it is a pleasure for us to announce once again, the organization of the XVIII Edition of Progress in Clinical Pacing (Rome, December 4-6, 2018).
The last Edition of the Meeting was really successful with a number of participants coming from 84 countries (approximately 25% more than the previous edition) significantly higher than in the previous meetings.
The Asia-Pacific area, especially Japan, India, China, the Arabic Region, South America and East Europe increased notably their active participation in the Scientific Program.
All the major Companies working in the field of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology were present at the exhibition area and contributed to the Scientific Program with high-level Satellite Sessions.
We hope that the XVII Edition of Progress in Clinical Pacing will represent the physiological continuation of the previous one and that more and more doctors expert or interested in cardiac arrhythmias will participate as active Faculty Members.
The Scientific Program will deal, as usual, with the most interesting topics, technological innovations, new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, health economy.
Much space will be dedicated to interactive sessions and debates in the Arena with the participation of the audience.
Technological innovations and new clinical data will be presented by the Industries in the Speaker’s Corner in the Exhibition Area.
A Special Exhibition of old pacemakers and defibrillators will be organized to show, particularly to the younger doctors, the fascinating history of cardiac implantable devices.
The expected faculty will include more than 500 scientists coming from various Continents.
Furthermore, the Course for Allied Professionals which is usually attended by more than 300 nurses and technicians will be once more organized, hopefully with an increased attendance.
We really hope that the positive trend in participation, observed in the previous meetings will continue also for the XVIII Progress in Clinical Pacing and that it will be an occasion, once more, to meet all together, in the nice Roman Christmas atmosphere and discuss of science and life.
A warm welcome to Rome by Progress in Clinical Pacing Scientific Committee.
Massimo Santini, MD
Luca Santini, MD
„Progress in Clinical Pacing has been always and still is a great opportunity to foster virtuos scientific networks among EPs and a tremendous learning platform for young cardiologists.“
„The Progress in Clinical Pacing meeting gives opportunity to exchange news in science and technical advances building networks and friendship in the eternal city of Rome.“
“Since the beginning, Progress in Clinical Pacing has been a great place where to learn and debate how innovation in the arrhythmology sector can create value for physicians and patients. In a challenging healthcare market, in-depth medical education around new technologies will play a much bigger role moving forward.”
“One of my first international presentations took place at Progress in Clinical Pacing. Since then, I have attended every meeting for more than 20 years and it has always been a highlight and important event for me. Particularly the familiar atmosphere facilitates interaction and communication of new ideas in the field of pacing, device therapy, and other fields of electrophysiology.”
„We would like to recognize the significant contribution of the Progress in Clinical Pacing Faculty members to supporting ongoing educational development within the Asia Pacific region. Specific note being for the recent CSA Congress, in Hangzhou China where Dr Luca Santini (Italy) provided key note lectures on CRT Optimization and travelled extensively within China in support of regional educational activities.“
„Progress in Clinical Pacing: a real international scientific experience in the heart of Italy.“
“I have participated to Clinical Cardiac Pacing since 1996 and I always found this meeting very interesting, every conference have many news in the field of electrophysiology. The incredible magic city of Rome makes this venue as one of the most exciting meeting.”
“I have had the pleasure of participating in nearly every Progress in Clinical Pacing congress, ever since Prof. Massimo Santini created this international meeting already in 1984. He and his scientific board have succeeded in bringing together world leaders in cardiac pacing, later in implantable defibrillation, and more recently therapies for heart failure and atrial fibrillation. The scientific program has always been top-notch, with “hot topics” leading the agenda; and, very often major contributors (one example I recall, Arthur Moss) - providing master lectures, often as the introduction to a given year’s meeting. The organizers have also not forgotten the social amenities, providing fine facilities and helping participants and spouses with social program opportunities. “PCP” has also served as a great educational opportunity of younger physicians in the field. I can only compliment Prof. Santini, now helped greatly by his nephew, Luca, in this important endeavor.
“The 2018 edition of the Progress in Clinical Pacing will provide an occasion to share the latest updates on cardiac electrophysiology and device therapy in a unique environment with national and international colleagues and friends.”
„First of all, I would like to express congratulations on this successfully hosting this long-lasting and wonderful meeting, Progress in Clinical Pacing. It is always my great pleasure to share the knowledge and experience in clinical arrhythmias among many participants from all over the world. Through the history of the Progress in Clinical Pacing, the establishment of Euro-Japan Arrhythmia Forum (EJAF) is the most impressive achievement for both Japanese and European participants. In EJAF, we have discussed various topics on basic and clinical arrhythmia management. The first EJAF program began with the mutual collaboration between Professor Massimo Santini and myself. Since then, the Japanese Heart Rhythm Society (JHRS) endorsed this fantastic international activity and it continues to thrive today. On behalf of JHRS and as the chairperson of the European Relations Committee, I, hereby offer a special thanks to Prof. Massimo Santini and wish great success of the Progress in Clinical Pacing 2018.“
„Progress in Clinical Pacing is one of the most important scientific medical meetings. Has been from the beginning in 1984 a permanent updating for Latin Americans and the entire World. The most remarkable aspects are the possibility to contact International experts in a very warm environment and the friendship beeing the basic way of communication.“
„Thank you for your invitation. I would like to say... great Meeting in Rome and go ahead to connect the World of Cardiology.“
„The Progress in Clinical Pacing meeting provided a superb opportunity to hear from key opinion leaders and learn about the latest developments in pacing and electrophysiology, all in the back drop of the beautiful city of Rome.“
„Delicate program with outstanding faculties and wonderful hospitality.“
“Progress in Clinical Pacing is great! It has given a chance to the youngsters in electrophysiology to present their signs of professional growing since 1984. Actually, I am one of them (used to be). It is obvious to me that, what a wonderful School is a consequence of the heavy and hard work of a huge team of professionals, associates and organizers but an inspirational role of professor Massimo Santini is beyond praise. 33 years is a symbol! Age of maturity and at the same time, the symbol of the new time to Progress!”
