Agenda

The Interpro AFib Forum commences upon the conclusion of the AF Symposium. Please select from the dates below to expand the agenda*.

*Presentations and faculty subject to change.

 
  • Saturday - January 26, 2019

    Time

    Title

    Speaker

    2:00 pm

    Welcome, Introductions, ARS Instructions

    Andrea Russo, MD, FHRS

    PART I. EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF AFIB: ARRHYTHMIA CONTROL
     (Andrea Russo, MD, Moderator)

    2:10 pm

    Epidemiology of AFib: Prevalence, Incidence and Risk Factors

    Christine Albert, MD, MPH

    2:20 pm

    Rate and Rhythm Control: Pharmacological Therapy

    Thomas Deering, MBA, MD, FHRS, CCDS

    2:30 pm

    Rhythm Control with Catheter Ablation: Who Should be Considered?

    Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, CCDS

    2:40 pm

    Prevention: Role of Risk Factor Reduction and Treatment of Non-Cardiovascular Diseases

    Thomas Deering, MBA, MD, FHRS, CCDS

    2:50 pm

    Case Presentation: Patient with New Onset AFib Presenting to ER

    Christopher Baugh, MD, MBA

    3:00 pm

    Interdisciplinary Roundtable Discussion, including Presentation to Answer Specific Questions

    3:20 pm

    Break

    PART II. THROMBOEMBOLIC RISK AND RISK REDUCTION
     (Christian Ruff, MD, Moderator)

    3:40 pm

    Thromboembolic Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction: Traditional CHA2DS2-VASc Scoring and Non-Traditional Risk Factors 

    Andrea Russo, MD, FHRS

    3:50 pm

    Anticoagulation Therapy: How to Select the Right Drug for the Right Patient

    Bob Giugliano, MD, MSci

    4:00 pm

    Management of Antithrombotic Therapy in AFib Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

    Christian Ruff, MD, MPH

    4:10 pm

    How to Prevent and Manage Anticoagulant-Related Bleeding in the Era of Specific Reversal Agents

    Jean Connors, MD

    4:20 pm

    Non-Pharmacological Risk Reduction: What is the Role of Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion?

    Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS

    4:30 pm

    Case Presentation: Patient with Bleeding on DOAC

    Christopher Baugh, MD, MBA

    4:40 pm

    Interdisciplinary Roundtable Discussion, including Presentation to Answer Specific Questions

    PART III. AFIB IN SPECIAL POPULATIONS
     (Andrea Russo, MD, Moderator)

    5:00 pm

    AFib in Patients with Renal Dysfunction

    Mintu Turakhia, MD, MS, FHRS

    5:10 pm

    The Role of the Pharmacist in the Treatment of AFib in Special Populations

    John Fanikos, R.Pharm, MBA

    5:20 pm

    AFib in the Elderly and Frail: Assessing Bleeding Risks

    Elaine Hylek, MD, MPH

    5:30 pm

    Case Presentation: Elderly Patient with Falls

    Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, CCDS

    5:40 pm

    Interdisciplinary Roundtable Discussion, including Presentation to Answer Specific Questions

    6:00 pm

    Adjourn for Day

    6:15 - 7:15 pm

    Reception

  • Sunday - January 27, 2019

    Time

    Title

    Speaker

    8:00 am

    Welcome

    Andrea Russo, MD, MPH

    PART IV. COMPLICATIONS OF AFIB (Christian Ruff, MD, Moderator)

    8:10 am

    Cryptogenic Stroke and Embolic Stroke of Unknown Source: Definitions and Approach to Treatment
    Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation: How Can the Arrhythmia Be Detected and What Does it Mean?

    Natalie Rost, MD, MPH

    8:20 am

    Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation: How Can the Arrhythmia Be Detected and What Does it Mean?

    Wendy Tzou, MD, FHRS

    8:30 am

    Tachycardia-induced Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure

    Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS

    8:40 am

    Quality of Life and Impact of Atrial Fibrillation

    Elaine Hylek, MD, MPH

    8:50 am

    Case Presentation: Patient Presents with Stroke and Found to Have AFib

    Christian Ruff, MD, MPH

    9:00 am

    Interdisciplinary Roundtable Discussion, including Presentation to Answer Specific Questions

    9:15 am

    Break

    PART V. SCREENING AND DIAGNOSIS OF AFIB (Andrea Russo, MD, Moderator)

    9:40 am

    Ambulatory Monitoring, Event Monitors and Mobile Telemetry: What is the Best Diagnostic Modality and Should We Be Routinely Screening High Risk Patients?

    Jodie Hurwitz, MD, FHRS

    9:50 am

    Implantable Monitors for AFib: Are They Helpful in Diagnosing and Managing AFib?

    Wendy Tzou, MD, FHRS

    10:00 am

    Wearable Mobile Device Technology: What are the Options and What Should We Do with the Information?

    Mintu Turakhia, MD, MS, FHRS

    10:10 am

    Case Presentation: Patient with AFib Detected by Monitoring

    Robin Leahy, BSN, RN, FHRS, CCDS

    10:20 am

    Interdisciplinary Roundtable Discussion, including Presentation to Answer Specific Questions

    PART VI. QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT IN AFIB (Christian Ruff, MD, Moderator)

    10:40 am

    What Are Performance Measures and How Do We Measure Performance in the Care of Patients with AFib?

    Jodie Hurwitz, MD, FHRS

    10:50 am

    How Do We Assess Quality and Improve Performance: The Role of Registries

    William Lewis, MD

    11:00 am

    The Role of the Interdisciplinary Team

    Stacy Poe, MS, MSN, ANP

    11:10 am

    The Role of the Patient and Shared Decision Making

    Mellanie True Hills

    11:20 am

    Beginning the Journey Towards Building an AFib Center of Excellence: The Role of HRS

    Andrea Russo, MD, MPH

    11:35 am

    Case Presentation: Performance Measures and Benchmarking Using GWTG-AFib Registry

    William Lewis, MD

    11:45 am

    Interdisciplinary Roundtable Discussion, including Presentation to Answer Specific Questions

    11:55 am

    Final Comments

    12:00 pm

    Adjournment

 
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