The Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference changes lives every year. Will it change yours?

You’re Invited to the Premier Conference for Those Living with Afib, at a New Afib-Friendly Location Just Minutes From DFW Airport.

Discover What’s Happening at the Forefront of Research and Treatment, So You Can Start Taking Control of Your Health and Life.

Join us and hundreds of other afib patients and their family members to get the very latest information and, quite possibly, begin finding your solution.

It IS possible to manage your afib and enjoy your life again! When you join us August 9–11 in Dallas, Texas, we’ll show you how.

Mellanie True Hills
Founder, StopAfib.org

Our annual Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference is exceptional—and effective—because we plan every last detail with you in mind.

It’s a labor of love. We are passionate about you finding your afib solution, and we’re thrilled every time someone tells us they are managing their afib or living afib free as a result of what they learned at the conference.  

That’s why I’m willing to travel the country (even the world) to find the very latest in afib research and treatment, and faculty members who are the créme de la créme. It even meant finding a new location this year.

I traveled extensively to look for locations that would make attending the conference as easy as possible for you. I considered how far you’d have to walk after arriving at various airports and how far you’d have to walk to get around our host hotel. A clear winner emerged, and we’re excited about our new location, which is about five minutes from the DFW airport in Dallas: the DFW Airport Marriott (North).  I’ll share more details later. 

While everyone experiences afib differently, our goal is for you to get patient-centered information, in patient-friendly language, to help you find your solution.

During sessions, you’ll hear from the experts (in some cases, even before your doctors have heard what they’re sharing), and you’ll have the opportunity to ask them your questions. Plus, you’ll get to talk with others living with afib, too.

You’ll walk away from these three days with the ability to change your life … just as so many others have!

Imagine Finding a Single Piece of Information, or a Single Procedure, or a Single Piece of Expert Advice That Empowers You to Get Back to the Way You Were Before Afib Disrupted Your Life!

  • Imagine doing the things you love—exercising, making and keeping plans, and finishing normal daily tasks (like laundry, chores, and shopping)—without a second thought.
  • Imagine going to work and actually being able to concentrate, instead of being preoccupied with your afib.
  • Imagine knowing the best options for your treatment, how to best communicate with your healthcare team, and confidently charting out your plan.
  • Imagine being active, managing your weight, and not visiting the hospital regularly.
  • Imagine receiving unprecedented support from fellow conference attendees, so you no longer have to feel like you’re “going it alone.”
  • Imagine experiencing a significant decrease in afib-related stress and anxiety, because you found your solution.

Imagine getting back to truly living, rather than just existing.

Every year, people tell us the Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference gave them hope and a sense of relief as they identified ways to get their lives back.  

“I attended the virtual conference last year and in person this year just to have the availability to ask questions and interact directly with the speakers. I mean, this whole room was full of resources. And boy, I took advantage of it every chance I got. I’m now empowered with the knowledge of what to ask. I’m my own advocate, and that’s the biggest takeaway.”

“I felt relieved and more confident in proceeding with my healthcare team. I wish I had the knowledge prior to my own ablation, but thankful I went through it early!”

“I was terrified of the disease, but this conference has empowered me to stop being in denial and set forth a plan with my EP.”

“I gained a better understanding of the full range of treatment options, especially regarding surgical options, which had not been presented to me by my cardiologist or EP.”

“I have an appointment scheduled with my EP next month to discuss my future plans and current symptoms, which I have been afraid to do until now.”

“I was in the hospital after the conference. I was much more able to understand them and ask intelligent questions.”

“This was invaluable before my appointment with the EP. I now have a good list of questions.”

“This conference changed my life … it gave me my answer. I had a mini-maze. I’m here today afib free, medication free, here to help anybody else I can.”

During the conference, our livestream host Eliz interviews those who have joined us live. We love hearing about how the conference has given them information and confidence to take control of their treatment.

Betty talks with Eliz about how she’s wanted to come to the conference for a few years, and is so glad she finally did. Watch this video to hear about how much she enjoyed asking the presenters her questions and interacting with others living with afib.

Robert shares his “mind-blowing” conference experience with Eliz. Although he was previously scared to have a procedure, hearing from the experts in afib gave him the confidence to proceed.
Paula calls the conference a “miracle” and talks with Eliz about how attending the conference increased her confidence and helped her communicate better with her EP.
Warren and Trish talk with Eliz about meeting one of our expert faculty in person and learning from him about a procedure that could improve Warren’s afib.

