2022 Western A-Fib Symposium Faculty Roster

For your reference, all faculty and planners are listed below with their contact information, as it is received and authorized for release. Each of these specialists were asked to sign a disclosure noting any potential conflicts of interest related to financial relationships with any ineligible companies – defined as any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling. or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All disclosures received are noted below with each faculty member and planner.
(An asterisk denotes program planners)

Following is a list of faculty, moderators, planners, and section chairs, to-date:

Ahmad Abdul-Karim, MD, FHRS*

Ahmad Abdul-Karim, MD, FHRS*

Medical Director, Cardiac EP Lab
Ascension St. Joseph Medical Center
No financial relationships disclosed

Nazem Akoum, MD, MS*

Nazem Akoum, MD, MS*

Associate Professor of Medicine
Section Head, Electrophysiology
Director, Atrial Fibrillation Program
Director, Electrophysiology Fellowship
University of Washington
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Amin Al-Ahmad, MD

Amin Al-Ahmad, MD

Physician & Cardiac EP
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia

Consultant – Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster
Consultant, speaker – Abbott, Philips Medical

Christine Albert, MD, MPH

Christine Albert, MD, MPH

Chair, Department of Cardiology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
[email protected]
Grantee – St. Jude Medical, Abbott, & Roche Diagnostics

Sana M. Al-Khatib, MD, MHS

Sana M. Al-Khatib, MD, MHS

Professor of Medicine, Cardiology/Electrophysiology
Duke University Hospital
[email protected]
Grantee – Abbott, Boston Scientific, Medtronic

Jason Andrade, MD

Jason Andrade, MD

Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
Director of Electrophysiology & Atrial Fibrillation Clinic, Vancouver General Hospital
Assistant Professor, Universite do Montreal
[email protected]
Speaker – Abbott, Biosense, Medtronic

Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH

Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Division of EP
Stanford University
[email protected]
Speaker – Medtronic, Biotronik 
Advisory board – Medtronic, Pacemate

Felipe Bisbal, MD, PhD, FESC

Felipe Bisbal, MD, PhD, FESC

Electrophysiology Dept., Heart Institute (iCorr)
University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol
[email protected]
Consultant – Abbott
Speaker – Boston Scientific
Consultant, speaker – Biosense Webster

Patricia Blake, FASGE, CAE

Patricia Blake, FASGE, CAE

CEO, Heart Rhythm Society
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Carina Blomstrom Lundqvist, MD, PhD, FESC

Carina Blomstrom Lundqvist, MD, PhD, FESC

Senior Consultant, Professor & Research Leader
Uppsala University
[email protected]
Speaker – Bayer, BMS, MSD, Sanofi
Consultant, speaker – Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Cathprint

Johannes Brachmann, MD, PhD

Johannes Brachmann, MD, PhD

Director, Medical School REGIOMED
Professor of Medicine, REGIOMED
email not given
Consultant – Medtronic

T. Jared Bunch

T. Jared Bunch

Professor of Medicine, Section Chief, EP
Division of Cardiology, Dept. of Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
[email protected]
Grantee – Allathera, Boehringer Ingelheim, Boston Scientific

Hugh Calkins, MD

Hugh Calkins, MD

Director of Electrophysiology
John Hopkins Medical Institutions

Consultant, speaker – Medtronic, Biosense Webster
Consultant – Abbott

 

Mihail G. Chelu, MD, PHD

Mihail G. Chelu, MD, PHD

Associate Professor
Director of Electrophysiology, Baylor Heart Clinic
Director of Clinical Electrophysiology Research
Medical Director, Inherited Arrhythmia & Cardiomyopathy Clinic
Associate Program Director Electrophysiology Fellowship
[email protected]
Grantee – Abbott, Impulse Dynamics

Lilas Dagher, MD*

Lilas Dagher, MD*

No financial relationships disclosed
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Evarts Graham Professor of Surgery
Washington University

Grantee – Speaker – AtriCure
Consultant – Medtronic

Emile Daoud, MD

Emile Daoud, MD

Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Professor, Internal Medicine
The Ohio State University
[email protected]
Advisory Board Member – Medtronic
Advisory Board Member – Biosense Webster
Chief Medical Officer, Consultant – S4 Medical

 

John D. Day, MD

John D. Day, MD

Electrophysiologist, Physician Executive
Cardiovascular Service Line
Mountainstar HCA Healthcare System

