On Saturday, December 7th, our UW Cardiology Electrophysiology hosted the 6th Annual Lead Management Update Symposium.

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FACC
Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FACC

The event was the first CME program brought together by the EP team, taking place at the Orin Smith Auditorium at our UW Medicine, South Lake Union campus. It was the first time the event was hosted in Seattle, with past meetings being held in California.

Dr. Jeanne Poole and Dr. Kris Patton co-hosted this program with co-chairs, Dr. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green and Dr. Noel Boyle (Univ CA at San Diego and UCLA respectively).

The faculty were outstanding, drawing from the University of Washington Electrophysiology and infectious disease specialties as well as electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons nationally.

Kris Patton, Program Director
Kris Patton, MD

The focused field of management of these devices when they malfunction, become infected and require removal is a highly specialized subspecialty.

Bringing together experts from all over the country allowed for a robust discussion on how to manage these challenging cases. The conference was well attended and we received positive comments.

We'd like to extend a special thanks to the UW School of Medicine CME office for providing excellent support throughout the development process to the presentation day, especially Jessica Minick, Lisa Loucks and Sandy Chudler for their efforts.

Thanks to all who attended the event, and for helping push the field of electrophysiology further.

For a full look onto what was covered during the symposium, visit the event's main page.

Written by Dr. Jeanne Poole, edited by Kevin Ke.