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Core Concepts in EP 2020
Description
Core Concepts in EP has evolved from the Society's highly regarded Board Review Course and is designed to better serve a wider audience within the EP community, not only U.S. physicians preparing to certify or recertify. While Core Concepts in EP serves as an indispensible tool for preparing for the CCEP Exam, it also ensures a fundamentally sound EP knowledge base.

This course is a virtual blended learning activity featuring recorded didactic lectures and case-based workshops, augmented by live interactive learning sessions (now previously recorded) with course directors and faculty for in-depth coverage of the essential EP curriculum. 
Claiming Credit

Accreditation Statement

The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Designation Statement

The Heart Rhythm Society designates this Other (blended internet live and enduring material) activity for a maximum of 32.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Statement

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) StatementSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 32.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

 

ABP Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Statement

ABP Maintenance of Certification (MOC) StatementSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn up to 32.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

 

Deadline to Report MOC Points to ABIM and ABP

ABP MOC Points: Claim your points before December 1, 2021.

ABIM MOC Points: Claim your points before December 31, 2021.

 

CME Certificates


CME Certificates will be awarded and available to download and print following the completion of the course and the course evaluation. Should you have any questions regarding your CME certificate, please contact Education@HRSonline.org or call +1-202-464-3411 for assistance.

Grant Acknowledgement
The 2020 Core Concepts in EP is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic, Inc.
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current guidelines related to evaluation and management of patients with cardiac rhythm disturbances
  • Describe the role of electrophysiologic testing in managing patients with brady arrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias
  • Identify the advantages and limitations of diagnostic electrophysiologic methods
  • Identify the role of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for the treatment of arrhythmias
  • Recognize the basic electrophysiology and genetics of inherited conditions associated with cardiac arrhythmias
  • Recognize clinical, electrocardiographic, and electrophysiologic characteristics of specific cardiac arrhythmia syndromes
  • Interpret complex electrophysiologic and electrocardiographic tracings
  • Interpret stored electrograms from pacemakers and ICDs
  • Understand the role, utility and limitations of imaging (fluoroscopy, intracardiac echocardiography, electroanatomic mapping) in electrophysiologic procedures
  • Understand different methods of safely accessing left atrium with transseptal techniques, and pericardial space for electrophysiologic procedures
  • Describe potential complications of electrophysiologic procedures, how to avoid them when possible and remedy them when they occur
Target Audience
EP Fellows
Clinical Cardiac EPs
Directors of EP Labs
Cardiologists
MDs taking the ABIM CCEP Board Certification Exam
MDs taking the ABIM CCEP Recertification Exam
Non-US physicians preparing for EP certification exams
Physicians seeking a comprehensive overview of electrophysiology
Course Highlights

More than 20 recorded didactic lectures, nine case-based workshops, and up to 17 live interactive learning sessions (now pre-recorded) delivered by leading experts covering:

  • Basic cardiac and intracardiac electrophysiology
  • Pharmacology of antiarrhythmic drugs
  • Noninvasive testing for arrhythmias
  • Atrial and other supraventricular tachycardias
  • Catheter ablation
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
  • Cardiac pacing
  • Intracardiac ultrasound in EP
  • Transseptal catheterization techniques
  • Pericardial access for epicardial mapping and ablation
  • Complications of EP procedures - avoidance and management
  • Additional online resources
Pre-recorded Lectures and Workshops

Session I: Basic Science and Fundamentals of Electrophysiology

Basic Electrophysiology Principles for the Clinician

Gordon Tomaselli, MD, FHRS

 

Inherited Ion Channelopathies

Barry London, MD, PhD

 

Sinoatrial and Atrioventricular Nodes and His PM - Purkinje System: Anatomy, Evaluation, Autonomics and Therapy

John M. Miller, MD, FHRS

 

Retrograde Conduction

John M. Miller, MD, FHRS 

 

Workshop #1: Electrocardiographic/Electrophysiologic Correlations 

John M. Miller, MD, FHRS (Physiology and Conduction)

Barry London, MD, PhD (Basic Science and Channelopathies)

Gordon Tomaselli, MD, FHRS (Basic Science)

 

Session II: Invasive Diagnosis and Treatment

Use of Overdrive Pacing in Supraventricular Tachycardia

John M. Miller, MD, FHRS

 

