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Shark Tank 2023: Hooking AFib

Have a great AFib research idea?

Submit for the chance to present it to an AHA/HRS panel of “sharks” during a competition of research ideas related to the extensive GWTG‐AFIB registry! See if your idea will make the sharks want “more skin in the game” or say, “for that reason, I’m out!”

Submitters of the three top-rated ideas will receive complimentary in-person registration* to attend Heart Rhythm 2023 in New Orleans from May 19-21, 2023, and present their idea to a panel of judges. Those being invited to present will be notified the week of April 3, 2023. Contestants must appear in person at the meeting in New Orleans. Submission instructions and review criteria can be found below.

The competition winner will receive the AHA/HRS Bill Lewis Investigator Award plaque. In addition, mentorship will be provided to the award winner to assist with the next steps of the AHA proposal process.

Prospective projects must utilize data available through the GWTG-AFib registry. To prepare your submission, reference the following: 

  1. GWTG-AFIB home page
  2. Case Reports Form

*Already registered? If you are invited to present, HRS will automatically refund your registration fees. If you are not registered at the time of being invited to present, HRS will provide a discount code to apply your complimentary registration during checkout.

Panel of Judges

Jonathan P. Piccini, Sr., MD, MHS, FHRS William R. Lewis, MD, FHRS
Larry R. Jackson, II, MD Andrea M. Russo, MD, FHRS
Bradley P Knight, MD, FHRS Meghan Turchioe, MPH, PhD, RN

Session Information

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Location: Room 8, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


Time Session
11:00 AM CT Introduction (Dr. Piccini)
11:05 AM CT Background (Dr. Lewis)
11:10 AM CT Presentations (8 minutes each)
Q&A (2 minutes each)
11:45 AM CT Judges' Review 
11:55 AM CT Award Presentation

Submission Review Criteria

Submission Guidelines & Instructions