Navigating the Maze
17th Edition
18-19 November, Barcelona, Spain

Join this highly acclaimed academic program focused on the latest techniques and outcomes for atrial fibrillation management. After successful 16 editions and having gathered hundreds of arrhythmia physicians over the last decade, the Navigating the Maze 2022 brings together the most recognized expert faculty to share in a highly interactive environment the latest advancements in the field of atrial fibrillation management.

    18 November

    Surgical Concomitant AF

  • 08h30 - The global pandemic of AF: How to address the problem
    (Barbara Casadei)
  • 09h00 - Anatomical considerations of AF Management
    (Andrew Cook)
  • 09h30 - The Heart-Team approach for AF decision making rationale
    (Mark La Meir)
  • 10h30 - Procedural video: best practices for MAZE IV ablations
    (Eduard Quintana)
  • 10h45 - Procedural video: Box lesion through mini-sternotomy
    (Manuel Castella)
  • 11h00 - Procedural video: Minimal Invasive AF ablation options
    (Stefano Benussi)
  • 11h15 - Case-based learning session: Optimal indications for surgical ablation
    (James Cox, Andrew Cook, Mark La Meir, Eduard Quintana, Stefano Benussi, Barbara Casadei)
  • 13h30 - Clinical evidence on surgical ablation
    (James Cox)

    Hybrid AF Therapies

  • 14h00 - Evidence review: latest publications and clinical guidelines for AF
    (Andreu Porta-Sánchez)
  • 14h20 - Current options for AF ablation and best patient selection
    (Kevin Makati)
  • 14h40 - Evidence and outcomes of Totally Thoracoscopic ablation
    (Nicolas Doll)
  • 15h00 - Hybrid arrhythmia treatment for IST
    (Mark La Meir)
  • 15h45 - Advanced techniques for TT ablation
    (Bart van Putte)
  • 16h00 - Thoracoscopic RF Clamps Box lesion
    (Timo Weimar)
  • 16h30 - Procedural video: best practices and risk mitigation for Hybrid AF Convergent
    (Christoph Starck)
  • 16h50 - Case-based learning session: Patient selection for complex AF cases
    (Andreu Porta-Sánchez, Mark La Meir, Randall Lee, Kevin Makati, Nicolas Doll, Bart van Putte, Christoph Starck, Timo Weimar)
  • 17h30 - Finish

    19 November

    LAA Management

  • 09h00 - Stroke and the importance of the LAA: Insights from a Cardio-Neuro Team
    (David Rose)
  • 09h30 - Role of the LAA in Rhythm control
    (Lucas Boersma)
  • 10h00 - Beyond the initial evidence of LAAOS 3
    (Richard Whitlock)
  • 10h30 - Current options for standalone LAA Management
    (Piotr Suwalski)
  • 11h30 - Procedural videos: excluding the LAA
    (Daniel Pereda, Alexander Kaminski)
  • 12h00 - Case-based learning session: Managing the LAA and patient follow-up
    (David Rose, Lucas Boersma, Richard Whitlock, Piotr Suwalski, Timo Weimar, Daniel Pereda)
  • 13h00 - Finish
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Welcome to Navigating the Maze

We are thrilled to bring the highly-anticipated 17th edition of Navigating the Maze once again to Barcelona, Spain, on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November 2022. This year’s program will be led by an international multidisciplinary faculty and will cover all aspects of surgical AF ablation management, Hybrid AF Therapies, and LAA Management.

The Navigating the Maze 2022 academic program is a unique hybrid event with both an in-person presence and engaging on-demand sessions for you to explore after the event.

This 1.5-day international atrial fibrillation program is for physicians interested in concomitant ablation and minimally invasive hybrid AF therapies. From patient selection to the latest clinical evidence, this dynamic program presents techniques and outcomes for catheter and surgical ablations. The faculty of leading experts will highlight specific cardiac surgery and minimally invasive hybrid therapies for AF patients through live surgeries and engaging presentations.

The aim is to provide a forum for the exchange and discussion on AF Management, with case-based learning sessions, best practice sharing, updates on the latest clinical evidence and procedural techniques, and interactive discussions on the new developments and advances in clinical practice.

Please have a look at the full program online and, if you can’t join in Barcelona, you will have the opportunity to watch the sessions on-demand right after the event.

We hope you can join us and I am looking forward to connecting with you!

With kind regards,

Dr. Manuel Castellà

Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain

Program overview

    18 November

    Surgical Concomitant AF

  • 08h30 - The global pandemic of AF: How to address the problem (Barbara Casadei)
  • 09h00 - Anatomical considerations of AF Management (Andrew Cook)
  • 09h30 - The Heart-Team approach for AF decision making rationale (Mark La Meir)
  • 10h30 - Procedural video: best practices for MAZE IV ablations (Eduard Quintana)
  • 10h45 - Procedural video: Box lesion through mini-sternotomy (Manuel Castella)
  • 11h00 - Procedural video: Minimal Invasive AF ablation options (Stefano Benussi)
  • 11h15 - Case-based learning session: Optimal indications for surgical ablation (James Cox, Andrew Cook, Mark La Meir, Eduard Quintana, Stefano Benussi, Barbara Casadei)
  • 13h30 - Clinical evidence on surgical ablation (James Cox)

    Hybrid AF Therapies

  • 14h00 - Evidence review: latest publications and clinical guidelines for AF (Andreu Porta-Sánchez)
  • 14h20 - Current options for AF ablation and best patient selection (Kevin Makati)
  • 14h40 - Evidence and outcomes of Totally Thoracoscopic ablation (Nicolas Doll)
  • 15h00 - Hybrid arrhythmia treatment for IST (Mark La Meir)
  • 15h45 - Advanced techniques for TT ablation (Bart van Putte)
  • 16h00 - Thoracoscopic RF Clamps Box lesion (Timo Weimar)
  • 16h30 - Procedural video: best practices and risk mitigation for Hybrid AF Convergent (Christoph Starck)
  • 16h50 - Case-based learning session: Patient selection for complex AF cases (Andreu Porta-Sánchez, Mark La Meir, Randall Lee, Kevin Makati, Nicolas Doll, Bart van Putte, Christoph Starck, Timo Weimar)
  • 17h30 - Finish

    19 November

    LAA Management

  • 09h00 - Stroke and the importance of the LAA: Insights from a Cardio-Neuro Team (David Rose)
  • 09h30 - Role of the LAA in Rhythm control (Lucas Boersma)
  • 10h00 - Beyond the initial evidence of LAAOS 3 (Richard Whitlock)
  • 10h30 - Current options for standalone LAA Management (Piotr Suwalski)
  • 11h30 - Procedural videos: excluding the LAA (Daniel Pereda, Alexander Kaminski)
  • 12h00 - Case-based learning session: Managing the LAA and patient follow-up (David Rose, Lucas Boersma, Richard Whitlock, Piotr Suwalski, Timo Weimar, Daniel Pereda)
  • 13h00 - Finish
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