Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A) Heart Rhythm Congress 2020 (launching 27 September) — hosted on the purpose-built Arrhythmia Alliance Virtual Conference Centre — will see world-renowned experts review, debate, and discuss key issues in the field of electrophysiology.
Highlights of the first virtual A-A HRC2020, which will be a combination of recorded and live presentations, include:
- A joint session between Arrhythmia Alliance and the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) on Ventricular Premature Contraction, with a panel including Professor John Camm (St George’s, University of London, London, UK), Professor Andrew Grace (Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK), and Professor 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 Professor 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.
Registration is free and all content (both pre-recorded and live sessions) will be online for 12 months after initial broadcast. All recorded presentations will be available from 27th September 2020, and there will be live-stream presentations every day between 27th and 30th September 2020. The Congress is worth up to 24 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Click here to register:
“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 Professor 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 MBE, 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.”
In addition to the virtual A-A HRC2020, Arrhythmia Alliance and its sister charities (AF Association and STARS – Syncope Trust) will launch the first virtual Patients Day on September 27th, 2020, with thousands of heart rhythm patients and healthcare specialists set to be in attendance. The largest gathering of its kind in the world, the online event will connect patients and arrhythmia specialists to educate, inform, and provide a platform for patients and healthcare professionals to exchange ideas.
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