You Don’t Have to Live with Ever-Present Worry and Stress. You CAN Manage Your Afib, Possibly Getting Rid of It Altogether, and Get Your Life Back.

By next year’s conference, you could be sharing YOUR story of discovering new information that helped you take control of your treatment or eliminate your afib! This can be your reality … and you can do it all without obsessing over your afib.

How?

Attend the 2024 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, where you’ll hear directly from the top researchers, cardiologists, electrophysiologists, surgeons, and other specialists at the leading edge of afib.

Our 2023 faculty members—the experts at the leading edge of afib—shared their knowledge and wisdom about managing afib. Many attendees said these presentations were easy to understand, and that they included life-changing information.

“Great lineup! Very professional conference. Excellent conference, as it has been for the three years I have attended.”

“I was fixated for three days! Best conference ever!!”

“My husband and I are more impressed each year! The speakers are always world class, and the entire conference is handled with professionalism and great care. Mellanie is a true hero for her tireless work in this field. We are all so very fortunate to have these amazing resources in one place. Life changing for anyone taking advantage of this wealth of knowledge. I know it was for me!! I never would have had that kind of access to top doctors so easily. I am so grateful for his wonderful care! Thank you all!!”

“I have never been able to experience the exposure to a doctor who is sincerely as concerned about my health as these doctors are. And being on location with them is extremely beneficial, an extra bonus if you will, worth every bit of the money.”

“Come to a [conference] like this, take charge of your health, find out what other options are available. One, it’ll give you hope, and two, there’s a good chance you can do something that’ll make you feel better.”

“So impressed that the doctors took their time to come and teach us about afib; impressed at their respect for Mellanie. It’s nice to be able to talk to doctors outside of an office. Speakers were excellent, as well as venue, food, etc.”

“I can’t think of anything to make the conference better. It was outstanding! I would strongly encourage others to attend.”

According to the American Heart Association, the U.S. will have 12.1 million people living with afib—the most common arrhythmia—by 2030.

We offer the Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference each year because technology advances and our knowledge about afib changes, so you need to know about the latest in afib treatment.

We see what a difference it makes when you have the latest information—much of it new each year. It’s invaluable! 

Because of it, people come back year after year—from around the globe.

In fact, Bill Hyde attends annually and mentioned that the reason he does is that our faculty members—the innovators in afib—present new treatment options each time. (These are often treatment options they developed.)

Sometimes, we even ask our faculty to talk about subjects on which they are experts, but have not yet spoken about at medical conferences. This means you get to hear about these subjects even before their doctor colleagues do!

It’s also an opportunity for you to ask your questions of the innovators who are pushing the boundaries of afib research and treatment.

Robert Levin, a repeat attendee of the annual Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, said he highly recommends the conference to anyone who is living with afib. He’s now afib-free and attends the conference because of the high quality of information (and because it’s fun!).

“Do a lot of research; come to this patient conference, because the accessibility of doctors who are here willing to spend time and talk to you is just amazing. I came back this year just because we had so much fun here last year, and we’ll be back next year.”

“Excellent speakers! Appreciated their candor and openness. The videos of actual procedures were very interesting! Pictures/drawings/illustrations of heart function and afib were very helpful and interesting. Doctor Q&As were great and food was excellent! Excellent conference!”

“Excellent conference for gaining knowledge on afib. Great panel of doctors and speakers. Helpful in answering everyone’s Qs.”

“One of the most informative and well-planned conferences I have ever attended. Excellent speakers, materials, conference location, and access to other patients going through the same experience.”

With one-third of each session devoted to Q&A, patients have extensive opportunities to ask their questions (and you will, too!).

When you attend the Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, you have the opportunity to ask the faculty members your questions, as these attendees did during breaks at the conference last year.

Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org.

I’d like to tell you my own story, so you know how I came to be doing this, and why I am so passionate about helping you!

I’m Mellanie True Hills, an afib patient and survivor who has been afib free almost 19 years after undergoing a surgical procedure.

I’m also the founder of StopAfib.org, which has been the #1 arrhythmia website worldwide, and among the top heart disease sites alongside the websites of the American Heart Association, the British Heart Foundation, the American College of Cardiology, and the National Heart Foundation of Australia.

