2017 HEART RHYTHM CONGRESS (HRC)
International Convention Centre (ICC Birmingham) #Birmingham, UK
DrAaisha OpelSpR in CardiologyLondon UK
DrAdam FitzpatrickConsultant Cardiologist & ElectrophysiologistManchester UK
DrAdrian Morley-DaviesConsultant Cardiologist & ElectrophysiologistStoke on Trent UK
DrAldo RinaldiConsultant CardiologistLondon UK
DrAlison SeedConsultant CardiologistBlackpool UK
DrAlistair SladeConsultant CardiologistTruro UK
DrAmanda VarnavaConsultant CardiologistLondon UK
DrAmir ZaidiConsultant CardiologistManchester UK
ProfAndre NgProfessor of Cardiac Electrophysiology & Consultant CardiologistLeicester UK
DrAndrew GraceConsultant CardiologistCambridge UK
DrAndrew TurleyConsultant CardiologistMiddlesbrough UK
MrsAngela GriffithsArrhythmia Specialist NurseOxford UK
MsAngela HallArrhythmia NurseJersey UK
MsAngela HallLead CRM Specialist NurseMiddlesbrough UK
DrArchana RaoConsultant CardiologistLiverpool UK
DrArthur YueConsultant ElectrophysiologistSouthampton UK
DrAshish PatwalaConsultant CardiologistStoke on Trent UK
DrAshley NisbetConsultant Cardiologist & ElectrophysiologistBristol UK
DrBanerjee AmitavaCardiologist & EpidemiologistLondon UK
ProfBela MerkelyPresident Elect of Hungarian Society of CardiologyBudapest HU
DrBoon LimConsultant Cardiologist & ElectrophysiologistLondon UK
ProfCharles KennergrenAssociate Professor & Senior ConsultantGoteborg SE
DrChristophe LeclercqCardiologistRennes FR
DrColin CunningtonConsultant CardiologistManchester UK
MrCraig RussellICD/Arrhythmia Nurse SpecialistLeeds UK
DrDavid BegleyConsultant Cardiologist & ElectrophysiologistCambridge UK
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Below is a selection of hotels that are located close to the International Convention Centre (ICC) - ranked in distance to The ICC:
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
1 minute walk
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre
3 minute walk
Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindleyplace
3 minute walk
Jurys Inn Birmingham
3 minute walk
Hotel Novotel Birmingham Centre
4 minute walk
Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Broad Street
6 minute walk
Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham
10 minute walk
Before submitting an abstract, authors are urged to carefully read the information below:
Authors do not need to be members of Arrhythmia Alliance or British Heart Rhythm Society.
Abstracts must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere at the time of submission.
Multiple abstracts around the same subject or using the same dataset (salami publication) is discouraged and may be penalised by the markers where it is felt that the data could have been better presented as a single abstract.
Authors should be aware that the press have open access to the sessions.
The presenting author must be listed as the first author for the abstract.
All correspondence will be sent to the submitting author only; the submitting author is responsible for making sure that their contact information is correct during the submission process.
You will be asked to provide a username and password to log in to the abstract submission site (each abstract will have a unique username and password). If you forget this information please email email@example.com.
If your abstract is selected, the presenting author will be eligible to register for the congress at the abstract presenter rate. Other authors do not receive a reduced rate towards registration. Only one author per abstract is considered the presenter.
If your abstract is accepted, one of the authors must be able to present it at the congress; failure to present an abstract will result in a 2 year submission ban for all authors.
If you’re submitting an abstract for the allied professional category and it gets accepted, the presenting author must be an allied professional.
Expenses associated with the submission and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the presenter.
If you need to withdraw your abstract, the presenting author should email firstname.lastname@example.org stating the abstract number, title and reason for withdrawal.
The deadline to withdraw an abstract is Friday 23 June 2017
Please complete all fields marked (*) as these are required for administration.
You must complete pages 1 to 4 of the submission process. On page 1 you will be asked to give a unique username and password. Please login using this username and password to edit your abstract.
