The 12th International Dead Sea Symposium (IDSS): On Innovations in Cardiac Arrhythmias & Device Therapy

Endorsed Event


- Duration: 3 Days

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Activity Description:

The program was modified according to feedback received from participants of the 11th IDSS. The 2014 symposium will focus broadly on emerging technology and therapies to include all phases of the innovation process, (e.g., ongoing or recently completed studies on devices, ablation, and mapping). This approach will facilitate comprehensive exposure to medical device and biotechnology innovations.


The International Program Committee is preparing a stimulating multidisciplinary scientific program for professionals in all disciplines of arrhythmia: electrophysiologists, clinical cardiologists, innovative scientists,  biomedical engineers, entrepreneurs and industry partners. The program will highlight numerous hot topics on basic electrophysiology, pediatric and adult cardiology, including multidisciplinary approaches in treatment of AF, HF, and prevention of sudden cardiac death.


These themes will be discussed in sessions and satellite symposia and will include presentations from international and Israeli experts focusing on new therapies and research at various levels of development, combined with live presentations to emphasize the impact of novel technologies on current and future therapy - especially the future of ablative interventions and the many innovations under investigation for treating cardiac arrhythmias; using various mapping techniques or combined surgical and interventional pathways. Mini-courses on CRT and AF ablation will also be included in the program.


The program will also comprise topics and workshops designed for general cardiologists, internists and  family physicians, for physicians working in sport medicine, and for nurses and technicians working in pacing, EP, and cardiac care units. The goal of these specialized and focused workshops is to update practitioners about the current state-of-the-art issues and advances in the diagnosis and management of brady- and tachyarrhythmias. The ECG workshop for cardiology fellows will be reintroduced. Special sessions dedicated to a variety of novel preventive treatments of thromboembolic complication of AF and advantageous in medical treatment AF are included in the program. 

Registration Information:

To learn more about this event, please visit  or contact Dr. I Eli Ovsyshcher via email at .

Course Directors/Faculty:

I. Eli Ovsyshcher MD, PhD

Michael Eldar, MD

Michael. Glikson, MD

Paul A. Friedman, MD

Gerhard Hindricks, MD, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • To provide an international forum for new scientific advances in the field of cardiac arrhythmias: basic and clinical electrophysiology including cardiac pacing and defibrillation, catheter ablation, and noninvasive diagnostic methods.
  • To allow exchange of ideas for clinicians (cardiologists, internists, general practitioners, physicians working in intensive cardiac care and surgical units- representatives of all subspecialties interested in cardiac arrhythmias) with those involved in basic scientific research in the clinical, academic and industrial setting.
  • To provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the newest pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches used in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

Target Audience:

Electrophysiologists, cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, internists, and general practitioners, physicians working in sport medicine, intensive cardiac care and surgical units, basic scientists, and nurses and technicians working in pacing, EP and cardiac care units.

Contact Information:

I Eli Ovsyshcher, MD, PhD
Tel: +972 8 628 3179