Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2016

Atrial Fibrillation Symposium logoJoin Us for a Continuing Medical Education Event

Learn more about the latest innovations in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Featured presentations include:

  • Medical and Surgical Management for Stroke Prophylaxis
    • Pharmacologic Management
    • Percutaneous-Based Therapies for Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion/Ligation
    • Surgical-Based Therapies for Left Atrial Appendage Ligation
  • Catheter-Based Management of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
    • Cryoballoon Ablation
  • Surgical Management of Persistent AF
    • Transthoracic Epicardial/Endocardial Hybrid Ablation
    • Subdiaphragmatic Convergent Epicardial/Endocardial Ablation
    • Open Surgical Ablation
  • Permanent Atrial Fibrillation Management
    • Ablate and Pace Strategy Using the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System
  • Atrial Fibrillation Epidemiology and the Burden to the Health Care System

Distinguished Presenting Faculty

Education presentations at the symposium will be presented by the following esteemed physicians:

William M. Boedefeld II, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
LSU Health New Orleans
Partner at CVT Surgical Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

James R. Edgerton, MD, FHRS
Co-Chair Research and Quality Committee
Texas Quality Initiative
Co- Director, Arrhythmia Clinic
The Heart Hospital, Baylor Plano, Texas

James Irwin, MD
Co-Director, Department of Electrophysiology
St. Joseph’s Hospital, BayCare Health System
Tampa, Florida

Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD, FACS, FACC
Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program
Director, Advanced Cardiac and Aortic Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Integrated Atrial Fibrillation Program
Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, California 

Kevin J. Makati, MD
Co-Director, Department of Electrophysiology
St. Joseph’s Hospital, BayCare Health System
Tampa, Florida

Venkata Sagi, MD, FHRS
Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida

Andrew J. Sherman, MD
Chief, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
St. Joseph’s Hospital, BayCare Health System
Tampa, Florida

Wilber W. Su, MD, FACC, FHRS
Director of Heart Rhythm Services, Banner University Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona

Margot Vloka, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, New York


Register here or call (813) 644-4307.

Saturday, September 17
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
4200 Jim Walter Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607


Education Credit

CME: 8 hours
Nursing CEU: 8 units
 FMA Accreditation Program logo
St. Joseph’s Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Joseph’s Hospital designates this Live activity for a maximum of eight (8) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This program has been approved for eight (8) nursing education units. No partial education units will be awarded.

This event is recommended for physicians, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (ARNPs), and registered nurses (RNs).