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Recognising excellence through the Fellowship of EHRA

EHRA congress news

EHRA introduced the status ‘Fellow of the European Heart Rhythm Association’ (FEHRA) in 2016 to recognise members who have distinguished themselves individually in clinical, educational, organisational or other aspects of the cardiac rhythm field.

Arrhythmias and Device Therapy

Fellows are entitled to several benefits including the right to use the ‘FEHRA’ title after their name, complimentary EHRA Gold membership benefits (including print and online access to EP Europace) and access to EHRA Members’ lounges during congresses.

We asked three fellows what FEHRA status means to them:

Prof.Dr. Natasja De GrootProf. Dr. Natasja De Groot (The Netherlands)   

Member of the EHRA E-Communication Committee

“It is an honour to be a FEHRA and a reward for many years of effort. Being part of the FEHRA community is a stimulus to get the best out of yourself and to work as hard as you can to improve the management of heart rhythm disorders. There are also unique opportunities to increase the visibility of your scientific work and to expand your research collaborations from national to international level. As a fellow, I am increasingly aware of the privileged position I have, to be able to share my knowledge with colleagues all over the world. I also have the feeling that I am part of a large family, all fighting to overcome heart rhythm disorders.”


Dr.Maxim DidenkoDr. Maxim Didenko (Russia)

 Member of the EHRA Education Committee

“Being a FEHRA demonstrates a level of excellence. I have been working with EHRA for many years on different committees, and I am now proud to be a fellow of this organisation. I believe it is a big privilege to be recognised by EHRA in this way. I can use the title in lectures and at events and to me, the title ‘FEHRA’ indicates a well- recognised specialist.” Christoph T. StarckProf. Dr. med. Christoph T. Starck (Germany)

Member of the EHRA Task Force on the Needs Assessment Survey on Lead Extraction

“In my opinion, FEHRA status is an elegant way to honour professionals who have made relevant clinical, scientific or educational contributions in the field of cardiac rhythm medicine. FEHRA status is well recognised by peer professionals and is associated with excellence in the field. Also, being a FEHRA enables awarded professionals to play a leading role in EHRA activities.”

Have you made an exceptional contribution to the cardiac rhythm field? To apply for consideration in 2020, you must be a member of EHRA and must demonstrate excellence in at least one of these three domains: research at a national and/or international level, teaching and training and clinical care. Candidates should send a short CV, a list of publications, a supporting letter and a copy of their academic diploma.”

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