• HRC2020
  • 27 - 30 Sep 2020, The ICC, Birmingham UK

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Sessions

08:30 - 10:00 Master Class EP (1) Hall 8a
08:30 - 10:00 Basic Science Primer - Bench to Bedside: scientific frontiers of electrophysiology to make you an (even) better EP Hall 8b
08:30 - 10:00 Arrhythmia Alliance - Women in arrhythmia care Hall 9
08:30 - 10:00 GUCH (1) - New technology and getting the best results for our CHD patients Hall 10
08:30 - 10:00 Arrhythmia Alliance & EHRA Symposia - Gaps of knowledge in anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation Hall 11
10:45 - 12:15 Plenary - Setting standards for British arrhythmia care Hall 11
12:30 - 13:15 Year in Review - Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices Interactive Area - Exhibition Hall
13:30 - 14:50 Medtronic Symposia - How do we manage the current epidemic of AF? Hall 6
13:30 - 15:00 HeartLogic Symposia: Early yellow alerts, not late blue lights for worsening heart failure patients? Hall 7
13:30 - 17:15 Oral Abstracts (2) Interactive Area - Exhibition Hall
13:30 - 15:00 Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia (1) Hall 8b
13:30 - 15:00 Master Class EP (2) Hall 9
13:30 - 15:00 Master Class Devices (3) - 3rd HRC EGM Championship Hall 10
13:30 - 17:15 AF Association Symposia (2) Hall 11
15:00 - 15:45 Moderated Posters (2) Poster Area - Exhibition Hall
15:45 - 17:15 GUCH (2) - CHD arrhythmias - Working in partnership Hall 7
15:45 - 17:15 Biosense Webster Symposia Hall 8b
15:45 - 17:15 Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia (2) Hall 9
15:45 - 17:15 Master Class Devices (4) - The Big Debate Hall 10
15:45 - 17:15 BMS Symposia: Practical management of NVAF patients undergoing procedures Hall 6
17:30 - 19:00 Heart Rhythm Trainees - Tips and Tricks for Trainees: Clinical Challenges Hall 8a

Master Class EP (1) - Hall 8a - 08:30 - 10:00

Chair: Mr Ian Wright, Mr Jason Collinson London UK, Basildon UK
08:30 What every electrophysiologist should know about basic science Dr Fu Siong Ng London UK
09:00 The importance of recording techniques for interpreting Epsignals Ms Eleri Roberts Manchester UK
09:30 Current trends in 3D mapping Ms Elaine Lim London UK
10:00 Close

Basic Science Primer - Bench to Bedside: scientific frontiers of electrophysiology to make you an (even) better EP - Hall 8b - 08:30 - 10:00

Chair: Dr Gwilym Morris, Dr Matt Daniels Manchester UK, Manchester UK
08:30 What has basic science ever done for me, a clinician? Dr Matt Daniels Manchester UK
09:00 Why do athletes get arrhythmias, and what can we do (apart from burn them)? Dr Graham Stuart Bristol UK
09:30 Data, AI and the android electrophysiologist: Machine learning for you, your patients and your job Dr Alfonso Bueno-Orovio Oxford UK
10:00 Close

Arrhythmia Alliance - Women in arrhythmia care Arrhythmia Alliance - Women in arrhythmia care - Hall 9 - 08:30 - 10:00

Chair: Dr Kim Rajappan, Mrs Trudie Lobban MBE Oxford UK, Chipping Norton UK
08:30 Why I went into arrhythmia care - a Physiologist's perspective Ms Eleri Roberts Manchester UK
08:50 Why I went into arrhythmia care - an Arrhythmia Nurse perspective Mrs Angela Griffiths Oxford UK
09:10 Why I went into arrhythmia care - a Electrophysiologist's perspective Prof Sabine Ernst London UK
09:30 Debate: Do patients really care whether they are seen by male or female healthcare professionals? - does the care provided by males differ from that delivered by females in the care of arrhythmia patients?
Male Dr Derick Todd Liverpool UK
Female Prof Sabine Ernst London UK
10:00 Close

GUCH (1) - New technology and getting the best results for our CHD patients - Hall 10 - 08:30 - 10:00

Chair: Dr Arthur Yue, Prof Nicholas Peters Southampton UK, London UK
08:30 New mapping systems and how I use them Dr Ashley Nisbet Bristol UK
09:00 New ablation tools – more power, more depth? Dr Neil Seller Newcastle Upon Tyne UK
09:30 Subcutaneous ICD, leadless pacing and beyond… Dr Arthur Yue Southampton UK
10:00 Close

Arrhythmia Alliance & EHRA Symposia - Gaps of knowledge in anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation Arrhythmia Alliance & EHRA Symposia - Gaps of knowledge in anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation - Hall 11 - 08:30 - 10:00

