14th Annual Western AF Symposium Agenda

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

14:30 – 16:30FELLOWS TRAINING PROGRAM
(NON-CME Program by Cardiva Medical; Separate from WAF)
17:30-19:30RECEPTION & PRESENTATIONS BY TOP EP FELLOW SCHOLARSHIP CONTESTANTS
Hosted by Medtronic
19:00FIRESIDE CHATS
 Hosted by Acutus
 *Thursday events are not part of the main WAF program nor are they designated for CME

Thursday, February 25, 2021

14:30 – 16:30
FELLOWS TRAINING PROGRAM
(NON-CME Program by Cardiva Medical; Separate from WAF)
17:30-19:30
RECEPTION & PRESENTATIONS BY TOP EP FELLOW SCHOLARSHIP CONTESTANTS
Hosted by Medtronic
19:00
FIRESIDE CHATS
Hosted by Acutus
*Thursday events are not part of the main WAF program nor are they designated for CME.

Friday, February 26, 2021

07:00 – 07:30REGISTRATION, EXHIBITS & BREAKFAST SNACKS
07:30 – 07:45WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
Nassir F. Marrouche, MD

Friday, February 26, 2021

07:00 – 07:30
REGISTRATION, EXHIBITS & BREAKFAST SNACKS
07:30 – 07:45
WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
Nassir F. Marrouche, MD

Session 1

Chairs: Hugh Calkins, MD; Melvin Scheinman, MD

07:45 – 07:55ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHS OF 2020
Eric N. Prystowsky, MD
07:55 – 08:05HOW MACHINE LEARNING IS TAKING OVER STRATEGIES FOR AF SCREENING
Hamid Ghanbari, MD
08:05 – 08:15THE NEW ESC 2020 AF GUIDELINES
Gerhard Hindricks, MD, MBA, ProfDr.
08:15 – 08:25HOW I CHANGED MY PRACTICE AFTER EAST-AF
John Mandrola, MD
08:25 – 08:35TARGETING ATRIAL FIBROSIS PROGRESSION AFTER ABLATION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: THE EDORA TRIAL DESIGN
Lilas Dagher, MD
08:35 – 08:55OPEN DISCUSSION
Session 1

Chairs: Hugh Calkins, MD; Melvin Scheinman, MD

07:45 – 07:55
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHS OF 2020
Eric N. Prystowsky, MD
07:55 – 08:05
HOW MACHINE LEARNING IS TAKING OVER STRATEGIES FOR AF SCREENING
Hamid Ghanbari, MD
08:05 – 08:15
THE NEW ESC 2020 AF GUIDELINES
Gerhard Hindricks, MD, MBA, ProfDr.
08:15 – 08:25
HOW I CHANGED MY PRACTICE AFTER EAST-AF
John Mandrola, MD
08:25 – 08:35
TARGETING ATRIAL FIBROSIS PROGRESSION AFTER ABLATION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: THE EDORA TRIAL DESIGN
Lilas Dagher, MD
08:35 – 08:55
OPEN DISCUSSION

Session 2

MODERATORS: Ahmad Abdul-Karim, MD; Gregory F. Michaud, MD

08:55 – 09:55ROUNDTABLE: MY INITIAL APPROACH TO PATIENTS WITH PERSISTENT AF:
NO TRIALS SUPPORTING MORE THAN PVI

Mikhael El-Chami, MD, FHRS; Uzodinma Emerenini, MD; Alexies Ramirez, MD, FHRS; Gaston R. Vergara, MD
09:55 – 10:10BREAK & EXHIBITS
Session 2

MODERATORS: Ahmad Abdul-Karim, MD; Gregory F. Michaud, MD

08:55 – 09:55
ROUNDTABLE: MY INITIAL APPROACH TO PATIENTS WITH PERSISTENT AF:
NO TRIALS SUPPORTING MORE THAN PVI

Mikhael El-Chami, MD; Uzodinma Emerenini, MD; Alexies Ramirez, MD, FHRS; Gaston R. Vergara, MD
09:55 – 10:10
BREAK & EXHIBITS

