We are delighted to invite you to Pedirhythm IX  !

26-29 September 2020
Cracow

Pedirhythm IX World Congress of Pediatric and Congenital Rhythm Disorders will take place from 26 th to 29 th September 2020 at Krakow, Poland.

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Hotel Holiday Inn Krakow

4 Wielopole Street

Pedirhythm is an absolutely unique international meeting. It is designed for pediatric and congenital heart rhythm professionals who are involved in dysrhythmia management. Its exceptionality is a result of a program construction that gives the opportunity for faculty and attendees to talk, to exchange experience and to get an update about the latest knowledge in the field. Faculty and participants come from all over the world creating an international platform for discussion. 

The enriched scientific content will cover all disciplines in the field of cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmia. Clinical Electrophysiology will be the main topic of Pedirhythm IX.  Neonatologists, Anaesthesiologists and other professionals dealing with arrhythmias will therefore also find this conference appealing.

Krakow is second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. It is situated on the Vistula river in the south of Poland. The city has amazing historical centre and culture.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Krakow at Pedirhythm IX !

Course Directors

Pedi Rhythm Poland 2020

Alpay Celiker

Istanbul, Turkey

George F. Van Hare

St. Louis, USA

Gabriele Hessling

Munich, Germany

Joachim Hebe

Bremen, Germany

Tevfik Karagoz

Ankara, Turkey

Local Organizing Committee

Pedi Rhythm Poland 2020

Maria Miszczak Knecht

Warsaw, Poland

Katarzyna Bieganowska

Warsaw, Poland

Grażyna Brzezińska-Rajszys

Warsaw, Poland

Honorary Patronage:

Janusz Skalski
Cracow, Poland

Program

27 TH SEPTEMBER, SUNDAY

8.30-10.00

CLINICAL EP:

Common Clinical Scenarios

1. My baby with fetal SVT is born in sinus rhythm 
2 My 2 week old baby with SVT is still in SVT after 5 times Adenosine
3. My 10 year old has a father diagnosed with Brugada
4. My 14 year old still has palpitations after ablation, but no documentation
5. My 3 month old AVSD patient has JET on the ICU and they won´t turn down the inotropes
6. My 12 year old has 2: 1 AV Block on Holter- can he play sports ?

ABLATION:

Ablate or Not ?

1. Asymptomatic preexcitation
2. Dyssynchrony in asymptomatic preexcitation 
3. Frequent PVCs in structural and functional normal hearts
4. Dual AV node pathways without inducible SVT 

10.30-11.30

Abstract presentation

DEVICES:

Site selected pacing :
Better than traditional pacing ? Pro Con

11.30-13.00

GENETICS:

The role of genetic screening     

1. The basics of genetics and inheritance, an update.
2. Mutation screening: genes, panels, whole exoms or whole genomes
3. Genetic screening in congenital heart disease –  is it worth the effort?
4. Molecular autopsy

WORKSHOP MORPHOLOGY:

of the atria and the intraventricular septum. Imagination  vs  reality

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30

ACHD:

Treatment strategies for atrial arrhythmias                      

1. Atrial flutter ablation in ACHD: anything new ?
2. Atrial arrhythmias in Eisenmenger Syndrome- medication, ablation, nothing ?
3. New oral anticoagulants for everybody ?
4. Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in ACHD patients

CLINICAL EP:

Sports Cardiology

1. Sports restriction in channelopathies – finding the right balance
2. ECG changes in athletes- when should we worry ?
3. Sports restriction in Cardiomyopathies
4. Sports with an ICD

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30

GENETICS:

How to diagnose inherited arrhythmia syndromes by  ECG,  (drug-) testing, genetics.

