Anne Curtis, MD, will be named president of the Heart Rhythm Society (Washington) during Heart Rhythm 2005, the society's 26th annual scientific sessions, this month in New Orleans. Curtis, director of cardiology and CEO of heart services at the University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida), will be the society's third woman president. With the prevalence of heart rhythm disorders increasing in women, Curtis will lead a special session at the conference focusing on women and heart disease. She currently heads 14 clinical studies on medical devices and heart rhythm disorders as a principal or co-investigator, and has authored 86 scientific papers and 70 book chapters or reviews.