|Why donate? Listen to Peter R. Kowey, MD, FHRS discuss the importance of the Foundation's role, what inspired his generosity and thoughts on the next generation (WMV file).
The Heart Rhythm Foundation's mission is to enhance the prevention and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders by supporting the research, education and advocacy efforts of the Heart Rhythm Society. Our goal is to promote a culture of giving in service to this mission. Learn more about our generous Millennium Society donors — healthcare and business professionals, patients, as well as their family members, friends, and other individuals who are passionate about the mission of the Foundation and desire to lead the way toward its success.
Make A Difference by Giving to the Heart Rhythm Society - As another year draws to a close, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) can reflect on the progress we've made in advancing the treatment and prevention of cardiac rhythm disorders through our research, education, and advocacy efforts. Our success is built on the contributions of many, including our generous donors like you.
With your support, we can continue to promote important provider and patient education programs and advance health care policies to ensure that patients with heart rhythm disorders receive the best possible information and care.
Here are just a few of our accomplishments in 2012:
- Implemented our first Citywide Awareness Campaign for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in conjunction with our Annual Scientific Sessions in Boston;
- Held a Congressional Briefing featuring Society President-Elect Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, CCDS, during AFib Awareness Month to educate Capitol Hill staffers on the human and economic burden of AFib;
- Introduced a new awareness campaign, "Arrest the Risk," in partnership with the Association of Black Cardiologists. "Arrest the Risk" aims to overcome the barriers to proper diagnosis and treatment of SCA, particularly in the African American and Hispanic populations, which are disproportionately affected. Emmy Award-winning journalist Shaun Robinson is lending her voice and support to the campaign;
- Awarded the prestigious Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), recognizing the Society as a leading provider of continuing medical education in our field;
- Launched a brand new website, www.HRSonline.org, to enhance the user experience and make our valuable provider and patient resources more easily accessible.
By contributing to HRS, you are advancing our ongoing efforts to reduce death and disability due to cardiac arrhythmia disorders around the world. Your continued support has a positive impact on millions of individuals who live each day with heart rhythm disorders.
To help make a difference, please consider a donation to HRS. Giving is easy. Donate online at www.HRSonline.org/Giving, or send your contribution by mail to HRS at the address below. If you have questions, please contact Betsy Bogdansky at 202-464-3454 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Thank you for your continued support.
James H. Youngblood
Chief Executive Officer
Heart Rhythm Society
Architects of the Future - Every donation matters! In order to provide a mechanism for philanthropy at any level of giving and to recognize the ongoing support of its donors, the Architects of the Future campaign, where cumulative giving is recorded, was founded. Learn more »
Furman Travel Scholarships - The Furman Fund of the Heart Rhythm Foundation has established three travel scholarships for promising individuals to attend Heart Rhythm 2013, May 8-11, in Denver, CO. Learn more »
June 2012 - The 2012 Distinguished Award recipients gave thought-provoking interviews while at the HRS 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions in Boston.
Interview with Harry G. Mond, MD, FHRS, CCDS: Pioneer in Pacing and Electrophysiology Award
Interview with John M. Miller, MD, FHRS: Distinguished Teacher Award
Interview with Anne B. Curtis, MD, FHRS: Distinguished Service Award
Interview with Arthur A. M. Wilde, MD, PhD: Distinguished Scientist Award
Listen to interviews from previously honored Society members:
Distinguished Scientist Award, Arthur J. Moss, MD, FHRS, 2011
Pioneer In Cardiac Pacing And Electrophysiology, Frank I. Marcus, MD, FHRS, 2011
Distinguished Teacher Award, Samuel Asirvatham, MD, FHRS, 2011
May 2012 -The Heart Rhythm Foundation continues to inform our public and donors about occurrences this past year. Donors are recognized from the Millennium Society to the inaugural members of the "Architects of the Future" and Furman scholars are acknowledged on their awarding of the Furman Fund scholarship. Learn more »
May 2012 - Heart Rhythm Foundation Reflects on 2012 Achievements
Ensuring the Continued Success of the Heart Rhythm Foundation
If you have an insurance policy but no longer need to protect your family, consider donating it to the Heart Rhythm Foundation (HRF). You will receive an immediate tax deduction and the knowledge that you will help maintain the beat of the Heart Rhythm Foundation. In addition, if an individual names HRF as beneficiary or gifts the policy itself (making HRF the owner and beneficiary), HRF can benefit. If one continues to pay the premium but gifts the policy to HRF, then one can deduct the premium payments.
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Furman Fund Travel Scholarship Awardees Named
The Furman Fund of the Heart Rhythm Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of three travel scholarships to this year's 33rd Heart Rhythm Annual Scientific Sessions to be held in Boston, MA. Learn more »
Contribute to The Furman Fund, established to honor Seymour Furman, MD, FHRS (1931-2006) and educate the world about the cardiac arrhythmia field. Learn more »
April 25, 2012 — Dr. Dirk Durrer (1918-1984) and the Durrer laboratory
This year, the EP History Program (Friday, May 11th, Noon to 1:30 pm) celebrates Dr. Dirk Durrer, a remarkable man, and his remarkable laboratory. Dirk Durrer was born on April 19th1918 in Schiedam, a small harbor in the Netherlands. He studied in Leiden and Utrecht and graduated in 1943 just before Utrecht University was ordered to close down by the Nazi regime. Durrer had been fascinated by the work of pioneers in cardiology as Willem Einthoven, Karl Wenckebach, Thomas Lewis and Frank Wilson. Durrer was stimulated to focus on cardiology, not only clinically, but also experimentally.
Come and share this important history of Cardiac Electrophysiology presented by Drs Janse, Kleber, Wilde, Coronel, Opthof and Wellens.