The Mark E. Josephson 26th Annual State-of-the-Art Arrhythmia Symposium

Course details

  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 7.50 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
  • 7.50 nursing contact hours
Price: $1.00
Title & description

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Program Description: 


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Program Overview & Target Audience:

This annual symposium was created to provide the busy clinician, associated professional, and electrophysiologist with “state-of-the-art” information on arrhythmia diagnosis and management. It is presented in a format that permits each group the opportunity to focus on some of their specific issues and concerns as well as to review topics of common interest.

Current information on invasive and non-invasive electrocardiographic and electrophysiologic tools used in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders will be presented. Attendees will develop an understanding of the best practice approaches to diagnosing and treating patients with atrial fibrillation, other atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, and risk factors for sudden death.

The symposium is coupled with the Leonard N. Horowitz, MD Memorial Lecture. This annual lecture serves as an ongoing tribute to a colleague and friend who dedicated his much too brief time with us advancing the field of arrhythmia management.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the differences in the various oral anticoagulants including appropriate use, dosing, risks, and contraindications
  • Identify the value of risk factor modification to improve atrial fibrillation outcome
  • Recognize use and value of new techniques and technologies employed for complex EP device and ablation cases
  • Discuss the use of genetic testing for patients and family members of patients with inherited arrhythmia syndromes
  • Recognize the importance of remotr monitoring in the care of the arrhythmia patient
  • Understand the differences in monitoring techniques available for arrhythmia detection and appropriate patient selection
  • Discuss new pacing indications, techniques and ways to optimize device programming
  • Recognize the risk of PVCs and non-sustained VT and appropriate evaluation and treatment option
  • Understand best practices as related to avoiding device infection & device infection treatment including extraction

Registration Fees:

The registration fees for The Mark E. Josephson Twenty Sixth Annual State-of-the-Art Arrhythmia Symposium are $120 for physicians and industry employees, $100 for nurses and healthcare professionals, and $65 for residents, fellows and retired physicians. Penn Medicine  employees, faculty, staff and students will receive a special course rate of $100 for physicians, $65 for nurses, healthcare professionals, residents and fellows and $60 for students. A valid Penn Medicine ID is required to receive the special rate. The registration fee includes attendance to the symposium, a course booklet and a link to view the presentations online, credit certificate, continental breakfast, mid-morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, post-symposium reception and garage-only parking at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

If you are registering with a credit card, please register online at, then click on CME activities/Live Events. We cannot accept faxed or mailed registration forms with credit card information. To pay by check, complete the registration form and mail it in with your check. Please see the registration form for mailing information. Please note: mailed registrations can take up to 5-10 business days before they are received. All registrations will be confirmed by email as long as your registration is received no later than August 26, 2018.

Meeting Location and Parking:

The Mark E. Josephson Twenty Sixth Annual State-of-the-Art Arrhythmia Symposium will take place at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, 201 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA. The hotel’s main number is 215-928-1234. If you need overnight reservations, please call 1-800-233-1234.

The Hilton parking garage is located just past the hotel’s main entrance. The parking fee is included in your registration fee. Your parking in the Hilton garage will be validated at the registration desk on the day of the conference. For information on additional overnight accommodations or what to do or see while you’re in Philadelphia, please go to


In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit:

Physicians: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity is approved for 7.5 contact hours.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 7.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

In order to process refunds for course withdrawals, cancellations must be received in writing by August 26, 2018 (subject to a $15 service charge). No refunds will be issued thereafter.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will refund registration fees but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 7:15am - 6:00pm
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
201 South Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Grand Ballroom
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States
This live activity started on September 8th, 2018 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 7.50
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 7.50
  • nursing contact hours: 7.50
Activity Documents
Office of Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education
150 Anatomy/Chemistry Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6061
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In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.