Principles of Entrainment: Ventricular Tachycardia

William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS

 

Techniques of Differentiating SVT Mechanisms: Part I

Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS

 

Techniques to Differentiate SVT Mechanisms: Part II

Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS

 

Workshop #2: Entrainment and SVT Maneuvers

Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS (SVT Maneuvers Cases)

William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS (Entrainment Cases – VT)

John M. Miller, MD, FHRS (Entrainment Cases – SVT)

 

Catheter Ablation of Atrial Tachycardia and Atrial Flutter

William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS

 

Catheter Ablation of Accessory Pathways

William M. Miles, MD, FHRS

 

Workshop #3: SVT Mechanisms/Maneuvers

William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS

Gregory Michaud, MD, FHRS

William M. Miles, MD, FHRS

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS

 

Catheter Ablation of Atrioventricular Node Reentry

William M. Miles, MD, FHRS

 

Special Workshop: Use of the 12 Lead EKG in Localization of VT and PVCs

John M. Miller, MD, FHRS and William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS

 

Session III: Invasive Diagnosis and Treatment

Ventricular Tachycardia: Ischemic and Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy and other Unique VT Syndromes

Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS

 

Workshop #4: SVT and VT Invasive/Noninvasive Correlation

William M. Miles, MD, FHRS

John M. Miller, MD, FHRS

Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS

 

Wide Complex Tachycardias: Idiopathic VTs, Bundle Branch Reentry, Antidromic Tachycardias, Mechanisms, Electrocardiographic Manifestations, Invasive Assessment, and Ablation

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS

 

Workshop #5: Invasive/Noninvasive Correlation

Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS

William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS

Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS

 

Session IV: Noninvasive Diagnosis and Treatment

Antiarrhythmic Drugs: Part I

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS

 

Antiarrhythmic Drugs: Part II – Case Scenarios

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS

 

Workshop #6: Electrocardiographic/Electrophysiological Correlations

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, FHRS

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS

 

Mechanisms, Pharmacologic, and Non-pharmacologic Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, FHRS

 

Biophysics of Catheter Ablation

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, FHRS

 

Workshop #7: Electrocardiographic/Electrophysiological Correlations, Atrial Fibrillation, Clinical Scenarios and Syndromes

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, FHRS

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS

 

Session V: Clinical Scenarios/Device Management

Device: Evaluation, Management, and Troubleshooting

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS

 

Workshop #8: Device Cases

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS

 

Workshop #9: Arrhythmia Case Studies / Putting It All Together for the Boards

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS

John M. Miller, MD, FHRS

Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS

 

Testable Concepts (PDF only)

Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS

 

Special Added Lectures

Intracardiac Ultrasound in EP

Mathew D. Hutchinson, MD, FHRS

 

Transseptal Catheterization Techniques

David J. Callans, MD, FHRS, CCDS

 

Complications of EP Procedures - Avoidance and Management

David J. Callans, MD, FHRS, CCDS

 

Pericardial Access for Epicardial Mapping and Ablation

Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS

Faculty

John M. Miller, MD, FHRS

Indiana University School of Medicine|Director, Clinical Cardiac EP

Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS

Vanderbilt University Medical School Chief, Arrhythmia Service|Professor of Medicine

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center|Cardiology Chair

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS

Mayo Clinic|Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

David J. Callans, MD, FHRS, CCDS

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, FHRS

University of California, San Francisco|Professor

Mathew D. Hutchinson, MD, FHRS

Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona|Attending Physician

Barry London, MD, PhD

University of Iowa|Professor

Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Cardiac Electrophysiology|Professor of Medicine

William M. Miles, MD, FHRS

University of Florida|Professor of Medicine

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS

University of Washington School of Medicine|Faculty

William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS

Vanderbilt University Medical Center|Professor of Medicine

Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, FHRS

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine|Professor of Medicine

Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS

University of Chicago|Associate Professor of Medicine

Disclosure of Faculty's Commercial Relationship(s)

CME Disclosure Policy

The Heart Rhythm Society is committed to the provision of Continuing Medical Education (CME) that is balanced, objective, and evidence-based. The Heart Rhythm Society adheres to the Standards for Commercial Support (SCS) of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) which requires that those individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity (including planners, faculty, authors, committee members, content reviewers, editors, and staff) disclose all relevant* financial relationships (for self and for individual's spouse/partner) with an ACCME-defined commercial interest** from the preceding 12 months.

 

Any individual who refuses to disclose financial relationships is disqualified from participating in HRS educational activities. Employees and Owners of ACCME-defined commercial interests can have no role in the planning or implementation of CME activities related to their products or services without a special exception from the HRS Chief Learning Officer that is granted only in specific circumstances that meet stringent ACCME requirements.

All relevant financial relationships are reviwed and mitigated.  


Faculty Disclosures

Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D

Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: MediLynx, Biosig Technologies, Boston Scientific, Biotronik, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical.

Intellectual Property Rights: AliveCor.

 

David J. Callans, MD, FHRS, CCDS

Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott, Biotronik, Boston Scietific, Medtronic, Biosense Webster, Coherex, Best Doctors.

Fellowship Support: Bosense Webster, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Medtronik, Abbott.

Other Financial Relationships (Advisory Board Committee): Acutus Medical, Impulse Dunamics, Thermedical, AtriCure, Inc.

 

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS

Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Boston Scientific, Biotronik, Medtronic, Kestra, Inc, MediLynx, Toray Industries, Hylomorph.

 

Edward Paul Gerstenfeld, MD, FHRS

Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Medtronic, Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., Biosense Webster, Abbott.

Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators only): Biosense Webster, Inc, Farapulse.

 

Mathew D. Hutchinson, MD, FHRS

Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Biosense Webster.

 

Barry London, MD, PhD

Nothing Relevant to Disclose.

 

Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS

Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Biosense Webster, Inc., Abbott, Boston Scientific Corp., Medtronic, Inc., BIOTRONIK.

Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators only): St. Jude Medical, Biosense Webster.

Fellowship Support: Medtronic, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical, Biosense Webster.

 

Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS

Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Biotronik, Bendin, Sumrall, & Ladner LLC.

 

William M. Miles, MD, FHRS

Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Medtronic.

Fellowship Support: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St Jude Medical, Biosense Webster, Inc, Biotronik.

 

John M. Miller, MD, FHRS

Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster, Abott, Biotronik, Medtronic, BioSig.

Fellowship Support: Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster, Medtronic.

 

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS

Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators only): Kestra, Inc, AtriCure, Inc. Biotronik.

Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Medtroic, Boston Scientific, EBR Systems.

 

William G. Stevenson, MD

Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Novartis, Boston Scientific, Biotronik, Abbott.

Intellectual Property Rights: Biosense Webster, Inc.

 

Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, FHRS

Other financial re/ship (Advisory Board): Amgen.

 

Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS

Speakers Bureau: Boston Scientific, Biotronik.

Travel/Entertainment: Abbott.

 

CME Compliance Subcommittee Disclosures

Peter F. Aziz MD, FHRS – Nothing to disclose

Marcie G. Berger. MD. PhD, FHRS – Nothing to disclose

Scott C. Brancato, MD, FHRS – Nothing to disclose

Janice Y. Chyou, MD, FHRS – Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Medtronic

Scott J. Cox, MS, PAC, CEPS, CCDS – Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: ScottCare Inc.; Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott.

Sandeep K. Goyal, MD, FHRS – Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Biosense Webster, Inc.

Peter A. Noseworthy, MD, FHRS – Nothing to disclose

Atul Prakash, MD, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS-A – Research Grants: BIOTRONIK

 

Heart Rhythm Staff Disclosures

Almaz Aria – Nothing to disclose

Laurel Blaydes – Nothing to disclose

Tracy Blithe, CMP – Nothing to disclose

Obse Debela – Nothing to disclose

Timothy Gregory – Nothing to disclose

Molly Holt, PMP, CMP – Nothing to disclose

Tonia Jones – Nothing to disclose

Anne Marie Smith, MBA, PMP – Nothing to disclose
Sarah Albright Alfano, MD, MBA, MPH – Nothing to disclose

Contact Information
CME Certificates will be awarded and available to download and print following the completion of the course and the course evaluation. Should you have any questions regarding your CME certificate, please contact CME@HRSonline.org.
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 10/31/2022
Cost: Member: $800.00
Non-Member: $950.00
Credit Offered: 32.25 CME Credits
32.25 COP Credits
32.25 ABIM-MOC Points
32.25 ABP-MOC Points
Contains: 8 Courses
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