Chair: Dr Irina Savelieva, Prof Prapa Kanagaratnam London UK, London UK
08:30 Low risk AF patients: always anticoagulation? Dr Irina Savelieva London UK
08:50 Two hours of subclinical AF - start anticoagulation? Prof Paulus Kirchhof Birmingham UK
09:10 AF and PCI or ACS: dual or triple therapy? Prof Tatjana Potpara Belgrade RS
09:30 Left atrial appendage closure - alternative for OAC in high risk AF patients Prof Prapa Kanagaratnam London UK
09:50 Panel discussions/questions
10:00 Close

Plenary - Setting standards for British arrhythmia care - Hall 11 - 10:45 - 12:15

Chair: Dr Kim Rajappan Oxford UK
10:45 National audit of arrhythmia care Dr Francis Murgatroyd London UK
11:15 National commissioning and its impact on arrhythmia care Dr Derick Todd Liverpool UK
11:45 Raising the profile of arrhythmia research in the UK Prof Pier Lambiase London UK
12:15 Close

Year in Review - Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices - Interactive Area - Exhibition Hall - 12:30 - 13:15

Chair: Dr Andrew Turley Middlesbrough UK
12:30 Pacemakers Dr Ashish Patwala Stoke on Trent UK
12:45 Cardiac Resynchronisation therapy Prof Francisco Leyva Birmingham UK
13:00 Implantable cardioverter defibrillators/S-ICD Dr Andrew Grace Cambridge UK
13:15 Close

Medtronic Symposia - How do we manage the current epidemic of AF? Medtronic Symposia - How do we manage the current epidemic of AF? - Hall 6 - 13:30 - 14:50

Chair: Dr Kim Rajappan Oxford UK
13:30 The AVATAR-AF Trial Prof Prapa Kanagaratnam London UK
13:40 How can the AVATAR protocol be improved further? Dr Jack McCready Brighton UK
13:50 Ablation outside the EP Lab – time to rethink cath lab roles? Dr Ewen Shepherd Newcastle Upon Tyne UK
14:00 Panel discussion
AF ablation in the next 10 years
Chair: Dr Neil Hobson, Prof Prapa Kanagaratnam Hull UK, London UK
14:10 Pulmonary Vein Mapping is no longer relevant; Lesson from the AVATAR trial Dr Derick Todd Liverpool UK
14:20 Can the AVATAR protocol be extended persistent AF? Dr Muzahir Tayebjee Leeds UK
14:30 Is radiofrequency ablation still the gold standard for AF ablation Dr Andreas Kyriacou Sheffield UK
14:40 Panel discussion
14:50 Close

HeartLogic Symposia: Early yellow alerts, not late blue lights for worsening heart failure patients? HeartLogic Symposia: Early yellow alerts, not late blue lights for worsening heart failure patients? - Hall 7 - 13:30 - 15:00

Chair: Prof Francisco Leyva Birmingham UK
13:30 Introduction Prof Francisco Leyva Birmingham UK
13:35 A HeartLogic Overview: What is HL and what is the supporting data? Dr Alastair Gray Dublin IR
Brief overview of HeartLogic algorithm
MultiSense study and results
More recent MultiSense sub-analysis etc.
Early HeartLogic centre experience: Blackpool Victoria
13:50 Introduction to BPV and How HL was introduced Ms Alison Seed Blackpool UK
14:00 Blackpool Victoria HF care pathway and how HL has been integrated - experience so far - challenges they’ve faced and overcome Ms Lesley Howard Blackpool UK
14:15 Latitude experience and Cardiac Physiologist perspective Ms Angelic Goode Blackpool UK
Case studies from:
14:25 New Cross Ms Emma Painter Wolverhampton UK
14:35 Blackpool Ms Paula Black Blackpool UK
14:45 Mater Mis Dr Alastair Gray Dublin IR
14:55 Q&A
15:00 Close

