Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Prague, Czech Republic
in association with Homolka Hospital, Prague
under the auspices of the Czech Society of Cardiology and
its Working Group on Arrhythmias and Cardiac Pacing
The workshop is co-organized together with the "Modern Treatment of Arrhythmias Endowment Fund"
We wish to thank to our sponsors:
I would like to invite you to jubilee 15th International Prague Workshop on Catheter Ablation with Live Demonstrations. Although it is difficult to believe, already 15 years have passed since our first practical sessions on catheter ablation. During this period, many operators visited Prague and many different ablation strategies have been demonstrated. We feel that this effort has resulted in better knowledge of the topic by many participants. Last but not least, we believe that Prague Workshops contributed to networking among electrophysiologists from different countries and initiated many true friendships. All these achievements are in the lines with our main mission: to improve knowledge in the field of catheter ablation, especially in the Central and Eastern Europe.
For this 15th edition we have prepared a series of educational review lectures on different aspects of catheter ablation. The faculty consists of the distinguished experts in the field.
Less experienced of us could benefit from tutorial on catheter ablation of conventional substrates such as accessory pathways. However, we all will certainly enjoy watching different strategies of ablation of ventricular tachycardias, atrial fibrillation or atrial tachycardias. We also look forward to see some novel technologies, including novel catheter navigation system, remote navigation systems and/or laser balloon catheter.
Traditionally, the scientific programme is followed by a reception that will take place in a special area of the city of Prague.
We hope that you will find the workshop interesting and look forward to meeting you in Prague.
Professor Josef Kautzner, MD, PhD, FESC
Head, Department of Cardiology, IKEM
Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague
Mattias Duytschaever, Bruges, Belgium
Natasja MS de Groot, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Robert Hatala, Bratislava, Slovakia
Mark La Meir, Brussels, Belgium and Maastricht, The Netherlands
Francis E Marchlinski, Philadelphia, USA
Hiroshi Nakagawa, Oklahoma City, USA
Douglas L Packer, Rochester, USA
Christopher Piorkowski, Leipzig, Germany
Anders K Pedersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Helmut Purerfellner, Linz, Austria
Boris Schmidt, Frankfurt, Germany
Vivek Y Reddy, New York, USA
Rene Tavernier, Bruges, Belgium
Yan Yao, Beijing, China
Homolka HospitalPetr Neužil
Congress Centre IKEM, Vídeňská 1958/9, 140 21 Prague 4, Czech Republic
CCL- CONFERENCE CZECHOSLOVAKIA LTD.
(Ms Hana Hudecová)
Na zástřelu 11/108
169 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic
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Fax: + 420 220 516 834
Sunday, March 18, 2012
|09:30-09:45|| Welcome address
J Kautzner, Prague
|09:45-10:15|| Review of Cases from 2011
D Grieco, Prague
|10:15-11:30|| Catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias: more than two decades of development
Chairs: J Kautzner (Prague), R Hatala (Bratislava)
|10:15-10:40|| From catheter ablation of accessory pathways to atrial fibrillation
R Hatala, Bratislava
|10:40-11:05|| The advent of imaging has changed electrophysiology
P Peichl, Prague
|11:05-11:30|| Irrigated tip technology has revolutionarized catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias
H Nakagawa, Oklahoma City
|12:00-13:00|| Live demonstrations
Chairs: R Čihák (Prague), H Nakagawa (Oklahoma City)
Catheter ablation of the left sided accessory pathway using a transseptal approach
(R Hatala, D Wichterle)
Catheter ablation of the left sided accessory pathway using a retrograde approach
(J Kautzner, B Aldhoon)
|13:00-14:30|| Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardias
Chairs: J Bytešník (Prague), F Marchlinski (Philadelphia)
|13:00-13:30|| Idiopathic ventricular tachycardias: the spectrum gets broader and broader
D Packer, Rochester
|13:30-14:00|| What we have learned ablating ventricular tachycardias in structural heart disease?
