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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

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Stanford Biodesign New Arrhythmia Technologies Retreat



Tuesday May 9, 2017

Embassy Suites

Chicago, IL


Where Can you Hear About the New Advances in Arrhythmias From 50 Expert Faculty?


Program Course Overview


Stanford Biodesign New Arrhythmia Technologies Retreat will highlight in a single day the latest and emerging technologies in arrhythmia therapy.  The Retreat is designed to serve as an expert forum of 50 key thought leaders and innovators to share their ideas about new and emerging technologies in arrhythmia management and diagnosis. Physicians and scientists will be asked to give brief talks about the emerging developments in their field, the key needs in cardiac arrhythmias in their area of expertise, and the likely solutions in the next 5 years.   A speed-dating format will be used to highlight start-up companies in the field.  Start-up innovators will be given the opportunity to speak about the start-up and medical device innovation process.

Course Directors:


Paul J. Wang, MD,

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Bioengineering

(by courtesy)

Sanjiv Narayan, MD, PhD,

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine


 List of Faculty and Moderators:

  • Amin Al-Ahmad, MD
  • Andrea Natale, MD
  • Andrea Russo, MD
  • Anson M. Lee, MD
  • Atul Verma, MD
  • Bruce L. Wilkoff, MD
  • Christine Albert, MD, MPH
  • David Callans, MD
  • David Camarillo, PhD
  • David Haines, MD
  • David Van Wagoner, PhD
  • David Wilber, MD
  • Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy, MD
  • Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD
  • Eric Wissner, MD
  • Eugene Kholmovski, PhD
  • Fred Kusomoto, MD
  • Glenn I. Fishman, MD
  • Gregory Michaud, MD
  • Hari Tandri, MD
  • Heather Ross, DNP, PhD
  • Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD, PhD
  • Hugh Calkins, MD
  • Igor Efimov, PhD
  • J. Kevin Donahue, MD
  • Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, DPhil
  • Jared Bunch, MD
  • Jodie Hurwitz, MD
  • John D. Hummel, MD
  • Jose Jalife, MD
  • Julie Shea, NP
  • Kalynan Shivkumar, MD, PhD
  • Laurent Giovangrandi, PhD
  • Lior Gepstein, MD, PhD
  • Marco Perez, MD
  • Marc Estes, MD
  • Mark La Meir, MD, PhD
  • Mark Link, MD
  • Mauricio I. Scanavacca, MD, PhD
  • Michael Ezekowitz, MD, PhD
  • Miguel Valderrabano, MD  
  • Mintu Turakhia, MD, MAS
  • Mohan Viswanathan, MD
  • Moussa Mansour, MD
  • Natalia Trayanova, PhD
  • Nicholas Peters, MD, PhD
  • Niraj Varma, MD
  • Omer Berenfeld, PhD
  • Oscar Abilez, MD, PhD
  • Paul C Zei, MD, PhD 
  • Peng-Sheng Chen, MD
  • Peter Kowey, MD
  • Philipp Sommer, MD
  • Phillip S. Cuculich, MD
  • Pierre Jais, MD
  • Quan Fang, MD
  • Rahul Doshi, MD
  • Ralph Damiano, MD
  • Riccardo Cappato, MD
  • Ronald Berger, MD, PhD
  • Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD
  • Samir Saba, MD
  • Shephal Doshi, MD 
  • Shih-Ann Chen, MD
  • Steven A. Lubitz, MD
  • Steven Markowitz, MD
  • Sumeet Chugh, MD
  • Todd Cohen, MD
  • Uday Kumar, MD
  • Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD
  • Vadim Fedorov, PhD
  • Vivek Reddy, MD 
  • Wilber Su, MD
  • William Sauer, MD
  • William Stevenson, MD 

Tentative Program Schedule                      

                                            (subject to change)

7:30 Breakfast 

7:50 Introduction to the Retreat   Paul Wang, MD, Sanjiv Narayan, MD PhD


Arrhythmia Mechanisms, Biological Therapy, and Pharmacological Therapy

Moderator: Glenn Fishman, MD

8:00 Mechanisms of Ventricular Fibrillation – Jose Jalife, MD

8:06 Purkinje Cells and Arrhythmia Mechanisms-Glenn I. Fishman, MD

8:12 Biologic Markers and SCD- Christine Albert, MD, MPH

8:18 Genetics of Atrial Fibrillation – Steven A. Lubitz, MD

8:24 Myocardial Architecture And Electrogram Morphology - Nicholas Peters, MD, PhD

8:30 Modeling Arrhythmias: An update – Natalia Trayanova, PhD 

8:36 Gene Therapy for Arrhythmia Control -   J. Kevin Donahue, MD

8:42 Optogenetics: Basic Principles - Oscar Abilez, MD, PhD

8:48 Optogenetics for Treating Cardiac Arrhythmias - Lior Gepstein, MD, PhD

8:54 Paradigms for the Ablation of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation- Atul Verma, MD

9:00 Clinical genetic testing in very early onset AF – Marco Perez, MD

9:06 Sudden Death in Athletes – Mark Link, MD

9:12 Sudden Death in ARVD – Hari Tandri, MD

9:18 New Lead Designs– Andrea Russo, MD

9:24 Pacing, Neuromodulation, and Sensors for Heart Failure– Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, DPhil

9:30 What the Device of the Future Should Look Like - Fred Kusomoto, MD

9:36 Clinical Risk Score for Sudden Cardiac Death Beyond the Ejection Fraction - Sumeet Chugh, MD          

