Course Information

California Heart Rhythm Symposium 2022

Live In-Person
UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
Los Angeles, CA

September 10, 2022

*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.

Syllabus for Conference Registrants

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The California Heart Rhythm Symposium aims to bring together leaders in the field of cardiac arrhythmias to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of the latest advances in the field with practicing cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiologists, internists and allied professionals.

The meeting will highlight how understanding of basic mechanisms and new advances are trans¬lated into clinical practice and explore how understanding clinical problems have created new avenues for research and therapeutics. This focused interactive program will emphasize clinical conditions encountered in everyday practice.

Target Audience

Practicing cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiologists, internists, physicians in training, nurses, technicians and associated professionals.


*Note: To ensure course material is received before the course begins, early registration is advised. Enrollment after online registration has closed:

  • Option 1: Please call (310) 794 – 2620 between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) by Thursday, September 8, 2022
  • Option 2: Register at the Luskin Conference Center at the day of the event.

Course Fees

Physicians: $100
Associated Professionals: $100
Nurses, Techs, Residents, Fellows: $50
Nurses, Techs, Residents, Fellows with accepted poster presentation: $0

Poster Submission

Fellows, please submit your abstract to Noel G. Boyle, MD ( before August 22. The registration fee is waived with an accepted poster presentation.

Enroll Online

To enroll, click here.

Enroll by Fax

Fax with credit card and expiration date directly to our office at (424) 842-1604


Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, August 19, 2022 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given after that date. If for any reason the course must be can-celled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.


Olujimi A. Ajijola, MD PhD FACC
UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center* 
Los Angeles, CA<


Noel G. Boyle, MD PhD FACC
UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center*  
Los Angeles, CA

Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD
FACC UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center*
Los Angeles, CA

Greg Feld, MD FACC
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA 

Edward Gerstenfeld, MD FACC
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA


Christine Albert, MD, FACC
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Olujimi A. Ajijola MD PhD FACC
UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center*
Los Angeles, CA 

Jason S. Bradfield, MD FACC
UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center*
Los Angeles, CA

Eric Buch, MD, FACC
UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center*
Los Angeles, CA

Colleen Clancy, PhD
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

David De Lurgio, MD, FACC
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Kevin Donahue, MD, FACC
University of Massachusetts
Worcester, MA

David Donaldson, MD, FACC
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA,

Lee Eckhardt MD, PhD, FACC
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Kenneth Ellenbogen, MD, FACC
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Zenaida Feliciano, MD, FACC
UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center*
Los Angeles, CA

Marat Fudim, MD, FACC
Duke University
Durham, NC

Andrew Grace, MB, PhD
Cambridge University
Cambridge, UK

Ivan Ho, MD, FACC
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Ravi Mandapati, MD, FACC
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA

Nilesh Mathuria, MD, FACC
Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

Christian Meyer, MD, PhD
University of Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf, Germany

Jeremy Moore, MD, FACC
University of California, Los Angeles*
Los Angeles, CA

Joshua Moss, MD, FACC
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Andrea Natale, MD, FACC
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Austin, TX

Douglas Packer MD, FACC
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Vivek Reddy, MD, FACC
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY

Stavros Stavrakis, MD, FACC
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

Uma Srivatsa, MD, FACC
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, CA

Usha Tedrow, MD, FACC
Harvard University
Boston, MA

Roderick Tung, MD, FACC
University of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Wendy Tzou, MD, FACC
University of Colorado
Denver, CO

Miguel Valderrabano, MD, FACC
Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

* David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Saturday September 10th, 2022


Symposium Schedule  
07:00 Breakfast and Registration
07:55 Welcome Course Directors
SESSION I BASIC and Population Science in Cardiac Electrophysiology – New Advances 2022
CHAIRS Ravi Mandapati, MD, Zenaida Feliciano, MD
8:00 Christine Albert, MD - Multi ethnic genome studies of atrial fibrillation
8:15 Lee Eckhardt, MD, PhD - Advances in Stem Cell Models for Arrhythmic Disease
8:30 Olujimi Ajijola, MD, PhD - Advances in the Autonomics of Cardiac Arrhythmias
8:45 Colleen Clancy, PhD - Sex, drugs, and funky rhythms
CHAIRS: Eric Ivan Ho, MD, David Donaldson, MD
9:00 Douglas Packer, MD - Keynote I – Twenty-Five years of AF Ablation – Beyond CABANA
9:30 Vivek Reddy, MD - Pulsed Field Ablation for AF
9:45 Christian Meyer, MD - New Medical Therapies for AF
10:15 -10:45 Coffee Break/Exhibits
10:45 Usha Tedrow, MD - Bridging the Gender Gap in Atrial Fibrillation
11:00 Stavros Stavrakis, MD - Autonomic Modulation for AF therapy- New Advances
11:15 Miguel Valderrabano, MD - Alcohol Ablation for AF
11:30 David De Lurgio, MD - Convergent Ablation for AF
11.45 -1:00 Lunch
CHAIRS: Edward Gerstenfeld, MD, Roderick Tung, MD
1:00 Andrea Natale, MD - Keynote II- Thirty Years of VT Ablation – Where do we go from here?
1:30 Joshua Moss, MD - Developing ECG Criteria for PVC and VT Localization
1:45 Wendy Tzou, MD - New Mapping Methods for VT Ablation
2:00 Nilesh Mathuria, MD - Ablation of Ischemic VT
2:15 Jason Bradfield, MD - Management of VT in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathies
2:30 Jeremy Moore, MD - VT in Congenital Heart Disease
2:45 Marat Fudim, MD, FACC - Percutaneous Approaches to Neuromodulation for Electrical Storm
3.00 -3.30 Coffee Break/ Exhibits
CHAIRS: Eric Buch, MD, Uma Srivatsa MD
3:30 Ken Ellenbogen, MD - Keynote III- The Next Frontier in Cardiac Pacing
4:00 Andrew Grace, MB, PhD - Electrobiology and Precision Medicine
4:15 Kevin Donahue, MD - Biological Therapies for AF- Ready for Prime Time?
4:30 Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD  - Cardiac Anatomy - The Amara Yad Project
4:45 Adjourn
5.00 – 6.30 Poster Session with Wine and Cheese Reception
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD  20 years of UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center


At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discover the latest advances in the understanding of cardiac arrhythmias
  • Recognize how these advances are translated into new medical and interventional treatments
  • Identify how these treatment advances can be applied to their clinical practice

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.


UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095

Luskin Conference Center Information

The Luskin Conference Center features 254 beautifully-appointed guest rooms, many with sweeping views of the stunning campus architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds. The gracious guest experience at the Luskin Conference Center is further enhanced by a full-service restaurant and lounge, on-site professional catering services, well-equipped fitness center, business center, and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

UCLA has arranged a room block at the Luskin Conference Center for our guests. A room rate of $269 will be offered (tax exempt). Each individual guest must make their own reservations by going to the following link to “Book a Room” at The group code is LG2301PACA.

You may also call 855-LCC-UCLA (522-8252). All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations must be made by August 9, 2022. Once the room block is filled, room rates will be subject to availability.

Directions and Parking

From the 405 freeway, exit Wilshire Blvd., East toward Westwood. Turn left on Westwood Blvd., travel past Charles E. Young Dr. South and turn left on Structure 8 driveway. Drive up the ramp to the rooftop level to park. Pay stations are located up on the roof top. Participants are responsible for their own parking charges at a rate of $26 per vehicle. There is a convenient walkway/bridge connecting Parking Structure 8 (on level 3) to the Luskin Conference Center Property. The Luskin Conference Center is located at Westwood Plaza and Strathmore Place.