Course Information
UCLA / UCSD Lead Management Update 2018

UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California
September 22, 2018
*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.

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Course Description

This course is designed to provide the learner with the most up-to-date knowledge of lead management in patients with implanted pacemaker and ICD devices. An in-depth review of indications for lead extraction and management of device infections will be presented, and the most up-to-date information on new techniques and technologies will be discussed. Approaches to minimize device-related infections will be highlighted. The program will feature multiple sessions with case-based presentations and interactive panel discussions.

Target Audience

This course is targeted to cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, infectious disease specialists, cardiac electrophysiology and cardiology fellows, nurses, lab techs and associated professionals.

Registration Information


Register early, as space is limited.

To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
UCLA-UCSD Lead Management Update 2018
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

  • Physicians: $100
  • Nurses, Techs, Fellows: $50

Tuition includes registration to the symposium, course materials and meals.


Cancellations must be received in writing by Thursday, September 15, 2018 and will be subject to a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.


Course Co-Chairs:

Noel G. Boyle, MD, PhD

Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD

Eric Buch, MD

Victor Pretorius, MD

UCLA Faculty:

Jason Bradfield, MD

Jonathan Ho, MD

Curtis Hunter, MD

Bernard Kubak, MD

Carlos Macias, MD

John Moriarty, MD

Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD

UCSD Faculty:

Travis Pollema, MD

Invited Speakers:

Jamil Bashir, MD
University of Vancouver

Peter Belott, MD
Sharp Grossmont, San Diego

Roger Carrillo, MD
University of Miami

Tahmeed Contractor, MD
Loma Linda University

Byron Lee, MD

Siva Mulpuru, MD
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale

Bruce Wilkoff, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Program Agenda

Saturday, September 22, 2018

7:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 Welcome
Noel G. Boyle, MD, PhD and Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD
8:10 The 2017 HRS Lead Extraction Guidelines
Bruce Wilkoff, MD
8:35 Tools and Techniques for Lead Extraction: Superior Approach
Jamil Bashir, MD
9:00 Tools and Techniques for Lead Extraction: Femoral Approach
Siva Mulpuru, MD
9:25 New Devices: SQ ICD and Leadless Pacer – Is Lead Management Still an Issue?
Byron Lee, MD
9:50 Panel Discussion / Questions and Answers
10:05 Coffee Break and Visit Exhibits
10:30 Surgical Approaches to Lead Extraction and the Bridge Balloon
Roger Carrillo, MD
10:55 Presentations and Roundtable Discussion: Developing a Multispecialty Team Approach to Lead Extraction at UCLA – Cardiac EP, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Anesthesia, Infectious Disease and Interventional Radiology
Jason Bradfield, MD, Eric Buch, MD, Jonathan Ho, MD, Curtis Hunter, MD, Bernard Kubak, MD, John Moriarty, MD and Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD
12:15 Lunch and Visit Exhibits
1:30 How to Avoid Lead Extraction: Optimal Implant Techniques
Bruce Wilkoff, MD
1:55 Decision Making: To Extract or Abandon – My Most Challenging Cases
Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD
2:20 Surgical Management of Complications at Lead Extraction
Victor Pretorius, MD
2:45 Panel Discussion, Questions and Answers
3:00 Coffee Break and Visit Exhibits
3:15 Case Presentations and Discussions – San Diego, Loma Linda, UCSD and UCLA
Peter Belott, MD, Tahmeed Contractor, MD, Travis Pollema, MD and Carlos Macias, MD
4:30 Adjourn and Reception


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

  • Discuss the indications and techniques for lead extraction with review of the current guidelines
  • Identify and manage device complications including infections
  • Provide the latest information and recommendations on the management of recalled leads
  • Identify current best practice to avoid device infections and lead complications


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 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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UCLA Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(855) 522-8252


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. Proceed up the ramp to the rooftop level to park.

Parking attendants will be selling permits at the entrance of Structure 8 from 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM. Parking is $12 per vehicle, cash only.

If you arrive outside of this time frame, pay-by-plate machines are available on the rooftop level. Credit cards are accepted.

Hotel Accommodations

UCLA has arranged a block of rooms at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center for our guests. A discounted room rate of $279.00 (inclusive of taxes) will be offered. To reserve a room, please contact the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and indicate you will be attending the UCLA-UCSD Lead Management Symposium. Once the room block is sold, room rates will be subject to availability.

UCLA Hotel | Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(855) 522-8252
(0.2 miles from UCLA Neuroscience Research Building)