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


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Our Young Community group has created their own Twitter hashtag and will be driving the use of social media for the ISE and the upcoming ICE 2019.  Here are some ideas to encourage you!

  • Official hashtags:
    • #ICE_2019: International Congress on Electrocardiology 2019
    • #ISE_YC: ISE Young Community
  • Use the official hashtag #ICE_2019 in all your Tweets.
  • Tweet the major relevant findings and highlights.
  • Crop your slides before posting.
  • Tagging other members will allow them to participate in the conversation
  • Don’t have time to tweet? Follow #ICE_2019 and #ISE_YC and stay engaged!
  • Learn more about Twitter here.

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.

Adrian Baranchuk completes term as ISE President

Adrian Baranchuk

Dear Colleagues and friends

It has been an incredible privilege to serve as President of the International Society of Electrocardiology for the period 2017-2019.

I will remain close to our Society assisting Tom when deemed necessary. I will also continue to help from my position in the Journal.

As I move to my next academic challenge, I remain thankful for all the great opportunities that this position as President of the ISE gave me. I will never forget these 2 years. I met extraordinary people and I also learned how to lead from exceptional mentors. Thanks to each one of you.

See you all in Belgrade, Serbia for the ICE 2019!

Yours sincerely,

Adrian Baranchuk MD FACC FRCPC FCCS
Professor of Medicine / Queen’s University
President, International Society of Electrocardiology (2017-2019)            
Editor in Chief, Journal of Electrocardiology                                                                                         

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. 

In Memory of Fred Kornreich

Only shortly after Pentti, his dear friend and another pioneer in our field has also passed.  We are sad to report that Fred Kornreich passed away on August 20, 2018.  Fred was trained as a cardiologist and became fascinated with BSPM and statistics so he set out to link features of the ECG available only from BSPM with diseases.  He traveled to all the leading BSPM labs of the day and created a network, one that sustained him personally and professionally for the rest of his career.  Some of you are members of the network, no doubt.