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


‘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.

‘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.


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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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The AATS Surgical Treatment for Arrhythmias and Rhythm Disorders course is a
two-day, interactive forum to support the exchange of information between
electrophysiologists and surgeons. The program will provide a comprehensive,
unbiased review of the surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and rhythm
disorders. The program will take place October 2-3, 2020 at the
Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA.

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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.

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AF Symposium 2021

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 will be held in 2021.

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is holding its 57th annual meeting
and exhibition in Austin, Texas. The event will take place January
30th - February 2nd, 2021. The program includes lectures,
abstracts and exhibitions from international leaders.

Learn more.


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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 2021 
will take place May 19-22 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Learn more.

Page last updated: August 5, 2020