What is SASEAP?

Practical Continuing Education for EP AHPs

Once upon a time, a small group of EP nurses got together to lament the impossibility of finding education for EP lab staff. Where would they get the education they needed to increase their knowledge of and gain competence in this new specialty? The answer from their physician mentors? Organize your own workshop.

The South Atlantic Society of Electrophysiology for Allied Professionals (SASEAP) was, and still is, an answer to the need for EP knowledge, training, and professional interactions.

SASEAP is run by a small group of seasoned professionals assisted by a volunteer board of allied health professionals (AHPs) with extensive electrophysiology experience in the lab and in clinics as staff and managers. We welcome and recruit speakers and attendees from hospitals and facilities across the nation.

SASEAP Annual Workshop

Yearly since 1994

Since the very beginning SASEAP has been about helping Allied EP Professionals grow their expertise and increase their connection to the dynamic world of Electrophysiology. SASEAP offers a unique combination of classroom and hands-on education, extended discussions with leading industry suppliers not possible in a work environment, and the chance to interact and network with their peers from other organizations.

Starting in 1994 as a small meeting in Wilmington, North Carolina, the organization has grown steadily and will hold its 25th annual workshop in September 2018. The annual SASEAP workshop now draws at least 250 RNs, technicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, and is supported by more than 15 exhibitors.

What's Happening This Year

September 14-16 in Myrtle Beach

This year, the 25th annual meeting of SASEAP, will offer a broad array of classes and labs designed for Allied Health Professionals from all work environments--labs and clinics--and all skill and experience levels. SASEAP will offer sessions on:

  • - A refresher course for those in EP for two years or less
  • - Interesting out-patient scenarios
  • - SVT case studies
  • - Personal and family ICD experiences from an EP nurse with observations on Sub-q vs transvenous ICDs
  • - Interactive sessions to test your EP skills and learn more about certification
  • - A hands-on cardiac anatomy lab
  • - A cardiac pharmacology update
  • - Management of structural heart disease
  • - Heart failure treatment update
  • - Updates on new and emerging technology and techniques from leading cardiac electrophysiologists

... and many others, totaling 15 or more credit hours.

SASEAP Key Facts

We do SASEAP for only one reason: to provide the continuing education that helps you be a successful professional. It's the only thing we do. SASEAP is the only conference solely focused on practical EP education for Allied Professionals--learning you can use.

We want to help you attend what we've been told is the best conference for allied EP Professionals anywhere. In return, we ask that you find a way to attend SASEAP, and that you encourage your coworkers to do the same. Let us know what it will take to convince to join us in September. Call me at (866) 372-6222 or send me an email. Click here for online registration or send us a fax at (919) 846-1431. You can follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SASEAP.25th. Like us to get SASEAP notices posted to your newsfeed.

The conference is at the oceanfront Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation, a brilliant venue for both classes and for fun, with beach front access, a fishing pier, and a water park. If you like shopping, the Tanger Outlets are just a mile away. And entertainment? You can’t get any better than Myrtle Beach on the East Coast. Families are welcome. Discount hotel rates are effective until mid-August. The hotel allows cancellation until 72 hours prior to your reservation and will not charge your credit card until checkout.

Our 25th workshop, SASEAP 2018 (September 14-16) is again packed with lectures, labs, and vendor exhibits, and offers you a chance to network with your peers and time for sun and fun in Myrtle Beach. We expect to be accredited by both the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the ASRT. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate for credit hours. We expect to offer a full year's worth of credits for those working in states that require credits to renew their licenses.

Early registration rates ($275) increase to $299 on August 15th. You can register securely on our website. Register now! A note for groups and people paying their own way—let us know what we have to do to get you to the conference. Discounts are available for groups of four or more. We can also often help attendees who have lost their hospital or clinic funding. Call me at (866) 372-6222 or email me at bobroth@saseap.org.