Events Retreats

CBAC 10th Anniversary Symposium

CBAC Symposium, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center, CBAC

On Friday, August 28, 2015, the Cardiac Bioelectricity & Arrhythmia Center (CBAC) – which the Yoram Rudy Lab is a part of – held a symposium celebrating its 10th anniversary. The symposium addressed basic research and clinical issues in the field of cardiac arrhythmias. Faculty included speakers from Washington University and guests from all around the world.

Cardiac Arrhythmias: the Genes, the Cell, and the Clinician


7:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:50 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Yoram Rudy, PhD, FAHA, CBAC Director (Washington University in St. Louis) Opening Remarks

Session I Basic Science and Translational Ideas

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Session Chairs: Jeanne Nerbonne, PhD & Colin Nichols, PhD (Washington University in St. Louis)
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Dan Roden, MD (Vanderbilt University) Hereditary Arrhythmias: Genetics, Genomics and Channelopathies
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Jianmin Cui, PhD (Washington University in St. Louis) IKs – the Slow K+ Current
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Jonathan Silva, PhD (Washington University in St. Louis) INa and INaL– the Na+ Currents
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Stacey Rentschler, MD, PhD (Washington University in St. Louis) Programming Cardiac Conduction
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Richard Schuessler, PhD (Washington University in St. Louis) Mechanisms of Atrial Fibrillation: Lessons from Electrophysiologic Mapping
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. André Kléber, MD (Harvard University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; University of Bern) Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy: An Ion Channel Disease
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break Green Hall, 2nd Floor Collaboration Space

Session II Translational Innovation and Clinical Practice

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Session Chairs: Mitchell Faddis, MD, PhD & Douglas Mann, M. (Washington University in St. Louis)
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. William Stevenson, MD (Harvard University, Brigham & Women’s Hospital) Catheter Ablation for Ventricular Arrhythmias: State of the Art
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Richard Schuessler, PhD (Washington University in St. Louis)
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. George Van Hare, MD (Washington University in St. Louis) Treating Cardiac Arrhythmias in the Pediatric Population
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Phillip Cuculich, MD (Washington University in St. Louis)Substrates and Mechanisms of Ventricular Arrhythmias: Lessons from Noninvasive Mapping with ECGI
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pamela Woodard, MD (Washington University in St. Louis) Cardiac MRI: The Arrhythmia Connection
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Melvin Scheinman, MD (University of California, San Francisco) Cardiac Arrhythmias: Past Experiences and Future Directions
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. General Discussion and “Open Mic”
5:00 p.m.  Adjourn

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