The International Congress of Arrhythmia, Electrophysiology and Artificial Cardiac Stimulation will follow the Society's trajectory and commitment to maintaining the high standards set by its previous editions.
The Brazilian Association of Arrhythmia, Electrophysiology and Artificial Cardiac Stimulation, also known as Department of Artificial Cardiac Stimulation (DECA) of the Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery (SBCCV), was founded on April 4, 1986, by cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and specialists from other fields who shared a common interest for the area.
From now on, we have adopted its social name, Associação Brasileira de Arritmia, Eletrofisiologia e Estimulação Cardíaca Artificial (Brazilian Association of Arrhythmia, Electrophysiology and Artificial Cardiac Stimulation) – ABEC.
Throughout its 37 years, the institution maintained its objectives of uniting, regulating and providing training for medical professionals involved in the field of artificial heart stimulation and, as an ASSOCIATION, its objectives are further strengthened.
Currently, ABEC has more than 700 associates across Brazil. Collectively, they perform an average of 18,000 pacemaker, defibrillator and resynchronizer implants per year, for Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS) patients, private paying patients or those covered by health insurance.
ABEC publishes quarterly a journal with scientific articles on arrhythmology, electrophysiology and artificial cardiac stimulation. The Journal of Cardiac Arrhythmias (JCA) was created in 1988, initially called Reblampa and later Relampa, before adopting its current name. JCA is indexed by Lilacs and presents cases and research developed by esteemed professionals in the field in Brazil and Latin America.
For more information, visit: www.jca.org.br
It is with great pride and responsibility that I assume the presidency of the Brazilian Association of Arrhythmia, Electrophysiology and Artificial Cardiac Stimulation (ABEC), a society that comprises nearly a thousand members representing the specialty from north to south of the country.
With a legacy spanning over three decades, ABEC (formerly known as DECA) advocates for the aspirations of professionals and actively participates in shaping guidelines and standardizing procedures in collaboration with public and private health entities. Moreover, ABEC plays a crucial role in training professionals and disseminating information on various subjects in arrhythmology for the general population.
As a source of knowledge for professionals, after 10 years of success as International Symposium, we are pleased to announce the 1st ABEC International Congress of Arrhythmia, Electrophysiology and Artificial Cardiac Stimulation, to be held in the city of Salvador (BA), from August 3 to 5 of this year. Our Congress will feature distinguished national and international experts, offering a comprehensive scientific program covering a wide range of topics relevant to arrhythmology at various levels.
We warmly invite all of you to participate in this event, where you will undoubtedly gain a wealth of knowledge in the specialty while enjoying the enchanting city of Salvador.
All the best,
We started with a name change for the event, transforming it into the International Congress of Arrhythmia, Electrophysiology and Artificial Cardiac Stimulation..
Our congress will continue its tradition of a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, specialists in arrhythmias, heart stimulation and electrophysiology, as well as professionals in cardiac imaging, nursing, physiotherapy, physical education and nutrition, that is, a true Heart Team.
The scientific programwill maintain the hybrid model, combining both online and in-person formats. Moreover, the content will be made available on demand (after the conclusion of the congress), and various courses, simulators, and Wet Lab sessions will be held during the congress.
Register now and do not miss the opportunity to participate in this remarkable meeting.
We look forward to seeing you in Salvador from August 3rd to 5th!
The heart, this wonderful pump of the human body, has an electrical system responsible for making the heart contract and relax to perform the noble task of sustaining life. However, very often this highly developed, organized and hierarchical electrical system has alterations that require identification.
Thus, from August 3rd to 5th, 2023, in Salvador, Bahia, the Brazilian Association of Arrhythmia, Electrophysiology and Artificial Cardiac Stimulation (ABEC) will be hosting its International Congress at Centro de Convenções Salvador.
Salvador is a city of warm hospitality, mild temperatures year-round, pristine beaches, and a unique culture with vibrant colors, captivating scents, rhythms and flavors. The fusion of Indigenous, European, and African influences lent the city this rich diversity.
As both the invited president and a Salvador-born, I invite you to join us on this journey of science, connections and enjoyment.
Come check it out! We do not guarantee a perfectly steady heart rhythm (because we are in Salvador, an exciting city), but we promise a great experience!
