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EHRA Summit 2023

From 8 to 9 June in Madrid, Spain

08/06/2023 14:00 09/06/2023 13:00 Europe/Paris EHRA Summit 2023

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Programme: Thursday, 8 June


Time Presentation Speakers
14:00–14:10 Welcome José Luis Merino (EHRA President)
Michal Farkowski (EHRA NCS Committee Chair)
14:10–14:20 Welcome from the local host David Calvo (Chair of the Spanish Heart Rhythm Association)
14:20–14:30 Feedback from last year's summit Daniel Scherr (EHRA NCS Committee Co-Chair)
Katarzyna Malaczynska-Rajpold (EHRA Young EP committee Chairperson)

Session 1: Certification

Part 1: Chaired by José Luis Merino and Michal Farkowski
Time Presentation Speakers
14:30 - 14:50 Current status of individual certification in EP and CIED – results of the EHRA survey Michal Farkowski
14:50 - 15:10 Certification and quality of care - the view of the early career electrophysiologists

Katarzyna Malaczynska-Rajpold

15:10 - 15:30 The fusion between EHRA certification and education   Andreu Porta Sanchez
15:30 - 15:50 The role of the industry in professional certification Alessandro Dulio (Medtronic)


Coffee Break and Networking  15:50 - 16:30


Part 2: Chaired by Daniel Scherr and Haran Burri
Time Presentation Speakers
16:30 - 17:20

Different levels of interaction between EHRA and national certification programmes


  • Cor Allaart
  • David Calvo
  • Pascal Defaye
  • Haran Burri
  • Sabri Demircan
17:20 - 18:20

Moderated discussion between reps of countries with and without certification: needs, tips and barriers 

18:20 - 18:30 Adjournment by Chairs Daniel Scherr
Haran Burri


Programme: Friday, 9 June

Session 2: Medical Device Regulation (MDR) 

Part 1: Chaired by Helmut Puererfellner and Christophe Leclercq
Time Presentation Speakers
08:00 - 08:20 MDR - What is it ? Alan Fraser
08:20 - 08:40 Insights into conformity assessments – how notified bodies approve devices?  Richard Holborrow
08:40 - 09:20

Is my daily practice already affected by MDR? 


  • Vassil Traykov
  • Thomas Deneke
  • Trine Fink
  • Antonio D'Onofrio
09:20 - 09:40
Medical Devices Regulation – a patient’s perspective  Inga Drossart
09:40 - 10:00 What have EHRA and ESC already done?  Elena Arbelo
10:00 - 10:20 Discussion All


Coffee Break and Networking  10:20 - 10:40


Part 2: Chaired by Elena Arbelo and Isabelle van Gelder
Time Presentation Speakers
10:40 - 11:00 Will the MDR impact the research and education?  Gabriel Laurent
11:00 - 11:20

The impact of the MDR on medical industry

Geoff Stevens (Atricure)
Zenichi Ihara (Abbott)
11:20 - 12:10

Break-out session

  • What is already being done locally?
  • What can we all do?


  • Moti Haim
  • Jakub Baran
12:10 - 12:30 Results from the breakout session and plenary discussion  Moderator: Elena Arbelo
12:30 - 12:50 How should clinicians contribute to the regulation of high-risk devices? Paul Piscoi
12:50 - 13:00 Take-home messages and adjournment by the EHRA President José Luis Merino

Previous EHRA Summits

EHRA Young Ambassadors Summit

This event is an opportunity to strengthen relationships between Young EP National Ambassadors as well as to share experiences.

This year the Young Ambassadors Summit took place on 7-8 June in Madrid, Spain.