Agenda

Session I - COVID - in Electrophysiology

Moderators - Dr. Thomas Deering & Dr. Chandra Vasamreddy

8:00 – 8:10
Welcome - Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

8:10 – 8:20
The Big Bold Vision for Electrophysiology – A President's Perspective -
Dr. Fred Kusumoto

8:20 – 8:30
COVID-Related Cardiac Arrhythmias and Myocarditis – Diagnosis, Management, and Risk Stratification - Dr. Rakesh Gopinathannair

8:30 – 8:40
Impact of COVID on Electrophysiology? The Ugly, Bad & Good -
Dr. Andrea Russo

8:40 – 9:00
Panel Discussion

Session II - Electrophysiology Pioneer Award Celebration

Moderator - Dr. Dhanunjaya
9:00 – 9:30

Pioneer in Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Award Presentation -
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Douglas Packer

9:30 – 9:40
What All Did We Learn from CABANA, EAST AF NET, and EARLY AF? -
Dr. Sanjeev Saksena

9:40 – 9:50
Panel Discussion

Session III - Thinking Outside the Box for Heart Failure

Moderators - Dr. Peter Park & Dr. Christine Albert
9:50 – 10:00

Role of Cardiac Contractility and Vagal Nerve Stimulation in Managing Patients with Heart Failure - Dr. Jodie Hurwitz

10:00 - 10:10
The AF-HFpEF Syndrome – Role of Rhythm Control Through Catheter Ablation - Dr. Sanjeev Saksena

10:10 – 10:20
Leadless Left Ventricular Pacing Using Transthoracic Ultrasound Stimulation - Dr. Vivek Reddy

10:20 – 10:30
Advances in His Bundle Pacing and Left Bundle Pacing – Tools, Techniques, and Data - Dr. Parikshit Sharma

10:30 – 10:50
Panel Discussion

Session IV - Prevention and Management of Cardiac Device Infection

Moderators - Dr. Andrew Krahn & Dr. Jodie Hurwitz
10:50 – 11:00

What Are the Barriers to the Identification and Management of Cardiac Device-Related Infections? - Dr. Jonathan Piccini

11:00 – 11:10
Role of Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Pouches, Rinses, and Other Techniques in Preventing CIED Infections - Dr. Jayasree Pillarisetti

11:10 – 11:20
Bacteremia and CIED – How Do You Manage an Infected CIED? -
Dr. Andrew Krahn

11:20 – 11:30
Latest in Tools and Techniques for Extraction of Cardiac Devices -
Dr. Matthew Reynolds

11:30 – 11:50
Panel Discussion

11:50 – 12:00
Break

12:00 – 1:00
Lunch - Non-CME Session Town Hall Meeting – Staying Ahead: Innovation, Safety, Reimbursement, and Cost-Containment Through Committed Partnership

Moderators - Drs. Fred Kusumoto & Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

Participants: CMOs or CEOs of AtriCure, Medtronic, Abbott EP, Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster, Biotronik, Phillips, and Acutus

Session V – Innovations in AF Management

Moderators - Dr. Andrea Natale & Dr. Samuel Asirvatham
1:00 – 1:10

Role of Rapid Non-Contact Mapping (Acumap) in Understanding and Treating Atrial Arrhythmia - Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

1:10 – 1:20
Insights into Atrial Substrate Through Rapid Multi-Polar Mapping Technologies – A Recipe for Enhanced Success - Dr. Joseph Marine

1:20 – 1:50
What Is the Best Mapping and Ablation Approach for Long-Standing Persistent AF? Cooking the Atrium in 3 Different Ways - Drs. Douglas Packer, Andrea Natale & James Cox

1:50 – 2:10
Panel Discussion

Session VI –What is the Buzz About Pulse Field Ablation?

Moderators - Dr. Srijoy Mahapatra & Dr. Moussa Mansour
2:10 – 2:20

How Exactly Is Pulse Field Ablation Different from Radiofrequency Ablation? - Dr. Samuel Asirvatham

2:20 – 2:30
What Have We Learned About the Therapeutic Efficacy of PFA in AF? - 
Dr. Vivek Reddy

2:30 – 2:40
Can PFA Deliver on the High Promises of Safety – Hope or Hype? -
Dr. Steve Michelson

2:40 – 2:50
Novel Technologies in PFA - Dr. Moussa Mansour

2:50 – 3:00
What Data Needs to Be Generated for PFA to Be Primetime? -
Dr. Fred Kusumoto

3:00 – 3:20
Break

Session VII – Improving the Efficiency of Ablation

Moderators - Dr. Jayasree Pillarisetti & Dr. Christine Albert
3:20 – 3:30
Catheter Tip Modification and Impact on Procedural Outcomes - QDOT and Flexibility - Dr. Andrea Natale

3:30 – 3:40
The Science Behind the Indices of Ablation – Ablation Index, Lesion Stability Index, and All - Dr. Tachapong Nagramukos

