Rhythm Interventions Online (RIO) - A New Virtual Event

Rhythm Interventions Online (RIO)

A new innovative virtual event, held on 9-11 December 2020, that brought together a leading international faculty to create a rich, interactive experience to best inform the global electrophysiology community of the latest developments and advances in clinical practice.

Thank you to the faculty, partners and attendees for helping us to make our inaugural conference such a huge success.

Led by Course Director, Prof Richard Schilling, Barts Heart Centre, London, and delivered through a crafted programme of discussion, opinion, and live cases from leading international centres, RIO will comprise twelve hours of best-in-class learning over three days.

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Three days, each with a distinct educational focus:

  • Opinion and discussion from international thought-leaders
  • Live cases from leading centres
  • Interactive virtual exhibition
  • Breakout rooms to showcase latest in technologies and practice
  • Global audience
  • Free to view
  • CME-accredited learning

*Rhythm Interventions Online was accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for a total of 12 CME points, equating to 12 hours of learning (4 hours per day). Physicians could convert EBAC External CME credits to AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for the live event only.


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Day 1: AF Ablation Made Simple

4pm–9pm CET | 10am–3pm ET

Presentation and Discussion
  • Day case AF ablation – Is this a priority?
  • AF ablation as a first-line therapy – What do the trials tell us?
  • Minimising complications from AF ablation
  • Current and new technologies for simplifying AF ablation

Live Cases and Discussion
  • Minimising X-rays during AF ablation / Fluro-free cryo-ablation
  • High power RF ablation
  • Ablation of AF as day surgery

Digital Exhibition and Technical Breakout Room


Day 2: Complex Arrhythmias Made Simple

4pm–9pm CET | 10am–3pm ET

Presentation and Discussion
  • VT Ablations: Technologies and techniques – What do the trials tell us?
  • Persistent AF: Best management – What do the trials tell us?
  • AF ablation strategies for re-do ablation patients with isolated pulmonary vein
  • VT ablation – Substrate ablation strategies

Live Cases and Discussion
  • Ablation of structural heart – VT ablation
  • The convergent ablation procedure
  • Ablation technology

Digital Exhibition and Technical Breakout Room


Day 3 | Devices

4pm–9pm CET | 10am–3pm ET

Presentation and Discussion
  • The role of leadless pacing – What do the trials tell us?
  • His bundle pacing versus resynchronisation – What do the trials tell us?
  • Left bundle branch – Alternatives to coronary sinus leads
  • His pacing tips and tricks and expected outcomes

Live Cases and Discussion
  • Leadless pacing to achieve AV synchrony in 20 mins
  • His bundle pacing to achieve cardiac synchrony
  • Leadless pacing / subcutaneous ICD – Is there a role for TV defibrillators?

Digital Exhibition and Technical Breakout Room


Educational Partner

Headline Partners

Supporting Partners


Prof Richard Schilling

St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK

Richard Schilling is Professor of Cardiology at Queen Mary University of London and Consultant Cardiologist at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK. He qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1989 and was appointed at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London NHS Trust in 2001. Performing over 200 AF ablations each year, he uses the latest mapping techniques. An Immediate Past-President of the British Heart Rhythm Society, Prof Schilling is widely published around outcome improvements and safety of catheter ablation. His research interests include elucidating the mechanism of complex cardiac arrhythmia and the development of percutaneous treatments for them. He serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Rhythm AI and is a Founder and Commercial Director of One Welbeck Heart Health.

Start date
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
End date
Friday, December 11, 2020
United Kingdom

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