Programme

Thursday October 4, 2018: 

8:30 Registration 

EMHeF: setting the stage

Introduction by Vanessa van Empel/Frits Prinzen

9:30-9:40

Introduction to the EMHEF meeting 

9:40-10:00

The ultimate test: What do EP doctors know about HF treatment - Archana Raol, Liverpool

10:00-10:20

Reaction: What do HF doctors know about EP treatment – Malcolm Finlay 

10:20-10:40

AF in HF: cause or consequence? - John Cleland , Glasgow

10:40-11:00 - Break in the exhibition area

EMHeF as a novel entity - Harry Crijns/Kevin Vernooy

11:00-11:20

Novel classification of cardiomyopathy - Vanessa van Empel, Maastricht

11:20-11:40

Dyssynchronopathy as a new entity in heart failure - Frits Prinzen, Maastricht

Electrical heart failure

11:40-12:00

Perspective of the HF cardiologist - Hans Peter Brunner-La Rocca, Maastricht

12:00-12:20

Perspective of the EP cardiologist - Harry Crijns, Maastricht

12:20-12:40

Arrhythmic death in heart failure - Michiel Rienstra, Groningen

12:40-13:30 - Lunch in the exhibition area

Arrhythmia’s in HF: pathophysiology and treatment

Electrophysiology/Ablation - Martin Stockburger/Laurent Pison

13:30-13:50

AF ablation in HF - Johannes Brachmann, Coburg

13:50-14:10

Management of extrasystolopathy - Bulent Gorenek, Eskişehir

14:10-14:30

EMHeF and the role of antiarrhythmic drugs - P. Volders, Maastricht

14:30-15:00

How to deal with VT in HF - Laurent Pison, Genk

15:00-15:30 - Break in the exhibition area

Device Therapy - Franc Zanon/Nikos Dagres

15:30:16:15

Is ICD implantation in HF patients still required in 2019
Pro: Nikos Dagres, Leipzig; Con: Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Copenhagen

16:15-16:35

How about ICD implantation in LVEF >35% - Marc Strik, Maastricht

16:35-16:55

The role of imaging in ICD indication - Bas Bekkers, Maastricht

17:15-18:15 - Welcome reception in the exhibition area

 

Friday October 5, 2018: 

Pacing therapy in HF

Dyssynchronopathy and the role of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy - Joost Lumens/Kevin Vernooy

9:00-9:20

Gender differences in HF and EP – Natasja de Groot 

CRT in daily practice: challenging cohorts

9:20-9:40

CRT in non-LBBB - Romain Eschalier, Clermont Ferrand

9:40-10:00

How about CRT in long PR - Martin Stockburger, Berlin

10:00-10:20

Role of select His-bundle pacing in CHF - Pramod Deshmukh, USA

10:20-10:40

CRT in atrial fibrillation - Alexander Maass, Groningen

10:40-11:10 - Break in exhibition room

Future directions - Tammo Delhaas/Alexander Maass

11:10-11:30

Is the ECG still good enough to determine the indication for CRT - Kevin Vernooy, Maastricht

11:30-11:50

Better understanding and implementation of CRT by computer modeling – Joost Lumens, Maastricht

11:50-12:10

CRT and the importance of imaging - Robin Nijveldt, Nijmegen

12:10-13:20 - Lunch in the exhibition area

Optimization of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy - Frits Prinzen/ Wilfried Mullens

13:30-13:50

Real-time image-guided LV lead delivery for cardiac resynchronization therapy – Odette Salden

13:50-14:40

Is the latest activated region truly the best LV pacing site?
Pro: Jonathan Behar Con: Francisco Leyva, Birmingham

14:40-15:25

Multiple site pacing in all CRT patients?
Con: Aldo Rinaldi, London Pro: Franc Zanon, Rovigo

15:25-15:45 - Break in the exhibition area

CRT discussion - Hans Peter Brunner-la Rocca/Frits Prinzen

15:45-16:05

Who should manage the patient after CRT implantation: the HF or EP doctor, or the GP? – Wilfried Mullens, Genk

16:05-16:25

The ultimate test: What should the HF cardiologist know about CRT – Mathias Meine, Utrecht

16:25-16:40

Wrap-up - Frits Prinzen, Maastricht

 

Organizing committee:

Dr. Kevin Vernooy: Cardiologist; Electrophysiologist; MUMC
Prof. Frits Prinzen: Physiologist, specialized in electro-mechanics of the heart; MUMC
Prof. Hans-Peter Brunner-la Rocca: heart failure cardiologist; MUMC
Prof. Harry Crijns: head of cardiology; MUMC
Prof. Tammo Delhaas: head of dept. of biomedical engineering; MUMC
Drs. Ir. Henk Hoogervorst: program director Heart and Vascular Center, MUMC