Heart Rhythm Society holds town hall meeting

Meeting to discuss proposed recommendations on performance policies for pacemakers and ICDs

The Heart Rhythm Society is holding a Health Policy Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, May 17 in Boston to discuss its newly-proposed draft policy recommendations for pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) performance. Representatives from the Heart Rhythm Society, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), device manufacturers and patient advocacy organizations will participate in a series of panels to discuss the draft recommendations.

The three panels and facilitators include discussions on:

1. Recommendations to FDA

  • Leslie A. Saxon, MD, University of Southern California University Hospital (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Bram D. Zuckerman, MD, FDA (Rockville, MD)
2. Recommendations to Industry
  • William H. Maisel, MD, Harvard Medical School, Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA)
  • Timothy D. Samsel, BS, Medtronic, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)
3. Recommendations for Clinicians/Patients
  • Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, The Care Group, LLC (Indianapolis, IN)
  • D. Wyn Davies, MD, St. Mary's Hospital (London, England)

The town hall meeting is part of HEART RHYTHM 2006, the Heart Rhythm Society's 27th Annual Scientific Sessions, May 17-20, in Boston.

What:Health Policy Town Hall Meeting

Who:Meeting Chairs:

  • Anne B. Curtis, M.D., President, Heart Rhythm Society
  • Mark D. Carlson, M.D., Treasurer, Heart Rhythm Foundation

When:Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 1:00-4:00 PM ET

Where:Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA.
Room 253 ABC

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The dial-in line for credentialed media is 866-223-2287. Please contact Rebecca Leaf at rleaf@gymr.com or 202-745-5051 to receive the passcode. This is a listen-only line.

About the Heart Rhythm Society
The Heart Rhythm Society is the international leader in science, education and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients, and the primary information resource on heart rhythm disorders. Its mission is to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education and optimal health care policies and standards. Incorporated in 1979 and based in Washington, DC, it has a membership of over 4,300 heart rhythm professionals in over 65 countries around the world.


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