The Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) course, known as Advancing the Field, is one of the Nicholson Center’s biggest events to date. Year after year, this course brings together some of the world’s most high-achieving names in the field of electrophysiology, to encourage discussion and networking to advance the state of the field as a whole.
The advancement of the field of pediatric and congenital electrophysiology depends on innovation, the re-evaluation of existing practices, and continual development of the careers of our colleagues including recent graduates of electrophysiology fellowship just beginning their practice, experienced electrophysiologists who are somewhat removed from their training, and allied health professionals who are essential to the success of an electrophysiology program. Personal and institutional biases gained in fellowship or training are often continued into practice with few opportunities for innovation, minimal re-evaluation, and limited forums to collaborate with colleagues using different approaches, technologies, and research. Given the current velocity of growth in our field, it is vital that pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiologist is exposed to different approaches, the latest technologies, and innovative ideas in patient care and research.
- Discuss the different diagnostic and treatment approaches to pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiologic challenges.
- Identify the innovative technologies and their potential uses for pediatric and adult congenital patients.
- Employ collaborative strategies among pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiologists for the purpose of research, academia, and achievement.
- Formulate interactions among healthcare providers that foster mentorship from leaders in the pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiology community.
- Identify the advantages and limitations of electrophysiologic catheters, mapping systems, and implantable devices.
- Demonstrate the procedural techniques which are infrequently performed in general practice.
- Compare similar electrophysiologic technologies in a standard environment.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The two-day schedule will feature a variety of events to explore all sides of progress in the field, such as the pros and cons of new technologies, innovative surgical approaches, and patient interaction standards, just to name a few. All of these sessions will be seamlessly integrated with networking breaks, delicious lunch options for everyone, and a worry-free shuttle service to and from the hotel.
We encourage both adult and pediatric congenital electrophysiologists to attend, in order to have a maximized big picture approach at inciting changes in the future of congenital electrophysiology.
NEW THIS YEAR
The course will feature a hands-on simulation session with where participants can trial new technologies including three-dimensional mapping systems, catheters, leadless pacing systems, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, and other technologies.