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Message from EHRA President

EHRA January 2016 Newsletter



Best wishes for 2016 – good health & good times! We are looking ahead to a year full of opportunities and I invite you joining us to fill the year with more successful collaborations and achievements.


2016 is the first year with the new EHRA Membership platform and also with our new membership scheme. So please visit the members website  and renew your membership now ! Explore the different membership options with a huge range of potential benefits and make your choice. It´s a great and valuable package and membership start at an annual fee of only €25.


The EHRA Innovation Forum organized at Tegernsee in Bavaria, Germany on 11-12 February will bring together an expert group from various stakeholders from the field of innovation in medicine. In this strategic workshop we will discuss the current status and explore future developments to better promote medical innovation for the benefit of our patients.   


We will continue to intensify our networking and communication with the EP National Societies and Working Groups during the EHRA Spring Summit at the Heart House near Nice, France on 14 -15 April. The main topic of the Summit will be “Education” and we will have an intense and open discussion about today´s educational needs and requirements, novel educational options such as digital precision learning and the future offers of the EHRA to continue its role as an educational leader of excellence. For the first time we will have the EHRA Young Ambassador Summit just ahead of the Spring Summit. EHRA Young Ambassador Chair Tom de Potter has organized a superb program to support the involvement and integration of the EHRA leaders of tomorrow  in our community.


Take a look at the web to review the updated EHRA Education Program  and pick your choice from EHRA Webinars, EHRA Courses on Interventional Electrophysiology or Pacing, Lead Extraction or Pediatric Electrophysiology. All courses offer State-of-the-Art lectures, brilliant case presentations and also a lot of tips and tricks from the leading European Experts.


Mark your calendar for the main EP-event in Europe in 2016: the CARDIOSTIM-EHRA EUROPACE Congress  in Nice, France on 8-11 June 2016. In joint co-operation we have put together a superb educational and scientific program – and we invite you to be  part of it.


Lastly, I have a personal request: please help us promoting the ideas and visions of the EHRA within our community and beyond. Talk about us and our programs with colleagues and friends and recommend EHRA membership. With every new member our strength will grow and our voice will be heard better. This is particularly important as we are facing challenges especially in the fields education and health care economics. However, I am convinced that with your support we will manage successfully for the benefit of our patients and also of our profession.


With best personal regards,

Gerhard Hindricks
EHRA President 2015 -2017