Asia Pacific Online Symposium on Cardiac Rhythm Management: Latest Considerations for Remote Care of CIED Patients in the Current Healthcare Environment
Almost two years into the pandemic, COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on the global healthcare system, including CIED follow-up and patient care.
Please join us at 15:00 Delhi / 17:30 Singapore / 18:30 Tokyo / 20:30 Sydney for our next Asia Pacific Online Symposium on Cardiac Rhythm Management where we will catch up with some of the faculty from our 2020 webinar on Remote Care to discuss what has changed over the last 18 months with regards to the management of arrhythmia patients, the ongoing effects of COVID-19, and some of the lasting impacts we’re likely to see to CIED patient care.
We’ll start by discussing the latest considerations for remote monitoring, including best practices related to workflow and managing the increased demand brought on by the pandemic. In the second half of the program, we’ll review the trend towards app-based remote monitoring as well as the most recent data supporting its use to improve efficiency and patient engagement especially during this period.
All agenda times are denoted in SGT
This webinar is supported by:
5:30 - 5:50pm SGT
Key learnings and lasting impacts of Covid on CIED patient care - Associate Professor Chi-Keong Ching
5:50 - 6:00pm SGT
Q&A and Discussion with Panel
6:00 - 6:20pm SGT
Remote monitoring workflow best practices to manage increased demand - Dr Ulhas M. Pandurangi
6:20 - 6:40pm SGT
Improving efficiency and patient engagement with app-based remote monitoring - Professor Jan Steffel
6:40 - 7:00pm SGT
Q&A and Discussion with Panel
Key Learning Objectives
- Hear experts discuss key learnings and lasting impacts of COVID-19 on CIED patient care
- Learn about remote monitoring best practices for managing workflow especially as demand continues to increase during the pandemic
- Review the latest considerations related to remote monitoring in the current healthcare environment including the most recent innovations and the future evolution of arrhythmia patient management
- Understand the latest clinical evidence supporting the use of app-based remote monitoring to improve efficiency and patient engagement
- Cardiologists and allied health professionals who manage patients with heart rhythm disorders
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.
Dr Ulhas Pandurangi is currently the Chief of the Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (IVCD), the Madras Medical Mission (MMM), Chennai, India and conducts several academic events under the auspices of Arrhythmia Heart Failure Academy (AHFA).
Dr Ulhas performed over 5000 Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) procedures for arrhythmias and more than 1500 device implants (Pacemaker, AICD, CRT and CRT-Ds). He runs the largest Remote Monitoring unit of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs) at the Madras Medical Mission in India.
Dr Ulhas is the Faculty at various national and international conferences including Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) pertaining to Electrophysiology and Pacing.
Professor Jan Steffel is a Cardiologist and Senior Consultant in Electrophysiology and Devices at the Hirslanden Clinic in Zurich and Professor of Cardiology at the University of Zurich.
He has over 150 publications in international and national journals and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He was Associate Editor for the European Heart Journal from 2012 and became Deputy Editor in 2017. He is a member of the Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum (FMH), Swiss Society for General Internal Medicine (SGAIM), Swiss Society for Cardiology (SGK) and European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Since 2012, Prof Steffel has been involved with the EHRA Certification Committee, which he has been co-chairing with Jens Cosedis Nielsen since 2015. He has co-authored two books on General Cardiology and Anticoagulation, as well as two iOS/Android Applications, each covering 150 multimodal multiple choice questions from the respective fields.
Prof Steffel holds EHRA and IBHRE Certifications in both Invasive Electrophysiology and Cardiac Devices.
His primary research focus is in the field of anticoagulation for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation as well as novel technologies in cardiac devices. His clinical specialities include:
- Cardiac arrhythmias
- Invasive electrophysiology
- Pacemaker, ICD, CRT therapy
Associate Professor Masahide Harada is a cardiologist at Fujita Medical University Hospital in Japan.
He is board member of Japanese Circulation Society, Japanese Society of Internal Medicine and Japanese Heart Rhythm Society.
He has more than 20 years of experience as a clinical cardiologist and involved in more than 40+ clinical trials across Japan.
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.