Intended Audience

Great Debates & Updates in Electrophysiology (GDU EP) is designed for electrophysiology lab professionals, including electrophysiologists, advanced practice providers, EP fellows, and EP allied professionals (nurses and technicians).

Learning Objectives

After participating in Great Debates & Updates in Electrophysiology (GDU EP), participants should be able to:

Discuss the electrophysiological basis of PVI alone versus additional ablation alone as a first ablation procedure for persistent atrial fibrillation.
Assess the newest concepts of ablation energy sources, including pulsed field ablation, and how these new concepts impact the field of cardiac electrophysiology.
Compare and contrast pulsed field ablation to radiofrequency and cryoenergy for cardiac ablation.
Discuss the need for optimizing signal quality in the EP lab.
Describe a protocol of Advanced Practice Nurse driven IV Sotalol administration.
Discuss difficulty management scenarios in patients with atrial fibrillation who are at high risk for both stroke and bleeding.
Describe the role of LAA closure in patients with atrial fibrillation and review the techniques that could be used to mitigate an incomplete LAA closure.
Compare and contrast the current FDA-approved devices for left atrial appendage closure.
Discuss how managing CIEDs is different in patients with left ventricular assist devices.
Discuss what electrophysiologists need to know about patients with a device undergoing percutaneous tricuspid valve procedures.
Review the pros and cons of using a third party for remote monitoring of device patients.
Discuss strategies for physiological cardiac pacing including His bundle and left bundle area pacing.
Assess the indications for PVC ablation to improve CRT percentage of pacing.
Compare and contrast cardiac contractility modulation to barostimulation for treating heart failure.
Review the best ICD in a patient who needs a single chamber ICD and has no indication for pacing.
Review the most up to date information related to the substernal extravascular implantable defibrillator.
Review the role of social media in the field of cardiac electrophysiology.

Continuing Education

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by HMP Education. HMP Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health-care team.


HMP Education designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

International Credit Recognition
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

Bilateral reciprocal accreditation agreements exist between the Canadian Medical Association and the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

The following Countries and Regions have reciprocity with the AMA/ACCME:

  • Bavarian Chamber of Physicians (Germany)
  • Bulgarian Union of Scientific Medical Societies (Bulgaria)
  • Canadian Medical Association (Canada)
  • Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK)
  • French National Medical Council (France)
  • Italian Federation of Scientific Medical Societies (Italy)
  • National CME Commission of the Italian Ministry of Health (Italy)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Canada)
  • Spanish Accreditation Council for CME (Spain)


This continuing nursing education internet live activity awards 6 contact hours.  

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 6 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants

HMP Education has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This internet live activity is designated for 6 AAPA Category 1 credit(s). PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

Radiologic Technologists (ARRT Credits)

Great Debates and Updates in Electrophysiology, taking place online Thursday, March 24, 2022, Thursday, June 9, 2022, Thursday, September 8, 2022 and Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 7:30PM– 9:00PM ET is approved for ARRT Cat A+ Continuing Education credits by the Association of Vascular & Interventional Radiographers (AVIR).

AVIR is an ARRT Recognized Continuing Education Evaluating Mechanism (RCEEM).









Requirements for Credit

To be eligible for documentation of credit for each session attended, attendees must participate in the full activity and complete the online evaluation form for each session.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call (609) 371-1137.

Grievance Policy

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing education activity accredited by HMP Education may contact Samantha Conforti, Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance, by phone at 609-371-1137, by email at or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. Ms. Conforti will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the complaint. If the participant is unsatisfied with the response, an appeal to the Associate Director, Greaton Sellers, Accreditation and Compliance, can be requested for a second level of review. Mr. Sellers can be contacted via phone at 609-371-1137, by email at or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520

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HMP Education maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

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ADA Statement

HMP Education complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please call 609.371.1137.

Educational Grant Supporters

Commercial support is provided by Boston Scientific and Biosense Webster.

Note: Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.