Abstracts can be re-edited and saved before the deadline using the username and password you specified.
Use the preview button at the bottom of the page to see how the abstract will look.
By clicking 'Finish' on Page 5 your abstract will be submitted for marking and cannot be altered. You must click Finish before the abstract deadline (23:59 on Friday 16 June 2017)
Abstract title – UPPER CASE letters only (max 250 characters).
Abstract text - mixed case letters (max 3000 characters). Please note: Text within images will be included in the total word count.
Please structure your abstract with a brief introduction, explanation of basic methods, results and conclusions/implications.
To insert special characters, tables or images, you must use the relevant icons on the toolbar.
A maximum of one table or diagram is allowed per abstract.
Images should be submitted in a jpg format; they will be reproduced at a maximum size of 8cm x 8cm and should be legible at this size.
Tables should be presented in a legible format. In previous years tables with five columns have been legible. Your table should not exceed ten rows (HRC reserves the right to withdraw an abstract if the tables are illegible).
Graphs with a single x-y axis will be accepted and should be inserted as image files.
Allied Professional Oral Abstract Session
Once again, this year there will be a separate Allied Professional Oral Abstract Session; this is to encourage active participation of allied professionals in sharing their experience, clinical practice and research with colleagues. Submissions will be assessed by a dedicated allied professional panel.
To submit your abstract for this session, please select the appropriate box in the submission form. If selected, the first author and therefore presenter must be an allied professional.
Paediatric Abstract Session
In addition, the paediatric members of the HRC Scientific Committee would like to encourage delegates to submit their work and research for either oral presentations or posters. Selected abstracts for the Paediatric session will be presented during the abstract section of the Paediatric programme on Monday 2 October.
To submit your abstract for this session, please select the appropriate box in the submission form.
If you have any problems with your abstract submission, please e-mail: email@example.com
Important information for the submission of Cases & Traces
Submission Deadline: 23:59 on Friday 25 August 2017
Before submitting a case or trace, individuals are urged to carefully read the information below:
Cases & Traces Acceptance
If your case is accepted you will be asked to present either on Monday 2 or Tuesday 3 October.
If your case is selected, you will be eligible to register for the congress at the cases & traces presenter rate.
Expenses associated with the submission and presentation of an case are the responsibility of the presenter.
Case & Traces Withdrawal
If you need to withdraw your case, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org stating the reason for withdrawal.
Please complete all fields marked (*) as these are required for administration.
You must complete pages 1 to 4 of the submission process.
By clicking 'Finish' on Page 5 your case will be submitted for review and cannot be altered.
Case title – UPPER CASE letters only (max 250 characters).
Case text - mixed case letters (max 3000 characters).
If you have any problems with your case submission, please e-mail: email@example.com
Abstract submission deadline 2017-07-12
Five simple reasons why you don't want to miss out:
HRC remains the largest heart rhythm meeting in the UK
Currently and potential customers in ONE location
Opportunity to meet, network and build new partnerships
Showcase new products in our interactive exhibition hall
Raise the profile and awareness of your company, products and services
Most importantly, we bring the delegates to you as stands are located where poster displays, catering points and an interactive area can also be found.
For more details, including package costs and floor plan, download the exhibition brochure below.
® ® ™AliveCor is on a mission to define modern healthcare through data, design and disruption. AliveCor has hit the press worldwide for transforming cardiac care by bringing advanced smartphone tools; such as Kardia Mobile; with 50+ published clinicals, NICE independent advice, NHS England's Innovation Accelerator and recommendations from the world's leading EP Cardiologists.
Ambu offer whole hospital monitoring and diagnostic solutions saving both time and money and ensuring that you have the best possible products for each procedure. We offer our customers full training in application of our electrodes and educational support. Visit us on stand B4 to see how we can meet your department's needs.
Arrhythmia Alliance is a coalition of charities, professional medical organisations and industry groups that works to promote the timely diagnosis and effective management of arrhythmias. By raising awareness and campaigning for the improved detection and care of heart rhythm disorders, Arrhythmia Alliance aims to extend and improve the lives of the millions around the world that these conditions effect.