StopAfib.org is devoted to increasing your knowledge about afib, helping you improve your quality of life if you’re living with it, and helping you avoid an afib-related stroke. I created Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month (September), and worked with medical societies to get it officially declared as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month by the US Senate. I participate in global coalitions focused on getting people diagnosed with afib so they can prevent strokes.

In the development of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, I became the first non-clinician to participate as part of the guidelines process. I serve on think tanks and research study steering committees with many of the world’s leading expert doctors as well as on faculty at medical conferences worldwide.

I wasn’t always an afib expert, but I’ve always been a pioneer.

In the early 1990s, I was an Internet pioneer at J.C. Penney Company, Inc., where I led the creation of one of the earliest corporate websites, as well as an intranet and supplier extranet. I also spoke at some of the earliest Internet events. I wrote two of the very first Intranet books (published by John Wiley & Sons), both of which were long-time best sellers (among the top-selling business books on Amazon), as well as a multiple-award-winning book, “A Woman’s Guide to Saving Her Own Life,” to share what I had learned. I was the executive in charge of the intranet at Dell, Inc. and a Strategic Thought Leader for our Global 500 high tech and automotive manufacturing customers at Cisco Systems.

In March 2003, after a flight, I experienced symptoms often related to heart attack in women, and was diagnosed with coronary artery blockage. I almost died during an interventional procedure to place a stent. About seven months later, after another flight, my heart skipped some beats and started racing. At the emergency room, they determined that I had blood clots and a close call with a stroke due to atrial fibrillation—which I’d never heard of.

My doctors prescribed an anticoagulant (blood thinner) to prevent a stroke. I was never stable on the anticoagulant, ping-ponging from one extreme to the other, sometimes at risk for a clot and stroke and other times at risk for a bleed. In the summer of 2005, research showed that about one-fourth of those on this anticoagulant are not stable due to genetic reasons. I knew I could not continue to live with this nightmare of never being stable and always feeling like I was a stroke waiting to happen. That’s when I discovered a new surgical procedure.

In September 2005, I underwent a mini maze surgical procedure and removal of my left atrial appendage, and I became afib free.

With the freedom to go and do, without fear and anxiety, I got my life back. Now, it’s my life’s work to help other people living with afib to do the same.

Those living with afib have a 500% greater stroke risk than those without. They also have a one-in-three lifetime risk of having a stroke, and women tend to have a greater stroke risk than men do.

It is my mission to spread awareness of how to prevent afib-related strokes. StopAfib.org is a patient-driven website, meant to educate, so you can become a proactive member of your healthcare team.

(Of course, the information on the website isn’t meant to replace the relationship you build with your doctor and the other members of your healthcare team.)

I wanted patients to have their own medical conference, so they had the opportunity to hear from those same world-renowned expert doctors who our doctors learn from.

From the first time I attended a medical conference, I wanted patients to have their own medical conference, so they had the opportunity to hear from those same world-renowned expert doctors our doctors learn from. It was my dream, but it took a few years before I was able to realize that dream.

We at StopAfib.org created our first Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference in 2013 to provide vital information and resources for people living with afib and their loved ones. Over the past 11 years, we’ve seen hundreds, if not thousands, of people living with afib get their lives back.

During the Conference, All-Star, World-Renowned Atrial Fibrillation Experts Will Share the Most Recent Developments in Afib Treatment, Along with Ways You Can More Effectively Work with Your Healthcare Team for the Best Possible Results.

Plus, having the opportunity to interact with these experts through panels, question-and-answer sessions, and during breaks is worth the price of admission alone, according to past attendees.

In fact, one attendee, James Lewis, who attended with his wife, said, “One of the things that you get in terms of being [at the conference] live is the understanding of how to talk and work with the doctors, because they’re there to help you help them help you.”

This year, we will leverage what I see and hear at a number of medical conferences to put together an agenda based on the latest information and the needs you shared in the survey.  This means what you learn will be new, even if you’ve attended past conferences. We’ll focus on taking a deep dive into afib as well as innovations in afib treatment, so you will learn more about managing and even stopping afib.

Attendees at past conferences have enjoyed hearing from afib experts and have commented not only on the “plain English” of the presentations, but also on the way they’re infused with humor and fun. Pictured here are some of the world-renowned faculty members who joined us in 2023.

“Speakers were super; enjoyed the humor of some of them no matter how serious this subject. Very special to have access to such high-quality practitioners.”

