ISHNE AF World-Wide Internet Symposium II / 2007
  Faculties and Experts
Faculties
Aliot, Etienne
  • Professor of Cardiology University of Nancy-France
  • Chief of the Cardiology Department,Hopital de Brabois,Vandoeuvre les Nancy France
Conflict of Interest Statement:
Sanofi-Synthelabo and 3M consultant
Amélia da Silva, Márcia Cristina
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Antzelevitch, Charles
  • Executive Director/Director of Research Gordon K. Moe Scholar
  • Professor of Pharmacology Masonic Medical Research Laboratory
Conflict of Interest Statement:
Dr. Antzelevitch received research support and is a consultant to CV Therapeutics.
Ardashev, Viacheslav
  • Head of the Interventional cardiology of Burdenko Head military and veterans hospital (Moscow, Russia)
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Blagova, O.V.
  • Assistant professor of the 1st Chair of Internal Medicine of the Academy of Medicine of Sechenov, Moscow
  • Author of 25 research papers (1 monograph)
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Bregvadze, I.N.
  • Assistant of the Service of Electrophysiology of the Institute of Cardiology of Miasnikov
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Brugada, Josep
  • Director of the Arrhythmia Unit and Electrophysiology Laboratory, St. Jordi Cardiovascular Center
  • Senior Specialist, Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
  • Chairman of the Thorax Institute, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
  • Chief of the Cardiology Department. Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, Spain
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Barcelona
  • Director of the Pediatric Arrhythmia Unit, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu of Barcelona.
Brugada, Pedro
  • Director of the Electrophsyiology Department of Cardiovascular Teaching and Research Institute, Aalst, Belgium
  • Professor of Cardiology at the University of Limburg, Maas­tricht, The Netherlands
Burashnikov, Alexander
  • Research Scientist I, Experimental Cardiology, Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, Utica, NY.
Cappato, Riccardo
  • Director, Center of Clinical Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology, Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy
  • President-Elect of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society (ECAS)
  • Member of the HRS Program Committee and AF Task Force
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Capucci, Alessandro
  • Professor of cardiac electrophysiologic techniques at the University of Bologna
  • Iin charge of the laboratory of the Electrophysiology and Pace-maker Implants at the Center for the Study of Arrhythmias at the Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna
  • Professor at the Parma University Medical School - Cardiosurgery Specialization School (Electrophysiology and Cardiac Arrhythmias)
  • Professor at the Specialization School of Cardiovascular Diseases at University of Parma.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Chazov, Evgeniy
  • General Director of the Cardiological Scientific Complex of Russia
  • 1985 Nobel Peace Prize
Chen, Jian
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen
Conflict of Interest Statement:
Neither I nor my spouse/partner has any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests in relation to my involvement with the content of the proposed activity.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Chen, Shih-Ann
  • Professor of Medicine at National Yang Ming School of Medicine in Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Dalrymple-Hay, M.
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Daubert, James
  • Associate Professor of Medicine University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY
  • Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Training Program ACGME-certified University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY
  • Co-Director, Hereditary Arrhythmia Clinic University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY
Di Diego, José
  • Research Scientist, MMRL, Utica, NY, USA.
  • Adjunct Research Professor, Utica College of Syracuse University
Dilaveris, Polychronis
  • Department of Arrhythmias, 1st Department of > Cardiology, University of Athens Medical School
  • ISHNE Board of Trustees
Dorian, Paul
  • Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada
  • Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Toronto
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Ernst, Sabine
  • Senior electrophysiologist in the II. Med. Department of the St. Georg General Hospital in Hamburg, Germany
  • Director of the laboratory of magnetic navigation
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Golicin, S.P.
  • Director of the Service of Clinical and Invasive Electrophysiology of the Institute of Cardiology of Miasnikov (Moscow, Russia).
  • Since year 2003, Sub-director of Research of the Institute.
  • Laureate with the State Prize of Russia.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Hayes, David
  • Chairman, Government Relations Committee, American College of Cardiology
  • Minnesota Chapter - President North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology
  • Chair, MADIT II ICDs and Resynchronization Devices: Shold Non-electrophysiologist Be Implanting Them? What Training is Appropriate?
  • Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Chair, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo
Hobbs, Richard
  • Professor and Head of Primary Care and General Practice Primary Care Clinical Sciences Building, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
Huang, Cong-xin
  • Professor,department of cardiology, president of Renmin Hospital, Wuhan University
  • Professor & Vice president of Wuhan University
  • President of Post-graduate Faculty, Wuhan University
Hylek, Elaine
  • Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Faculty, American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), 8th ACCP Consensus Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy: Evidence-Based Guidelines
  • Member, Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Working Group
  • Reviewer: New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Journal of the American Medical Association
Conflict of Interest Statement:
Astra Zeneca-Research Grant
Bristol-Myers Squibb: Executive Steering Committee, Research Grant
Israel, Carsten
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Frankfurt University, Germany
  • Member of the Board of the German Pacing Group
  • Editor of the Journal "Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie"
Conflict of Interest Statement:
Speaker’s Bureau/Honoraria: Medtronic Inc, St. Jude Medical - Advisory Board: Sorin Group/Ela Medical
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Ivanov, Guennady
  • Head of Cardiology Department of Moscow Medical Academy, Moscow
  • Professor Department of Hospital Therapy RPFU
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Kowey, Peter
  • Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, Jefferson Medical College
  • Chief of Cardiology, Main Line Health, Lankenau Hospital and Medical Research Center. Wynnewood, PA
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Levine, Paul
  • Vice President, Medical Service St. Jude Medical. CRMD
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine Loma Linda Univ School of Medicin
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine Univ of Calif, Los Angeles
Li, Huagui
  • Current: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Minnesota Heart Clinic
  • Previous: Tenured Associate Professor at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebrasak, USA
  • Completed cardiac electrophysiology fellowship training at University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1994
Lip, Gregory
  • Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Consultant Cardiologist, University Department of Medicine at City Hospital, Birmingham
  • Director of the Haemostasis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Unit at City Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  • Clinical Adviser to the UK national NICE guidelines on the management of atrial fibrillation, as well as writing group for the American College of Chest Physicians Consensus Guidelines on Antithrombotic Therapy, which are established international guidelines on thrombosis and thromboprophylaxis.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
Prof Lip has received funding for research, educational symposia, consultancy and lecturing from different manufacturers of drugs used for the treatment of AF and thrombosis.
Ma, ChangSheng
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Makarov, Leonid
  • Head of the Diagnostic Dpt. of the Center for arrhythmia of Moscow Inst. Pediatry and Children Surgery
  • Professor of the Clinical Functional Diagnostic Chair of Moscow Medical-Stomathology University
  • Elect president Russian Society fo HM
  • Vice President of Russian Association of Pediatric Cardiology
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Marchlinski, Francis
  • Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Program Hospital of the University of Pensilvania
Mitchell, Brent
  • Professor and Head, Department of Cardiac Sciences Calgary Health Region and University of Calgary
  • Director, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta
  • Primary Investigator of the Prophylactic Amiodarone for the Prevention of Arrhythmias that Begin Early After Revascularization, valve Replacement, or Repair (PAPABEAR) study.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
Relative to this presentation, Dr. Mitchell reports that Wyeth-Ayerst Canada Inc. provided product and partial funding of the PAPABEAR Trial.
Naccarelli, Gerald
  • Bernard Trabin Chair in Cardiology
  • Professor of Medicine and Chief Division of Cardiology
  • Penn State University College of Medicine
Conflict of Interest Statement:
Consultant or research Support: Medtronic, Guidant, Wyeth-Ayerst, Reliant, Boeringher-Ingelheim, Astellas, Cardiofocus, Novartis, Glaxo-Smith-Kline, Pfizer, Xention
Natale, Andrea
  • Medical Director for the Center for Atrial Fibrillation and Section Head of Pacing and Electrophysiology in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Nattel, Stanley
  • Paul-David Chair in Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. Professor of Medicine University of Montreal
  • Director, Electrophysiology Research Program Montreal Heart Institute Research Center Montreal, Quebec
Nedostup, A.V.
