Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Following the tremendous success of the last IDSS which was attended by more than 700 participants from 38 countries, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 14th International Dead Sea Symposium (IDSS) on Innovations and Controversies in Cardiac Arrhythmias, scheduled for October 28-31, 2018.
This biannual international symposium has been held in Israel since 1992, and contributes to making our country one of the leaders in innovative electrophysiology.
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: electrophysiologists, clinical cardiologists and internists, for physicians working in sport medicine and family physicians, as well as entrepreneurs, start-up and more mature innovative companies, scientists, biomedical engineers, and the industry.
The 2018 symposium will concentrate broadly on emerging technology and therapies and will comprise all phases of the innovation process, e.g. ongoing or recently completed studies on devices, ablation, mapping, and pharmacology.
The meeting will commence with a full day of workshops and mini-courses on ECG, CRT, AF, SVT & VT ablation and cardiac anatomy – a unique opportunity to learn and practice how to. It will continue with a two day conference focusing on the controversies in cardiac arrhythmias present by debates to emphasize the impact of novel technologies on current and future therapy intended to save hearts and lives.
The program will also highlight numerous hot topics on basic, pediatric and sport cardiology, including multidisciplinary approaches in diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and prevention of sudden cardiac death. It will be presented in debates and round table sessions on how nurture promising and groundbreaking ideas.
A technology parade, as a part of the innovation program, will serve as a platform for start-up companies. In addition a start up competition sponsored by Mayo Clinic will act as a forum for presenting new opportunities for innovations
By tradition, the IDSS program will also include a workshop designed for nurses and technicians working in pacing, EP and cardiac care units.
The 14th IDSS will be held in the elegant and picturesque venue of the Tel Aviv David Intercontinental Convention Center .
We look forward to the pleasure of hosting you at what promises to be an exciting and fruitful meeting of a high scientific standard.
Sincerely Yours,

I. Eli Ovsyshcher
MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, FHRS, MAHA
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
President of the IDSS

Michael Eldar
MD, FESC, FACC, FHRS
Professor of Cardiology
President of the IDSS

Michael Glikson
MD, FESC, FACC
Professor of Cardiology
President of the IDSS