Programme

Thursday, February 21, 2019

07:45 - 08:00WelcomeJ. Maessen
08:00 - 08:45Introductory LectureB. Maesen -
M. Duytschaever
 How surgeons and EP should interact?
R. Schuessler
08.45 - 09.45AF Mechanisms

B. Maesen -
M. Duytschaever

 Body mass index, fatty infiltration and persistence of AF  
D. Lau 
 Rotational activity and conduction blockU. Schotten
09:45 - 10:30Coffee Break 
10:30 - 12:00Interactive session: when mapping made the difference for AF ablationL. Pison - M. La Meir
 From ectopic PV to non-invasive substrate detectionM. Duytschaever
 Complex and latrogenic ATs Unravelled by Ultra High Density Mapping
Y. Blaauw
 MRI and mapping of gaps to reduce recurrencesL. Mont
 Future of AF ablation beyond PVIN. Derval
12:00 - 13:30Lunch symposium - Medtronic
 
 Stand-alone thoracosopic left atrial posterior box isolation with the Gemini-S bipolar RF clampA. Tjon
13:30 - 15:30Stand alone or hybrid?
B. Maesen - Y. Blaauw
 Stand-alone thoracoscopic AF ablation
T. van Brakel
 Catheter ablation is the primary solutionP. Sommer
 Cox-Maze IV: the golden standard?N. Ad
 What to gain with a hybrid approach?G.B. Chierchia
15:30 - 16:00Coffee break 
16:00 - 17:10Hybrid AF ablation of AF
J. Luermans - J. Maessen
 Starting up a hybrid programY. Blaauw
 Convergent - a siginificant alternative S. Ahsan 
 HARTCAP-AF and other trials, an overviewL. Pison
 EHAFAR: landscape of hybrid surgical and surgical ablation in EuropeM. La Meir
18:00 - 22:00Social eventU. Schotten
18:15 - 19:15AF in 2019M. Allessie
19:45 - 22:00Diner