Heart Rhythm Congress gears up for first digital-only event

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Details of the digital format for the Arrhythmia Alliance’s Heart Rhythm Congress 2020 (27–30 September) have been released, with the event to be hosted on a purpose-built virtual conference centre.

The event will include a combination of recorded and live presentations, as well as expert debate, discussion and review of key issues in the field of electrophysiology. Highlights from the virtual congress include:

  • A joint session between Arrhythmia Alliance and the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) on Ventricular Premature Contraction, with a panel including John Camm (St George’s, University of London, London, UK), Andrew Grace (Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK), and Elijah Behr (St George’s, University of London, London, UK).
  • A review of the landmark EAST-AFNET 4 trial by the principal investigator Paulus Kirchhof (University Heart and Vascular Center UKE Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany).
  • A programme dedicated to COVID-19, chaired by Richard Schilling (St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK), looking at how the pandemic has affected the management of arrhythmias.

Delegates at the virtual A-A HRC2020 will also be able to directly chat with speakers (during the live sessions), visit the online exhibition and network with colleagues in the virtual tech suits. For further details, see the full programme.

“The pace of change for the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders is very rapid and A-A HRC2020 provides an opportunity to update physicians and allied professionals on these recent advances that are so important to the best management of our patients,” comments John Camm, president of Arrhythmia Alliance. He continues: “Although challenged during this COVID-19 pandemic, we will ensure that the knowledge transfer is highly effective and up to the demanding standards of the A-A Heart Rhythm Congress.”

“We have been delivering the A-A Heart Rhythm Congress for nearly two decades, and our Patients Day for nearly three decades, and we were adamant that 2020 would be no different,” says Trudie Lobban, founder and trustee of Arrhythmia Alliance and chair of the HRC Organising Committee. She adds: “What started as a huge challenge with COVID-19 has turned into a fantastic opportunity to create an unparalleled resource for patients and healthcare professionals alike.”


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