The annual Summit of the European Heart Rhythm Association ( EHRA ) on e-health and personalised health care in arrhythmias took place at the European Heart House in Sophia Antipolis on 22-23 March 2010. It further reinforced an existing discussion platform with the Working Groups in Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing and / or National Societies. The summit aimed not only at productive discussion and valuable feedback to guide the EHRA activities, but also to weave stronger links to efficiently work together. This step is critical for EHRA to reflect the needs of its members in its activities.
Unpreceded affluence at EHRA Summit 2010
97 Participants! With its 97 participants, the EHRA Summit provided valuable lectures thanks to the presence of 23 speakers and created interactive discussions among the audience, including 36 representatives from National Societies and Working groups in Electrophysiology from 34 ESC member countries and 23 representatives from Industry.
Prof. P. Vardas, EHRA President
This two-day Summit on "e-health and personalised health care in arrhythmias" had the ambitious aim to raise discussions around new technologies and bring into focus Cardiology as indissociable from "E-Health" in the future. More precisely the Summit focused on topics such as:
The breakout sessions on the second day split the attendees into 3 Task Forces to go further into discussions and stress the importance of Telenursing, Telemonitoring and Telecare for the future.
This year’s topic on "e-health and personalised health care in arrhythmias" had a tremendous impact on the attendees (read take home messages below) and certainly sowed the seed for a new era.
C.Blomström Lundqvist, A. Auricchio
EHRA has then fulfilled its goal and contributed once again to "improve the quality of life of the European population by reducing the impact of cardiac arrhythmias and reduce sudden cardiac death".
Most of the comments that were collected from the survey that the EHRA Team sent after the Summit, reflects the awareness that E-Health medecine opens new perspectives for patients and that actions has to be taken to make reality comes true. Below you will find a few comments collected from the survey sent to all attendees after the Summit:
E-health and personalised health care in arrhythmias in Sophia Antipolis: The EHRA Summit was the fourth meeting between the European Heart Rhythm Association and the Presidents and Chairpersons of the all Working Groups on Electrophysiology, Arrhythmias, Cardiac Pacing and Heart Rhythm of the ESC National Societies.
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