DECEMBER 9th – 11th 2020
4pm CET | 10am ET


Rhythm Interventions Online (RIO) - a new innovative virtual event, held on 9-11 December 2020, that brought together a leading international faculty to create a rich, interactive experience to best inform the global electrophysiology community of the latest developments and advances in clinical practice.

Led by Course Director, Prof Richard Schilling, Barts Heart Centre, London, and delivered through a crafted programme of discussion, opinion, and live cases from leading international centres, RIO will comprise twelve hours of best-in-class learning over three days.

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Three days, each with a distinct educational focus:

  • Opinion and discussion from international thought-leaders
  • Live cases from leading centres
  • Interactive virtual exhibition
  • Breakout rooms to showcase latest in technologies and practice
  • Global audience
  • Free to view
  • CME-accredited learning*

*Rhythm Interventions Online was accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for a total of 12 CME points, equating to 12 hours of learning (4 hours per day). Physicians could convert EBAC External CME credits to AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for the live event only.


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Day 1: AF Ablation Made Simple | 4pm–9pm CET | 10am–3pm ET
Presentation and Discussion
  • Day case AF ablation: Is this a priority?
  • What to do when pulmonary vein isolation fails?
  • Minimising complications from AF ablation
  • Persistent AF best management: What do the trials tell us?
Live Cases and Discussion
  • Minimising X-rays during AF ablation: Almost fluro-free cryo-ablation
  • High power RF ablation
  • Ablation of AF as a day case
Digital Exhibition and Technical Breakout Room


Day 2: Complex Arrhythmias Made Simple | 4pm–9pm CET | 10am–3pm ET
Presentation and Discussion
  • VT ablations: Technologies and techniques – What do the trials tell us?
  • Current and new technologies for simplifying AF ablation
  • AF ablation as a first-line therapy: What do the trials tell us?
  • AF ablation strategies for re-do ablation patients with isolated pulmonary vein
Live Cases and Discussion
  • Ablation of structural heart VT – VT ablation
  • Convergent ablation procedure
  • Ablation technology
Symposia, Digital Exhibition and Technical Breakout Rooms


Day 3 | Devices | 4pm–9pm CET | 10am–3pm ET
Presentation and Discussion
  • The role of leadless pacing – What do the trials tell us?
  • His bundle pacing versus resynchronisation – What do trials tell us?
  • Leadless technologies for CRT and physiologic pacing
  • His pacing tips and tricks and expected outcomes
Live Cases and Discussion
  • Leadless pacing to achieve AV synchrony in 20 mins
  • His bundle pacing to achieve cardiac synchrony
  • Subcutaneous ICD
Symposia, Digital Exhibition and Technical Breakout Rooms



Prof Richard Schilling
Prof Richard Schilling


St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK

Richard Schilling is Professor of Cardiology at Queen Mary University of London and Consultant Cardiologist at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK. He qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1989 and was appointed at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London NHS Trust in 2001. Performing over 200 AF ablations each year, he uses the latest mapping techniques. An Immediate Past-President of the British Heart Rhythm Society, Prof Schilling is widely published around outcome improvements and safety of catheter ablation. His research interests include elucidating the mechanism of complex cardiac arrhythmia and the development of percutaneous treatments for them. He serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Rhythm AI and is a Founder and Commercial Director of One Welbeck Heart Health.

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Prof Kyoung-Ryul Julian Chun
Dr KR Julian Chun


Markus Krankenhaus Frankfurt am Main, DE

KR Julian Chun is Head of Cardiology at Med Klinik III, Markus Krankenhaus Frankfurt am Main, Germany, a position he had held since 2016. He also serves as academic lecturer at the University of Lübeck. Between 1998-2003 he worked at the Department of Cardiology, University of Lübeck, under Prof H Katus, and from 2003 in the Department of Cardiology, AK St Georg, Hamburg, under the direction of Prof Dr KH Kuck. He attended Medical University Lübeck, and studied internal medicine at Yale University, US. Prof Chun has authored and co-authored numerous manuscripts published in leading peer-reviewed journals.

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Prof Isabel Deisenhofer
Prof Isabel Deisenhofer


German Heart Center Munich, DE

Isabel Deisenhofer is Head of the Department of Electrophysiology at the German Heart Center Munich, Germany. She studied at Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München and Technischen Universität München; at the latter she later served as Professor of Cardiology for the period 2007-2014. Prof Deisenhofer spent time in Prof Michel Haissaguerre’s research group at Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque, Université de Bordeaux, France before returning to Germany to complete her fellowship in electrophysiology. With specialities including arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death, Prof Deisenhofer is widely published as an author or co-author in leading international journals.

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Prof Peter Spector
Prof Peter Spector


University of Vermont, US

Peter Spector is a Professor of Medicine, and Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Vermont, and also serves as Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, University of Vermont Medical Center, US. A clinical electrophysiologist and leading researcher, he focuses on the chaotic abnormal heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation, with particular investigative focus on wave dynamics in atrial fibrillation, and mapping and ablation of AF. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, US.

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Target Audience

  • Electrophysiologists
  • Arrhythmologists
  • General cardiologists
  • Cardiac catheterization technologists and technicians
  • Physiologists
  • Device Implanting Specialists

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the merits of using ablation in the day surgery setting and as a first-line treatment for atrial fibrillation
  • Summarise recent clinical data on emerging ablative techniques for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia (VT)
  • Recall how to carry out ablative procedures including fluoro-free ablation, high power ablation, ablation of structural heart VT, convergent ablation and ablation in atrial tachycardia
  • Recall how to carry out leadless pacing and His bundle pacing for cardiac synchrony

Educational Partners:

Boehringer Ingelheim

Headline Partners:

MedtronicBoston ScientificAbbott

Supporting Partners:

AtriCureBiosense WebsterBiosense Webster