• HRC2018
  • 7 - 10 Oct 2018, The ICC, Birmingham UK

Simulation Training Centre

For the third year running the HRC2017 scientific committee have decided to offer simulation training as part of the programme. This will take place in the exhibition in the simulation training centre and will provide delegates with an opportunity to access high quality training, across a range of simulators.

Below is a list of the simulators available during HRC2017:

Abbott's VT simulator

With the objective of providing practical, real-world experience in complex VT mapping through use of state-of-the-art virtual reality simulators in a consequence free environment.  
The stand will provide hands on a virtual reality simulator allowing mapping of an ischaemic VT case via the Ensite Precision mapping system; including handling of mapping and ablation catheters, bipolar/unipolar voltage mapping, late potential mapping and fractionation mapping.

*These simulators will have experienced senior consultants helping with the training*

Monday 2 October, 14:00-16:00  
Tuesday 3 October, 09:00-11:00 & 14:00-16:00 Dr Simon James, Consultant Cardiologist - Middlesbrough UK

Biosense Webster CARTO® 3 technology simulator 

Biosense Webster are providing state of the art simulator sessions to help showcase our CARTO® 3 technology. These practical sessions provide a unique hands on experience of our new software CARTO® VisiTag Module with Ablation Index, optimised workflows for complex Atrial Tachycardia’s or Ventricular Tachycardia’s, and an introduction to our newest software; version 6 – ConfiDENSE™ Module with Ripple Mapping . You will also have the opportunity to ask our expert CARTO® 3 users technical questions about the modules.

BIOTRONIK'S Marc the Torso simulator

For the first time at HRC, BIOTRONIK introduce 'Marc the Torso' to the simulator area.  Marc is an artificial thorax training model designed as a training tool for clinicians interested in the subcutaneous implantation of BIOTRONIK BioMonitor 2 (an insertable cardiac monitor - a unique ICM, capable of superior continuous sensing, and compatible with the only FDA/CE certified BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring available to healthcare professionals). The areas of the upper body presented in 'BIOTRONIK Marc the Torso' detail and include replica of the skin and subcutaneous tissue for a realistic implantation of BioMonitor 2, replica of the thorax with ribs, costal arch, sternum and spine, and a replaceable silicone thermogel incision pad, allowing for easy implant simulation.  BIOTRONIK training personnel, and experienced BioMonitor 2 implanters from the UK, will accompany Marc the Torso enabling you to learn the techniques for a smooth insertion.

*These simulators will have experienced senior consultants helping with the training*

Monday 2 October, 14:00-16:00 Dr Riyaz Kaba, Consultant Cardiologist - Woking UK
Tuesday 3 October, 09:00-11:00 Dr Paul Foley, Consultant Cardiologist - Swindon UK
Tuesday 3 October, 14:00-16:00 Dr Mark Papouchado, Consultant Cardiologist - Bristol UK

Boston Scientific’s Simbionix ANGIO Mentor simulator

These simulators provide hands-on practice of lead implant procedures performed under fluoroscopy in the cath lab in a virtual reality simulated environment. The simulator’s technology enables realistic visualization of the anatomy and instrument activity. This is combined with a high-end haptic system for visual and tactile feedback, which realistically mimics the look and feel of actual interventions. The system allows real time creation of continuous fluoroscopy, roadmap imaging, simulation of C-arm and patient’s table manoeuvring using a control panel with the ability to store and browse images/sequence acquired. The specific focus for CRM will be on brady lead placement/ICD lead placement and LV lead placement with different coronary sinus anatomies to practice on.

*These simulators will have experienced senior consultants helping with the training*

Monday 2 October, 14:00-16:00 Dr Michael Morley, Cardiologsit - Wakefield UK
Tuesday 3 October, 09:00-11:00 Dr Mohan Virdee, Consultant Cardiologist - Cambridge UK
Tuesday 3 October, 14:00-16:00 Dr Mark Hall, Consultant Cardiologist - Liverpool UK

Medtronic’s Simbionix simulator

The Simbionix lead simulator will provide you with a screen and fluro pedal with a ‘body’ which is a method of introducing different catheters and guide wires through one end. When you acquire fluoroscopy the screen will show the leads being placed selected via a connected laptop.
The variety of leads included cover IPG, ICD and CRTD implantation scenarios. The choice is yours!
The operator can manipulate the catheters and guide wires and in real time on the screen the leads will behave exactly during implant.
There is the option to use different stylets and guide catheters and there is the ability to virtually deploy active fixation leads.

How do I book?

The training will be held in the Simulation Training Centre or on the stands themselves in the exhibition at the following times:

Monday 2 October



Tuesday 3 October



All sessions will last 30 minutes and will consist of a tutorial with an experienced trainer.

To book please email becky@heartrhythmcongress.org.uk

To check for late availability on the day, please report to the Simulator Training Centre during the specified session times.

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations should be made at least 24 hours in advance; any delegate who fails to attend a booked session will have any other booked sessions cancelled.


Heart Rhythm Congress would like to thank, Abbott, Biosense Webster, BIOTRONIK, Boston Scientific and Medtronic for providing the simulators and technical support.

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