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 sponsors:
Finally, we appreciate financial contribution of the following sponsors:
Welcome to the jubilee 10th international Prague workshop on catheter ablation with live demonstrations. Although it seems unbeliveable, 10 years have elapsed since the very first meeting of this kind. Advocated initially as educational symposium for Czech physicians, it has gradually transformed into very special international meeting of physicians interested in catheter ablations. During the years passing, we met physicians from different countries. Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Finland, Russia belong traditionally to countries with the highest participation rate. However, we even hosted participants from countries such as Australia or Egypt. In oder to commemorate this history, we plan to review briefly all previous live cases and their long-term outcome.
Reflecting recent development in the field of catheter ablations, the exclusive topic of this meeting is atrial fibrillation. There will be a review of pharmacological treatment of this arrhythmia and debate about its future role in comparison with catheter ablation.
Four live cases of ablation of atrial fibrillation will be traditionally accompanied by review lectures. These cases should represent most frequently used ablation strategies in this arrhythmia. CARTO-based approach of circumferential ablation reproducing the technique of C Pappone will be demonstrated first. The second strategy will be ICE-guided pulmonary antrum isolation as advocated by the Cleveland group, supported by robotic navigation system (Hansen Medical) and NAVx mapping system. The third case will illustrate the role of sophisticated image integration (CARTO-MERGE) in ablation of atrial fibrillation. The last case will deal with a strategy of ablation of chronic atrial fibrillation.
As in previous years, company-sponsored lectures on technical advances in mapping and/or catheter ablation.and interesting case reports or the results of your studies will be presented throughout the programme of the workshop.
As usually, the scientific programme will be followed by a reception that will take place in a special place close to the historical Prague Castle.
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
Professor Josef Kautzner, MD, PhD
Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague
Alessandro Capucci, Piacenza, Italy
Gerhard Hindricks, Leipzig, Germany
Thorsten Lewalter, Bonn, Germany
Gregory Y Lip, Birmingham, UK
Andrea Natale, Cleveland, USA
Anders Kirstein Pedersen, Aarhus, Denmark
Eugeny A Pokushalov, Novosibirsk, Russia
Vivek Y. Reddy, USA
Walid Saliba, Cleveland, USA
Congress Centre IKEM, Vídeňská 1958/9, 140 21 Prague 4, Czech Republic
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Na zástřelu 11/108
169 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic
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Sunday, April 1, 2007
J Kautzner (Prague)
|Chairmen: AK Pedersen (Aarhus), J Bytešník (Prague)|
|14.05-14.30|| What is new in medical treatment of atrial fibrillation?|
A Capucci (Piacenza)
|14.30-15.10|| Debate of the year 2007:|
Medical therapy is as good as catheter ablation strategies in management of atrial fibrillation?
Yes. GY Lip (Birmingham)
No. G Hindricks (Leipzig)
|15.10-15.30|| Do we need imaging for ablation of atrial fibrillation?|
J Kautzner (Prague)
|15.30-16.00|| Coffee break|
|Chairmen: T Lewalter (Bonn), R Čihák (Prague)|
|16.00-16.25|| Encircling ablation of the left atrium to treat atrial fibrillation: a pragmatic approach.|
AK Pedersen (Aarhus)
|16.25-16.40|| The Mesh technology for mapping and atrial fibrillation ablation.|
T Lewalter (Bonn)
|16.40-19.00|| Live case 1 (coffee break during the case)|
(AK Pedersen, J Kautzner, D Wichterle)
|19.00-20.00|| Coctails and reception (in Congress Centre Lounge) |
Monday, April 2, 2007
|Chairmen: G Hindricks (Leipzig), Čihák (Prague) |
|08.30-09.00|| The history of Prague Workshop on Catheter Ablation - review of the cases I (1998-2002).|
P Peichl, J Kautzner (Prague)
|09.00-09.30|| The potential role of remote control navigation in ablation of AF.|
A Natale (Cleveland)
|09.30-12.30|| Live case 2 (coffee break during the case)|
(A Natale, J Kautzner, D Wichterle)
|Chairmen: A Natale (Cleveland), J Kautzner (Prague) |
|13.30-14.00|| The history of Prague Workshop on Catheter Ablation - review of the cases II (2003-2006).|
H Mlčochová, J Kautzner (Prague)
|14.00-14.30|| The role of image integration in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.|
VY Reddy (Boston)
|14.30-17.00|| Live case 3 (coffee break during the case)|
(VY Reddy, R Čihák, D Wichterle)
|17.00-17.30|| coffee break |
|Chairmen: M Táborský (Prague), D Wichterle (Prague) |
|17.30-17.50|| Clinical Tutorial: Anatomy of the heart as seen by ICE.|
P Peichl (Prague)
|17.50-18.05|| The role of coronary sinus in perpetuation of persistent and chronic AF. |
M Fiala, J Chovancik, M Branny (Třinec, Czech Republic)
|18.05-18.20|| Adverse effects of WPW syndrome with right septal or paraseptal accessory pathways on cardiac function|
J Janousek, M Tomaske, V Razek, G Hindricks, RA Gebauer, V Tomek, W Knirsch, U Bauersfeld (Leipzig, Zurich, Prague)
|18.20-18.25|| Catheter ablation of arrhythmic storm after myocardial infarction|
P Peichl, H Mlčochová, J Kautzner (Prague)
|18.25-18.40|| Incesant SVT caused by dual AV conduction.|
L Haman, P Pařízek (Hradec Králové)
|19.30-23.30|| Get-together reception (coach transportation provided)|
Restaurant Vikárka, Vikářská 39, Praha 1 (Prague Castle Area)
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
|Chairmen: EA Pokushalov (Novosibirsk), J Kautzner (Prague)|
|08.30-09.00|| Strategies for catheter ablation of chronic atrial fibrillation.|
W Saliba (Cleveland)
|09.00-09.20|| Catheter ablation of left atrial ganglionated plexi - anatomical approach in treatment of atrial fibrillation|
EA Pokushalov (Novosibirsk)
|09.20-13.00|| Live case 4|
(Saliba, R Čihák, R Wichterle)
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 prepayment of the registration fee as well as accommodation is requested.
Registration form for printing: pdf document
on-line registration form
up to February 28, 2007 - 200 EUR
from March 1, 2007 - 250 EUR
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
February 28, 2007
Please send your abstract by e-mail to workshop secretariat.
The text of abstract should not exceed A5 format.
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 guarantee 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 - 91 EUR
one bed in double room - 64 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.
single room - 89 EUR
one bed in double room - 53 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 - 73 EUR
one bed in double room - 46 EUR
TILF Hotel * * *
Budejovicka 15/743, 140 00 Praha 4
ILF 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.
Access from the city centre: the hotel lies at the underground station Budejovicka (line C), about 10 minutes by underground from the centre
Connection to the Workshop venue: by bus No. 193 to the stop IKEM
single room - 67 EUR
one bed in double room - 48 EUR
PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION CONDITIONS
90 % refundable for cancellations received by February 28, 2007 (10 % charged as the administration fee)
no refund for cancellations received after February 28, 2007
cancellation by February 25, 2007 - full refund
cancellation between February 26 - March 11, 2007 - 90 % refund (10 % charged as the administration fee)
cancellation between March 11 - March 25, 2007 - 50 % refund (50 % charged as the cancellation fee)
cancellation after March 25, 2007 - no refund