Course Overview

Advancing the Field:

Forum on Practice Innovation, Scientific Achievement, and Career Advancement for Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiology


  1. To promote an understanding of different diagnostic and treatment approaches to pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiologic challenges.
  2. To expose attendees to innovative technologies and their potential uses for pediatric and adult congenital patients.
  3. To encourage collaboration among pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiolgists for the purposes of research, academia, and achievement.
  4. To develop the careers of attendees through interactions with and mentorship from the leaders and innovators of pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiology.

Registration Prices:

  • Physicians: $229.00
  • Allied Health: $130.00
  • Physicians (1 Day Rate): $130.00
  • Allied Health (1 Day Rate): $90.00
  • Fellows-in Training: Free

CME Credit Info:

This course has been approved for 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

15 Nursing Continuing Education Credit Hours have been applied for though the Florida State Board of Nursing Provider Number NCE2012/CEBroker Provider Number #50-724 and are pending approval


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Abstract Submission

Children's Hospital of Philidelphia Annual Update

Following our PACES Course, the 20th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease is taking place in Orlando. To learn more about this event check out their website: www.chop.edu/cardiology2017. And their digital brochure


Access Presentations & Abstracts


Distinquished Faculty

  • MacDonald Dick, MD

  • Warren "Sonny" Jackman, MD

  • George Van Hare, MD

  • Melvin Scheinman, MD

  • Edward Walsh, MD


  • Randall Bryant, MD

  • Bryan Cannon, MD

  • Mitchell Cohen, MD

  • Barbara Deal, MD

  • Brynn Dechert-Crooks, CPNP

  • Chris Erickson, MD

  • Ronald Kanter, MD

  • Ian Law, MD

  • Christina Miyake, MD

  • Thomas Paul, MD

  • Elizabeth "Tess" Saarel, MD

  • Shubhayan Sanatani, MD

  • Maully Shah, MBBS, FHRS, FACC

  • Stacey Tovino, JD, PhD

  • John Triedman, MD

  • Shane Tsai, MD


  • Patty Arscott, MS, CGC

  • Caitlin Brateng, BS

  • Vicki Freedenberg, RN, PhD

  • Anne, Freter, FNP

  • Christine Meliones, RN, CPNP, FNP

  • Melissa Olen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, CCRN

  • Karen Smoots, BA, BSN, RN, CCDS

  • Anthony Trela, CPNP

  • Amy Walsh, RN, BSN, CPN



Day 1: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

  • 7:45-8:00 Introductory Remarks and AdventHealth Nicholson Center Welcome
  • 8:00-8:30 "Advancing a Field: The Evolution of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiology" Presentor: George Van Hare
  • Adult Congenital EP Symposium
  • 8:30-9:00 “Pediatric to Adult Congenital EP: Making the Transition” Presentor: MacDonald Dick
  • 9:00-9:30 “Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) EP: Getting Innovative in the EP Lab” Presentor: Edward Walsh
  • 9:30-10:00 “Newer Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Genetic Arrhythmia Syndromes” Presentor: Melvin Scheinman
  • 10:00-10:30 “Recognition and Mapping /Ablation of Oblique Accessory Pathways” Presentor: Warren M. (Sonny) Jackman
  • 10:30-11:00 Roundtable Discussion & Questions with the Pioneers of Electrophysiology Presentor: Moderator: Constantine Mavroudis
  • 11:00-11:15 Welcome to AdventHealth Nicholson Center Presentor: Marla Silliman, AdventHealth Children’s CEO
  • 11:15-12:00 Lunch & Exhibits
  • 11:45 Shuttle Round Trip to Orlando World Center Marriot
  • 11:30-12:00 Optional Simulation Exhibit
  • 12:00-12:30 Panel Discussion for 15 Minute Case Presentations Presentor: Chris Erickson, Maully Shah, Thomas Paul & David Lawrence
  • 12:30-12:50 “Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Underutilized or Just Under-Appreciated?” Presentor: Chris Erickson
  • 12:50-1:05 Discussion
  • 1:05-1:25 “The EP Anatomy of Congenital Heart Disease” Presentor: Maully Shah
  • 1:25-1:40 Discussion
  • 1:40-2:00 “Atrial Fibrillation in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patient: Burying Our Heads in the Sand?” Presentor: Shane Tsai
  • 2:00-2:15 Discussion
  • 2:15-2:30 Break & Exhibits
  • 2:30-2:50 “The Future of Arrhythmia Surgery: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Heading” Presentor: Barbara Deal
  • 2:50-3:05 Discussion
  • 3:05-3:25 “Ablation in the Pulmonary Venous Atrium in Congenital Heart Disease” Presentor: Thomas Paul
  • 3:25-3:40 Discussion
  • 3:40-4:00 “The New ‘Toys’ and Their Future in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiology” Presentor: John Triedman
  • 4:00-4:15 Discussion
  • 4:15-4:35 “Leadership: Learning to Smile on the Fly” Presentor: Shu Sanatani
  • 4:35-4:50 Discussion
  • 5:00, 5:30 Transportation back to Orlando World Center Marriott

