Fusion Summit

20 September, 2018 - Frankfurt, Germany

Join your colleagues for a one-day program covering all aspects of surgical AF patient management with the Fusion technology. From patient selection to the latest clinical evidence, this dynamic program features the most up-to-date techniques and results for surgical ablation with Fusion technology.

Cardiac surgeons who already use or would like to use the Fusion System

All levels

This one-day interactive program will focus on:
– Fusion Technology latest developments
– Guidelines and evidence for surgical AF ablation
– Open concomitant and minimally invasive approaches to AF surgical ablation
– Live in box cases
– Users shared best practices
– Patient selection criteria
– Anticoagulation protocols
– Left Atrial Appendage Management

At the end of this program, you’ll be able to discuss your upcoming cases with a trainer to identify the right strategy for your patients. You may also request proctoring for those cases.

Program Director: Sir Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay, MD, PhD

Faculty includes:
Mark La Meir, MD, PhD
Piotr Suwalski, MD, PhD
Ivar Friedrich, MD, PhD
Mohammed Bentala, MD
Claudio Muneretto, MD, PhD

The Hilton Frankfurt Airport Hotel
The Squaire AM Flughafen
60549 Frankfurt
AM Main Germany


Day 1

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Welcome and introduction

10:00 am - 10:20 am

Fusion: technology, aspirations and PMFE study
Ahmed Elmouelhi, AtriCure

10:20 am - 10:40 am

Guidelines: why should we perform concomitant ablation?
Sir Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay, MD, PhD

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Tips & tricks and patient selection
Ivar Friedrich, MD, PhD

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Fundamentals of Left Atrial Appendage Management
Piotr Suwalski, MD, PhD

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Options and strategies to manage the Left Atrial Appendage - surgeon view
Ales Mokracek, MD

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Networking Lunch


12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Multi-disciplinary approaches to hybrid ablation
Petr Budera, MD
Pavel Osmancik, MD

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Live in a box case: outcomes and therapy considerations
Mohammed Bentala, MD

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Update on clinical evidence including HISTORIC-AF trial
Claudio Muneretto, MD, PhD

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Patient selection and intra-operative and post-operative considerations
Gianluca Polvani, MD

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Networking break

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Hybrid results Milan/Prague/Plymouth; update on clinical work in progress
Sir Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay, MD, PhD

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Live in a box: left sided hybrid approach - is this the future?
Mark La Meir, MD, PhD
Sir Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay, MD, PhD

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Questions and answers

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Wrap up and departure