Welcome to Heart Rhythm 2018

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On behalf of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the HRS Program Committee, we invite you to join us at the Society’s Scientific Sessions, taking place in the historic city of Boston, MA, May 9-12, 2018. Over the years, the annual meeting has become an important influence in the continued advancement of our field. Inspiration, innovation, a sense of community, and high quality patient care are reasons why we return each year.

I plan my entire year around the conference, where I reconnect with old friends, meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and learn from global opinion leaders. Sessions cater to all members of the EP team, from physicians to physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and technicians. Attendees leave invigorated, empowered, and equipped with an expanded set of skills and greater knowledge.

The week commences with the Opening Plenary, featuring keynote speaker Sherry Turkle, who will address the intersection of digital technology and human relationships. A full day of intensive Summits follows, featuring the AF and VT/VF Summits, and the new CIED Summit – all three are included with Premier Registration.

What sets the Scientific Sessions apart from other conferences in our field is the depth and breadth of relevant sessions offered, which include the Allied Professional Forum, Basic Science Forum, Late-Breaking Clinical Trials, Live Cases, Hyde Park, and Pioneers Unplugged. This year’s program also features an increased number of Joint Sessions as we focus on our collaborative efforts to build global connections. With Heart Rhythm on Demand, included with your registration, you’ll have access to nearly 400 hours of sessions long after the conference is over. I always find it enlightening to visit the Exhibit Hall. It provides a unique opportunity to explore more than 130 companies showcasing their products and introducing the latest advancements in technology. I also encourage you to visit the HRS EPicenter to learn more about HRS membership, programs and services, and participate in networking opportunities and special sessions, including the return of the Heart Rhythm Bowl.

I hope you will join us in Boston for Heart Rhythm 2018 where together we will continue to advance the field of electrophysiology.

Andrea M. Russo, MD, FHRS
Scientific Sessions Program Committee Chair


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