Norav Medical at Arab Health 2019
Jan
28
to Jan 31

Norav Medical at Arab Health 2019

  • Dubai World Trade Centre (map)
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Arab Health is the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region. The 2018 edition of the event is expected to welcome more than 4,200 exhibiting companies and 103,000 attendees from 150+ countries.

With healthcare expenditure in the GCC projected to reach US$ 104.6 billion by 2022, adding 31,000 hospital beds and employing 10,000 new physicians, Arab Health is instrumental in driving this development.

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OpenValley Meetup: The Journey of Yoni Nevo - from Cimagine to Snapchat
Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

OpenValley Meetup: The Journey of Yoni Nevo - from Cimagine to Snapchat

הצטרפו אלינו להרצאתו המרתקת של יוני נבו, שיספר על הקמת הסטראט אפ סימג’ין, מובילה עולמית בתחום המציאות הרבודה, עד למכירתה, וניהול סנאפצ’אט ישראל, בכפר יהושע.

להרשמה ופרטים נוספים: לחצו כאן

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Emektech Meetup: “AI Superpowers Meetup! – the future of business, cities, and mankind”
Nov
26
5:00 PM17:00

Emektech Meetup: “AI Superpowers Meetup! – the future of business, cities, and mankind”

Dr. Roey Tzezana, a public intellectual and a futures studies researcher and author of the bestseller "The Guide to the Future" and "The Rulers of the Future" will deliver a lecture while he is in the United States, by means of a robotic avatar which will serve as an alternative body!! In the lecture, Dr. Tzezana will review the high level trends in technology that are beginning to affect our lives, and see how individuals and companies are beginning to make use of them.

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Light Instruments at the WFLD 16th World Congress
Oct
1
to Oct 3

Light Instruments at the WFLD 16th World Congress

  • RWTH Aachen University Hospital (map)
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The WFLD 16th International Congress will take place at the RWTH Aachen University Hospital, in Aachen, Germany, within its unique Dental Laser Center. The World Federation for Laser Dentistry (WFLD) is a non-profit medium for the exchange, advancement and dissemination of scientific knowledge, related to the use of lasers for application and research in the oral and dental environment.

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כנס "מסלולי סיוע להשקעות וחדשנות"
Feb
21
9:00 AM09:00

כנס "מסלולי סיוע להשקעות וחדשנות"

רשות החדשנות מזמינה יזמים/ות מאזור הדרום לכנס "מסלולי סיוע להשקעות וחדשנות", במסגרתו יו"ר רשות החדשנות, ד"ר עמי אפלבום, ידבר על חדשנות טכנולוגית כמפתח להצלחה בשוק תחרותי. הכנס יתקיים ביום רביעי, ה- 21.2.2018, 9:00-13:30 במרכז קרסו למדע, באר שבע. הכניסה ללא עלות אך מותנית בהרשמה מראש: https://goo.gl/Pp4t6g 

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PRIMA National Information Day for for Horizon 2020
Feb
5
10:00 AM10:00

PRIMA National Information Day for for Horizon 2020

  • בניין רשות החדשנות, קומה 4, אולם איינשטין (map)
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PRIMA הינה יוזמה אירופאית לשיתוף פעולה חברתי-כלכלי באזור אגן הים התיכון בנושאי מים ומזון, והינה חלק מתכנית HORIZON 2020 של האיחוד האירופי. היוזמה מתמקדת בפיתוח פתרונות חדשניים לשיפור יעילות, קיימות ואיכות המזון והמים ותומכת בכל שרשרת הערך, על מנת להבטיח כי תוצאות המחקרים יתורגמו לתוצרים יישומיים.

הנכם מוזמנים לשמוע על מטרות התכנית וללמוד כיצד ניתן לקחת בה חלק.

For more information, please contact lior@iserd.org.il  

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חנוכת מרכז טכנולוגי-קהילתי ומעבדת החדשנות של עמותת מחשבה טובה ביקנעם!
Jan
24
11:00 AM11:00

חנוכת מרכז טכנולוגי-קהילתי ומעבדת החדשנות של עמותת מחשבה טובה ביקנעם!

חנוכת מרכז טכנולוגי-קהילתי ומעבדת החדשנות של עמותת מחשבה טובה!

