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Call for Abstracts

Benefits of Presenting

The exchange of knowledge through oral abstract and poster sessions is the heart of the annual Heart Rhythm meeting and paramount to the advancement of the EP field. Share your clinical and translational research findings with colleagues from around the world while also taking advantage of the benefits of presenting:

  • Enjoy 50% off registration in your designated registration category — that's a savings of $250 - $1,175 
  • Present your research in front of 7,700+ heart rhythm professionals from around the world during the In-Person Experience in New Orleans, LA
  • Have your work published in the open-access #HRS2023 Abstract Catalog and an online supplement to the Heart Rhythm Journal

New for 2023

You spoke; we listened. Traditional poster boards are back by popular demand for Heart Rhythm 2023. Abstract presentation formats will include oral abstract, moderated poster, and traditional paper poster presentations.

The number of abstract categories and subcategories has been updated and reduced from 80 to 50 as a result of removing topics that overlap with others or are outdated/no longer applicable. These adjustments allow for the broader inclusion of emerging therapies, innovations, and research, ensuring the most timely and relevant educational programming.

Abstract/Session Categories

  1. Ablation
  2. Allied Professionals
  3. Allied Professionals and EPs
  4. Basic/Translational Science
  5. Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs)
  6. Clinical Electrophysiology
  7. Digital Health
  8. Health Economics and Practice Management
  9. Pediatric EP and Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  10. Provocative Cases
  11. Miscellaneous

View the full list of abstract subcategories.

Submitting Abstracts

Each abstract submission requires a $25 USD fee for members and $75 USD for nonmembers. The Society will utilize these fees to sponsor EP fellows-in-training from around the globe so they can attend Heart Rhythm 2023 in person.

View the Heart Rhythm 2023 Abstract Submission Guidelines for additional details, including author eligibility, abstract categories, submission fees, withdrawal, and embargo policies.

If you have any questions, please email abstracts@HRSonline.org

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    When does the abstract submission site close?

    Do you accept case reports? If so, is there any format for case series abstracts provided? Can I know the section headers required?

    Do you accept encore abstracts?

    Does word count include table and figure legends for abstract submissions?

    Can fellows submit case reports?

    Do all authors have to be members of HRS?

    When does the Late-Breaking Clinical Trials submission site open?

    Key Program Dates

    • October 11, 2022: Call for Abstract Submissions
    • December 5, 2022: Abstract Submission Site Closes
    • January 25, 2023: Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Submission Site Opens
    • February 6, 2023: Abstract Notifications Sent
    • February 22, 2023: Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Submission Site Closes
    • March 6, 2023: Deadline to Withdraw Abstract Submissions (to avoid publication in the Heart Rhythm Journal)
    • March 22, 2023: LBCT Notifications Sent
    • March 31, 2023: LBCT Withdrawal Deadline

    Featured HRS2023 Abstract Awards

    HRS2023 CES Young Investigator Award (YIA) Competition

    The Cardiac Electrophysiology Society (CES) Young Investigator Award (YIA) Competition recognizes and encourages the work of young investigators and their parent institutions. It is open to any physician or scientist who is currently in a residency, fellowship, or doctoral training program, or who has been in such a program within the past three years (at the time of submission) and is an active member of The Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Society (CES). The competition is also open to predoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students who are working on a problem concerned with cardiac pacing and/or electrophysiology in the areas of clinical and basic research.

    View the Heart Rhythm 2023 CES YIA Competition Guidelines for more information.

    HRS2023 DEI Abstract Award Competition (New for HRS2023)

    The DEI Abstract Award is new for Heart Rhythm 2023 and aligns with HRS' DEI Commitment. This award is open to abstracts that involved research with a mission of narrowing the gaps in EP Healthcare, research performed at a granular level with a focus on HRS-defined underrepresented race/ethnic (UREG) patients, research with a focus on inequalities in the application of available therapies in clinical electrophysiology, and/or research that highlights solutions on the plugged or leaky pathway for a woman and/or UREG.

    View the Heart Rhythm 2023 DEI Abstract Award Competition Guidelines for more information. 

    HRS2023 Eli S. Gang Most Innovative Abstract Award

    The Eli S. Gang Most Innovative Abstract Award is awarded to the highest scoring abstract submitted to the "Proof of Concept" abstract category. The abstract must be a novel innovation, pilot, or validation study. Those abstracts submitted as "Proof of Concept" abstracts will be reviewed by the Corporate Relations Advisory Council and a winner will be recommended for approval by the Heart Rhythm Program Committee Abstract Chair.

    View the Eli S. Gang Most Innovative Abstract Award Competition Guidelines for more information.

    HRS2023 Eric N. Prystowsky Early Career Researcher Competition

    The Eric N. Prystowsky Early Career Researcher Award is an annual award presented to the highest-scoring abstract submitted to the Clinical Electrophysiology/Ablation abstract category. It is provided through the Eric and Bonnie Prystowsky Fund. The award is open to early career researchers one to five years out of Fellowship training. The research for the eligible abstract must have been substantially completed during this time period and must involve intact human subjects.

    View the Heart Rhythm 2023 Eric N. Prystowsky Early Career Researcher Award Guidelines for more information.

    HRS2023 Eric N. Prystowsky Fellows Clinical Researcher Competition

    The Eric N. Prystowsky Fellows Clinical Researcher Award is an annual award presented to the highest-scoring abstract submitted to the Clinical Electrophysiology/Ablation abstract category. It is provided through the Eric and Bonnie Prystowsky Fund. The award is open to fellows currently in a training program or no more than one year out of Fellowship training. The research for the eligible abstract must have been substantially completed during the Fellowship period and must involve intact human subjects.

    View the Heart Rhythm 2023 Eric N. Prystowsky Fellows Clinical Researcher Award Guidelines for more information.

    HRS2023 Young Investigator Award (YIA) Competition

    The HRS2023 Young Investigator Award (YIA) Competition recognizes and encourages the work of young investigators and their parent institutions. The YIA Competition is open to any physician or scientist who is presently in a residency, fellowship, or doctoral training program or has been in such a program within the past three years (at the time of submission). The competition is also open to students in graduate or medical schools working on a problem concerned with cardiac pacing and/or electrophysiology (EP) in clinical and basic research. If you’re interested in participating in the HRS2023 YIA Competition please review the competition guidelines and submit your abstract by December 5, 2022.

    View the Heart Rhythm 2023 Young Investigator Award (YIA) Competition Guidelines for more information.

    Highest Scoring Abstracts

    Additional abstract awards will be provided to the highest-scoring abstracts in the following categories: