil Closure (LIVE)
Faculty:
Dr. Rodney Horton and Dr. Senthil Thambidorai
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Jacqueline Saw and Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

12/4/20 2:30 pm - 2:40 pm

Break

12/4/20 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

Amulet Device Implant (Recorded)
Faculty:
Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Jacqueline Saw  and Dr. Andrea Natale

12/4/20 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Lambre Device (Recorded)
Faculty:
Dr. Claudio Tondo
Faculty Panel:
Dr. Jacqueline Saw  and Dr. Andrea Natale

12/4/20 3:20 pm - 4:00 pm

Follow-Up of LIVE Cases - Live Case Faculty

Scientific Highlights

Cases Include:

A world class faculty discusses live cases as well as recorded cases, focusing on the different aspects of electrophysiology procedures. 

  • VT Ablation - Endocardial and Epicardial
  • AF Ablation and Ablation of Post AF Atrial Arrhythmias
  • Balloon Cases (Cryo, Apama, Laser)
  • CRT Implants
  • Lead Extraction and Venoplasty
  • SQ ICD

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand and apply the techniques used to map and ablate atrial arrhythmias.
  • Identify processes to reduce complications and promote safety measures for the patient during ablation of atrial fibrillation.
  • Understand and apply techniques used to map and ablate ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Identify processes to reduce complications and promote safety measures for the patient during ablation of ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the latest evidence and guidelines in arrhythmia management and treatment with new technology.
  • Apply approaches that best utilize the new technologies demonstrated to optimize clinical outcomes.
  • Identify processes that can benefit from the integration of new technologies and promote safer procedures for the patient.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the techniques used to perform lead extractions.
  • Discuss approaches and techniques to perform a successful lead extraction.
  • Identify processes to reduce complications and promote safety measures for the patient during lead extractions.

Pricing & Registration Only 200 Available Seats, Get Your Conference Tickets Early.

Registration fee includes symposium admission, course materials, food and beverage and CME/CEU for the event.

Location & Venue Area Full of Great Hotels & Restaurants.

Venue

St. David's Medical Center
Medical Office Building
5th Floor Conference Hall
3000 N. IH35
Austin, TX 78705

Conference Location

St. David's Medical Center
Medical Office Building
5th Floor Conference Hall

Additional Details

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint providership of St. David’s HealthCare and EPLive Foundation. The St. David’s HealthCare system is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The St. David’s HealthCare system designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.