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

22.09.2022 13.00 - 18.30 Thursday
23.09.2022 09.00 - 18.00 Friday
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Program Thursday, 22 September 2022

13.00 h Welcome and opening remarks
Firat Duru, Zurich and Corinna Brunckhorst, Zurich
13.10 h Opening 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 h Molecular Mechanisms of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Mario Delmar, New York
14.00 h Triggers of Fibrosis in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Vincent Chen, Indianapolis
14.20 h Coupling between Cardiac Cells: An Important Determinant of Arrhythmogenesis
André Kleber, Berne
14.40 h Role of Dysfunctional Adhesion in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Volker Spindler, Basle
15.00 h The Role of Inflammation in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Jeffrey Saffitz, Boston
15.20 h Coffee break
Session 2: Diagnosis of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Chairs: Christopher Semsarian, Sydney and Pyotr Platonov, Lund
16.00 h Update on Diagnosis of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Hugh Calkins, Baltimore
16.20 h Genetics of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Peter van Tintelen, Amsterdam
16.40 h Understanding the Pathology of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Cristina Basso, Padova
17.00 h Arrhythmogenic Left Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
Domenico Corrado, Padova
17.20 h The Role of Echocardiography in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Felix Tanner, Zurich
17.40 h The Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Robert Manka, Zurich
Session 3: Award Ceremony – Zurich ARVC Research Prize
18.00 h Musical 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, ParisAnnouncement 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 h Cocktail

Program Friday, 23 September 2022

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

Program Directors

Firat Duru, Prof. Dr. med.

Leitender Arzt, Klinik für Kardiologie

Tel. +41 44 255 20 99
Spezialgebiete: Interventionelle Elektrophysiologie, Katheterablation, Device Therapie

Corinna Isabel Beatrice Brunckhorst, Prof. Dr. med.

Leitende Ärztin, Klinik für Kardiologie

Tel. +41 44 255 20 99
Spezialgebiete: Elektrophysiologie, Katheterablation, Device Therapie

International Faculty

  • Cristina Basso, MD, Padova, IT
  • Ruth Biller, MD, Munich, DE
  • 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
  • André Kléber, MD, Berne, CH
  • Robert Manka, MD, Zurich, CH
  • Argelia Medeiros, MD, PhD, Zurich, CH
  • Frank Ruschitzka, MD, Zurich, CH
  • Ardan Saguner, MD, Zurich, CH
  • Volker Spindler, MD, Basle, 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»