Session 3

CHAIRS: Melvin Scheinman, MD; Christian Mahnkopf, MD

10:10 – 10:20EPI/ENDO ABLATION FOR TREATMENT OF PERSISTENT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: THE ‘CONVERGE’ TRIAL
David D. De Lurgio, MD, FACC, FHRS
10:20 – 10:30ATRIAL FIBRILLATION ABLATION: NEW TOOLS & STRATEGIES FOR LESION CREATION & EVALUATION
Pierre Jais, MD
10:30 – 10:40PULSED FIELD ABLATION: THE PHYSICS
David E. Haines, MD
10:40 – 10:50ICE-GUIDED LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE CLOSURE IMPLANTATION: FEASIBILITY
Walid Saliba, MD
10:50 – 11:15OPEN DISCUSSION
11:15 – 12:30LUNCH & EXHIBITS
Session 3

CHAIRS: Melvin Scheinman, MD; Christian Mahnkopf, MD

10:10 – 10:20
EPI/ENDO ABLATION FOR TREATMENT OF PERSISTENT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: THE ‘CONVERGE’ TRIAL
David D. De Lurgio, MD, FACC, FHRS
10:20 – 10:30
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION ABLATION: NEW TOOLS & STRATEGIES FOR LESION CREATION & EVALUATION
Pierre Jais, MD
10:30 – 10:40
PULSED FIELD ABLATION: THE PHYSICS
David E. Haines, MD
10:40 – 10:50
ICE-GUIDED LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE CLOSURE IMPLANTATION: FEASIBILITY
Walid Saliba, MD
10:50 – 11:15
OPEN DISCUSSION
11:15 – 12:30
11:30 – 12:15

MEET THE EXPERTS

 Chair: Hugh Calkins, MD
11:30 – 12:15ROLE OF NON-PV TRIGGERS: IMPORTANCE OF THE POSTERIOR LA
Amin Al-Ahmad, MD
 HOW TO INCORPORATE THE RESULTS OF THE CONVERGE TRIAL & THE EVOLUTION OF THE
CONVERGENT APPROACH

David D. De Lurgio, MD, FACC, FHRS
 ARRHYTHMOGENESIS OF THE LAA: IMPACT OF THE AMAZE TRIAL
Suneet Mittal, MD
 FUTURE OF HYBRID APPROACHES
David J. Wilber, MD
Meet The Experts
Chair: Hugh Calkins, MD
11:30 – 12:15
ROLE OF NON-PV TRIGGERS: IMPORTANCE OF THE POSTERIOR LA
Amin Al-Ahmad, MD
HOW TO INCORPORATE THE RESULTS OF THE CONVERGE TRIAL & THE EVOLUTION OF THE CONVERGENT APPROACH
David D. De Lurgio, MD, FACC, FHRS
ARRHYTHMOGENESIS OF THE LAA: IMPACT OF THE AMAZE TRIAL
Suneet Mittal, MD
FUTURE OF HYBRID APPROACHES
David J. Wilber, MD

Session 4

Chairs: Dhanunjaya “DJ” Lakkireddy, MD; Christopher McGann, MD

12:30 – 12:40EARLY AF-ABLATION IMPROVES OUTCOMES: MULTI-CENTER TRIALS
Oussama Wazni, MD
12:40 – 12:50

SAFETY, EFFECTIVENESS & CLINICAL BENEFITS OF PsAF TREATMENT USING CF RF ABLATION:
THE PRECEPT STUDY

Moussa Mansour, MD

12:50 – 13:00NEW CLINICAL & COST BENEFITS OF EARLY AF TREATMENT
Karl Heinz Kuck, MD
13:00 – 13:10THE SAFETY & EFFECTIVENESS OF PVI WITH STANDARDIZED ABLATION INDEX WORKFLOW (VISTAX)
Mattias Duytschaever, MD
13:10 – 13:30OPEN DISCUSSION
Session 4

