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EHRA 2018 Congress Registration

The only major EP congress in Europe this year!

This is your last chance to register online.

Exceptional science will be revealed:

  • 2018 EHRA Practical Guide for the use of NOACs in patients with AF
  • 2018 ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of Syncope
  • Big reveals on Late-Breaking Trials

 Post congress resources are reserved to EHRA members only.

Online registration deadline 7 March

Speed Mentoring

EHRA Congress

The EHRA Young EP Committee is pleased to launch the second edition of its speed mentoring.

Applications are now open. Results will be announced by email at the end of February.

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.

This content refers to the previous congress. It is only here for reference purposes.

What is EHRA 2018 Speed Mentoring?

ehra-young-ep.jpgThis 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 up to two mentors on these following dates:

  • 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 

  • Application deadline is extended to Friday 9 February 2018 (midnight CET)
  • Results will be announced at the end of February

How can I apply?

Applications are now open and are free. Applicants are asked to select the mentors they wish to meet in order of preference.

Applicants must be:

Submit your application

In the online application process, you will be asked to select 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.

PS:  Applicants must be sure not to have any conflicting role at the same time (Moderated Poster, etc).

For any questions please contact

A - Z Mentors list

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

bax-jeroen.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. Guenter Breithardt, 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. A. John Camm MD, St George’s, University of London, and Imperial College (London, UK)


John Camm is Professor of Clinical Cardiology at St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK, and Professor of Cardiology at Imperial College, London. His interests include cardiac arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, stroke prevention, anticoagulation, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac pacemakers, and risk stratification in post-myocardial infarction, heart failure and cardiomyopathy patients.

Professor Camm is Editor of the European Society of Cardiology Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Electrophysiology of the Heart, Clinical Cardiology and Evidence-Based Medicine. He has written or edited more than 40 books, predominantly in the field of cardiac arrhythmology. He has authored or co-authored almost 1300 peer-reviewed papers, more than 500 book chapters, and in excess of 2500 accepted abstracts. He has delivered more than 500 international lectures.

Professor Camm has been involved in the production of numerous guidelines, including the ESC guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation and the NICE guidelines for the treatment of unstable angina and non-ST elevation ACS. Professor Camm was awarded the ESC Gold Medal in 2005 and the British Cardiovascular Society Mackenzie Medal in 2008.

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


Professor 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. Karl-Heinz Kuck (Hamburg, DE)

kuck-karl-heinz.jpgProf Karl-Heinz Kuck is currently the head of the Department of Cardiology at the Asklepios Klinik St. Georg in Hamburg, Germany. Since the 1980s his main scientific interest has been clinical electrophysiology, focusing on catheter ablation of various types of atrial, atrioventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmia. He has been the Principal Investigator of a number of large randomized controlled trials, among them CASH, CAT, DINAMIT, VTACH and FIRE AND ICE. In recent years, Prof Kuck has also become actively involved in the field of catheter-based treatment of valvular heart diseases. His scientific interests are reflected (as of January 2018) in more than 700 papers he has authored or co-authored.

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

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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.

Prof. Cecile Linde, FESC (Stockholm, SE)

linde-cecilia2011.jpgArea 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. Béla Merkely, PhD, DSc, FESC, FACC


Béla Merkely has been director and chairman of Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center in Budapest for more than 10 years. This Clinic has a wide profile, including cardiology, heart surgery, vascular surgery, cardiac imaging and interventional radiology. Besides of widespread clinical investigations, also translational aspect is present with small and large animal experimental labs and stem cell research. The principal role of the clinic as a tertiary centre is to perform invasive cardiology procedures of all types. A significant area is percutaneous coronary intervention in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and stable coronary artery disease using modern tools (e.g. rotablation, intravascular ultrasound).

In addition to his managerial responsibilities, Béla Merkely is still clinically active every day. He performs one thousand diagnostic coronarographies and PCIs on a yearly basis as well as pacemaker, ICD, CRT, TAVI and Mitraclip implantations.

Since 2015 Béla Merkely has been President of Semmelweis University Hospital and Vice-Rector for Clinical Affairs of Semmelweis University as well. Semmelweis University is a high-volume central facility with 8000 employees serving 2 million patients a year.

Béla Merkely has been participating in the work of the European Society of Cardiology and its Associations for more than twenty years. Since 2016 he has been serving the Board of the ESC as Vice-President for National Cardiac Societies, Editors Network and the Young.

At the Hungarian Society of Cardiology, he has been holding offices for twenty-two years. Between 2010 and 2013 he was President of the society, in May 2017 he received the Honorary President title.

He is the author of more than four hundred international and two hundred Hungarian articles, three edited and two specialized books, forty-four book chapters, two university textbooks, contributor of fourteen university course books. His impact factor is over 1688.

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.



* Interview between Prof. Jeroen Bax and Dr. Marina Kostyukevich who participated to the last edition of the EHRA Speed Mentoring 2017

"EHRA Speed mentoring gives invaluable experience and a chance to meet with leading cardiologists from all over the Europe. It is also a chance to discuss the latest achievements in the field and boost your career.  In 2017 during EHRA Speed mentoring at Vienna I had the opportunity to meet with Professor Bax, the ESC president. This gave me not only the inspiration for more profound scientific research and realization of new ideas, but also a chance to visit Leiden University Medical Center and get acquainted with one of the leading research centers."

Dr. Marina Kostyukevich