Rhythm Interventions Online 2021

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An interactive experience exploring the latest electrophysiology treatment strategies in ablation and arrhythmias.

Rhythm Interventions Online will return 1-3 December 2021.

Building on the outstanding success of 2020’s inaugural event, Rhythm Interventions Online (RIO) 2021 will deliver the highest quality CME-accredited learning over three days. 

With an interactive programme that will reflect the very latest tips, tricks and technologies, the aim of RIO 2021 is, conversely, one of continuity: the continue to provide you, the healthcare professional, with stimulating virtual sessions to educate, challenge, and best support optimal outcomes in patient care.

Central to RIO’s philosophy is for all sessions to again be free-to-access, providing a platform for the widest dissemination of live case procedures, expert opinions and best-in-class presentations and discussion.

With over 3200 attendees last year from 130 countries, RIO 2021 aims to be yet larger still, connecting the global electrophysiology community for a truly unique learning experience.


Register for free here to join the experience.

Why should you attend RIO 2021?

  • 12 hours of accredited free-to-access CME learning*
  • Opinion and discussion from international thought-leaders
  • Exciting live cases from leading global centres
  • Symposia and breakouts
  • Opportunity to interact with a global audience
  • Free to view and easy to access

*Rhythm Interventions Online has been 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 may convert EBAC External CME credits to AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.




DAY 1: 1 DECEMBER | 4pm–9pm CET | 10am–3pm ET
All times Central European Time

Live Cases and Discussion
4:05pm – Very High-power Short Duration PVI Under Mild Sedation – Dhiraj Gupta, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK
6:30pm – Cryoballoon Ablation of AF with Concomitant LAAC – Julian Chun, Boris Schmidt, Stefano Bordignon, CCB Markuskrankenhaus, Frankfurt, DE
7:30pm – Leadless Pacing and AV Node Ablation for Patients Treated by Ablate and Pace Strategy – Devi Nair, St Bernards Heart & Vascular, Jonesboro, AR, US

Presentation and Discussion
5:05pm – Risk Reduction with Arrhythmia Management – Carina Blomström-Lundqvist, Uppsala, SE
8:30pm – Ablation Strategies for Persistent AF – Christian Veltmann, Hanover, DE

Symposia and Technical Breakouts
5:30pm – Symposium: Hybrid Ablation: Optimising its Use in Persistent AF – Chair: Riyaz Kaba, London, UK
This symposium is supported by AtriCure
5:30pm – Technical Breakout: A Scroll Through Clinical Data: The Efficient, the Breakthrough and the Unique
This breakout session is supported by Boston Scientific

DAY 2: 2 DECEMBER | 4pm–9pm CET | 10am–3pm ET
All times Central European Time

Live Cases and Discussion
4:05pm – Pulsed Field Ablation to Isolate the Pulmonary Veins – Boris Schmidt & Shaojie Chen, CCB Markuskrankenhaus, Frankfurt, DE
6:30pm – VT Ablation Case with Isochronal Late Activation Mapping – Roderick Tung, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, US
7:30pm – Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Made Simple – Devi Nair, St Bernard’s Heart & Vascular Center, Arkansas, US

Presentation and Discussion
5:05pm – Intracardiac Ultrasound in Mapping and Ablation of VT Management – Tom De Potter, Aalst, BL
8:30pm – The Role of AF Ablation and Occlusion Devices on Stroke Reduction – Luigi Di Biase, New York, US

DAY 3: 3 DECEMBER | 4pm–9pm CET | 10am–3pm ET
All times Central European Time

Live Cases and Discussion
4:05pm – Use of Novel Local Impedance Sensing Technology for AF Ablation – Dhiraj Gupta, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK
6:30pm – S-ICD with Conscious Sedation – Lucas Boersma, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, NL
7:30pm – Persistent AF with PVI and Substrate Modification – Ross Hunter, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK

Presentation and Discussion
5:05pm – New Energy Modalities – Burn, Freeze or Shock: Which is Best and When? – Atul Verma, Toronto, CA
8:30pm – Future Applications of Leadless CRT Pacing – Aldo Rinaldi, London, UK

Technical Breakouts
5:30pm – Best Practices on S-ICD Replacement – Christelle Marquié, Lille, FR
This session is supported by Boston Scientific


Course Leadership

Course Director:

Richard Schilling, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK

Course Co-directors

  • Jason Andrade, Vancouver General Hospital, Canada
  • KR Julian Chun, Markus Krankenhaus Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Devi Gopinath Nair, St Bernards Heart & Vascular Center, Arkansas, US


Target Audience

  • Electrophysiologists
  • Arrhythmologists
  • General cardiologists
  • Cardiac catheterization technologists and technicians
  • Physiologists
  • Device Implanting Specialists

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the merits of using ablation in the day surgery setting and as a first-line treatment for atrial fibrillation
  • Summarise recent clinical data on emerging ablative techniques for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia (VT)
  • Recall how to carry out ablative procedures including fluoro-free ablation, high power ablation, ablation of structural heart VT, convergent ablation and ablation in atrial tachycardia
  • Recall how to carry out leadless pacing and His bundle pacing for cardiac synchrony

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