Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of our Local Organizing Committee, it is a great honor and pleasure to invite you to the upcoming EPimage Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Training Course 2015, taking place in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Lodz, Poland, on December 4-5, 2015.

The EPimage will be the medical training platform which brings together EP specialists from Poland and Europe. The EPimage will allow for a meeting of medical professionals with a wide-ranging expertise in the field of modern methods of diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The local and international experts are going to present techniques and technologies in invasive electrophysiology, especially atrial fibrillation ablation procedures, conducted through live transmissions directly from the EP Laboratory of Department of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Arrhythmias witch will also foster a broader exchange of knowledge and expertise. In the present edition we plan to present the strategy and management related with atrial fibrillation ablation used in a leading electrophysiology centers: Basel, Dresden and Heidelberg. Expected Participants will be clinical cardiac electrophysiologists and trainees in electrophysiology as well as other physicians interested in the issue of cardiac arrhythmias.

Kind regards,


Scientific Director

Prof. Andrzej Lubiński MD, PhD


Scientific Comitee

Prof. Andrzej Lubiński (Lodz) – Director

Dr Jacek Bednarek (Kraków)
Lek. Bartłomiej Bińkowski (Łódź)
Prof. Piotr Hoffmann (Katowice)
Prof. Piotr Kułakowski (Warszawa)
Dr Hab. Christopher Piorkowski (Dresden)
Prof. Christian Sticherling (Basel)
Prof. Dierk Thomas (Heidelberg)
Prof. Maria Trusz-Gluza (Katowice)

Organizing comitee

Lek. Bartłomiej Bińkowski – Director

Mgr Zofia Członka
Mgr Magdalena Francew
Mgr Emilia Kowalczyk
Lek. Tomasz Kucejko
Lek. Artur Łagodziński



Program of the conference



12:00–15:00Session I
Chair: Piotr Kułakowski (Warszawa)

12:00–12:10Welcome Address. Andrzej Lubiński (Łódź)
12:10–12:40Atrial fibrillation ablation strategy - Heidelberg. Dierk Thomas (Heidelberg)

12:40–13:00Atrial fibrillation: what’s new in anticoagulation? Maria Trusz-Gluza (Katowice)

13:00–15:30Live cases:
Atrial fibrilation ablation using cryoballoon technology. Bartłomiej Bińkowski (Łódź), Dierk Thomas (Heidelberg)
Atrial fibrilation ablation using cryoballoon technology. Jacek Bednarek (Kraków), Dierk Thomas (Heidelberg)

15:30-16:15Lunch Break

16:15-19:30Session II
Chair: Andrzej Hoffmann (Katowice)

16:15-16:45Atrial Fibrillation ablation strategy - Dresden. Christopher Piorkowski (Dresden)

16:45-17:10Antithrombotic management in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation – 2015 EHRA recemmendations.
Christian Sticherling (Basel)

17:10–17:30Coffee Break

17:30–19:30Live case:
Atrial fibrillation ablations using 3D mapping system (EnSite Velocity). Christopher Piorkowski (Dresden)


09:00-11:00Session I
Chair: Andrzej Hoffmann (Katowice)

09:00-10:30Live case:
Atrial fibrillation ablation using 3D mapping system (EnSite Velocity). Christopher Piorkowski (Dresden)

10:30-11:00Atrial fibrillation ablation strategy - Basel. Christian Sticherling (Basel)

11:00-11:20Coffee Break

11:20-15:00Session II
Chair: Andrzej Lubiński (Łódź)

11:20-13:00Live case:
Atrial fibrillation ablations using 3D mapping system (Carto 3). Christian Sticherling (Basel)

13:00-13:20Periprocedural anticoagulation with rivaroxaban. Andrzej Lubiński (Łódź)

13:20-13:30Coffee Break

13:20-15:00Live case:
Atrial fibrillation ablations using 3D mapping system (Carto 3). Christian Sticherling (Basel)





The cost of attendance is as follows:
– 100 PLN per person - participation without accomodation
– 200 PLN per person – attendance with accomodation in hotel Focus, single room
The fee covers particpation in conference and company presentations, conference materials and cofee breaks.
Participants need to cover their accomodation and meals.

Bank transfer details:

Title: „Name & Surname, EPimage 2015”
mBank account number: 43 1140 2004 0000 3202 7490 8937

2KMM Sp. z o.o.
Al. Korfantego 79
40-161 Katowice

In case of questions or complaints please contact us on the following number: +48 603 775 229
We hereby inform that we do not reimburse paid fees.



DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Lodz
29 Lakowa street
90-554 Lodz
Phone number: 48 42 2088000
Fax: 48 42 2088001

Map and directions - click here!


Organisational office

Foundation for the treatment
of cardiac rhythm abnormalities
"Rytm Serca", and
Clinic of Interventional Cardiology
and Cardiac Arythmias,
Medical University of Lodz
113 Zeromskiego street
90-549 Lodz
Tel. 42 639 35 63


Technial support
and administration

2KMM Sp. z o.o.
79 Korfantego avenue
40-161 Katowice
Tel. 48 603 775 229


Educational Points

Participants will receive 8 PTK educational points.