Chairs: Dhanunjaya “DJ” Lakkireddy, MD; Christopher McGann, MD

12:30 – 12:40
EARLY AF-ABLATION IMPROVES OUTCOMES: MULTI-CENTER TRIALS
Oussama Wazni, MD
12:40 – 12:50

SAFETY, EFFECTIVENESS & CLINICAL BENEFITS OF PsAF TREATMENT USING CF RF ABLATION:
THE PRECEPT STUDY

Moussa Mansour, MD

12:50 – 13:00
NEW CLINICAL & COST BENEFITS OF EARLY AF TREATMENT
Karl Heinz Kuck, MD
13:00 – 13:10
THE SAFETY & EFFECTIVENESS OF PVI WITH STANDARDIZED ABLATION INDEX WORKFLOW (VISTAX)
Mattias Duytschaever, MD
13:10 – 13:30
OPEN DISCUSSION

Session 5

CHAIRS: Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH; Mark Ibrahim, MD, FACC

13:30 – 13:40REFINING PATIENT SELECTION FOR AF ABLATION IN HF: RATIONALE FOR CASTLE-AF II
Nassir F. Marrouche, MD
13:40 – 13:50HOW DIGITAL HEALTH TOOLS ARE GLOBALIZING & IMPROVING AF SCREENING:
PATIENT PERSPECTIVES

Trudie C. A. Lobban, MBE, FRCP, Edin
13:50 – 14:00ATRIAL IMAGING USING CARDIAC MRI: OVERCOMING CHALLENGES
Eugene Kholmovski, PhD
14:00 – 14:10CARDIAC MRI FOR ATRIAL IMAGING IN AF: ESC GUIDELINES & SCALABILITY
Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD
14:10 – 14:20LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION IN AF GUIDELINES, BUT NOT IMPLEMENTED IN CLINICAL PRACTICE! WHY?
Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD
14:20 – 14:40OPEN DISCUSSION
14:40 – 14:55BREAK & EXHIBITS
Session 5

CHAIRS: Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH; Mark Ibrahim, MD, FACC

13:30 – 13:40
REFINING PATIENT SELECTION FOR AF ABLATION IN HF: RATIONALE FOR CASTLE-AF II
Nassir F. Marrouche, MD
13:40 – 13:50
HOW DIGITAL HEALTH TOOLS ARE GLOBALIZING & IMPROVING AF SCREENING: PATIENT PERSPECTIVES
Trudie C. A. Lobban, MBE, FRCP, Edin
13:50 – 14:00
ATRIAL IMAGING USING CARDIAC MRI: OVERCOMING CHALLENGES
Eugene Kholmovski, PhD
14:00 – 14:10
CARDIAC MRI FOR ATRIAL IMAGING IN AF: ESC GUIDELINES & SCALABILITY
Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD
14:10 – 14:20
LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION IN AF GUIDELINES, BUT NOT IMPLEMENTED IN CLINICAL PRACTICE! WHY?
Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD
14:20 – 14:40
OPEN DISCUSSION
14:40 – 14:55
BREAK & EXHIBITS

Session 6

CHAIRS: Thomas F. Deering, MD, MBA, FHRS, FACC, FACP; Christopher J. McGann, MD

14:55 – 15:05CARDIAC MRI, CTA OR TEE FOR LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE THROMBUS EVALUATION
Mark Ibrahim, MD, FACC
15:05 – 15:15SHORT & LONG -TERM ENDPOINTS OF MY AF ABLATION PROCEDURE IN 2021
Francis E. Marchlinski, MD
15:15 – 15:25PHARMACOGENETIC TARGETING FOR AF PREVENTION IN AT-RISK HEART FAILURE PATIENTS
Michael R. Bristow, MD, PhD
15:25 – 15:35PILL-IN-THE-POCKET FOR AF STROKE PREVENTION: AVAILABLE EVIDENCE & FUTURE TRIALS
Rod Passman, MD, MSCE
15:35-15:55OPEN DISCUSSION
Session 6

CHAIRS: Thomas F. Deering, MD, MBA, FHRS, FACC, FACP; Christopher J. McGann, MD

14:55 – 15:05
CARDIAC MRI, CTA OR TEE FOR LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE THROMBUS EVALUATION
Mark Ibrahim, MD, FACC
15:05 – 15:15
SHORT & LONG -TERM ENDPOINTS OF MY AF ABLATION PROCEDURE IN 2021
Francis E. Marchlinski, MD
15:15 – 15:25
PHARMACOGENETIC TARGETING FOR AF PREVENTION IN AT-RISK HEART FAILURE PATIENTS
Michael R. Bristow, MD, PhD
15:25 – 15:35
PILL-IN-THE-POCKET FOR AF STROKE PREVENTION: AVAILABLE EVIDENCE & FUTURE TRIALS
Rod Passman, MD, MSCE
15:35-15:55
OPEN DISCUSSION