9:42 The Future of Academic Electrophysiology - Rahul Doshi, MD

9:48 What We Should Know: Priorities for Future Clinical Investigation - David Callans, MD

9:52 Training the Future Electrophysiologist - Jodie Hurwitz, MD

10:00 Identifying Better Endpoints for Ablation Trials - Heather Ross, DNP, PhD

10:06 The Device Clinic of the Future - Julie Shea, NP

10:12 Atrial Fibrillation and Cognitive Impairment - Jared Bunch, MD

10:18 Discussion

10:36 Break


Device Therapy                                                         

Moderators: Niraj Varma, MD          

10:51 Advances in AED and Wearable Defibrillators – Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD

10:57 Advances in ICDs – SamirSaba, MD

11:03 Antiarrhythmic Therapy – Peter Kowey, MD

11:09 First in Man Low Energy MultiStage AFib Therapy – Igor Efimov, PhD

11:15 Electrical Modulation – Laurent Giovangrandi, PhD

11:21 CIED Management of the Future: Bruce L. Wilkoff, MD

11:27 Important Clinical Trial Results in 2016-2017 in Arrhythmia Therapy-

Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy, MD

11:33 Developing an EP Clinical Trial Network – Mintu Turakhia, MD, MAS

11:45 Discussion

12:00 Lunch


12:20 Anatomy of a Start-Up: Panel Discussion Uday Kumar, MD; Paul J. Wang, MD and Others       


Clinical Trials, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Advances in Mapping and Imaging

Moderator: Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, Mark Estes, MD

1:00 Intramural ablation for ventricular tachycardia– William Stevenson, MD

1:06 Ablation Strategies for Ventricular Tachycardia- Miguel Valderrabano, MD  

1:12 Epicardial Ablation of Arrhythmias – Mauricio I. Scanavacca, MD, PhD

1:18 Advances in Mapping Systems – Moussa Mansour, MD

1:24 Autonomics in Ventricular Arrhythmias – Peng-Sheng Chen, MD

1:30 Autonomics and Arrhythmogenesis- Kalynan Shivkumar, MD, PhD

1:36 Advances in Imaging for Ablation – Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD

1:42 Discussion


1:56 Speed Dating and New Concepts.

 Moderator: Todd Cohen, MD


Mechanisms, Substrate, and Risk Modification of Atrial Arrhythmias

Moderator: David Wilber, MD

2:20   Mechanism of Atrial Fibrillation- Omer Berenfeld, PhD

2:26   Oxidative Stress in Atrial Fibrillation- David Van Wagoner, PhD

2:32   Epicardial Fat, Atrial Fibrosis and Atrial Fibrillation- David Wilber, MD

2:38   Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Devices – Shephal Doshi, MD 

2:44   Antithrombotic Therapy - Michael Ezekowitz, MD, PhD

2:50   Atrial tachycardia and Atrial fibrillation - mechanistic interface?  - Steven Markowitz, MD

2:56  Lessons Learned from Clinical Trials and Registries of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation – Riccardo     Cappato, MD

3:02  Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation - Hugh Calkins, MD

3:08 Discussion

3:25  Break


3:40   Speed Dating and New Concepts

Moderator: Ronald Berger, MD, PhD


Advances in Mapping and Ablation (Part I)

Moderators:  Amin Al-Ahmad, MD, Quan Fang, MD

4:10 New Insights into Mapping Arrhythmias- Sanjiv Narayan, MD, PhD

4:16 Atrial substrate property and non-PV triggers in catheter ablation of AF– Shih-Ann Chen, MD

4:22 Advances in Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation - Pierre Jais, MD

4:28 Novel Imaging of Substrate in Atrial Fibrillation- Eugene Kholmovski, PhD

4:34   Outcomes and Future Clinical Trials in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation – Andrea Natale, MD

4:40   Novel AF ablation approaches - John D. Hummel, MD

4:46   Contact Force Catheter: Prediction of RF lesion size using Force-Power-Time Index: Pre-Clinical and Clinical Results – Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD, PhD

4:52   Optimal approach to redo AF ablation- Philipp Sommer, MD

4:58   Facilitated RF Ablation - William Sauer, MD

5:06   Optimizing RF Ablation – Gregory Michaud, MD

5:12   Break


Advances in Mapping and Ablation (Part II)

Moderators: Jared Bunch, MD, David Haines, MD

5:22   Optical Mapping of Human Atrial Fibrillation – Implications for Therapy – Vadim Fedorov, PhD

5:28   EP-guided Noninvasive Cardiac Radioablation (ENCORE) - Phillip S. Cuculich, MD

5:34   Noninvasive Ablation – Paul C Zei, MD, PhD 

5:40   Ablation in Patients with Adult Congenital Heart Disease – Mohan Viswanathan, MD

5:46  Laser and Ultrasound Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation - Vivek Reddy, MD 

5:52  Balloon Cryoablation of Atrial Fibrillation –Wilber Su, MD

5:58 Model-less Robotic Control for Catheter Ablation - David Camarillo, PhD

6:04 Hybrid Surgical-Catheter Ablation – Mark La Meir, MD, PhD

6:10 Tools for Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Lessons from the Experimental Lab –

Anson M. Lee, MD

6:16 New Developments in Surgical Ablation – Ralph Damiano, MD

6:22 Discussion

6:42 Adjourn Reception

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

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