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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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October ISE Webinar

The next ISE Webinar will be on October 19, 2021, at 8:00 EST/14:00 CET. Moderated by Takanori Ikeda, the three presentations will be:
  • Current status of T-wave alternans in risk stratification by Prof. Richard Verrier (Harvard Medical School) 
  • Practical use of heart rate turbulence in risk stratification by Prof. Axel Bauer (Innsbruck Medical Center) 
  • Recent advances of baroreflex sensitivity in clinical practice by Prof. Naohiko Takahashi

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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

History of ISE (Peter Macfarlane)

The origin of the International Society of Electrocardiology can be traced back to what was known as the ColloqiumVectorcardiographicum, which was a relatively small conference first held in Wroclaw in Poland in 1959. The meeting was held in Eastern Europe until 1967, when it was held in Austria at which point the number of attendees increased significantly. The meeting was held in New York in 1970 and, for example, Yerevan in Armenia, in 1973. At this meeting, it was proposed to change the name of the meeting to the International Congress on Electrocardiology (ICE).

 A "Permanent Programme Committee" was formed under the chairmanship of Professor Pierre Rijlant, Chairman of the World Congress of Cardiology held in Brussels in 1958,  and an enlarged organising group was formed. The first ICE was held in Wiesbaden in 1974, and was attended by most of the leading electrocardiographers of the day, including Ernst Simonson and Otto Schmitt (of Schmitt Trigger fame). Thereafter, meetings continued to take place alternately in Eastern and Western Europe, as well as Japan. Indeed, 350 individuals participated in the Tokyo meeting in 1982 and the Permanent Committee met the family of the Emperor of Japan on that occasion.

The term Permanent Programme Committee was felt to be unsatisfactory and in 1983 in Bratislava, the International Council on Electrocardiology was formed. A more formal committee structure was established, and Ivan Professor Ruttkay-Nedecky from Bratislava was appointed the first President, a post which could be held for two years.

Ten years later in 1993, the International Council established the International Society of Electrocardiology (ISE) and a Constitution was drawn up. ISE is now a recognised charity operating under the laws of Scotland. The 1993 meeting was therefore another milestone in the history of the group.

Meetings have continued annually until now, although more recently, there has been an agreement with the International Society for Holter and Non Invasive Electrocardiology (ISHNE) that annual meetings should be shared with each Society taking the major organising role in alternate years. The future therefore looks to be that meetings of ISE and ISHNE will be held jointly and annually.

Peter Macfarlane, July, 2021

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 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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