Inside EP

A new HRS education forum, providing insights from clinical decision makers for the industry professional.

Friday, March 6 – Saturday, March 7, 2020

Inside EP

Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Conference Center
251 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

The agenda, designed specifically for the industry professional, will include a comprehensive review of AFib, Heart Failure, and Ventricular Arrhythmias. Faculty will discuss pathophysiology and present cases to demonstrate clinical decision insights related to risk stratification, shared decision making, treatment selection, the pros and cons, and overall challenges and opportunities. By design, space is very limited - only 100 seats total will be available.

Registration Rates

Attendee Early-Bird Rate* Regular Rate
Member $799 $899
Nonmember $899 $999
*Early-bird registration rates apply through 1/6/20.

Cancelations are permitted through 2/7/20 and will require a $75 fee.
Substitutions are permitted and will require a $75 fee.
Last-minute registration (after 3/3/20) will include a $100 fee.
HRS reserves the right to limit the number of attendees per organization to a maximum of 30.

Who Should Attend?

Industry professionals seeking insights from clinical decision makers in electrophysiology.

What are the Learning Objectives?

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

  • Gain a basic understanding of clinical decision making related to Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, and Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Learn about the pathophysiology of cardiomyopathies and the device-based strategies for treating heart failure and preventing sudden cardiac arrest 
  • Hear the latest trends in pacing therapies 
  • Understand the genetics, pathophysiology, and clinical presentations of atrial fibrillation 
  • Review the state-of-the-art and future technologies for treating atrial arrhythmias 
  • Appreciate the range of strategies employed to treat patients with life threatening ventricular arrhythmias
Why Should I Attend?

The attendee will have the opportunity to look at the world of clinical cardiac electrophysiology through the eyes of busy practitioners who are experts in the field. This will prepare them to better meet the challenges in their professional environment, and anticipate the needs of their present and future customers. 

How Many Seats Will Be Available?

By design, space is very limited - only 100 seats total will be offered. Thus, act now before the meeting is fully booked.   


Rod Passman, MD, FHRS
Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

David Haines, MD, FHRS
Beaumont Health
Royal Oak, MI

Course Faculty

Andrea Russo, MD, FHRS
Director, Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Services
University of Washington School of Medicine
Moorestown, NJ

Susan S. Kim, MD 
Assistant Professor of Medicine Electrophysiology 
Section Director, Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Clinic
Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL 

Brad Knight, MD, FHRS
Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine 
Chicago, IL

Andrew D. Krahn, MD, FHRS
Professor of Medicine & Head of UBC Division of Cardiology
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhD
Associate Chief of the Cardiology Division
Massachusetts General Hospital - Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
Boston, MA

Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD, FHRS
UCLA Health System 
Los Angeles, CA

*Subject to change

Day 1
Time Event Faculty & Role
12:30 - 12:40 pm Welcome - Day 1 Passman - Presenter
12:40 - 1:00 pm Future of EP, Challenges, Opportunities, and Trends Russo - Presenter
13:00 - 13:20 pm Presentation: Pathophysiology of Heart Failure Poole - Presenter
  Pathology of dyssynchrony Poole - Presenter
13:20 - 13:30 pm Case Shivkumar - Presenter
13:30 - 14:15 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A Poole - Moderator
  Who gets what device and when do they get it? Shivkumar - Panelist
  Challenges in device placement Poole - Panelist
  His bundle pacing, epicardial/subcutaneous devices, leadless pacing Russo - Panelist
  Device monitoring and cybersecurity Haines - Panelist
14:15 - 14:30 pm Recent and upcoming trials in Heart failure Poole - Presenter
14:30 - 14:45 pm Break (Coffee & Snacks)  
14:45 - 15:00 pm Pathophysiology and Genetics of AF and Stroke Chung - Presenter
15:00 - 15:15 pm Case: AF Ablation Knight - Presenter
15:10 - 16:00 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A Shivkumar - Moderator
  Indications of ablation Passman - Panelist
  Challenges in ablation Haines - Panelist
  New/developing ablation tools Chung - Panelist
  Stroke Prevention: risk stratification, oral anticoagulation, LAA management Russo - Panelist
16:00 - 16:20 pm Surgical Approaches to Atrial Fibrillation Knight - Presenter
16:20 - 16:40 pm; Recent and upcoming trials in Atrial Fibrillation Haines - Presenter
16:40 - 17:00 pm How Health Will Impact AF Diagnosis/Treatment  
17:00 - 18:00 pm Networking Reception (All Attendees & Faculty)  


Day 2
Time Event Faculty & Role
8:00 - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast and Coffee with Faculty (All Attendees & Faculty)  
9:00 - 9:10 am Welcome - Day 2 Haines - Presenter
9:10 - 9:30 pm Pathophysiology of Ventricular Arrhythmias Shivkumar - Presenter
9:30 - 9:40 am Case Shivkumar - Presenter
9:40 - 10:30 am Ventricular Arrhythmias: Panel Discussion and Q&A Shivkumar- Moderator
  Ablation techniques and outcomes Shivkumar - Panelist
  Technologies for mapping and ablation Poole - Panelist
  Role of imaging Russo - Panelist
  Radioablation Chung- Panelist
  Autonomic modulation TBD
10:30- 10:45 am Device Therapy: Therapy Programming and Unmet Needs Knight - Presenter
10:45 - 11:00 am Break (Coffee & Snacks)  
11:00 - 11:05 am Case: Heart Failure Poole - Presenter
11:05 - 11:15 pm Deliberation All Faculty - Panelists
11:15 - 11:20 am Case: Atrial Fibrillation Knight - Presenter
11:20 - 11:30 am Deliberation All Faculty - Panelists
11:30 - 11:35 am Case: Ventricular Arrhythmias Shivkumar - Presenter
11:35 - 11:45 am Deliberation All Faculty - Panelists
11:45 - 11:50 am Case: mHealth and Use of Wearables Passman - Presenter
11:50 - 12:00 pm Deliberation All Faculty - Panelists
12:00 - 12:10 pm Closing Remarks Russo- Presenter
12:15 - 13:00 pm; Networking Lunch (All Attendees & Faculty)  

*Subject to change