Courses & Conferences
for AFib Treatment


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treatment strategies and medical advances.


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Conferences
 




Courses & Conferences
for AFib Treatment


Let’s connect in real-time to discuss the latest
treatment strategies and medical advances.


Trainings

Conferences
Courses
Conferences






Courses & Conferences
for AFib Treatment


Let’s connect in real-time to discuss the latest
treatment strategies and medical advances.


Courses
Conferences
Trainings
Conferences



Maze Procedure Courses


Atricure, Inc., the sponsor of AFibSurgeons.org, provides training in all aspects of the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, including minimally-invasive procedures.  Depending on your personal goals, there are a variety of programs that provide an opportunity to establish and advance your AFib practice.

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Surgical Ablation Heart Surgical Class 1 A Surgical ablation uses radiofreqyency or cryo energy to ablate the heart and restore normal sinus rhythm

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These courses are for physicians interested in concomitant ablation and all aspects of the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.  From patient selection to the latest clinical evidence, these dynamic courses feature a variety of learning formats.  Watch this video with Dr. Ali Khoynezhad to learn what you can expect from a surgical ablation training course hosted by AtriCure.



You will be trained by experts in the field of AFib ablation.  Your trainers will provide tips on
becoming
an effective AFib surgeon and show you how to avoid pitfalls in different settings. 
At the end of the course, you’ll be able to discuss upcoming cases with a trainer to identify
the right strategy for your patients.

You will be trained by experts in the field of AFib ablation.  Your trainers will provide tips on
becoming
an effective AFib surgeon and show you how to avoid pitfalls in different settings. 
At the end of the course, you’ll be able to discuss upcoming cases with a trainer to identify
the right strategy for your patients.


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2020 Advanced Ablation Training Course Schedule

2020 Advanced Ablation
Training Course Schedule


The Advanced Ablation Training Courses are now endorsed by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
To see the upcoming dates and instructors for the 2020 Advanced Ablation Training Course,
please download the brochure below.

The Advanced Ablation Training Courses are now endorsed by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
To see the upcoming dates and instructors for the 2020 Advanced Ablation Training Course,
please download the brochure below.


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2020 Advanced Practice Provider Education

2020 Advanced Practice Provider Education


2020 Advanced Practice Provider Education ‘The Advanced Practice Provider in the Surgical Treatment of Afib’ is a program built on the fundamentals of the Cox Maze IV procedure and Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion. This peer-to-peer APP program focuses on the evidenced-based rationale, efficiency and efficacy of performing concomitant Maze IV surgery for persistent forms of atrial fibrillation. The class is designed to encourage attendee interaction and group discussion. Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, RN First Assistants, RN Coordinators and other HCP’s involved in the management and treatment of Afib patients are welcome to attend. Programs are delivered on a regional basis throughout the year.

2020 Advanced Practice Provider Education ‘The Advanced Practice Provider in the Surgical Treatment of Afib’ is a program built on the fundamentals of the Cox Maze IV procedure and Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion. This peer-to-peer APP program focuses on the evidenced-based rationale, efficiency and efficacy of performing concomitant Maze IV surgery for persistent forms of atrial fibrillation. The class is designed to encourage attendee interaction and group discussion. Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, RN First Assistants, RN Coordinators and other HCP’s involved in the management and treatment of Afib patients are welcome to attend. Programs are delivered on a regional basis throughout the year.


