News & Announcements

New PACES Research Studies: 1) Fetal Diagnosis of long QT syndrome 2) Heart Sounds study for detection of emergent complete AV block in the fetus

January 5, 2017

Dear PACES members
Dr. Bettina Cuneo (Children's Hospital Colorado) has two ongoing multi-center research studies for which participation is requested :
  1. Fetal Diagnosis of long QT syndrome
  2. Heart Sounds study for detection of emergent complete AV block
The design of the study protocol has been reviewed and approved by PACES.

Please contact Bettina Cuneo at if you would like to learn more about the projects. The protocols for both studies are attached.
Best Wishes
Maully Shah
VP of Research

Multi -Center Research Project Query

December 21, 2016

Award Reminders: the Paul C. Gillette (PCG) Award & the SADS Foundation Courts K. Cleveland Jr. Young Investigator Awards

December 9, 2016
Dear PACES members:
Many of you will start making your travel arrangements for the Heart Rhythm Sessions in Chicago. Plans are well underway for PACES events. There will be a research meeting on Tuesday morning, followed by the PACES symposium “Controversies in EP”. Registration will be required for the latter, as space is limited.  
As well, a friendly reminder for upcoming research award deadlines from Dr Maully Shah, your VP Research:

The Paul C. Gillette (PCG) Award

The PCG/Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) Research Grant is sponsored by the family of Paul C. Gillette to develop and sustain clinical and translational research directed at children and adults with congenital and acquired pediatric electrophysiology diseases. Noteworthy updates for the 2017 award are the following: 
  • Early and mid-career physicians and scientists (defined as the first 10 years of clinical and/or research career, after completion of an electrophysiology fellowship or PhD)  are eligible.
  • Allied health professional applicants at any stage in their clinical carrier are eligible.
Please refer to the PCG award application for the most up to date information. The deadline for receiving applications is March 1, 2017.

SADS Foundation Courts K. Cleveland, Jr. Young Investigator Awards in Pediatric Cardiac Channelopathy Research

The annual SADS Foundation Courts K. Cleveland Jr. Young Investigator Awards in Cardiac Channelopathy Research will continue to recognize two outstanding, original academic works in the field of cardiac channelopathies (BASIC SCIENCE category and TRANSLATIONAL/CLINICAL SCIENCE category).
  • The first author candidate should be an undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident, fellow, postdoctoral fellow or junior investigator within his/her first 3 years of faculty appointment.
Please refer to the SADS award application ( for the most up to date information for the most up to date information. The deadline for receiving applications is March 26, 2017

PACES Research Patrick Joyce Allied Professional Award

Awards will be for PACES allied professional members. Priority will be given to those who have submitted an abstract to HRS regardless if abstract gets accepted and who do not have financial support to attend the sessions. Research on long QT syndrome and other sudden death conditions will be considered favorably. We will accept applications from PACES allied professional members who have not submitted research to HRS but who have demonstrated a commitment to research either independently or collaboratively.

For more information, please see the award application.

As we near the end of 2016, the Executive would like to wish you a happy holiday season and a peaceful New Year.
Shubhayan Sanatani
President, PACES

PACES Fall Newsletter

November 2, 2016

PACES Research News - Revised Eligibility Criteria for the Paul C. Gillette Award

October 31, 2016
We are excited to announce new and revised eligibility criteria for the prestigious Paul C. Gillette Award.  Early and mid- career physicians and scientists in the first 10 years of their professional career and all allied health professionals at any stage in their career are now eligible to apply for the awardPlease remember the deadline is March 1, 2017. We would also like to give a shout out to following principle investigators for their PACES approved Multi Center Studies.
  • Dr. Lindsey Malloy-Walton: Intravenous Sotalol in Pediatric and Congenital Patients
  • Dr. Seshadri Balaji: Time course of sinus node function recovery in patients with sinus node dysfunction noted immediately after congenital heart surgery
  • Dr. Peter Aziz- Lone atrial fibrillation in pediatric patients – who is at risk for recurrence?
Finally, stay tuned for a survey of the PACES membership regarding the feasibility of a shared IRB platform to facilitate multi-center studies.
Maully Shah, MBBS
VP of Research

The Genetics of Heart & Vascular Disease Course - Register Today!

August 18, 2016


This 1½ day CME course is to have experts in the fi eld of cardiovascular genetics detail
the important role of genetics in the diagnosis, risk stratifi cation, and treatment of diseases
affecting the heart and the blood vessels.
Topics covered will include, Genomics 101, Genetic Purgatory, Sudden Death Predisposing
Channelopathies: Diagnostic, Prognostic, & Therapeutic Implications of Genetic Testing,
Pharmacogenetics of Coronary Artery Disease, and Genetics of Lipidemias and the

Unique Features: Audience response system to enhance immediate feedback. Easy
access to faculty members. One-on-one interaction. Efforts will be made to introduce
the clinical applications using new technology, however, there is no hands-on experience
provided. Self-assessment questions to gauge outcome.


Or view the course brochure for more information.

Picking Up The Pace Newsletter - May 2016

May 18, 2016

Table of Contents for May 2016

  • Letter from the President
  • A Word from Maully Shah, VP of Research
  • Vicki Freedenberg, the new Allied Professional Representative and Patrick Joyce Award Winner
  • 2016 Award Winners
  • PACES Research Meeting
  • A Word from our Scientific Program Chairs
  • Formalizing our Quality Improvement Work:  A Call for Help
  • Upcoming Meetings of Interest
Click here to read the newsletter.

PACES 2015 Annual Board Meeting Minutes

July 12, 2015
Minutes now available.
View the minutes for the PACES 2015 Annual Meeting. 

PACES Research Newsletter - Feburary 2014

February 1, 2015
Now Availalable
PACES Research Newsletter - Feburary 2014

PACES 2015 Research Newsletter

July 12, 2015
Summary of 2015 Research Meeting Now Available
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