Convergent Days – 19 December, 2019

19 December, 2019 - Leuven, Belgium

The Convergent days program is led by a faculty of electrophysiologists and cardiac surgeons and includes both didactic sessions and the opportunity to perform Convergent Approach cases in a beating heart specimen model to provide a comprehensive hands-on experience.

The specialized curriculum is designed to facilitate a data and experience exchange with the novel Convergent Approach technology; providing peer-to-peer led training that incorporates patient selection, pre-and post-operative management, latest clinical evidence and procedural techniques.

At the end of this program, you will be able to discuss your Convergent Approach Program with a trainer and arrange proctor support for your first scheduled cases.

Cardiac surgeons and electrophysiologists who want to implement a hybrid AFib ablation program with EpiSense.

Faculty:  J. Gill, MD, F. Rega, MD, PhD

Learning objectives:
– Implementing a Convergent Approach Program
– Patient selection criteria
– Pre-and postoperative considerations
– Overview of mapping
– Review the latest clinical evidence
– Perform Convergent approach cases in a beating heart specimen model
– Intraoperative set-up
– Procedural techniques
– Management of LAA exclusion

KU Leuven/Faculty of Medicine
Anatomic Skills Centre
Minderbroedersstraat 12
3000 Leuven, Belgium

Hotel Martin’s Klooster
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwstraat 18
3000 Leuven, Belgium

Day 1

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Convergent Physician Education Program Overview

9:15 am - 10:30 am

- Pathophysiology
- Critical Role of the posterior wall
- Current data and experiences
- Patient selection criteria
- Implementing a Convergent Procedure Program

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Networking break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

- Procedural overview
- Tips and tricks
- Technicalities
- Pre-and postop considerations
- Overview of mapping
- Left atrial appendage

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Networking lunch


1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Cadaver lab training

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

- Final comments
- Next steps on getting started
- Proctoring