לתרומות והתנדבות: ofiralva@mtova.org.il

ניתן לתרום בכסף או בשווה כסף- ציוד טכנולוגי, ציוד משרדי, התנדבות ומנטורינג, הדרכה ותוכן ועוד.

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Biosense-Webster at 2018 AF Symposium
Jan
11
to Jan 13

Biosense-Webster at 2018 AF Symposium

The AF Symposium was initiated in 1995 in response to the growing epidemic of atrial fibrillation. Over the past 23 years, the meeting has become a major scientific forum at which health care professionals have a unique opportunity to learn about advances in research and therapeutics directly from many of the most eminent investigators in the field.

This intensive, highly focused three-day symposium brings together the world’s leading medical scientists to share in a highly interactive environment the most recent advances in the field of atrial fibrillation. The primary objective of the meeting is to provide attendees with a thorough and practical course on the current state of the art in the field of atrial fibrillation in a scholarly and collegial atmosphere, as well as an opportunity to network with colleagues and faculty between sessions. The meeting employs advanced teaching tools including real-time and prerecorded case presentations as well as an interactive audience response system to share with attendees the most current basic, translational and clinical science in the field.

Agenda

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
 

Morning Scientific Session

7 - 7:10 a.m.     WELCOME AND OVERVIEW OF THE 23RD ANNUAL AF SYMPOSIUM

Jeremy Ruskin, MD

7:10 - 9:20 a.m.  PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, RISK FACTORS AND GENETICS

Moderators: Natalia Trayanova, PhD and Stanley Nattel, MD

All lectures 15 minutes and 5-minute Q&A

Aging, Inflammation and Atrial Fibrillation

Jose Jalife, MD

Fibrosis and AF: Insights from Patient-Specific Computational Simulations and Implications for AF Ablation

Natalia Trayanova, PhD

Lean Body Mass as a Common Denominator Connecting Treatable Risk Factors to AF: Evidence and Potential Significance

Stanley Nattel, MD

Linking AF Genetics to New Mechanisms: Are AF Associated Genes Potential Drug Targets?

Patrick Ellinor, MD, PhD

Novel Upstream Targets for AF from Genomics/Transcriptomics

Mina Chung, MD

Panel and Audience Q&A and Discussion - All Faculty (30 minutes)

Moderator: Jose Jalife, MD

9:20 - 9:50 a.m.  BREAK, EXHIBITS and ABSTRACTS

9:50 a.m. - Noon  STROKE PREVENTION IN AND SCREENING FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

Moderators: Elaine Hylek, MD, MPH and Daniel Singer, MD

All lectures 15 minutes and 5-minute Q&A

Current Status of Screening for AF: Frequency, Significance and Limitations of AHREs; How Much Should We Screen?

John Camm, MD

Real-World Data On NOACs and AF: How Is It Generated and What Does It Mean? and Future Trials on Stroke Prevention in AF

Daniel Singer, MD

Factor XIa Inhibitors: A New Class of Anticoagulants with Less Thrombus and Less Bleeding

Elaine Hylek, MD, MPH

Understanding High Intracranial Hemorrhage Risk: Biomarkers and Challenges in Management

M. Edip Gurol, MD

Can Anticoagulation Be Stopped After AF Ablation?

Yes: Francis Marchlinski, MD

No: Elaine Hylek, MD, MPH

(Each speaker 10 minutes; additional comments during panel discussion)

Panel and Audience Q&A and Discussion - All Faculty (30 minutes)

Moderator: John Camm, MD

Noon - 1:15 p.m.  LUNCH, EXHIBITS and ABSTRACTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018

Afternoon Scientific Session

1:15 - 3:35 p.m.  LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE CLOSURE AND CASE TRANSMISSIONS

Moderators: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD and Jacqueline Saw, MD

All lectures 15 minutes and 5-minute Q&A; case transmissions 30 minutes each

LAA Closure: Current State of the Art and Future Directions

Jacqueline Saw, MD

Case Transmissions - LAA Closure Procedures

Moderator: Vivek Reddy, MD

LAA Closure with ICE Guidance

Claudio Tondo, MD, PhD - Milan, Italy

New Technology for LA Appendage Closure

Tom De Potter, MD - Aalst, Belgium

Anticoagulation After LAA Closure: State of the Art and Future Directions

Vivek Reddy, MD

Role of Octreotide in LAA Closure in Patients with GI Bleeding

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD

FDA Perspectives on Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Trials: Transforming Data into Evidence

Andrew Farb, MD

3:35 - 4:05 p.m.  BREAK, EXHIBITS and ABSTRACTS

4:05 - 4:55 p.m.  IF I HAD PERMANENT AF AND PREVIOUS INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGE I WOULD CHOOSE:

Moderator: David Keane, MD, PhD

Each lecture 10 minutes

Endocardial LAA Closure

Jacqueline Saw, MD

Epicardial LAA Closure

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD

Apixaban 5mg B.I.D.

