Navigating the Maze
19th Edition
November 15-16, 2024, Barcelona, Spain

Join this highly acclaimed academic program focused on the latest techniques and outcomes for atrial fibrillation management. After successful 18 editions and having gathered hundreds of arrhythmia physicians over the last decade, the Navigating the Maze 2024 brings together the most recognized expert faculty to share in a highly interactive environment the latest advancements in the field of atrial fibrillation management.

In collaboration with

Logo EACTS White (European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)

    15 November

    Surgical Concomitant AF

  • 08h30 - The New ESC/EACTS Guidelines in AF Management
  • 09h00 - Nuclear Anatomy for Arrhythmias
  • 09h30 - Latest Developments in AF Treatment
  • 10h30 - ESC/EACTS 2024 Recommendations for Surgeons
  • 11h00 - Video Case: MAZE IV
  • 11h20 - Video Case: Minimal Invasive AF Concomitant Ablation
  • 11h40 - Case-Based Roundtable
  • 12h15 - Lunch

    Hybrid AF™ Therapies

  • 13h00 - Current Trends in AF Management
  • 13h30 - ESC/EACTS 2024 Recommendations in Standalone AF and Hybrid Treatment
  • 13h50 - Hybrid Ablation in Other Non-AF Patients
  • 14h20 - Video Case: Totally Thoracoscopic AF Ablation
  • 15h10 - Video Case: Hybrid Convergent + LAAX From Left Side
  • 15h40 - Case-Based Roundtable
  • 16h10 - Long-Term Vision: The Future of Heart Surgery
  • 17h30 - Finish

    16 November

    LAA Exclusion

  • 09h00 - ESC/EACTS 2024 Recommendations in LAA Management
  • 09h20 - Clinical Management of Stroke and Bleeding Scoring Systems
  • 09h50 - Excluding the Appendage. Evidence in ALL Surgical Patients
  • 10h50 - Video Case: Robotic Surgery in LAA
  • 11h10 - Video Case: Totally Thoracoscopic Left Side
  • 11h20 - Maze IV or LAA Exclusion Only? The Great Debate
  • 11h50 - Case-Based Roundtable
  • 12h50 - Finish
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Welcome to Navigating the Maze

We are thrilled to bring the highly-anticipated 19th edition of Navigating the Maze once again to Barcelona, Spain, on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, 2024. 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 exclusion.

The Navigating the Maze 2024 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.

This year, we are honored to collaborate with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) on this unique education opportunity. The collaboration with EACTS promises to continue elevating this extensive program and deliver the best insights on techniques and outcomes of AF ablation, presented byleading international faculty.

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 streamed live and the recordings available 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

Navigating the Maze - Most challenging case award

All attendees are invited to send their most challenging cases of surgical or hybrid AF ablation and LAA exclusion.

Sharing what you know and your most interesting cases in AF ablation and LAA exclusion can be a very rewarding experience. The Navigating the Maze program gives you the opportunity to take part in a global dialogue with a highly receptive audience of cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists and EPs from around the world.

Feeling inspired to share your most interesting case? Read more information about the contest and submit today.

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Program overview

    15 November

    Surgical Concomitant AF

  • 08h30 - The New ESC/EACTS Guidelines in AF Management
  • 09h00 - Nuclear Anatomy for Arrhythmias
  • 09h30 - Latest Developments in AF Treatment
  • 10h30 - ESC/EACTS 2024 Recommendations for Surgeons
  • 11h00 - Video Case: MAZE IV
  • 11h20 - Video Case: Minimal Invasive AF Concomitant Ablation
  • 11h40 - Case-Based Roundtable
  • 12h15 - Lunch

    Hybrid AF™ Therapies

  • 13h00 - Current Trends in AF Management
  • 13h30 - ESC/EACTS 2024 Recommendations in Standalone AF and Hybrid Treatment
  • 13h50 - Hybrid Ablation in Other Non-AF Patients
  • 14h20 - Video Case: Totally Thoracoscopic AF Ablation
  • 15h10 - Video Case: Hybrid Convergent + LAAX From Left Side
  • 15h40 - Case-Based Roundtable
  • 16h10 - Long-Term Vision: The Future of Heart Surgery
  • 17h30 - Finish

    16 November

    LAA Exclusion

  • 09h00 - ESC/EACTS 2024 Recommendations in LAA Management
  • 09h20 - Clinical Management of Stroke and Bleeding Scoring Systems
  • 09h50 - Excluding the Appendage. Evidence in ALL Surgical Patients
  • 10h50 - Video Case: Robotic Surgery in LAA
  • 11h10 - Video Case: Totally Thoracoscopic Left Side
  • 11h20 - Maze IV or LAA Exclusion Only? The Great Debate
  • 11h50 - Case-Based Roundtable
  • 12h50 - Finish
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