Session 7

MODERATORS: Amin Al-Ahmad, MD; Jeanne E. Poole, MD

15:55 – 16:05

HOW MUCH AF GETS MY ATTENTION? THE BURDEN LESSON
Jeanne E. Poole, MD

16:05 – 16:15DRONEDARONE BEYOND AF SUPPRESSION
Carina Blomstrom-Lundquist, MD, PhD
16:15 – 16:25MACHINE LEARNING APPROACHES FOR DIGITAL HEALTH – UNCOVERING HIDDEN SIGNALS
Chan Ho Lim, MS
16:25 – 16:35THE ESUS PATIENT: WHEN & HOW TO MONITOR FOR SUBCLINICAL AF
Suneet Mittal, MD
16:35 – 16:45APPLE HEART & HEARTLINE: HOW THESE TRIALS WILL CHANGE CLINICAL PRACTICE
Mintu Turakhia, MD
16:45 – 17:05OPEN DISCUSSION
Session 7

MODERATORS: Amin Al-Ahmad, MD; Jeanne E. Poole, MD

15:55 – 16:05

HOW MUCH AF GETS MY ATTENTION? THE BURDEN LESSON
Jeanne E. Poole, MD

16:05 – 16:15
DRONEDARONE BEYOND AF SUPPRESSION
Carina Blomstrom-Lundquist, MD, PhD
16:15 – 16:25
MACHINE LEARNING APPROACHES FOR DIGITAL HEALTH – UNCOVERING HIDDEN SIGNALS
Chan Ho Lim, MS
16:25 – 16:35
THE ESUS PATIENT: WHEN & HOW TO MONITOR FOR SUBCLINICAL AF
Suneet Mittal, MD
16:35 – 16:45
APPLE HEART & HEARTLINE: HOW THESE TRIALS WILL CHANGE CLINICAL PRACTICE
Mintu Turakhia, MD
16:45 – 17:05
OPEN DISCUSSION

Session 8

MODERATORS: John D. Day, MD

17:05 – 17:45ROUNDTABLE: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY & DIGITAL HEALTH DURING A PANDEMIC:
HOW DID COVID-19 IMPACT MY CURRENT AND FUTURE CLINICAL PRACTICE?

Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH; Lilas Dagher, MD; Janet K. Han, MD; Christian Mahnkopf, MD; Suneet Mittal, MD; Elaine Y. Wan, MD
Session 8

MODERATORS: John D. Day, MD

17:05 – 17:45
ROUNDTABLE: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY & DIGITAL HEALTH DURING A PANDEMIC: HOW DID COVID-19 IMPACT MY CURRENT AND FUTURE CLINICAL PRACTICE?
Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH; Lilas Dagher, MD; Janet K. Han, MD; Christian Mahnkopf, MD; Suneet Mittal, MD; Elaine Y. Wan, MD

Session 9

CHAIRS: Edward J. Schloss, MD, FHRS; Bassam Wanna, MD

17:45 -17:55HIGH POWER SHORT DURATION FOR AF: EFFICIENCY & SAFETY
Mihail G. Chelu, MD, PhD
17:55 – 18:05

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF THE THROMBOGENIC LEFT ATRIUM: TISSUE, SHAPE & FUNCTION
Nazem Akoum, MD

18:05 – 18:15ATRIAL STRUCTURAL & FUNCTIONAL IMAGING FOR PREDICTING OUTCOMES IN AF
James Thomas, MD
18:15 – 18:25ADVANCES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AF IN CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
Rakesh Gopinathannair, MD, MA, FHRS
18:25 – 18:35ADOPTING A SAME-DAY DISCHARGE STRATEGY AFTER AF ABLATION: FEASIBILITY & SAFETY
Zayd Eldadah, MD
18:35 – 18:50OPEN DISCUSSION
18:50ADJOURNMENT
Session 9