1. Long QT syndrome
2. CPVT
3. Brugada syndrome
4. Early repolarization syndrome

DEVICES:

Designing Cardiac Rhythm Devices for Children

1. Pediatric-specific software ideas for cardiac implantable devices
2. Thinking about extraction at the time of initial device implantation
3. Miniaturization of Cardiac Rhythm Devices
4. Multiple Ways to Measure and Optimize Synchrony

28 TH SEPTEMBER, MONDAY

8.30-10.00

ABLATION:

Tipps, tricks and tools of the trade”               

1. Para-Hissian-/-para-nodal accessory pathways 
2.  Infants – tipps and tricks for minimal approach
3. Unusual substrates in the  „Normal Heart“
4. Peri-/postprodedural anticoagulation in pediatric ablation
5. Ablation within the coronary sinus 

GENETICS:

How to session

1. How to manage a betablocker resistant LQT case?
2. How to manage a betablocker resistant CPVT case?
3. How to manage SCN5a-related disease?
4. How to manage Brugada Type 1 ECG during fever ?
5. How to manage Andersen Tawil Syndrome ?      

10.00-10.30 Coffee break

10.30-11.30

GENETICS:

Meet the expert session, bring your own case(s)               

Backup cases will be provided, should be interactive, ideally with a voting system.

DEVICES:

Subcutaneous ICD is better than a traditional transvenous ICD  for children who don’t require pacing or ATP Pro /Con

11.30-13.00

CLINICAL EP:

Interpretation Session PANEL 

1. How to you deal with borderline QTc ?
2. What do you do if PVCs on exercise do not go away completely?
3. Pacemaker clinic: My patient with AVB III and PM has episodes of non-sustained VT
4. Bradycardia: when is slow a problem for the Cardiologist?
5. Focal or multifocal atrial tachycardia in infants : do we treat the patient or the ECG ?

ACHD:

Specific situations

1. Prophylactic VT ablation in patients undergoing pulmonary valve implantantion
2. Epicardial ablation – technique, tipps and tricks
3. Is there a role for antiarrhythmic treatment in ACHD ?
4. Catheter ablation after extracardiac TCPC

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30

CLINICAL EP:

ECG session

1. What can we learn from the coupling interval?
2. Differentiating SVT from VT in children
3. “Glitches in V1” – when to worry ?
4. How to measure the QT interval ?
5. What can QRS morphology tell us ?

DEVICES:

Special aspects of CIED implantation in young patients 

1. CRT or His Bundle- what´s the best place to pace ? 
2. Pacemakers in young patients : system choice and  programming -what to consider
3. ICD in young patients : system choice and  programming -what to consider
4. Solving complications after device implantation in children

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30

CLINICAL EP:

Syncope 

1. Syncope- when to worry ? 
2. Update POTS – epidemic or underrecognised ?
3. Inappropriate sinus tachycardia und other stuff  – is ivabradine the answer ?
4. Diagnosis and  Management of neurocardogenic syncope
5. Is there a place for cardio-neuro abation for syncope ?

ACHD:

Treatment strategies for ventricular arrhythmias/prevention of SCD

1. Risk stratification in ACHD: role of advanced imaging  
2. SCD in Mitral valve prolapse: who is at risk?
3. Risk score for SCD in ACHD- is it ready for use ?
4. VT ablation concepts in ACHD

17.30-18.30

ABLATION:

“How do I do it”

1. Ablation of typical AVNRT
2. Ablation of Left-sided APs
3. WPW risk stratification
4. Ablation of right-sided APs

DEVICES:

Meet the Experts Session – Radiation-free or ALARA  pacemaker/defibrillator implantation- how I do it

29th SEPTEMBER, TUESDAY

8.30-10.00

CLINICAL EP:

Tipps, tricks and tools of the trade”               

1. Para-Hissian-/-para-nodal accessory pathways 
2.  Infants – tipps and tricks for minimal approach
3. Unusual substrates in the  „Normal Heart“
4. Peri-/postprodedural anticoagulation in pediatric ablation
5. Ablation within the coronary sinus 

FETAL CARDIOLOGY

1. The fetus with QT prolongation- what to do ?
2. Not everything is easy : case presentation
3. Supraventricular tachycardia in the fetus – still open questions?
4. Long term outcome of prenatally diagnosed SVT

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.30-13.00

WORKSHOP MORPHOLOGY:

Hands on  morphology  of the atrioventricular conduction axis 

CLINICAL EP:

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 

1. Risk calculation: still a long way to go ?
2. LGE on MRI: is it the new risk marker ?
3. Conventional ICD or SIC for HCM?
4. The role of genetics  and facets of syndromic/non- syndromic HCM

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