The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is making final preparations for its Annual Meeting, HRS2023, which will gather heart rhythm professionals from around the world May 19-21 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.
May 2, 2023 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is making final preparations for its Annual Heart Rhythm Meeting, HRS2023, which continues to bring together the largest gathering of heart rhythm professionals from around the world. Attendees will join colleagues in person at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, or online, from May 19-21, 2023, to advance the field of EP and improve patient outcomes through the exchange of groundbreaking science, cutting-edge technologies, and life-saving therapies. The Heart Rhythm Society estimates 7,700 professionals will be participating in this year’s 3-day event.
The Opening Plenary for HRS2023 will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. CT. Program planners report that keynote speaker Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD, FHRS, UCLA Health, will take attendees on a journey through cardiac EP and introduce the Amara-Yad Project, a physician-led initiative to honor victims of medical exploitation via the publication of a new generation of open-access anatomic atlases. Additionally, HRS leadership will offer meeting highlights and share Society updates presented by: HRS President Andrew D. Krahn, MD, FHRS, Head of the Division of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia; HRS2023 Program Chair Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS, VCU Health; and HRS CEO Patricia Blake, FASAE, CAE.
To help attendees gain new knowledge and skills to enhance their daily practice and improve patient outcomes, Heart Rhythm 2023 (HRS23) will provide 200+ enlightening sessions and presentations led by 1,500+ expert Faculty and abstract presenters.
Topics will range from pacing, defibrillation, clinical arrhythmia management, and ablation to digital health, pharmacology, genetics, basic science, health policy, and more. Sessions are organized into the following 11 educational categories:
- Allied Professionals
- Allied Professionals and EPs
- Basic/Translational Science
- Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs)
- Clinical Electrophysiology
- Digital Health
- Health Economics and Practice Management
- Pediatric EP and Adult Congenital Heart Disease
- Provocative Cases
Sessions in the spotlight being featured by HRS include the HRS 2023 Latin America Summit scheduled for Thursday, May 18, with spotlight sessions — 10 on Friday, 11 on Saturday and 10 more on Sunday — allowing attendees to explore some of the meeting’s most anticipated sessions, spanning a wide variety of emerging and controversial topics.
Late-Breaking Clinical Trials and Science Sessions
The Late-Breaking Clinical Trials and Science sessions, always the most highly-anticipated and best-attended of the meeting, will feature some of the most significant and exciting scientific breakthroughs in the field of EP in key areas: Ablation, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation, Innovations, and Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED). Session categories include: Late-Breaking Randomized Clinical Trials; Late-Breaking Clinical Innovations; Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Updates and Registries; and Late-Breaking Science.
The Return of Traditional Poster Board
Traditional poster boards will return for Heart Rhythm 2023. Abstracts selected for poster presentations will be displayed daily during five poster sessions in the Abstract Pavilion (located in the Exhibit Hall). Presenters will stand by their posters during each poster session to answer questions and engage in discussions regarding their abstracts. Posters will be grouped by abstract submission category.
Moderated Poster Sessions: New Feature
New for Heart Rhythm 2023, selected abstracts will be presented during Moderated Poster Presentations. Presenters will conduct a short presentation of their abstract via a digital poster, followed by a moderated and interactive discussion of their research. After this moderated presentation, presenters will head to their traditional poster board to answer any additional questions and engage in continuing discussions.
New at HRS23: Digital Education Sip and Learns
A first for HRS, it will premier a new feature, as it introduces the Digital Education Sip and Learn Series, a new attendee experience premiering at Heart Rhythm 2023 in New Orleans. Interested participants will be able to enjoy refreshments while learning about upcoming Core Concepts in EP product updates, and have the opportunity to participate as a live studio audience member for special episode recordings of “The Beat” Webinar Series and “The Lead” Podcast.
“What’s Next from Core Concepts?” will be presented Friday, May 19, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CT and include a Q&A session about the suite of Core Concepts products, including with and without Board Prep, for allied professionals, and the soon-to-be-released Remote Monitoring
“The Beat Episode 8: Cases of Genetic Arrhythmias” is set for Saturday, May 20, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CT and will feature a live episode recording for The Beat Webinar Series, in partnership with PACES.
“The Lead Episodes 1 & 2: Taking the Lead” on Sunday, May 21, from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. will include live recordings of the inaugural episodes for the Digital Education Committee’s new podcast, The Lead, reviewing recent journal articles and clinical documents. The sessions are open to all registered attendees and advance registration is NOT required. HRS offered the following information for those interested in watching: In-Person Only for Live Recordings: HRS365 Pop-Up Studio in the EPicenter, Great Hall Foyer, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA; OR, On-Demand: #HRS2023 Online Platform. HRS planners note that registered attendees unable to make it in person: Watch recordings of these sessions on demand on the #HRS2023 Online Platform within 24 hours of their presentations in New Orleans. On-demand access will end when the #HRS2023 Online Platform closes on December 31, 2023.
