Hands-On Learning Fellows Courses
HRS is excited to offer exclusive hands-on learning opportunities for fellows-in-training. Sessions will explore cardiac anatomy, ablation biophysics, and cardiac mapping.
These Hands-On Fellows Courses are NOT approved for continuing education credit.
These sessions are limited to in-person physician- and scientist-in-training attendees only.
How to Attend/Watch
In-Person Only: Hall D3 (access from Lobby D, Gate 10A), Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
Please note: If you would like to attend a third hands-on session or you were not able to get into your preferred session(s), come to the hands-on session location 15 minutes prior to the session start time, and you may be able to participate on a space available basis.
Friday, May 19: Cardiac Anatomy
During this hands-on learning fellows course, participants will review three-dimensional cardiac anatomy and its relation to heart rhythm disorders. This course will focus on basic and clinical cardiac anatomy, including the anatomy specific to His bundle and left bundle branch area, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and the pericardial space. Participants will work with three-dimensional printed hearts and multiple digital learning sources, including anaglyphs, photogrammetric images, GIFs, and endoscopic images.
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT: Hands-on Learning Fellows Course - Cardiac Anatomy I
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT: Hands-on Learning Fellows Course - Cardiac Anatomy II
Saturday, May 20: Ablation Biophysics
During this hands-on course, participants will focus on the principles of radiofrequency ablation by applying radiofrequency energy to ex vivo tissue preparations and conducting experiments evaluating resistive and conductive heating.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT: Hands-on Learning Fellows Course - Ablation Biophysics I
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT: Hands-on Learning Fellows Course - Ablation Biophysics II
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT: Hands-on Learning Fellows Course - Ablation Biophysics III
Sunday, May 21: Cardiac Mapping
During this hands-on course, participants will gain valuable cardiac mapping training, including how to acquire signals and construct activation and voltage maps using the most popular electroanatomic mapping systems (e.g., CARTO from Biosense-Webster and Ensite from Abbott). Fellows will each have an individual workstation to acquire and record sample atypical flutter and ventricular tachycardia cases with expert Faculty and industry representative guidance.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT: Hands-on Learning Fellows Course - Cardiac Mapping I
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM CT: Hands-on Learning Fellows Course - Cardiac Mapping II
The Hands-On Learning Fellows Courses are supported by Abbott and Biosense Webster.