“The conference was very comprehensive, and the speakers were very adept at knowing their audience.”

“Wow! What a wonderful experience. Listening to the best doctors and researchers in the world was such a great opportunity. Thank you! This conference has been so well presented!”

“Excellent experience. Value in every interaction with other attendees; their experience added to our decisions for taking action.”

“Certainly, what I’m taking away is the camaraderie between all of us who have something in common, and having not met the people before, it’s very refreshing. We’ve formed bonds and shared stories, which is very rewarding.”

“I’m not alone! Sharing symptoms and possible solutions is comforting. A special bond!”

Schedule and Agenda

Deep Dives and Innovation

Day 1
Friday, August 9th
8:30 am–10:00 am CT
Opening and Managing Afib
10:00 am–10:30 am CT
Break and Visit Sponsors
10:30 am–12:00 pm CT
Preventing Afib Strokes
  • Medications for Preventing Strokes — Jeff Healey, MD, FHRS (New Faculty)
  • Devices for Preventing Afib Strokes
  • Q&A
12:00 pm–1:30 pm CT
Lunch (provided) and Visit Sponsors
1:30 pm–3:00 pm CT
Managing Afib Along With Other Issues
3:00 pm–3:30 pm CT
Break and Visit Sponsors
3:30 pm–4:30 pm CT
The Evolution of Afib Surgery
4:30 pm–5:00 pm CT
Resources & Wrap up
5:00 pm–6:30 pm CT
VIP Reception
Day 2
Saturday, August 10th
8:30 am–10:00 am CT
Session 1
10:00 am–10:30 am CT
Break and Visit Sponsors
10:30 am–12:00 pm CT
Session 2
12:00 pm–1:30 pm CT
Lunch (provided) and Visit Sponsors
1:30 pm–3:00 pm CT
Session 3
3:00 pm–3:30 pm CT
Break and Visit Sponsors
3:30 pm–4:20 pm CT
What Patients Should Know About the New Afib Guidelines
4:20 pm–5:00 pm CT
Wrap up
Day 3
Sunday, August 11th
8:30 am–10:00 am CT
Patient-Focused Afib Research
10:00 am–10:30 am CT
Break and Visit Sponsors
10:30 am–12:00 pm CT
Living with Afib, Takeaways, & Closing

During breaks, you’ll have the opportunity to socialize with others living with afib and with conference faculty as you enjoy great food.

Those who join us live report that making friends with others living with afib is a highlight of their conference experience. Another highlight: the food. Here, folks who joined us last year enjoy lunch and conversation.

Our Faculty

We do everything we can to ensure you walk away from this three-day event feeling in control of your afib, so you can live a happier, more fulfilling life, no matter which course of action you decide to take.

In short, when you and your family members take advantage of this opportunity to hear from the world-renowned members of our faculty, you’ll better understand afib. Based on your input as to what you need to manage or even eliminate your afib, here are some of the topics they will address:

  • Can afib be cured?
  • What are the risk factors for afib? Do we know what causes it?
  • What questions should I ask my doctor? When should I see a specialist?
  • Does afib shorten your life?
  • What problems can afib cause, especially if left untreated?  How can you avoid those problems, such as stroke, heart failure, tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy, and dementia?
  • What role does lifestyle play in decreasing your afib burden?
  • Do the new weight loss drugs hurt or help with afib and related conditions?
  • How do doctors decide what medications a patient should take?
  • What procedures should I consider if medications aren’t working? How effective are those procedures and what are the risks?
  • What can I do to get the best care?
  • Are there natural or alternative treatments for afib?
  • What should I know about how afib might affect different activities such as exercise and traveling?
  • What is on the horizon for managing and treating afib, such as new procedures and new blood thinners?

And remember, you’ll also have the opportunity to hear from and speak with the innovators themselves. We invite some repeat faculty and some new faculty each year. They are always the créme de la créme of afib researchers and doctors, such as Dr. Andrea Russo and Dr. Doug Packer, who received the Eric N. Prystowsky, MD Advocate for Patients Award in 2023 and 2018, respectively.

Those who have attended the conference previously have said they believe the faculty members truly care about patients. We created the Eric N. Prystowsky, MD Advocate for Patients Award to honor those who help afib patients get a seat at the table with researchers and decision makers. Pictured here are Dr. Eric Prystowsky, Dr. Andrea Russo (2023 recipient), Dr. Doug Packer (2018 recipient), and Mellanie True Hills.   
Attendees at a recent Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference listen to speakers.

