Programme

Day 1 - Tuesday 5th November

08:15 - 08:55 Registration
08:55 - 09:20 Opening Remarks Riccardo Cappato & Wyn Davies
09:00 – 10:40 WHAT IS NEW IN OUR UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGEMENT OF AF?
Chairs: Riccardo Cappato & Wyn Davies
09:00 – 09:20 Pathophysiology Maurits Allessie
09:20 – 09:40 Antiarrhythmic Drugs Irina Savelieva
09:40 – 10:00 Catheter Ablation Mark O'Neill
10:00 – 10:20 Evolving Anticoagulation Practice
Andrea Natale
10:20 – 10:40 Discussion All speakers
10:40 – 11:00 Refreshments and visit the Exhibition
11:00 – 12:40 DEVELOPMENTS IN STROKE PREVENTION
Chairs: Andrea Natale and Irina Savelieva
11:00 – 11:20 Immediate anticoagulation after ischaemic stroke David Werring
11:00 – 11:20 The impact of the pattern of AF on stroke risk & mortality Ginaluca Botto
11:40 – 12:00 NOACs with co-morbid conditions: coronary disease, dialysis & cirrhosis Riccardo Cappato
12:00 – 12:20 Peri-ablation management of DOACs Andrea Natale
12:20 – 12:40 Discussion All speakers
12:40 – 13:30 Lunch and visit the Exhibition
13:30 – 15:10 DEVELOPMENTS IN STROKE PREVENTION
Chairs: Pier Lambiase & TBC
13:30 – 13:50 LAA occlusion. How and when? Thorsten Lewalter
13:50 – 14:10 Can anticoagulation be stopped after AF ablation? Dipen Shah
14:10 – 14:30 Should symptoms influence the anticoagulation strategy? Mark O'Neill
14:30 – 15:00 Discussion All speakers
15:00 – 15:30 Refreshments and visit the Exhibition
15:40 – 17:20 ANTIARRHYTHMIC STRATEGIES FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN 2019
Chairs: Doug Packer & Mark O'Neill
15:40: - 16:00 Early or delayed cardioversion in recent - onset Atrial Fibrillation Harry Crijns
16:00 – 16:20 Catheter ablation as first line therapy for AF Andrea Natale
16:20 – 16:40 Twenty Years of AF ablation, the good, the bad & the ugly Edward Rowland
16:40 – 17:00 Discussion All speakers
17:00 Close

Day 2 - Wednesday 6th November

08:00 – 10:00 ADVANCES IN MAPPING OF AF
Chairs: David Haines & Karl-Heinz Kick
08:00 – 08:15 What can Ripple Mapping deliver? Prapa Kanagaratnam
08:15 – 08:30 Rhythmia Boon LIm 
08:30 – 08:45 STAR Mapping Richard Schilling
08:45 – 09:00 NavX Ian Mann
09:00 – 09:15 Acutus Tom Wong
09:15 – 09:30 CardioInsight Norman Qureshi
09:45 – 10:00 Discussion All speakers
10:00 – 10:30 Refreshments and visit the Exhibition
10:30 – 12:00 ENERGY SOURCES FOR AF ABLATION
Chairs: Doug Packer & Prapa Kanagaratnam
10:30 – 10:50 Persistent AF: a new challenge for the cryoballoon? Karl-Heinz Kuck
10:50 – 11:10 Electroporation: will it replace RF? David Haines
11:10 – 11:30 Laser Balloon III: will this be the breakthrough? Boris Schmidt
11:30 – 11:50 Efficacy & Safety of RF ablation in 2019 David Wilber
11:50 – 12:00 Discussion All speakers
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch, visit the Exhibition and Poster Viewing
13:00 – 14:20 MESSAGES FROM MULTI-CENTRE STUDIES
Chairs: David Wilber & Karl-Heinz Kuck
13:00 – 13:20 CABANA: its impact on the role of catheter ablation Doug Packer
13:20 – 13:30 My take on CABANA Wyn Davies
13:30 – 13:50 Castle AF: should everyone with AF & heart failure be ablated? Johannes Brachman
13:50 – 14:00 My take on Castle AF Dipen Shah
14:00 – 14:20 Discussion All speakers
14:20 – 15:50 PROGRESS WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND APPROACHES FOR AF ABLATION
Chairs: Riccardo Cappato & Wyn Davies
14:20 – 14:40 LAA isolation: should it be performed & with or without LAA occlusion? Karl-Heinz Kuck
14:40 – 15:00 RF balloons: advantages & limitations? Richard Schilling
15:00 – 15:20 The future of posterior wall isolation David Wilber
15:20 – 15:40 Persistent Atrial Fibrillation - seeking the charge sources of the cardiac electrical field.  Andrew Grace
15:40 – 15:50 Closing remarks Riccardo Cappato & Wyn Davies
15:50 Close of meeting