2019 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm. Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference: Save the Date

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As you probably know, we’ve set the dates and location for this year’s Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Conference: August 9–11 at the Fairmont Dallas.

At StopAfib.org, we’re working hard to finalize the faculty and agenda for this year’s conference. So far, we’ve confirmed Dr. Prystowsky, who has long been an ally of our organization and an advocate for patients. He’s passionate about getting patients a seat at the table so they can share their insights with doctors regarding the treatment process.

As the Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital and the Discussant for the recent CABANA Study (which he talks about in the third set of master class videos, here), he’s at the forefront of the afib field.

A quick note about Dr. Prystowsky’s role as Discussant for the CABANA Study: The Discussant for any study is the expert chosen to review the brand-new data and present the implications of it at a medical conference. The fact that the Heart Rhythm Society (the medical society for electrophysiologists) chose Dr. Prystowsky as the Discussant for the CABANA Study means he’s one of the foremost experts in the world on the topic of afib.

Plus, every year he has spoken at the Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, Dr. Prystowsky has spent a significant amount of time sitting with attendees and answering their questions.

For these reasons, we consider his presence at the conference invaluable and are grateful that he takes the time to do this for us, the patients.

We’re working hard on the agenda and faculty and will announce more details soon.

For now, though, mark the dates on your calendar so you can begin making plans to travel to Dallas this August.

2 Responses to 2019 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm. Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference: Save the Date

  • Joey Hakim says:

    Hello my name is Joey and I have had Afib for 23 yrs. I’ve also had over 10 procedures done to try to cure my afib. Some of them were ablation sand some were mini maze procedures. I still have afib and was wondering if anyone knew if there were any new procedures or improvements in the procedures I previously had done please let me know. I’m symptomatic and have the worse bouts of a fib and still with 4 medications, it’s still a problem and debilitating. Does anyone have an answer by chance? Thank you in advance!!

    • Brenna Lara says:

      Hi Joey,

      Thank you for sharing your afib story and your past procedures. You may be interested in joining our patient discussion forum (http://forum.stopafib.org/index.php) to connect with other patients who collectively have a great amount of knowledge and experience. You may want to post your story and questions there, and you may also learn a lot from others who have already shared their experience.

      You’ll need to join to see and participate in the discussion. To do so, go to forum.stopafib.org, and click on the big red button that says, “Sign Up”. Once you sign up by registering your email address, your preferred username, and a password, you’ll receive an email to confirm your interest in joining the forum. Click on the confirmation link in that email, and you are ready to go. You’ll be able to log into the forum, read the discussions, and participate. I hope that you are able to find others to connect with there that can give you advice, suggestions, and hope.

      For more information on afib and afib management, we have many resources available to you.
      • News Stories on afib http://www.stopafib.org/news.cfm
      • Patient Resources at MyAfibExperience.org

      We wish you sinus rhythm. Please let me know if you need help registering for the forum or if you need help with anything else at all.

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