It’s our goal to give you what you need to work with your healthcare team to create the best possible treatment plan, adhere to that plan, and increase your confidence as you manage your afib and prevent afib-related strokes.

When you attend the 2024 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.®  Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Recordings, live and in person, you receive:

  • Access to 15 hours of sessions, including presentations, panels, and Q&A sessions.
  • A program book, including the schedule, faculty bios, information about sponsors, and a place to take notes.
  • The opportunity to visit with conference sponsors, so you can get answers about content delivered during the faculty presentations.
  • Delicious meals and snacks throughout the weekend (the cost of the food alone is way more than you’ll pay for a ticket—and we get rave reviews about the food every year! One attendee referred to the food as similar to what you’d get on a cruise!).  
  • Access to our online attendee forum, where you can chat with others living with afib. Many of our attendees have made friends with one another at the conference, and enjoy seeing each other year after year.
  • The opportunity to purchase recordings of the entire conference at a deep discount.
Everyone who joins us in Dallas receives a bag that includes the program book and can be used to collect goodies from sponsors. 

With your All Access Pass, you’ll also be able to attend our VIP Reception Friday night, where you can have informal discussions with the world’s most famous afib experts, as well as other folks living with afib!

Attendees at last year’s conference talk with faculty members during the VIP Reception. The All Access registration gives you the unique opportunity to talk with faculty members and fellow attendees in a fun, relaxed atmosphere that includes hors d’oeurves and beverages.

During the conference, you’ll have the opportunity to see our sponsor exhibits and visit with sponsors, so you can get answers about content delivered during the faculty presentations. Sponsors will show their most leading-edge devices used in treating afib, talk about treatments and clinical trials, and provide take-home materials.

Attendees at last year’s conference talk with sponsor representatives. Visiting the sponsor exhibits provides a great opportunity to learn more about the latest medications, procedures, technology, and content delivered during faculty presentations.
In this video, our livestream host Eliz walks through the sponsor exhibits to highlight the hands-on experience you get when you join us live. You’ll see and get to touch different devices and ask the sponsors your questions.

“First time attending, and we were both impressed. Speakers were outstanding and very knowledgeable. Overall, everything was great.”

“Great overall look at afib and the complexities of it. These doctors were the best. Made the conference worth it!”

“Very valuable experience. Well organized—sessions began and ended on time. The speakers were excellent—experts in their fields.”

“My husband and I were impressed with the whole conference. We liked the format with half-hour talks and question and answer sessions followed by breaks, which allowed personal meetings with the presenters. The presenters were excellent and seemed pleased to be there, not just flying in and out to give a talk. They were so accessible and helpful.”

“Really enjoyed each and every speaker; each one was relaxed in talking and sharing the knowledge they have. Going into an MD appointment, they don’t always share all of the information we’ve received these past three days.”

“Everything was top-notch. Speakers excellent, food plentiful and delicious, everything was so well thought out.”

All of this takes place at the DFW Airport Marriott (North) in Irving, Texas, just minutes from the airport.

Venue

DFW Airport Marriott (North)

8440 Freeport Parkway 
Irving, TX 75063 
Phone: 972-929-8800 or Toll Free: 888-236-2427

Our 2024 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference will be held at the warm and welcoming DFW Airport Marriott (North) in Irving, Texas.

Book Your Room at the DFW Airport Marriott (North)

DFW Airport Marriott (North)
StopAfib.org Room Block
From $149/night plus taxes
To secure your room, please call the hotel directly
972-929-8800 or 888-236-2427
Booking Link

Request the “StopAfib 2024 Block” and reserve your room by July 16 to receive our discounted group rate. 

The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service from the DFW airport.

Should you wish to extend your stay, rooms are also offered three days before the event and three days after at the group rate (based on hotel availability). To maximize your experience, we recommend booking your flight to arrive at least the day before, so you can pick up your materials and be well rested and ready for the event (remember, we plan to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, August 9 and end by noon Sunday, August 11).

You can also preview the hotel and make reservations on the web. Simply click the “Reserve Your Room Now” button below.

In the months before selecting this location, I visited several major U.S. cities and hotels there to find a new location for the conference (our usual location is under construction for renovations).