For those not registered, HRS noted that recordings of these sessions will be included in Heart Rhythm 2023 On Demand (the full suite of educational programming, individual content bundles, and bonus content), which will be available for purchase on HeartRhythm365.org starting May 22, 2023, for registered attendees* and non-attendees. Information about Core Concepts in EP product updates is available at HRSonline.org/CoreConcepts. On-demand episodes of The Beat and The Lead will be available after Heart Rhythm 2023 on Heart Rhythm 365. Notably, Heart Rhythm 2023 On Demand (full suite and bundles) is NOT included in attendee registration.
HRS23 Program Committee
Program Chair for HRS23 is Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS, a Pauley Heart Center's Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing on the MCV Campus at Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Health. Ellenbogen has served as a Chair of the Heart Rhythm Society Education Committee and as a member of the Board of Trustees.
The HRS23 Abstract Chair is Mina K. Chung, MD, FHRS. Chung is a Staff Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine in the Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, The Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart & Vascular Institute, and a member of the Department of Molecular Cardiology, Lerner Research Institute, at Cleveland Clinic.
Joining the Program Committee for HRS23 are various teams, each with its own lead, focused on each of the aforementioned 11 areas. HRS 2023 Program Team leads of their respective educational categories include: Laurent Macle, MD, FHRS, Montreal Heart Institute (Ablation); Kathy A. Loveless, DNP, CEPS, CCDS, Ascension (Allied Professionals); Connie R. Bezzina, PhD, of Amsterdam University Medical Center, and J. Kevin Donahue, MD, UMass Chan Medical School (Basic/Translational Science); Ratika Parkash, MD, FHRS, Dalhousie University (Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices); Cara N. Pellegrini, MD, University of California-San Francisco/San Francisco VA (Clinical EP); Marye J. Gleva, MD, FHRS, Washington University School of Medicine (Heart Failure); Kathryn K. Collins, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P, University of Colorado Medicine (Adult Congenital Heart Disease); Thomas F. Deering, MD, MBA, FHRS, CCDS, Piedmont Healthcare (Practice Improvement).
Rhythm Theater presentations, open to all in-person and online attendees, allow participants to learn about new products and services developed using the latest clinical information and innovations from EP opinion leaders.
Hands-On Educational Sessions: Attendees can join industry educators and clinical EP specialists for one-on-one training and demonstrations of the newest technologies and therapies. HRS noted that the Hands-On Education Session is geared towards in-person allied professionals but is open to all in-person attendees.
Hands-On Learning Fellows Courses: HRS has also announced it is excited to offer exclusive hands-on learning opportunities for fellows-in-training to explore cardiac anatomy, ablation biophysics, and cardiac mapping. Notably, these sessions are limited to in-person physician- and scientist-in-training attendees only. Advance registration is required.
Exhibit Hall: For those attending in person, the Exhibit Hall will showcase innovative products, services, and technologies from 120+ leading industry partners immersed in cutting-edge heart arrhythmia patient care. Located in Halls BCD of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, exhibit hours (Central Time) are as follows: Friday, May 19: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT; Saturday, May 20: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT; and Sunday, May 21: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CT.
Post Event Access to On-Demand Sessions
Following the end of the meeting, registered in-person and online attendees may access on-demand content via the #HRS2023 Online Platform until December 31, 2023, according to event information shared by HRS. Beginning January 1, 2024, the #HRS2023 Online Platform will close, but registered attendees* may purchase Heart Rhythm On Demand for extended access to recorded sessions.
Heart Rhythm 2023 On Demand (the full suite of educational programming and individual content bundles) will be available for purchase on HeartRhythm365.org starting May 22, 2023, for registered attendees* and non-attendees. *Heart Rhythm 2023 On Demand (full suite and bundles) is NOT included in attendee registration.
In sharing information on claiming credits, HRS offered this: Upon completing the Overall Meeting Evaluation, registered in-person and online attendees may claim up to 125 ACE (formerly CME) credits and MOC points. The deadline to claim ACE (formerly CME) credits and MOC points for attending Heart Rhythm 2023 is December 31, 2023. The Society also noted that credit is not granted automatically. Registered attendees must claim credit for the specific sessions they attended.
For more information: www.heartrhythm.org