CHAIRS: Edward J. Schloss, MD, FHRS; Bassam Wanna, MD

17:45 -17:55
HIGH POWER SHORT DURATION FOR AF: EFFICIENCY & SAFETY
Mihail G. Chelu, MD, PhD
17:55 – 18:05

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF THE THROMBOGENIC LEFT ATRIUM: TISSUE, SHAPE & FUNCTION
Nazem Akoum, MD

18:05 – 18:15
ATRIAL STRUCTURAL & FUNCTIONAL IMAGING FOR PREDICTING OUTCOMES IN AF
James Thomas, MD
18:15 – 18:25
ADVANCES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AF IN CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
Rakesh Gopinathannair, MD, MA, FHRS
18:25 – 18:35
ADOPTING A SAME-DAY DISCHARGE STRATEGY AFTER AF ABLATION: FEASIBILITY & SAFETY
Zayd Eldadah, MD
18:35 – 18:50
OPEN DISCUSSION
18:50
ADJOURNMENT

CLOSING FIRESIDE CHATS

19:00 – 20:00CLOSING FIRESIDE CHATS
Hosted by Janssen Pharmaceuticals
 *This event is not part of the main WAF program nor is it designated for CME
CLOSING FIRESIDE CHATS

 

19:00 – 20:00
CLOSING FIRESIDE CHATS
Hosted by Janssen Pharmaceuticals
*This event is not part of the main WAF program nor is it designated for CME

Saturday, February 27, 2021

06:30 – 07:30CHECK-IN, EXHIBITS & BREAKFAST SNACKS
06:30 – 07:15THE SAFETY & VALUE OF SAME-DAY DISCHARGE FOLLOWING ABLATION FOR A-FIB (NON-CME Program by Biosense Webster; separate from WAF)

Saturday, February 27, 2021

06:30 – 07:30
CHECK-IN, EXHIBITS & BREAKFAST SNACKS
06:30 – 07:15
THE SAFETY & VALUE OF SAME-DAY DISCHARGE FOLLOWING ABLATION FOR A-FIB (NON-CME Program by Biosense Webster; separate from WAF)

Session 10

CHAIRS: Jonathan Hsu, MD; Andrea M. Russo, MD

07:30 – 07:40

HOW I APPROACH MY RE-DO AF ABLATION PROCEDURE
Lluis Mont, MD

07:40 – 07:50LAAO POST-PROCEDURAL ANTI-THROMBOTIC TREATMENT:
ASPIRIN, LOW-DOSE NOAC OR BOTH?

Vivek Reddy, MD
07:50 – 08:00REVERSE ATRIAL REMODELING AFTER ATRIAL FIBRILLATION ABLATION
Dhiraj Gupta, FRCP
08:00- 08:10THE DIGITAL HEALTH REVOLUTION DURING COVID-19:
A HURDLE OR LONG-AWAITED CHANGE FOR AF PATIENTS?

Christine Albert, MD, MPH
08:10 – 08:20HEALTHY LIVES MATTER: WHAT COVID-19 HAS EXPOSED OF THE OVER WHELMING GLOBAL CRISIS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Nicholas S. Peters, MD
08:20 – 08:40OPEN DISCUSSION
Session 10

CHAIRS: Jonathan Hsu, MD; Andrea M. Russo, MD

07:30 – 07:40

HOW I APPROACH MY RE-DO AF ABLATION PROCEDURE
Lluis Mont, MD

07:40 – 07:50
LAAO POST-PROCEDURAL ANTI-THROMBOTIC TREATMENT: ASPIRIN, LOW-DOSE NOAC OR BOTH?
Vivek Reddy, MD
07:50 – 08:00
REVERSE ATRIAL REMODELING AFTER ATRIAL FIBRILLATION ABLATION
Dhiraj Gupta, FRCP
08:00- 08:10
THE DIGITAL HEALTH REVOLUTION DURING COVID-19: A HURDLE OR LONG-AWAITED CHANGE FOR AF PATIENTS?
Christine Albert, MD, MPH
08:10 – 08:20
HEALTHY LIVES MATTER: WHAT COVID-19 HAS EXPOSED OF THE OVER WHELMING GLOBAL CRISIS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Nicholas S. Peters, MD
08:20 – 08:40
OPEN DISCUSSION