The DFW Airport Marriott (North) is close to the airport, offers shuttle service, and is compact and easy to navigate. The rooms and views are lovely. It was welcoming for me, and I hope it will be for you, too.

For the past decade, we’ve worked with our host hotel to create an afib-friendly menu with lots of healthy options to meet a variety of dietary needs and preferences. Those who have attended have given rave reviews about our food, with some even comparing it to food you’d receive on a cruise! This hotel—The DFW Airport Marriott (North)—had some of the best food of any I visited. That’s always an important consideration for us in selecting the venue.

We’re putting the same time and consideration into our new conference location and menu, and we’re hopeful you’ll enjoy it just as much as folks have enjoyed our previous location.

We strive to make the entire conference experience easy and relaxed for you, so considerations such as these are important in choosing the right location for you.

We put such care into planning every detail of the conference. The wonderful comments we receive about our location each year show that it enhances the experience of those who join us.

“Nice hotel with good food and employees who accommodated the attendees.”

“Food was like a cruise! Excellent.”

“The food was great, one of the best salads I’ve ever eaten.”

“Convenient venue, the best food that I’ve ever had at a conference!”

“The accommodations, class/conference rooms, and food were all excellent. Speakers were amazing … you could not have assembled a better staff of doctors.”

“Excellent speakers, venue, and food. Well worth the time and expense of traveling from Rhode Island. Thank you!”

Now, you may be wondering about the investment for the 2024 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.®  Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference.

Because we want this event to be as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, we’ve kept the investment level low, especially for the valuable experience you receive.

Showing up matters to you, and to your family. Many attendees have found their solution and are no longer in afib. People who attended previously, and who have chosen to manage their afib (as opposed to electing to have a procedure), are usually among the first to register for the annual conference, because they don’t want to miss out on the latest, potentially life-saving information they’ll hear.

Also, while we’ve heard from people who aren’t sure whether the conference is worth traveling for, international attendees are often the first to register, which we believe proves that it is! 

“This is truly the best conference I’ve ever been to. This is my third conference, and I feel like I learned more this year than in previous years! I thought it might be a bit repetitive this year, but no! The speakers were fantastic, and the material was all fresh and freshly presented. Even though I was livestream, I still felt part of it and was fully engaged throughout.”

“Absolutely, we will be back. It is a stretch to get here. It’s not like we want to spend our vacation days here, or our non-vacation days here, and we have grandkids we would rather be with. But with what we are coming away with, we will absolutely be back.”

“This is my third year and I always learn something new, even if it is just the details that I had missed before or did not think to ask.”

“My third year here. I thought this was the best and most informative I have attended so far.”

“Speakers bring knowledge and insight they have to patients and hear what patients have to say. Diversity and difference in speakers valuable.”

If you’ve been to any of our in-person conferences, then you already know the food is a major hit. So many attendees comment on how good it is! Snack breaks and lunches are included in the price of your registration. Pictured here: snacks from last year’s conference.

We strive to ensure your entire conference experience is memorable and that’s why we take such care to curate an afib-friendly menu with lots of options to meet various dietary needs. The food and beverages we serve are worth more than the price of admission (literally). Pictured here: a variety of lunch dishes from last year’s conference.

Folks who have joined us in the past rave about the food and about the connections they make during snack and lunch breaks.

“The venue was perfect, including the location, room, food, etc.”

“Food/snacks were great. Easy to get to this hotel.”

“My first conference, and I was very impressed with how well it was planned. Venue was in a good location, and food was very good and plenty of it!”

The food and beverages we serve during the  VIP Reception have been a hit with attendees.

Not only that, but family members who attend the conference in support of a loved one with afib find it valuable, as well.

Diana Levin, who came to a previous conference with her husband Robert, told me the first year she’d been dreading sitting through several days of afib talks, but it wasn’t boring at all. In fact, she enjoyed it and learned so much. It helped her to really understand what he was going through and how she could help him. The Levins have returned to the conference several times.

Spouses and caregivers who attend the conference with their loved ones often say that the experience provides them with life-changing information.

Through May 31 at noon CT, you can take advantage of our Super Early Bird All Access Pass (for attending in person). It’s just $147, and it includes the VIP Reception, where you can chat with the doctors.

The All Access Pass includes two lunches, five snack breaks, and the VIP Reception on Friday night.

It’s so important to us to make this life-changing information accessible to as many as possible. That’s why we’re keeping our registration prices the same as last year, even though our costs keep increasing tremendously.

