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The International Forum of Arrhythmias’ main focus is to update in mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias in a collegial atmosphere as interactive as possible and case based if applicable. Sessions on basic clinical electrophysiology will also be provided. The most popular parts of the IFA, Heart Failure Summit and  Atrial Fibrillation Forum will take place this year as well with the contribution of the global leaders in the  field. You are invited to attend the IFA to be part of the latest science. For more information, please visit www.uccvs2018.org .

The international CMR community will gather in Barcelona for CMR 2018, a joint EuroCMR*/SCMR meeting organised by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology, and the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR).

CMR 2018 will focus on the theme of “Improving Clinical Value by Technical Advances”, emphasizing the common goal of improving clinical outcomes in cardiovascular disease through innovation in basic MR development and medical engineering.

By providing a space where experts from all over the world with different experience and background share knowledge, the meeting offers more than 35 hours of presentations and cutting-edge information both on a novice and advanced level.

The Duke Sports Cardiology and Sudden Death in Athletes Symposium has been designed to enhance learners’ knowledge and their competency to incorporate evidence-based updates in the care of athletes in order to mitigate their risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD). Other topics will include evaluating the unique characteristics of an athlete’s heart, prescribing appropriate testing strategies and effectively interpreting test results, as well as the pros and cons of using EKG screening in athletes.

This symposium is a multi-specialty Cardiovascular educational symposium in North America on the frontier science of left atrial appendage. This topic is of tremendous interest in the practice of cardiovascular care. Over a period of two days, the symposium will offer very informative presentations on the anatomy, physiology and pathological aspects of the left atrial appendage along with old and new therapeutic strategies of stroke prophylaxis including cardiac devices for LAA exclusion. The worldwide presenters are the leaders in the field with a great depth of practical expertise in the science.

The Brown Arrhythmia Symposium is designed to provide cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, internists and associated professionals with a state-of-the-art update on the clinical diagnosis, evaluation and management of cardiac rhythm disorders.

Attendees of the symposium will gain an understanding of new therapies in cardiac diagnostics and cardiac ablation, surgical intervention, and cardiac device management for patients with congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia.

Specialized content has been specially designed for associated professionals and advanced practitioners involved in the management of patients with cardiac rhythm disorders. The program will uniquely highlight clinical controversies in a clinical case format.

The Western Atrial Fibrillation (WAF) Symposium assembles key global thought leaders for a collaborative discussion regarding the latest advancement in atrial fibrillation research and treatment. WAF features a distinguished faculty of physicians and researchers from 10 countries and 44 renowned biomedical centers across the United States. WAF speakers and panels discuss topics such as the electrical mechanisms of atrial fibrillation, image processing to improve AF management, AF and heart failure, MRI-guided ablation, improvements in patient care and AF outcomes, microscopy to characterize fibrosis, drug therapy, ECG monitoring, and technical advancements in the field of atrial fibrillation.

Stanford Biodesign New Arrhythmia Technologies Retreat will highlight, in a single day, the latest and emerging technologies in arrhythmia therapy. The Retreat is designed to serve as an expert forum of 50 key thought leaders and innovators to share their ideas about new and emerging technologies in arrhythmia management and diagnosis. Physicians and scientists will be asked to give brief talks about the emerging developments in their field, the key needs in cardiac arrhythmias in their area of expertise, and the likely solutions in the next 5 years. A speed-dating format will be used to highlight start-up companies in the field. Start-up innovators will be given the opportunity to speak about the start-up and medical device innovation process.

This symposium is designed for electrophysiologists, electrophysiology fellows-in training, cardiologists, and others interested in cardiac arrhythmias. It is our intent to present the latest results of basic and clinical research and information about ablation, imaging technologies and device therapies. This year’s event offers expanded case presentation sessions and interactive discussion, as well as the latest guidelines, didactic lectures and debate by national and international experts in the field.