All relevant financial relationships of faculty and planners were 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.
Nazem Akoum, MD *

Nazem Akoum, MD *

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington

nakoum@uw.edu

No relevant financial relationships

Jason Andrade, MD

Jason Andrade, MD

Cardiologist, Self/UBC

Research Grants, Baylis Medical
Speaker, Biosense Webster
Researcher & Speaker, Medtronic

Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH

Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH

Instructor in Medicine, Stanford University

tina4@stanford.edu

No relevant financial relationships

Patrick M Boyle, PhD, PEng, FHRS

Patrick M Boyle, PhD, PEng, FHRS

Cardiac Systems Simulation (CardSS) Lab

pmboyle@uw.edu

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington

No relevant financial relationships

Hugh Calkins, MD

Hugh Calkins, MD

Director of EP & Professor of Medicine, John Hopkins

hcalkins@jhmi.edu

Consultant, Abbott Medical
Consultant, Atricure
Consultant, Biosense
Consultant, Boston Scientific
Honararia, Boehringer Ingelheim
Consultant, Honararia, Medtronic

Phillip S. Cuculich, MD

Phillip S. Cuculich, MD

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

Consultant, Medtronic
Consultant, Varian Medical Systems

John D. Day, MD

John D. Day, MD

Heart Rhythm Services Medical Director, Intermountain Healthcare

johndaymd@gmail.com

Consultant & Speaker, Abbott
Consulting, Boston Scientific
Speaker, Medtronic

Luigi Di Biase

Luigi Di Biase

Consultant, Sterotaxis
Consultant, Biosense Webster
Consultant, Boston Scientific
Consultant, Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical)
Speaker, Medtronic
Speaker, Atricure
Speaker, Pfizer
Speaker, Bristol Myers
Speaker, Biotronik
Uzodinman C. Emerenini, MD

Uzodinman C. Emerenini, MD

Asst. Professor of Medicine, Tulane School of Medicine

uemerenini@tulane.edu

No relevant financial relationships

Hamid Ghanbari, MD, MPH

Hamid Ghanbari, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor; Vice Chair of Innovation, University of Michigan

Consultant, Preventic
Researcher, Toyota

David E. Haines, MD

David E. Haines, MD

Director, Heart Rhythm Center, Professor, CV Medicine
Beaumont Health, OUWB School of Medicine

Affera, Consultant
Biosense Webster, Consultant/Speaker
Boston Scientific, Consultant/Investigator
Medtronic, Consultant/Investigator
Philips Healthcare, Consultant

Jonathan C. Hsu, MD, MAS

Jonathan C. Hsu, MD, MAS

Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego

jonathan.hsu@ucsd.edu

Consultant/Speaker, Abbott
Equity, Acutus Medical
Consultant/Speaker, Biosense-Webster
Consultant/Speaker, Biotronik
Consultant/Speaker, Boston Scientific
Consultant/Speaker, Bristol-Myer Squibb
Consultant/Speaker, Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Consultant & Speaker, Medtronic
Equity, Vektor Medical

Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH

Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

ehylek@bu.edu

Consultant,Lecturer- Boehringer Ingelheim
Consultant, Research -Bristol Myers Squibb/Pfizer
Consultant, Research,-Janssen
Consultant-Medtronic

Eugene Kholmovski, MD

Eugene Kholmovski, MD

Associate Professor, University of Utah Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

ekholmovski@yahoo.com

Consultant & Ownership Interest, Marrek, Inc.
Contractor, MRI Interventions, Inc.

Randall J. Lee, MD, PhD

Randall J. Lee, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Randall.lee@ucsf.edu

Consultant, SentreHEART/Atricure, Inc.

