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Mission Statement of the Heart Rhythm Society

UpBeat.org is brought to you by The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), a 501(c)(3) international nonprofit organization.

Founded in 1979, HRS is a leading resource on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. The Society represents medical, allied health, and science professionals from more than 70 countries who specialize in cardiac rhythm disorders.

Mission: to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education, and optimal health care policies and standards. Vision: to end death and suffering due to heart rhythm disorders.

HRS develops and delivers the highest of educational programs for physicians and allied health professionals and services based on its current Strategic Plan under the guidance of a Board of Trustees. Members and staff adhere to the HRS Code of Ethics and Professional Standards.

Content for the Society's certified and non-certified education is developed and maintained by internationally-recognized faculty members. These education programs include online learning, as well as live in-person learning, such as the annual Heart Rhythm Annual Scientific Sessions and Interpro AFib Forum.

Revenues generated from education programs and grants enable the Society to carry out their mission. The solicitation and use of commercial support is strictly governed by the Society's Code of Ethics and Professional Standards, conflict of interest and disclosure policies, letters of agreement, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Standards for Commercial Support and Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and Code of Ethics for Interactions with Health Care Professionals.