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).
Professor Ian Wilcox is a Cardiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney and an Honorary Professor in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of New South Wales.
He has over 30 years’ experience as a Clinical Cardiologist and was one of the first Cardiologists in the world to identify the relationship between OSA and Cardiovascular disease.
Professor WILCOX has 10 years of experience in remote monitoring of implanted cardiac devices in over 1000 Australians.
Dr Suneet Mittal is the Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey and holds other positions in the Valley Health System and the Valley Medical Group. He currently practices in both New York and New Jersey.
Dr Mittal earned his BA and MD degrees from Boston University as part of a combined 6-year BA-MD program in 1991.3 He did Fellowships at the Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania in Cardiology (1996) and the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in Electrophysiology (1998).1
Dr Mittal is the Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at The Valley Hospital, Associate Chair of Cardiology at Valley Medical Group, Medical Director of the Snyder Center for Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation and Director of Cardiac Research for Valley Health System.2 He is board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.3
His active research interests include the evaluation and management of patients with atrial fibrillation, the evaluation and management of patients with unexplained syncope, the role of implantable monitors in patients with known or suspected arrhythmias and overcoming barriers to remote patient monitoring.1
Dr Mittal is a regular invited faculty member and speaker at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society, as well as at conferences in Europe and India. He is also a member of the Heart Rhythm Society's Board of Trustees.1
He is the Associate Editor of the newly launched Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal and an Editorial Board member of Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology; the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Electrophysiology; Heart Rhythm; and Heart Rhythm O2.1
- 2006 - 2011: Director, Electrophysiology, St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
- 2011 - Present: Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory, The Valley Hospital
- 2016 - Present: Associate Chair, Cardiology, Valley Medical Group
- 2016 - Present: Medical Director, Snyder Comprehensive AF Center, Valley Health System
- 2016 - Present: Director, Cardiac Research, Valley Health System
Areas of Speciality
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Top Doctors Castle Connolly 2015 - 2020
- High Patient Satisfaction Press Ganey 2015
Kyorin University Hospital, Tokyo
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.
North Texas Heart Centre, Dallas, TX