ICE 2018 A Huge Success


ice 2019 banner2018 was the second joint meeting of our society and the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology (ISHNE) and we are very excited to be heading next year to Belgrade, Serbia for ICE 2019!
Abstract deadline is March 1, 2019
Early bird registration deadline is April 1, 2019

 

Adriaan 2014
It is with great sadness that we remember our dear colleague Adriaan van Oosterom, who died Friday afternoon, April 26, in Nijmegen, at the age of 77 with his family by his side. 
With his passion and his intellect, Adriaan has left an indelible mark on the field of bioelectricity. He was greatly appreciated and admired by his colleagues all over the world. Young investigators will remember their first encounter with Adriaan, when he fired sharp questions at them after their presentation at a conference. During the break, Adriaan would seek them out and show his keen interest in and appreciation for their ideas and conclusions. Adriaan could be very direct (even for a Dutchman),  sometimes caught people unawares.  But he was also very open, had a keen sense of fairness, and never hesitated to support his fellow scientists. His PhD students could drop into his office at almost any time; immediately, he would drop whatever he was doing and immerse them in scientific discussions. It is no surprise that his students have carried his tradition of rigor and scientific and personal integrity.
 
Adriaan also played a large role in the ISE; he was the President of the Society from 2009-11 and an International Council member for many years.  He was the chair of the 1995 edition of the ICE, which he hosted in his home town of Nijmegen, even though he was recovering from his first fight with the cancer that eventually overwhelmed him.  He always pushed for improvement and for an active and engaged Council; he always led by example.  

The Journal of Hospital Medicine has just released a new article that brings together leader from our society and our partners at ISHNE to identify the ECG interpretation compatentices for trainees.  The paper addresses the need that "Currently, many medical education programs lack an organized curriculum and competency as- sessment to ensure trainees master this essential skill."  

Find the text of the new paper here and address comments and suggestions to our president, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the corresponding author for the paper. 

The Society is sad to announce the death of Pentti Rautaharju on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018.

Pentti was a real father figure who made a huge contribution to electrocardiography from the introduction of the Minnesota Code in 1960 through so many computer-assisted studies, with a particular interest in epidemiology. 

He was a strong supporter and the International Society of Electrocardiology (ISE), served on the International Council, and hosted the 1993 ICE Conference in Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada. 

Pentti will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by so many.

Our sincere condolences are offered to Pentti’s wife Farida and family.