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European Heart Rhythm Association congress becomes annual in 2018

EHRA 2018

Arrhythmias and Device Therapy

Vienna, Austria – 21 June 2017: The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) announced today that its scientific congress will become an annual event from 2018.

Save the date: 18–20 March 2018 in Barcelona

“The yearly EHRA Congress will provide European and worldwide electrophysiologists with an impressive educational programme and new insights in the field of electrophysiology,” said Professor Christophe Leclercq, Congress Scientific Programme Chair of EHRA 2018.

As a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), EHRA is the leading network for European cardiac rhythm management. EHRA’s aim is to improve the quality of life by reducing the impact of cardiac rhythm disturbances and reducing sudden cardiac death. The yearly congress will be an important action towards meeting this aim.

As of 2018, EHRA Congress will be a yearly event that takes place in March instead of June. The 2018 edition will be held in Barcelona, Spain from 18 to 20 March.

The congress will emphasise educational and interactive sessions which include mobile application and digital voting, plus more live cases in electrophysiology. Summits will be held on cardiac mapping, ventricular tachycardia, and lead management.

Original science will be presented in the dedicated abstract sessions, while other sessions will focus on heart failure. Sessions of particular interest to young electrophysiologists will be highlighted as a special track.

Professor Helmut Puererfellner, EHRA scientific programme vice-chairperson, said: “Delegates will enjoy a first class scientific programme enriched by high-quality training to cope with all sorts of arrhythmias in clinical practice. EHRA Congress 2018 promises to be a stimulating experience in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.”


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About the European Heart Rhythm Association
The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) is a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Its aim is to improve the quality of life of the population by reducing the impact of cardiac rhythm disturbances and reduce sudden cardiac death. EHRA ensures the dissemination of knowledge and standard setting; provides continuous education, training and certification to physicians and allied professionals involved in the field of cardiac arrhythmias with a special focus on Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and Electrophysiology (EP). EHRA releases international consensus documents and position papers, it is a source of high quality, unbiased, evidence based, scientific information that promotes the quality of care for patients with AF, and for, has also dedicated a website for patients “”.

About the European Society of Cardiology
The European Society of Cardiology brings together health care professionals from more than 140 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people lead longer, healthier lives.