Heart Rhythm Congress
1-4 October 2017
Not To Be Missed
Have you decided which sessions you will be attending at HRC this year?
Make sure you visit
www.heartrhythmcongress.org  to see our exciting programme.  Our expert speakers promise to provide high quality education through their presentations and interactive sessions.

Again this year we will be holding our Plenary session on Tuesday 3 October and this year we are focusing on the Management of atrial fibrillation - perfecting care in 2017. 
Chair: Kim Rajappan -  Oxford UK
Chair: Richard Schilling -  London UK
10:45 -  Detect - AF by a simple pulse check -  Robert Sheldon,  Calgary CA
11:15 -  Protect - against AF-related stroke using anticoagulation therapy
John Camm,  London UK
11:45 -  Correct - the irregular rhythm with access to appropriate treatment
Riccardo Cappato,  Milan IT
12:15 -  Close 

Online registration is open until midday on the 29 September and thereafter registration will need to be made on site at HRC.  Prices are considerably cheaper if you book online so please do not miss out on the best prices.
Arrhythmia Alliance Excellence in Practice Awards

Arrhythmia Alliance is proud to announce that nominations for the 2017 Arrhythmia Alliance Excellence in Practice Awards are NOW OPEN!

These prestigious awards aim to recognise outstanding achievements and contributions to arrhythmia services. To nominate yourself, your team or your colleague for these awards please complete the online nomination form.

Winners will be presented with a commemorative plaque and certificate during the Arrhythmia Alliance Awards at Heart Rhythm Congress 2017.

Items of Interest
Join us and Become a Medical Member
You can become a medical member by clicking on your chosen charity below.
You will receive the following: 
Discounted rates to our annual
 Heart Rhythm Congress.
A free sample box of patient information resources for your practice or clinic.
Automatic registration on 
Heart Rhythm Specialists website.

Download the Free Heart for Heart iPhone App
Arrhythmia Alliance & AF Association have partnered with Happitech, WPP Sudler & Bug Labs to launch Heart for Heart. This initiative invites people to participate in the world’s largest crowdsourced heart health initiative by inviting them to contribute their heart rhythm data using the free Heart for Heart iPhone App
Screening for Atrial Fibrillation: A European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Consensus Document 
Screening for AF is not yet recommended by all scientific AF guidelines, even in specific ‘at risk’ populations. The present document aimed to summarise the available data, discuss the different strategies and highlight the importance of implicating all stakeholders from the various health systems.

PRIMIS - Launch new  Warfarin Patient Safety Quality Improvement Tool

PRIMIS is delighted to announce the launch of a new version of its Warfarin Patient Safety quality improvement tool* that enables pre-written searches to be run instantly using the EMIS Web reporting module. This marks a significant improvement over MIQUEST queries which have to be scheduled to run overnight, thereby saving time and resources. 

Publication of new NICE menu indicators

NICE have announced that new and amended indicators for general practice and clinical commissioning groups have been published on the NICE website today. Click here to view

New GP indicators include:

- the percentage of patients registered at the practice aged 65 years and over who have been diagnosed with certain conditions and are therefore at risk of AF and AF-related stroke (see page 3).

- the percentage of patients with AF, currently treated with an anticoagulant, who have had a review including certain elements, as AF-related stroke prevention will be suboptimal if anticoagulation treatment is poorly controlled (see page 3).

New CCG indicators include:

- Proportion of patients with atrial fibrillation on anticoagulation admitted to hospital for stroke (see page 5).

- Proportion of patients with atrial fibrillation not on anticoagulation admitted to hospital for stroke (see page 5).


Also available are downloadable summaries of the new and amended indicators for general practice and new indicators for clinical commissioning groups.

This Month's News Highlights
Cardiac Update Meetings 2017
  Leeds- Thursday 7th September 2017 
Weetwood Hall Hotel
View here
Eastbourne-Friday 15th September 2017
Eastbourne District General Hospital
View here
Teesside- Wednesday 20th September 2017
View here
  Peterborough-Thursday 21st September 2017
Peterborough City Hospital
View here
Stoke-on-Trent- Thursday 12th October 2017
North Staffs medical Institute
Edinburgh-Tuesday 24th October 2017 
View here
Upcoming Events, and Dates for Your Diary
ESC Congress 2017
26-30 August 2017- Spain
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Non Medical Prescribing in Cardiology
 Monday 18th September 2017- London
View here
A 20% discount is available by quoting ref: hcuk20afa when booking
Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC)
1-4 October 2017- Birmingham
View here
Cardiac Physiology Cymru Conference
20th October 2017 - Wales
Venice Arrhythmias 2017
25-17 October 2017 - Venice
View here
Europe AF
7-8 November 2017- London
View here
4th European Congress on eCardiology and eHealth
8-10 November 2017- Germany
View here
Nurse Clinics 2017
Monday 20th November 2017- London
View here
Platform of Laboratories for Advances in Cardiac Experience
22nd November 2017
View here
20th BSH Annual Autumn Meeting
23-24 November 2017- London
View here
Global AF Aware Week
20-26 November 2017
View here
12th UK Stroke Forum
28th November 2017- Liverpool
View here

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