John Mandrola, MD

John Mandrola, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Baptist Health Louisville

john.mandrola.@gmail.com
No relevant financial relationships

Moussa Mansour, MD

Moussa Mansour, MD

Director, Atrial Fibrillation Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

mmansour@mgh.harvard.edu

Consultant & Researcher, Abbott, Equity, Affera, Consultant & Researcher, Biosense Webster, Research Grant, Bohringer-ingelheim
Consultant, Boston Scientific, Equity, EPD Solutions, Consultant, Medtronic, Equity, NewPace Ltd, Research Grant, Pfizer

Suneet Mittal, MD

Suneet Mittal, MD

Director, EP, Valley Health System

mittsu@valleyhealth.com

Consultant, Abbott
Consultant, Boston Scientific
Consultant, Medtronic

Mario Njeim, MD

Mario Njeim, MD

Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon

marionoujaim@hotmail.com

Travel Grant, Abbott
Speaker, Boehringer
Speaker/Travel Grant, Boston Scientific
Travel Grant, Medtronic
Speaker, Pfizer

David C. Peritz, MD

David C. Peritz, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

david.c.peritz@dartmouth.edu

No relevant financial relationships

Vivek Reddy, MD

Vivek Reddy, MD

Director, EP, Mount Sinai Hospital

Boston Scientific, Unpaid Consultant
Biosense Webster, Upaid Consultant
Abbott, Unpaid Consultant
Surecor, Equity Ownership

Jeanne E. Poole, MD

Jeanne E. Poole, MD

Professor of Medicine, University of Washington

jpoole@uw.edu

Executive Committee, Medtronic
Research, Biotronik
Research, Atricure

Boris Schmidt, MD

Boris Schmidt, MD

Head of Department, Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien

b.schmidt@ccb.de

No relevant financial relationships

Luis Carlos Saenz Morales, MD

Luis Carlos Saenz Morales, MD

Director, International Arrhythmia Center, Cardioinfantil Foundation, Bogota Columbia

lcsaenz@cardioinfantil.org

Speaker, Abbott
Speaker, Biosense Webster
Spekaer, Medtronic

Mintu Turakhia, MD, MAS

Mintu Turakhia, MD, MAS

Professor, Stanford University
Apple, Grant
Equity, AliveCor
Grant, BMS-PFIZER
Grant, Bayer
Consultant, Medtronic
Consultant, Janssen
Consultant, Pfizer
Consultant, Myokardia
Oussama M. Wazni, MD

Oussama M. Wazni, MD

Section Head EP & Pacing, Cleveland Clinic

waznio@ccf.org

Consultant, Boston Scientific

David J. Wilber, MD

David J. Wilber, MD

Professor of Medicine, Director Clinical Electrophysiology, Loyola University Medical Center

ACCF, Consultant
Biosense Webster, Consultant, Research Grant
Abbott, Research Grant
Sentre Heart, Research Grant

Takanori Yamaguchi

Takanori Yamaguchi

Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Saga University

takano-yamaguchi@nifty.com

Speaker/Research, Abbot Medical Japan
Speaker/Research, Nihon Koden Corporation

Sana Al-Khatib, MD, MHS, FHRS

Sana Al-Khatib, MD, MHS, FHRS

Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center / Duke Clinical Research Institute

sana.alkhatib@duke.edu

Speaker & Consultant, Medtronic Consultant, Milestone Pharmaceuticals

Feras Bader, MD, MS, FACC

Feras Bader, MD, MS, FACC

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Vice Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Director, Section of Heart Failure & Transplant, Heart & Vascular Institute

No relevant financial relationships

Felipe Bisbal, MD, PhD, FESC

Felipe Bisbal, MD, PhD, FESC

EP Consultant

Hospital Universitari Germans Trias I Pujol

f.bisbalvb@gmail.com

Consultant, Abbott Consultant, Bayer Consultant, Biotronik Consultant & Advisory role, Johnson & Johnson

Michael R. Bristow, MD, PhD

Michael R. Bristow, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, University of Colorado