  • Clinician and cardiologist. 1st Chair of Internal Medicine of the Academy of Medicine of Sechenov (Moscow)
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Olshansky, Brian
  • Professor of Medicine. University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Director, Fellow Training Program Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
  • AFFIRM: Substudy Director "Rate Control in Atrial Fibrillation, Amiodarone and Pulmonary Toxicity, Echocardiographic Predictors of Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence, 1997-2003"
Pachon Mateos, José Carlos
  • Director of the Brazilian Pacemaker Registry
  • Director of the Pacemaker Service of the Dante Pazzanese Institute
  • Director of the Sao Paulo Heart Hospital Arrhythmias Service
Packer, Douglas
  • Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Padeletti, Luigi
  • Full Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Postgraduate School of Cardiology at the University of Florence - Italy
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Pappone, Carlo
  • Associate Professor, Interventional Electrophysiology, Cardiology fellowship program, University of Naples "Federico II"
  • Principal Investigator in studies regarding the development and use of the CARTO electroanatomical mapping system in humans
  • Principal Investigator in studies involving the use of the CARTO electroanatomical mapping system for guiding ablation of atrial fibrillation
  • Main Investigator in trials on biventricular pacing for the treatment of heart failure (Insync and PATH-CHF).
Prystowsky, Eric
  • Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory St. Vincent Hospital & Health Care Center, Inc.. Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Consulting Professor of Medicine Duke University Medical Center
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Raviele, Antonio
  • Chief of the Cardiovascular Department of the Umberto I Hospital of Mestre , Venice , Italy
  • Pat-President of AIAC, Italian Association of Arrhythmology and Cardiac Pacing
  • Founding Father and current General Secretary of ECAS, European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Reiffel, Jim
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine, College of P&S, Columbia University, New York, N.Y
  • Director, Electrocardiography Laboratory Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center campus, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Saksena, Sanjeev
  • Professor of Medicine RWJ Medical School, New Brunswick
  • Medical Director of the Electrophysiology Research Foundation
  • Ex President of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE)
  • Founding editor and current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Schilling, Richard
  • Consultant Cardiologist and Reader in Cardiology, Barts and the London Hospitals, Queen Mary University of London
Shah, Dipen
  • Responsable Unite de Electrophysiologie Service de Cardiologie, Hopital Cantonal Universitaire de Geneve
Conflict of Interest Statement:
Grant/Research Support / Medtronic, Bard, Biosense-Webster / Unrestricted grant
support
Consultant / Bard, Biosense-Webster, Endosense / Honoraria
Smith, Warren
  • Chairman Green Lane Research and Educational Fund Board
  • Honorary Associate Professor of Medicine University of Auckland
  • Chairman New Zealand Pacing and Electrophysiology Group
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Sobral Filho, Dário C.
  • Associate professor of Cardiology. College of Medical Sciencies of the UPE
  • Brazilian Governor of ISHNE
  • Head of the Division of Arrhythmias – Department of Cardiology – University of Pernambuco
Sokolov, S.F.
  • Staff member of the Service of Clinical and Invasive Electrophysiology of the Institute of Cardiology of Miasnikov
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Van Gelder, Isabelle
  • Professor of Cardiology University Medical Center Groningen
  • Secretary Netherlands Heart Rhythm Association
  • Principal Investigator RACE I and RACE II studies
Verma, Atul
  • Staff Cardiac Electrophysiologist/Cardiologist, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Conflict of Interest Statement:
Grant/Research Support, St Jude, Medical Funding support for clinical trial
Consultant, St Jude, Medical Advisory board
Speakers’ Bureau, Medtronic, Speaking honorari
Waldo, Alberto
  • The Walter H. Pritchard Professor of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH Physician, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio
  • Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Program, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
  • Adjunct Staff in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in the Division of Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
Wang, Qing
  • Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Genetics at Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic
  • Director of the Center for Human Genome Research Center, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Wyse, George
