Basic/Translational Science Programming

Join us at the forefront of research and innovation during this year’s Basic/Translation Science program. Hear from current and emerging leaders who are making some of the most important scientific discoveries today. During presentations and poster sessions, you’ll discuss tomorrow’s solutions to cardiac arrhythmias and engage with the mentors and mentees that form our scientific community.

Mario Delmar, MD, PhD, FHRS

Heart Rhythm 2020 has more than 18 sessions specifically tailored to scientists. Discover the latest advances in the heart rhythm field — check out registration and begin planning your schedule! 


Basic Translational Science Forum - Cardiac Diversity: Heterogeneity of the Heart, the Good and the Bad 

The Basic/Translational Science Forum in conjunction with The Cardiac Electrophysiology Society will give the attendee a broad exposure to the latest methods of electrophysiology research. It has become evident over the years that the heart is far more diverse than originally thought. Cellular heterogeneity is the foundation of the heart and electrical signaling. Yet, cardiac heterogeneity can also contribute to cardiac diseases and arrhythmias. Throughout the various sessions of this day, we will explore this concept from transcriptional and cellular angles and importantly its implication in disease

D-BS01 Cardiac Diversity: Heterogeneity of the Heart, the Good and the Bad - Session 1
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
D-BS02 Cardiac Diversity: Heterogeneity of the Heart, the Good and the Bad - Session 2
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
D-BS03 Cardiac Diversity: Heterogeneity of the Heart, the Good and the Bad - Session 3
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:05 PM


Cardiac Electrophysiology Society (CES)

Don't miss the all day program hosted by the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society (CES) at Heart Rhythm 2020. Open to all Heart Rhythm 2020 attendees!

CES members, in good standing, are invited to mingle at the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society Luncheon and Young Investigator Awards Competition on Wednesday, May 6 at noon.  If you have not paid your dues or are interested in becoming a member ($60 physicians/scientists; $30 graduate students, residents and fellows), you may do so on the CES website.


D-BT01 Cardiac Electrophysiology Society (CES): Lunch and Young Investigator Award Poster Session
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM

Session Description: This poster session will include those abstracts that were selected as finalists for the Young Investigator Award of the CES. The session is open to all attendees and it is an opportunity for scientific exchange and networking.

D-BT02 Cardiac Electrophysiology Society (CES): The Right Ventricle as an Arrhythmia Source
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:20 PM - 5:00 PM

Session Description: Recent advances have identified the right ventricle as an important source of arrhythmias and as a potential site for ablation treatment. In this session, we review novel concepts focused on three areas: the relation between exercise and RV remodeling, the mechanisms of arrhythmias in ARVC, and the management of RV-initiated arrhythmias both by ablation and by sympathectomy. This session also features a Keynote lecture, named after Gordon K Moe, one of the pioneers of modern cardiac electrophysiology.


Basic/Translational Science Program will feature four Translational Electrophysiology sessions:

Translational Electrophysiology (TE) session is intended to help scientist better frame research questions in terms of clinical problems, while enhancing the evidence-based practice of clinicians.

D-S062 Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT): State-of-the-field
Friday, May 8, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session Description: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is among the most malignant and difficult to treat channelopathies. Dominant mutations in the RYR2 gene encoding the sarcoplasmic reticulum ryanodine receptor/calcium release channel are the most common cause of CPVT. This session will provide a contemporary and comprehensive update on current knowledge on CPVT, including knowledge on clinical presentation, genotype-phenotype relationships, management of affected families, disease mechanisms, and current and future therapies.

D-S080 New and Emerging Technologies to Map and Treat Cardiac Arrhythmias
Friday, May 8, 2020 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Session Description: Interested in new insights into arrhythmia mechanisms and current treatment strategies/methods? A distinguished group of panelists will review the state of the field and discuss novel approaches and emerging technologies for the identification, mapping and non-invasive treatment of arrhythmias.

D-S079 Neuromuscular Disease and Arrhythmia Risk
Friday, May 8, 2020 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Session Description: Cardiac involvement is common and may be the presenting symptom in a variety of neuromuscular disorders. The goal of this session is to review the incidence and mechanisms of conduction disease and re-entrant arrhythmias in patients with neuromuscular disease.

D-S100 Embracing the Virtual EP Lab: How Computational Methods are Changing the Way We Treat Arrhythmia
Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Description: A group of experts working in the emerging domain of computational cardiology will describe how new research in modeling and simulation stands to transform the way arrhythmias are understood and treated. To maximize impact, lectures will be specifically designed for an audience composed of HRS attendees who may not be well versed in computational methodologies.


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