Program Highlights

The Heart Rhythm Society’s 38th Annual Scientific Sessions, May 10-13 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL 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.


Allied Professionals Programming

Allied Professionals can build an itinerary from more than two dozen sessions with everything from full-day forums, hands-on demonstrations, abstracts, rapid fire cases, and networking luncheons. 

Basic/Translational Science Programming

In close collaboration with the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, two half-day programs and more than 26 sessions that highlight a strong curriculum are exemplified through a variety of session types.

Fellows-In-Training Programming

Fellows and emerging leaders can personalize their experience by selecting from more than 130 tailored sessions, including the Fellows-in-Training Educational Track, developed for fellows-by-fellows, and the Fellows Roundtable discussions.

Genetic Counselors Programming

Don’t miss more than 30 sessions catering to the interest of genetic counselors working in cardiovascular electrophysiology.

Pediatric & Adult Congenital Heart Disease Programming

Specialists can tailor their learning experiences and certification needs with more than the 24 sessions offered.  Discover the latest advances in science, research, clinical practice, and Maintenance of Certification offerings!

Abstract Sessions

The Heart Rhythm Society understands the importance of the attendee experience. Therefore, we will strive to keep you updated on the latest science from worldwide colleagues through our various forms of abstract presentations.

Catheter Ablation Master Class

The expert, Warren M. Jackman, MD, FHRS, will choose a highly relevant topic and start with giving a lecture, followed by case presentations unknown to him. The audience will see how he thinks aloud on these unknown cases followed by Q&A. 

Featured Symposia

Our Featured Symposium sessions focuses on one central theme with faculty known for expertise in the subject area. Each 90-minute session is comprised of two session chairs, three to four invited speakers, and a 30-minute Q&A.

Joint Sessions

The Heart Rhythm 2017 Joint Sessions provides an ongoing opportunity for the international community to be involved and adds to the overall quality and scientific excellence of the Annual Scientific Sessions.

History Session

This session will highlight the work and accomplishments of Sy Furman and celebrate the impact Sy Furman had on the care and treatment of heart rhythm disorders.

Late-Breaking Clinical Trials

Late-Breaking Clinical Trials is an opportunity to reach thousands of physicians, scientists, and allied professionals from around the globe to present new clinical research, techniques, and technologies. Accepted late-breaking clinical trials will be featured at Heart Rhythm 2016 and published in the July issue of the HeartRhythm Journal, the leading publication for heart rhythm disorders.

Live Case Presentations

Live Cases Presentations are an essential component of the Heart Rhythm Annual Scientific Sessions and provide a real time, case-based opportunity for enhanced comprehension of optimal performance of complex ablations.

Women in EP Luncheon

This luncheon offers a unique opportunity to debate, discuss and network. The topic for this year's lunch discussion is how women in EP can engage in giving back to communities in need with a focus on cardiac and EP medical missions.

Meet-the-Experts Sessions

Meet-the-Experts session is a scholarly exchange of information between experts and interested clinicians. 

Mini Board Review

Mini Board Review sessions will be held on Saturday, May 13. These didactic sessions will review complex questions from the board exam or IBHRE exam.


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