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Fellow of the European Heart Rhythm Association (FEHRA)

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Recognising excellence through the Fellowship of EHRA

The European Heart Rhythm Association introduced the status (title) “Fellow of the European Heart Rhythm Association” (FEHRA) in 2016, as an honorary recognition offered to its most prominent members.

FEHRA is rewarding professionals with outstanding experience, who have distinguished themselves individually in clinical, educational, organisational or other aspects of the cardiac rhythm field.

The purpose

Recognising EHRA members who have made an exceptional contribution in the field of Cardiac Rhythm and who merit a title that is based on professional scientific achievement.

Privileges and Benefits

  • Use the title FEHRA in the signature
  • Complimentary EHRA Gold membership benefits (incl. print and online access to EP Europace Journal..)
  • Access to EHRA Members’ lounge during  EHRA Congresses
  • Electronic fellowship diploma
  • EHRA pin recognition
  • Recognition within EHRA corporate documentation
  • Leading role within EHRA initiatives and activities – mentoring*
  • Online access to the Fellows Directory via EHRA Directory

*Upon individual approval – Contact can be shared with EHRA Young EP Community.

The above FEHRA privileges and benefits, worth over €1 000 are included in the annual fellowship fee of €308.

Rules of EHRA Fellowship

The European Heart Rhythm Association introduced the status (title) “Fellow of the European Heart Rhythm Association” (FEHRA) in 2016.

Requirements to become a Fellow of the EHRA:

  • Candidates have to be EHRA members at the time of the application
  • Candidates have to demonstrate their excellence in cardiac rhythm in at least one of these three domains:
    • Research at National and/or International Level
    • Teaching and Training
    • Clinical care
  • Candidates shall submit:
    • Copy of academic diploma (MD., PhD. Or equivalent): if not originally in English, translation is mandatory.
    • List of publications present in Pubmed, of these at least 10 publications with the applicant as first or last author, with a cumulative impact factor of 40
    • One supporting letter: either from the President of an EP National Cardiac society / Working Group or from an EHRA Board Member.
    • Short CV

Please note that all supporting documents must be provided in English.

All elements referred to here are mandatory. Therefore, the committee in charge of the selection will reject candidates who don’t supply all these elements.

Application procedure

When applying for the EHRA Fellowship online, please follow the procedure below:

  • Browse the documentation requested and upload (all documentation has to translated into English and should be submitted in PDF) 
  • Submit the application before the deadline

The application should be made via the online submission system (no paper submission will be accepted). The application should be submitted electronically via the dedicated online system; otherwise, it will not be taken into account. The online application must contain all above specified documents.

The application deadline is usually the end of October (year N) for the EHRA Fellowship to be recognised in year N+1. The newly elected FEHRA will be informed in December, year N of his/her applications' approval/rejection.

All FEHRA privileges, benefits and duties formally begin on 1 January (year N+1). Upon notification by mail, the newly elected EHRA Fellow should pay the fellowship fee as soon possible and before 31 December (year N). 

Election process

Applications submitted after the annual deadline will not be considered by the Committee in charge nor by with the EHRA Executive Board. Complete applications only will be reviewed, and the candidate is informed by email of the acceptance/rejection of the application.

Annual EHRA fellowship fee rule

The yearly fellowship fee is €308 and covers the period of 1 January to 31 December. Newly elected FEHRA receive the request for payment in November. The request for payment is mailed, and the payment must be received before 31 December to ensure the delivery of the EP Europace Journal in early January (year N+1)

On 1 January, all advantages for fellows will be cancelled if the fellowship fee remains unpaid. After two years of non-payment of fees, consecutively or not, the fellow will be informed of his/her exclusion from the EHRA Fellowship, unless payment is received within three months, reintegration of an excluded fellow in the EHRA fellowship register will be accepted upon payment of all due fees.

