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ICE 2021 complete: the 2021 edition of ICE is completed but there is plenty of content still available on the conference website to please visit the website and review the many contributions.  To view the ISE Young Investigator Competition final presentations and awards see this video. 

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Virtual seminar series!  The ISE will continue with the popular online seminars over the coming months.  Of course, they will be virtual, which has the advantage that speakers are accessible without anyone having to travel.  We anticipate an excellent series with world-class speakers.  See below for de

We will host the seminars via Zoom at a time of day that we hope works (more or less) for everyone.  tails of the next seminar in the series and let us know if you have ideas or are willing to hold such a seminar.

To sign up for a seminar, see the link set up for each one separately. 

To watch past events, click on the posters below or see all of them on our new YouTube Channel. 

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Message from the President     

Dear members of ISE, colleagues, and friends,

I am extremely honoured to start serving ISE as the President for the next two years. This is a huge privilege, but also a very big responsibility, which I can only hope to fulfill.

I would like to acknowledge the Past President, Antonio Luiz Ribeiro, for his immense work during the last two years. I take over ISE in excellent health and successful operation.  I promise that I will do my best to maintain the same level of activity as he established.

We will walk together to make the ISE the strongest advocate for our discipline and our professions. I will give my best to serve the Society in order to help it continue to achieve its goals.

Electrocardiology is an extremely dynamic discipline. Although its roots may be traced to the beginning of the twentieth century, the science of electrocardiology has continued over the last few decades to be an evolving, growing and interesting field. I assure you that we will always provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in electrocardiology here, and via our Journal of Electrocardiology and that the Society offers the proper place to initiate international projects of value such as the establishment of guidelines.

The Council of ISE would like to encourage young researchers at the beginning of their careers to get involved in its activities.  The ISE's work is focused on enriching your experience as a member, so it is always open to feedback on its current services and how it can better serve you. Please feel free to contact me at any time with suggestions for enhancing the work of ISE.

Kind regards.

Prof. Bulent GORENEK

President, International Society of Electrocardiology

Fourth ISE Winter Webinar: March 30, 2021!

The third in our very popular series of web seminars!  The topic for this next seminar will be electrocardiology in the age of COVID-19.  

 Third ISE Winter Webinar: February 26, 2021!

The third in our very popular series of web seminars!  The topic for this next seminar will be electrocardiology in the age of COVID-19. 

Second ISE Winter Webinar: January 28, 2021!

Start the year with valuable updates on the state of Electrocardiology with the second in our Webinar Series.  The topic for this next seminar is PVC detection and management. 

To sign up for the seminar, go to this link.

 First ISE Winter Webinar!

The first in our series of virtual seminars for the (northern) winter was a big success on Dec 17, 2020.

To watch a replay video, click on this YouTube video link.  


In Memorium: Prof. Hein Wellens (1935-2020)

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The world of electrocardiology was greatly saddened to learn of the death of Prof Hein Wellens at the age of 84 on June 9th, 2020. He was born in the Hague, Netherlands on November 13th, 1935 and died in Maastricht, where he had directed the Cardiology Department in the University Medical Centre from 1977 until 2002.

Professor Wellens was truly a giant in cardiac electrophysiology and initiated many new techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Among his many publications were some that described the criteria for the accurate diagnosis of ventricular tachycardia and biphasic T waves with prominent inversion in V2, V3.  This finding helped diagnose critical stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery requiring urgent treatment. This pattern became known as the Wellens’ Sign. 

Throughout his long career, Professor Wellens published literally hundreds of scientific articles, around 200 book chapters as well as a number of books. He was known internationally for his courses on ECG interpretation, which he often presented with the late Dr. Mark Josephson. 

Of special note to our society, Professor Wellens participated in the 40th International Congress on Electrocardiology in Glasgow in August 2013, where he presented an invited plenary lecture (see photo, above) entitled “The ECG, very much alive, more than a century after Einthoven”. In addition, he attended the pre-conference symposium on early repolarization, which led to a consensus paper in JACC in 2015. 

His death is a great loss to the world of cardiac electrophysiology and to cardiology in general. 

 Message from the Past President

This message is directed to you, young investigator or early career faculty. Since its development in humans by Einthoven, more than 100 years ago, electrocardiology has been a continuous source of research and innovation. New techniques and applications for new fields have appeared in the last few decades, in an ever-changing story of renewal and rediscovery. For over a century, several generations of researchers, clinicians, engineers, and health professionals have devoted their lives to the study of electrocardiology

More than 30 years ago, ISE established a Young Investigator’s Award, created as a stage for young researchers to present their investigations and developments in the field of electrocardiology. This is a very unique moment of our congresses, when, in a special session, all attentions are focused on the presentation of new research by early-career colleagues to the audience and a judging committee of established experts. I am myself a Young Investigator’s Awardee, in a well-fought competition in 2001, in which two candidates shared the first prize. To participate in this award was a very important step in my career and it was a unique, unforgettable experience. 

The ICE2022 Congress, which will be held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, will have a session dedicated to the ISE Young Investigator’s Award. Submission will open in late 2021. We invite you, Young Investigator, to submit your best research to this session. We can assure you that those selected will have your work discussed and valued. I hope to welcome you to ICE2022!

Antonio Luiz Ribeiro
President, ISE
President, ICE2022

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