Special Sessions 2018 

Since the 2016 conference CinC has hosted “Special Sessions” at its annual conference.  These sessions are proposed by members of the society and approved by the CinC Board.  The aim of special sessions is to offer conference attendees a window for promoting emerging research themes. 

The call for special sessions typically opens early in the year of the conference and closes in March.  Proposals are evaluated by the CinC Board of Directors based on the timeliness of the topic, its uniqueness, and its ability to bring together key researchers.  The calls for special sessions for the 2018 conference has now closed.  There were 7 outstanding applications submitted for the special sessions this year and the Board has selected the following.  Please plan at least one of these into your CinC visit as these have quickly become some of the most exciting and well attended sessions of the conference. 

1. Personalized medicine through integration of imaging and cardiac modeling: state of the art and prospects

Pietro Bonizzi, PhDDepartment of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Matthijs Cluitmans, MD, PhDCARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2. Bioimpedance monitoring in cardiovascular diseases 

Pieter Vandervoort, MDHasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium

Chris Van HoofKU Leuven, Belgium

Christophe Smeets, PhD, Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium

3. Physics-based Versus Machine-learning Approaches to Electrocardiographic Inverse Problems: Connections and Gaps

Linwei Wang, PhD, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA

Dana Brooks, PhD, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA