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Diploma of Advanced Studies in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management

Joint collaboration between the European Heart Academy of ESC, European Heart Rhythm Association and Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC)

In this innovative postgraduate programme, you will gain the state of the art on cardiac arrhythmology, regulatory and societal dimensions of arrhythmia management, as well as cardiovascular biostatistics, health economics and leadership expertise. These added skills will empower you to set new standards in the cardiovascular field and related services for the next decade and beyond.

Programme start date: January 2017

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Programme overview

The Diploma of Advanced Studies in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management trains future leaders in arrhythmology to deliver state-of-the-art cardiovascular services in the next decade and beyond. DAS-CAM brings together renowned experts, who will cover not only clinical cardiac electrophysiology and device technology, but also the leadership, biostatistics and health economics perspectives. The programme will empower electrophysiologists to fulfil leadership roles as well as regulatory and managerial positions in their hospitals, universities, and other work environments.
Main topics covered:

  • Up-to-date cardiac arrhythmology from mechanisms and ECG reading to novel and complex interventions
  • Regulatory and societal dimensions of arrhythmia management
  • Leadership development
  • Cardiovascular biostatistics and Health economics


Professor Panos Vardas, ESC President 2012-2014, Managing Chair of the European Heart Agency:
“One of the key needs identified by the European Society of Cardiology is the training of future leaders in arrhythmia management and research with a wide view of the societal and economical perspectives.” 

Professor Harry Crijns, Chair of Cardiology at Maastricht University Medical Centre:
“Graduates of DAS-CAM will understand how value based healthcare includes scientific evidence, health economics, organisational excellence, and value to patients.”



Professor Gerhard Hindricks, Past President of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA):
“DAS-CAM goes far beyond a traditional arrhythmia course and we would like to attract the best candidates in Europe whose goal is to become a leader in arrhythmia research and clinics.” 


Structure and content

DAS-CAM is designed as an executive programme, consisting of eight modules spread over 2 years. Each module has the following format: online preparatory phase, intensive 4-day in-person training, followed by evaluation phase to integrate and reflect on the module. In addition to time spent in the classroom, you will also be expected to complete coursework from a distance.
The course language is English.

Module topics and in-person teaching dates

Module 1: Towards an optimal use of the ECG in cardiac arrhythmia management
4-8 February 2017 | Maastricht

Module 2: Fundamentals of Cardiac Arrhythmogenesis
1-5 April 2017 | Maastricht

Module 3: How to organise an arrhythmia unit?
24-28 June 2017 | Brussels

Module 4: Atrial fibrillation
7-11 October 2017 | Maastricht

Module 5: Ventricular tachycardia
20-24 January 2018 | Maastricht

Module 6: Cardiac pacing, defibrillation and electrical management of heart failure
14-18 April 2018 | Maastricht

Module 7: Sudden arrhythmic death
30 June - 4 July 2018 | Maastricht

Module 8: Guideline implementation and future trends in arrhythmia management
6-10 October 2018 | Brussels

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Who should attend?

The programme targets clinical cardiac electrophysiologists with the ambition to improve their knowledge and skills in order to become leading professionals in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. To be eligible, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Experience as a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist, holding EHRA certification or with sufficient experience to be eligible to take the EHRA EP exams
  • Willingness to contribute to innovation in the field of cardiac arrhythmia management
  • Having a demonstrable scientific interest
  • Experience with executive responsibility
  • Having leadership characteristics
  • Being an active learner and team worker, proficient in English
  • Willingness to commit the time required for both e-learning and in-person training for the program 


Programme start date: January 2017.
Applications are now closed.  

Tuition fees

Course fees are €2,500 per annum for a total of €5,000. Travel, accommodation and other expenses accrued during the course will be covered by the participants.

More resources

Interview with Prof. Panos Vardas, Prof. Harry Crijns and Prof. Gerhard Hindricks on the added value of the innovative DAS-CAM programme

If you would like more information on the programme or the application procedure, please contact the Academy or the DAS-CAM.