Cardiology

12th International Symposium on Ventricular Arrhythmias: Pathophysiology & Therapy

Course details

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

For VT Symposium Questions Contact:

Carolyn Siwinski or Erica Zado

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Tel: 215-662-6005 | Fax: 215-662-2879
Website:
www.vtsymposium.com
Email: carolyn.siwinski@uphs.upenn.edu or
erica.zado@uphs.upenn.edu

Program Description: 

Brochure

 Hyatt at the Bellevue - Hotel Reservations

Program Overview:

The purpose of this educational activity is to provide a current review of new information on the basic pathophysiology of ventricular arrhythmias. It is also designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the various management strategies that are currently being developed for the management of ventricular arrhythmias in various disease states, including non-pharmacologic therapies such as an implantable device therapy and advances in catheter ablation techniques.


Target Audience:

This course has been developed to meet the educational needs of electrophysiologists, cardiologists and other physicians and associated professionals with an interest in the pathophysiology and management of ventricular arrhythmias.


Program Objectives:

1. Provide a review of new information on the basic pathophysiology of ventricular arrhythmias.
2. Provide an in-depth understanding of current management strategies used for the care of ventricular arrhythmias in various disease states, including non-pharmacological therapies such as implantable device and catheter ablation techniques.

At the conclusion of this symposium, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the science critical to the understanding and treatment of ventricular arrhythmias including:
    • Biophysics of ablation
    • Anatomic substrate for ventricular tachycardia (VT)
  • Review the current status and future role for implantable cardioverterdefibrillators (ICD) in the management of sudden cardiac death
  • Discuss the role of new techniques for VT substrate assessment including functional scar imaging, intra procedure MRI, and high density mapping
  • Describe risk stratification and treatment including VT ablation in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
  • Explain strategies to improve treatment outcome in patients with ventricular arrhythmias and structural heart disease including “bail out” strategies after failed catheter ablation
  • Review the current use/role of antiarrhythmic drug therapy for ventricular arrhythmias
  • Describe and manage complications of VT ablation
  • Identify techniques to improve ablation success for idiopathic arrhythmias including use of advanced imaging
  • Describe the status of ongoing multicenter VT-related trials and discuss which questions need to be answered by trials in the future

Registration Fees:

Prior to September 6, 2017 the early registration fees for the 12th International Symposium on Ventricular Arrhythmias: Pathophysiology & Therapy are $525 for physicians, $525 for industry employees and $275 for all other healthcare professionals, residents and fellows. On or after September 6, 2017 the registration fees for the 12th International Symposium on Ventricular Arrhythmias: Pathophysiology & Therapy are $600 for physicians, $600 for industry employees and $350 for all other healthcare professionals, residents and fellows. The registration fee includes tuition, a course booklet with access to presentations online, continental breakfasts, breaks and lunches. All registrations will be confirmed by email as long as your registration is received no later than September 29, 2017.


Meeting Location and Parking:

The 12th Annual International Symposium on Ventricular Arrhythmias: Pathophysiology & Therapy will take place at the Hyatt at the Bellevue, 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. The hotel’s main number is 215-893-1234. Please visit the Hyatt website at www.philadelphia.hyatt.bellevue.com for directions and additional information.

Overnight Options:

Hyatt at the Bellevue: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt at the Bellevue at a special group rate of $249 per night single/double occupancy. Taxes are 15.2% per room per night and are subject to change. We recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible since there are a limited number of rooms available. Please call the Bellevue at the Hyatt reservations directly at 215-893-1234 or 1-800-GO-HYATT. Identify yourself as a “Penn VT Symposium” participant. This limited room block is available until September 20, 2017 or until the block is full.

The Hyatt at the Bellevue Philadelphia offers valet services and a self-parking garage. Parking and associated fees are not included in the registration fee and will not be validated.

The Warwick at Rittenhouse Square:  Located at 220 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA (about 2 blocks away from the Hyatt).  A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the Warwick at Rittenhouse Square at a special group rate of $215 per night single/double occupancy. Taxes are 15.5% per room per night and are subject to change. We recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible since there are a limited number of rooms available. Please visit the Warwick reservations directly at http://www.warwickrittenhouse.com/ or call 215-735-6000. Use this code or identify yourself as a “12th Annual VT Symposium” participant. This limited room block is available until September 1, 2017 or until the block is full.

Club Quarters Hotel:  Located at 1628 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA (about 2 blocks away from the Hyatt).  A limited block of rooms has been reserved at Club Quarters at a special group rate of $157 per night single/double occupancy. Taxes are 15.5% per room per night and are subject to change. We recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible since there are a limited number of rooms available. Please visit Club Quarters reservations directly at memberservices@clubquarters.com or call 203-905-2100. Use this code or identify yourself as a “VT2017” participant. This limited room block is available until September 11, 2017 or until the block is full.

For information on additional overnight accommodations or what to do or see while you’re in Philadelphia, please go to www.gophila.com.


Accreditation:

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit:

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Cancellation and Refund Policy:

In order to process refunds for course withdrawals, cancellations must be received in writing by September 29, 2017 (subject to a service charge equivalent to 10% of the registration fee, but no less than $25.00). 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: 
Fri, 10/13/2017 - 6:45am - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 South Broad Street
Grand Ballroom
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
United States
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Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 18.25
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 18.25
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