Speaker – Abbott
Consultant – Boston Scientific ​

Thomas F. Deering, MD, MBA, FHRS, FACC, FACP

Thomas F. Deering, MD, MBA, FHRS, FACC, FACP

Mark E. Silverman, Education Chair
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical College of Georgia
Chair, Cardiac Governance Council, Piedmont Healthcare
Chief Quality Officer & Arrhythmia Center Chief Piedmont Heart Institute
[email protected]
Research Committee Reviewer – Abbott
Advisor – Omny, CVRx

David D. De Lurgio, MD, FACC, FHRS

David D. De Lurgio, MD, FACC, FHRS

Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Director of Electrophysiology
Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital
[email protected]
Consultant – Medtronic
Consultant, speaker – Atricure, Boston Scientific

Thomas Deneke, MD

Thomas Deneke, MD

Director of Heart Center Bad Neustadt
Medical College of Georgia
Cardiovascular Center Bad Neustadt, Bad Neustadt, Germany
[email protected]
Speaker – Biotronik
Consultant – Farapulse, Galaxy Medical

Eoin Donnellan, MD

Eoin Donnellan, MD

Cardiac EP Fellow
Cleveland Clinic
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Abdel Hadi El Hajjar

Abdel Hadi El Hajjar

No financial relationships disclosed
Uzodinma C. Emerenini, MD

Uzodinma C. Emerenini, MD

No disclosure received any significant disclosures will be announced prior to presentation

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD

Chief of Cardiac EP
Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco
[email protected]
Advisory Board Member, grantee – Biosense Webster
Honoraria – Boston Scientific
Honoraria, grantee – Farapulse

Hamid Ghanbari, MD, MPH

Hamid Ghanbari, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
[email protected]
Consultant – Verily

Dhiraj Gupta, MD, DM, FRCP

Dhiraj Gupta, MD, DM, FRCP

Consultant Cardiologist
Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital

Grantee – Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific

M. Edip Gurol, MD

M. Edip Gurol, MD

Stroke Neurologist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Grantee via his hospital employer – AVID, Boston Scientific, Pfizer

 

 

David E. Haines, MD

David E. Haines, MD

Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
OUWB School of Medicine
Director, Heart Rhythm Center
Beaumont Hospital
[email protected]
Consultant – Ablacon, Affera, Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific, Lake Region Medical, LuxMed, Medtronic, Philips Healthcare, VerAFeye
Speaker – Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific (webinar)
Grantee – Medtronic
Equity holder – Ablacon, Affera

 

Janet K. Han, MD, FACC, FHRS

Janet K. Han, MD, FACC, FHRS

Cardiology Electrophysiology 
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Cardiac Arrhythmia Center
University of California Los Angeles
[email protected]
Speaker – Medtronic, Biotronik
Advisory board member – Medtronic, Pacemate 

Mellanie True Hills, CSP

Mellanie True Hills, CSP

Founder & CEO
StopAfib.org
[email protected]
Owner – StopAfib.org
Consultant, speaker – True Hills, Inc.

Gerhard "Gerd" Hindricks, MD, MBA

Gerhard "Gerd" Hindricks, MD, MBA

Professor of Cardiology, University Leipzig
Medical Director & Director EP
Heart Center Leipzig
General Manager, Leipzig Heart Institute 
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Jonathan Hsu, MD, MAS

Jonathan Hsu, MD, MAS

Associate Professor
University of California San Diego
[email protected]
Speaker – Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Acutus, Pfizer, BMS, Janssen, iRhythm, Hillrom, Zoll Medical, Biotronik, Biosense Webster
Grantee – Biotronik, Biosense Webster
Equity Holder – Vektor Medical

Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH

Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Director, Boston Medical Center, Thrombosis & Anticoagulation Clinic
[email protected]
Board Member – Anthos Therapeutics (Data Safety Monitoring), Executive Steering Committees for Abbott, Bristol Myers Squibb, Janssen

Pierre Jais, MD

Pierre Jais, MD

Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
University of Bordeaux
[email protected]
Consultant, equity holder – Affera, Farapulse

Eugene Kholmovski, PhD

Eugene Kholmovski, PhD

Associate Professor
Alliance for Cardiovascular Diagnostic & Treatment Innovation
John Hopkins University
[email protected]
Consultant, patent relationship, equity holder – Merrek

Paulus Kirchhof, MD, FESC, FRCP (Ed)

Paulus Kirchhof, MD, FESC, FRCP (Ed)

