Global symposium on Advanced Concepts in Electrophysiology receives support from Biotronik


According to a press release, Biotronik has continued its support of the Advanced Concepts in Electrophysiology (ACE). This global symposium is an educational program for electrophysiologists and device-oriented cardiologists.

The 2015 program is hosting more than 150 specialists in cardiac rhythm management, and this year has the largest gathering in the programs history. This is the sixth year of the program to be held at New York University’s Langone Medical Centre, USA.

This year’s course content includes a blend of didactic sessions and live cases which spanned the breadth of clinical cardiac electrophysiology-including atrial fibrillation, cardiac resynchronisation therapy and diagnosis of complex arrhythmias-in a forum designed to maximise interaction between esteemed faculty and physician participants. Live cases include ventricular and atrial tachycardia ablations, as well as implants of the latest cardiac rhythm therapy device technology.

“This unique educational program focuses on the latest advances in cardiac therapy and technology and features an internationally acclaimed faculty, whose many works and scientific contributions have helped shape the field of clinical cardiac electrophysiology,” says Larry A Chinitz, Benjamin and Coyle family professor of medicine and course director of the educational program.

“More than 150 physicians from around the world who specialise in treating patients with heart rhythm disorders are participating in this important scientific collaboration between Biotronik and a premier thought-leader faculty,” said Patrick Newton, vice president, medical and academic affairs at Biotronik.

NYU Langone faculty at this program:

  • Larry Chinitz,
  • Anthony Aizer; assistant professor, Department of Medicine
  • Chirag Barbhaiya; assistant professor, Department of Medicine
  • Scott Bernstein; assistant professor, Department of Medicine
  • Steven Fowler; assistant professor, Department of Medicine
  • Douglas Holmes; assistant professor, Department of Medicine
  • Charles Love; professor, Department of Medicine
  • David Park; assistant professor, Department of Medicine

Additional faculty from around the world:

  • Josep Brugada; professor of cardiology, Arrhythmia Section, Cardiovascular Institute University of Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain
  • Gerhard Hindricks; professor of medicine, University of Leipzig, director of electrophysiology Heart Center Leipzig; Leipzig, Germany
  • Bradley Knight; Chester C and Deborah M Cooley professor of cardiology, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine; Chicago, Illinois
  • Christopher Piorkowski; director of electrophysiology, Heart Center Dresden; Dresden, Germany
  • Maully Shah; associate professor of paediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Kalyanam Shivkumar; professor of medicine & radiological sciences and director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Center UCLA Medical Center; Los Angeles, California