A ”pay in order” principle applies: the Fellowship fee is due every year and one may only pay the fellowship fee of the given year, upon payment of the fee of the previous year.

Annual EHRA fellowship rule

  • € 308 (incl. VAT) - per the calendar year - from 1 January to 31 December
  • Only (year N) EHRA Member can apply to be Fellow of the (year N+1).

Renewal forms

FEHRA fees are due every year. Payments should be made by credit card, in Euros only through your My ESC account. Automatic renewal will be activated as of January 2019.

Interested in joining the prestigious EHRA Fellowship Community?

Follow these steps to apply

  • Ensure that you are EHRA Member. Otherwise join here
  • Download and fill in the CV template 
  • The application is accessible through My ESC account (My memberships / my applications, "Fellowship Applications" / "Fellow of the European Heart Rhythm Association (FEHRA)" / "Apply now" )

Selected Fellows in 2018

  • Jonathan Behar
  • Emanuele Bertaglia
  • Serge Boveda
  • Antonio D'Onofrio
  • Jan Elders
  • Pier-Giorgio Golzio
  • Enes Elvin Gul
  • Ross Hunter
  • Marek Kiliszek
  • Marcio Kiuchi
  • Panagiotis Korantzopoulos
  • Christian-Hendrik Heeger
  • Jacek Majewski
  • Christian Meyer
  • Mario Martins Oliveira
  • Pawel Tomasz Matusik
  • Laura Perrotta
  • Marco Proietti
  • Obaida Rashid Rana
  • Christian Sohns

Fellows elected in previous years

  • Nazem Akoum
  • Tolga Aksu
  • Auricchio Angelo
  • Lucas Boersma
  • Harilaos Bogossian
  • Giuseppe Boriani
  • Giovanni Luca Botto
  • Noel G. Boyle
  • Gunter Breithardt 
  • Alan John Camm
  • Eric Chong
  • Antonio Curcio
  • Nikolaos Dagres
  • G.A. Dan
  • Natasja M.S. de Groot
  • Jonas De Jong
  • Tom De Potter
  • Maxim Didenko
  • Igor Diemberger
  • Nils Edvardsson
  • Arif Elvan
  • Heidi Estner
  • Stefano Fumagalli
  • Andreas Goette
  • Motti Haim
  • Peter Steen Hansen
  • Hein Heidbuchel
  • Martin Hemels
  • Gerhard Hindricks
  • Ali Hussam
  • Salem Kachboura
  • Yalin Kalinc
  • Paulus Kirchhof
  • Thomas Kriebel
  • Goran Krstacic
  • Katja Zeppenfeld
  • Jean-Benoît le Polain de Waroux
  • Christophe Leclercq
  • Konstantinos P. Letsas
  • Gregory Y.H Lip
  • Georges H. Mairesse
  • Giosuè Mascioli
  • Andrea Mazza
  • Jose Luis Merino
  • Federico Migliore
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Lluis Mont
  • Andre Ng
  • Jens Cosedis Nielsen
  • Dennis W.T. Nilsen
  • Sana Ouali
  • Evgeny Pokushalov
  • Antonio Raviele
  • Andreas Rillig
  • Sascha Rolf
  • Alexander Romanov
  • Andrea Sarkozy
  • Nadir Saoudi
  • Daniel Scherr
  • Peter Schwartz
  • Philipp Sommer
  • Christoph Starck
  • Jan Steffel
  • Martin Stockburger
  • Markus Stuehlinger
  • Richard Sutton
  • Jesper Hastrup Svendsen
  • Gabor Szeplaki
  • Dierk Thomas
  • Roland Tilz
  • Vassil Traykov
  • Serge Alexander Trines
  • Isabelle Van Gelder
  • Radu Vatasescu
  • Johan Vijgen
  • Heiner Wieneke
  • Michael Wolf
  • Sing-Chien Yap
  • Mustafa Yildiz 
  • Yoga Yuniadi
  • Francesco Zanon