F Marchlinski, Philadelphia
|14:00-14:30|| The role of non-contact mapping in ablation of ventricular tachycardias
Y Yao, Beijing
|15:30-17:30|| Live demonstrations
Chairs: P Neuzil (Prague), V Reddy (New York)
Catheter ablation of VT after myocardial infarction
(F Marchlinski, J Kautzner)
Catheter ablation of idiopathic VT from outflow tract
(D Packer, P Peichl)
|18:00-19:15|| Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and other atrial arrhythmias I
Chairs: D Wichterle (Prague), H Purerfelner (Linz)
|18:00-18:25|| Mapping during atrial fibrillation: insights for catheter ablation
N de Groot, Rotterdam
|18:25-18:50|| The role of ganglionated plexi in atrial fibrillation
H Nakagawa, Oklahoma City
|18:50-19:15|| CFAE menu alias how to perform a good "DECAF"
M Duytschaever, Bruges
Monday, March 19, 2012
|08:30-09:00|| Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and other atrial arrhythmias II
Chairs: R Čihák (Prague), Ch Piorkowski (Leipzig)
|08:30-09:00|| New technologies for ablation of atrial fibrillation
V Reddy, New York
|09:00-09:25|| New concepts of intracardiac catheter navigation|
Ch Piorkowski, Leipzig
|09:25-09:50|| Follow up strategies after ablation of atrial fibrillation
H Purerfelner, Linz
|10:10-13:00|| Live demonstrations
Chairs: J Kautzner (Prague), H Nakagawa (Oklahoma City)
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using novel navigation system support (C Piorkowski, P Peichl)
Catheter ablation of atrial tachycardia after correction for congenital heart disease
(V Reddy, P Neuzil)
Catheter ablation of atrial tachycardia after previous ablation of atrial fibrillation
(M Duytschaever, R Tavernier, D Wichterle)
|14:00-15:20|| Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and other atrial arrhythmias III
Chairs: J Bytešník (Prague), N de Groot (Rotterdam)
|14:00-14:30|| What is the future of hybrid procedures in ablation of atrial fibrillation?
M La Meir, Brussels and Maastricht
|14:30-14:55||Magnetic navigation in ablation of atrial fibrillation and other atrial arrhythmias
AK Pedersen, Copenhagen
|14:55-15:20|| The role of remote navigation in ablation of atrial flutter and other atrial tachycardias
N de Groot, Rotterdam
|15:40-19:00|| Live demonstrations
Chairs: D Wichterle (Prague), M Duytchaever (Ghent)
Epicardial catheter ablation for inappropriate sinus tachycardia
(V Reddy, P Neuzil)
Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia using a non-contact mapping
(Y Yao, J Kautzner, P Peichl)
| Case 10
Catheter ablation of postincisional atrial tachycardia using magnetic navigation
(A Pedersen, J Skoda, J Petru)
|19:15||Departure for a social event|
|19:30|| Get-together party at the National Technical Museum
Kostelní 42, 170 78 Prague 7
with the possibility of visiting museum collections
|Return transfers to all official Workshop hotels at 22:30, 23:00 and 23:30|
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and other atrial arrhythmias IV
Chairs: R Čihák (Prague), B Aldhoon (Prague)
|08:30-09:00|| Can laser balloon change the outcome of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation?
B Schmidt, Frankfurt
|09:00-09:30|| Electromechanic navigation in ablation of atrial fibrillation
J Kautzner, Prague
|09:45-12:45|| Live demonstrations
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using laser balloon
(B Schmidt, D Wichterle)
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using electromechanic remote navigation
(J Kautzner, P Peichl)
J Kautzner, Prague
Registration can be made either via the electronic registration form placed on the workshop website or by submitting the attached registration form by e-mail or fax. Full payment of the registration fee as well as accommodation is requested.
Registration form for printing: REGFORM2012.pdf
Members of the Czech Society of Cardiology and Czech Nursing Association:
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
The hotel is situated in a very quiet environment, all rooms offer guests enough calm for quality rest and relaxation. In its premises you can find 4 restaurants, one of them with the open terrace, and an internet café. The hotel facilities offer a large space for relaxation and sport such as tennis, table tennis, bowling, squash, fitness centre, aerobic studio, sauna, solarium or massage.
Access from the city centre: underground station Chodov (line C), from here bus No. 115 that stops directly in front of the hotel. The journey from Chodov to hotel lasts app. 5 minutes.
Connection to the Workshop venue: by bus No. 115 to Chodov underground station, from Chodov to Budejovicka underground station and from here by bus No. 193 to the stop IKEM.
single room - 58 EUR
one bed in double room - 42 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.
Access from the city centre: underground station Budejovicka (line C), then 6 minutes walk.
Connection to the Workshop venue: from Budejovicka metro station by bus No. 193 the stop IKEM.
Workshop rates:single room - 75 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.
Access from the city centre: from underground station Kacerov (line C) by bus No. 114 to the stop IKEM or from Budejovicka underground station (line C) by bus No. 193.
Connection to the Workshop venue: accross the street
single room - 62 EUR
one bed in double room - 37 EUR
PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION CONDITIONS
90 % refundable for cancellations received by March 2, 2012 (10 % charged as the administration fee) no refund for cancellations received after March 2, 2012
ACCOMMODATION:cancellation by February 17, 2012 - full refund
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