Intended Audience

Great Debates & Updates in Electrophysiology (GDU EP) is designed for electrophysiology lab professionals, including electrophysiologists, advanced practice providers, EP fellows, and EP allied professionals (nurses and technicians).

Learning Objectives

After participating in Great Debates & Updates in Electrophysiology (GDU EP), participants should be able to:

Discuss the electrophysiological basis of PVI alone as a first ablation procedure for persistent atrial fibrillation.
Describe the role of LAA closure in patients with atrial fibrillation and review the techniques that could be used to mitigate an incomplete LAA closure.
Compare and contrast the responsibilities and functions of an Advanced Practice Nurse as part of an EP program versus an electrophysiologist.
Compare and contrast NOACs for efficacy and safety in patients with device-detected atrial fibrillation, including evidence-based guidelines and best clinical approaches.
Assess the newest concepts of ablation energy sources, including pulsed field ablation, and how these new concepts impact the field of cardiac electrophysiology.
Analyze the latest and currently developing knowledge of same-day discharge after AF ablation.
Provide a current review of new information on telerobotic ablation.
Discuss digital and mobile health capabilities available for lifestyle modification of AF to allow for improved patient care and management.
Review educational approaches and strategies for counseling patients and families about atrial fibrillation.
Discuss strategies for physiological cardiac pacing.
Assess techniques to improve EP lab efficiency and turnover times.
Discuss the current techniques for diagnosis, risk stratification, and management of Brugada syndrome.
Analyze the most advanced techniques for catheter ablation of left ventricular summit arrhythmias.
Describe the evolving techniques for cardiac sympathetic denervation.
Discuss the most recent developments and guidelines in defibrillation testing in patients with the subcutaneous ICD.

Continuing Education

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) and Imedex. NACCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health-care team.


NACCME designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 7.5 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 7.5 contact hours.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants

NACCME has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 7.5 AAPA Category 1 credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Radiologic Technologists (ARRT Credits)

Great Debates and Updates in Electrophysiology, taking place online Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 5:15 PM–10:15 PM, Friday, April 23, 2021 from 12:45 PM - 5:20 PM, and Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 8:45 AM - 12:15 PM has been approved for ARRT Cat A+ Continuing Education credits by the Association of Vascular & Interventional Radiographers (AVIR).

AVIR is an ARRT Recognized Continuing Education Evaluating Mechanism (RCEEM).

AVIR210347R - Welcome & Session 1: Debate: Ablation for Persistent AF 

AVIR210348R - Session 2: Case: LAAC          

AVIR210349R - Session 3: Case: Role of the APN in EP           

AVIR210350R - Session 4: Case: OAC for Device Detected AF      

AVIR210351R - Session 5: Debate: PFA and Ablation Energy Sources         

AVIR210352R - Session 6: Debate: Same Day Discharge after AF Ablation 

AVIR210353R - Session 7: Case: Telerobotic Ablation         

AVIR210354R - Session 8: Case: Lifestyle Modification for AF         

AVIR210355R - Session 9: Debate: Patient Education for AF           

AVIR210356R - Session 10: Case: Physiological Pacing        

AVIR210357R - Session 11: Case: EP lab Efficiency: Turnover and Start Times       

AVIR210358R - Session 12: Debate: Risk Stratification for Brugada

AVIR210359R - Session 13: Case: LV Summit PVC Ablation 

AVIR210360R - Session 14: Debate: Cardiac Sympathetic Denervation      

AVIR210361R - Session 15: Debate: DFT testing for S-ICD

Requirements for Credit

To be eligible for documentation of credit for each session attended, attendees must participate in the full activity and complete the online evaluation form for each session.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call (609) 371-1137.

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ADA Statement

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please call 609.371.1137.

Educational Grant Supporters

We have received educational grant support from Biosense Webster, Inc., Boston Scientific, Abbott Vascular, Medtronic, Stereotaxis.

Note: Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.