If you cannot attend in person and meet all the doctors and other afib patients, then the Super Early Bird Livestream Pass is available for only $147.

When you purchase the Super Early Bird All Access Pass or the Super Early Bird Livestream Pass, you can add the recordings of the entire conference for a deeply discounted price of $47 (the regular price, after the conference, is $197).    

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why travel to a conference? Shouldn’t I just trust my doctor to tell me all this?

Afib is such a complicated condition (even doctors will tell you that) … it is impossible for your doctor to provide the depth of information needed in the short appointments allowed by insurance. That is why being here is so valuable—you get information that you might never be able to get during a visit with your doctor, or it might take years to collect all this information from doctor visits.

Also, consider how much money you’ll save when you’re able to make the most effective decisions about your afib. Your new knowledge could save you money on unnecessary healthcare.

Most importantly, think about what this information could do to enhance your quality of life.

Travel is too expensive and too much of a hassle. How can I justify this monetary and time investment?

First and foremost, this is the primary reason we require such a minimal investment for the conference itself—we want to make it as accessible as possible! Also, we announce the dates of the conference well in advance so you can get very reasonable airfare.

Second, consider what it’s worth to you to be able to get your afib under control and enjoy your life as you had planned, making memories with your loved ones and really living.

Third, when you’re able to make the most effective decisions about your afib, it’s possible you’ll save enough on unnecessary healthcare costs to pay for the trip.  

Fourth, this conference brings together the foremost experts in afib, all at the same time, in the same place. You have the chance to hear from and talk with them in person—without having to travel to see each one individually.

Finally, the group rates we’ve negotiated at the hotel—just $149 per night, including Internet—are an incredible bargain, especially for such a fantastic (upscale) hotel so close to the airport, with typical nightly rates of as much as $300 or more during the next few months. Staying at the conference hotel makes it easy to get to and from the meeting in just minutes (and minimizes the amount of walking you need to do as everything is close and convenient in this hotel).

Also, you can get these rates for three days before and three days after the conference, so you can make a vacation out of your visit.

This conference provides you with unparalleled access to experts, in person, all in one place, and can therefore give you confidence in your treatment options and plan. With that comes peace of mind for you and your loved ones, even as you get back to doing the things you love (most likely faster than you’d be able to if you were figuring it out on your own!).

What is that worth to you?

In our estimate, in the 11 years since we’ve been offering this conference, hundreds, if not thousands, of people have found their afib solution. These folks will not return to the conference this year because, as a result of what they learned at the conference in previous years, they’re now afib-free. 

Will that be you? What would that be worth?

I’m not up to traveling. Can I still attend?

If you’re truly not able to travel, you can take advantage of our livestream option. Whether in person or via livestream, this event is an investment in your health and quality of life. It’s an opportunity to learn from the leading afib experts, without traveling all over to see them. If you work with your healthcare team to implement what you learn, it’s possible you’ll be able to attend in person next year.

Why can’t you bring the conference to me in my city?

We hear this request over and over every year. We’d LOVE to bring the conference to as many cities as possible. Truthfully, this huge conference is a full year’s work. Consider that we bring together the top faculty from all over the world, all in one place at one time. These are the faculty from whom you most want to hear! It would be difficult to get this caliber of experts to smaller local/regional events. We must make it convenient for them, so we hold it in a city with direct flights from where most major heart centers are located—which means it’s easy for YOU to get here, too.

The conference will take place at a new location this year: the DFW Airport Marriott (North).

In the months before selecting this location, I visited several major U.S. cities and hotels there. In many cases, the walk required to get to baggage claim at other airports was simply too far for afib patients. In one airport, with all the construction, it was almost two miles from the gate to the baggage claim and on to the hotel shuttle. Another airport was so chaotic when I flew out, with lines that were so long, it was frustrating and stressful to get through.

If these situations were taxing and stressful for me, I knew they might be for others living with afib, too.

In most of the DFW terminals, baggage claim is just one to six gates away, and then you go straight to the curb for transportation. It’s so much easier and less taxing than the other airports I checked out.

Similarly, many of the hotels in cities I visited were spread out, which would mean long walks to and from the conference rooms each day.

The DFW Airport Marriott (North) is compact and easy to navigate, and the rooms and views are lovely. It feels like home to me, and I hope it will for you, too.

