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EHRA Summit 2011

Medical innovations in arrhythmias - the expectations, the barriers, the developments

Arrhythmias


EHRA Summit 2011Medical Innovations in Arrhythmias - The expectations, the barriers, the developments

The topic of the annual Summit, organised by the European Heart Rhythm Association ( EHRA ), was Medical Innovations in Arrhythmias - The expectations, the barriers, the developments. The summit took place once again at the European Heart House in Sophia Antipolis, France from 21-22 March 2011.

The strategic aim was to strengthen the relations between EHRA and the Working Groups in Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing and / or National Societies by creating a discussion platform.  

 


75 Participants!Professor Panos Vardas, EHRA President

With its 75 participants including 17 speakers,  29 representatives from National Societies and Working groups in Electrophysiology from 27 ESC member countries invited and 13 representatives from Industry, the EHRA Summit was very productive and successful thanks to its state of the art scientific presentations.

EHRA Summit 2011 : Another successful meeting !  

Professor C. Wolpert

 The aim of this two day Summit on "Medical Innovations in Arrhythmias. The expectations, the barriers, the developments" was to highlight the main obstacles in treatment in the European countries. The cases of United Kingdom, Russia, Serbia, Israel, Spain and Poland have been addressed.

 

Professor  A. Auricchio, EHRA President Elect

The breakout sessions on day two split the attendees into three task forces to enable more elaborate discussions on:

  • What defines innovation in medical devices? What are the stages of the innovation process?
  • Who are the stakeholders in innovation?
  • The affordability of the health care system's technology innovation: where does it stand and where is it going?

 

EHRA spreads the good word! 

Below you will find a sample of comments collected from the survey sent to all attendees after the Summit.

Thoughts on the Summit...

  • Industry innovation implementation in clinical practice is dependant on the economic conditions and reimbursement issues of each country.
  • The economic situation will drive future opportunities.
  • EHRA spread very good intentions and stimulus of spreading ideas and activities.
  • I am very impressed by the high quality of topics discussed during the meeting.

Medical Innovations in Arrhythmias. The expectations, the barriers, the developments

The EHRA Summit was the fifth 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. The European Heart Rhythm Association is happy to share with you the different point of view of the lecturers. The presentations of the meeting are available below in PDF format

Day 1

Title

Speaker
EHRA Statu Quo & Quo Vadis  P. Vardas
Meeting Objectives C. Wolpert
The developments in the CRM Devices. The last 50 years history R. Sutton
The Profile of a significant innovation. The electro-anatomic mapping development L. Gepstein
The limited funding of Research & Development J-L. Calle

The restricted affordability of the health care systems
- The view of the industry



M. Siebert
Gaps in the implementation of Guidelines for CRM Devices in ESC country members - The case of United Kingdom S. Furniss
Gaps in the implementation of Guidelines for CRM Devices in ESC country members - The case of Russia M. Medvedev
Gaps in the implementation of Guidelines for CRM Devices in ESC country members - The case of Serbia   G. Milasinovic
Gaps in the implementation of Guidelines for CRM Devices in ESC country members - The case of Israel M. Glikson
Gaps in the implementation of Guidelines for CRM Devices in ESC country members - The case of Spain  I. Fernandez Lozano
Gaps in the implementation of Guidelines for CRM Devices in ESC country members - The case of Poland Z. Kalarus
Economics & Medical Innovation: closer to reality or is it out of reach? R. Tarricone

Day 2

Title

Speaker
Leadless CRM Devices G. Milasinovic
Implantable loop recorders, the current and futures role in Arrhythmias and beyond  R. Hatala
Genetics for Personalised Medicine in Arrhythmias P. Schwartz