Advanced Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Treatment

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Audience Audience: ACVIM, ECVIM, Diplomates and Candidates Date Date: October 25-26, 2019
Category Category: Small Animal Internal Medicine
Start Time Start Time: Friday, 8:00 am
Type: Lecture Only End Time End Time: Saturday, 3:30 pm
CE Hours CE Hours: 14 Venue Venue: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Capacity Capacity 45 Location Location: Atlanta, GA

This course is geared to Cardiology Diplomates and candidates who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise in arrhythmia diagnosis and treatment. With lectures, case discussions and ECG interpretation workshops, participants will be instructed on the interpretation of the 12-lead ECG and the application of Holter analysis to correctly diagnose challenging arrhythmias (bradyarrhythmias, tachyarrhythmias and paced rhythms). In order to enhance the depth of learning, intracardiac recordings will also be reviewed as they relate to clinical cases. Treatment strategies will be discussed from the use of antiarrhythmics to the indications of radiofrequency ablation.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of recording a 12-lead ECG and performing a detailed analysis of 24-hour Holter recordings.
  • Recognize the ECG characteristics of the different forms of tachyarrhythmias, and the electrocardiographic features to differentiate wide-QRS complex tachycardias.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the ECG interpretation of complex rhythms resulting from bradyarrhythmias, conduction system abnormalities and pacemaker malfunction.
  • Tailor treatment strategies to specific arrhythmias, and recognize the indications of radiofrequency catheter ablation.


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Your registration fee includes:

  • Lecture Proceedings
  • Breakfast, refreshment breaks and snacks, and lunch on Friday and Saturday


RACE Application Status:

This program has been approved for 14 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Romain Pariaut, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), DECVIM-CA (Cardiology) (Course Leader)
Associate Professor, Section Chief of the Cardiology Service and co-Director of the Electrophysiology Lab, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dr. Romain Pariaut received his veterinary degree from the Veterinary School in Lyon, which was followed by a rotating internship in 2000 and an emergency and critical care internship in 2001. He was an instructor in emergency and critical care when he got the opportunity to pursue a 3-year residency in cardiology at Cornell University. He obtained board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology) in 2005 and the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2006.

He was an assistant and then associate professor of Cardiology at Louisiana State University until joining Cornell University in 2015.  His primary focus is arrhythmia diagnosis and treatment, and interventional cardiology. 

N. Sydney Moïse, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM and Cardiology)
C.V. Starr Professor of Cardiology
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dr. Sydney Moïse is involved in teaching, clinical practice, and research. Her research has centered on arrhythmias in dogs. Currently, her research is directed toward the normal and abnormal patterning of cardiac rhythms during long-term Holter analysis.

She also has orchestrated collaborative studies to understand the mechanisms of degeneration of the mitral valve in dogs.  She was awarded the AVMA research award for arrhythmia studies in German shepherds and the Bourgelat Award for international contribution to the clinical practice of veterinary medicine.

Roberto A. Santilli, DMV, PhD, ECVIM-CA (Cardiology)
Adjunct Professor of Cardiology
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dr. Roberto Santilli graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Milan in 1990. He became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals (Specialty of Cardiology) in 1999. He completed a Master in Electrophysiology and electrical stimulation at the University of Medicine of Insubria, and then a PhD at the University of Turin – College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2010. 

Dr. Santilli is the head of the cardiology departments of the Clinica Veterinaria Malpensa in Samarate, Varese (Italy) and of the Ospedale Veterinario I Portoni Rossi, Bologna (Italy). He joined Cornell University in 2014 where he is actively involved in the activities of the cardiac electrophysiologic laboratory. His main research activities include the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias in dogs and cats.


Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

800 Spring St. NW 
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 347-9440 / (800) 706-2899

ACVIM group rate: $179.00 + tax per night

How to Make Your Reservation: 
Online: click here to reserve your hotel room.

- Phone: (800)-706-2899. Please identify yourself as part of the ACVIM Cardiology course to receive group rate. 

For additional nights needed before or after the posted group dates, or for special requests, please contact the hotel directly at (800)-706-2899 to check availability. 

ACVIM group rate is available until October 4, 2019 or until sold out, whichever comes first. 

Cancellation Policy: 6:00pm day prior to arrival. Please see hotel confirmation for additional reservation terms and conditions. 


- Hotel Guests: overnight self parking is $18 per night with unlimited in and out access in the garage. Valet parking is available for $25 per day. Parking charges are the responsibility of the attendee. 
- Daily Guests: complimentary daily self-parking in the covered parking garage (no in and out privileges). Parking pass will be provided at the course registration desk.


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