The Medical College of Wisconsin
Ventricular Tachycardia Symposium 2014

Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3, 2014

Co-sponsored by:


Course Description

This is a two-day symposium on Ventricular Tachycardia, with a focus on catheter (endocardial and epicardial) ablation treatment of VT. It features nationally and internationally recognized experts on these topics. There will also be a hands-on, guided pig-heart dissection with a focus on ablation-related cardiac anatomy.

**To Claim CME Credit: Go to the VT Symposium CME Page**

Make sure you are logged in (upper right) with the CME account you made at registration. Click on "Begin" at the bottom of the page. On the next page, click on the first icon for "Ventricular Tachycardia Summit Evaluation". Complete this evaluation, and you will have an option to print out your CME certificate. You can also come back to this page at a later date to re-print your certificate.

8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Enter at the front entrance to The Medical College (#1 below).
Parking is available directly across from the front entrance.

NOTICE: The Zoo Interchange Project has many streets around the MCW campus closed. Please check out the MCW Zoo Interchange Information page for the current best route to campus.

Course Director & Planning Committee

Jason Rubenstein, MD, FHRS: Course Director, The Medical College of Wisconsin

Marcie Berger, MD: Planning Committee, The Medical College of Wisconsin

Jason T. Jacobson, MD: Planning Committee, Columbia University

Course Faculty

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS ~ Mayo Clinic

Marcie Berger, MD ~ The Medical College of Wisconsin

Frank M. Bogun, MD ~ University of Michigan

Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS ~ Johns Hopkins

David Callans, MD, FHRS ~ University of Pennsylvania

Evgueni Fayn, MD, FHRS ~ The Medical College of Wisconsin

Warren Jackman, MD, FHRS ~ University of Oklahoma

Jason T. Jacobson, MD ~ Columbia University

James Oujiri, MD ~ The Medical College of Wisconsin

Jason Rubenstein, MD, FHRS ~ The Medical College of Wisconsin

James Roth, MD ~ The Medical College of Wisconsin

Dalip Singh, MD ~ The Medical College of Wisconsin

David J. Wilber, MD, FHRS ~ Loyola University

Conference Schedule – Saturday

6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
Registration / Breakfast

7:30 - 8 a.m.
VT Localization on 12-lead ECG - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Wilber

8 - 8:30 a.m.
VT Ablation Strategies, Entrainment - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Bogun

8:30 - 9 a.m.
Idiopathic VT, LVOT/RVOT - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Jacobson

9 - 9:30 a.m.
Catheter ablation of VT in patients with ARVD - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Calkins

9:30 - 10 a.m.
Cardiac MRI for Substrate Identification - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Rubenstein

10 - 10:30 a.m.
When to Consider Epicardial Approach: Epicardial Techniques and Pitfalls - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Wilber

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Break and Exhibits

10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Emerging Ablation Techniques & Substrates, Lesion Creation/Monitoring - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Bogun

11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Diagnosis and management of ARVD: State of the Art In 2014 - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Calkins

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Hemodynamic support during VT Ablation - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Jacobson

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Cardiac Anatomy for VT Ablation (hands-on pig heart lab) - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Asirvatham

Adjourn at 1:30 p.m.

Conference Schedule – Sunday

7 - 7:20 a.m.

7:20 - 7:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks

7:30 - 9 a.m.
Cardiac Anatomy for VT Ablation (hands-on pig heart lab) | Dr. Asirvatham

9 - 10 a.m.
Substrate Ablation of Scar-Related VT: Targeting Isolated Late Potentials - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Jackman

10 - 10:30 a.m.
Role of VT ablation, device/drug therapies - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Berger

10:30 - 11 a.m.
VT ablation in LVAD patients - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Callans

11 - 11:15 a.m.
Break and Exhibits

11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Device Management, pitfalls in VT - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Roth

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Wide Complex Tachycardias - Diagnosis - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Fayn

12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
Utilization of ICE for VT ablation - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Singh

12:45 - 1:15 p.m.
Epicardial VT Ablation - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Callans

1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
PVC ablation - SLIDES (PDF) | Dr. Oujiri

Evaluation & Adjourn at 1:45 p.m.


Course fees include tuition, course materials, heart to dissect, continuing education credits, breakfast and refreshments.

Attending Physicians: $200.00
Fellows in Training: $100.00
Allied Health Professionals: $150.00

Register for the conference

Please note you will need to create a one-time “New User Account” before enrolling in this course. Scroll to the bottom of the registration page and click on "register". You will need to make the CME account first, then go back a second time to sign up for the course. You should get an email titled "Signup confirmation for Course: Ventricular Tachycardia Summit 2014" once enrolled correctly. Please call us (414) 955-6777 with any sign-up issues.

Online registration is required for evaluation and receiving credit. Please bring an internet-capable device to this session!

Hotel Information

Crowne Plaza Hotel
10499 Innovation Dr.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

A block of rooms have been reserved at a special discounted rate of $99 per night for conference attendees. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at (414) 475-9500 or via In-House Reservations, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. at (414) 389-8563. Please reference MCW-VT Symposium.

Who Should Attend

This activity is designed for electrophysiologists, electrophysiology fellows, and nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the care of patients with electrophysiological issues.

Learning Objectives

  • Highlight recent research progress in the treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Identify current treatment options for Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Review promising clinical research strategies for the next decade


The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 11.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.


Please contact Annette Benavente at (414-955-6777).

Scenes from the 2013 VT Symposium

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8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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