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DAS-CAM, 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 learn the state-of-the-art in 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.


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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.

The 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, Chief Strategy Officer 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
Past 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.”

leclercq-christophe-2018.jpgProfessor Christophe Leclercq
European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) President 2020-2022:

Structure and content

DAS-CAM is designed as an executive programme, consisting of eight modules spread over two years. Each module has the following format: online preparatory phase, intensive four-day in-person training, followed by an 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 teaching dates for the next intake starting July 2021

Module dates and topics are subject to limited change. 

Module 0:  Introduction to the DAS-CAM programme 
July 4-5, 2021 | Online 

Module 1: Towards an optimal use of the ECG in cardiac arrhythmia management 
October 9-13, 2021 | In person in Maastricht 

Module 2: Fundamentals of Cardiac Arrhythmogenesis 
January 29 - February 2, 2022 | In person in Maastricht 

Module 3: How to organise an arrhythmia unit?
May 7-11, 2022 | In person in Brussels

Module 4: Atrial fibrillation 
June 25-29, 2022 | In person in Maastricht

Module 5: Ventricular tachycardia 
October 8-12, 2022 | In person in Maastricht

Module 6: Cardiac pacing, defibrillation and electrical management of heart failure
January 28 - February 1, 2023 | In person in Maastricht

Module 7: Sudden arrhythmic death 
April 1-5, 2023 | In person in Maastricht 

Module 8: Guideline implementation and future trends in arrhythmia management

June 18-21, 2023 | In person in Brussels - graduation ceremony on 20 June


Important : In case of travel restriction adapted formats will be offered. Hybrid and online teaching solutions have been successfully implemented, allowing participants to follow the programme worldwide. 

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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:

  • Application requirements: 
    • Experience as a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist
    • EHRA Member
    • Holding EHRA certification (or agreeing to pass the EHRA EP and/or CP exams during DAS-CAM programme)*
    • Willingness to contribute to innovation in the field of cardiac arrhythmia management
    • Having a demonstrable scientific interest
    • Experience with executive responsibility
    • Showing interest in taking leadership role
    • Proficiency in English
    • Willingness to commit the time required for both e-learning and in-person training


    * Find out more about EHRA certification


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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.

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