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EHRA Summit 2013

Toward harmonization of activities of the European electrophysiology community

Arrhythmias and Device Therapy

Toward Harmonization of Activities of the European Electrophysiology Community was the topic of the successful EHRA Summit 2013. 36 National Society and Working Groups in Electrophysiology representatives, coming from 34 ESC member countries, participated in the 7th edition together with affiliated societies. 

The affiliated societies represented were SOBRAC (Sociedade Brasileira de Arritmias Cardiacas), SADEC (Socidad Argentina de Electrofisiliologia Cardiaca), SAC (Sociedad Argentina de Cardiologia), Uruguay, APHRS (Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society), JHRS (Japan Hert Rhythm Society).

In this picture, from left to right, Adalberto Filho (SOBRAC), Walter Reyes Caorsi (Uruguay), Marcio Figueiredo (SOBRAC), Karl-Heinz Kuck, Angelo Auricchio, Luis Aguinaga (SOLAECE), Mauricio Abello (SAC - Argentina), William Uribe (Sociedad Chilena de Cardiologia)

You can view the presentations related to each topic by clicking on the titles in the agenda below.

Toward Harmonization of Activities of the European Electrophysiology Community

Day 1

14:00  Welcome and Review of EHRA activities FY12-13 A. Auricchio
14:20 Objectives and structure of EHRA Spring Summit meeting  L. Mont    
Session I: Understanding the Needs and Expectations of National Working Groups Chairs: A. Auricchio, P. Volders
14:35 Communication with national WGs: A dialogue or monologue ? R. Hatala
14:50 The case of the British Heart Rhythm Society S. Furniss
15:20  The case of Belarus
A. Chasnoits
15:35 Discussion  
Session II: Advocacy activities on Arrhythmias: Where do we stand today, and where shall we go? Chairs: P. Vardas, TBA
15:50  European cardiac arrest awareness week TBA
  EHRA ICD for Life initiative J. Kautzner
16:05  EHRA patient webportal on Atrial Fibrillation G. Lip
16:35 The experience of Polish EP Community  G. Mitkowski
16:50 Discussion  
17:05 Coffee Break  
Session III: Interaction with the legislator and lobbying activities Chairs: L Mont, KH Kuck
17:30 The case of the 3 monkeys: “I don’t see, I don’t hear, I don’t speak”  J. Calle
17:45  “The Brussels Office”: the challenges and opportunities for EHRA  P. Vardas
18:00  The experience of the Italian EP Community  G. Botto
18:15  The case of the Spanish EP Community  A. Moya
18:30  Discussion   
18:45  Adjourn  
20:00  Dinner  

Day 2 

Session IV: National implementation of EHRA Activities. Where do we stand, and what is needed? Chairs: C. Sticherling, J. Camm
08:30  Post-publication awareness of EHRA Scientific Documents     J. Camm
08:45 Reimbursement for device remote monitoring: The “EHRA-Eucomed 
White Paper on Remote Monitoring”
G. Boriani
09:00  The EHRA Registries and EP Network: room for improvement ? C. Blomstrom-Lundqvist
09:15  EHRA educational courses: Getting closer to national WG L. Mont
09:30  Coffee Break   
10:00 - 11:30 Aligning EHRA and National Societies Working Groups Objectives: Breakout sessions.  
Session V: Report from Breakout sessions Chairs: C. Wolpert, M. Malik
11:30  I: Improving the institutional relationship R. Hatala
11:40  II: Establishing a common educational framework L. Mont
11:50 III: Harmonization of accreditation and Certification K. Zeppenfeld
12:00  IV: Increasing visibility of EP Community K-H Kuck
12:10  V: “Money, money, money, must be funny in the rich man's world” G. Boriani
12:20  VI: International relationship G. Hindricks
12:30  Closing Remarks A. Auricchio
12:40  Lunch