2nd Annual Heart Rhythm Care in the 21st Century: Allied Professional Regional Conference

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Based on feedback from our 2016 conference attendees, we are expanding the conference to allow participation in more than one breakout session. All breakout sessions will be offered on Friday and repeated on Saturday. Break- out sessions include basic device therapy for those with less than one year of device experience, advanced device therapy, and AF and VT sessions. Also new this year is a must attend heart dissection lab offered on Friday evening. This is a hands-on experience that will allow attendees to view the anatomical structures of the heart that impact electrophysiology. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to ablate cardiac tissue. 

Activity Description:

The Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute is partnering with the Heart Rhythm Society Allied Professional Community of Practice to present a one day overview of electrophysiology. Featuring presentations by leading experts in the field, this must-attend CME conference will provide a complete overview of current trends, ideas and innovations in heart rhythm care. It is designed to provide comprehensive, quality education for allied professionals at any point along their career path.

Registration Information:

General registration deadline is September 15, 2017.

Full Conference (9/22 - 9/23)
Cleveland Clinic Employee: $25.00 USD
HRS Member: $75.00 USD
Non-HRS Member: $100.00 USD

Saturday only (9/23)
Cleveland Clinic Employee: $20.00 USD
HRS Member: $60.00 USD
Non HRS Member: $80.00 US

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Conference fee includes conference registration, networking reception, registration materials, and meals. If you are unable to travel to Cleveland, a live stream/webcast of the conference will be offered. Registration fees are the same as those listed above.

To learn more and register for this activity, click on the "register now" button below.


InterContinental Hotel, Cleveland, OH (Also available via Live Streaming)

Course Directors/Faculty:

Mary Hughes, PA-C
Cleveland Clinic

Ruth Madden, MPH, RN
Cleveland Clinic

Kelly Melgun, BSN
Cleveland Clinic

Stacy M. Poe, BSN, MSN, CNP
Cleveland Clinic

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the programming, troubleshooting, and maintenance of CIEDs
  • Identify inherited arrhythmia syndromes and explain optimal patient management
  • Compare and contrast medications used to treat heart rhythm disorders
  • Explain the heart-kidney connection and the impact on patient outcomes
  • Describe indications for left atrial appendage occlusion devices
  • Discuss lead management options and lead extraction guidelines
  • Explain risk factor modi cation, anticoagulation for stroke prevention and antiarrhythmic drug treatment for AF
  • Describe the role of surgical ablation for AF
  • Explain indications for CRT devices including techniques to ensure optimal response
  • Describe the imaging modalities utilized in treating heart rhythm disorders
  • Explain the diagnosis and treatment of Syncope and POTS
  • Describe new technologies used in caring for heart rhythm patients in the ambulatory setting
  • Identify the anatomical structures of the heart that impact electrophysiology

Target Audience:

This program is designed for allied professionals including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and technologists who care for patients with heart rhythm disorders.

Contact Information:

Ruth Madden
Tel: 216-444-6959