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About the Academy

Training future leaders in cardiovascular medicine

  • Advanced course on Cardiac Arrhythmia Management

    The European Heart Academy is delighted to announce an innovative programme, aiming to train the future leaders in arrhythmia management and research: “Diploma of Advanced Studies in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management” to start in October 2016. This advanced course is a joint collaboration between the Maastricht University Medical Centre, the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and the European Heart Academy (EHA).

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  • Position paper on industrial Trans Fatty Acids

    Trans fatty acids (TFA) are widely recognized as the most harmful fat with regard to causing cardiovascular disease and the detrimental effects of TFA on heart health and mortality are now beyond dispute. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the main cause of death in Europe with very significant differences...

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  • Novel Master of Science in health economics focuses on cardiovascular disease

    Cardiologists destined to become leaders in their hospital and in their specialty need to be equipped to answer difficult questions in an era one might term Big Cardiology. It’s an age in which quality is not just defined by whether a patient lives or...

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  • Discover and attend to LMC Forum

    This forum of Leadership & Management in Cardiovascular Medicine aim is to bring together health care professionals, manager,academics, decision and policy makers, as well as analysts, from a variety of geographical and institutional settings. This will be the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas, knowledge, experiences and best practices around health policy, health economics, health management, and health leadership matters.

    Members of the European Heart Academy courses can benefit from a special fee.

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  • Position paper on Personal Data Protection

    The European Society of Cardiology supports the European Commission’s initiative to reform the existing EU framework on personal data protection to strengthen people’s rights, their ability to control their data and their capacity to exercise their rights more effectively.
    However, in line with the positions of the...

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The aim of The European Heart Academy

The European Heart Academy trains future leaders in cardiovascular medicine. Cooperating closely with selected excellent universities in Europe, the Academy offers specialised courses in relevant areas of cardiovascular medicine for aspiring candidates that lead to academic degrees. It is the implicit aim of the European Heart Academy to build and strengthen cooperation between European cardiologists, represented by the ESC and top-tier academic institutions in Europe. 

The European Heart Academy is based in the centre of Brussels where it can teach classes up to 60 students in house. Teaming up with selected university partners, the academy runs courses leading to academic degrees according to the Bologna agreement nomenclature, such as a Master degree, designed for aspiring candidates with a bright future in cardiovascular medicine. These courses are meant to educate future leaders in cardiovascular medicine in relevant areas that will shape the future of cardiovascular medicine in Europe, and help to fill current gaps in the further development of care for cardiovascular patients in Europe.

Each course is planned and coordinated in close cooperation with an academic partner, usually a university in Europe. Academic training is organised in collaboration with selected excellent academic centres with mutual benefit and joint leadership. Teaching and hands-on modules are taught at partner universities, in Brussels, and in other state-of-the-art facilities, thus meeting the specific needs of each course.

The Academy and its university partners aim to provide the ultimate cardiovascular degrees, combining excellent teachers, innovative, executive style teaching formats, interactive and online learning tools with relevant topics for future cardiovascular leaders.

Academic Programmes

Who's who at the Academy

Prof Panos Vardas, FESC
Chief Strategy Officer of the European Heart Agency, ESC Past President

Prof Perry Elliott, FESC
Chair of the European Heart Academy

Dr Tom de Potter, FEHRA
Head of Unit University Courses of the European Heart Academy

Dr Radu Huculeci
Project Leader of the European Heart Academy

Maud Trommenschlager
Project Manager of the European Heart Academy