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Call for Scientific 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 8,000+ heart rhythm professionals from around the world during the In-Person Experience in Boston, MA
  • Have your work published in the open-access #HRS2024 Abstract Catalog and an online supplement to the Heart Rhythm Journal

Abstracts & Posters

Abstract presentation formats will include oral abstract, moderated poster, and traditional paper poster presentations.

The number of abstract categories and subcategories has been revised to allow for the broader inclusion of emerging therapies, innovations, and research, ensuring the most timely and relevant educational programming.

Category Subcategory
Ablation Atrial Arrhythmias: Afib, Aflutter, Atrial Tachycardia
Biophysics and Experimental Methods
Clinical Trials
Imaging
Mapping
New Technologies
Registries
SVT/AVNRT/WPW
Ventricular Arrhythmias
Allied Professionals Clinical Research
Basic/Translational Science Basic Science
Cell Physiology, Pharmacology, Signaling
Computer Modeling and Artificial Intelligence
Genetics, Biomarkers, and 'Omics
Intact Heart Electrophysiology
Ion Channels and Transporters
New Technologies
Translational
Whole Animal EP and Pharmacology
Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs) Brady
Clinical Trials
CRT
CSP
Extraction
Monitoring and Follow-Up
New Technologies
Registries
Tachy
Clinical Electrophysiology Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Anticoagulants
Atrial Fibrillation
Electrocardiography
Epidemiology of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Heart Failure
LAA Occlusion
Noninvasive Technologies
SCD Clinical Risk Assessment
Signal Processing
SVT/AVNRT/WPW
Syncope
Ventricular Arrhythmias
Digital Health Digital Health
Health Economics and Practice Management Health Policy and Reimbursement
Quality Improvement and Healthcare Delivery
Pediatric Electrophysiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Pediatric EP
Provocative Cases Provocative Cases
Teaching Case Reports Teaching Case Reports
Training and Education Training and Education

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 2024 in person.

View the Heart Rhythm 2024 Abstract Submission Guidelines for additional details, including author eligibility, abstract categories, submission fees, withdrawal, and embargo policies.

Important Embargo Dates:

  • General abstracts: Thursday, May 16 at 1:00 PM ET
  • LBCTs being presented on Friday: Friday, May 17 at 9:30 AM ET
  • LBCTs being presented on Saturday: Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 AM ET
  • LBCTs being presented on Sunday: Sunday, May 19 at 8:00 AM ET

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

Submit Your Manuscripts

The Heart Rhythm 2024 Program Committee is recommending that abstract authors consider submitting their full manuscripts to Heart Rhythm Journal for publication. Guidelines for manuscript authors can be found here.

If you have any questions about manuscript preparation or submission, please contact journal@HRSonline.org.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I submit an abstract or case report if it has been presented previously?

Can I submit an abstract if it has been published previously?

Am I allowed to submit my abstract to other meetings or journals?

What is the character count for submission? What is included in the character count?

How do I include a table with my submission?

Do all authors have to be members of HRS?

Do all co-authors need to submit disclosures?

Is the first author the presenting author?

Can I change the author order in my submission?

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?

If my abstract is accepted, how and when will I be notified?

What is the fee for abstract submission?

I'm not sure of the format for an abstract submission. Do you have any sample abstract submissions to view?

How will I know if my submitted abstract is complete?

Can I make edits to my abstract after submission?

What is the difference between the submission categories: provocative case and teaching case report?

Does HRS have a policy for use of AI in submitted abstracts?

Who will be notified if the abstract is accepted?

Do I need to get a signed patient consent form for my case submission?

What are the Embargo dates for general abstracts and LBCT's?

Featured HRS2024 Abstract Awards

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 CES YIA Guidelines for more information.

HRS2024 DEI Abstract Award Competition

The DEI Abstract Award began in 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 2024 DEI Abstract Award Competition Guidelines for more information. 

HRS2024 Eli S. Gang Most Innovative Abstract Award

The Eli S. Gang Most Innovative Abstract Award is awarded to the highest scoring abstract that includes a novel innovation, pilot, or validation study. Submitted 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.

HRS2024 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 2024 Eric N. Prystowsky Early Career Researcher Abstract Award Competition Guidelines for more information.

HRS2024 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 2024 Eric N. Prystowsky Fellows Clinical Researcher Abstract Award Competition Guidelines for more information.

HRS2024 Young Investigator Award (YIA) Competition

The HRS2024 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. 

View the Heart Rhythm 2024 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:

PACES Young Investigator Award (YIA) Competition

This is the inaugural year for the Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiological Society (PACES) YIA Competition. All submissions will be reviewed by the PACES Research Committee and the abstract with the highest score will be deemed the winner. This competition is open to PACES members that are currently in a residency, fellowship, or doctoral training program, or who have been in such a program in the last three years. It is also open to predoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students who are working on a problem concerned with pediatric or adult congenital electrophysiology.

View the PACES YIA Competition Guidelines for more information.