Scientific Program

The Heart Rhythm Society’s 37th Annual Scientific Sessions, May 4-7 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA will convene the finest clinicians, scientists, researchers and innovators in the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. Together We will explore new possibilities and immerse ourselves in this outstanding community of professionals dedicated to improving the care of patients with heart rhythm disorders.

Program Highlights and Events

Maximize your Heart Rhythm 2016 experience with the NEW Premier Registration Package! Now you can enjoy the flexibility to attend any session at any of the Summits: AF, Left Atrial Appendage and VT/VF!

AF Summit"Catheter Ablation of AF" will provide a comprehensive review of AF ablation and evolving therapies that are changing the field.

NEW! Left Atrial Appendage Summit — "New Frontier of Left Atrial Appendage Closure" Join world-renowned experts in a discussion dedicated to Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure devices and strategies.

VT/VF Summit — “A State-of-the-Art Approach to Managing Patients with Ventricular Arrhythmias" will provide a state-of-the art discussion on all aspects of managing patients with ventricular arrhythmias.

Allied Professionals Forums —  three complementary forums will be offered: Forum I will explore contemporary concepts for the management of cardiac rhythm device patients; Forum II will provide a review of basic to complex fundamental concepts in the electrophysiology laboratory; and Forum III will offer evidence based care for the advanced practice clinician. 

Basic/Translational Science Forum"The Future is Now: Cutting Edge Methods for Electrophysiology Research", designed in partnership with the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society (CES), is comprised of state-of-the-art talks relevant to the role of optogenetic techniques, novel imaging methods, and the latest advances in genomics. 

CES Programs — A half-day program hosted by the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society (CES) at Heart Rhythm 2016. Open to all Heart Rhythm 2016 attendees!

Joint Sessions — these collaborative sessions provide 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 7, these sessions will discuss complex questions from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) certification exams.