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Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms
Gordon Research Conference

Conference Information

Status

Active

Initial Year

2003

Discipline

Biological

Categories

Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

Cardiac arrhythmias are the major cause of mortality and morbidity in the developed world. Yet, the mechanisms of deadly arrhythmias remain to be elucidated. The main goal of this biannual Gordon Research Conference is to explore the fundamental mechanisms of the most complex arrhythmias, including atrial and ventricular fibrillation. New approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiac arrhythmias will require the use of highly sophisticated tools that, in many cases, would consist of combinations of multiple technologies including novel imaging modalities, genetics, molecular and structural biology, tissue engineering, immunochemistry, patch-clamping, optical and high density electrode mapping of electrical wave propagation, and computer modeling. This field is represented by outstanding investigators at the forefront of research and experts in molecular biology, cellular electrophysiology, biomedical engineering, mathematics and clinical cardiology. This conference provides a forum to interact and share ideas about the role of numerous factors in the mechanisms of complex cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2017 Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms
Model Systems, Emerging Technologies and Precision Medicine in Arrhythmia Research and Therapeutic Development
Feb 5-10 Ventura Beach Marriott Gail A. Robertson
2015 Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms
The Surprising Heart: A Hetero-Cellular, Multi-Physics, and Inter-Disciplinary Challenge
Mar 22-27 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Peter Kohl
2013 Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms Feb 17-22 Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express Mario Delmar
2011 Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms
Systems Approaches to Cardiac Arrhythmia Research
Feb 13-18 Hotel Galvez James N. Weiss
2009 Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms
Translational Aspects of Cardiac Arrhythmia Research
Feb 15-20 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Natalia A. Trayanova
2007 Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms Mar 18-23 Ventura Beach Marriott Igor R. Efimov
2005 Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms Feb 20-25 Santa Ynez Valley Marriott Jose Jalife
2003 Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms Aug 10-15 Colby-Sawyer College Guy Salama
Jose Jalife
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