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Speed Mentoring at EHRA 2023

Get career advice in Barcelona from EP experts

Speed mentoring connects young specialists with international experts during one-on-one meetings. Selected applicants will receive career development advice and recommendations from seasoned and successful leaders in their fields.

New this year! On top of the individual speed mentoring, EHRA will be offering two group speed mentoring sessions with renowned experts in the field, Helmut Pürerfellner and Isabelle van Gelder.

The application period is now closed.

Dates and location

Speed mentoring is taking place at EHRA 2023, Barcelona, in the EHRA Members Lounge.

Individual sessions:

  • Sunday, 16 April, during afternoon break (15:30-16:45)
  • Monday, 17 April, during morning break (09:30-10:45)
  • Tuesday, 18 April, during morning break (10:45-12:00)

Group sessions (6-8 Young EP with one mentor):

  • Sunday, 16 April, during morning break (10:00-10:30)
  • Monday, 17 April, during afternoon break (15:45-16:15)

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be:


Please note: applications are no longer being accepted.

Applicants are selected based on their motivation letter and CV. Each applicant is assigned up to two individual interviews of 20 minutes each according to their profile and the mentor’s availability and a group mentoring session, if applicable.

Mentors in 2023

Haran Burri

burri-harran-2019.jpgAreas of expertise
Cardiac pacing and interventional electrophysiology

Place of work

University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Julian Chun

Chun_JulianAreas of expertise  
Catheter ablation, atrial fibrillation, Ventricular tachycardia, LAA closure, stroke prevention, coronary intervention  

Place of work 
CCB, Med. Klinik III, Markuskrankenhaus, Frankfurt, Germany

Natasja de Groot

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Mapping and ablation of complex arrhythmias, pediatric arrhythmias

Place of work
Erasmus University Medical Center, University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Tom De Potter

Tom-DePotter-2022.jpgAreas of expertise
AF and VT ablation, first-in-man development

Place of work
OLV Hospital Aalst, Cardiology Department, Aalst, Belgium

David Duncker

David_2022.jpgAreas of expertise
Catheter ablation, sudden cardiac death, devices, wearables

Place of work
Hannover Heart Rhythm Center, Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Hein Heidbuchel

hein-heidbuchel.jpgAreas of expertise
From cellular to clinical EP to managing EP

Place of work
Antwerp University Hopital, Antwerp, Belgium

Gerhard Hindricks

2-Prof.-Gerhard-Hindricks.jpgAreas of expertise
Electrophysiology and cardiac arrhythmia

Place of work
University of Leipzig, Heart Center Leipzig and Leipzig Heart Institute, Leipzig, Germany

Sabine Ernst

ernst-sabine-2013.jpgAreas of expertise
Complex arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmia in both paediatric and adult patients

Place of work
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London, UK

Christophe Leclercq

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Areas of expertise
Cardiac resynchronisation therapy, cardiac defibrillation / EHRA Past President

Place of work
Rennes University Hospital (CHU) and Rennes 1 University, Rennes, France

Jose Luis Merino

JoseLuis-Merino-resized.jpgAreas of expertise

AF, atypical flutter & VT ablation / EHRA President

Place of work

La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain

Helmut Pürerfellner

Dr-Pürerfellner_2022.jpgAreas of expertise
Electrophysiology, AF ablation, VT ablation / EHRA President-Elect

Place of work
Ordensklinikum Linz Elisabethinen, Linz, Austria 

Daniel Scherr

DanielScherr-2022.jpgAreas of expertise
Catheter ablation, atrial fibrillation, building up an EP center and a team, early career advice, how to combine research and clinics

Place of work
Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Jan Steffel

jan-Steffel-2023.jpgAreas of expertise
Electrophysiology and ablation, clinical arrhythmology, device implantation and troubleshooting, oral anticoagulation & stroke prevention

Place of work
Hirslanden Clinic, Zurich; University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Emma Svennberg

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Digital cardiology, screening for atrial fibrillation

Place of work
Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden


Isabelle van Gelder

Isabelle-vanGelder-2022.jpgAreas of expertise
Arrhythmias and device therapy, cardiovascular risk management and diagnosis, prevention of heart failure

Place of work
University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands and Univeristy of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark


EHRA 2022 Speed Mentoring 


“It has been a helpful and wonderful experience. Talking to famous EP experts is always great to improve your career and enlarge your European contacts.”

Dr. Lorenzo Mazzocchetti, Italy



"I have had the opportunity to participate in EHRA speed mentoring for a few years in a row.
As a young Canadian EP, this is always a great opportunity to hear about ideas in Europe, get feedback on my vision and connect through the networks of my mentors to my peer group in Europe."

Dr. William F. McIntyre, Canada



"The speed mentoring gave me the possibility to gain important insights regarding next possible career steps as well as important steps to take during my EP-fellowship. Moreover, it was a great possibility to network on an international basis with an expert in the field of electrophysiology. Would recommend it to every Young EP."

Dr. Henrike Aenne Katrin Hillmann, Germany



"Contacting one of the EP masters is one of the most important steps in your EP career. A speed mentoring session puts you on a speed trace in your career by taking professional advice from a brilliant electrophysiologist around the world. Don't miss it."

Dr. Mohamed Sayed Ahmed, Egypt

EHRA 2021 Online Speed Mentoring

Stefan Simovic.jpg"This was a great opportunity to meet and receive extraordinary advice from world-famous experts, which I have already started to apply in my daily practice. I have agreed on future cooperation with some of them. An extraordinary experience!"

Dr. Stefan Simovic, Serbia


Johanna Müller-Leisse.jpg"EHRA Online Speed Mentoring was very helpful, motivating and fun. What an honour to have such successful senior EP specialists spend their time and thoughts on you! I am very thankful for this experience."

Dr. Johanna Mueller-Leisse, Germany