3:40 – 3:50
Left Atrial Scar and Ablation Strategy – Personalized Approach in AF Ablation - Dr. Nassir Marrouche

3:50 – 4:00
Behavioral Modification in Improving Risk Factors in AF Patients – Role of Lifestyle Medicine - Dr. Katie Schneiber

4:00 – 4:10
Hybrid Ablation – Who and When - Dr. Christopher Ellis

4:10 – 4:20
Role of IV Sotalol in Clinical EP Practice - Dr. Robert Kennedy

4:20 – 4:30
Panel Discussion

Session VIII – Myocardial Inflammation and Electrophysiology

Moderators - Dr. Luis Leite & Dr. Pasquale Santangeli
4:30 – 4:40
Myocarditis, Arrhythmias, and Sudden Cardiac Death – Understanding the Connection - Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

4:40 – 4:50
Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy and Myocardial Inflammation – An Evolving Paradigm - Dr. Jeanne Poole

4:50 – 5:00
Diagnostic and Management Strategies for Arrhythmogenic Myocarditis -
Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar

5:00 – 5:10
Risk Stratification for SCD in Patients with Infiltrative and Inflammatory Cardiomyopathies - Dr. William Sauer

5:10 – 5:20 Role of Pacing Therapies in Treating Central and Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Respicardia, Inspire & More - Dr. Sanjaya Gupta

5:20 – 5:30
Panel Discussion

Session IX - Stroke Prophylaxis and Left Atrial Appendage Management

Moderators - Dr. Alap Shah & Dr. Jonathan Piccini
8:00 – 8:10

Heart Rhythm Society - Navigating a Global Pandemic and Serving the Needs of the Members - Ms. Patricia Blake

8:10 – 8:20
We Learn from LAAOS-3? Role of LAA Exclusion in Stoke Prophylaxis - Dr. Richard Whitlock

8:20 – 8:30
Prophylaxis and LAA Endocardial Occluders - Where Are We Today? - Dr. Jared Bunch

8:30 – 8:40
Role of LAA in Arrhythmogenesis and Management Strategies and Pitfalls - Dr. Suneet Mittal

8:40 – 8:50
LAA Closure After Successful AF Ablation - Can It Mitigate the Need for Continued Oral Anticoagulation? - Dr. Oussama Wazni

8:50 – 9:00
Closure Options for Unusual LAA Anatomies - Dr. Luigi Di Biase

Session X - Digital Health in Electrophysiology

Moderators - Dr. Jeanne Poole & Dr. Scott Koerber
9:00 – 9: 10

Define AF – Managing AF Through Implantable Cardiac Monitors in the Digital Playground - Dr. Andrea Russo

9:10 – 9:20
Smart Watches and Wearable External Heart Rhythm Monitors – Where Do They Fit in the EP Practice? - Dr. Christine Albert

9:20 – 9:30
Machine Learning in Optimizing Electrophysiology Procedures – How Far Have We Come? - Dr. Suraj Kapa

9:30 – 9:40
Digital Health Tools That Can Optimize the Care of Patients in the Outpatient Setting - Dr. Thomas Deering

9:40 – 10:00
Panel Discussion

10:00 – 10:10
Break

Session XI - Managing Ventricular Arrhythmias

Moderators - Dr. Benhur Henz & Dr. Sanjeev Saksena
10:10 – 10:20

What Is the Most Practical Approach to Performing VT Ablation? -
Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar

10:20 – 10:30
Role of Remote Magnetic Navigation in VT Ablation - Dr. Peter Weiss

10:30 – 10:40
Bipolar Ablation for Difficult PVC/VT Ablation? - Dr. Piotr Futyma

10:40 – 10:50
How to Improve Success Rates of a Summit and Papillary Muscle PVC Ablation? - Dr. Pasquale Santangeli

10:50 – 11:10
Panel Discussion

Session XII - What Is the Incremental Benefit of Additional Tools

Moderators - Dr. Luigi Di Biase & Dr. Poojitha Shivamurthy
11:10 – 11:20

Vascular Closure Devices for EP Procedures – Clinical & Cost Effectiveness Data - Dr. Srijoy Mahapatra

11:20 – 11:30
Esophageal Temperature Monitoring – Stethoscope, Circa, Infrared, or Single Tip Thermocouple Probe?  - Dr. William Sauer

11:30 – 11:40
Safety and Efficacy of Esophageal Deviation During AF Ablation -
Dr. Jie Cheng

11:40 – 11:50
RF Transseptal Needle in EP and Structural Procedures - Varied Choices and Applications - Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad

11:50 – 12:00
State of the State of Leadless Pacemakers Compared to a Single Chamber Transvenous VVI Pacemaker - Dr. Brian Olshansky

12:00 – 12:20
Panel Discussion

12:20 – 12:30
Closing Remarks - Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

KCHRS 2021

Date

August  21-22, 2021
Overland Park Convention Center

Venue

In-Person/Virtual

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