See you soon!
The International Congress of Electrophysiology, Arrhythmia and Artificial Cardiac Stimulation will take place from August 3rd to 5th, 2023.
Registration provides the right to participate in Congress activities either in person or online, as well as receive a certificate.
Registrations sent by email will not be accepted – use only the registration system.
Keep your proof of payment by bank slip, as this will be used to confirm your registration. Confirmation of your registration will be provided within 5 days after payment.
The supporting documents for the registration types below must be sent to the email [email protected], at the time of registration:
(1) Medical residents - Copy of degree certificate or letter of confirmation of institutional affiliation.
(2) Students and allied health professionals - Copy of the student ID card with expiration date, updated proof of enrollment or statement, on the educational institution's letterhead, informing the period being attended.
If these documents are not provided, the price difference for the MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL category will be charged, corresponding to the late registration fee.
Registrations sent by e-mail will not be accepted – use only the registration system.
Registrations will only be accepted in a single registration type.
The payment receipt will be automatically generated by the event's registration system and will only be issued in the name of the registered attendee, with no possibility of issuing an invoice.
If an attendee wishes to cancel their registration for the Congress, they may request cancellation by emailing the Registration department.
For cancellation requests received by 07/03/2023, a refund of 50% of the amount paid will be provided. Refund requests after this date will not be accepted.
Only the registered attendee may request, if eligible, the reimbursement of the registration fee.
Reimbursements will be directly credited to a bank account held by the attendee.
Registrations are non-transferable.
In compliance with the Brazilian general data protection law (LGPD), we request that you fill out the required field to receive information and updates regarding the International Congress of Arrhythmia, Electrophysiology and Artificial Cardiac Stimulation. This will also allow you to explore networking opportunities with the sponsoring companies.
For any information or clarification regarding the event, please contact ABEV Personalização e Inteligência em Eventos - Registration department, by phone or email below:
Maura Andréia Rocha
WhatsApp +55 51 98910-4873
Contact for all questions – email [email protected]
SUBMISSION PLATFORM - The system will be accessible through a link available on the website of the Congress until 06.01.2023.
To submit your work for the International Congress of Arrhythmia, Electrophysiology and Artificial Cardiac Stimulation, you will follow these steps:
Note: Once a category is selected, it cannot be changed by the Judging Committee, not even by the evaluators.
To ensure that abstracts are considered for evaluation by the Free Topics Judging Committee, please adhere to the following rules:
SPECIFIC STRUCTURE FOR CASE REPORTS:
Abstracts should be structured with:
SPECIFIC STRUCTURE FOR OTHER TYPES OF RESEARCH
To submit in this category, abstracts should be structured as follows:
Only works in which the first author and the presenter are enrolled in medical school or other health-related fields will be accepted.
Free Topics must be submitted only through the online system selected by the congress, in the form of an abstract. Approved submissions will be presented either as oral free topics or posters, as determined by the Free Topics Judging Committee. Abstracts must be unpublished in Brazil and should have not been previously published or presented at national congresses. The author may not submit more than one abstract based on the same research paper.
When submitting the abstract, careful attention should be given to entering the data of all those involved in the free topic(s), as it will not be possible to insert or change the names of authors, co-authors or institutions, or make amendments to the texts after submission.
The system allows a maximum of 2,800 characters or the size of the designated text box for the abstract. It is possible to include tables and figures in the text of the work, although this may result in a reduction in some characters.
Works containing data from the host institution or patient identification data in the title, abstract body or non-anonymized figures and tables will not be considered for evaluation.
The submission of an abstract represents the author(s)’ commitment to present the work, if accepted, during the Congress. It is mandatory for the author(s) to register for the event. There are no limits on the number of abstract submissions from the same author.
To ensure that the work is evaluated by the Judging Committee, it is essential to strictly follow all the guidelines of this regulation.
The selection process will be carried out as follows:
Review and Evaluation – All abstracts received that are in accordance with this regulation will be evaluated by 2 (two) judges who are members of the Free Topics Judging Committee.
The judging criteria include:
Tiebreaker: In case of a tie between the best works, the tiebreaker will be based on the criteria of originality and relevance. If the tie persists, the second tiebreaker criterion will be the score referring to the statistical treatment of the material and methods used.
