Sophia Antipolis, 16 May 2013: A packed programme is promised for EHRA EUROPACE2013 meeting, taking place in Athens, Greece, June 23 to 26, with the results of ten late breaking clinical trials and over 1000 original abstracts featured, offering exciting opportunities for news stories. The biennial meeting, which for the first time represents a collaboration between the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the ESC and the ESC Working Groups on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology and e Cardiology, promises to be more wide ranging than ever before. An eagerly anticipated news event will be the launch of the 2013 ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines on Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.
EHRA Scientific Programme Committee chairperson Professor Andreas Goette, said, "This is the first time we've ever featured late breaking trials. Journalists will have the opportunity to hear the results of really cutting edge studies, and to learn about the new Guidelines which are likely to have a tremendous impact on the European health care system."
The new partnership between EHRA and the Working groups on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology and e Cardiology, he added, emphasized the multidisciplinary and translational approach currently taking place in the diagnosis and therapy of arrhythmias and conduction disturbance. "Our programme now encompasses the entire breadth of arrhythmogenesis, from cell to bedside," he said.
The meeting, which spans four days, features over 110 individual sessions, and 18 satellite symposia, is likely to be attended by around 6,000 clinical electro physiologists, general cardiologists, family doctors, basic scientists, computer specialists, cath lab technicians and nurses.
Highlights of the late breaking clinical trials, to be presented on Tuesday 25 June and Wednesday 26 June include:
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