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Atrial fibrillation screening implementation – state of the art and future directions. A Horizon 2020 AFFECT-EU webinar

EHRA webinar

20/10/2021 18:00 20/10/2021 19:00 Europe/Paris Atrial fibrillation screening implementation – state of the art and future directions. A Horizon 2020 AFFECT-EU webinar

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European Heart Rhythm Association DD/MM/YYYY
Preventive Cardiology
Atrial Fibrillation
e-Cardiology and Digital Health
European Heart Rhythm Association
Risk Factors and Prevention
Arrhythmias and Device Therapy

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Learning objectives

After watching the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • use current AF screening guidelines in different settings, from opportunistic to systematic screening and patient-led rhythm monitoring;
  • understand the relevance of screen-detected AF for outcomes;
  • understand current AF screening practices and ongoing studies;
  • select the optimal target population for screening;
  • detect mode, intensity and length of screening for AF;
  • recognise the relation of AF burden and projected stroke risk;
  • know more about European stakeholder perspectives on AF screening implementation and its barriers;
  • use digital applications and decision-support tools; and
  • implement patient education on the risks/benefits of AF screening.


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2019-Renate-Schnabel.jpgProfessor Renate Schnabel
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
General and Interventional Cardiology
Hamburg, Germany

Professor Giuseppe Borianiboriani-giuseppe-2014.jpg
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Modena, Italy

Lis Neubeck_photo.jpgProfessor Lis Neubeck
School of Health and Social Care
Sighthill Campus


Dominik Linz - Netherlands.jpgAssociate Professor Dominik Linz
Maastricht Hart en Vaat Centrum
Maastricht, The Netherlands


Session information

This webinar is designed for general practitioners, EHRA members, ACNAP members, members of the ESC Council on Stroke and the ESC Council on Cardiology Practice, preventive cardiologists, and those wishing to update their scientific knowledge on the topic.

During the webinar, you will be encouraged to send your questions by chat and interact with our key opinion leaders who will provide live feedback.

Technical settings

The webinar is available on PC and tablets. The use of a smartphone is not recommended.

To answer the MCQs during the live, you must allow pop-up windows.

A high-speed Internet connection is required (minimum 2 Mbps).