President/CEO, Arca Biopharma

David John Callans, MD

David John Callans, MD

Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System

david.callans@uphs.upenn.edu

Consultant, Abbott
Consultant, Biosense Webster
Consultant, Medtronic

Emile Daoud, MD

Emile Daoud, MD

Chief, Electrophysiology Section & Professor of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University

emile.daoud@osumc.edu

Advisory Board, Biotronik
Equity/Co-Founder, S4 Medical

Thomas F. Deering, MD, MBA

Thomas F. Deering, MD, MBA

Chief, Arrhythmia Services & CV Centers for Excellence, Piedmont Heart

No relevant financial relationships

Rahul N. Doshi, MD

Rahul N. Doshi, MD

Pillar Chief, Arrhythmia Service, Honor Health

rahuldoshimd@mac.com

Consultant & Researcher, Abbott Medical
Consultant, Biosense Webster
Consultant/Research, Boston Scientific

Roger A. Freedman, MD

Roger A. Freedman, MD

Professor, University of Utah

Consulting, Abbott
Consulting, Cook
Consulting, Merit
Consulting, Microport

Michael R. Gold, MD, PhD

Michael R. Gold, MD, PhD

Michael E. Assey Professor of Medicine, MUSC

goldmr@musc.edu

Consultant, Boston Scientific
Consultant, Medtronic

Janet K. Han, MD, FACC, FHRS

Janet K. Han, MD, FACC, FHRS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiac EP, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System / University of California Los Angeles

janet.han@va.gov

Speaker, Abbott

Chao Huang, PhD *

Chao Huang, PhD *

chuang16@tulane.edu

Researcher, Tulane University

No Relevant Financial Relationships

Ahmad Abdul Karim, MD, FHRS

Ahmad Abdul Karim, MD, FHRS

Director, EP Laboratories, St Joseph Med Center, JolietII, Dupage Medical Group

karimat1@gmail.com

No relevant financial relationships

Sammy Khatib, MD

Sammy Khatib, MD

Vice Chair Department of Cardiology, Section Head Electrophysiology, Medical Director Electrophysiology Lab, Ochsner Clinic Foundation

Speaker, Abbott Laboratories
Speaker-Biotronik Medical

Bradley P. Knight, MD

Bradley P. Knight, MD

Director, Cardiac EP, Northwestern Medicine Group

Consultant and/or Speaker, Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
Consultant and/or Speaker American Board of Internal Medical (ABIM)
Consultant and/or Speaker, Applied Clinical Intelligence
Consultant and/or Speaker, Arrhythmia Education, Inc.
Consultant and/or Speaker, Biotronik
Consultant and/or Speaker, Boston Scientific Corporation (includes Guidant Corporation)
Consultant and/or Speaker HMP Communications, LLC
Consultant and/or Speaker, ITAGroup, Inc.
Consultant and/or Speaker, Medtronic Logistics, LCC (Medtronic, Inc.)
Consultant and/or Speaker, Medtronic, Inc.
Consultant and/or Speaker, Regents of The University of California
Consultant and /or Speaker, Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. (Wolters Kluwer NV)

Christian Mahnkopf, Dr

Christian Mahnkopf, Dr

Deputy Chief of Cardiology, Clinical Center Coburg, Germany

christian-mahnkopf@web.de

No relevant financial relationships

Christopher J. McGann, MD

Christopher J. McGann, MD

Cardiology, Executive Medical Director

christopher.mcgann@swedish.org

No relevant financial relationships

Gregory F. Michaud, MD

Gregory F. Michaud, MD

Section Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Honoraria, Consultant- Biosense Webster
Honoraria,-Medtronic
Honoraria, Consultant-Boston Scientific
Honoraria, Consultant-Abbott
Honoraria, Biontronik

Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD

Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD

Professor of CV Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center

Sanjiv1@stanford.edu

Consultant, Abbott
Consulting, ACC
Grants, NIH
Patents, UCSD
Royalties, Uptodate

Douglas L. Packer, MD

Douglas L. Packer, MD

Consultant, Mayo Clinic

Research Grant, Abbott, Research Grant, Biosense Webster, Consultant, Biotronik, Research Grant, Boston Scientific/EPT, Research Grant, CardioFocus, Research Grant, CardioInsight, Research Grant, Endosense, Equity, External Beam Ablation Medical Devices, Research Grant, Hansen Medical, Consultant, MediaSphere Medical, Research Grant, Medtronic, Research Grant, National Institute of Health, Royalties, Oxford, Research Grant, Robertson Foundation, Research Grant, Siemens, Research Grant & Royalties, St. Jude Medical, Research Grant, Thermedical, Royalties, Wiley & Sons

