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Scientific Program

Heart Rhythm Society’s 35th Annual Scientific Sessions had something for everyone — from networking opportunities to the latest science, education, and technology — focusing on the ideas, people, and technology that continue to propel our field forward.

Program Highlights and Events

Opening Plenary Session — addressed the intersection of “Technology and Medicine” and how this intricate relationship impacted the delivery of health care around the globe. Intriguing talks by key opinion leaders in the field will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Susan Dentzer, which will explore global health care, technology and health care, and disparities of care. Experts include David Pogue; Eric Topol, MD; Jay Walker; and Silvia Priori, MD, PhD.  

AF Summit“Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation” provided a comprehensive review of AF ablation and evolving therapies that are changing the field

Allied Professionals Forums  — three complimentary forums were offered: two for beginners and mid-career practitioners, emphasizing the basic and advanced concepts of EP and devices; the third, geared toward advance clinical care providers, offered a patient management content focus.

Basic/Translational Science Forum“Sub-Cellular Electrophysiology - Looking Inside the Myocyte” placed a particular emphasis on sub-cellular structures and their role in arrhythmia genesis

Lead & Device Management Summit — explored the past, present, and future of Lead and Device Management, with a focus on CIED treatment and troubleshooting techniques

Joint Sessions —  these collaborative sessions provided an ongoing opportunity for societies/associations in the heart rhythm community to enhance the overall quality and scientific excellence of the meeting through global exchange of ideas and best practices

Mini Board Review Sessions — held on Saturday, May, these sessions discussed complex questions from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) certification exams.

VT/VF Summit“Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias: Present and Future” provided a state-of-the-art discussion regarding all aspects of managing patients with ventricular arrhythmias.