The best works (3 from each category: clinical arrhythmology/electrophysiology/artificial cardiac stimulation) will be presented at a prominent time in the Congress schedule.
The 9 best case reports will be invited to participate in a special session dedicated to complex cases, commented by a team of highly experienced physicians.
The list of approved works will be available for consultation on the Congress website as of 07.03.2023.
Once the evaluation of the free topics has been completed, the list of approved works will be made available for consultation on the Congress website, as well as the guidelines for the preparation of the poster and/or oral presentation, as of 07.03.2023. Authors with approved papers will also receive electronic correspondence with all necessary information regarding their presentation.
Oral Abstract - Authors are required to make their presentations in person on a day and time that will be informed at the time of acceptance of the work.
Posters - Authors should bring the printed poster for exhibition during the Congress.
Presenters must be either the author or co-author of the work, and registration for the Congress is mandatory. If the first author cannot make the presentation, they must indicate the name of a co-author who will present the work.
ACADEMIC category: only the author or co-author of the work who are enrolled in medical school or other health-related fields can present the work.
The 1st author of an approved free topic who does not make the presentation, without sending one of the co-authors as a replacement or providing prior justification for their absence, will be ineligible to be 1st author for free topics for the following 3 consecutive years.
Note: The registration consists of registration and payment to be considered effective. For free topic submissions, the registration phase will be required, and payment will only be necessary for presentation. In this way, authors will be able to make their registrations only after their work has been approved, if they prefer to wait. Please pay attention to the registration fee amounts, as they may vary according to the table published on the Congress website.
ORAL FREE TOPICS
The 9 best free topics will be selected for presentation in the Oral Free Topic format, where they will be discussed with experts. The distribution of the selected topics will be as follows:
The presentations will follow a sequential order, as listed in the schedule available on the Congress website. All presentations will be conducted in person.
Presentation time allocation:
Presentation: 8 minutes
Debate: 10 minutes
ORAL ABSTRACT AWARDS
The certificate, which will include the names of all authors, will be sent to the registered author/presenter of the free topic from 08.13.2023.
For any information or clarification, please contact ABEV Personalização e Inteligência em Eventos - Registration department, by phone or email below:
WhatsApp +55 51 99408-1367
Have you ever wanted to look beyond the images of radioscopy?
To see how the pacemaker electrode attaches to the muscle?
To understand the relationship of the essential structures for the physiological implant, and why sometimes the anatomy of the coronary sinus poses challenges for the pacemaker specialist?
The Wet Lab Course, now in its second edition, will take place at the International Congress of Arrhythmia, Electrophysiology and Artificial Cardiac Stimulation.
It will be a moment of complete immersion in the cardiac anatomy through guided dissections of swine models, led by experienced instructors. You will revisit key anatomy concepts crucial for everyday problem-solving in the implantation room.
Coordinator: Dr. Bruno Valdigem
August 3rd – 8:00 am to 8:50 am
BASIC WET LAB: Explaining ECG through anatomy
How to locate the origin of arrhythmias? Differentiating atrial fibrillation from atrial tachycardia and atrial flutter
August 3rd – 9:50 am to 10:00 am
WET LAB: Anatomy for the pacemaker specialist
Where exactly is the bundle of His located? What can go wrong in the positioning of the coronary sinus? How to escape the moderator band?
BEAUTY, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND FLEXIBILITY, ALL IN ONE PLACE!
The Salvador Convention Center is a space designed to provide a unique experience for both visitors and event organizers, fully embracing the new reality and implementing strict safety protocols to ensure a secure environment for all attendees.
Currently, the Bahian capital, is considered one of the main destinations for events in Brazil, as recognized by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the leading global organization in the field.
Salvador boasts an international airport operated by Vinci Airports, in addition to a large hotel chain.
ACCOMMODATION, FLIGHTS AND TRANSPORTATION:
TravelCorp is committed to providing excellent care for all attendees. Count on this service, designed to bring participants together and ensure comfort and convenience throughout the event.
Whatsapp: +55 11 96407-3503
Phone: +55 11 3549-2700
Phone: +55 11 99953 4366
Information regarding hotels and fees will be provided soon.