News & Announcements

HRS Committee Positions

November 7, 2017
To all Physicians & Allied Professionals,

I hope that everyone is enjoying the Autumn season. As many of you are well aware, PACES and HRS continue to work in a collaborative manner along a number of a venues including scientific documents, advocacy, international growth, and partnering in communities.  One way for PACES members to get involved is by joining a community. This message has been well voiced by our current HRS President, George Van Hare MD. The list of communities available to join and expand your network within HRS is well described on the HRS website. (HRS Communities of Practice – “Connect, Network, and Engage”). A Community of Practice is a group of Heart Rhythm Society members who come together to engage, network, and share knowledge and best practices with colleagues in similar areas of practice or who have common professional interests through a variety of platforms. I would encourage you to look at that website.

A second way to get involved is by joining one of the current HRS Committees. For those of you who are unaware of all the active committees within HRS I have listed them below. A more detailed description of all the committees can be found on the HRS Website. Over the last few years, we have been successful in having 1-2 members on nearly every HRS Committee. The term on most of the committees is 2-3 years.  It is not every year that an opportunity to serve on a committee is available.  PACES has been working closely with HRS leadership to identify individuals who we think would add value to the volunteer committees within HRS. Individuals who would like to volunteer on one of the committees as a contributor should have expertise on the subject and demonstrate a strong desire and willingness to serve the society. Volunteer appointments are highly valued within HRS and are based primarily on expertise, length of service within HRS, willingness to commit the time needed, and creating the correct succession plan. Terms are generally staggered to maintain the targeted level of expertise and diversity. Again, not every committee has an opening and reappointments may also be given so as to bring individuals into contact with new members and promote potential future leaders for HRS. The goal of our collaboration and understanding with HRS is that the PACES leadership would put forth 2-3 names to the current HRS President for a possible pediatric committee nomination if a position is available.

If you are interested in volunteering to be on an HRS Committee please reply to me by November 30, 2017 with a brief description as to which committee you would like to be considered for and your experience as it relates to that particular area of interest. Most committees have a junior member on them who is assigned to a senior mentor. As such, junior members should also consider whether this is something they would like to pursue.  In addition, almost every committee has an allied professional member.  

If you have more specific questions please feel free to reach out to me. Please have all responses back to the PACES EC by November 30, 2017.

HRS Committees
Audit Committee, CME Compliance Subcommittee, Communications Committee, Education Committee, Education Program and Services Subcommittee, Ethics Committee, Fellowship Subcommittee, Governance Committee, Health Policy Committee, History Subcommittee, Membership Committee, Nominations Subcommittee, Patient and Caregivers Subcommittee, Reimbursement and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee, Scientific and Clinical Documents Committee, Scientific Sessions Committee.


Mitchell Cohen MD CCDS CEPS FACC FHRS                          
President of the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society