Asia Pacific Online Symposium on Cardiac Rhythm Management
With the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the global efforts to reduce the spread of infection, demand for telehealth services is increasing. Individuals with pre-existing conditions such as cardiovascular disease are at increased risk of severe infection, making it particularly important to establish protocols for safely managing their health. While the global adoption of remote monitoring for CIED patients has continued to increase along with growing evidence of its benefits, the importance of this technology has become even more apparent during the pandemic – a trend that will likely last beyond this period. This online symposium will include experts from the Asia Pacific region as well as the United States presenting on current and future considerations for remote care of CIED patients.
This webinar is supported by:
- Hear experts share their remote care experience from both the APAC region and the US
- Provide evidence about how to safely and efficiently reduce in-clinic visits with remote monitoring technology
- Understand key considerations for managing different patient groups and arrythmias (pacemaker, ICD, and CRT patients) remotely
- Discuss the future of remote monitoring using smartphone apps along with insights into managing cybersecurity
- Cardiologists and allied health professionals who manage patients with heart rhythm disorders.
Professor Chu-Pak Lau is Honorary Clinical Professor of the Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong.
He graduated in The University of Hong Kong in 1981 and received cardiology training in St. George's Hospital Medical School, Department of Cardiological Sciences, London, U.K.
His main research interest is on cardiac arrhythmias and implantable device therapy. He has published over 500 international papers, 28 chapters in cardiology textbooks on cardiac arrhythmias. He edited an international textbook on cardiac arrhythmia entitled ”Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization Therapy”.
Professor Lau is past president of Hong Kong College of Cardiology and World Society of Arrhythmia, and President of Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (2019).
The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
Professor Chi-Keong Ching is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Cardiology and the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the National Heart Centre Singapore.
He completed his clinical fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Cleveland Clinic, USA, in 2007. He is currently teaching at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School as an Adjunct Associate Professor.