Dept. of Cardiology Director
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
University Heart and Vascular Center
UKE Hamburg, Germany
[email protected]
Grantee – European Union [email protected], AFFECT-AF, MAESTRIA, British Heart Foundation, German Centre for CV Research via German Ministry of Education and Research, Leducq Foundation, Medical Research Council (UK), several drug and device companies
Patent Relationship – University of Birmingham

Bradley P. Knight, MD

Bradley P. Knight, MD

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Consultant, speaker, fellowship support – Abbott, Boston Scientific, Medtronic

Andrew Krahn, MD, FHRS

Andrew Krahn, MD, FHRS

Chief of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine
Cardiologist, Heart Rhythm Specialist
University of British Columbia

No financial relationships disclosed

Fred Kusumoto, MD

Fred Kusumoto, MD

Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Leslie Li, MD

Leslie Li, MD

No financial relationships disclosed
Chanho Lim

Chanho Lim

Machine Learning Engineer
Tulane University
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Mark S. Link, MD

Mark S. Link, MD

Director, Clinical Electrophysiology
Laurence and Susan Hirsch / Centex Distinguished Chair in Heart Disease
UT Southwestern Medical Center
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Dominik Linz, MD, PhD

Dominik Linz, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Adelaide
Affiliate Professor of Lifestyle Factors in Cardiac
Arrhythmia, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences (BMI),
The University of Copenhagen
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Christian Mahnkopf, MD, PHD

Christian Mahnkopf, MD, PHD

Head of Cardiology
CAU Kiel, Germany
No financial relationships disclosed

John Mandrola, MD

John Mandrola, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Louisville, Kentucky
no email given
No financial relationships disclosed

Moussa Mansour, MD

Moussa Mansour, MD

Director, Atrial Fibrillation Program
Jeremy Ruskin & Dan Starks Endowed Chair in Cardiology
Massachusetts General Hospital
[email protected]
Consultant – Abbott, Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster, Medtronic, Philips
Equity Holder – NewPace, EPD Solutions

Nassir F. Marrouche, MD, FHRS*

Nassir F. Marrouche, MD, FHRS*

Director, Heart & Vascular Institute, TRIAD Center, Cardiac EP Division
Tulane University School of Medicine
[email protected]
Consultant – Atricure, Biosense Webster, Preventice

Speaker – Biotronik, Biosense Webster, BMS
Grantee – Abbott, Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster

Christopher McGann, MD

Christopher McGann, MD

Co-Executive Medical Director
Director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Swedish Heart & VascularNo financial relationships disclosed

David McManus, MD, ScM

David McManus, MD, ScM

Richard M. Haidack Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
Editor-in-Chief, Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal
University of Massachusetts
Chan Medical School
UMassMemorial Health
[email protected]
Grantee – BMS, Pfizer, HRS, Flexcon, Boehringer Ingelheim, Philips

Consultant – BMS, Pfizer, HRS, Flexcon, Fitbit, Avania
Board Member – Avania, Fitbit, w/ non financial support for research from Apple, Samsung, Fitbit

Gregory F. Michaud, MD

Gregory F. Michaud, MD

Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical School
[email protected]
Speaker, Consultant – Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific, Medtronic
Grantee – Boston Scientific, Medtronic

Melissa Middeldorp, PhD

Melissa Middeldorp, PhD

[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Suneet Mittal, MD

Suneet Mittal, MD

Director, EP
Associate Chair, Cardiology
The Valley Hospital

Consultant – Boston Scientific
Consultant – Medtronic

Lluis Mont, MD, PhD, FESC, FEHRA

Lluis Mont, MD, PhD, FESC, FEHRA

Head of Arrhythmia Section, Cardiology Department
Cardiovascular Clinical Institute
Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
Professor, Medical School of Universitat de Barcelona
[email protected]
Consultant, speaker, Advisory Board – Abbott, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster
Advisory Board – Medlumics
Equity Holder – Galgo Medical

Devi Nair, MD, FACC, FHRS

Devi Nair, MD, FACC, FHRS

Director Electrophysiology and AR Research
St. Bernards Medical Center
[email protected]
Consultant, advisory board member, researcher – Abbott, Boston Scientific, Medtronic

 

Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD

Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Arrhythmia Center Co-Director
AFib Program Director, EP Research Director
Stanford University
[email protected]
Consultant – Abbott, ACC
Royalty recipient – Uptodate

 

 

Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC

Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC

Executive Medical Director
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
at St. David’s Medical Center
[email protected]
Consultant – Abbott, Baylis, Biosense Webster, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Medtronic

 