Peter Kowey, MD

Panel and Audience Q&A and Discussion - All Faculty (20 minutes)

Moderator: David Keane, MD, PhD

4:55 - 6:15 p.m.  CHALLENGING CASES IN AF MANAGEMENT I: ANTIARRHYTHMIC DRUGS, ANTICOAGULATION, AND CLINICAL DECISION MAKING

Panel and Audience Discussion (10 minutes per case)

Moderator: Eric Prystowsky, MD

Panel: Mina Chung, MD, Peter Kowey, MD, Eric Prystowsky, MD and Jeremy Ruskin, MD 

6:15 p.m.  ADJOURN

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018

Morning Scientific Session

7 - 9:10 a.m.  PHYSIOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL INSIGHTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR AF ABLATION

Moderator: Ulrich Schotten, MD, PhD

All lectures 15 minutes and 5-minute Q&A

A Cascade of Accelerating Rotors Precedes Stabilization of Early AF

Jose Jalife, MD

Atrial Myocardial Fiber Orientation In Human Autopsy Hearts: Implications for Transmural Breakthrough, 3-D Reentry and the Role of the LAA

David Keane, MD, PhD

3-D Computer Modelling of Endo-Epicardial Dissociation and Transmural Conduction in AF Using High Density Mapping

Ulrich Schotten, MD, PhD

Atrial Fibrosis: Distribution, Extent and Clinical Characteristics as Predictors of Outcome of AF Ablation - Time for a Fundamental Change in Strategy?

Hans Kottkamp, MD

Atrial Fibrosis: A New Marker for Major Cardiovascular Events

Nassir Marrouche, MD

Panel and Audience Q&A and Discussion - All Faculty (30 minutes)

Moderator: Ulrich Schotten, MD, PhD

9:10 - 9:40 a.m.  BREAK, EXHIBITS and ABSTRACTS

9:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.  MECHANISM-GUIDED ABLATION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND CASE TRANSMISSIONS

Moderators: Pierre Jais, MD and David Wilber, MD

All lectures 15 minutes and 5-minute Q&A; case transmissions 30 minutes each

Relation Between Rotors and Anatomical Obstacles During Atrial Fibrillation

Sanjiv Narayan, MD, PhD

Identification of AF Drivers and Endpoints for Ablation Using Multielectrode Catheters in Persistent AF

Michel Haissaguerre, MD

Complex Atrial Tachycardias Unmasked by Ultra High Density Mapping

Pierre Jais, MD

Beyond PV Isolation: Randomized Clinical Trials of Adjunctive Ablation Strategies for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation (AMAZE, DECAAF II, REAFFIRM)

David Wilber, MD

In What Types of AF Should LA Appendage Ablation Be Considered? Evidence and Patient Selection

Andrea Natale, MD

Case Transmissions - Techniques for Left Atrial Appendage Electrical Isolation as Adjunctive Therapy to PV Isolation in Persistent AF

Bradley Knight, MD - Chicago, IL

Rodney Horton, MD and Andrea Natale, MD - Austin, TX

New Approaches to Modulation of the Autonomic Nervous System in AF: Visualization and Ablation of Ganglionated Plexi

Evgeny Pokushalov, MD, PhD

12:40 - 1:55 p.m.  LUNCH, EXHIBITS and ABSTRACTS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018

Afternoon Scientific Session

1:55 - 3:35 p.m.  NEW TECHNOLOGIES, LATE BREAKING TRIALS, FIRST REPORT INVESTIGATIONS IN AF ABLATION AND CASE TRANSMISSIONS

Moderator: Moussa Mansour, MD

All lectures 15 minutes and 5-minute Q&A; case transmissions 30 minutes each

Real-Time Lesion Formation and Gap Detection During Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Using Novel Electro-Anatomical Dielectric Mapping System: 12 Month Follow-Up

