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Training future leaders in arrhythmia: DAS-CAM

ESC Congress News 2018 - Munich, Germany

One of the key needs identified by the ESC is the training of future leaders. For this purpose, a unique 2-year educational programme entitled ‘Diploma of Advanced Studies in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management (DAS-CAM)’ has been established in a collaborative initiative involving the European Heart Academy (EHA), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and Maastricht University Medical Center.

Arrhythmias and Device Therapy
Training and Education

When asked about DAS-CAM, current participant, Doctor Daniel Scherr (Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria) said, “Most medical education programmes focus on making you a better doctor, which is a great thing, but this multidisciplinary diploma covers many other aspects, including statistics, health economics, leadership and presentation skills–the full scale of what you need today to succeed in your interactions with patients but also with the administration, colleagues and at congresses.” DAS-CAM graduates will have a solid understanding of both the content and context of the field, with the global dimension needed to prepare them for future leadership.

Dr. Scherr continued, “Participants all bring their individual experience into the group, but then we become students again and are being taught by the best-of-the-best in a world-class faculty. As a group, we have become friends and will stay connected as an international network for a lifetime.” In total, 32 individuals from 18 different nationalities are currently participating in the first DAS-CAM intake. The second DAS-CAM intake is now open for applications–the programme will start in January 2019, with an application deadline of 15 September 2018.


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About the European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology brings together healthcare professionals from more than 150 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people lead longer, healthier lives.

About ESC Congress 2018

ESC Congress is the world’s largest and most influential cardiovascular event contributing to global awareness of the latest clinical trials and breakthrough discoveries. ESC Congress 2018 takes place 25 to 29 August at the Messe München in Munich, Germany. Explore the scientific programme