AF Symposium: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

March 5, 2022
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/10/2022
Course expires: 
12/31/2022
Event starts: 
03/05/2022 - 2:30pm EST
Event ends: 
03/05/2022 - 5:00pm EST

Saturday, March 5th, 2022:

8:30-9:00am:        Virtual Registration

9:00-9:05am:        Welcome

9:05-9:30am:        Screening for AF: What the Cardiologist Needs to Know        
            
(Notes: Device detected AF including emerging technologies-mobile devices: 
Recent studies: Apple Watch, LOOP, Fitbit Heart Study, Stop Stroke Guidelines for screening (ESC), thresholds for anticoagulation)

9:30-10:00am:        Stroke Prevention in AF: LAA Closure    
                
(Notes: Patient selection: Watchman outcomes, Watchman vs Amulet, Patient selection, Does LAA closure impact hard endpoints: stroke and mortality, long-term registry data-PINNACLE Study)

10:00-10:30am:    Heart Failure and AF: The Dynamic Duo
(Review of trials, guidelines-an opportunity to demonstrate multidisciplinary approach with HF and EP MD presenting)


10:30-10:45am:    Break


10:45-11:15am:    Surgical Approaches for AF
            (MAZE, Hybrid and Convergent Procedures, LAA occlusion)
    
11:15-11:45am:    AF Ablation: Practice Changing Trials
(CASTLE AF, STOP-AF, CABANA, EAST-AFNET, Meta-Analysis of Cryoablation as 1st line treatment)

11:45-12:45pm:    Challenging Cases in AF Management

1)    Device Detected AF: Anticoagulation
2)    Ablation as 1st line therapy for PAF
3)    AF recurrence after 2nd ablation: referral for surgery
4)    Refractory AF with tachycardia mediated HF

12:45-1:00pm:    Final Question and Answer Panel

1:00pm:            Course Adjournment

Live Virtual Conference

A virtual educational event.

Course Director: 
Samir F. Saba, MD
Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Harry S. Tack Chair, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Co-Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Course Co-Directors:
N. A. Mark Estes III, MD
Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Sandeep K. Jain, MD
Professor of Medicine 
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Director, UPMC Center for Atrial Fibrillation
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Course Faculty:
Konstantinos Aronis, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

William Barrington, MD
Professor of Medicine 
Vice President of Medical Affairs, UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Raveen Bazaz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Aditya Bhonsale, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Genevieve Everett, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
UPMC Altoona and UPMC Somerset
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Kelly Hayes, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Krishna Kancharla, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Alaa Shalaby, MD
Professor of Medicine
Veterans’ Affairs Pittsburgh Health System
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Madhur Singh, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Ibrahim Sultan, MD
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, UPMC Center for Heart Valve Disease
Director, UPMC Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Andrew Voigt, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

HVI Faculty Education Committee Leadership:
Suresh Mulukutla, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chair, Cardiology, UPMC Passavant
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Ibrahim Sultan, MD
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, UPMC Center for Heart Valve Disease
Director, UPMC Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ANCC, and AAPA Category 1 CME. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
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