It was our pleasure to organise the fourth workshop in the Frontiers in Computational Electrocardiology (FiCE) series, which took place September 29-30, 2016 in Maastricht, The Netherlands. This time, the FiCE workshop focused on electrocardiographic imaging (ECG-Imaging) and image integration. ECG-imaging reconstructs electrical activation and recovery directly at the heart surface. This can yield important patient-specific insights about arrhythmia mechanisms and guide therapy, potentially improving clinical outcome. Special attention will be given to the integration of ECG-Imaging with other imaging modalities and with multi-scale phenotypic and genotypic information. Such integration of modalities will likely be necessary to improve diagnosis and provide precision medicine for patients with complex heart rhythm disorders. This workshop brought together international experts and stimulated a productive discussion to obtain a consensus about a number of open questions related to the methodology, validation and clinical application of ECG-Imaging.
Note for Dutch cardiologists: this workshop is accredited by the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Cardiologie (NVVC) for 6 points. Please inform us if you wish to obtain these points, and send us your BIG registration number during registration or by email.