European Heart Rhythm Association congress to become annual in 2018

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Next year’s congress—the first annual event—will take place in Barcelona, Spain

The scientific congresss of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) is to become an annual event from 2018. The next congress will take place 18–20 March 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

“The yearly EHRA Congress will provide European and worldwide electrophysiologists with an impressive educational programme and new insights in the field of electrophysiology,” says Christophe Leclercq, congress scientific programme chair of EHRA 2018.

As a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), EHRA’s aim is to improve quality of life by reducing the impact of cardiac rhythm disturbances and reducing sudden cardiac death. The yearly congress is intended to be an important activity towards meeting this aim.

As of 2018, EHRA Congress will take place in March instead of June.

The congress will emphasise educational and interactive sessions which include mobile application and digital voting, plus more live cases in electrophysiology. Summits will be held on cardiac mapping, ventricular tachycardia, and lead management.

Original science will be presented in the dedicated abstract sessions, while other sessions will focus on heart failure. Sessions of particular interest to young electrophysiologists will be highlighted as a special track.

Helmut Puererfellner, EHRA scientific programme vice-chairperson, says, “Delegates will enjoy a first class scientific programme enriched by high quality training to cope with all sorts of arrhythmias in clinical practice. EHRA Congress 2018 promises to be a stimulating experience in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.”

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