Nicholas S. Peters, Professor

Nicholas S. Peters, Professor

Professor of Cardiology, Imperial College London

n.peters@imperial.ac.uk

No relevant financial relationships

Prash Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FHRS

Prash Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FHRS

Director of Cardiac DP & Pacing, Univesity of Adelaide & Royal Adelaide

prash.sanders@adelaide.edu.au

Advisory Board, Research, Consultant, Abbott
Advisory Board, Research, Consultant, Boston Scientific
Advisory Board, Research, Consultant, Medtronic
Research, Microport
Advisory Board, Pacemate

Andrea M. Russo, MD

Andrea M. Russo, MD

Professor of Medicine , Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Director, Electrophysiology, Cooper University Hospital

Apple, Boston Scientific, Steering Committee (no Honoraria)
Up-To-Date, Editing/Writing

Khaldoun G. Tarakji, MD, MPH

Khaldoun G. Tarakji, MD, MPH

Associate Section Head, Clinical Electrophysiology & Director, Heart & Vascular Institute Center for Digital Health & Telemedicine, Cleveland Clinic

Advisory Board & Consultant, AliveCor
Consultant, Boston Scientific
Advisory Board & Consultant, Medtronic

Edward J. Schloss, MD, FHRS

Edward J. Schloss, MD, FHRS

Division Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology, The Christ Hospital

edward.schloss@thechristhospital.com

Consultant, AliveCor
Consultant, Medtronic

Natalia Trayanova PhD, FHRS, FAHA

Natalia Trayanova PhD, FHRS, FAHA

Murray B. Sachs Endowed Chair
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine
Co-Director, Alliance for Cardiovascular Diagnostic and Treatment innovation (ADVANCE)

No relevant financial relationships

Gaston R. Vergara, MD

Gaston R. Vergara, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Heart Center of NV

No relevant financial relationships

Bassam Wanna, MD

Bassam Wanna, MD

Assistant Professor, Tulane University

No relevant financial relationship

Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH

Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH

Chair, Department of Cardiology, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center

St Jude Medical, Grand Support
Abbott, Grant Support
Roche Diagnostics, Grant Support
Roche Diagnostics, Consultant

Alex Baher, MD

Alex Baher, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute

alex.baher@mhvi.com

No relevant financial relationships

Carina Blomstrom Lundquist

Carina Blomstrom Lundquist

Professor, Department of Medical Science and Cardiology, University Hospital Uppsala

No relevant financial relationship

Thomas Jared Bunch, MD

Thomas Jared Bunch, MD

Medical Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory, University of Utah School of Medicine

jared.bunch@imail.org

Research Grant, Altathera
Research Grant, Boehringer Ingelheim
Research Grant, Boston Scientific

Mihail G. Chelu, MD, PhD

Mihail G. Chelu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

No relevant financial relationships

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr. MD

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr. MD

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

damianor@wustl.edu

Speaker/Research Support Receipient, Atricure
Speaker, Edwards Life Sciences
Speaker, LivaNova
Consultant, Medtronic

Thomas Deneke, Prof, Dr, MD

Thomas Deneke, Prof, Dr, MD

Director, Clinic for Rhythmology, Rhon-Klinikum Campus Bad Neustadt

thomas.deneke@campus-nes.de

No relevant financial relationships

Mikhael El-Chami, MD, FHRS, FACC

Mikhael El-Chami, MD, FHRS, FACC

Medical Director, Cardiac EP, Emory University

Consultant, Biotronik
Consultant, Boston Scientific
Consultant, Medtronic

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD

edward.gerstenfeld@ucsf.edu

Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Biosense-Webster, Research Grant
Boston-scientific, Speaker Honoraria
Abbott, Speaker Honoraia
Cadiofocus, Advisory Board
Medtrontic, Speaker Honoraria

