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
Welcome to the 12th traditional international Prague workshop on catheter ablation with live demonstrations. This year, we entered the second decade of organizing these meetings. Advocated initially as an educational symposium for Czech physicians, it has gradually transformed into a special international meeting of physicians interested in catheter ablations.
Reflecting recent development in the field of catheter ablations, we plan to demonstrate several techniques of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Four live cases of ablation of atrial fibrillation will be traditionally accompanied by the review lectures. However, for less experienced electrophysiologists, we review again anatomy of the heart, basics of an electrophysiologic study and heart imaging. This tutorial will be followed by live cases of catheter ablation of "conventional" arrhythmia substrates.
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 appreciated. As usually, the scientific programme will be followed by a reception that will take place in a special area of our beautiful city.
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
Matthias Antz, Oldenburg, Germany
Aldo Bonso, Mestre, Italy
Riccardo Cappato, Milan, Italy
Maxim Didenko, St Petersburg, Russia
Thorsten Lewalter, Paderborn, Germany
Rob MacLeod, Salt Lake City, USA
Hiroshi Nakagawa, Oklahoma City, USA
Christopher Piorkowski, Leipzig, Germany
Vivek Y Reddy, Miami, USA
Burghard Schumacher, Bad Neustadt, Germany
Anil-Martin Sinha, Coburg, Germany
Allan Skanes, London, Canada
Sakis Themistoclakis, Mestre, Italy
Katja Zeppenfeld, Leiden, The Netherlands
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
Tel.: + 420 251 008 219, +420 604 228 075
Fax: + 420 220 516 834
Sunday, April 5, 2009
J Kautzner, Prague
|13:05-14:45||From anatomy to RF ablation
Chairs: M Táborský (Prague), M Antz (Oldenburg)
|13:05-13:30||"Anatomy for Electrophysiologist: Lessons from Human Plastinated Heart Specimens"
M Didenko, St Petersburg
|13:30-13:55||"Electrophysiologic study: the prerequisite for successful catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias"
M Antz, Oldenburg
|13:55-14:20||"Basics of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation: Factors Influencing Lesion Formation"
H Nakagawa, Oklahoma City
|14:45-16:45||Catheter ablation of supraventricular arrhythmias
Chairs: D Wichterle (Prague), R Cappato (Milan)
|14:45-15:10||"How to ablate atrial flutter?"
A Skanes, London, Ontario
|15:10-15:35||"How to ablate AV nodal reentrant tachycardia?"
T Lewalter, Paderborn
|15:35-16:00||"Pathophysiologic basis of catheter and surgical ablation of autonomic ganglionated plexi ablation."
H Nakagawa, Oklahoma City
|16:00-16:25||"Lessons from international surveys on catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation"
R Cappato, Milan
Chairs: J Kautzner (Prague), H Nakagawa (Oklahoma City)
|Live case 1
Catheter ablation of atrial flutter (A Skanes, P Peichl)
|Live case 2
Catheter ablation of AV nodal reentry (T Leewalter, P Hlivak)
Monday, April 6, 2009
Chairs: J Bytešník (Prague), A Skanes (London, Ontario)
|Live Case 3
Percutaneous closure of the left atrial appendage (P Neuzil, VY Reddy)
|09:00-10:40||Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
Chairs: J Bytešník (Prague), R Sinha (Coburg)
|09:00-09:25||"Assessment of atrial fibrosis using MRI"
R MacLeod, Salt Lake City
|09:25-09:50||"Left atrial fibrosis and the results of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation"
AM Sinha, Coburg
|09:50-10:15||"The role of robotic navigation in ablation of atrial fibrillation"
J Kautzner, Prague
|10.15-10:40||"Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using laser balloon"
VY Reddy, Miami
Chairs: R Čihák (Prague), T Lewalter (Paderborn)
|Live case 4
Demonstration of robotic navigation in ablation of atrial fibrillation
(J Kautzner, P Peichl)
|12:00-12.10||Dyna CT-high speed rotational angiography-new step for image integration
(P Neužil, Prague)
|Live case 5
Demonstration of laser balloon in ablation of atrial fibrillation
(VY Reddy, P Neužil)
|14:45-16:00||Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia and of accessory pathways
Chairs: P Peichl (Prague), K Zeppenfeld (Leiden)
|14:45-15:10||"Catheter ablation of post-MI ventricular tachycardia"
M Antz, Oldenburg
|15:10-15:35||"Image integration with electroanatomical mapping in guiding catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia"
K Zeppenfeld, Leiden
|15:35-16:00|| "Catheter ablation of accessory pathways"
Ch Piorkowski, Leipzig
Chairs: J Kautzner (Prague), D Wichterle (Prague)
Demonstration of ablation of post-MI ventricular tachycardia
(K Zeppenfeld, R Čihák)
Demonstration of ablation of accessory pathways
(Ch Piorkowski, P Neužil)
Chairs: A Kamal (Prague)
|19:15||departure for social event|
Municipal House - French Restaurant
Náměstí Republiky 5, Prague 1
|22:00 - 23:00||return transfers to all official workshop hotels
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
|08:30-09.20||Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
Chairs: R Čihák (Prague), S Themistoclakis (Mestre)
|08:30-08:55||"Is cryoballoon the right answer for ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?"
B Schumacher, Bad Neustadt
|08:55-09:20||"The role of imaging for atrial fibrillation ablation"
S Themistoclakis, Mestre
|09:40-12:40|| Live demonstrations
Chairs: J Kautzner (Prague), R Čihák (Prague)
Demonstration of cryoballoon in ablation of AF (B Schumacher, D Wichterle)
Demonstration of CARTOSOUND in ablation of AF
(S Themistoclakis, A Bonso, P Peichl)
J Kautzner, Prague
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:
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.
Registration form for printing: REGFORM2009.pdf
Members of the Czech Society of Cardiology and Czech Nursing Association:
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
February 28, 2009
The workshop program allows presentation of selected case studies. In case you are interested in presentation please send your abstract by e-mail to workshop office by February 28, 2009.
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 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 - 92 EUR
one bed in double room - 60 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 - 98 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 - 62 EUR
one bed in double room - 37 EUR
GRADIENT HOTEL * * *
Klánova 1431/61, 147 00 Praha 4
Gradient Hotel is located in a nice villa disttrict Prague - Hodkovicky, about 8 km from the city centre. The hotel surroundings offer many amenities - from shopping centre Novodvorska over minigolf and golf course to a park with bicykle tracks. Hotel restaurant Gioia is open from 11 am to 11 pm. All 35 hotel rooms are equipped with toilet, shower, TV, telephone, WiFi.
Access from the city centre: from the the underground station Budejovicka (line C), about 13 minutes by bus No. 121.
Connection to the Workshop venue: by bus No. 121 to the stop Ryšánka, from here bus No. 193 to the stop IKEM or bus No. 121 to Novodvorska, from here bus No. 170 to Nemocnice Krč, from here bus No. 193 to the stop IKEM, duration about 30 minutes.p
single room - 46 EUR
one bed in double room - 32 EUR
PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION CONDITIONS
90 % refundable for cancellations received by February 15, 2009 (10 % charged as the administration fee)
no refund for cancellations received after February 15, 2009
cancellation by February 28, 2009 - full refund
cancellation between March 1 - 15, 2009 - 90 % refund (10 % charged as the administration fee)
cancellation between March 16 - March 30, 2009 - 50 % refund (50 % charged as the cancellation fee)
cancellation after March 30, 2009 - no refund
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