5th Zurich International Symposium on Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathies


Hotel Belvoir
Saal Belvoir
Säumerstrasse 37
8803 Rüschlikon


Swiss Society of Cardiology: 11 CME Credits category 1 B / Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine: 11 CME Credits category 1 B

22.09.202213.00 - 18.30Thursday
23.09.202209.00 - 18.00Friday
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Program Thursday, 22 September 2022

13.00 hWelcome and opening remarks
Firat Duru, Zurich and Corinna Brunckhorst, Zurich
13.10 hOpening Speech
Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy: Major Landmarks from First Description of Disease to Our Current State of Knowledge
Richard Hauer, Utrecht
Session 1: What is new in the Etiopathogenesis of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy?
Chairs: Hugh Calkins, Baltimore and Richard Hauer, Utrecht
13.40 hUnderstanding the Pathology of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Cristina Basso, Padova
14.05 hMolecular Mechanisms of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Mario Delmar, New York
14.30 hTriggers of Fibrosis in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Vincent Chen, Indianapolis
14.55 hThe Role of Inflammation in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Jeffrey Saffitz, Boston
15.20 hCoffee break
Session 2: Update on Therapy of ACM
Chairs: Christopher Semsarian, Sydney and Pyotr Platonov, Lund
15.50 hUpdate on Diagnosis of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Hugh Calkins, Baltimore
16.15 hGenetics of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Peter van Tintelen, Amsterdam
16.40 hArrhythmogenic Left Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
Domenico Corrado, Padova
17.05 hThe Role of Echocardiography in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Felix Tanner, Zurich
17.30 hThe Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Robert Manka, Zurich
Session 3: Award Ceremony – Zurich ARVC Research Prize
18.00 hMusical opening

Zurich ARVC Research Prize:
History of the Zurich ARVC Research Prize and Overview of the 2022 Prize Selection
Firat Duru and Corinna Brunckhorst, ZurichThe Discovery of the Concept of ARVD
Robert Frank, Paris

Announcement and Introduction of the Prize Winners:
Frank Ruschitzka and Hans-Kaspar Schwyzer, Zurich

  • Zurich ARVC Research Prize in Basic Sciences
    Short Presentation of the Basic Science Research Prize Awardee
  • Zurich ARVC Research Prize in Clinical Sciences
    Short Presentation of the Clinical Science Research Prize Awardee
18.45 hCocktail

Program Friday, 23 September 2022

Session 4: Risk Stratification of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Chairs: Firat Duru, Zurich and Adalena Tsatsopoulou, Naxos
09.00 hSudden Cardiac Death Prediction in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Julia Cadrin-Tourigny, Montreal
09.25 hHeart Failure Prediction in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Liang Chen, Beijing
09.50 hNovel Biomarkers in Risk Stratification
Deniz Akdis, Zurich
Session 5: Therapy of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Chairs: Corinna Brunckhorst, Zurich and Claudio Tondo, Milan
10.15 hHow to Approach Treatment in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Larissa Fabritz, Hamburg
10.40 hUpdate on Device Therapy and Catheter Ablation
Helmut Pürerfellner, Linz
11.05 hPrevention of Disease Progression
Philipp Chevalier, Lyon
11.30 hManagement of Complex Cases
Harikrishna Tandri, Baltimore
12.00 hLunch
Session 6: Update on Registries and Research from around the world Part I
Chairs: Richard Hauer, Utrecht and Ardan Saguner, Zurich
14.00 hUpdate from North America
Cynthia A. James, Baltimore
14.25 hUpdate from Australia
Christopher Semsarian, Sydney
14.50 hUpdate from China
Liang Chen, Beijing
15.15 hUpdate from Italy
Claudio Tondo, Milan
15.40 hCoffee break
Part II
Chairs: Hugh Calkins, Baltimore and Argelia Medeiros, Zurich
16.20 hUpdate from the UK
Alexandros Protonotarios, London
16.45 hUpdate from Scandinavia
Pyotr Platonov, Lund
17.10 hUpdate from the Netherlands
Anneline te Riele, Utrecht
17.35 hUpdate from Switzerland
Ardan Saguner, Zurich
18.00 hAdjourn

Program Directors

International Faculty

  • Cristina Basso, MD, Padova, IT
  • Julia Cadrin-Tourigny, MD, Montreal, CA
  • Hugh Calkins, MD, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Liang Chen, MD, PhD, Beijing, CHN
  • Vincent Chen, MD, PhD, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Philippe Chevalier, MD, Lyon, FR
  • Domenico Corrado, MD, Padova, IT
  • Mario Delmar, MD, PhD, New York, NY, USA
  • Larissa Fabritz, MD, Birmingham, GB
  • Robert Frank, MD, Paris, FR
  • Richard N.W. Hauer, MD, Utrecht, NL
  • Cynthia A. James, MD, PhD, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Pyotr Platonov, MD, PhD, Lund, SE
  • Alexandros Protonotarios, MD, London, GB
  • Helmut Pürerfellner, MD, Linz, AT
  • Jeffrey Saffitz, MD, PhD, Boston, MA, USA
  • Christopher Semsarian, MD, PhD, Newton, AU
  • Harikrishna Tandri, MD, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Anneline te Riele, MD, Utrecht, NL
  • Claudio Tondo, MD, Milan, IT
  • Adalena Tsatsopoulou, MD, Naxos, GR
  • J. Peter van Tintelen, MD, PhD, Amsterdam, NL

Local and National Faculty

  • Deniz Akdis, MD, Zurich, CH
  • Robert Manka, MD, Zurich, CH
  • Argelia Medeiros, MD, PhD, Zurich, CH
  • Frank Ruschitzka, MD, Zurich, CH
  • Ardan Saguner, MD, Zurich, CH
  • Felix Tanner, MD, Zurich, CH

Congress Fee

Full Congress Fee

Regular Fee until 19.09.2022

Late Payment 20.09.–23.09.22

Regular fee CHF 200.–Regular fee CHF 240.–
Physicians in training/Nurses CHF 140.–Physicians in training/Nurses CHF 160.–

Day Tickets

Regular Fee until 19.09.2022

Late Payment 20.09.–23.09.22

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Regular fee CHF 80.–

Physicians in training/Nurses CHF 50.–

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Regular fee CHF 100.–

Physicians in training/Nurses CHF 80.–

Friday, 23 September 2022

Regular fee CHF 150.–

Physicians in training/Nurses CHF 100.–

Friday, 23 September 2022

Regular fee CHF 180.–

Physicians in training/Nurses CHF 120.–

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations until August 31 2022: refund of fee minus 30 CHF administrative charge. After this date, no refund will be possible.


University Hospital
Department of Cardiology
Rämistrasse 100
CH-8091 Zurich


The Symposium is recognised by the following medical societies as accredited continuing education (approval submitted):

  • Swiss Society of Cardiology
  • Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine

Approval admitted by the German Cardiac Society DGK


The Zurich ARVC Program is predominantly sponsored by a grant from the
«Georg and Bertha Schwyzer-Winiker Foundation»

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