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  
Prentice Women’s Hospital
Conference Center
Room: L South

250 E Superior St
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 Onsite Rate (after 3/3/20)
Member $999
Nonmember $1099

Cancellations 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) include a $100 fee.
HRS reserves the right to limit the number of attendees per organization to a maximum of 30. 
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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
Cooper University Hospital
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 Perfect is the Enemy of Good Enough: Improving CIED Quality Krahn - Presenter
1:00 - 1:20 pm Presentation: Pathophysiology of Heart Failure Singh - Presenter
       Pathophysiology of Dyssynchrony  
       Pathophysiology of SCA  
1:20 - 1:40 pm Presentation: Genetic Causes of SCD Krahn - Presenter
1:40 - 1:50 pm HF Case Shivkumar - Presenter
1:50 - 2:30 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A Passman - Moderator
       Who gets what device and when do they get it? Shivkumar - Panelist
       Challenges in device placement Singh - Panelist
       Pros & Cons and the future devices for heart failure Haines - Panelist
       His bundle pacing, epicardial/subcutaneous devices, leadless pacing Krahn - Panelist
       Device monitoring and cybersecurity Knight - Panelist
2:30 - 2:45 pm Recent and Upcoming Trials in Heart failure Singh - Presenter
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break (Coffee & Snacks)  
3:00 - 3:20 pm Recent & Upcoming Trials in AF Krahn - Presenter
3:20 - 3:20 pm Case: AF Ablation Knight - Presenter
3:30 - 4:10 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A Shivkumar - Moderator
       Indications of ablation Passman - Panelist
       Challenges in ablation Haines - Panelist
       New/developing ablation tools Krahn - Panelist
       Stroke Prevention: risk stratification, oral anticoagulation, LAA management Singh - Panelist
4:10 - 4:30 pm Surgical Approaches to Atrial Fibrillation Knight - Presenter
4:30 - 4:50 pm How mHealth Will Impact AF Diagnosis/Treatment Passman - Presenter
4:50 - 5:00 pm Closing Remarks Passman
5:00 - 6:00 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 VT Case Russo - Presenter
9:40 - 10:30 am Panel Discussion and Q&A Haines- Moderator
       Ablation techniques and outcomes Shivkumar - Panelist
       Technologies for mapping and ablation Singh - Panelist
       Role of imaging Russo - Panelist
       Radioablation Krahn - Panelist
       Autonomic modulation Kim - Panelist
10:30- 10:45 am Device Therapy: Therapy Programming and Unmet Needs Kim - Presenter
10:45 - 11:00 am Break (Coffee & Snacks)  
11:00 - 11:05 am Case: Heart Failure Singh - Presenter
11:05 - 11:15 pm      Deliberation All Faculty - Panelists
11:15 - 11:20 am Case: Atrial Fibrillation Kim - 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 - 12:20 pm Future of EP, Challenges, Opportunities and Trends Russo - Presenter
12:00 - 12:10 pm Closing Remarks Russo - Presenter
12:15 - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch (All Attendees & Faculty)  

*Subject to change