AF Association News & Events
A blockbuster summer of online education
Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A) is collaborating with expert healthcare professionals and organisations, together with its sister charities (STARS & AF Association) to bring a jam-packed season of educational virtual medical conferences. The events range from dedicated webinars on syncope to a comprehensive online series that explores all aspects of managing arrhythmias. They include the A-A Heart Rhythm Update Series, STARS International Syncope Meeting, and the European Pacing Symposium. All with CPD points awarded by the Royal Colleges.
Launched in February this year, we continue to add content to this comprehensive series of online webinars. For example, this month, we added “What do the newly published NICE guidance mean in practice?”. Chaired by Arrhythmia Alliance President Professor John Camm (St George’s University Hospital, London, UK), this session will explore all aspects of the new National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guideline for managing atrial fibrillation (AF) from prevention to perfecting the patient care pathway.
Other talks include “The heart failure patient, from device therapy to palliative care” and “The effect of COVID-19 on providing arrhythmia services”.
The series only costs £35 but is available free of charge with an Arrhythmia Alliance subscription (£50 per year for access to all virtual Arrhythmia Alliance events).
For more information, visit: Arrhythmia Alliance Heart Rhythm Updates
In collaboration with Imperial College London, Arrhythmia Alliance is hosting a complimentary pacing-focused online meeting on 17th June. This meeting will review His bundle pacing, subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (S-ICDs), and fibroplasty to facilitate lead implantation, among many other topics.
Programme Directors Drs Zachary Whinnett (Imperial College London, London, UK) and Francesco Zanon (Santa Maria della Misericordia General Hospital, Rovigo, Italy) will be joined by a stellar cast of speakers including Professor Haran Burri (University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland), Professor Angelo Auricchio (Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland), and Dr Seth Worley (Medstar Heart and Vascular Institute, Washington, DC, USA).
For more informaiton, visit European Pacing Symposium 2021
Organised by STARS, sister charity to Arrhythmia Alliance, and chaired by Mrs Trudie Lobban MBE (Founder and CEO of STARS) and Dr Mehran Asgari (Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, UK), this focused complimentary meeting will review the management of syncope from a wide range of perspectives. For example, Dr Matt Fay (The Willows, Bradford, UK) will give the general practitioner’s perspective, Professor Geraldine McMahon (St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland) will review the emergency physician’s perspective, and Professor Jaswinder Gill (London, UK) will give the electrophysiologist's perspective. There will also be talks from neurologists and geriatricians.
For more information, visit: STARS Internatuional Syncope Meeting
This month, we partnered with Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals (part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust), and the British Cardiovascular Society, to bring you the London Arrhythmia Summit. Broadcast on 7th May, and now available on-demand, this meeting takes an in-depth look at the latest innovations and data in the field of electrophysiology.
The renowned international faculty includes Professor Thomas Lüscher (Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London, UK); Heart Rhythm Society President Dr Christine Albert (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA); and Professor Vivek Reddy (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA). Also, the “not to be missed” sessions include a roundtable discussion on innovation in medical technology, a debate on the use of ablation for people with a body mass index of more than 35, and a review of the safety of smartwatches for people with implantable cardiac electronic devices.
For more information, visit: London Arrhythmia Summit
The annual Arrhythmia Alliance Heart Rhythm Congress (A-A HRC) will be, COVID-19 restrictions permitting, a physical, in-person, meeting at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham from 3rd to 6th October (alongside our annual Patients Day) with a virtual event launched shortly afterwards. Full programme details will be released in due course and registrations will open shortly. To register your interest, click here: https://www.heartrhythmalliance.org/aa/uk/heart-rhythm-congress-2021
In the meantime, you can submit an abstract for the opportunity to present your work at A-A HRC. Accepted abstracts, as well as being presented at A-A HRC, will be published in the European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology (by touchCardio).
For more information, visit Present Your Research at A-A HRC 2021