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Speed Mentoring

EHRA 2018

Applications are now closed. Results will be announced by email in June.

The EHRA Young EP Committee is pleased to launch its first Speed Mentoring.

In a relaxed atmosphere during the congress, young specialists are given the opportunity to meet with renowned experts on one to one, individual meetings to discuss their career and/ or ongoing research.

What is EHRA 2018 Speed Mentoring?

ehra-young-ep.jpgThis new initiative, launched by the EHRA Young EP committee, is the meeting place for the future generation to interact with the great leaders of their speciality.
During two individual interviews of 20 minutes each, the selected applicants will have the privilege to seek career development advice and recommendations from renowned professionals with years of successful careers behind them.

Where & When?

Each applicant will have the opportunity to meet one mentor either on:

  • Sunday 18 March coffee break from 10:00 to 11:00
  • Monday 19 March coffee break from 10:00 to 11:00

Location: EHRA members lounge

Important dates

  • Applications are now closed, results will be announced by email in June
  • Application dates: from 10 April to 15 May (midnight CET)
  • Results will be announced in end of May

How can I apply?

Applications are done online and are free. Applicants are asked to select the mentors they wish to meet in order of preference. All applicants have to be:

  • Registered to EHRA 2018
  • 40 years of age or under
  • EHRA 2018 Member

Become a member now

In the online application process, you will be asked to select the mentors you wish to meet in order of preference.

In total, 16 applicants will be selected based on their motivations and CV. Each applicant will be assigned for two interviews of 20 minutes each.

Priority will be given to abstract presenters.

ATTENTION: Applicants must be sure to not have another role (Moderated Poster, etc) planned during this timeslot to avoid conflicts.

For any questions please contact

Meet the mentors

Prof. Carina Blomström-Lundqvist, FESC (Uppsala, SE)

2017_Carina Blomström Lundqvist2.PNGArea of expertise: invasive electrophysiology and catheter ablation of all types of arrhythmias including AF ablation, VT ablation, ablation in GUCH and paediatric patients. The experience of arrhythmia surgery and thoracoscopic epicardial. Research mainly on atrial fibrillation with developments of new technology for ablation, and the right ventricular arrhythmogenic syndrome. The experience of research involving registries.

Carina Blomström-Lundqvist is Professor and senior consultant at the Department of Cardiology, Institution of Medical Science, Uppsala, Sweden. She is specialised in cardiology and internal medicine, and the research leader for the Arrhythmia Unit focusing on research related to atrial fibrillation. She is the chair of the Heart Rhythm Group, HRG, of the Swedish Society of Cardiology, and a member of the Scientific Document Committee of EHRA. She has chaired the Working Group of Arrhythmias of the ESC and the Scientific Initiative Committee of  EHRA, and has served as Scientific Secretary of the Swedish Society of Medicine.

Prof. Guenter Brithardt, EFESC, FEHRA (Munster, DE)

2017_Gunter Breithardt.jpgGünter Breithardt, MD, EFESC, FACC, FHRS, FEHRA, Professor emer., University of Münster, previous Head of the Department of Cardiology and Angiology, and Director of Molecular Cardiology, Leibniz-Institute Arteriosclerosis Research. Co-founder of the German Atrial Fibrillation Network (AFNET), chairman of its Board 2003-15. Past-President of the European Society of Cardiology (1996-8) and Past-President of the German Cardiac Society (1999-2001).


Prof. Gerhard Hindricks, FESC, FEHRA (Leipzig, DE)

2017_Hindricks Gerhard.jpgProfessor Gerhard Hindricks was born in Rheine/Westphalia, Germany. He attended the Westfälische Wilhelms University in Münster where he completed his medical education. After graduation, he worked under Professor Günter Breithardt at the Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the University of Münster (1989 – 1998). He is a specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Since April 1998, he works as co-director (initially) and then director of the Department of Electrophysiology at the Heart Center of the University of Leipzig, which is one of the biggest Electrophysiology Departments worldwide. Since 2005 he is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Leipzig. His particular scientific areas of interest are cardiac electrophysiology, catheter ablation, cardiac pacing, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and sudden cardiac death. He has more than 400 publications in German and international journals, monographies and textbooks. He is Deputy Editor of the European Heart Journal and Reviewer for numerous high-impact medical journals.

Prof. Hindricks is a very active member of the German and of the European Society of Cardiology. Since June 2015, he is the current president of the European Heart Rhythm Association.
He is also General Manager of the Leipzig Heart Institute, a major Research & Development Project in Saxony, Germany.

Prof. Josef Kautzner, FESC (Prague, CZ)

KAutzner3.JPGArea of expertise: Cardiac Electrophysiology – catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias (AF, VT), intracardiac echocardiography, multimodality imaging, ECG, cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Prof Josef Kautzner, MD, PhD graduated from Charles University Medical School I, Prague, Czech Republic (1983). He is currently the Head of Department of Cardiology, Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic. Prof. Kautzner is certified in internal medicine, cardiology and a is Fellow of European Society of Cardiology, member of EHRA, past member of a Board of ESC and EHRA

Prof. Cecile Linde, FESC (Stockholm, SE)

2017_Linde Cecilia.jpegArea of expertise: randomised controlled studies (was PI of REVERSE) and registry studies (co PI of CRT Survey II and part of many international networks).

Cecilia Linde (professor, consultant Department of Cardiology, Karolinska University Hospital Solna, Stockholm, Sweden, Scientific Program Chair for EHRA EUROPACE – Cardiostim 2014-2015), a specialist in heart failure treatment, has dedicated a considerable part of her career to teaching and training. She created the first European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) exam in cardiac pacing together with Jose Merino, as well as the EP Fellows initiative with Jose Brugada. She is currently helping to build up a research platform for new onset heart failure in greater Stockholm, in the hope to find future drug targets. She speaks to Cardiac Rhythm News about the details of this research platform, other research interests, the highlights of this year’s EHRA EUROPACE – Cardiostim Congress and her views on what is needed to improve cardiac care in Europe.

Prof. Christian Wolpert, FESC (Ludwigsburg, DE)

2017_Wolpert Christian.pngArea of expertise: catheter ablation, implantable devices and genetic arrhythmic diseases.

Professor Wolpert completed his training in cardiology and electrophysiology at the University of Mannheim after he had already spent 6 years in cardiology at the University of Bonn. he is currently the Director of the Department of Internal Medicine-Cardiology at Ludwigsburg Clinic. His field of expertise is catheter ablation, implantable devices and genetic arrhythmic diseases. He has served in several functions at EHRA.

Prof. Jeroen J. Bax, FESC (Leiden, NL)

2017_Prof Bax.jpgJeroen J.Bax is Professor of Cardiology and Director of non-invasive cardiac imaging, at the Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands.
He has been working intensively with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and is currently serving as President of the ESC.  

He has been Associate Editor of the American College Cardiology and is currently Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal.  He has co-authored numerous scientific articles, has guided many PhD fellows and his main interests of research include imaging in heart failure, stable coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and atrial fibrillation.

Prof. Christophe Leclercq, FESC, FEHRA (Rennes, FR)

2017_Christophe Leclercq.PNG

Professor Christophe Leclercq is a cardiologist at the CHU in Rennes and a professor at Rennes I University.

EP, Professor Christophe Leclercq devoted himself to the electrical treatment of heart failure with the cardiac resynchronization therapy and cardiac defibrillation. He is the author of more than 160 scientific publications. He is a member of the board of the French Society of Cardiology and the board of the European Heart Rhythm Association and the European Society of Cardiology.