Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter

IDSS 2020 promises to be an outstanding event, and we will be happy to greet you in the vibrant city of Tel Aviv.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The International Dead Sea Symposium (IDSS) on Cardiac Arrhythmias has been held in Israel since 1992 and has contributed to making our country one of the leaders in innovative electrophysiology. It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 16th IDSS on Innovations and Controversies in Cardiac Arrhythmias and Heart Failure, scheduled for February 24-26, 2020 in Tel Aviv.

The International Program Committee (in close collaboration with leading scientific societies) are currently preparing a stimulating, multidisciplinary scientific program for professionals in all disciplines of arrhythmia: electrophysiologists, clinical cardiologists and internists, for physicians working in sport medicine and family physicians, as well as entrepreneurs, start-up and more mature innovative companies, scientists, biomedical engineers, and the industry.

The 2020 symposium will concentrate broadly on emerging technology and therapies to include all phases of the innovation process, e.g. ongoing or recently completed studies on devices, ablation, mapping systems, and pharmacology.
The meeting will commence with a full day of workshops and mini-courses on ECG, implantation of LAA occluders, subcutaneous ICD, lead extractions, AF & VT ablation, His bundle pacing, and cardiac anatomy – a unique opportunity to learn and practice how to. It will continue with a two-day conference focusing on current approaches to treat cardiac arrhythmias, emphasizing the impact of novel technologies on current and future therapy intended to save hearts and lives.

The program will also highlight numerous hot topics on GUCH, pediatric and sports cardiology, including multidisciplinary approaches in diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and prevention of sudden cardiac death. It will be presented in how to workshops, debates and round table sessions on nurturing promising and groundbreaking ideas.

A technology parade, part of the innovation program, will serve as a platform for start-up companies, and the IDSS-Mayo Clinic startup competition will offer new opportunities for novel ideas.

According to IDSS tradition, a full day program of pediatric arrhythmology and arrhythmias in sports will be included, as well as a workshop designed for nurses and technicians working in pacing, EP and cardiac care units.

The 16th IDSS will be held in the elegant and picturesque venue of the David InterContinental Hotel & Convention Center, Tel Aviv.

We look forward to the pleasure of hosting you at what promises to be an exciting and fruitful meeting of the highest scientific standard.

Sincerely Yours,
I. Eli Ovsyshcher,  Michael Eldar,  Michael Glikson,  Roy Beinart