Understanding the Spotlight Interview Process

Have you ever thought about having your electrophysiology lab featured in EP Lab Digest®’s Spotlight Interview? Although we’ve highlighted over one hundred labs since our first issue in 2001, we still often hear from staff members and potential authors that maybe their EP lab or program isn’t “large enough” or “prestigious enough” to be showcased. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Participating in a Spotlight feature offers all of us in the EP community with a valuable glimpse into our EP colleagues’ practices, experiences and techniques in the lab.



We’re currently slating articles for our 2013 issues, so please contact us if you are interested in taking part. Participating is easy – there is just a brief questionnaire to fill out and some photos to send in of the lab and staff. Once your responses are complete, we’ll send over an article galley for you to do a final check. We promise to walk you through the steps and provide helpful hints along the way. Your EP lab is important to us — we hope to hear from you soon!



Educational Opportunities in EP

Are you a healthcare professional looking for free CME/CE opportunities in cardiac electrophysiology? See below for an updated listing of educational activities from The North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME). In an upcoming blog, we’ll provide more information on EP Lab Digest®’s 2013 EP education survey.

Live Webinar:

Complex Ablation Symposium: Tips, Techniques, Technologies for Treating Complex Arrhythmias

This program is an educational and training experience and is not accredited for continuing medical education credits. This program is sponsored by Biosense Webster.

Monday, December 3, 2012 9:00am to 10:30am ET

Monday, December 3, 2012 1:00pm to 2:30pm ET

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 9:00am to 10:30am ET


On-Demand Webcast:

Linking Evidence-Based Care to Improved Outcomes in Atrial Fibrillation: Evolving Pharmacologic Approaches

Supported by an educational grant from sanofi-aventis, U.S., Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc., and Boehringer Ingelheim.

Expiration Date: December 28, 2012


On-Demand Webcast:

Advanced Stroke Care: Improved Efficiency Using Technology

Supported by an educational grant from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

Expiration Date: February 28, 2013


On-Demand Webcast:

A Call to Action for Primary Care to Prevent Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation

Supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim.

Expiration Date: March 20, 2013

On-Demand Webcast:

Techniques and Technologies in AF Catheter Ablation

Supported by an educational grant from CardioFocus.

Expiration Date: March 31, 2014

Product- or patient-centric language?

As a healthcare professional, would you consider your language to be “product-centric” or “patient-centric”? EP Lab Digest® Editor-in-Chief Dr. Bradley Knight addresses this topic in the November 2012 issue.

In his recent editorial, he writes that “There is an increasing tendency in medicine to use language that places the focus on products rather than on patients. This tendency seems particularly noticeable in the field of heart rhythm disorders, perhaps because our therapies often involve devices.”

Dr. Knight offers this chart to show some examples of patient- versus product-centric language:

Keep in mind these simple suggestions when choosing between product-centric and patient-centric language. It is important for all healthcare professionals to use a language that is centered on the patient.