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

26 TH SEPTEMBER, SATURDAY

14.00-16.00

 “Techniques and Innovations in Cardiac Electrophysiology”

1. Fluoroless ablation
2. The use of ICE
3. 3 D Virtual reality

18.00 Opening Ceremony

27 TH SEPTEMBER, SUNDAY

8.30-10.00

CLINICAL EP:

Common Clinical Scenarios

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

ABLATION:

Ablate or Not?

1. Asymptomatic Preexcitation
– MITCHELL COHEN
2. Dyssynchrony in Asymptomatic Preexcitation
– PETER KARPAWICH
3. Frequent PVCs in structural and functional normal hearts
– THOMAS PAUL
4. Dual AV node pathways without inducible SVT
– AYA MIYAZAKI

10.30-11.30

Abstract presentation

DEVICES:

Site selected pacing :
Better than traditional pacing? Pro Con

PRO: PETER KARPAWICH / CON: FERRAN ROSÉS-NOGUE

11.30-13.00

GENETICS:

The role of genetic screening     

1. The basics of genetics and inheritance, an update
– ANDREW DAVIS
2. Mutation screening: genes, panels, whole exoms or whole genomes
– AHMAD AMIN
3. Genetic screening in congenital heart disease; is it worth the effort?
– ALEX POSTEMA
4. Why use genetic in my daily practise
– SAMI VISKIN

WORKSHOP

Morphology of the atria and the intraventricular septum. Imagination  vs  reality

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30

ACHD:

KATJA ZEPPENFELD, GABRIELE HESSLING

Treatment strategies for atrial arrhythmias                      

1. Atrial flutter ablation in ACHD: anything new ?
– NASTASIJA DE GROOT
2. Atrial arrhythmias in Eisenmenger Syndrome- medication, ablation, nothing ?
– JOHN TRIEDMAN
3. New oral anticoagulants for everybody ?
– OKTAY TUTAREL
4. Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in ACHD patients
– ISABEL DEISENHOFER

CLINICAL EP:

Sports Cardiology

1 .Sports restriction in channelopathies – finding the right balance
– ANDREW DAVIS
2. ECG changes in athletes- when should we worry ?
– JUN YOSHIMOTO
3 .Sports restriction in Cardiomyopathies
– ELIZABETH STEPHENSON
4. Sports with an ICD
– JANICE TILL

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
– SAMI VISKIN
2. CPVT
– ARTHUR WILDE
3. Brugada syndrome
– VINCENT PROBST
4. Early repolarization syndrome

DEVICES:

TEVFIK KARAGÖZ , CHRISTOF KOLB

Designing Cardiac Rhythm Devices for Children

1. Pediatric-Specific Software Ideas for Cardiac Implantable Devices
– ELIZABETH STEPHENSON
2. Thinking About Extraction at the Time of Initial Device Implantation
– ANDRZEJ KUTARSKI
3. Miniaturization of Cardiac Rhythm Devices
– CHARLES BERUL
4. Multiple Ways to Measure and Optimize Synchrony
– JAN JANOUSEK

28 TH SEPTEMBER, MONDAY

8.30-10.00

ABLATION:

GEORGE VAN HARE, OSKAR KOWALSKI

Tipps, Tricks and Tools of the Trade               

1. Para-Hissian-/-Para-Nodal Accessory Pathways
– TEVFIK KARAGÖZ
2. Infants – Tips and Tricks for Minimal Approach
– FABRIZIO DRAGO
3. Unusual Substrates in „Normal Heart“
– JOACHIM HEBE
4. Peri-/Postprodedural Anticoagulation in Pediatric Ablation
– MATTI HAPPONEN
5. Ablation within the coronary sinus
– JOHN TRIEDMAN

GENETICS:

How to session

1. How to manage a betablocker resistant LQT case ?
– ANNIKA RYDBERG
2. How to manage a betablocker resistant CPVT case ?
– VINCENT PROBST
3. How to manage SCN5a-related disease ?
– ARTHUR WILDE
4. How to manage Brugada Type 1 ECG during fever ?
– NICO BLOM
5. How to manage Andersen Tawil Syndrome ?
– MARIA MISZCZAK-KNECHT

10.00-10.30 Coffee break

10.30-11.30

GENETICS:

ARTHUR WILDE, SAMI VISKIN, JANICE TILL, VINCENT PROBST

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

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

Pro/ Con DEVICES:

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

PRO: KAREN MC LEOD / CON: ELIZABETH STEPHENSON

11.30-13.00

CLINICAL EP:

GABRIELE HESSLING, ANDREW DAVIS

Interpretation Session

1. How to you deal with borderline QTc ?
– SUSAN ETHERIDGE
2. What do you do if PVCs on exercise do not go away completely?
– ANDREAS PFLAUMER
3. Pacemaker clinic: My patient with AVB III and PM has episodes of non-sustained VT
– ALICE MALTRET
4. Bradycardia: when is slow a problem for the Cardiologist?
– KATARZYNA BIEGANOWSKA
5. Incessant 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
– NICO BLOM
2. Epicardial ablation – technique, tipps and tricks
– ISABEL DEISENHOFER
3. Is there a role for antiarrhythmic treatment in ACHD ?
4. Catheter ablation after extracardiac TCPC
– SESHADRI BALAJI

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30

CLINICAL EP:

ECG session

1. What can we learn from the coupling interval ?
– ANDREW DAVIS
2. Differentiating SVT from VT in children
– EDWARD WALSH
3. “Glitches in V1” – when to worry
– CECILIA GONZALES GARCIA
4. How to measure the QT interval
– SUSAN ETHERIDGE
5. What can QRS morphology tell us ?
– MAULLY SHAH

DEVICES:

Special aspects of CIED implantation in young patients 

1. CRT or His Bundle- what´s the best place to pace ?
– JAN JANOUSEK
2. Pacemakers in young patients : system choice and programming – what to consider
– ROMAN GEBAUER
3. ICD in young patients : system choice and  programming -what to consider
– CHRISTOF KOLB
4. Solving complications after device implanatation in children
– MASSIMO SILVETTI

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30

CLINICAL EP:

Syncope 

1. Syncope – when to worry?
– ANDREW DAVIS
2. Update POTS – epidemic or underrecognised?
– GABRIELE HESSLING
3. Inappropriate sinus tachycardia und other stuff – is ivabradine the answer?
– MAULLY SHAH
4. Diagnosis and Management of neurocardogenic syncope
– JANICE TILL
5. Is there a place for cardio-neuro ablation for syncope?
– ROMAN PIOTROWSKI

ACHD:

Treatment strategies for ventricular arrhythmias/prevention of SCD

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

17.30-18.30

ABLATION:

“How do I do it”

1. Ablation of typical AVNRT
– FABRIZIO DRAGO, KATHY COLLINS, ANNE DUBIN
2. Ablation of Left-sided Aps
– JOHN TRIEDMAN, GEORGE VAN HARE, JOACHIM HEBE
3. WPW risk stratification
– THOMAS KRIEBEL, JENNIFER SILVA, MASSIMO SILVETTI
4. Ablation of right-sided Aps
– LASZLO KÖRNYEI, GABRIELE HESSLING, EDWARD WALSH

DEVICES:

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

1. ROMAN GEBAUER
2. CHARLES BERUL
3. MASSIMO SILVETTI
4. CHIRSTOF KOLB
5. TEVFIK KARAGÖZ

29th SEPTEMBER, TUESDAY

8.30-10.00

CLINICAL EP:

 Arrhythmogenic right ventrikcular cardiomyopathy

1. Genetic basis: getting more complicated every year
– ANDREW DAVIS
2. Diagnostic criteria – not straightforward to diagnose
– LASZLO KÖRNYEI
3. How much does the MRI help to diagnose ARVC
– GABRIELLE NORRISH
4. Management of phenotype negative / genotype positive
– ANNE DUBIN
5. Ablation, ICD – when ?
– PAWEŁ DEEREJKO

FETAL CARDIOLOGY

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

10.00-10.30 Coffee break

10.30-11.30

JAM SESSION EP:

The Problem of recurrence after initially successful ablation

Abstract presentation

11.30-13.00

MORPHOLOGY:

Hands on  morphology  of the atrioventricular conduction axis

– ADAM KOLEŚNIK

CLINICAL EP:

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 

1 Risk calculation: still a long way to go? –
 SHESHADRI BALAJI
2. LGE on MRI: is it the new risk marker?
– GABRIELLE NORRISH
3. CONVENTIONAL ICD OR SICD FOR HCM?
– JANICE TILL
4. The role of genetics and facets of syndromic/non- syndromic HCM
– CORDULA WOLF

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