Session 11

MODERATORS: Nassir F. Marrouche, MD; Jeanne E. Poole, MD

08:40 – 09:05ROUNDTABLE: WHAT IS THE NEXT ABLATION RCT WE NEED THE MOST?
MOVING BEYOND CASTLE-AF, CABANA, AFFIRM AND EAST-AF

Johannes Brachmann, MD; Gerhard Hindricks, MD; Bradley P. Knight, MD; John Mandrola, MD;
Douglas L. Packer, MD
Session 11

MODERATORS: Nassir F. Marrouche, MD; Jeanne E. Poole, MD

08:40 – 09:05
ROUNDTABLE: WHAT IS THE NEXT ABLATION RCT WE NEED THE MOST? MOVING BEYOND CASTLE-AF, CABANA, AFFIRM AND EAST-AF
Johannes Brachmann, MD; Gerhard Hindricks, MD; Bradley P. Knight, MD; John Mandrola, MD;
Douglas L. Packer, MD

Session 12

MODERATORS: Christine Albert, MD, MPH; Frank Sachse, PhD

09:05 – 09:15STROKE & AF: TIME FOR A NEW RISK ASSESSMENT SCORE?
M. Edip Gurol, MD
09:15 – 09:25CHOOSING THE BEST AF ABLATION STRATEGY FOR EACH PATIENT: MY APPROACH
Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS, VACC, FESC
09:25 – 09:35THE IMPACT OF ABLATION LESIONS ON LA STRUCTURE & FUNCTION
Philipp Sommer, MD
09:35 – 09:45HOW TO PROTECT THE ESOPHAGUS DURING AF ABLATION
Emile Daoud, MD
09:45 – 09:55AF IN INHERITED ARRHYTHMIAS – A DIFFERENT BEAST?
Andrew Krahn, MD
09:55 – 10:10OPEN DISCUSSION
10:10 – 10:25BREAK & EXHIBITS
Session 12

MODERATORS: Christine Albert, MD, MPH; Frank Sachse, PhD

09:05 – 09:15
STROKE & AF: TIME FOR A NEW RISK ASSESSMENT SCORE?
M. Edip Gurol, MD
09:15 – 09:25
CHOOSING THE BEST AF ABLATION STRATEGY FOR EACH PATIENT: MY APPROACH
Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS, VACC, FESC
09:25 – 09:35
THE IMPACT OF ABLATION LESIONS ON LA STRUCTURE & FUNCTION
Philipp Sommer, MD
09:35 – 09:45
HOW TO PROTECT THE ESOPHAGUS DURING AF ABLATION
Emile Daoud, MD
09:45 – 09:55
AF IN INHERITED ARRHYTHMIAS – A DIFFERENT BEAST?
Andrew Krahn, MD
09:55 – 10:10
OPEN DISCUSSION
10:10 – 10:25
BREAK & EXHIBITS

Session 13

MODERATORS: Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH; Bassam Wanna, MD

10:25 – 11:05ROUNDTABLE: CHALLENGING DECISIONS IN ANTICOAGULATION THERAPY:
I WILL ANTICOAGULATE FOR STROKE PREVENTION WITHOUT PROOF OF AF IF……

Amin Al-Ahmad, MD; Thomas Deneke, MD; Gregory Feld, MD; M. Edip Gurol, MD; Mellanie True Hills, CSP
Session 13

MODERATORS: Elaine Hylek, MD; Bassam Wanna, MD

10:25 – 11:05
ROUNDTABLE: CHALLENGING DECISIONS IN ANTICOAGULATION THERAPY: I WILL ANTICOAGULATE FOR STROKE PREVENTION WITHOUT PROOF OF AF IF……
Amin Al-Ahmad, MD; Thomas Deneke, MD; Gregory Feld, MD; M. Edip Gurol, MD; Mellanie True Hills, CSP

