The Conference is jointly provided by Charlotte Area Health Education Center, Carolinas HealthCare System, CaroMont Health, and Novant Health. This inaugural conference will bring to the forefront the emerging technologies and treatment strategies for Electrophysiology (EP) and heart failure patient populations.  Experts in the field of cardiac care management and electrophysiology will present on a variety of topics. Breakout session tracks will allow those interested in devices, EP lab, and clinical care to attend sessions  relevant to their interests and specialties.

<br><br>Continuing education credit will be provided for nurses and physician assistants. Applications will be made for AARC-CRCE credit for Respiratory Therapists and for AART credit for Radiology Techs.

The purpose of this symposium is to update medical practitioners in the greater Midwest region on the future of cardiac electrophysiology (EP), and on new diagnosis and treatment guidelines in the care and management of patients with arrhythmias, heart failure, and other issues impacting the electrical system of the body. Participants will learn about advances in ablation techniques, device management, appropriate use criteria, and survey new developments in guidelines and recommendations. A review of clinical trials that have helped change the clinical practice of EP will also be held. Participants in this symposium will examine the latest trends in Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) treatment options and gain a greater understanding of anticoagulation and stroke prophylaxis.

This program is designed to provide electrophysiologists, cardiologists, internists, and associated professionals with state of the art information on invasive and non-invasive electrocardiographic and electrophysiologic tools used in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders. Attendees of the symposium will develop an understanding of the correct approach to the patients with atrial fibrillation, other atrial ventricular tachycardias and risk factors for sudden death.

This one-day program is designed to provide clinicians with a review of selected topics in present day management of patients withe cardiac arrhythmias, emphasizing new advances in the field, and incorporating current guidelines and evidence-based principles of practice. The format will incorporate didactic lectures as well as case management studies and panel discussions with experts in the field.

The purpose of the Annual International Symposium on Ventricular Arrhythmias is to provide a current review of new information on the basic pathophysiology of ventricular arrhythmias; to provide an in-depth understanding of the various management strategies that are currently being developed for the management of ventricular arrhythmias in various disease states, including non-pharmacologic therapies such as an implantable device therapy and advances in catheter ablation techniques.

The AF VT VF Summit is designed for electrophysiologists, cardiologists, fellows-in-training, and others interested in cardiac arrhythmias. We will present the latest results of basic and clinical research and information about ablation, imaging and device technologies and therapies. This year we will have interactive discussions, case presentations, and panel discussion. New this year: Poster Presentations!