Left Atrium Symposium 2019
Key focuses of the symposium will include:
- The physiology, pathology and targeted treatment of the left atrial appendage, cardiac masses, and atrial septal defects,
- New diastolic parameters and new imaging techniques of the left atrium,
- The causes of left atrial enlargement, rhythm management and electrophysiology,
- New surgical techniques and devices for the left atrium.
Date: Saturday 20th July 2019
Workshops: 8.30am – 10.15am
Main Symposium: 10.30am – 5.00pm
Cocktail Hour: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: Abercrombie Business School, H70, Abercrombie St & Codrington St, Darlington NSW 2006
RACS, RACP, ASAR, ANZCA, AHPRA
1 point per hour for the main symposium, full attendance required
8:30AM – WORKSHOPS
LAA closure – ECHO tips and tricks. What to measure pre and post-implant
ASD closure – ECHO perspective on percutaneous closure
Prof. Gregory Scalia and Dr. Julie Humphries
Diastolic function, LA masses, LA strain – TOMTEC
Prof. Liza Thomas
Co-presenters Dr. Mikhail Altman and Paula Brown
POCUS Workshop – Perth only (10am – 12.30pm WA time)
10:15AM – MORNING TEA
10:30AM – FUNCTION AND THE SEPTUM CHAIR: DR. JULIE HUMPHRIES
SHDA – Where we are at now – the future – A/Prof. Sharon Kay
Left Atrial strain: Where are we now 2019 – Prof. Liza Thomas
Risk and Mortality: Atrial volumes have an important role – Prof. David Playford
Imaging the Intra-Atrial septum – Prof. Gregory Scalia
Case: ASD device where are you going? – Prof. David Muller
Atrial Mass – The Heart of the Matter – Matthew Hunt
12:30PM – LUNCH
1:30PM – ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY CHAIR: DR.PETER HANSEN
Where are we at with 3D mapping? – Dr. Stuart Thomas
AF Ablation – Radiofrequency vs. Cryoballoon Ablation – Dr. David Whalley
Atrial fibrillation in athletes – Dr. Adrian Elliott
LA in Volvo Ocean Race Sailors – Prof. Martin Ugander
The hybrid approach to AF – EP and surgery working together – Dr. Pragnesh Joshi
3:25PM – AFTERNOON TEA
3:50PM – THE APPENDAGE CHAIR: PROF. GREGORY SCALIA
Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion/Exclusion: Procedural image guidance with Transesophageal Echocardiography – Dr. Julie Humphries
3D Printing LAA ASD LA – How it can change management – Dr. James Otton
Resecting the LA during surgery – Dr. Michael Vallely
Case: Left Atrial Appendage “non” closure – Dr. Julie Humphries
Thoracoscopic LAA occlusion – an alternative approach – Dr. Pragnesh Joshi
5PM – 6PM – COCKTAIL HOUR
THAILAND, BANGKOK: 270 Rama VI Road, Ratchatewi, Ramathibodi Hospital
CHINA, GUANGDONG: Room 212, Yingdong Building, GuangDong Cardiovascular Institute, 96 Dongchuan Rd, Yuexiu District.
NEW ZEALAND, WAIKATO: Bryant Education Centre Main Auditorium, Waikato Hospital, Pembroke Street, Hamilton.
VIC, CLAYTON – MONASH HEART: Lecture Theatre 1, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton.
VIC, WANGARATTA: Room 1, Wangaratta Cardiology and Respiratory Centre, 29 Clark Street.
VIC, GEELONG: John Lindell Theatre,University Hospital Geelong, Ryrie Street.
NSW, COFFS HARBOUR: External Education Room, MNC Cardiac Services, Coffs Harbour Base Hospital, 343 Pacific Hwy.
NSW, GOSFORD: Lecture Theatre, Level 2, Gosford Hospital, Holden Street, Gosford.
NSW, ORANGE: Critical Care Meeting Room 25520, Ground Floor, 1530 Forest Road.
NSW, WOLLONGONG: ICU Tutorial Room, Wollongong Hospital, Crown Street, Wollongong.
NSW, LISMORE: Meeting Room, Northern Cardiovascular Clinic, 90 Diadem St, Lismore
NSW, PORT MACQUARIE: Room 1, Port Macquarie Cardiology, 12 Highfields Circuit.
NSW, TAMWORTH: Tamara Consulting Rooms, Tamara Private Hospital, 40 Piper Street.
NSW, WAGGA WAGGA: Boardroom Riverina Cardiology, 20 Docker Street.
NSW, NEWCASTLE: John Hunter Hospital Campus – RNC Conference Room 1 2428
QLD, BRISBANE: Mark O’Brien Auditorium, The Prince Charles Hospital, Education Centre, Rode Rd, Chermside.
QLD, GOLD COAST: Large Lecture Theatre, PED Building E-Block, Gold Coast University Hospital, 1 Hospital Blvd.
QLD, ROCKHAMPTON: Kenmore Room, Mater Hospital Rockhampton, 31 Ward St, The Range.
QLD, SUNSHINE COAST: CIU Meeting Room, Level 2, Sunshine Coast Hospital, 6 Doherty St, Birtinya.
SA, ADELAIDE: Conference Room, Tennyson Centre, Genesis Care, 520 South Rd, Kurralta Park.
WA, PERTH: Education Centre Rm G2, Fiona Stanley Hospital, 11 Robin Warren Drive, Murdoch.
ACT, CANBERRA: Cardiology Conference Room, The Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive Garran