From the date your completed application is received, please allow at least five business days for application processing.
If you are interested in receiving discounts on HRS events and/or products, we recommend that you submit your application at least three (3) weeks before you plan to make your purchase. HRS will not refund the difference between the member and non-member rate if you become a member after you register for an event and/or purchase a product at the non-member rate.
Only members in good standing are eligible for member discounts. If you are registering for an HRS event (e.g., conference, course, webcast) or purchasing products, your dues must be paid in full at the time of purchase to receive the discount. HRS will not refund the difference between the member and non-member rate to individuals who did not meet the aforementioned criteria at the time of registration or purchase.
Every heart rhythm professional (e.g., post-doctoral fellow-in-training, physician, physician’s assistant, scientist, nurse, technicians, therapists) working in the field of cardiac electrophysiology and/or pacing can apply for HRS membership, provided that the majority of work time is not devoted to marketing and/or sales.
HRS has four membership types available to eligible
U.S. and international heart rhythm professionals:
Members Heart rhythm professionals (e.g., physicians, scientists, nurses, technicians) whose careers demonstrate a commitment to cardiac electrophysiology and/or pacing. Individuals who work for industry are not eligible for this category.
Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) Members Members who have advanced training, certification and commitment to the field of heart arrhythmia may apply for the FHRS designation
Affiliate Members Eligible fellowship recipients and scientists who are currently enrolled in an electrophysiology, cardiology, or related training program may be eligible for complimentary HRS membership
Industry Members Industry employees
who are directly involved in education, research, and engineering, provided that the majority of their time is not devoted to marketing and/or sales.
Within these types there are up to four different categories of classification:
Physicians Individuals with an MD, DO, or PhD degree (or equivalent) who have completed training and have an interest in pacing and/or cardiac electrophysiology.
Scientists Individuals with a PhD or Eng SCD degree (or equivalent) who have completed training, have an interest in pacing and/or cardiac electrophysiology, and hold a faculty position in an academic institution or its equivalent.
Allied Health Professionals Professional healthcare providers (e.g., physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, technicians, therapists) who are actively involved in the technical aspects of pacemakers/implantable cardioverter devices (ICDs) or the performance of electrophysiological techniques. Individuals must be affiliated with an academic institution or work in a clinical practice setting or their equivalent.
Emeritus Reserved for individuals who have been HRS members for 15 or more years (at least five of which were successive), have reached the age of 65, and have fully retired from active practice. The dues for this membership category are $100 per year. If you meet these requirements and would like to request a change in your membership status, send a written request to membership@HRSonline.org
is complimentary for fellows-in-training and concludes immediately following completion of fellowship training or after a maximum of three years, whichever comes first.
Upon conclusion of your fellowship, HRS will automatically convert your membership to the applicable paid membership category — you will receive an invoice and must then pay dues to remain a member. Failure to pay dues within 90 days will result in suspension of membership benefits.
Fellows who extend training or end one training program and then begin another may be eligible to maintain their Affiliate status but are responsible for keeping HRS informed of their enrollment in a new or extended training program. To do so, please complete and return the Fellowship Confirmation Form
Yes. Emeritus membership is reserved for individuals who have been HRS members for 15 or more years (at least five of which were successive), have reached the age of 65, and have fully retired from active practice. The dues for this membership category are $100 per year. If you meet these requirements and would like to request a change in your membership status, please send a written request to membership@HRSonline.org
At this time, HRS does not have an option for group membership. Members are allowed to pre-pay dues up to two years in advance, thereby locking in the current dues rate at the time of payment. Pre-payment of dues is non-refundable. For more details, please contact the Membership Department