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EP Preparatory course

Basic invasive cardiac electrophysiology

Add to calendar15/10/20150:00 17/10/20150:00 Europe/Paris EP Preparatory course

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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Invasive Electrophysiology and Ablation
Cardiac Arrhythmias


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.

THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED

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)

Faculty: M. Antz (DE), J.A. Cabrera (UK), C. De Chillou (FR), E. Gonzalez-Torrecilla (SP), H. Heidbuchel (BE), F. Khan (UK), 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 - F. Khan
  • 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 - F. Khan
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Inherited electrical disease - P. Lambiase
  • 12:30 – 13:15 Lunch     
  • 13:15 – 14:00 Atrial flutter and atrial macrorrentry - P. Lambiase
  • 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 / P. Lambiase
  • 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 / C. de Chillou
  • 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
    • Fees: 500€
    • Name changes (72h prior to the course): 5€
  • Non EHRA Member
    • Fees: 1200€
    • Name changes (72h prior to the course): 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.