Day 2: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

  • 7:45-8:00 Introductionary Remarks
  • Pediatric and Adult Congenital EP
  • 8:00-8:20 “Return to the Basics: Innovative Diagnostic Pacing for Complex Disease” Presentor: Ron Kanter
  • 8:20-8:35 Discussion
  • 8:35-8:55 “A Conflict of Interest: Are Responsible Medical Spending and Innovation Naturally Opposed?” Presentor: Mitchell Cohen
  • 8:55-9:10 Discussion
  • 9:10-9:30 “Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management that Benefit Patients with Congenital Heart Disease” Presentor: Randall Bryant
  • 9:30-9:45 Discussion
  • 9:45-10:05 Break & Exhibits
  • 10:05-11:45 Collaborative Research Forum & Abstract Session Presentor: Tess Saarel, Carolina Eschdero, Keith Dufendach, Sonia, Franciosi, IV Sotalol
  • 11:45-12:30 Lunch
  • 11:45 Transportaion Round Trip to Orlando World Center Marriott
  • 12:30-1:00 EP Case Presentations Presentor: Tess Saarel, Shubhayan Sanatani, Srikant Das
  • 1:00-4:10 Breakout Sessions
  • 4:10-4:30 Closing Remarks
  • 4:30-5:00 Airport and Hotel Shuttles
  • Breakout Session #1 EP Physicians
  • 1:00-1:20 “The Legal Challenges of EP: Case Scenarios” Presentor: Stacey Tovino
  • 1:20-1:40 Discussion
  • 1:40-2:00 “80 more years: The expectation of lifelong device use in pediatric patients; Implant technique affecting extractability”” Presentor: Bryan Cannon
  • 2:00-2:15 Discussion
  • 2:15-2:35 “Lost in Translation: From Bench to Bedside” Presentor: Christina Miyake
  • 2:35-2:50 Discussion
  • 2:50-3:00 Break & Exhibits
  • 2:45 Airport Shuttle
  • 3:00-3:20 “Training versus Job Availability: Where is the Balance?” Presentor: Ian Law
  • 3:20-3:40 Discussion
  • Breakout Session #2 Allied Health Professionals Presentor: Moderator: Brynn Dechert and Vicki Freedenberg
  • Devices
  • 1:00-1:15 Lessons learned from the subcutaneous ICD: from screening to implantation Presentor: Karen Smoots
  • 1:15-1:30 Recalls: What Patients Need to Know Presentor: Vicki Freedenberg
  • 1:30-1:45 The Art of Remote Monitoring Presentor: Caitlin Brateng
  • 1:45-1:55 Questions and Discussion
  • EP Lab
  • 1:55-2:10 Asymptomatic WPW (Pattern): to Ablate or Not? Presentor: Melissa Olen
  • 2:10-2:25 Intracardiac Electrograms: The Basics Presentor: Anne Freter
  • 2:25-2:35 Questions and Discussion
  • 2:35-3:10 Break & Exhibits
  • 2:45 Airport Shuttle
  • Sudden Death & Channelopathies
  • 3:10-3:25 Variance of Uncertain Significance: What Does This Mean? Presentor: Patty Arscott
  • 3:25-3:40 The New Sports Recommendations for Channelopathies & Patients with Devices Presentor: Brynn Dechert
  • 3:40-3:55 ADHD and Long QT Presentor: Christine Meliones
  • 3:55-4:05 Questions and Discussion
  • Outpatient & Community Education
  • 4:05-4:20 School Action Plans: SVT, Long QT, Patients with Devices Presentor: Anthony Trela
  • 4:20-4:35 Legal Issues for the AP: Proper Documentation Presentor: Stacey Tovino
  • 4:35-4:50 The role of AEDs at home and in the community Presentor: Amy Walsh
  • Break Out Session #3 Fellows
  • 1:00-1:20 What do I need to Learn in EP Fellowship and Beyond? Presentor: Ed Walsh
  • 1:20-1:40 Research “Pearls” and “Pitfalls” Presentor: George Van Hare
  • 1:40-2:00 Keys to a Successful Clinical and Academic Career Presentor: MacDonald Dick
  • 2:00-2:20 Review of Complex Intracardiac Electrograms Presentor: Ron Kanter
  • 2:20-2:45 Questions and Discussion
  • 2:45 Airport Shuttle Departure
  • 2:45-3:00 Break
  • Join EP Breakout Session
  • 3:00-3:20 “Training versus Job Availability: Where is the Balance?” Presentor: Ian Law
  • 3:20-3:40 Discussion


Orlando World Center Marriott

Orlando World Center Marriott

Room Rate: $189 + Optional $25 resort fee

8701 World Center Drive

Orlando, FL 32821

Complimentary Transportation will be provided for guests staying at World Center Marriott to Nicholson Center for the course

Reserve your room

Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Celebration Health Location

404 Celebration Place

Celebration, FL 34747


Two parking lots are available on either side of the facility.