Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center


The Mark E. Josephson Thirtieth Annual State-of-the-Art Arrhythmia Symposium 2023

presented by Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center

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Notification icon Saturday, September 9, 2023 7:30 AM - 5 PM America/New_York

Location Icon 201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States

Event info


This is the 30th year for the State of the Art Arrhythmia Symposium. Using a combination of case presentations with audience participation, didactic presentations, and question and answer sessions, our goal is to educate the participants in state of the art information on invasive and non-invasive electrophysiologic and electrocardiographic tools used in the current diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders. The program is taught by members of the faculty and staff from the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Department of Electrophysiology, in addition to invited speakers from other institutions. The course is structured to meet the educational needs of electrophysiologists, cardiologists, internists, nurses, and associated professionals with an interest in the care of patients with cardiac rhythm disorders. In addition to the morning session with lectures aimed at the entire audience, there are three breakout sessions in the afternoon aimed at 1) associated professionals 2) general cardiology and 3) an advanced electrophysiology session aimed at EP fellows, electrophysiologists, and EP lab staff. The State of the Art Symposium is coupled each year with the Leonard N. Horowitz Memorial Lecture which is given by a leader in cardiology.


Specialties - INTERNAL MEDICINE - Cardiovascular Disease, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Interventional Cardiology

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the appropriate evaluation of patients with frequent PVCs as well as indications for treatment including ablation and antiarrhythmic medications
  2. Discuss the differences in the various oral anticoagulants including appropriate use, dosing, risks, and contraindications.
  3. Recognize ECG clues to detect patients at risk for sudden death.
  4. Describe new treatment for patients presenting with neurocardiogenic syncope.
  5. Apply in practice the newest information regarding evaluation and treatment of atrial arrhythmias including screening for episodes and ablation indications, techniques, and endpoints
  6. Describe the indications for cardiac resynchronization therapy and conduction system pacing, based on QRS morphology and duration, symptoms, functional class, ejection fraction, and type of heart disease
  7. Review the indications, contraindications, and complications associated with left atrial (LA) appendage occlusion and closure
  8. Assess the methods, techniques, associated tools, and equipment including emerging technologies to perform to catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and flutter
  9. Describe how to manage bleeding in patients on oral anticoagulation including choice of reversal agents and consequences of reversing anticoagulation
  10. Discuss methods to manage pain around EP procedures to avoid overuse of opioids
  11. Recognize use and value of new techniques and technologies employed for complex EP device and ablation cases.


In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit
Physicians: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information please visit the official event page.

  • Francis Marchlinski

    Symposium Director

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