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Objectives include:

  • Review the pathophysiology and demographics of atrial fibrillation
  • Explore risk factor management for secondary prevention of atrial fibrillation
  • Understand the relevant anatomy in performing concomitant ablation
  • Review STS and AHA Guidelines supporting surgical ablation and left atrial appendage management
  • Identify patients who could benefit from ablation surgery
  • Discuss the rationale and indications for the Maze IV lesion set and left atrial appendage management
  • Review alternate surgical approaches, energy sources and lesion sets associated with surgical treatment
  • List pre and postoperative care considerations for concomitant treatment
  • Understand the benefits of surgeon/electrophysiologist collaboration in identifying, treating, and performing rhythm study follow-up on the Afib patient
  • Describe the fundamental components required to build an integrated Afib program

Objectives include:

  • Review the pathophysiology and demographics of atrial fibrillation
  • Explore risk factor management for secondary prevention of atrial fibrillation
  • Understand the relevant anatomy in performing concomitant ablation
  • Review STS and AHA Guidelines supporting surgical ablation and left atrial appendage management
  • Identify patients who could benefit from ablation surgery
  • Discuss the rationale and indications for the Maze IV lesion set and left atrial appendage management
  • Review alternate surgical approaches, energy sources and lesion sets associated with surgical treatment
  • List pre and postoperative care considerations for concomitant treatment
  • Understand the benefits of surgeon/electrophysiologist collaboration in identifying, treating, and performing rhythm study follow-up on the Afib patient
  • Describe the fundamental components required to build an integrated Afib program

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Conferences

Conferences

Conferences


Opportunities to continue your education and expand your treatment strategies
are happening all the time around the world. Please find below upcoming AFib
conferences you might enjoy.

Opportunities to continue your education and expand your treatment strategies 
are happening all the time around the world. Please find below upcoming
conferences with an AFib emphasis that you might enjoy.


AF Symposium 2020

This intensive 3-day symposium brings together the world’s leading 
medical scientists to share, in a highly interactive environment
the most recent advances in the field of atrial fibrillation.  
The AF Symposium is held January 23 to January 25, 
2020, Washington, D.C.

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is holding its 56th annual meeting
and exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana from January 25th
to January 28th, 2020. The program includes lectures, abstracts
and exhibitions from international leaders.

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This accredited activity offers concentrated clinical and practice development
discussions by a panel of expert faculty, who will share their perspectives on
best practices to overcome barriers to combat the undertreatment of AFib,
as well as strategies to successfully develop and maintain a thriving AFib
practice. The event takes place on Monday, January 27, 2020, from
6pm-8pm at Arnaud's Restaurant, 813 Rue Bienville (Bienville Street),
Count’s Room, New Orleans, LA 70112.

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ISLAA 2020

ISLAA is a multi-specialty Cardiovascular educational symposium in
North America on the frontier science of left atrial appendage. This topic
is of tremendous interest in the practice of cardiovascular care.
From February 7-8, 2020, ISLAA will offer very informative presentations on the
anatomy, physiology and pathological aspects of the left atrial appendage along
with old and new therapeutic strategies of stroke prophylaxis including
cardiac devices for LAA exclusion.

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The 2020 AATS 100th annual meeting brings together many skilled surgeons 
from all over the world. The faculty includes over 70 international leaders 
in the field, and the program features over 200 invited or submitted 
lectures, abstracts, and video presentations.  The 100th annual 
meeting takes place in New York, New York from April 25-28, 2020.

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Heart Rhythm Society provides premier education courses 
related to cardiac electrophysiology for both physicians and allied 
professionals. The Society's certified professional education courses 
awarding CME/CE credits are known for their comprehensive content 
and internationally-recognized faculty members. Heart Rhythm 2020 
will take place May 6-9 in San Diego, California.

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CAST-AF has attracted an international community of leading
interventional electrophysiologists and cardiac arrhythmia surgeons,
to present the contemporary and most advanced techniques for both
the catheter and surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. In addition, current
recommendations for the management of the left atrial appendage will
be presented and debated and the results of new LAA occlusion devices will be
discussed. The conference will take place virtually on August 22nd, 2020.

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Heart Valve Summit

The American College of Cardiology and the American Association for Thoracic
Surgery are partnering for Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical and
Interventional Decision Making, taking place in 2020.
Join colleagues and renowned experts as they analyze
current successes and controversies and provide insight
into future possibilities in valvular heart disease care.

Learn more.

Page last updated: August 5, 2020