Beware of Unauthorized Registration and Hotel Solicitations
In advance of #HRS2020 open registration beginning next Tuesday, January 14, 2020, please be aware of any messages coming from sources not affiliated with HRS and official Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions partners.
Several unauthorized companies are reaching out to attendees and exhibitors of the 2020 Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions via email and phone. These companies are offering to assist with conference registration, hotel reservations, and other services such as mailing list sales for the upcoming meeting in May.
A few of these companies have set up websites to suggest their association with #HRS2020 and may even go so far as to have false titles like "HRS 2020" in their email signatures. To avoid these scammers, please be aware of the red flags:
- The site includes a disclaimer in small print toward the bottom of the page, stating they are not associated with #HRS2020.
- They ask you to share your HRS login and password.
- They include a surcharge to register.
- They ask you to pay via PayPal.
- They claim to offer discounted hotel rates.
Official Scientific Sessions Website, Registration, and Housing
Please note that the Heart Rhythm Society will not guarantee your attendance at Scientific Sessions if you use an unauthorized company. Personal registrations should only be made through links found on HRSsessions.org. Official Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions partners include:
- Registration: CompuSystems, Inc.
- Hotel Reservations: onPeak (official link is provided registration confirmation email)
- Group Registration and Housing: International Group Housing
The sole official website for #HRS2020 is HRSsessions.org. Please use only the links on HRSsessions.org to access registration and hotel bookings. When utilizing these links, you will be required to enter your HRS login and password; the system will auto-fill most of your contact information and present you with appropriate registration types. If a company is asking you to choose from many registration types, then that is a sign that you are not dealing with HRS.
We have identified the following unofficial and unaffiliated sites to date. Do NOT use:
If you receive an email from a person or business who is attempting to sell a #HRS2020 mailing list, please block the sender and report it as "Junk/Spam" to your email provider. HRS does not rent or sell member or customer data.
If you receive a phone call or email from any site regarding HRS and you have questions about their legitimacy, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.