Oral Abstracts (2) - Interactive Area - Exhibition Hall - 13:30 - 17:15

Chair: Dr Rachel Myles, Dr Tim Betts Glasgow UK, Oxford UK
Arrhythmia Mechanisms
13:30 THE IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ECTOPY-TRIGGERING GANGLIONATED PLEXUSES IN LANGENDORFF-PERFUSED PORCINE HEARTS Min-young Kim London UK
13:45 REDUCTIONS IN QRS AREA PREDICT LONG-TERM CLINICAL OUTCOMES AFTER CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY Osita Okafor Sutton Coldfield UK
14:00 REDUCED SODIUM CURRENTS AND INCREASED SENSITIVITY TO FLECAINIDE IN ATRIAL CARDIOMYOCYTES WHEN COMPARED TO VENTRICULAR Daniel Johnson Birmingham UK
14:15 ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL REPOLARIZATION TIME MEASUREMENTS IN THE INTACT HUMAN HEART USING INTRACARDIAC UNIPOLAR ELECTROGRAMS Michele Orini London UK
14:30 THE DEGREE AND SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF MYOCARDIAL FIBROSIS CAN INFLUENCE THE UNDERLYING MECHANISM OF VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION Balvinder Handa London UK
14:45 IMPACT OF ADENOSINE ON MECHANISMS OF WAVEFRONT PROPAGATION IN PERSISTENT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION Michael Pope Oxford UK
15:00 Break
Chair: Dr Nick Kelland Sheffield UK
Imaging & Clinical EP
15:45 LV MASS ON CARDIAC MRI IDENTIFIES HIGHER RISK ASSOCIATED WITH HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY THAN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY: AN OBSERVATIONAL RETROSPECTIVE 10-YEAR STUDY Philip Rodwell Nottingham UK
16:00 USE OF A MULTI-ELECTRODE RADIOFREQUENCY BALLOON CATHETER TO ACHIEVE PULMONARY VEIN ISOLATION IN PATIENTS WITH PAROXYSMAL ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: 12 MONTH OUTCOMES: THE RADIANCE STUDY Gurpreet Dhillon London UK
16:15 EVALUATION OF ECG IMAGING TO MAP HAEMODYNAMICALLY STABLE AND UNSTABLE VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIAS Adam Graham Islington UK
16:30 CHARACTERISATION OF THE ELECTRICAL AND STRUCTURAL IMPACT OF ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECTS Louisa O'Neill London UK
16:45 REPROGRAMMING TO PREVENT PROGRESSIVE PACEMAKER REMODELLING Maria Paton Leeds UK
17:00 TEMPORARY EPICARDIAL CARDIAC PACING POST CARDIAC SURGERY AN AUDIT AT A LARGE TERTIARY CENTRE Shahini Desai London UK
17:15 Close

Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia (1) Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia (1) - Hall 8b - 13:30 - 15:00

Chair: Dr Elena Arbelo, Prof Nicholas Peters Barcelona ES , London UK
13:30 Outcomes in Atrial Fibrillation: European Registries and New International Recommendations Dr Elena Arbelo Barcelona ES
14:00 Digital technology Prof Nicholas Peters London UK
14:30 Patient Reported Outcomes & Quality of Life Mr Sotiris Antoniou London UK
15:00 Close

Master Class EP (2) - Hall 9 - 13:30 - 15:00

Chair: Dr Kevin Leong London UK
13:30 Risk stratification of sudden death in patients with structurally normal hearts Dr Kevin Leong London UK
14:00 Ablation approaches for ventricular fibrillation Dr Matthew Wright London UK
14:30 Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia in patients with channelopathies Dr Sajad Hayat Doha QA
15:00 Close

Master Class Devices (3) - 3rd HRC EGM Championship - Hall 10 - 13:30 - 15:00

Chair: Mr Stuart Allen Manchester UK
Panel Ms Lucy Broadhurst, Dr Philip Moore Rotherham UK, Manchester UK
15:00 Close

AF Association Symposia (2) AF Association Symposia (2) - Hall 11 - 13:30 - 17:15

Chair: Dr Andrew Grace , Dr Moloy Das Cambridge UK, Newcastle Upon Tyne UK
13:30 How to get durable PVI: The role of composite lesion indices and local impedance tracking Dr Moloy Das Newcastle Upon Tyne UK
13:45 Non-pulmonary drivers of atrial fibrillation; how much do we really know? Dr Gwilym Morris Manchester UK
14:00 High Power Short Duration Ablation for AF: More effective and safer?
14:20 Preventing and managing esophageal injury following AF ablation Dr Richard Snowdon Liverpool UK
14:35 Podiatry's role in opportunistic AF detection Ms Monica Fisk London UK
14:50 Panel discussions/questions
15:00 Break
15:45 AF Association update Mrs Rachel Harris Chipping Norton UK
15:55 How have CABANA and CASTLE AF changed my practice? Dr Tim Betts Oxford UK
16:10 LAA Closure at the time of AF Ablation – When, how, and outcomes Dr Tom Wong London UK
16:25 Has the time come to offer AF ablation as a day case procedure? Dr Jack McCready Brighton UK
16:45 Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Big Data as used for AF management Dr Graeme Kirkwood Sheffield UK
17:05 Panel discussions/questions
17:15 Close

