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EP Preparatory course

Basic invasive cardiac electrophysiology

Invasive Electrophysiology and Ablation
Cardiac Arrhythmias
In-person
event

 

Summary

Organised by EHRA: This course is destined for fellows in training and physicians who wish to consolidate their knowledge in preparation for the EHRA certification exam. The course covers theoretical aspects of electrophysiology, as well as practical exercises on systematic interpretation of tracings. The aim of the course is to ensure that the participant masters the principles of techniques he will be applying throughout his practice.

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Course objectives

The course covers theoretical aspects of electrophysiology, as
well as practical exercises on systematic interpretation of tracings.
The aim of the course is to ensure that the participant masters the principles of techniques he will be applying throughout his practice.

Target Audience

This course is destined for fellows in training and physicians who wish to consolidate their knowledge in preparation for the EHRA certification exam. 

 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

 

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Course Director: P. Lambiase (UK)
Co-Director:  J. Almendral (SP)

Faculty: M. Antz (DE), J.A. Cabrera (UK), C. De Chillou (FR), E. Gonzalez-Torrecilla (SP), H. Heidbuchel (BE), R. Schilling (UK), A. Zaza (IT)

Thursday 15 October

12:00 – 13:15       Lunch
13:15 – 13:25        Welcome    
13:25 – 14:25        Basic electrophysiologic mechanisms - A. Zaza
14:25 – 15:15        Cardiac Anatomy for the Electrophysiologist - J.A. Cabrera
15:15 – 15:45       Coffee Break    
15:45 – 16:15        Imaging anatomy: Fluoroscopy and 3-D mapping systems. - H. Heidbuchel
16:15 – 17:00        Intracardiac recordings and electrical physiology of the whole heart - J. Almendral
17:00 – 17:15        Intracardiac recordings: comments from the basic side. - A. Zaza
17:15 –18:15         Supraventricular tachycardia: definition and classification. AV nodal reentry. - H. Heidbuchel
20:00                    Group dinner    


Friday 16 October


09:00 – 09:45        Conduction and refractoriness in the EP Lab - P. Lambiase
09:45 – 10:00        Conduction and refractoriness: comments from the basic side - A. Zaza
10:00 – 10:30       Coffee Break     
10:30 – 11:30        Pacing maneuvers: pacemapping: resetting and entrainment - J. Almendral
11:30 – 12:30        Inherited electrical disease - P. Lambiase
12:30 – 13:15       Lunch     
13:15 – 14:00        Atrial flutter and atrial macrorrentry - J. Almendral
14:00 – 14:45        Practical examples on how to read tracings: focus on atrial tachycardia / flutter - P. Lambiase/ C. de Chillou
14:45 – 15:30        Biophysics of ablation- M. Antz
15:30 – 16:00       Coffee Break    
16:00 – 16:45        Accessory pathways: recognition: localization: orthodromic tachycardias - E. Gonzalez/ Torrecilla
16:45 – 17:20        Focal atrial tachycardia: EP study and ablation - M. Antz
17:20 – 18:30        Walking through a typical EP Study for SVT-Practical Examples - M. Antz / J. Almendral
19:30                    Free evening    

    
Saturday 17 October

09:00 – 10:00       Wide QRS complex tachycardia: mechanisms and differential diagnosis. Preexcited tachyarrhythmias - E.Gonzalez-Torrecilla
10:00 – 10:30      Coffee Break     
10:30 – 11:30       Scar related VT: substrate: localization and ablation - C. de Chillou
11:30 – 12:30       VT in structurally normal heart: subtypes: localization and ablation - R. Schilling
12:30 – 13:15      Lunch    
13:15 – 14:15       AF: pathophysiology and ablation - R. Schilling
14:15 – 15:30       Walking through Cases of  AF and wide QRS tachycardia - Practical Examples - R. Schilling / J. Almendral
15:30 – 15:40       Closure of the Course and departure    

Logistical information

This educational programme will be accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC).

Location

The European Heart House
2035 Route des Colles
Les Templiers - BP 179
Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

Registration and hotel accommodation

The registration fee includes:

  • Course participation
  • 2 nights' accommodation in a three-star hotel close to the European Heart House (depending on the course schedule)
  • Transportation from ESC-arranged hotels to the course venue
  • 3 Lunches, 1 dinner, 4 coffee breaks

 

Registration Fees 

EHRA Member

Non EHRA Member

Fees

500€

 1200€

Names Changes
(72h prior to the course)

 5 €

 5€

 

REQUESTS RECEIVED LESS THAN 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE COURSE DATE, REMAIN SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.

The ESC reserves the right to cancel any of its Educational Programmes up to 2 months prior to the programme starting date. The ESC will not reimburse any travel or accommodation costs incurred by registered participants in the event of a programme cancellation under any circumstances.

Cancellation conditions

Up to 6 weeks prior to the course and upon receipt of a written cancellation, a refund of fees, minus a 25% of administrative charge, will be processed. No refund will be granted if the cancellation is done less than 6 weeks before the course start date. In the event of the cancellation of a course by the ESC, the full registration fee will be refunded. The ESC is not liable for any cost incurred by the cancellation of accommodation and travel arrangements.

  

 

Thanks to unrestricted educational grants from:
Biosense, Biotronik, Medtronic & St Jude Medical

 

                      

 


 

Organisers

European Heart Rhythm Association

European Society of Cardiology

Les Templiers 2035 Route des Colles CS 80179 BIOT

06903 Sophia Antipolis, FR

Tel.: +33.4.92.94.76.00

Fax: +33.4.92.94.86.22

Venue

Sophia-Antipolis, France

Sophia-Antipolis, FR

European Society
of Cardiology

Les Templiers
2035 Route des Colles
CS 80179 BIOT
06903 Sophia Antipolis
Cedex France

Phone: 33.4.92.94.76.00