UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science


Tranlsational Electrophysiology Symposium

28 March 2017, 9:00 am–5:30 pm

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St Bartholomew's Hospital, Robin Brook Centre, Morris Lecture Theatre Ground Floor West Smithfield EC1A 7BE View Map

The Translational Electrophysiology Research Symposium will be held at BHC in the spring of 2017.

The symposium is relevant to all those with an interest in arrhythmias from the basic science to the clinical level. 

A number of leading international speakers will be present including Michel Haissaguere, Bordeaux, Jalife, Michigan and Shivkumar from UCLA.

Early Bird Registration discount applies before December 20th - so please book now to ensure a place.


9 am Intro & Welcome- P.Lambiase, A.Hingorani

Molecular Basis of Arrhythmia

Chairs- Prof. Monroe, Prof. M.Caulfield, Dr Elijah Behr

9.10-9.25 Novel approaches to investigating the ionic basis of arrhythmia in the genomic era

Prof. A. Tinker-QMUL/BHC

9.25-9.40 Translating genomic data into risk profiling and therapeutic targeting

Prof. C. Bezzina Amsterdam Medical Centre

9.40-9.55 Molecular strategies to prevent sudden cardiac death

Prof. S. Harding, Imperial

9.55-10.15 Panel Discussion

10.15-10.40 Key Note: Professor Riccardo Cappato

New strategies & technologies to prevent SCD

Coffee Break


Myocardial Substrate

Chairs: Prof. R. Schilling, Dr Magdi Saba, Prof. Rodriguez

11.10-11.25 The role of tissue heterogeneities in arrhythmogenesis

Prof. R. Coronel

11.25-11.40 Determining the molecular basis of alternans in the intact human heart

Prof. P. Lambiase

11.40-11.55 What can the new mapping technologies teach us about the substrate & mechanisms that will inform ablation strategies?

Dr T. Wong, Royal Brompton

11.55-12.10 The current & future role of imaging in dissecting arrhythmogenic substrate to improve therapeutic outcomes

Prof. Mark O’Neill, KCL

12.10-12.30 Panel Discussion


Key Note- Mapping VF

Prof. M.Haissaguerre

1pm-2pm Lunch


Chairs: Prof. Shivkumar, Dr Kanagaratnam

2-2.20 Cardiac-Brain Interactions

Prof. P.Taggart

2.20-2.40 Molecular approaches to achieve cardiac neuromodulation

Prof. A. Gourine

2.40- 3.15 pm

Key Note Lecture –Prof. K. Shivkumar, UCLA

Curing VT-Horizons Beyond Ablation

3.30-4pm Tea

4pm -4.45pm Debate:

Chairs: Prof. Rodriguez & T.Wong

“Rotors are an artefact irrelevant to AF ablation outcomes”

4-4.15 Pro-Prof. Shivkumar

4.15-4.30 Contra-Prof. Jalife

4.30-4.35 Prof. Shivkumar Rebuttal

4.35-4.40 Prof. Jalife Rebuttal

4.40-4.50 Q&A

Key Note

Future Horizons in Clinical Electrophysiology

Professor Jalife

5.15-5.20 Concluding Remarks –Prof. M.Caulfied, P Lambiase

5.20 Drinks reception