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EHRA strives to maintain the highest standards in education and career development. The seal of quality at “EHRA Recognised Training Centres” (ERTC) verifies the use of advanced and uniform teaching techniques.
Put forward your centre and apply!
It is a quality label enabling training centres to highlight efficiency, add value to their quality of education and mentoring, increase notoriety as well as attract fellows and practitioners. It is also designed to be used as a mean to verify the uniformity of educational tools, standardised practical teaching to improve the overall quality of the laboratories.
Please read carefully the following Rules and Regulations, prior to completing online the ERTC application form:
EP National Cardiac Society / Working Group
Step 1: Submission of the ERTC application form
Complete positively all mandatory questions of the application form and submit all complementary support letters.
Step 2: Application Assessment
The process will take up to 4 weeks once the ERTC application form is properly submitted.
Step 3: Application Status
Applying centre will be notified whether its application was accepted or not.
Step 4: Payment
The accepted centre is requested to pay the full amount after receiving the invoice via bank transfer and credit card.
Step 5: Visibility
The accepted centre will be featured on our website and get a higher visibility which will attract more fellows.
€500 per year*
* €2,500 for the duration of the programme (5 years) and (subject to 20% VAT)– to be paid in full, upon application submission and acceptance after receiving the invoice via bank transfer and credit card.
Application EP and CP Application EP Application CP
You can download the EXCEL file version below to help you to prepare your answers to submit your application on the web form. Please note carefully that you can not send this document to the ESC Certification Office as an official application.
Application form EXCEL file
We are pleased to share the list of EHRA Recognised Training Centres:
Kars Neven, MD, PhD
Dr. Nikola Pavlović, MD
Jan Steffel, MD FESC FHRS
The University Hospital Zurich is a tertiary referral centre in the heart of Switzerland. The Division of Electrophysiology performs over 500 EP procedures as well as over 400 Cardiac Device interventions including complex lead extractions. Complex EP procedures are primarily performed using the CARTO system. Our unit employs 5 full-time and 2 part-time electrophysiologists. In addition to the vast clinical and EP learning opportunities, the centre offers a variety of research projects from basic research to clinical studies in electrophysiology as well as cardiac devices.
Dr. Arif Elvan
Isala Heart Centre provides a full range of basic and tertiary cardiac care, except for heart transplantations and cardiology for children, with internationally acknowledged electrophysiology (EP) and interventional cardiology subspecialisms present. Isala Heart Centre has years of educational experience and provides an EP-fellowship programme for invasive cardiac electrophysiology and devices, a full training programme for general cardiology, and a full interventional cardiology training programme. Relevant expertise for EHRA: all facets of invasive cardiac electrophysiology and devices are provided. *Note for candidates who want to apply for a fellowship: according to Dutch regulations, a formally acknowledged level NT2 or B2/C1 of Dutch is required if you want to perform restricted medical actions. Please only apply if you are able to meet the language proficiency requirements.
The Arrhythmia Unit at Hospital Clínico San Carlos (HCSC), in Madrid, led by Dr. Julián Pérez-Villacastín and Dr. Nicasio Pérez Castellano, is a high volume electrophysiology centre that runs 4 labs (2 at HCSC and 2 in associated hospitals). We have the most advanced technology (CARTO, NavX, Rhythmia, Stereotaxis, intracardiac echocardiography, etc.) to perform about 1000 procedures/year, 400 ablations/year (including complex ablations like atrial fibrillation, atypical atrial flutter and endocardial/epicardial ventricular tachycardia ablations) and 400 cardiac devices implants-extractions/year (including endocardial/subcutaneous ICD and CRT). As a university hospital included in the national health service we develop several educational activities aimed to physicians, nurses, residents and fellows. We also conduct research projects and the Cardiology department is linked to CNIC (the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research), which allows the fellows to develop their research career.
Critical Care Medicine Department
Dr. Ahmef Taher Mahmoud
Since the establishment of Critical Care Medicine Department, cardiac electrophysiology has been in the core of its practice. It has 3 cath labs, one of which is dedicated to invasive EP. This lab is equipped with 3D mapping systems (Both CARTO and Ensite), ICE and rotational angiography. It performs around 500 procedures a year placing it among the highest flow centres in Egypt. This includes implantation of complex devices (like CRTD), lead extraction, and ablation of simple and complex arrhythmias (Like AF and VT). It's currently an approved training centre for the Egyptian board of Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Medical University of Graz
The Medical University of Graz hosts one of the busiest Electrophysiology Services in Austria which serves a population of 1.5 million in southern Austria.
300 ablations, ranging from SVT to AF to VT procedures, and more than 300 CIED implantations are performed annually.
2 CARTO systems, as well as a Cryoablation system are in use. In addition, LAA occluders are regularly implanted. Patients are seen in an electrophysiologic outpatient clinic, including a dedicated nursing staff.
Basic research (including a large-animal chronic AF model) and both investigator-initiated and third-party clinical research are conducted with the assistance of a team of technicians and study coordinators.
The EP Group is renowned for its excellence and leading position in both clinical EP as well as in both basic and clinical EP research.
In addition, we have a longstanding and dedicated activity in national and international societies (EHRA, HRS).
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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