Session 14

CHAIRS: T. Jared Bunch, MD; Rohan Samson, MD

11:05 – 11:15ADDRESSING KEY KNOWLEDGE GAPS IN THE AF & HF INTERACTION: RESEARCH PRIORITIES
Sana M. Al-Khatib, MD, MHS
11:15 – 11:25ELECTROPORATION IS CHANGING THE WAY WE WILL ABLATE AF
Moussa Mansour, MD
11:25 – 11:35I STOP OAC AFTER ABLATION OF AF IF….
David J. Callans, MD
11:35 – 11:45TARGETING FIBROSIS IN AF ABLATION: THE DECAAF TRIALS
David J. Wilber, MD
11:45 – 11:55ABLATE & CLOSE THE LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE: PATIENT SELECTION
Dhanunjaya “DJ” Lakkireddy, MD
11:55 – 12:10OPEN DISCUSSION
12:10 – 13:10LUNCH & EXHIBITS
12:30 – 13:00ICE ON ICE: BUILDING EFFICIENCIES FOR ADVANCED IMAGING (NON-CME Program by Biosense Webster; separate from WAF)
Session 14

CHAIRS: T. Jared Bunch, MD; Rohan Samson, MD

11:05 – 11:15
ADDRESSING KEY KNOWLEDGE GAPS IN THE AF & HF INTERACTION: RESEARCH PRIORITIES
Sana M. Al-Khatib, MD, MHS
11:15 – 11:25
ELECTROPORATION IS CHANGING THE WAY WE WILL ABLATE AF
Moussa Mansour, MD
11:25 – 11:35
I STOP OAC AFTER ABLATION OF AF IF….
David J. Callans, MD
11:35 – 11:45
TARGETING FIBROSIS IN AF ABLATION: THE DECAAF TRIALS
David J. Wilber, MD
11:45 – 11:55
ABLATE & CLOSE THE LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE: PATIENT SELECTION
Dhanunjaya “DJ” Lakkireddy, MD
11:55 – 12:10
OPEN DISCUSSION
12:10 – 13:10
LUNCH & EXHIBITS
12:30 – 13:00
ICE ON ICE: BUILDING EFFICIENCIES FOR ADVANCED IMAGING (NON-CME Program by Biosense Webster; separate from WAF)

Session 15

CHAIRS: Dhiraj Gupta, FRCP, MD; Oussama Wazni, MD

13:10 – 13:20FACTOR XI FOR STROKE PREVENTION: HOPE OR HYPE?
Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH
13:20 – 13:30PAROXYSMAL, PERSISTENT & LONG-STANDING AF: TIME FOR A NEW CLASSIFICATION
Jason Andrade, MD
13:30 – 13:40EPI-CARDIAL BRIDGING & EPI-ENDO DISSOCIATION
Roderick Tung, MD
13:40 – 13:50ATRIAL FIBRILLATION & ATRIAL FLUTTER: DIFFERENCE IN REMODELING PROCESSES
Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD
13:50 – 14:00I USE DIGITAL HEALTH DEVICES FOR DETECTION OF AF IN MY PATIENTS, BUT……
David McManus, MD
14:00 – 14:20OPEN DISCUSSION
Session 15

CHAIRS: Dhiraj Gupta, FRCP, MD; Oussama Wazni, MD

13:10 – 13:20
FACTOR XI FOR STROKE PREVENTION: HOPE OR HYPE?
Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH
13:20 – 13:30
PAROXYSMAL, PERSISTENT & LONG-STANDING AF: TIME FOR A NEW CLASSIFICATION
Jason Andrade, MD
13:30 – 13:40
EPI-CARDIAL BRIDGING & EPI-ENDO DISSOCIATION
Roderick Tung, MD
13:40 – 13:50
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION & ATRIAL FLUTTER: DIFFERENCE IN REMODELING PROCESSES
Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD
13:50 – 14:00
I USE DIGITAL HEALTH DEVICES FOR DETECTION OF AF IN MY PATIENTS, BUT……
David McManus, MD
14:00 – 14:20
OPEN DISCUSSION

