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Affiliated courses

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One of the EHRA goals is to improve the level of education in the field of cardiac electrophysiology in Europe.

EHRA affiliates industry organised training courses that meet  the EHRA objectives, providing a high-level scientific content. Both "clinically" and "basic research oriented" courses may be considered for affiliation.

The affiliated courses are part of the EHRA Educational Framework, constituting 2 tracks of training, a Device Track and an Invasive EP Track.

Both tracks are centered around the EHRA Educational Courses, as mentioned elsewhere on this website. Together, they provide an extended and multi-faceted training experience for fellows and established electrophysiologists.


Pacemaker Therapy

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Affilliated programmes 

EHRA does not organise these courses, but evaluates them on their quality and added value to its own courses. Please contact the course organisers for further information or registration.


Course Name Frequency and Duration Goal Target Audience International Steering Board & Faculty
The simulated implant Quarterly /
2 days

Implant pacing systems and prevent/ handle procedural challenges Implanters, medium/low experience Dr. H. Burri (CH)
Dr. L. Binner (DE)

Virtual CRT hospital 10 per year /
2 days
Perform key tasks along CRT care pathway Implanters, medium/low CRT experience Dr. L. Binner (DE)
Dr H. Burri (CH)
Dr. D. Gras (FR)
Dr. A. Rao (UK)
Pacemaker principles in clinical practice On Demand/
2 days
Assess and program pacemakers Medium/low experience  Dr. R. Ruiz (ES)
Dr. O. Przibille (DE)
Overcoming challenges in pacemakers follow-up Half-yearly /
2 days
Advanced pacemaker follow-up and troubleshooting High experience Dr. O. Przibille (DE)
Lead extraction: a step by step training program Half-yearly /
2 days
Learn and observe
all aspects of lead extraction
Implanters performing lead extraction  Prof. MG. Bongiorni (IT)
Dr. E. Soldati (IT)
New to left part.1: introduction to AF 2-3 per year /
2 days
Expand knowledge about AF and its treatment by catheter ablation  EPs proficient in performing right atrial procedures interested in AF ablation.  Dr. S. Boveda (FR)
Dr. J. Chun (DE)
Prof. C. Geller (DE)
Prof. H. Pürerfellner (AT)
Dr. J. Vogt (DE)
ICD principles in clinical parctice On Demand/2days Assess and program ICDs Medium:low experience Dr. M. Biffi (IT)
Dr. P. Geelen (BE)
Prof. C. Geller (DE)
Dr. D. van Kraaij (NL)
Overcoming challenges in ICD follow-up Half-yearly/2days  Advanced ICD fellow-up and troubleshooting High experience Dr. M. Biffi (IT)
Dr. D. van Kraaij (NL)
CRT follow-up clinic Half-yearly/2 days Perform comprehensive HF/CRT follow-up and troubleshooting Medium/high CRT experience Dr. A. Rao (UK)

Detailed information is available on the Medtronic Academia website.



European Physician Education Program (E-PEP)
Target Group: Physicians who seek EHRA accreditation as CIED specialists

Module Duration Date/City Course directors
ICD Therapy  2 days 17-18 Nov 2016 - Berlin

Prof. Christan Sticherling (CH)

Prof. Christoph Geller (DE)

Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy 2 days 19-20 Jan 2017 - Berlin

Prof. Christophe Leclercq (FR)

Prof. Mauro Biffi (IT)


For further information please contact:

Ewa Berlinska, Coordinator
Phone +49 30 68905-1663
Fax +49 30 68905-1968

Thomas Brüggemann, Program Director
Phone +49 30 68905-1660
Mobile +49 151 1631 1660