AtriCure, Inc. is a medical device company that provides innovative solutions designed to decrease the global Afib epidemic. AtriCure's Synergy™ Ablation System is the first and only surgical device approved for the treatment of persistent and longstanding forms of Afib in patients undergoing certain open concomitant procedures.
Bayer: Science for a better life
For over 120 years, Bayer has been researching and developing innovative medications and new therapeutic approaches that help make a difference to people's lives. Bayer is working in a wide range of therapeutic areas on new treatment approaches for heart, vascular, lung and kidney diseases with a focus on processes and signalling pathways relevant to diseases of the cardiovascular system.
Baylis Medical develops and markets high-technology medical devices used in the fields of interventional cardiology and interventional radiology. Our vision is to develop and market innovative medical therapies while Improving the Lives of People Around the World. Company has offices in Montreal and Toronto (Canada), Boston (USA), and London (UK).
BIOTRONIK, established in 1963, is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and selling medical technologies designed for cardiac rhythm management, ablation and vascular intervention. Unwavering it its commitment to providing patient-focused solutions, BIOTRONIK creates products that help physicians save lives and improve quality of life for patients and their families. BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring permits the daily automatic transmission of device and patients clinical data. It is the first and only remote monitoring system worldwide that has FDA and CE approval to replace conventional in-office follow-ups and provide early detection of symptomatic and even asymptomatic events like atrial fibrillation.
Boston Scientific is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve health of patients around the world. We provide solutions for treating irregular heart rhythm disorders and heart failure, and protecting against sudden cardiac arrest.
British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS)
British Heart Rhythm Society (formerly known as Heart Rhythm UK) is dedicated to improving all aspects of arrhythmia care and electrical device based therapies along with acting as a unifying focus for those professionals involved.
The society was formed in 2005 by the amalgamation of the British Pacing and Electrophysiology Group (BPEG), the British Association of Arrhythmia Nurses (BANA) and the UK Interventional Electrophysiology Society (UKICES).
It is affiliated to Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A) and British Cardiovascular Society (BCS).
British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
The British Journal of Cardiac Nursing is the UK's only monthly journal dedicated to cardiac nursing. Launched in January 2006, it has rapidly become essential reading for all nurses involved in this demanding speciality with its leading clinical coverage and professional focus.
Cardiac Rhythm News
Cardiac Rhythm News is the one-stop source for news, views, comment and controversy in cardiac rhythm management world. It is an editorially independent newspaper that reflects the voice of the heart rhythm specialists. The print quarterly paper, website, fortnightly e-newsletter and app provides latest news, opinion from thought-leaders, summaries of cutting-edge research, conference coverage and updates on the latest industry cardiac rhythm advances.
The advanced Platform devices give you the Cook Mechanical Advantage throughout the most challenging Lead Extraction™ procedures. These devices give you a secure traction source, advanced vessel access, dilate tissue along with entire length of the lead and stabilize binding sites. Cook Medical - Pioneering Lead Extraction devices for 28 years.
Stand: B8 & B9
Welcome to DOT Medical
Nuubo - Long Term ECG Recording with no wires or stickies
LifeVest - Save thousands by protecting patients at home rather than in hospital
Alert - Internal Cardioversion - rapid, effective management of AF for larger patients failed external CV's
Rotor Mapping - Innovation in AF treatment
CardioFocus - Laser Balloon Ablation
Visit us in the registration area: Stands B8 & B9
Stand: S12 & S13
WiSE-CRT System: New Hope for Heart Failure Patients.
EBR Systems' Wise-CRT System was designed to overcome the limitations of traditional CRT pacing. It provides wireless, left ventricular (LV), endocardial pacing as an alternative to the standard epicardial coronary sinus (CS) pacing lead.
Express Diagnostics is an outstanding remote ECG/Holter interpretation service provider to GPs, hospitals, clinical trial sites and health assessment units throughout the UK and globally. We are ISO9001 certified, GCP compliant, and CQC registered with over 20 years' experience in our field making patient focused care our top priority.
