ISHNE AF World-Wide Internet Symposium II / 2007
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Instructions
As of April 30th, in the CREDITS section, there will be questions uploaded about each lecture presented in this symposium and identified with the name of the faculty. Each question has replies suggested with a correct one.

Each member that is registered in this symposium will be able to request CME credits. Answering correctly to 70% of questions will allow for passing the test, allowing obtaining of a maximum of 10 credits (1 every 5 questions correctly replied). These questions may be answered until July 1st, 2007, and they are automatically submitted to the server of the symposium.

Once the replies are received and analyzed, a certificate is generated with the number of granted credits, which will be sent via e-mail, in .PDF format. All those who request it, should fill in their name and e-mail. Since CME credits are granted by the ACCME from USA, we consider that they should be completed in English, and therefore will not be translated into the other languages.
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Acreditation
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Certification
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordate with the Essentials Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Internacional Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accreditated by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits T. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ISHNE Atrial Fibrillation World-Wide Internet Symposium
April 1 April 30, 2007

1. Title of Activity:
2nd ISHNE Atrial Fibrillation World-Wide Internet Symposium
President of the Symposium:  John Camm, MD, St George´s Hospital, University of London, London, UK
Director of the Symposium: Sergio Dubner, MD, Swiss Medical Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2. Host Organization/Contact Information:
International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology (ISHNE)
President of ISHNE: Wojciech Zareba, MD, PhD, University of Rochester.
Symposium website: http://www.af-symposium.org

3. Content Overview:
Atrial Fibrillation  is the most frequent entity in the cardiac arrhythmias field which is responsible for the majority of cardiovascular events.  Advancing knowledge and science of Atrial Fibrillation among physicians and other health professionals will contribute to a better patient care of this disease process. The 2nd ISHNE  Atrial Fibrillation World-Wide Internet Symposium covers a broad spectrum of topics related to etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy, and device therapy of Atrial Fibrillation. These topics will be addressed by a series of lectures, slide presentations, review article, and discussions presented via internet and accessible free of charge to registered participants. Details of the topics are provided in the attached Appendix A.  Presentations will be presented in English and most of them will be translated into different languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and some of them also in French

4. Target Audience
Similarly to previous virtual symposia organized by the ISHNE, we expect that numerous physicians and health professionals will be participating in the symposium.
The internet-based nature of the symposium with off-line access to educational materials (slides lectures, articles) provides opportunity for participation in the activities of the symposium at participant’s convenient time.

5. Learning Objectives
The symposium has the following objectives:

  1. To provide understanding of current scale of the problem of Atrial Fibrillation and its significance for health service systems. 
  2. To identify state-of-the-art methods to identify and diagnose patients with Atrial Fibrillation utilizing model clinical, imaging, and molecular modalities.
  3. To develop understanding for the proper and optimal pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment for Atrial Fibrillation patients.

6. Educational Needs Statement
Popularity of last virtual symposium organized by ISHNE on Sudden Cardiac Death with over 14,000 participants from 123 countries world-wide provides clear evidence that there is a profound need for such educational endeavors.  This current symposium on Atrial Fibrillation is expected to bring even more participants, who are eager to learn from leading experts in the field. 

7. CME Accreditation, Certification and logo
CME Accreditation is provided by the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. ISHNE is organizing the symposium.

8. Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
This Symposium is supported by unrestricted educational grant from St. Jude Medical Foundation and retains no control over content presented or views expressed.

9. Faculty listing
List of Faculty and relevant disclosures are provided in “Faculties and Experts”

10. Evaluation-Feedback Mechanism and Verification of Participation
a. Participants will be required to register to get access to the symposium site.
b. Evaluation of the Symposium will include the following questions:

  1. Were the stated Learning Objective(s) met?   (Y / N)
  2. Was the presentation free of commercial bias? (Y / N)
  3. Comments:
c. Each member that is registered in this symposium will be able to request CME credits.  Verification of participation for CME credits will be based on the answering correctly to 70% of questions and will allow for passing the test, allowing obtaining maximum of 10 credits (1 every 5 questions correctly replied).   These questions may be answered until August1st, 2007, and they will be automatically submitted to the server of the symposium.  Later on, participants will receive their certification.