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Core Concepts in EP 2021 w/ Board Prep and Self Assessment
Description
Core Concepts in EP and Board Prep has evolved from the Society's highly regarded Board Review Course and is designed to serve as an indispensible tool for preparing for the CCEP Exam. It also ensures a fundamentally sound EP knowledge base.

This course features didactic lectures and case-based workshops presented by expert faculty and course directors for in-depth coverage of the essential EP curriculum. It is bundled with a 100-question, multiple choice Self-Assessment Exam available immediately upon purchase.

Course Highlights

Over 20 recorded didactic lectures with nine case-based workshops 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


Program Details

Welcome and Overview of Course


Board Prep

  • Strategies for Success: Preparing for the Boards
  • Testable Concepts


Session I: Basic Science and Fundamentals of Electrophysiology

  • Basic Electrophysiology Principles for the Clinician
  • Inherited Ion Channelopathies
  • Sinoatrial and Atrioventricular Nodes and His-Purkinje System: Anatomy, Evaluation, Autonomics and Therapy
  • Retrograde Conductions
  • Workshop #1: Electrocardiographic/Electrophysiologic Correlations
    • Physiology and Conduction
    • Basic Science and Channelopathies
    • Basic Science

Session II: Invasive Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Use of Overdrive Pacing/Entrainment in Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Principles of Entrainment: Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Techniques of Differentiating SVT Mechanisms: Part I
  • Techniques of Differentiating SVT Mechanisms: Part II
  • Workshop #2
    • SVT Maneuvers
    • Entrainment – VT
    • Entrainment – SVT
  • Catheter Ablation of Atrial Tachycardia and Typical Atrial Flutter
  • Physiology, Mapping and Catheter Ablation of Accessory Pathways
  • Workshop #3: SVT Mechanisms/Maneuvers
  • Physiology of Catheter Ablation of AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia
  • Special Workshop: 12 Lead ECG for PVC and VT Localization

Session III: Invasive Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Ventricular Tachycardia: Ischemic and Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy and other Unique VT Syndromes
  • Workshop #4: SVT and VT Invasive/Noninvasive Correlation
  • Wide Complex Tachycardias: Idiopathic VTs, Bundle Branch Reentry, Antidromic Tachycardias – Mechanisms, ECG Manifestations, Invasive Assessment and Ablation
  • Workshop #5: Invasive/Noninvasive Correlation

Session IV: Noninvasive Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Antiarrhythmic Drugs: Part I
  • Antiarrhythmic Drugs: Part II
  • Workshop #6: Electrocardiographic/Electrophysiological Correlations
  • Mechanisms, Pharmacologic, and Non-Pharmacologic Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Biophysics of Catheter Ablation
  • Workshop #7: Electrocardiographic/Electrophysiological Correlations, Atrial Fibrillation, Clinical Scenarios and Syndromes

Session V

  • Device: Evaluation, Management and Troubleshooting
  • Workshop #8: Device Cases
  • Workshop #9: Arrhythmia Case Studies

Special Technology Sessions

  • Transseptal Catheterization
  • Complications of Electrophysiologic Studies – Avoidance and Treatment
  • Use of Intracardiac Ultrasound in Electrophysiology Procedures
  • Pericardial Access for Epicardial Mapping and Ablation
  • Cardiac Conduction System Pacing – Theory and Practice
  • Electroanatomical Mapping – Principles and Pitfalls
Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the current guidelines related to evaluation and management of patients with cardiac rhythm disturbances
  2. Describe the role of electrophysiologic testing in managing patients with brady arrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias
  3. Identify the advantages and limitations of diagnostic electrophysiologic methods
  4. Identify the role of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for the treatment of arrhythmias
  5. Recognize the basic electrophysiology and genetics of inherited conditions associated with cardiac arrhythmias
  6. Recognize clinical, electrocardiographic, and electrophysiologic characteristics of specific cardiac arrhythmia syndromes
  7. Interpret complex electrophysiologic and electrocardiographic tracings
  8. Interpret stored electrograms from pacemakers and ICDs
  9. Understand the role, utility and limitations of imaging (fluoroscopy, intracardiac echocardiography, electroanatomic mapping) in electrophysiologic procedures
  10. Understand different methods of safely accessing left atrium with transseptal techniques, and pericardial space for electrophysiologic procedures
  11. Describe potential complications of electrophysiologic procedures, how to avoid them when possible and remedy them when they occur
Target Audience
  • EP Fellows
  • MDs taking the ABIM CCEP Board Certification Exam
  • MDs taking the ABIM CCEP Recertification Exam
Faculty
John M. Miller, MD, FHRS
Indiana University School of Medicine I Director, Clinical Cardiac EP

Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS
Vanderbilt University Medical School Chief, Arrhythmia Science I Professor of Medicine

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center I Cardiology Chair

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS
Mayo Clinic I 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 I Professor

Mathew D. Hutchinson, MD, FHRS
Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona I Attending Physician

Barry London, MD, PhD
University of Iowa I Professor

Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Cardiac Electrophysiology I Professor of Medicine

William M. Miles, MD, FHRS
University of Florida I Professor of Medicine

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS
University of Washington School of Medicine I Faculty

William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS
Vanderbilt University Medical Center I Professor of Medicine

Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, FHRS
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine I Professor of Medicine

Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS
University of Chicago I Associate Professor of Medicine

Pugazhendi Vijayaraman, MD, FHRS
Geisinger Heart Institute 
CME Statements

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 35 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 35 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.

 

 

Deadline to Report MOC Points to ABIM 

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

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 reviewed and mitigated.  


Faculty Disclosures

Samuel J. Asirvtham, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: St. Jude Medical, Medtronic, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Biosig Technologies, MediLynx

Intellectual Property Rights: AliveCor

David J. Callans, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Medtronic, Best Doctors, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Impulse Dynamics USA, Thermedical, Biosense Webster, Inc., Coherex, Baylis Medical Company, Mediasphere Medical

Fellowship Support: Biosense Webster, Inc., Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Abbott

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Kestra, Inc., Hylomorph, Biotronik, MediLynx, Impulse Dynamics USA, Abbott, Biosense Webster, Inc.


Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Biosense Webster, Inc., Medtronic, Abbott, Boston Scientific

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

Mathew D. Hutchinson, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Biosense Webster, Inc., St Jude Medical


Barry London, MD, PhD
Nothing to Disclose


Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Biosense Webster, Inc., Philips


Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott, Mediasphere Medical, Boston Scientific, Biotronik, Medtronic


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, Inc., Biotronik, BioSig, Medtronic, Abbott, Ablacon, Inc. 

Fellowship Support: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster, Inc.

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: EBR Systems

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

William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Biotronik, Abbott, Boston Scientific, Johnson and Johnson, Medtronic, Mediasphere Medical

Stock or Stock Options - Public: Apple Inc., Procter & Gamble, Inc., Amazon, Alphabet

Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, FHRS
Other non-financial relationships: (Advisory Board) Amgen

Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott, AtriCure, Inc., Biotronik, Medtronic


Pugazhendi Vijayaraman, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Abbott, Medtronic, Biotronik

Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators only): Medtronic
Fellowship Support: Medtronic


The content reviewers have the following disclosures. All relevant financial relationship disclosures have been mitigated.

Nazeem Akoum, MD, MS, FHRS
Nothing Relevant to Disclose

Peter Aziz, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P
Nothing Relevant to Disclose

Marcie Berger, MD
Nothing Relevant to Disclose

Emile Daoud, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Biotronik
Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators): Abbott, Biosense Webster, Inc., Boston Scientific
Fellowship Support: Biotronik, Medtronic, Biosense Webster, Inc., Boston Scientific, Abbott

Christopher DeSimone, MD, PhD, FHRS
Nothing Relevant to Disclose

Jonathan Dukes, MD
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: Biotronik, Biosense Webster, Inc., Medtronic, BMS / Pfizer Alliance

Jose A. Joglar, MD, FHRS
Nothing Relevant to Disclose

Hiro Kawata, MD, PhD, FHRS, CEPS-A
Nothing Relevant to Disclose

Michael Lloyd, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting: Medtronic, Boston Scientific

Hemal Nayak, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting: Pfizer, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Spectranetics Corporation, Aziyo Biologics, Sanofi, Biotronik, Zoll Medical Corporation, Medtronic, Respicardia
Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators): Philips

Rajeev Pathak, MBBS, PhD, FHRS
Nothing Relevant to Disclose

Kristen K. Patton, MD, FHRS
Nothing Relevant to Disclose

Atul Prakash, MD, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS-A
Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators): Biotronik

Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee: CathRx, Medtronic, Abbott, Boston Scientific, Pacemate
Research (Contracted Grants for PIs and Named Investigators): Medtronic, Abbott, Boston Scientific, MicroPort CRM


The following Heart Rhythm Society Staff have nothing relevant to disclose:
Sarah Albright Alfano, MD, MBA, MPH
Laurel Blaydes
Obse Debela

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
Available Aug 01, 2021 to Aug 01, 2024
Cost: Member: $1,395.00
Non-Member: $1,995.00
Credit Offered: 45 CME Credits
45 COP Credits
45 ABIM-MOC Points
45 ABP-MOC Points
Contains: 3 Courses
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