FibriCheck is the first medically certified software-only tool to prevent strokes by detecting heart rhythm disorders, including Atrial Fibrillation, using only smartphone. FibriCheck is only available on doctors' prescription who can customize FibriCheck to their practice needs in order to receive reports how and when they would like.
GE Healthcare are pleased to welcome delegates to this year's Heart Rhythm Congress. Come and visit us on the GE Booth for our latest innovations. GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.
LindaCare is specialized in the development of integrated remote monitoring software solutions for chronic disease management. LindaCare's OnePulse™ unified vendor independent web platform addresses the daily pain of healthcare professionals who manage hybrid monitoring solutions from different implant vendors, and makes their CIED patients remote monitoring significantly more efficient.
LivaNova is a global medical technology company built on nearly five decades of experience and relentless commitment to improve the lives of patients around the world. Our advanced technologies and breakthrough treatments provide meaningful solutions for cardiac rhythm disorders, heart failure, refractory epilepsy and cardiac surgery.
LumiraDx is the home of INRstar, the market-leading decision support software for safe and effective anticoagulation management currently supporting over 2700 NHS locations across the UK. With 20 years of anticoagulation expertise in the NHS, we provide complete care solutions including INRstar analytics, INRstar hospital and engage patient self-testing.
To contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.
Merit Medical brings efficiency, safety, and value to electrophysiology (EP) and cardiac rhythm management (CRM) with a comprehensive line of products designed to ADVANCE your procedures. From safe preparation and vessel ACCESS to lead DELIVERY and closure, our electrophysiology product portfolio offers you the clinical SOLUTIONS you need to deliver the best possible care for patients.
Discover our interventional CRT approach at booth S5.
For more info: https://www.merit.com/cardiac-intervention/ep-and-crm/
Finapress NOVA - the comprehensive solution for tilt-table testing, syncope assessment and automated pacemaker optimisation.
Cardiscope/Mega - heart rate variability analysis for assessment of autonomic function, utilising "bio-patch" recorders for long-term and real-time measurements.
Vicorder - new generation, non-invasive cardiac output monitoring system.
Spacelabs Healthcare's rich history of innovation began with the development of Holter ECG monitoring and analysis. Combined with pioneering work in ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) monitoring and extensive cardiology data management capabilities, Spacelabs has developed a complete range of non-invasive diagnostic cardiology solutions. Find out more and see our New Products including 12/15/18 Lead ECG! - visit us at stand S19.
The Spectranetics product line includes the unique Glidelight and SLS II Excimer laser sheaths, Tightrail rotational mechanical sheaths, Slightrail dilator sheaths and related accessories. The newly introduced BRUDGE SVC occlusion balloon targets the safety of the lead extraction procedure in case of rare complications.
Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures (STARS)
STARS is the leading patient advocacy organisation providing guidance and information on syncope, a common cause of unexplained blackouts or faints. STARS aims to ensure that anyone with unexplained loss of consciousness receives timely diagnosis, effective treatment, support and direction to appropriate medical professionals.
Technomed will be showcasing the eMotion Faros Holter device alongside their ECG On-Demand® Holter analysis service. The Holter is supplied with a wireless patch, and supports 14 day continuous recording. The device can be worn during sleeping, exercise or showering and at 13grams is loved by patients and clinicians alike.
IQIPS is an assessment and accreditation programme that aims to improve the quality of services, care and safety for patients across eight physiological science disciplines, including Cardiac Physiology, Recognised by NHS England and CQC, IQIPS accreditation drives efficiency and provides national recognition of a quality service.
Zenicor Medical Systems AB is one of Scandinavia's leading medtech companies in the fields of remote cardiology diagnostics and stroke prevention. Our system solutionZenicor ECG has been optimized to support the care processes and help healthcare providers to diagnose AF more efficiently. Zenicor ECG has a superior diagnostic ability combined with high cost-effectiveness and user-friendliness, both for healthcare professionals and for patients.