Evgeny Pokushalov, MD, PhD

Case Transmission - Lesion Assessment

Petr Neuzil, MD and Vivek Reddy, MD - Prague, Czech Republic

Case Transmission - New Techniques for Esophageal Protection

Kevin Heist, MD, PhD, Conor Barrett, MD, and Moussa Mansour, MD - Boston, MA

HEAT-AF: First Clinical Study On Effects A New Infrared Thermography Probe for Esophageal Protection

Thomas Deneke, MD

3:35 - 4:05 p.m.  BREAK, EXHIBITS and ABSTRACTS

4:05 - 6:15 p.m.  NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR AF ABLATION (continued)

Moderator: Karl-Heinz Kuck, MD

Prospective Non-Randomized FDA IDE Trial on a New Technology for Localizing Rotors and Focal Drivers of AF

Vivek Reddy, MD

Global Multi-Electrode Contact Mapping and Ablation of AF with a Single Catheter - First Human Experience

Hans Kottkamp, MD

Temperature Controlled Irrigated RF Ablation: Technology and Results

Moussa Mansour, MD

New RF Balloon Technologies for AF Ablation - Results of Multicenter Clinical Studies

Karl-Heinz Kuck, MD

Pulsed Electric Field Ablation: Preclinical Studies Assessing Safety and Efficacy

David Haines, MD

Panel and Audience Q&A and Discussion - All Faculty (30 minutes)

Moderator: Karl-Heinz Kuck, MD

 

6:15 p.m.  ADJOURN

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018

Morning Scientific Session

7 - 9:30 a.m.  CLINICAL TRIALS, GUIDELINES AND REGULATORY ISSUES IN AF MANAGEMENT

Moderator: Douglas Packer, MD

All lectures 15 minutes and 5-minute Q&A

Clinical Trials of New Technologies in AF Ablation: 2018 Update

Hugh Calkins, MD

2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE Consensus Document on AF Ablation: Implications for Patient Care and Research

Hugh Calkins, MD

Clinical Trials in AF Ablation: What Will CABANA Show and Will It Matter?

Douglas Packer, MD

Regulatory Challenges and Future Directions in AF Ablation Device Development and Evaluation

Mark Fellman

Does AF Ablation Improve Mortality in Congestive Heart Failure: New Insights from the CASTLE-AF Trial

Nassir Marrouche, MD

Ablation Strategies in Patients with AF and Congestive Heart Failure: Practical Considerations and Outcomes

Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD

Panel and Audience Q&A and Discussion - All Faculty (30 minutes)

Moderator: Douglas Packer, MD

9:30 - 10 a.m.  BREAK AND EXHIBITS

10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.  EVOLVING STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE THE SUCCESS AND SAFETY OF AF ABLATION

Moderator: Pierre Jais, MD

All lectures 15 minutes and 5-minute Q&A

Characteristics and Ablation Outcomes in Early Onset AF: Role of One-Year Follow-Up Atrial MR Imaging

Young-Hoon Kim, MD, PhD

High Power Short Duration RF Ablation: Safety and Efficacy - Multicenter Experience

Pierre Jais, MD

What To Do After Three Failed AF Ablations?

Andrea Natale, MD

How to Improve the Speed and Efficiency AF Ablation While Maintaining Safety and Effectiveness

Rob Patrawala, MD

Big Data, Social Media and Monitoring: Optimizing Patient Outcomes in AF

Kevin Campbell, MD

Panel and Audience Q&A and Discussion - All Faculty (30 Minutes)

Moderator: Pierre Jais, MD

12:10 - 12:30 p.m.  ALBERT L. WALDO OUTSTANDING ABSTRACT AWARD AND PRESENTATION

Moderators: Jeremy Ruskin, MD and Albert Waldo, MD

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.   LUNCH AND EXHIBITS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018

Afternoon Scientific Session

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.  CHALLENGING CASES IN AF MANAGEMENT II: CATHETER ABLATION AND LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE CLOSURE

Panel and Audience Discussion (10 minutes per case)

Moderator: Pierre Jais, MD 

Panel: Pierre Jais, MD, Young-Hoon Kim, MD, PhD, Moussa Mansour, MD, Andrea Natale, MD and Vivek Reddy, MD

3:15 p.m. ADJOURN

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