ExPlore 2019: Innovations in Electrophysiology for the Allied Professional

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Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, CRNAs, Radiology Technologists, Certified Cardiac Device Specialists and other allied health professionals in the field of electrophysiology


This conference is jointly provided by Charlotte AHEC, Atrium Health-Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, CaroMont Health Heart and Vascular, and Novant Health.

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

Co-Sponsored by:
Heart Rhythm Society

Register now for the ExPlore 2019 conference! For this 3rd annual conference, we will again bring to the forefront emerging technologies and treatment strategies for Electrophysiology (EP) and heart failure patient populations.

Sessions & Topics

General Session I
Roadmap for CRT Non-Responders
HIS Bundle Pacing: What's the Hype?
Approach to the Unknown Tracing: Wide vs. Narrow Complex Tachycardia

General Session II: Reverse Classroom Session"
This unique session is presented in the reverse classroom approach. Selected references for each presentation topic are provided to attendees in advance of the program to allow ample time for discussion. This session will offer expert perspectives on cases from panel members using a case-based approach and will focus on best practices for the management of atrial fibrillation.
Topics include CABANA, AF New Guidelines, & Subclinical AF Role of LAAC, followed by a panel discussion.

General Session III
The Overlooked & Misunderstood: Interesting Case Studies
End-of-Life Considerations for CIED patients: Practical, Ethical, & Legal Dimensions

Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Breakout Session A: EP Lab
Fire & Ice: Ablation Energy & Beyond
The Fluoroless Lab
Epicardial VT Ablation Techniques

Breakout Session B: Allied Professionals
VT: Cornerstones of Treatment-- Antiarrhythmics & Ablation
What's the Script? Pharmacologic Therapy for the EP and HF Patient Populations
The Pacing Report: Connecting the Dots from Pacing to Practice

Breakout Session C: Device Clinic
Don't Shock Me
Diving into the Deep End of the Device Pool
CRT Management: Programming for Patient Longevity

Harris Conference Center
Central Piedmont Community College - Harris Campus
3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208

0.60 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) | 6.00 Contact Hours

6.0 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Contact Hours
Charlotte AHEC Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Atrium Health and CaroMont Heart, Novant Health & Heart Rhythm Society. Atrium Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement:
Atrium Health designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity

Radiology Technologists
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has approved this activity for Category A CE credit.

Nurse Anesthetists
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 6.00 Class A CE credits; Number 1038169; Expiration Date 11/2/2019.

Potential Exhibitors
Exhibitors, please click HERE to download the exhibitor form, or contact Laura Magennis at 704-512-6204, laura.magennis@atriumhealth.org

Area Hotels
Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte-Airport
2731 Little Rock Road, Charlotte, NC 28214

Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Airport North
2700 Little Rock Road, Charlotte, NC 28214

Home2 Suites by Hilton Charlotte Airport
4240 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, NC 28214

Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel
3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Airport
2400 Cascade Pointe Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28208

Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel
2800 Coliseum Centre Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217


  • Discuss heart failure patient management after Cardiac Resyncronization Therapy implantation focusing on best practices and considerations to optimize non-responders.
  • Explore patient outcomes of His Bundle Pacing vs. traditional pacing with review of His bundle physiology, selective vs. non-selective pacing and implant techniques.
  • Explore a systematic approach to tachyarrhythmia differentiation including tracings, physiology, and etiology.
  • Review of CABANA Study design, inclusion criteria, and findings with consideration for special populations.
  • Discuss prevention, changes in risk scoring, and anticoagulation choices.
  • Review the literature on the relationship between AF burden and stroke rate.
  • Review the 2019 focused guideline update and long-term follow-up data for the Watchman device utilizing a case-based approach.
  • Discuss best practices as presented for the management of atrial fibrillation.
  • Explore the implications for patients and families of early and ongoing shared decision making regarding cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) and end-of-life care.
  • Compare and contrast radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation including review of biophysics and outcomes with a look towards the future.
  • Explore procedure specific use of tools such as anatomical mapping and ICE for low or no fluoro exposure for elecvtrophysiology procedures.
  • Identify appropriate patient selection and procedural considerations for epicardial ventricular tachycardia ablation.
  • Describe a case-based approach to the role of ventricular tachycardia ablation as primary therapy versus antiarrhythmics.
  • Examine guideline-directed therapy and management implications for antiarrhythmic medications in the acute and outpatient settings.
  • Identify and utilize essential data within a device report to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Discuss ICD programming for primary and secondary prevention.
  • Explore complex device questions or complications using real world case examples.
  • Review of vendor specific algorithms and their impact on patient outcomes and longevity.


Dr. Laura M Magennis, DNP MSN RNC-OB RN-BC, 704-512-6204


Breakout Sessions (Select one)

Nov 2, 2019
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Check-In Time
2:15 PM
Harris Conference Center
Nov 2, 2019
2:15 AM - 3:45 PM
Check-In Time
2:15 AM
Harris Conference Center
08:00 AM - 03:45 PM
Nov 2, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Check-In Time
8:00 AM
Nov 2, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Harris Conference Center
Registration; Breakfast and lunch provided
Special code required
Standard Exhibitor fee (includes exhibit table and 1 rep)
Standard exhibitor fee ($1000) + Extra exhibitor rep ($100)
Bronze Exhibitor fee (includes exhibit table and 2 reps)
Silver Exhibitor fee (includes exhibit table and 3 reps)
Gold Exhibitor fee (includes 2 exhibit tables and 4 reps)
Fee for extra exhibitor rep (1)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
CNE Contact Hours
Contact Hours