We strive to make the entire conference experience easy and relaxed for you, so considerations such as these are important in choosing the right location for you.

Information related to afib seems confusing and overwhelming. How can I be sure I’ll understand what the experts are saying?

This conference is created by patients, for patients, so everything will be directed toward you! And keep in mind that we’re leaving plenty of time for questions and answers, so you can get any clarifications you need. Also, you can visit with sponsors and ask questions, and see and handle devices used for procedures.

If you buy the conference recordings at a discounted price with your registration (a true bargain!), you’ll get to rewatch the sessions. (The recordings will be available after the conference, but at full price.) You can rewatch sessions you’d like to, and visit our StopAfib.org Library containing a wealth of information at no cost, any time.

Is there a cancellation policy?

If you can’t attend in person, you may convert your All Access Pass to a Livestream Admission (and, if you like, you can purchase the recordings at a discounted price for a small additional fee). You can make this change by notifying us in writing by July 31 at noon Central Time. This allows us to remove you from the meal count we must give the hotel and arrange for you to receive the links for viewing the conference by Livestream.

Can I register on-site?

On-site registration may be available if there is space. You may wish to contact us in advance at [email protected] to ask.

Do you offer a discounted ticket for spouses/colleagues/friends?

We do everything we can to keep our ticket costs as low as possible, because it’s important to us to reach as many people as possible with the life-changing information we share. An All Access Pass is way below our cost, since we’re paying more for your food than we’re charging per ticket. Thus, we cannot offer discounted tickets for spouses/colleagues/friends as they are eating, too.

Now are you ready?

Are you ready to become educated and empowered, and get your life back?

Yes, Mellanie! I’m ready. Reserve my spot at the 2024 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.®  Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference.

I understand that I have two options for attending:

Register Now

In Person
All Access Admission
$177
Early Bird
Save 40% off regular pricing

The total value of what’s included with your registration is more than $1,000.

General Sessions Featuring Renowned Afib Experts ($525 Value)
Three days of sessions, including presentations, panels, and Q&As. Our faculty members are the crème de la crème in the afib world.

Visit Sponsors
Visit with conference sponsors, so you can get answers about the content delivered during the faculty presentations.

Live Q&A Opportunities (Priceless)
Ask our faculty members your questions.

2 Lunches & 5 Breaks ($395 Value)
Enjoy delicious catered meals and snacks during the conference so you can remain focused on the conference presentations.

Friday Evening VIP Reception (available only for in-person attendees; it’s not livestreamed) ($95 Value)
Enjoy hors d’ouerves with other attendees and our esteemed faculty at our evening reception. See the 2024 Eric N. Prystowsky, MD Advocate for Patients Award presentation.

Attendee Forum
Access to our online attendee forum, where you can chat with others living with afib. Many of our attendees have made friends with one another at the conference and enjoy seeing each other year after year.

A Special Discount on Conference Recordings
Save 75% ONLY when you purchase the recordings now, with your registration ($197 Value)
Rewatch your favorite sessions on demand.

Virtual
Livestream Admission
$177
Early Bird
Save 50% off regular pricing

General Sessions Featuring Renowned Afib Experts ($525 Value)
Three days of sessions, including presentations, panels, and Q&As. Our faculty members are the crème de la crème in the afib world.

Interviews with Sponsors
Our dedicated livestrem host, Eliz Greene, will interview sponsors, and we will stream those conversations between sessions, so you can get more details about the content delivered during the faculty presentations.

Live Q&A Opportunities (Priceless)
Submit your questions for our faculty members to answer during the session.

Attendee Forum
Access to our online attendee forum, where you can chat with others living with afib. Many of our attendees have made friends with one another at the conference and enjoy seeing each other year after year.

A Special Discount on Conference Recordings
Save 75% ONLY when you purchase the recordings now, with your registration ($197 Value)
Rewatch your favorite sessions on demand.

Industry All Access Admission $397

Right now, you have a choice.

Will you take action now, join us in Dallas, begin learning how to become an active member of your healthcare team, and create a treatment plan that works for you … so you can get your life back?

Will you be among those who will be afib free from attending the 2024 conference?

I look forward to seeing you in August, in Dallas.

To your health,

Mellanie True Hills
Founder, StopAfib.org

P.S. This is your opportunity to discover how you can begin to get your life back, just like so many others have after attending the conference. Register today, and we’ll see you in August.

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