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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, 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.”
Professor 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 2 years. Each module has the following format: online preparatory phase, intensive 4-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
Modules' date and topic are subject to limited change.
Module 0: Intoduction 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*
Module 3: How to organise an arrhythmia unit?
April 9-13, 2022 | In person*
Module 4: Atrial fibrillation
June 25-29, 2022 | In person*
Module 5: Ventricular tachycardia
October 8-12, 2022 | In person*
Module 6: Cardiac pacing, defibrillation and electrical management of heart failure
January 28 - February 1, 2023 | In person*
Module 7: Sudden arrhythmic death
May 13-17, 2023 | In person*
Module 8: Guideline implementation and future trends in arrhythmia management
Oct 7-11, 2023 | Maastricht *
* In-person training take place in Maastricht (Netherlands), Brussels (Belgium) and Paris (France).
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.
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
- 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
* Learn more about EHRA certification : click here
Application are open : Apply Now
Application deadline : 15 May 2021
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.