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EHRA Summit 2016

European Heart House, Thursday-Friday 14-15 April 2016

Education: a joint venture with and for our stakeholders

Day 1: 14 April

  Presentation Speakers
13:30-13:35 Welcome G. Hindricks
13:35-13:40 Introduction to the EHRA Spring Summit 2016 H. Heidbuchel
Session 1: What education do our stakeholders provide themselves and expect from EHRA?
13:40-14:00 Patients with arrhythmic conditions and/or devices I. Drossart
14:00 – 14:20 Fellows in training S. Barsamyan
14:20 – 14:40 Chairman of Certification Committee of the WG on Heart Rhythm of the Polish Cardiac Society P. Mitkowski
14:40 – 15:00 Electrophysiologists outside EU W. Galal
15:00 – 15:20 Allied Professionals D. Theuns
15:20 – 15:40 The new MedTech policy: Industry view S. Meda
15:40 – 16:00 The new MedTech policy: European Society of Cardiology view I. Bardinet
16:00 – 16:20 Coffee Break  
Session 2: What EHRA has to offer  
16:20 – 16:35 For patients: AF Matters Web site N. De Groot
16:35 – 16:55    For fellows: courses M. Didenko
16:55 – 17:15 For EP and AP: education and certification J. Cosedis Nielsen
17:15 – 17:35 EHRA Fellowship and Proctorship Programs C. Carbucicchio
17:35 – 17:55 Advanced training: DAS-CAM T. De Potter
17:55 – 18:10 ESC Educational Programmes J. Marco
20:00-22:00 Dinnner  

Day 2: 15 April

  Presentation Speakers
Session 3: Keynote Lecture by Prof. Dr. Jean Marco
8:30 – 9:00 Transformative learning: an educational journey for each of us J. Marco
Break-outs sessions: How to improve on current educational offerings: concrete proposals
9:00 – 10:30 5 groups focusing on  
  Patient education and involvement with attention to topics such as:
  • what is the experience with national arrhythmia patient groups?
  • what education is provided at a local/national level?
  • what are the desired outcomes of such education?
Moderator: N. De Groot; reporter: I. Drossart
  Education of fellows and non-members (cardiologists, GP, other physicians) with attention to topics such as:
  • what requires more focus: basic EP (since no other formal teaching channels); preparatory courses for the certification exams; advanced courses; hands-on programs; proctor-programs; fellowship programs; …?
Moderator: C. Carbucicchio; reporter: T. De Potter
  Education of NCS/WG and/or EHRA members with attention to topics such as:
  • how to create added value for WG/NCS by joined actions and membership (National WG/EHRA)
  • what are possibilities for revenue sharing activities (e.g. through educational offerings; e.g. EP and center certification)
Moderator: J. Steffel; reporter: P. Mitkowski
  Allied professionals with attention to topics such as:
  • EHRA provides AP certification. Does it need to provide education directly, for hospital-based AP and for industry-based AP?
  • does NCS/WG/EHRA have a strategic aim by training AP, allowing Industry to reduce staff support
Moderator: H. Heidbuchel; reporter: D. Theuns
  Funding of education in the light of the new MedTech policy with attention to topics such as:
  • does industry foresee that there will be less support for meetings, or just different?
  • how can we guarantee that especially young EP / fellows can attend international congresses or meetings?
  • is there a need for EHRA to explore and set up new educational/financial models?
Moderators: K.-H. Kuck/I. Bardinet, reporter: S. Meda
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break  
Session 4: Reporting back and discussion 
11:00 – 11:20 Patients    I. Drossart
11:20 – 11:40 Fellows and non-members   T. De Potter
11:40 – 12:00 Members of NCS/WG/EHRA P. Mitkowski
12:00 – 12:20 Allied Professionals  D. Theuns
12:20 – 12:40 The new MedTech policy  S. Meda 
12:40 – 13:00  Conclusions and adjourn by the EHRA President  G. Hindricks