Moderated Posters (2) - Poster Area - Exhibition Hall - 15:00 - 15:45

Chair: Dr Rachel Myles Glasgow UK
15:00 IS VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM AN UNDER-RECOGNISED COMPLICATION OF RIGHT SIDED CARDIAC CATHETER ABLATION? Charo Bruce Manchester UK
15:05 CATHETER-TISSUE COUPLING DURING CONTACT FORCE-GUIDED PULMONARY VEIN ISOLATION: MECHANISTIC INSIGHTS INTO HETEROGENEITY OF RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION EFFECTS IN VIVO David Tomlinson Plymouth UK
15:10 HYBRID SURGICAL ABLATION VERSUS CATHETER ABLATION ALONE IN LONGSTANDING PERSISTENT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: A SINGLE CENTRE PROPENSITY-MATCHED COHORT STUDY Edd Maclean London UK
15:15 PROGNOSIS OF INCIDENTAL LEFT BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK Abbasin Zegard Birmingham UK
15:20 THE IMPACT OF ELECTIVE CARDIOVERSION FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN HEART FAILURE PATIENTS John Graby Bristol UK
15:25 THROMBOEMBOLIC PROPHYLAXIS AFTER VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA ABLATION Esther Randall London UK
15:30 INFLUENCE OF ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY ON ESOPHAGEAL COOLING PROTECTION DURING HIGH-POWER SHORT-DURATION ABLATION Erik Kulstad Dallas US
15:35 PREVALENCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CARDIAC FIBROSIS IN PATIENTS WITH ATRIOVENTRICULAR BLOCK UNDERGOING PACEMAKER IMPLANTATION Christopher Saunderson Leeds UK
15:40 POST-IMPLANTATION DEVICE CHECKS PRE DISCHARGE ARE NECESSARY - A SINGLE CENTRE RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS Emma Dooley London UK
15:45 Close

GUCH (2) - CHD arrhythmias - Working in partnership - Hall 7 - 15:45 - 17:15

Chair: Dr Martin Lowe, Dr Vivienne Ezzat London UK, London UK
15:45 BiCEP – Where are we, and where do we want to go? Dr Vivienne Ezzat London UK
16:15 CHD arrhythmias – what can our European colleagues teach us? Dr Claire Martin Cambridge UK
16:45 What can BHRS do to support CHD arrhythmia services Dr Joseph De Bono Birmingham UK
17:15 Close

Biosense Webster Symposia Biosense Webster Symposia - Hall 8b - 15:45 - 17:15

15:45 Welcome Prof Andre Ng Leicester UK
15:50 The importance of substrate analysis in Persistent AF Dr Matt Ginks Oxford UK
16:15 Early Evaluation experience with CARTO PRIME and COHERENT Mapping Dr Vias Markides London UK
16:35 New technology for PVI: HelioStar Balloon Ablation Catheter Dr Arash Aryana California US
16:55 Q & A Session Prof Andre Ng Leicester UK
17:15 Close

Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia (2) Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia (2) - Hall 9 - 15:45 - 17:15

Chair: Dr Rebecca Lane, Dr Zachary Whinnett London UK, London UK
15:45 Are we ready to start a clinical His bundle pacing service - which patients first and why? Dr Zachary Whinnett London UK
16:00 Increasing use of Subcutaneous ICDs - why not? Dr Rebecca Lane London UK
Chair: Dr Francis Murgatroyd London UK
16:15 Debate: Pacing leads should never be abandoned - extraction for all
Pro Dr Mark Gallagher London UK
Con Prof Aldo Rinaldi London UK
17:00 Panel discussions/questions
17:15 Close - To be continued on Wednesday 9 October - 08:30-15:00, Hall 5

Master Class Devices (4) - The Big Debate - Hall 10 - 15:45 - 17:15

Chair: Dr John Paisey Southampton UK
Debate: HIS pacing: why bother?
15:45 Pro Dr Paul Foley Swindon UK
16:05 Con Dr Amir Zaidi Manchester UK
Remote monitoring of pacemaker patients should be the gold standard
16:25 Pro Mr Stuart Allen Manchester UK
16:50 Con Ms Holly Daw London UK
17:15 Close

BMS Symposia: Practical management of NVAF patients undergoing procedures - Hall 6 - 15:45 - 17:15

An interactive case-based session discussing a patient undergoing cardioversion and then ablation
15:45 Chair: Dr Derek Connolly, Dr Tarvinder Dhanjal Birmingham UK, Coventry UK
Key clinical topics include:
Is rhythm control important?
How to approach cardioversion in a patient with poor adherence or an anticoagulant-naïve patient
How to manage anticoagulation before, during and after ablation
How to manage a tamponade during ablation
17:15 Close

Heart Rhythm Trainees - Tips and Tricks for Trainees: Clinical Challenges - Hall 8a - 17:30 - 19:00

Chair: Dr Benedict Wiles Bournemouth UK
17:30 The pregnant patient with palpitations Dr Ashley Nisbet Bristol UK
17:50 When things go wrong: complications and complaints Dr Amir Zaidi Manchester UK
18:10 The patient with failed ICD therapy Ms Jennifer Cole Oxford UK
18:30 Driving dilemmas and the DVLA Dr Kim Rajappan Oxford UK
18:50 Trainee update Dr Benedict Wiles Bournemouth UK
19:00 Close

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