Navigating the Maze
18th Edition
27-28 October, Barcelona, Spain

Join this highly acclaimed academic program focused on the latest techniques and outcomes for atrial fibrillation management. After successful 17 editions and having gathered hundreds of arrhythmia physicians over the last decade, the Navigating the Maze 2023 brings together the most recognized expert faculty to share in a highly interactive environment the latest advancements in the field of atrial fibrillation management.

    27 October

    Surgical Concomitant AF

  • 08h30 - How Much AF Begets HF
    (Andreu Porta-Sánchez)
  • 09h00 - Update on AF and Neurological Events: Stroke, Dementia, Cognitive Impairment
    (David Z. Rose)
  • 09h30 - Clinical Evidence: From PVI to MAZE IV. Review of Current Surgical Options
    (Ralph Damiano)
  • 10h20 - Video Case: MAZE IV
    (Nicolas Doll)
  • 10h35 - Video Case: Minimal Invasive AF Concomitant Ablation
    (Ralph Damiano)
  • 10h50 - Incidence and Management of Post MAZE IV Recurrences
    (Kevin Makati)
  • 11h10 - Case-Based Roundtable
    (Andreu Porta-Sánchez, Kevin Makati, Nicolas Doll, David Z. Rose, Manuel Castella, Ralph Damiano)
  • 12h15 - Lunch

    Hybrid AF™ Therapies

  • 13h15 - Epicardial-Endocardial Dissociation
    (Natasja de Groot)
  • 13h45 - Electrophysiology Evolution of the Maze-Cox Principles
    (Kevin Makati)
  • 14h15 - The Hybrid Options: Anatomical Versus Electrophysiological Approaches
    (James Cox)
  • 14h45 - New Evidence for Hybrid AF Ablation
    (Nicolas Doll)
  • 15h20 - New Thoracoscopic Approach for a Box Lesion
    (Timo Weimar)
  • 15h35 - Hybrid AF Ablation and Quality of Life Outcomes
    (Bart van Putte)
  • 15h55 - Video Case: Hybrid Convergent + LAA Exclusion From Left Side
    (Konstantinos Zannis)
  • 16h05 - Anticipating Complications in Hybrid AF™ Therapies
    (Bart Maesen)
  • 16h30 - Case-Based Roundtable
    (James Cox, Kevin Makati, Nicolas Doll, Bart van Putte, Timo Weimar, Manuel Castella, Natasja de Groot, Konstantinos Zannis, Bart Maesen)
  • 17h30 - Finish
  • 19h00 - Dinner
    (Busses depart from the hotel reception at 19:00.)
  • 22h00 - Finish

    28 October

    LAA Exclusion

  • 09h00 - Clinical Management of Stroke and Bleeding Scoring Systems
    (Harry Crijns)
  • 09h30 - Insights From a Heart-Brain Team. Clinical Practice on Secondary Stroke Prevention
    (David Z. Rose)
  • 09h55 - LAA and Hypertension: Where Are We?
    (Randall Lee)
  • 10h10 - Excluding the Appendage: Evidence in ALL Surgical Patients
    (Richard Whitlock)
  • 10h50 - The Rationale of a Thoracoscopic LAA Closure Program
    (Piotr Suwalski)
  • 11h05 - Video Cases: Exclusion of LAA in Minimal Surgery
    (Daniel Pereda)
  • 11h30 - Case-Based Roundtable
    (Randall Lee, David Z. Rose, Richard Whitlock, Daniel Pereda, Manuel Castella, Harry Crijns)
  • 13h00 - Finish
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Welcome to Navigating the Maze

We are thrilled to bring the highly-anticipated 18th edition of Navigating the Maze once again to Barcelona, Spain, on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2023. This year’s program will be led by an international multidisciplinary faculty and will cover all aspects of surgical AF ablation management, Hybrid AFTM Therapies, and LAA exclusion.

The Navigating the Maze 2023 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 AFTM 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

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

    27 October

    Surgical Concomitant AF

  • 08h30 - How Much AF Begets HF (Andreu Porta-Sánchez)
  • 09h00 - Update on AF and Neurological Events: Stroke, Dementia, Cognitive Impairment (David Z. Rose)
  • 09h30 - Clinical Evidence: From PVI to MAZE IV. Review of Current Surgical Options (Ralph Damiano)
  • 10h20 - Video Case: MAZE IV (Nicolas Doll)
  • 10h35 - Video Case: Minimal Invasive AF Concomitant Ablation (Ralph Damiano)
  • 10h50 - Incidence and Management of Post MAZE IV Recurrences (Kevin Makati)
  • 11h10 - Case-Based Roundtable (Andreu Porta-Sánchez, Kevin Makati, Nicolas Doll, David Z. Rose, Manuel Castella, Ralph Damiano)
  • 12h15 - Lunch

    Hybrid AF™ Therapies

  • 13h15 - Epicardial-Endocardial Dissociation (Natasja de Groot)
  • 13h45 - Electrophysiology Evolution of the Maze-Cox Principles (Kevin Makati)
  • 14h15 - The Hybrid Options: Anatomical Versus Electrophysiological Approaches (James Cox)
  • 14h45 - New Evidence for Hybrid AF Ablation (Nicolas Doll)
  • 15h20 - New Thoracoscopic Approach for a Box Lesion (Timo Weimar)
  • 15h35 - Hybrid AF Ablation and Quality of Life Outcomes (Bart van Putte)
  • 15h55 - Video Case: Hybrid Convergent + LAA Exclusion From Left Side (Konstantinos Zannis)
  • 16h05 - Anticipating Complications in Hybrid AF™ Therapies (Bart Maesen)
  • 16h30 - Case-Based Roundtable (James Cox, Kevin Makati, Nicolas Doll, Bart van Putte, Timo Weimar, Manuel Castella, Natasja de Groot, Konstantinos Zannis, Bart Maesen)
  • 17h30 - Finish
  • 19h00 - Dinner (Busses depart from the hotel reception at 19:00.)
  • 22h00 - Finish

    28 October

    LAA Exclusion

  • 09h00 - Clinical Management of Stroke and Bleeding Scoring Systems (Harry Crijns)
  • 09h30 - Insights From a Heart-Brain Team. Clinical Practice on Secondary Stroke Prevention (David Z. Rose)
  • 09h55 - LAA and Hypertension: Where Are We? (Randall Lee)
  • 10h10 - Excluding the Appendage: Evidence in ALL Surgical Patients (Richard Whitlock)
  • 10h50 - The Rationale of a Thoracoscopic LAA Closure Program (Piotr Suwalski)
  • 11h05 - Video Cases: Exclusion of LAA in Minimal Surgery (Daniel Pereda)
  • 11h30 - Case-Based Roundtable (Randall Lee, David Z. Rose, Richard Whitlock, Daniel Pereda, Manuel Castella, Harry Crijns)
  • 12h30 - Finish
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