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The Medical College of Wisconsin
Ventricular Tachycardia
Symposium 2014

August 2nd and 3rd, 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.


Conference Date:
Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday August 3rd, 2014       
Conference Location:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin       
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 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 - 8:00 a.m.   VT Localization on 12-lead ECG - SLIDES Dr. Wilber
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. VT Ablation Strategies, Entrainment - SLIDES Dr. Bogun
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Idiopathic VT, LVOT/RVOT - SLIDES Dr. Jacobson
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Catheter ablation of VT in patients with ARVD - SLIDES Dr. Calkins
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Cardiac MRI for Substrate Identification - SLIDES Dr. Rubenstein
10:00 - 10:30 p.m. When to Consider Epicardial Approach: Epicardial
Techniques and Pitfalls - SLIDES
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 Dr. Bogun
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Diagnosis and management of ARVD: State of the Art In 2014 - SLIDES Dr. Calkins
11:45 - 12:15 p.m.  Hemodynamic support during VT Ablation - SLIDES Dr. Jacobson
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Cardiac Anatomy for VT Ablation
(hands-on pig heart lab) - SLIDES
Dr. Asirvatham 
1:30 p.m. Adjourn  


Conference Schedule - Sunday


7:00 - 7:20 a.m. Breakfast  
7:20 - 7:30 a.m. Opening Remarks  
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.  Cardiac Anatomy for VT Ablation (hands-on pig heart lab) Dr. Asirvatham
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  Substrate Ablation of Scar-Related VT: Targeting Isolated Late Potentials - SLIDES Dr. Jackman
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Role of VT ablation, device/drug therapies - SLIDES Dr. Berger
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.  VT ablation in LVAD patients - SLIDES Dr. Callans
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break and Exhibits  
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Device Management, pitfalls in VT - SLIDES Dr. Roth
11:45 - 12:15 p.m. Wide Complex Tachycardias - Diagnosis - SLIDES Dr. Fayn
12:15—12:45 p.m. Utilization of ICE for VT ablation - SLIDES Dr. Singh
12:45 - 1:15 p.m. Epicardial VT Ablation - SLIDES Dr. Callans
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. PVC ablation - SLIDES Dr. Oujiri
1:45 p.m. Evaluation & Adjourn  



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


**To register, click here for our Registration Page.**


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 Drive, 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 at In-House Reservations Monday-Friday 7a.m. - 3p.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.

Pictures from 2013 VT Symposium




Milwaukee Attractions

What to do in the Afternoons after the conference? Millions of people visit the greater Milwaukee for all kinds of reasons; attending a business conference; visiting family and friends; taking in the world’s biggest music festival; or simply enjoying the area’s natural beauty and central Midwestern location. The Wisconsin State Fair will be in full swing during the conference time as well!  Start planning and find out for yourself what the Milwaukee experience feels like:

¨ Harley-Davidson Museum

¨ Miller Brewery Visitor Center

¨ Milwaukee Art Museum

¨ Wisconsin State Fair

Just to name a few. For more information regarding Milwaukee
attractions see Visit Milwaukee at


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