  • Professor, Departments of Cardiac Sciences/Medicine/Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Emeritus Professor, Departments of Cardiac Sciences/Medicine/Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
Yabluchansky, Nykola
  • Chairman and Professor of Internal Diseases Dept. of Kharkiv Karazin National University, Ukraine
  • Health Ministry Minister Advisor (1999)
  • Editor-in-chief of international newspaper Medicus Amicus
  • Editor-in-chief of scientific-popular journal Doctor Life
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Yang, Yanzong
  • Professor and Director, Division of Cardiology, Director, Department of Internal Medicine, and Director, Heart Center. The First Affiliated Hospital, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China
Zareba, Wojciech
  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY
  • Director of Clinical Research in the Medical Center’s Cardiology Unit
  • Associate Director of the Heart Research Follow Up Program
  • President of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology
  • Editor in Chief of Cardiology Journal
  • Deputy Editor of Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
Zygmunt, Andrew
  • Research Scientist, Masonic Medical Research Laboratory
Experts
Bordalo e Sá, Armando
  • Senior Cardiologist UTIC - Arsénio Cordeiro (CCU), Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon
  • Assistant at Medical School of the University of Lisbon
  • Governor for Portugal of the International Society for Holter and Non-invasive Electrocardiography (ISHNE)
  • Past General Secretary of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology (2003/05)
Crijns, Harry
  • Professor of Cardiology
  • Chair Department of Cardiology & Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at University Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • President Netherlands Society of Cardiology ´
  • Board member (treasurer) of EHRA
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Falk, Rodney
  • Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Ferrero, Paolo
  • Fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology and pacing. S.Donato Hospital, Milan (Italy)
Francia, Pietro
  • Attending Cardiologist. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Centre. I.R.C.C.S. San Donato. University of Milan
Galvão, Silas
  • Coordinator of Post-Degree Course on Cardiac Rhythmology, "Hospital da Beneficência Portuguesa", São Paulo
  • Director of the Clinic of Cardiac Rhythmology, "Hospital da Beneficência Portuguesa", São Paulo
Conflict of Interest Statement:
I will follow standard conflict-of-interest guidelines and not advertise any commercial product in my responses during the Symposium.

Speaker has declared no conflicts
Halperin, Jonathan
  • Director, Clinical Cardiology Services. The Cardiovascular Institute Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Associate Director. The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Associate Director. The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health Mount Sinai Medical Center
Klingenheben, Thomas
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Frankfurt
Labadet, Carlos
  • Chief of Electrophysiology and Pacemakers - Argerich Hospital - Buenos Aires - Argentina
  • Chief of Electrophysiology - CEMIC - Buenos Aires - Argentina
  • Director of the Council of Arrhythmias - Argentine Society of Cardiology
La Rovere, Maria Teresa
  • Head of the Laboratory for Autonomic Nervous System Analysis at Fondazione “Salvatore Maugeri”, IRCCS, Pavia (Italy)
  • Teaching Professor at the School of Cardiology, University of Pavia (Italy)
Lau, Chu-Pak
  • William M.W. Mong Professor in Cardiology and Chief of Cardiology Division (Academic) The University of Hong Kong
Conflict of Interest Statement:
- Grant/Research Support: Medtronic , Guidant, EBR, SJM
- Consultant: Medtronic , Guidant, EBR, SJM
- Speakers’ Bureau: Medtronic , Guidant, EBR, SJM
Li, Zhen
  • MD, PhD, majoring in cardiac electrophysiology and pacing
  • Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital Dalian Medical Universit Dalian, Chin
Liu, Jinqiu
  • Associated Professor of cardiology Department of 1st Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University
Mautner, Branco
  • Chairman of the Department of Clinical Research and Medical Education, Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery of the Favaloro Foundation
  • Dean, Favaloro University Medical School
  • Past President of ISHNE
  • Past President of the Argentine Society of Cardiology and the Argentine Heart Foundation
Nademanee, Koonlawee
  • Director, Centinela Hospital Medical Center Electrophysiology Laboratory
  • Director, Pacific Rim Electrophysiology Research Institute
Conflict of Interest Statement:
Biosense Webster: Consultant and Speakers Bureau Medtronic: Grantee
Uchida, Augusto
  • Electrocardiology and Exercise testing division. Heart Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Member of Editorial board - Brazilian Archives of Cardiology
  • Journal of Electrocardiology Reviewer
Zaklyazminskaya, Elena
  • Assistant in Department of Medical Genetic
  • Russian Research Center for Medical Genetics