Leenhapong Navaravong, MD

Leenhapong Navaravong, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist
University of Utah Health
Associate Program Director
Clinical Cardiac EP Fellowship Program
University of Utah Health
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD

Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Director of Arrhythmia Imaging Research Laboratory
Attending in cardiac EP & cardiovascular medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
[email protected]
Consultant – Circle Software/ADAS, ImriCor & CardioSolv
Grantee – Circle Software/ADAS, ImriCor, CardioSolv, Biosense Webster

Charbel Noujaim, MD, MSc

Charbel Noujaim, MD, MSc

Post-doctoral research fellow at TRIAD center
Tulane University
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Douglas L. Packer, MD

Douglas L. Packer, MD

Consultant, Heart Rhythm Services Division
Dept. of CV Diseases, Mayo Clinic
[email protected]
Non Compensated Consultant – Abbott, AtriFix, Biosense Webster, Cardio Syntax, EBAmed, Johnson & Johnson, MediaSphere Medical, LLC, MedLumics, Medtronic, NeuCures, St. Jude Medical, Siemens, Spectrum Dynamics, Centrix, Thermedical, Xenter, Inc.
Grantee – Abbott, Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific/EPT, CardioInsight, EBAmed, Medtronic, Inc, Siemens, St. Jude Medical, Inc, Thermedical, Inc, NIH, Robertson Foundation, Vital Project Funds, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Cook/Fund
Royalty Recipient – via licenses to Mayo Clinic –  Analyze-AVW technology
Joint Equity w/Mayo Clinic – External Beam Ablation Medical Devices
Royalty Recipient – Wiley & Sons, Oxford, St. Jude Medical
Patent Relationship – American Heart Association for the Mayo AF Symptom Inventory (MAFSI) Survey

Rod Passman, MD, MSCE, FACC, FAHA, FHRS

Rod Passman, MD, MSCE, FACC, FAHA, FHRS

Professor of EP, Medicine, & Preventive Medicine
Northwester University, Feinberg School of Medicine
[email protected]
Advisory / Steering Board Member – Medtronic, J&J
Grantee – Abbott

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS, FACC

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS, FACC

Professor of Medicine, University of Washington
Electrophysiology, Division of Cardiology
[email protected]
Grantee – AtriCure, Biotronik, Kestra Medical

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
St. Vincent Hospital
[email protected]
Consultant – Medtronic 
Prior Consultant (w/in 24 months) – CardioNet

Vivek Reddy, MD

Vivek Reddy, MD

Director, Electrophysiology
Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC
[email protected]
Consultant – Abbott, AtiAN, Biosense Webster, Bio Tel, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Cardiofocus, Cardionomic, NoreMap, EBR, Fire1, Gore & Associates, Medtronic, Philips, Pulse Bosciences
Consultant & Equity Holder – Ablacon, Acutus, Affera, Apama Medical, APN Health, Aquaheart, Atacor, Autonomix, Axon Therapies, Backbeat, BioSig, Cardiac Implants, CardiaCare, CardioNXT/AFTx, Circa Scientific, CoRISMA, Coria Medical, Dinova-Hangzhou DiNovA EP Tech, East End Medical, EPD, Epix Therapeutics, EipEP, Eximo, Farapulse, HR, Intershunt, Javelin, Dardium, Keystone Valcare
Equity Holder – Manual Surgical Sciences, Newpace, Surecor, Vizaramed

Andrea M. Russo, MD

Andrea M. Russo, MD

Professor of Medicine
Academic Chief, Cooper Medical School, Rowan University
Director, EP & Arrhythmia Services
Director, CCEP Fellowship
Cooper University Hospital
[email protected]
Grantee – Boston Scientific, BMS-Pfizer, Kestra
Consultant – Abbott, Atricure, Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific
Speaker – Biotronik, BMS-Pfizer

Walid Saliba, MD

Walid Saliba, MD

Director, AFib Center
Cleveland Clinic
[email protected]
Advisory Board – Boston Scientific
Advisory Board – Biosense Webster
Advisory Board – Atricure

Jill Schaefer, MSN, CRNP, CCDS, CEPS, FHRS

Jill Schaefer, MSN, CRNP, CCDS, CEPS, FHRS

EP Nurse Practitioner
Penn Medicine, The Heart Group of Lancaster General Health
[email protected]
Speaker – Abbott, Chart Healthcare Academy
Board Position – Heart Rhythm Society

