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April 23/24, 2010


Kongresshaus Rosengarten Coburg/Germany

Friday April 23, 2010

    SESSION I 13:00 - 14:45
      Moderators: J. Brachmann and A. Raviele

    SESSION II 15:15 - 17:00
      Moderators: I.W.P Obel

    20:00 Gala Dinner

Saturday April 24, 2010

    Session III: 08:00 - 11:15
      Moderators: J. Günther and B.D. Gonska

    SESSION IV 11:15 - 13:00
      Moderators: E. G. Vester and G. Nölker

    SESSION V 14:00 - 15:15
      Moderators: J. Günther

      From the 5 continents and medical subspecialities point of view
      Moderator: N. Marrouche

Friday April 23, 2010

SESSION I 13:00 - 14:45
Moderators: J. Brachmann and A. Raviele

13:00 Welcome
13:15 Reversibility of atrial electrical, contractile and structural remodelling after ablation.
N. Peters
13:30 AF and hypertension: The chicken and the egg!
M. Hamdam
13:45 Autonomic innervations of the atria: Role in AF initiation and maintenance
P.S. Chen
14:00 Ganglionic plexi: Pathophysiology and ablation
W. Jackmann
14:15 Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure.
G. Francis
14:30 The rennin angiotensin aldosterone system and AF
F. Bader
14:45 Break

SESSION II 15:15 - 17:00
Moderators: I.W.P. Obel

15:15 Advances in the genetics of AF: Implications for pathophysiology and therapy
St. Kääb
15:30 How to manage AF in elderly?
A. Cappuci
15:45 Integrating various imaging modalities in the management of AF: Added value or added cost?
W. Jaber
16:00 - 17:00 Debate
Moderators: B. Lüderitz
16:00 Anticoagulation may be discontinued after succesful ablation of AF
16:00 Pro: E. Gerstenfeld
16:15 Con: Th. Lewalter
16:30 Question & Answer
Panel Discussion
17:00 End
20:00 Gala Dinner

Saturday April 24, 2010

SESSION III 08:00 - 11:15
Moderators: J. Günther and B.-D. Gonska

08:00 AF Ablation: Past, present and future
R. Cappato
08:15 Ablation of patients with impaired LV function: Rationale for CASTLE AF
N. Marrouche
08:30 Left atrial function following AF ablation
P. Sanders
08:45 Role of Pacing in treatment of atrial arrhytmias: Which patient population?
M. Brignole
09:00 Cyro ablation for AF: Long term results
L.J. Jordaens
09:15 New technologies for safer energy deliver systems?
D. Shah
09:30 Catheter or surgical ablation of lone AF, where are we today?
A. Revishvili
09:45 How much monitoring is enough?
G. Hindricks
10:00 A web-based approach to manage AF: AF information system (AFIS)
W. Saliba
10:15 Break
10:45 RE-LY study: Is it the end of the warfarin aera?
D. Andresen
11:00 The challenges using a ballon-based ablation approach: Why should cryo balloon be different?
J. Vogt

Saturday April 24, 2010

SESSION IV 11:15 - 13:00
Moderators: E.G: Vester and B. Gonska

11:15 Building a successful AF ablation program: A hospital leadership perspective.
D. Zarkou
11:30 Surgical Treatment for AF: Is it ever going to be a primary ablation option?
A. Diegeler
11:45 How the posterior wall outsmarts linear ablations: The role of debulking in treating AF.
M. Daccarett
12:00 Fractionated atrial potentials during AF ablation: Detection, ablation and long term results.
M. Duytschaever
12:15 CABANA: Rationale and Design
D. Packer
12:30 MRI in the EP lab: Triaging and treating AF patient.
A. Sinha
12:45 Real-Time MRI imaging in the EP lab: from the Engineering point of view
R. MacLeod
13:00 Lunch

Saturday April 24, 2010

SESSION V 14:00 - 15:15
Moderators: J. Günther

14:00 Left atrial thrombus Detection. The role of TEE, ICE, CT and MR?
B. Wilson
14:15 Debate: 3D imaging is a need in every AF ablation case?
14:15 Pro: H.-F. Pitschner
14:30 Con: St.-G. Spitzer
14:45 DYNA-CT for Ablation of AF
J. Brachmann
15:00 The german ablation registry
J. Senges

Saturday April 24, 2010


Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation?

From the 5 continents and medical subspecialties point of View:

Moderator: N. Marrouche

A.S. Revishvilli, H. Keller, Y. Iesaka, Ch. Jazra, J. Morshedzadeh, I.W.P. Obel,
W. Jaber, P. Sanders, H.-F. Pitschner, Th. Lewalter
19:00 Dinner

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