Disorders of heart rhythm are leading causes of sudden death and stroke. Recent progress in elucidating molecular, cellular, and systems level mechanisms have promoted new concepts that are inspiring more effective treatment strategies. The 2021 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms will emphasize the multiscale nature of current challenges in understanding arrhythmia biology, and highlight emerging multidisciplinary investigational and therapeutic approaches in this important field.
The long-term objective of this meeting is to provide a forum for investigators – junior, mid-level and senior – to engage in focused discussion on the latest discoveries in the field of cardiac arrhythmia mechanisms. The meeting fosters the development of trainees by supporting an associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms at which trainees will present their research findings, as well as in a panel discussion with mentors on matters of career pathways and professional development.
Highlights of the 2021 Conference will include emerging technologies relevant to the field; sex-based differences in arrhythmia; ionic underpinnings of arrhythmogenesis; and reproducibility, ethics, and transparency in arrhythmia research and therapy.
Approximately 50 speakers/discussion leaders will present cutting-edge work that is mostly unpublished. The program includes current and emerging thought leaders in arrhythmia biology, investigators from complementary scientific disciplines, and many early stage investigators with promising careers. Poster sessions will provide additional opportunity for collegial interactions.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Keynote Session: Emerging Concepts in Computational and Experimental Arrhythmia Research
- Sinoatrial Nodal Arrhythmias
- Autonomic Control of the Heart
- Arrhythmias of the Young and Old
- Methodologies in Computational Model Rigor and Data Frameworking for Arrhythmia Research and Therapy
- Cardiac Imaging in the Electrophysiology Laboratory
- Sex-Based Differences in Cardiac Electrophysiology
- Ionic Underpinnings of Arrhythmogenesis
- High Throughput Analysis and Screening