Symposia & Breakouts

Day 1 - 29 November 15:00 CET / 09:00 ET

Cryo or PFA: Can Technologies of Today Be a Standard of Care Tomorrow?

This Symposium is supported by Medtronic.


  • Welcome – Gerhard Hindricks, Berlin, DE
  • Why I rely on the unbeatable legacy of cryoballoon ablation for my AF patients? – Melanie Gunawardene, Hamburg, DE
  • Moving beyond the hype: what makes me confident to adopt PFA? – Lucas Boersma, Nieuwegein, NL
  • Debate and roundtable: which technology and which energy source for which patient?
  • Closing remarks


Day 1 - 29 November 18:00 CET / 12:00 ET

Ablation Therapies Options for Improving Your AF Treatment Outcomes

This Symposium is supported by Boston Scientific


  • Introduction – Tobias Reichlin, Bem, CH
  • Is Pulsed-Field Ablation the new standard of care? – Josef Kautzner, Prague, CZ
  • The innovation in the cryo space – Armin Luik, Karlsruhe, DE
  • Understanding lesion formation in UHD: more insights for your AF re-do’s – Reza Wakili, Essen, DE
  • Closing and Q&A


Day 2 - 30 November 15:05 CET / 09:05 ET

Adaptibility of Volta's Dispersion Electrogram Guided Ablation With Different Ablation Strategies and Modalities

This Symposium is supported by Volta Medical


  • Volta AI technology introduction and clinical evidence roadmap – Jerome Kalifa, Providence, US
  • Volta AF-Xplorer enhanced integration with Ensite X bidirectional communication and CARTO Octaray – Devi Nair, Arkansas, US
  • Streamlining persistent AF workow with Volta technology & PFA – Jean-Paul Albenque, Toulouse, FR
  • Volta dispersion-guided ablation combined with VOM ethanol infusion – Miguel Valderrábano, Texas, US
  • Q&A


Learning Objectives

  • Understand Volta VX1's real-time detection and annotation of dispersion electrograms.
  • Investigate Volta's compatibility with top mapping systems and its communication with ENSITE X and Octaray with AF-Xplorer catheters.
  • Examine Volta VX1's integration in extra PV workflows for persistent and redo AF cases, and its synergy with various ablation modalities, including PFA.


Day 2 - 30 November 18:05 CET / 12:05 ET

Latest RF and Mapping Innovations to Treat PAF

This Symposium is supported by Biosense Webster

Louisa O’Neill, Nándor Szegedi & Marco Bergonti


Learning Objectives

  • Understand latest workflow and efficiency data using vHPSD.
  • Assess safety and efficacy data of vHPSD.
  • Evaluate AF triggers using multipolar catheter


Day 3 - 1 December 18:05 CET / 12:05 ET

S-ICD Best Practices to Predict Defibrillation Success

This Symposium is supported by Boston Scientific


  • Introduction – Pavel Syska, Warsaw, PL
  • S-ICD Best practices to predict defibrillation success – Bernard Harbieh, Ghazir, LB
  • Closing and Q&A


Learning Objectives

  • Learn about S-ICD box-change best practices.
  • Discover tips & tricks to improve the device position during a box-change procedure.
  • Identify and analyse potential challenges encountered during an S-ICD box change procedure, and develop effective problem-solving strategies to overcome these challenges.


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