"A highly scientific international platform on clinical electrophysiology and implatable devices, now has become a tradition. A very friendly atmosphere for networking."
„I can affirm, without any doubt, that it represents the most important update in the field of clinical and invasive arrhythmology during which, the most renowned cardiologists, share and discuss about the most innovative technologies and therapies.“
"I have been lucky enough to participate to the meeting Progress in Clinical Pacing since the very beginning, more than 30 years ago. It has always been a place where you can learn a lot, update your knowledge and certainly more specific to this meeting, tackle very tough issues selected by the programme committee during strong but friendly debates . New data and new techniques have often been presented during the sessions as well. The number of participants of the meeting gives the opportunity to have time to meet colleagues, leaders and engineers between and after the official sessions, to share fruitful discussions with them respective protocols, opinions and experiences. Hope that this kind of meeting will continue for the benefit of the younger elctrophysiologists."
„An iconic meeting that has shepherded the development of modern arrhythmology. Three decades of state of art advances, cardiac pacing and clinical electrophysiology. In the eighties, defibrillation and ablation in the nineties and the advent of interventional electrophysiology in this century. Nearly every key opinion leader has spoken here and worldwide interactions have advanced this discipline.“
“ I have attended Progress in Clinical Pacing multiple times over the 33 years since its inception. Always a great faculty and enjoyable meeting with emphasis on the new and innovative therapies.”
A friendly, interesting meeting. Three days to update your knowledge for the remaining year.
„Progress in Clinical Pacing is a milestone of the electrophysiology meetings in Europe since many years. Its top scientific level has been guaranteed over the years by the presence of most famous electrophysiologists in the world. Different from the huge international meetings in the field (European Heart Rhythm Association meeting, Heart Rhythm Society meeting), its size offers the opportunity of closer scientific exchanges.“
„I have the privilege of attending the Progress in Clinical Pacing congress since its inception in 1984 and have watched with admiration how the congress scientific program reflected with precision the tremendous development in the field of cardiac pacing and clinical electrophysiology for the last 34 years. It has become one of the few significant biennial congresses in this field with the added privilege of its host city, the eternal ROMA.“
„Progress in Clinical Pacing, established since 1984, has a long tradition of providing information on major development in management of patients with arrhythmia."
„Progress in Clinical Pacing brings arrhythmia specialists and practicing cardiologists together for scientific highlights and intimate exchange – an exciting highlight of international cardiology conferences since more than thirty years. Rome in December – the best place to get the latest update in cardiac electrophysiology.“
Progress in Clinical Pacing has been a "must" event to attend for the past few decades...I wouldn't miss for anything in the world! The chance to learn about the most relevant science, in a friendly and collegial atmosphere is what makes this meeting unique.
„I do enjoy coming to this meeting. Italy is a long way from Montréal and it is 100% worth it. I personally prefer the smaller meetings (compared to HRS or EHRA) where quality make up for quantity. The symposium compares to the larger international meetings in terms of level of the presentations, the program is always comprehensive and covers most of the fields I am interested in (and some more). The expertise of the presenters and the fact that it's a smaller audience makes it so that learning is at the same time easy and pleasant! Over the years, I have never regretted attending. and Rome... my favorite city!“
„Progress in Clinical Pacing is a meeting that will be in its 18th edition next year. I have attended and spoken at every one of them. For me, it is an essential part of our specialty for learning what is new and networking with colleagues.“
“The International Symposia on Progress in Clinical Pacing organized biannually since 1984 by Professor Santini in Rome have stood the test of time and have been established as a key contributor to continuing medical education not only for trainees but also for specialists (cardiologists and electrophysiologists) involved in cardiac pacing and arrhythmia management. It has been a great honor for me to participate in many of these superb Rhythmology Meetings in the eternal city of Rome.“
“I have enjoyed and benefited from learning and networking with colleagues at Progress in Clinical Pacing for many years, early on, as Professor at Case Western Reserve University and now as Chief Medical Officer and divisional vice president at Abbott.”
“Since the very beginning of its existence, Progress in Clinical Pacing has focused on novel treatment approaches and high-tech advancements. The tremendous historic success of this congress has vaulted it to a position of prominence and distinction.“
“The thoughts that come to my mind when evoking the Progress: Rome in winter, the best world experts, good friends…magical, exciting, moments in a magical city and atmosphere. No other meeting can compare. ”
“I have always enjoyed attending the Progress in Clinical Pacing Meeting. As one of the most longstanding congresses in the field of pacing and defibrillation, it is a unique gathering of experts from around the world who share updates on clinical medicine, science and innovation. I look forward to attending the next congress planned for 2018 in Rome.”