Specialty Tracks & Session Types

Heart Rhythm offers a variety of specialty tracks and session types, allowing attendees to customize their educational experience to meet your needs and interests.

 

Specialty Tracks

  • Heart Failure
  • Pediatric/Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Policy, Payment, & Practice
  • Special Sessions

Session Types

Abstract Sessions: Oral (AB) | Poster (PO) | Moderated Poster (MP) | Innovators Abstract (IA)
  • Presentations in oral, poster and moderated poster format that provide the most up-to-date scientific research. 
 
Case-Based Tutorials (CBT)

Session Time: 1 Hour 30 minutes
Faculty Members: 1 Chair; 2-4 Invited Speakers

  • Teaching groups that encourage audience discussion as the presenters review cases chosen by the faculty. Selected sessions will use the Audience Response System (ARS) to allow faculty to  ask polling style questions to the audience.
  • Each invited speaker will receive 20-25 minutes of presentation time; 15-20 minute PowerPoint presentation followed by a five-minute question and answer session depending on the number of invited speakers.
 
Complication Theatre Sessions (CT)

Session Time: 1 Hour 30 minutes
Faculty Members: 1 Chair; 3-4 Invited Speakers

  • Case-based learning sessions featuring complicated cases and the learning opportunities that resulted.  
  • Each invited speaker will receive 20 minutes of presentation time; 10-minute PowerPoint presentation, followed by a 10-minute moderated question and answer session. The question and answer session will be moderated by the Chair and the presenters will be the panelists.
 
Core Curricula (CC)

Session Time: 1 Hour 30 minutes
Faculty Members: 2 Chairs; 3-4 Invited Speakers

  • Didactic teaching sessions in all major categories that provide comprehensive, timely information relevant to the care of patients or to research.
  • Each invited speaker will receive 20-25 minutes of presentation time; 15-20 minute PowerPoint presentation followed by a five-minute question and answer session depending on the number of invited speakers.
 
Debates (DB)

Session Time: 45 minutes; includes a 10-Minute Rebuttal
Faculty Members: 1 Chairs; 2 Invited Speakers (1 Protagonist; 1 Antagonist)

  • Spirited debate sessions on controversial issues.
  • The Chair will give a five-minute introduction.
  • There will be a 15-minute presentation from the Protagonist followed by a 15-minute presentation from the Antagonist, then a 10-minute rebuttal period (five minutes for each speaker).
 
Featured Symposia (SY)

Session Time: 1 Hour 30 minutes
Faculty Members: 2 Chairs; 3-4 Invited Speakers

  • Showcase sessions surrounding a central theme with faculty known as experts in their subject area.
  • Each invited speaker will receive 15-20 minutes of presentation time depending on the number of invited speakers; followed by a 30-minute question and answer session.
 
How-To Sessions (HT)

Session Time: 1 Hour 30 minutes
Faculty Members: 2 Chairs; 3-4 Invited Speakers

  • Didactic sessions for heart rhythm practitioners looking for expert advice on how to perform procedures.
  • Each invited speaker will receive 20-25 minutes of presentation time depending on the number of invited speakers; followed by a five-minute question and answer session.
 
Hyde Park (HP)

Session Time: 15 minutes
Faculty Members: 1 invited speaker

  • A free-standing, slide-less session where an appointed speaker introduces new or controversial ideas or techniques.
  • There is only one faculty member in each of the sessions being offered.
  • Experts conduct their talks without the use of audiovisual aids.
 
Joint Session (JS)

Session Time: 1 Hour 30 minutes
Faculty Members: 2 Chairs; 4-7 Invited Speakers

  • A group of dynamic sessions on topics of medical and scientific interests for international community.
  • The Scientific Sessions Program Committee will provide presentation titles for invited speakers.
  • Each invited speaker will receive 10-20 minutes of presentation time depending on the number of invited speakers; followed by a five-minute question and answer session.
 
Meet the Experts (ME)

Session Time: 1 Hour
Faculty Members: 1 Chairs; 2-3 Invited Speakers

  • 60-minute “brown bag” lunchtime session allowing scholarly exchange of information between experts interested clinicians.
  • Each invited speaker will receive 15 - 20 minutes without the use of audiovisual aids (i.e. PowerPoint presentations).
 
Mini-Board Review (MBR)

Session Time: 1 Hours 30 minutes
Faculty Members: 2 Chairs; 3-4 Invited Speakers

  • Sessions offered on Saturday only
  • Didactic sessions will review complex questions from the American Board of Internal Medicine and International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) certification exams.
  • Each invited speaker will receive 15-30 minutes of presentation time depending on the number of invited speakers.
 
Mini-Courses (MC)

Session Time: 2 Hours w/15 minute break
Faculty Members: 2 Chairs; 4-8 Invited Speakers

  • Didactic teaching courses providing in-depth updates for “Hot and New” topics.
  • Each invited speaker will receive 15-20 minutes of presentation time depending on the number of invited speakers; followed by a 5-10 minute question and answer session.
  • Sessions offered on Wednesday ONLY
 
Pioneers Unplugged (PU)

Session Time: 60 minutes
Faculty Members: 3 Experts

  • Expert talks will be held in EPicenter located in Exhibit Hall D, covering various areas of expertise.
  • Each expert will receive  15 - 20 minutes of presentation time without the use of audiovisual aids (i.e.PowerPoint presentation).
 
Rapid Fire Cases (RF)

Session Time: 90 minutes
Faculty Members: 1 Chair; 7-9 Invited Speakers (4-6  Cases; 3 Panelist)

  • Case-based learning session featuring a expert panel.
  • Experts will rapidly evaluate each case and discuss potential treatment options in five minutes followed by a 10 minute expert panel discussion.
 
Special Sessions (SP)

Session Time: 3 Hours (2 hours allotted for presentation; 30-minute Q & A; 30-minute break)
Faculty Members: 2 Chairs; 4-8 Invited Speakers

  • Three-hour didactic teaching courses on “Hot and New” topics.
  • The Scientific Sessions Program Committee will provide presentation titles for invited speakers
  • Each invited speaker will receive 15-30 minutes of presentation time depending on the number of invited speakers; followed by a 30-minute question and answer session.
  • Attendees must indicate their interest in the sessions offered on Wednesday only at the time of registration.

**This session type includes events such as Clinical Documents; Opening Plenary; Late-Breaking Clinical Trials, Forums, Summits and more.

 

Translational Electrophysiology (TE)

Session Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Faculty Members: 1 Translator; 3-4 Invited Speakers

  • The session format allows clinicians and scientists to come together with the assistance of a carefully selected expert “Translator” presiding over the session.
  • The Translator will give a five-minutes introduction. In addition, the Translator will ask questions during each presentation, as well as moderate a 10-minute discussion with attendees after all presentations.
  • Each invited speaker will receive 20–25 minutes total presentation time depending on number of invited speakers in the session.

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