Arrhythmia Alliance and its sister charities will launch the first virtual Patients Day on 27 September, with thousands of heart rhythm patients and healthcare specialists set to be in attendance.
The online event will connect patients and arrhythmia specialists to educate, inform, and provide a platform for patients and healthcare professionals to exchange ideas.
The gathering will bring together people with cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AF), syncope, and postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) with attendees granted access to a library of pre-recorded presentations from world-renowned specialists.
Organised by patient-led charity Arrhythmia Alliance, Patients Day will take place during the annual Heart Rhythm Congress which launches on September 27. Trudie Lobban, founder and trustee of Arrhythmia Alliance said: “We have been delivering Arrhythmia Alliance Patients Day for nearly three decades, and as a charity, we were adamant that 2020 would be no different.
“What started as a huge challenge with COVID-19 has turned into a fantastic opportunity for us to reach more people impacted by cardiac arrhythmias and to create an unparalleled resource for patients and healthcare professionals alike.
“COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of technology for bringing patients and doctors together, and we look forward to welcoming all attendees virtually when the charity marks this new first later this month.”
Presentations and videos are available for 12 months, and attendees will be able to access the resources for £10.