January 25-27, 2018 Events Center, Festival City, Dubai, UAE



Dear Colleagues,


It gives us great pleasure to announce the 2018 edition of the Gulf Arrhythmia Congress, the official scientific sessions of the Saudi Heart Rhythm Society (SHRS) and Gulf Heart Rhythm Society (GHRS). The Gulf Arrhythmia Congress (GAC) is the result of the aligned visions of the two professional societies to organize a state-of-the-science meeting in the Gulf and wider region highlighting the latest developments in the field of arrhythmia and cardiac electrophysiology.


The GAC sessions will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from January 25th to 27th, 2018. GAC is the official meeting of the SHRS and GHRS and is targeting electrophysiologists and other healthcare providers involved in the management of cardiac arrhythmias. We are determined to grow this meeting into the flagship arrhythmia congress in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region. The congress is endorsed by regional societies including the Saudi Heart Association, Gulf Heart Association, Emirates Cardiac Society, Kuwait Cardiac Society and Oman Heart Association. A distinguished faculty of leading electrophysiologists has been assembled to steer the congress and the development of its scientific program.


We are confident that the success of such an event is dependent on the strong participation and valuable contribution of our colleagues from the regional and global heart rhythm community. We therefore invite you to be part of this important initiative and partner with us to launch the most successful educational and professional congress in the field of electrophysiology in our region.


Dr. Abdulmohsen Almusaad
Saudi Heart Rhythm Society

Dr. Adel Khalifa Sultan Hamad
Gulf Heart Rhythm Society



  • Electrophysiologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Allied Health
  • Residents


Accreditation is sought from European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC)


Tracks on:

  • The Implantable Defibrillator
  • Cardiac Rhythm Device Trouble Shooting
  • Best of Europace
  • AF And Stroke
  • Best of HRS
  • Familial Arrhythmic Syndrome: Regional & Global Perspectives
  • Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • EP Cases for the Real World
  • Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation


Tracks on:

  • Advances in Device Therapies for Heart Failure and Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death including New Lead Technologies (Quadripolar Leads) and Subcutaneous ICDs
  • Advances in Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation including developments in energy sources, mapping systems, and catheters
  • Advances in Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias including epicardial ablation
  • Invasive and Non-invasive Evaluation of Syncope
  • Prevention of Stroke in AF with Novel Drugs and Devices (LAA Occlusion)
  • Advances in Pacing (Novel Pacing Algorithms, Leadless Pacemakers)
  • Hereditary Arrhythmia Syndromes