The annual Summit of the European Heart Rhythm Association ( EHRA ) on Post-graduate education in a changing and challenging environment took place at the European Heart House in Sophia Antipolis on 18-20 March 2012. A fruitful discussion on post-graduate education took place, with the very active participation of members of national Working Groups in Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing, EHRA representatives of several Committees (education, accreditation, national and international relations, etc), affiliated societies as well as authorities and industry representatives.
The summit aimed not only at productive discussion and valuable feedback to guide the EHRA activities, but also showed that post-graduate education in EP is a global challenge, and no clear plans and projects are being developed in different countries by health and education authorities. Therefore, a dramatic lack of regulation will probably have a negative impact, in a market with a growing demand for post-graduate education in arrhythmology.
Several subjects regarding post-graduate education were discussed:
Here are some comments of the attendees answering the final questionnaire:
The EHRA Summit was the sixth 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
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Challenges in transfer of theoretical knowledge related to innovative technologies or compounds
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