M. Edip Gurol, MD

M. Edip Gurol, MD

Director, High Hemorrhage Risk Stroke Prevention, Massachusetts General Hospital

edip@mailharvard.edu

Research, AVID
Research, Boston Scientific
Research, Pfizer

Mellanie True Hills, CSP

Mellanie True Hills, CSP

Founder & CEO, StopAfib.org

mhills@stopafib.org

No Relevant Financial Relationships

Pierre Jais, MD

Pierre Jais, MD

Professor of Cardiology, University of Bordeaux

Rees/Shares, Farapulse

Mark Ibrahim, MD, FACC

Mark Ibrahim, MD, FACC

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Radiology

Assistant Professor of Medical Radiology
University of Utah

HeartFlow, Inc, Research Grant

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD

Executive Medical Director, The Kansas City Heart Rhythm

dlakkireddy@gmail.com

No relevant financial relationships

Wolfgang Alexander Leber, Prof

Wolfgang Alexander Leber, Prof

Director, Isar Heart Centre

alexander.leber@isarklinikum.de

No relevant financial relationships

Nassir Marrouche, MD, FHRS *

Nassir Marrouche, MD, FHRS *

Professor of Medicine & Director of Cardiac EP, Tulane University

nmarrouche@tulane.edu

Consultant, Abbott, Consultant & Researcher, Biosense Webster, Consultant, Biotronik, Consultant & Researcher, Boston Scientific, Consultant, Medtronic

Debbe McCall, MBA

Debbe McCall, MBA

Owner, RTP Consulting, LLC

Debbie.McCall@gmail.com

No relevant financial relationships

Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC

Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC

Executive Medical Director, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia, St. Davids

Consulting fee/Honoraria, Abbott
Consulting fee/Honoraria, Baylis Medical
Consulting fee/Honoraria, Biosense Webster
Consulting fee/Honoraria, Boston Scientific
Consulting fee/Honoraria, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Consulting fee/Honoraria, Medtronic

Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD, FHRS,FAHA

Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD, FHRS,FAHA

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

saman.nazarian@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Research Grant, Biosense Webster
Consultant, CardioSolv
Research Grant, ImriCor
Research Grant, Siemens
Speaker, Circle Cardiovascular

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Director, Cardiac Arrythmia Service, St. Vincent Medical Group

Consultant, CardioNet
Consultant, Medtronic

Frank Sachse

Frank Sachse

Associate Professor, Unviersity of Utah

frank.sachse@utah.edu

No relevant financial relationships

Alexies Ramirez

Alexies Ramirez

Electrophysiologist, Health First Medical Group

No relevant financial relationships

Christian Sohns, MD

Christian Sohns, MD

Assistant Professor, Deputy Director,Herz and Diabetes Zentrum NRW

csohns@hdz-nrw.de

No relevant financial relationship

Melvin Scheinman, MD, Prof

Melvin Scheinman, MD, Prof

Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

scheinman@medicine.ucsf.edu

Speaker, Abbott
Speaker, Biosense Webster
Speaker, Biotronik
Speaker, Medtronic

Krishna M. Sundar, MD, FCCP

Krishna M. Sundar, MD, FCCP

Associate Professor (Clinical), Medical Director, Sleep Wake Center
Atul Verma

Atul Verma

David J. WilberDirector, Heart Rhythm Program, Self-Employed

atul.verma@utoronto.ca

Honorarium, Abbott
Research/Honorarium, Bayer
Research, BMS
Research, Medtronic
Honorarium, Servier

Darryl S. Wells, MD, MBA

Darryl S. Wells, MD, MBA

Medical Director of EP, Swedish Medical Center

Speaker/Trainer, Medtronic
Consultant, Phillips

Brent D. Wilson, MD, PhD

Brent D. Wilson, MD, PhD

Director, Cardiovascular Center, Section Chief, General Cardiology/Imaging, University of Utah.

GE Healthcare, Research Grant

No relevant financial relationships