ICE Congress 2020 cancellation
Dear colleagues and friends,
The ICE2020 organizing committee is very sorry to announce that ICE2020 will be canceled due to concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak. This difficult decision has the support of both the Executive Committee of the International Society of Electrocardiology (ISE) and the Board of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology (ISHNE). The conference would be a joint meeting of the two societies and was scheduled to take place between June 25 and 27, 2020 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
We came to this decision based on recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Brazilian Ministry of Health, showing that the potential reach of the virus has changed significantly in the last weeks. The current uncertainties make it impossible to accurately assess risks of traveling and attending international conferences in the coming months. Additionally, there are concerns about our adding risks to healthcare systems throughout the world, given the medical profiles of many conference attendees, as well as to the safety of our community, employees, and local residents.
Antonio Luiz Ribeiro
ICE Congress 2020
Dear colleagues and friends,
It is a pleasure for us to invite you to the joint meeting of the 47th Congress of the International Society of Electrocardiology (ISE) and the 20th Congress of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology (ISHNE) which will be held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Both international societies have been working together since 2017 to jointly promote their annual scientific event, encouraging the advancement of the science of Electrocardiology through the dissemination of new knowledge and encouragement of new research in the field.
ICE2020 represents a unique opportunity for electrocardiology specialists from around the world to discuss the advances made in this area, contributing to technological progress in health, with the potential impact on people's well-being and longevity. New challenges such as Artificial Intelligence in Electrocadiology, Atrial Fibrillation Screening, ECG in Cardiac Devices, Tele-ECG, and Telemedicine, are going to be discussed in the event, among other themes.
Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, has a population of 2.5 million inhabitants. The city transits between tradition and innovation in a privileged location in the Southeast of Brazil, one hour away by plane from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The international airport receives many connecting flights from all around the world daily. Belo Horizonte is dynamic, diversified and famous for its hospitality and its traditional gastronomy. It is also considered one of the main convention centers of Brazil, standing out as a promising market for technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
The congress will take place from 25 to 27 June 2020. The program will be available soon.
Abstract submission will be open from Nov 15, 2019, to Jan 6, 2020. The same dates will be available for the Young Investigator Award submission. Registration will be open on February 2020.
We look forward to receiving you in Belo Horizonte on what is sure to be a remarkable scientific meeting.
Antonio Luiz Ribeiro
Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,
I am privileged and honored to have been elected the next President of ISHNE.
First of all, I would like to acknowledge Past President Niraj Varma and the entire 2017-2019 Board of Trustees (BOT) for their immense work during the last 2 years. I receive ISHNE in excellent and thriving condition and I promise on behalf of myself and the 2019-2021 BOT that we will do our best to maintain the same level of activities.
As summarized by Niraj Varma during the ISHNE General Assembly in Belgrade at the International Congress on Electrocardiology (ICE), during the past 2 years, we have increased our visibility and have established a new level of relationship with other societies, which led to joint sessions at several meetings dedicated to the ECG and arrhythmias.
A memorandum of understanding was signed with our sister-society, International Society of Electrocardiology (ISE), and with Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). Thanks to these two documents, we now hold a joint annual ISHNE-ISE Congress on Electrocardiology (ICE), and we held a joint ISHNE-ISE-HRS session at HRS Scientific Sessions. In addition, ISHNE sponsored sessions at Venice Arrhythmias, Asian Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) Congress, and European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society (ECAS) Congress. We collaborated with HRS on a consensus document on ambulatory ECG monitoring that was published in 2017. ISHNE’S web-based ECG University attracted over 40,000 visitors.
Therefore, we plan to continue to spare no effort to increase the visibility of our society. Our website is under reconstruction and we would like to remold it into an attractive educational tool. Two new consensus documents in liaison with other ECG/arrhythmia societies are on the way and will be finished soon: one on ECG in Cardiomyopathies and the other on Mobile Health. Additionally, other documents on electrocardiology topics have also been proposed and we will start working on them soon. Shortly, the new version 2 of ECG University, which is focused on ECG interpretation in implantable devices, will be launched.
In the future we would like to increase our educational and research activities even further and go toward national ECG societies from various continents. Primarily, we would like to encourage young investigators, clinicians and students to get involved in our Society’s activities. We assure you that you will always find mentorship here and that this is the right place to initiate international projects.
Therefore, please stay tuned and we will keep informing you on our activities.
Please “Save the date” of our 2020 ICE Congress, which will be held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on June 25-27, 2020, organized by the new President of the ISE, Tom Ribeiro.
Iwona Cygankiewicz, M.D., Ph.D.
President, International Society of Holter and Non-Invasive Electrocardiology (2019-2021)
We are eagerly anticipating our Congress in May in Belgrade. The Program Committee has worked diligently to structure an excellent program, assembling a wide range of topics core to ISHNE’s mission. The event also marks the transition of the Presidency.