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 a commercial interest(s) – defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling. or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used 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

Ahmad Abdul-Karim, MD

(invited)

Nazem Akoum, MD*

Nazem Akoum, MD*

 

Amin Al-Ahmad, MD

Amin Al-Ahmad, MD

Christine Albert, MD, MPH

Christine Albert, MD, MPH

Sana M. Al-Khatib, MD

Sana M. Al-Khatib, MD

Jason Andrade, MD

Jason Andrade, MD

Michael Argenziano

Michael Argenziano

(invited)

Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH

Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH

Pat Blake

Pat Blake

(invited)

Carina Blomstrom Lundqvist

Carina Blomstrom Lundqvist

(invited)

Johannes Brachmann, MD

Johannes Brachmann, MD

T. Jared Bunch

T. Jared Bunch

(invited)

Hugh Calkins, MD

Hugh Calkins, MD

David J. Callans, MD

David J. Callans, MD

Mihail G. Chelu, MD

Mihail G. Chelu, MD

Lilas Dagher, MD*

Lilas Dagher, MD*

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD

 

 

Emile Daoud, MD

Emile Daoud, MD

 

 

John D. Day, MD

John D. Day, MD

 

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

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

David D. De Lurgio, MD, FACC, FHRS

David D. De Lurgio, MD, FACC, FHRS

Thomas Deneke, MD

Thomas Deneke, MD

Eoin Donnellan

Eoin Donnellan

Mikhael El-Chami, MD

Mikhael El-Chami, MD

Kenneth Ellenbogen

Kenneth Ellenbogen

(invited)

Uzodinma C. Emerenini, MD

Uzodinma C. Emerenini, MD

(invited)

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD

Hamid Ghanbari, MD, MPH

Hamid Ghanbari, MD, MPH

Dhiraj Gupta, FRCP

Dhiraj Gupta, FRCP

M. Edip Gurol, MD

M. Edip Gurol, MD

 

David Haines, MD

David Haines, MD

Janet K. Han, MD

Janet K. Han, MD

Mellanie True Hills, CSP

Mellanie True Hills, CSP

Gerhard "Gerd" Hindricks, MD, MBA

Gerhard "Gerd" Hindricks, MD, MBA

Jonathan Hsu, MD, MAS

Jonathan Hsu, MD, MAS

 

Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH

Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH

Pierre Jais, MD

Pierre Jais, MD

Eugene Kholmovski, PhD

Eugene Kholmovski, PhD

Paulus Kirchhof

Paulus Kirchhof

(invited)

Bradley P. Knight, MD

Bradley P. Knight, MD

Andrew Krahn

Andrew Krahn

Fred Kusumoto

Fred Kusumoto

(invited)

Dhanunjaya "DJ" Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS

Dhanunjaya "DJ" Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS

(invited)

Chanho Lim

Chanho Lim

Dominik Linz

Dominik Linz

Christian Mahnkopf, MD

Christian Mahnkopf, MD

John Mandrola, MD

John Mandrola, MD

Moussa Mansour, MD

Moussa Mansour, MD

Francis Marchlinski, MD

Francis Marchlinski, MD

Nassir F. Marrouche, MD

Nassir F. Marrouche, MD

Christopher McGann, MD

Christopher McGann, MD

David McManus, MD, ScM

David McManus, MD, ScM

Gregory F. Michaud, MD

Gregory F. Michaud, MD

Suneet Mittal, MD

Suneet Mittal, MD

 

Lluis Mont, MD, PhD, Prof.

Lluis Mont, MD, PhD, Prof.

(invited)

Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD

Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD

Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC

Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC

Leenhapong Navaravong, MD

Leenhapong Navaravong, MD

(invited)

Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD

Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD

Douglas L. Packer, MD

Douglas L. Packer, MD

Rod Passman, MD, MSCE

Rod Passman, MD, MSCE

Nicholas S. Peters

Nicholas S. Peters

(invited)

Jeanne E. Poole, MD

Jeanne E. Poole, MD

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Alexies Ramirez, MD, FHRS

Alexies Ramirez, MD, FHRS

Antonio Raviele

Antonio Raviele

Vivek Reddy, MD

Vivek Reddy, MD

Andrea M. Russo, MD

Andrea M. Russo, MD

Luis Saenz, MD

Luis Saenz, MD

Walid Saliba, MD

Walid Saliba, MD

Rohan Samson, MD

Rohan Samson, MD

(invited)

Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD

Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD

Melvin Sheinman, MD

Melvin Sheinman, MD

Edward J. Schloss, MD, FHRS

Edward J. Schloss, MD, FHRS

Boris Schmidt, MD

Boris Schmidt, MD

Christian Sohns

Christian Sohns

Philipp Sommer, MD

Philipp Sommer, MD

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

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

Natalia Trayanova, PhD, FHRS, FAHA

Natalia Trayanova, PhD, FHRS, FAHA

Roderick Tung, MD

Roderick Tung, MD

Mintu Turakhia, MD

Mintu Turakhia, MD

Gaston R. Vergara, MD

Gaston R. Vergara, MD

Elaine Y. Wan, MD

Elaine Y. Wan, MD

Bassam Wanna, MD

Bassam Wanna, MD

(invited)

Oussama M. Wazni, MD

Oussama M. Wazni, MD

David J. Wilber, MD

David J. Wilber, MD

Brent D. Wilson, MD, PhD

Brent D. Wilson, MD, PhD

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.