2019 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Saturday Afternoon Program
This is all about what we’re planning for you on Saturday afternoon at this year’s Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference.
Saturday afternoon is the highlight of the conference because it includes the How to Choose the Right Procedures Panel, where doctors discuss real-life cases of people in the room — maybe even yours. You won’t get this kind of perspective anywhere else!
Early bird pricing is still available (but not for long) for the three-day event, which is August 9–11 in Dallas. You can reserve your spot here, now:
Here’s just a sampling of what’s planned for Saturday afternoon, August 10:
Dr. Ralph Damiano: Indications for Afib Surgery and Open Chest Maze
Dr. Damiano will give an overview of the open-chest Maze procedure, both done standalone (for afib only) and done alongside another heart procedure such as valve repair or bypass. He will talk about when surgery is appropriate, who is a good candidate, and what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.
Dr. Randall Wolf: Mini Maze, Convergent, and Hybrid Procedures
Dr. Wolf will discuss the mini maze procedure, convergent procedure, and hybrid procedures, as well as who is a candidate for these procedures and the typical results from each. He will talk about what to expect before, during, and after these procedures, as well as what to consider if you’re traveling to have a procedure.
Dr. Hugh Calkins: What Do the Afib Guidelines Tell Us About Treatment?
The guidelines are what your doctors use to determine your treatment. Dr. Calkins will share what afib patients need to know about the most recent afib and ablation guidelines, and the potential impact the CABANA Trial (and other trials) may have on these guidelines.
How to Choose the Right Procedures Panel
This panel of electrophysiologists and surgeons — Doctors Hugh Calkins, David Callans, Ralph Damiano, Mark Link, Andrea Natale, Doug Packer, and Randall Wolf — will discuss patient-provided cases to illustrate how they think about choosing the right procedure.
This session is always very informative, because the discussion is around real-world examples from people in the room. The doctors may not all agree (and frequently don’t) but will share their reasoning with you so you know how to decide what is best for you.
Although we can’t promise our panel members will discuss your specific case, we invite you to submit your case for their review. They may select it to talk about during this panel discussion. Attendees of past conferences have told us that this panel alone was worth thousands of dollars to them, and many found their answers during this discussion.
Once you’ve registered, we will reach out to you with details about how to submit your case.
Even if they don’t select your case, I’m confident you’ll hear something useful (and probably lots of useful things) during this panel discussion.
Here’s the link where you can get all the conference details and register with early bird pricing:
I look forward to seeing you in August!
To your health,
Mellanie True Hills
P.S. When we request that people submit their cases for discussion by the How to Choose the Right Procedure panel, we always receive a great response. This means we don’t have time to get to all of them, and it also means that you’ll hear about a variety of afib-related topics. You must be registered for the conference to submit your case (we’ll send the instructions to those who are registered soon, so start thinking about what you want to ask).
P.P.S. Keep in mind, too, that although our host hotel, the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, still has rooms available in our discounted block, we anticipate that those spots will fill as our room-block cutoff approaches — it’s July 15, just four weeks from now. Here’s the link where you can reserve your spot at the 2019 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, August 9–11 (and once you do, we’ll send you the information you need to book your room at our discounted rate):
To see more details about the 2019 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference program, follow the links below: