Thank you all for your contribution to this year’s afib.no meeting! It was great to see that we had more participants this year than any previous year.
We started out with a great talk by Renate Schnabel about Atrial fibrillation Risk Prediction: From Classical Risk Factors to Omics. Followed by Jarle Jortveits inspiring talk about developing new tools for rhythm detection.
The rapid-fire oral abstract session was really a highlight, entailing 6 impressive presentations covering comparison of different oral anticoagulation treatments, mRNA-targeted antiarrhythmic treatment in rat models, disease burden in early-onset AF, physical activity as a risk factor for AF, temporal changes in the incidence of strokes in relation to AF and mechanistic insights into AF in relation to obstructive sleep apnea. The popular vote and NOK 5000 abstract award went to Mariam Anjum for her work on AF-related stroke incidence. Congratulations!
We had originally planned a workshop designated to AF screening in April. Unfortunately, we had to cancel, and therefore it was a great pleasure to have a session on this topic during the annual meeting. Jonathan Mant and Johan Engdahl both gave excellent talks from their experiences as PIs in the Safe/Safer and STROKESTOP studies.
Finally, Carolina Roselli presented a tour de force of Genetics in AF.
We were all disaponinted when we realized that an in-person meeting at Lysebu could not be arranged in a safe way this year. Arranging a digital meeting was a new experience and we appreciate the feedback from the group, which is very helpful in planning and improving future meetings.
We look forward to seeing you again at our workshop in April 2021.