Call for Science - Abstracts

New for #HRS2020

2020 Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions will offer CME poster sessions. More details coming soon.


We invite you to submit your abstract to the 2020 Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions!  

The Abstract Submission is now open until Monday, December 9, 2019, 11:59 PM ET. Accepted submissions will be published in the May Supplement of the HeartRhythm Journal.

Each abstract submission will require a fee of $25 USD for HRS members and $75 USD for non-members. The funds generated from this submission fee will enable the Society to offer additional travel grants to assist fellows-in-training and to support enhancements of abstract presentations and showcases. The Submitting Author will be charged a non-refundable submission fee for each abstract.

Payments must be made by credit card during the submission process. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted.

Submitters are encouraged to use the Abstract Submission Guidelines as a tool for success. This resource includes everything you need to know about submitting an abstract for presentation at the Annual Scientific Sessions.

  • Benefits of Presenting

    Save on Registration

    Invited abstract presenters save 50% on #HRS2020 registration. 

    Advance Your Career

    Among the EP community, #HRS2020 is the recognized forum for showcasing research that will advance the field. Demonstrate your value and the impact of your findings to the audience that matters most to your professional development.

    Increase Your Visibility

    #HRS2020 attracts a diverse global audience from physicians and allied professionals to scientists and industry partners. As a selected abstract presenter, you will have the opportunity to present your findings to 8,000+ cardiac rhythm professionals from 80+ countries.

    Increase Your Reach

    Be a part of the far-reaching #HRS2020 media buzz. #HRS2019 generated hundreds of millions of interactions worldwide via media outlets and social media.

    Publish Your Science

    Accepted submissions will be published in the May 2020 Supplement of the HeartRhythm Journal, the only academic publication that serves the entire EP community.

Submission Guidelines include

  • Important Information
  • Submitting Author Designation
  • Abstract Submission & Preparation Guidelines
  • Acceptance & Registration Information
  • Abstract Categories
  • Abstract Submission Guideline Requirements

    Author Designation Information

    With the SSO login, the Submitting Author is the Presenting Author and listed as the First Author for all abstracts. The contact information of the submitter of the abstract will automatically populate the submission information for the Presenting Author and First Author fields. All correspondence and registration information for the abstract will be directed to the Submitting Author only. The Submitting Author is responsible for making sure that their contact information is current during the submission process.

    Authors should carefully consider the designation of the Submitting/Presenting/First Author before initiating the abstract submission process. Each Submitting Author will be required to login using their HRS account login. If you do not have an account or cannot remember your username/password, please click either the 'Forgot Password' or 'Create an Account' links on HRS login page. The Submitting Author's information will pre-populate as the Presenting Author and First Author information fields upon signing into the submission site.

    **Industry Abstract Submissions: In accordance with ACCME Standards of Commercial Support, employees and owners of commercial interests are prohibited from controlling content for CME-certified activities, including poster presentations or oral abstract presentations. Opportunities for Non CME-certified poster and oral abstract presentations are still available.  All submissions are required to focus on science and research and not products or services. Abstract presentation may not be sales presentations and/or endorsement for products or services.


    The Presenting Author (Submitting Author) is required to register for Scientific Sessions at the reduced registration fee. Expenses associated with the submission and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the presenter. Only one author per abstract is considered the presenter. Co-Author(s) listed on the abstract do not receive reduced rates towards registration. 

    Embargo Policy

    Regular Abstract Submission: Accepted abstracts are embargoed until 5 PM PT on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. This means that information regarding any abstract submission may not be released before this time. Failure to honor embargo policies will result in the abstract being withdrawn and barred from presentation.

    Duplicate Submissions

    Abstract presented prior to the 2020 Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions with substantially similar materials at any major North American meeting will be disqualified.

    Abstract Acceptance and Withdrawal

    The Presenting Author must submit a request via email to the following address to withdraw an abstract from #HRS2020 ( Please note that the Presenting Author will receive an e-mail confirmation upon completion of the withdrawal. The request must fulfill the following requirements:

    • Subject line of the e-mail must include "Abstract Withdrawal"
    • Inclusion of abstract title and number
    • Reason for the withdrawal

    The deadline to withdraw an abstract and avoid publication in the May 2020 issue of HeartRhythm Journal is Friday, February 14, 2020, 11:59 PM ET.


Withdrawal Policy

To withdraw an abstract from 2020 Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions the Presenting Author must submit a request in writing to by February 14, 2020, 11:59 PM ET


Embargo Policy

Accepted abstracts are embargoed until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. This means that information regarding any abstract submission may not be released before this time. Failure to honor embargo policies will result in the abstract being withdrawn and barred from presentation.


Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about abstracts, please contact the Heart Rhythm Society at

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