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Types of sessions

EHRA Congress


Live sessions

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Live case transmissions from an European center will be broadcast allowing the audience to closely follow the procedures and benefit from the experience of the experts. 

The live sessions will feature a live case as well as live-in-the-box presentations.  These are prerecorded cases which will be discussed during the sessions.

Watch state-of-the-art techniques being performed in live sessions streamed from Linz on different topics.


Review 2019 Live sessions

Late breaking science Sessions

Come and hear the latest trials presented at EHRA2020 and discuss with experts what it means for your practice.

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Late-breaking Trials

The most important trials feature in this session.  Each presentation will be followed by experts' interventions to highlight the relevance of the data presented and provide clear take-home messages and to place the recent trials into perspective and measure the implications on clinical practice.

Review the 2019 Late-breaking Trial sessions 

New - Digital Arrhythmia Day 


Join us during the new Digital Arrhythmia Day – a unique opportunity to connect with world leaders in the field in digital health. Learn and share your expertise through interactive sessions on digital medicine and don’t miss out on the chance to see if you can beat the machine in our arrhythmia challenge! Catch up on the latest news from Apps, find out what to wear during our w-EHRA-bles session, and make use of the day to get new and exciting ideas to implement in your clinic.





These 90 minutes long sessions allow for in-depth discussions on developments and advances in the various fields of acute cardiovascular care – These sessions are structured around four to five presentations by experts.

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Daily practice-oriented sessions: speakers will give highly interactive and educational presentations to be followed by intense discussions on controversial issues.

The debate sessions will be interactive with the mobile app voting system.

Each debate starts with a poll identifying the argument who might be the best and end with the same poll appointing the winning argument.

View the debates sessions

Joint sessions

To address topics directly with the experts, we are co-organising Joint Sessions with International, European and Local Associations.  These sessions help to strengthen collaboration between EHRA and our partners in the field.  

Joint session with the Title of the session Date and time
Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) The tough stuff: mapping and ablation of complex idiopathic ventricular tachycardia 30 March 08:30
Cardiac Arrhythmia Society of Southern Africa (CASSA) Arrhythmia management in critically ill and post surgery patients 30 March 16:30
Chinese Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (CSPE) Beyond His bundle pacing: targeting the left-sided Purkinje network 30 March 08:30
European Association for Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) Imaging for atrial fibrillation ablation in 2020 30 March 08:30
European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) EHRA/EAPC position statement on physical activity and sports in patients with arrhythmias and potentially arrhythmogenic conditions 30 March 11:00
Heart Failure Association of the ESC Strategies for CRT optimisation 31 March 11:00
Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Digital perspectives on atrial fibrillation screening and future perspectives 29 March 14:00
Japanese Heart Rhythm Society (JHRS) Arrhythmia burden in atrial fibrillation 31 March 11:00
Latin American Heart Rythm Society (LAHRS) Management of arrhythmia in asymptomatic patients 29 March 16:30
Sociedade Brasileira de Arritmias Cardíacas (SOBRAC) Mapping and ablation of difficult supraventricular tachycardia 30 March 11:00
Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease Univentricular heart for the electrophysiologist 29 March 14:00
Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology (WGCCE) Novel pro-arrhythmic mechanisms and therapeutic targets 30 March 08:30
Working Group on Cardiac Dysrhythmias and Electrophysiology Inherited primary arrhythmia syndromes 30 March 11:00

Mobile App Sessions

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Highly interactive sessions where the audience can interact with the Chairpersons and Speakers via their Smartphones.  Questions can be asked to the chairpersons, the audience can vote when prompted by the chairpersons.

All sessions in the lecture rooms (except the Agora) have the Mobile App - Ask a question functionality.

View the Mobile App - Voting sessions

Quiz sessions - Tracings open

During each session, five tracings with multiple choice questions will be presented to the audience. In this highly interactive session, the audience will be able to vote for the correct answer. A winner will be assigned in the end and awards will be given.

Three sessions will be scheduled at EHRA 2020:

  • EHRA ECG open
  • EHRA EP tracings open
  • EHRA device tracings open

EHRA Technology and Innovation

Two dedicated sessions where the best innovations will be presented.

The finalists will have the opportunity to present their work once more in the EHRA Technology and Innovation Awards session.
View more details here.

Highlights Session

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An overview by experts of all the new and exciting developments in clinical and population sciences, presented at the Congress.  The Congress Highlights session will be held on Tuesday 31 March from 14:00 to 15:30 in room Wenckebach.

View here the EHRA 2019 Highlights session

Abstract-Based Sessions

Young Investigator Awards Abstracts

Selected for the outstanding quality of their work, Young Investigators will be competing in each session and present their original research in front of a jury.  The jury will then grade the presentations and deliberate about the winner.  The awards are focused on Basic Science, Clinical Science.

Young Investigator Awards - Clinical Science

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View the 2019 YIA session - Clinical Science


Young Investigator Awards - Basic Science

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View the 2019 YIA session - Basic Science

All finalists of the YIA competitions will be offered a free registration to help them come to EHRA 2020
First prize winner will receive a 1000€ prize
Runner-up positions (2nd & 3rd) will receive a 250€ prize

(The option "Young Investigator Award" must be selected during abstract submission.

  • Young Investigator Award Sessions apply to anyone 38 years and under or under 40 years old if you are still in training (Proof of your institution will be required)

“Best abstracts” session

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The abstracts with the highest grades (no age limit) will be featured in a session entitled “Best graded Abstracts”.
All finalists will be awarded a certificate.

e-Cardiology award session

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Best abstracts selected from the submissions received within the topic e-cardiology will be presented during this session.  No age limit.

All finalists will be offered a free registration to help them come to EHRA 2020.
First prize winner will receive a 1000€ prize.
Runner-up positions (2nd & 3rd) will receive a 250€ prize

This session is organised in collaboration with the ESC Working Group on e-Cardiology.

 Rapid Fire - Oral abstract session

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Fast paced and providing plenty of exchange between the audience and the presenter - this session comprises of presentations of the top 10 graded abstracts.  Discussions will be led by experts chairing the session.

Moderated ePoster sessions

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The ideal platform to meet presenters, colleagues & peers in front of their research and discuss their findings. 

Moderated ePosters will be presented on a plasma screen.  Each session is moderated by two chairpersons who will animate the discussions.

Poster Sessions


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Research is presented as a Poster - on display for a full day on Sunday and Monday and a half day on Tuesday - to allow sufficient viewing time and interaction opportunities in this very dynamic and person to person format. 

The place to meet colleagues and peers and specifically address issues related to your daily practice/field of interest/research.  The poster area is always given a central place in the congress centre to enhance the visibility of research presented.

Posters are available during the entire session, however, presenters are asked to be at their posters during the official viewing times.  These are during the coffee breaks from 10:00 to 11:00 and from 15:30 to 16:30.

Young EP Poster session

This session will feature selected posters from young electrophysiologists. The poster viewing times are the same as above. In addition, the posters will be reviewed by some expert discussants during the afternoon coffee break (15:35-16:25).

Focus On Posters & Award ceremony

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This initiative will be reconducted this year at EHRA 2020 in Vienna.

Posters from several selected countries will be highlighted during the sessions with a special signage "Focus on" with the flag of your country.  The objective of this initiative is to increase the visibility and promote scientific research from these countries and to provide with a valuable exposure and scientific exchange.