Session 16

CHAIRS: Jason Andrade, MD; Mikhael El Chami, MD

14:20 – 14:30MY MAZE PROCEDURE IN 2021
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD
14:30 – 14:40CLOSING THE APPENDAGE FOR PERSISTENT LAA CLOT
Rahul N. Doshi, MD
14:40 – 14:50WEARABLES IN EP: HRS GUIDANCE DOCUMENT
Elaine Y. Wan, MD
14:50 – 15:00COMBINING CARDIAC MRI & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR PREDICTION OF ABLATION OUTCOMES
Natalia Trayanova, PhD, FHRS, FAHA
15:00 – 15:10ATRIAL FIBROSIS PREDICTS AF OCCURRENCE: INSIGHTS FROM ATRIAL MR IMAGING
Brent D. Wilson, MD, PhD
15:10 – 15:30OPEN DISCUSSION
15:30 – 15:50BREAK & EXHIBITS
Session 16

CHAIRS: Jason Andrade, MD; Mikhael El Chami, MD

14:20 – 14:30
MY MAZE PROCEDURE IN 2021
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD
14:30 – 14:40
CLOSING THE APPENDAGE FOR PERSISTENT LAA CLOT
Rahul N. Doshi, MD
14:40 – 14:50
WEARABLES IN EP: HRS GUIDANCE DOCUMENT
Elaine Y. Wan, MD
14:50 – 15:00
COMBINING CARDIAC MRI & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR PREDICTION OF ABLATION OUTCOMES
Natalia Trayanova, PhD, FHRS, FAHA
15:00 – 15:10
ATRIAL FIBROSIS PREDICTS AF OCCURRENCE: INSIGHTS FROM ATRIAL MR IMAGING
Brent Wilson, MD
15:10 – 15:30
OPEN DISCUSSION
15:30 – 15:50
BREAK & EXHIBITS

Session 17

CHAIRS: Janet K. Han, MD, FACC, FHRS

15:50 – 16:00IS OBESITY THE SOLE DRIVER BEHIND HFpEF LEADING TO AF?
Rohan Samson, MD
16:00 – 16:10ENDURANCE TRAINING, AF & STROKE RISK: IS IT THE SAME TYPE OF REMODELING?
David Peritz, MD
16:10 – 16:20THE MECHANISMS BEHIND AF & COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT
T. Jared Bunch, MD
16:20 – 16:30LAA AS A THERAPEUTIC TARGET FOR AF
Randall J. Lee, MD
16:30 – 16:40PACS AND AF: CAUSE OR CONSEQUENCE?
Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD
16:40 – 17:00OPEN DISCUSSION
Session 17

CHAIRS: Janet K. Han, MD, FACC, FHRS

15:50 – 16:00
IS OBESITY THE SOLE DRIVER BEHIND HFpEF LEADING TO AF?
Rohan Samson, MD
16:00 – 16:10
ENDURANCE TRAINING, AF & STROKE RISK: IS IT THE SAME TYPE OF REMODELING?
David Peritz, MD
16:10 – 16:20
THE MECHANISMS BEHIND AF & COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT
T. Jared Bunch, MD
16:20 – 16:30
LAA AS A THERAPEUTIC TARGET FOR AF
Randall J. Lee, MD
16:30 – 16:40
PACS AND AF: CAUSE OR CONSEQUENCE?
Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD
16:40 – 17:00
OPEN DISCUSSION

Session 18

MODERATORS: Janet K. Han, MD, FACC, FHRS; Edward J. Schloss, MD, FHRS

17:00 – 18:00ROUNDTABLE: #ASKWAF: ANYTHING ABOUT AFIB (Twitter Questions)
Alexandru I. Costea, MD; John D. Day, MD; Mellanie True Hills, CSP;
Leenhapong Navaravouong, MD; Christina J. Wurster, MBA
18:00ADJOURNMENT
Session 18

MODERATORS: Janet K. Han, MD, FACC, FHRS; Edward J. Schloss, MD, FHRS

17:00 – 18:00
ROUNDTABLE: #ASKWAF: ANYTHING ABOUT AFIB (Twitter Questions)
Alexandru I. Costea, MD; John D. Day, MD; MellanieTrue Hills, CSP;
Leenhapong Navaravouong, MD; Christina J. Wurster, MBA
18:00
ADJOURNMENT