Electrophysiology in the West Summit

Paul J. Wang, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
Paul J. Wang, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
The Electrophysiology in the West Summit (or EP in the West Summit) brings together a nationally-known group of experts in electrophysiology in a retreat-like, historic setting on the Northern California coast. The Summit will be held from November 30 to December 2, 2007, and will present the latest advances in state-of-the-art cardiac electrophysiology in a setting that provides an opportunity for extensive discussion and interaction with the faculty and others interested in the field. The target audience includes cardiac electrophysiologists, arrhythmia nurses and technicians, and cardiologists and internists with special interest in arrhythmias. Special tracks are designed to meet the needs of each group of attendees. During the course of the two and a half day program, attendees will gain a better understanding of the advances in the field of arrhythmias, and be able to apply this information to their practices. The program will also serve as way for practitioners who are located west of the Rockies and throughout the rest of the country to network. Educational Objectives The participants should be able to: Outline and explain the ways that clinical cardiac electrophysiology continues to evolve, and investigate how the future appears to be one of continued evolution of techniques, refinement of indications, and continued clinical applications; Summarize the challenges faced in the electrophysiology community in developing new techniques and establishing uniformity of methods; Apply new data regarding techniques and indications for the ablation of ventricular tachycardias and atrial fibrillation; Detect and describe cardiomyopathies, genetically-based arrhythmias, and arrhythmias in athletes, and analyze the various treatments recommended by the AHA; and Define and compare HRS-approved resynchronization and ICD therapies and investigate new therapies. Tracks There are 3 tracks designed to provide in-depth workshop sessions, enhancing the educational value of the programs. Track 1 will focus on Cardiac Electrophysiologists and Fellows; Track 2 will be for Cardiologists and Internists; and Track 3 is for Associated Professionals. Venue The venue for the Summit is the historic La Playa Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The La Playa Hotel was originally designed as a Mediterranean villa in 1905, and is now one of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America. The 80-room hotel is located two blocks from the Carmel beach, and offers a wonderful retreat for the Summit. Course Directors and Faculty The Program Chair is Paul J. Wang, MD, Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Stanford University School of Medicine. The honorary Co-Chairs are Jeffrey E. Olgin, MD and Melvin Scheinman, MD of the University of California San Francisco. The faculty are drawn from these two institutions. Guest faculty include Dr. David J. Callans, Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fred Morady, McKay Professor of Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Michigan, Dr. Douglas L. Packer, Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and Dr. William G. Stevenson, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Sponsor and Accreditation The Continuing Medical Education of the Stanford Hospital & Clinics is the sponsoring entity for this program. The educational activity is designated for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA category 1 credits and up to a maximum of 19.4 contact hours as a category 1 nursing course. Registration Information about registration may be obtained online at www.cme.stanford hospital.com. Hotel reservations may be made at (800) 592-8900.