Melvin Scheinman, MD

Melvin Scheinman, MD

Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco

Speaker – Abbott, Biosense Webster

Edward J. Schloss, MD, FHRS

Edward J. Schloss, MD, FHRS

Director, Cardiac Rhythm Device Program
Cardiac Electrophysiologist
[email protected]
Consultant – Boston Scientific, Medtronic
Equity Holder – AliveCor

Boris Schmidt, MD

Boris Schmidt, MD

Head of Department
Academic Teaching Hospital
University Hospital in Frankfurt
[email protected]
Consultant – Abbott, Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific

Gerilynn Schott, MSN, ACNP

Gerilynn Schott, MSN, ACNP

MSN, ACNP
University of Pennsylvania
Outpatient Electrophysiology APP
Stanford Health Care
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhD

Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhD

Physician
Massachusetts General Hospital
[email protected]
Consultant – Boston Scientific, Abbott, Biotronik, Cardiologs, Medtronic, Impulse Dynamics, Sanofi, EBR, Medscape

Christian Sohns, MD

Christian Sohns, MD

Professor, Doctor of Medicine, Cardiology and EP
Deputy Director, Clinic for Electrophysiology
Rahr-University Bacham
No financial relationships disclosed

Philipp Sommer, MD

Philipp Sommer, MD

Clinic for EP & Rhythmology Director
Herz – und Diabeteszentrum NRW
[email protected]
Advisory Board – Abbott, Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific

 

James D. Thomas, MD, FASE, FACC, FESC

James D. Thomas, MD, FASE, FACC, FESC

Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University
Director, Center for Heart Valve Disease
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
[email protected]
Consultant  –  GE, Abbott, Caption Health (spouse employee at Caption Health)

Natalia Trayanova, PhD, FHRS, FAHA

Natalia Trayanova, PhD, FHRS, FAHA

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
ADVANCE Director
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Roderick Tung, MD, FACC, FHRS

Roderick Tung, MD, FACC, FHRS

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Director, Cardiovascular Clinical Research
Director, Banner Cardiovascular Center
[email protected]
Consultant, speaker – Abbott, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Medtronic

Mintu Turakhia, MD

Mintu Turakhia, MD

Associate Professor
Stanford University
[email protected]
Consultant – Abbot, Bayer, Biotronik, Myokardia, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Milestoe Pharmaceuticals, InCarda Pharmaceuticals, 100Plus, Sanofi, Pfizer, AliveCor, Acutus

Compensated relationship – BrightInsight 
Grantee – Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Apple, the American Heart Association, FDA

Isabelle Van Gelder, MD, PhD

Isabelle Van Gelder, MD, PhD

Professor, Cardiology & EP
University Medical Center Groningen
[email protected]
Advisory Board Member and Consultant – Bayer, Dalichi
Speaker – BMS
(Financial support listed was made to employer)

Gaston R. Vergara, MD

Gaston R. Vergara, MD

Physician Owner
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
[email protected]
Equity holder – Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer

Oussama M. Wazni, MD

Oussama M. Wazni, MD

Section Head Electrophysiology
Cleveland Clinic
[email protected]
Consultant – Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific

Darryl S. Wells, MD

Darryl S. Wells, MD

No disclosure received, any significant disclosures will be announced prior to presentation

David Wilber, MD

David Wilber, MD

Professor of Medicine
Loyola University Chicago
[email protected]
Grantee – Atricure, Abbott
Consultant, grantee – Biosense Webster
Consultant – American College of Cardiology

Brent D. Wilson, MD, PhD

Brent D. Wilson, MD, PhD

Section Chief, General Cardiology/Imaging
Director, Cardiovascular Center
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Monique Mones Young, ACNP-BC, CVNP-BC

Monique Mones Young, ACNP-BC, CVNP-BC

Faculty, Nurse Practitioner, Patient care
Tulane University
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

All relevant financial relationships of faculty and planners will be resolved prior to the symposium.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES:

  • To share the latest and currently developing knowledge of the critical issues around atrial fibrillation and related systems involvement including, but not limited to stroke prevention, GI and gastroenterology involvement, and post-ablation bleeding.
  • To facilitate a focus on new, global technologies, recent research findings, and new procedures available for improved patient care.
  • To support the development and use of cost-effective procedures and treatments including but not limited to anti-fibrotic drugs, new EP techniques, and other pharmacologic agents.
  • To stimulate consensus building on treatment choices for recurrent arrhythmias pre and post -ablation, mobile health applications, ablation techniques, mapping and other current and developing technologies and interventions.
  • To provide a forum for global information sharing and integration of all concepts in the fields working on atrial fibrillation.