Hybrid AF™ Convergent Therapy Program 27 – 28 September 2021

27 September, 2021 - Groningen, the Netherlands

This two-day Hybrid AF™ Convergent Therapy Program (27-28 September 2021) is led by a faculty of electrophysiologist and cardiac surgeon. The comprehensive program includes both didactic sessions, the opportunity to perform Convergent Approach cases in a beating heart specimen model, and live case observations.

This training program is now fully booked and registration is no longer possible. Please check other available dates for the Hybrid AF™ Convergent Therapy Program.

27 September: Didactics and cadaver lab
28 September: Live observation (1 surgical and 1 EP case)

The specialized curriculum is designed to facilitate data and experience exchange, 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 how to start a Hybrid AF™ Convergent Program at your hospital and how to proceed with your first scheduled cases.

Cardiac surgeons and electrophysiologists who want to implement a Hybrid AF™ Convergent Therapy with EpiSense.

Learning objectives:
– Implementing a Hybrid AF™ Convergent Therapy
– 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

Universitair Medisch Centrum (UMC) Groningen
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
The Netherlands

NH Hotel (across the street of hospital)
Hanzeplein 132
9713 GW Groningen
The Netherlands

Day 1

11:00 am - 11:00 am

Individual arrival until 11:00 AM

11:30 am - 11:30 am

- Meeting at Hospital Reception
- Walk to Skills Lab

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Welcome and introduction of the Hybrid AF™ Convergent Program

- How to start a Hybrid AF Convergent Program
- Current experiences with the therapy in Groningen
- OR set-up


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hands-on cadaver lab training (Beating heart set-up)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Day 2

8:00 am - 8:00 am

Meeting at the hotel lobby to walk to the Universitair Medisch Centrum (UMC) Groningen

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Surgical live case

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

EP live case

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm