11th Prague Workshop on Catheter Ablation
with Live Demonstrations
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to 11th international Prague workshop on catheter ablation with live demonstrations. This year, the main theme is "Conventional and high-tech approaches". In other words, our intention was to create scientific programme that would serve both as a tutorial of conventional electrophysiology and as a demonstration of several sophisticated novel technologies such as magnetic or robotic navigation and/or a special toolkit for ablation of atrial fibrillation.
meeting will start with a review of theoretical background necessary for catheter ablation. The main intention is to provide novices or less experienced electrophysiologists with condensed information that they may need to perform catheter ablations. However, even advanced operators may find it of interest as the review will discuss anatomy, ECG diagnostics and the use of sophisticated mapping or imaging.
the first time, there will be live transmissions from another major electrophysiology centre in Prague - Homolka Hospital. This will allow (together with higher capacity of our centre) to run parallel live cases and switch between them as needed. We believe that the new scheme will prove to be more attractive and will enable us to demonstrate more cases. Altogether, we prepared seven live cases that will be traditionally accompanied by review lectures.
in previous years, interesting case reports or the results of your studies will be presented.
As usually, the scientific programme will be followed by a reception that will take place in a special place on Vltava river.
We hope that you will find the workshop interesting and look forward to meeting you in Prague.
Professor Josef Kautzner, MD, PhD, FESC
The workshop has been designed to review basic principles important for electrophysiologists such as anatomy, electrophysiologic study, ECG analysis, imaging, etc. As a part of this tutorial, practical aspects of conventional catheter ablation (e.g. atrial flutter, AV nodal reentry, and/or accessory pathways) will be discussed and demonstrated. The other part of the workshop will be focused on sophisticated techniques for ablation of atrial fibrillation such as stereotactic magnetic navigation, robotic navigation, etc.
After completion of the workshop, the participants should:
Professor Josef Kautzner, MD, PhD
David J. Callans, Philadelphia, USA
LOCAL FACULTYJan Bytešník
Congress Centre IKEM, Vídeňská 1958/9, 140 21 Prague 4, Czech Republic
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM FOR PRAGUE WORKSHOP 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The workshop is organized with a substantial financial contribution from the "Modern Treatment of Arrhythmias Endowment Fund"
The organizing committee is very grateful for financial assistance of many supporters that made the Prague Workshop possible.
We wish to thank especially to our general sponsor:
We also wish to thank to our main sponsor:
Finally, we appreciate financial contribution of the following sponsors:
Registration can be made either via the electronic registration form placed on the workshop website or by submitting the attached registration form by fax or post. Full payment of the registration fee as well as accommodation is requested.
up to February 15, 2008 200 EUR
Czech Society of Cardiology members:
Please note that number of participants is limited by the capacity of the auditorium. Registrations will be accepted on first come - first served basis.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
February 15, 2008
Please send your abstract by e-mail to workshop secretariat.
ACCOMMODATION FOR DELEGATES
Room allotment in following hotels has been booked for workshop participants. Rooms will be allocated according to your request in the registration form on first come first serve basis. Please note that the prepayment is required to quarantee your room reservation. Rates are quoted including breakfast and VAT.
TOP Hotel * * * *
Blazimska 1781/4, 149 00 Praha 4
single room - 97 EUR
Vladar Hotel * * * *
Na Dvorcich 1781/4, 140 00 Praha 4
A small family hotel in the quiet settings, 6 minutes walk from the nearest underground station. The unconventional room equipment in the art nouveau style will make you feel like home. Local restaurant is focused on traditional Bohemian dishes but you can also find delicious meals of the international cuisine. Rooms are equipped with bath and WC, safe, minibar, satellite TV, direct dial phone.
single room - 89 EUR
Emmy Rezidence * * *K Zelene Louce 2a , 140 00 Praha 4
Emmy Rezidence is a new, luxuriously appointed three star hotel whose architectural design and services meet today´s global qualitative trends. The hotel is located in a a close vicinity of IKEM, with a quick and easy access to the city centre. All rooms are spacious and quiet, equipped with electronic security system, minibar, TV with satellite reception, direct dial telephone with the option of PC connection, bathroom and WC. Hotel restaurant offers a wide selection of international and Czech dishes.
Workshop rates:single room - 62 EUR one bed in double room - 37 EUR
ILF Hotel * * *
Budejovicka 15/743, 140 00 Praha 4
Hotel offers accommodation for more than 300 guests and is situated on the metro line C - Budejovicka station. This hotel is frequently used for accommodation of participants to the professional medical seminars. All rooms are equipped with bathroom and WC, TV with satellite and direct dial telephone. Hotel restaurant offers a wide choice of international dishes. The library specialized in medical literature and a few PCs with internet connection are very useful amenities for hotel guests.
single room - 50 EUR
PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION CONDITIONS
90 % refundable for cancellations received by February 15, 2008 (10 % charged as the administration fee) no refund for cancellations received after February 15, 2008
cancellation by February 11, 2008 - full refund
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