Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committees, we would like to welcome you to the 12th International Dead Sea Symposium (IDSS) on Innovations in Technology, Treatment and Prevention of Cardiac Arrhythmias which will be held on March 3-5, 2014 in Tel-Aviv, Israel.  
The symposium is a continuation in the series of biannual international symposia that have been held in Israel since 1992, and which make our country one of a leaders in innovative electrophysiology.
The 2014 symposium will focus broadly on emerging technology and therapies to include all phases of the innovation process, e.g. ongoing or recently completed studies on devices, ablation, and mapping. This approach will facilitate comprehensive exposure to medical device and biotechnology innovations.
The International Program Committee in close collaboration with leading scientific societies are preparing a stimulating, multidisciplinary scientific program for professionals in all disciplines of arrhythmia: electro physiologists, clinical cardiologists, an innovative scientists, biomedical engineers, entrepreneurs and the industry.
The program will highlight numerous hot topics on basic, pediatric, and adult electrophysiology, including multidisciplinary approaches in treatment of AF, HF and prevention of sudden cardiac death.  These themes will be discussed in sessions and satellite symposia and will include presentations from international and Israeli experts focusing on new therapies and research at various levels of development, combined with live presentations to emphasize  the impact of novel technologies on current and future therapy - especially the future of ablative interventions and the many innovations under investigation for treating cardiac arrhythmias using various mapping techniques or combined surgical and interventional pathways. Mini-courses on CRT and AF ablation will also included in the program.

Traditionally, the IDSS program will also comprise topics and workshops designed for general cardiologists, internists and  family physicians, for physicians working in sport medicine and for nurses and technicians working in pacing, EP and cardiac care units. These workshops were well attended at former Symposium and were tremendously successful during the last IDSS. The goal of these specialized and focused workshops is to update practitioners about current state of the art issues and advances in the diagnosis and management of brady- and tachyarrhythmias.

Thanks to the well attended ECG workshop for cardiology fellows, it will be reintroduced. We are also planning special symposia dedicated to a variety of novel preventive treatments of thromboembolic complication of AF and advantageous in medical treatment AF.

The 12th IDSS will be held in the elegant, well-known and picturesque venue of the Hilton Convention Center/ Hotel in Tel Aviv .
We look forward to the pleasure of hosting you at what promises to be an exciting and fruitful meeting of a high scientific standard.
This is a must attend event of 2014!

Sincerely Yours,

I. Eli Ovsyshcher, MD, PhD,
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
President of the IDSS Symposia
  Michael Eldar, MD, FESC, FACC,
Professor of Cardiology
Co-President of the IDSS Symposia
  Michael Glikson, MD, FESC, FACC,
Professor of Cardiology
Co-President of the IDSS Symposia