Shouvik Haldar (London, UK) has been announced as the new A-A Heart Rhythm Congress programme director, following the decision by Kim Rajappan (Oxford, UK) to step down following a four-year tenure.
The new appointment was announced by Trudie Lobban, founder and CEO of Arrhythmia Alliance, during the Heart Rhythm Congress 2020 (27–30 September).
Haldar, a consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital (London, UK), is a member of the Arrhythmia Alliance Executive Committee and medical advisor for the cardiac arrhythmia charity. He is also co-founder and director of the London Arrhythmia Summit.
Following the announcement, Haldar commented: “It is a great honour to be selected as the new Programme Director for the annual A-A HRC which has a long legacy of providing high-quality education for arrhythmia specialists and, importantly with its Patients Day, an invaluable resource for patients.”
“The delivery of education has been forced to change because of the COVID pandemic and, clearly, the digital format is here to stay. However, face-to-face conferences provide unique opportunities for networking and collaboration that cannot be replicated digitally, so I hope in the future we can achieve the best of both worlds.
“I would like to thank Trudie and Kim Rajappan for their guidance during the last few months and very much look forward to taking HRC into its next exciting phase!”