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EHRA Summit Budapest

Connecting EP Communities - 10 & 11 December 2015

This new and first edition of the EHRA winter Summit is especially dedicated to connecting the EP Communities

It is an additional opportunity for the representatives of the Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Working Groups of the 56 ESC National Cardiac Societies to discuss, exchange views and words, share with the EHRA Leadership and their colleagues their needs and expectations and consider the future upcoming scientific activities.

Scope of the project

Gather leaders of national EP associations / working groups and the European Heart Rhythm Association to:

  • Discuss the current status of interaction between electrophysiologists in basic science and clinical settings
  • Assess the needs and requirements of the national associations / WGs
  • Define the role of EHRA to promote and improve communication and networking
  • Identify roadblocks for communication and co-operation
  • Outline actions and pathways for better networking

Preliminary Programme

Connecting EP Communities

10 December 2015

19:30  - Get Together Dinner

11 December 2015

Part I:

TimeSessionCommunication Expert
08:30 - 08:35 Welcome and introduction Gerhard Hindricks
08:35 - 09:00 Opening lecture John Camm
09:00 - 10:30 SESSION I: EHRA & NCS current perspective Bela Merkely
Panos Vardas
09:00 - 09:10 Report from Northern Europe: Pekka Raatikainen
  Discussion panel with the EP Working groups of the Northern National Cardiac Societies Carina Blomström-Lundqvist
Jens Cosedis Nielsen
Erik Kongsgard
Nick Linker
09:20 - 09:30 Report from Western Europe: To be confirmed
  Discussion panel with the EP Working groups of the Western National Cardiac Societies Yves Vandekerkhove
Daniel Scherr
Christopher Piorkowski
09:40 - 09:50 Report from Southern Europe: Gianlucca Botto
  Discussion panel with the EP Working groups of the Southern National Cardiac Societies Michael Glikson
    Nikolaos Dagres
    Melanie Burg Zammit
10:00 - 10:10 Report from Eastern Europe: Josef Kautzner
  Discussion panel with the EP Working groups of the Eastern National Cardiac Societies Germanas Marinskis
Przemyslaw Mitkowski
Vassil Traykov
Alexandru Deutsch
10:20 - 10:45                                                               General discussion  
10:45 - 11:00                                                                    Coffee break  

Part II:

TimeSessionCommunication Expert
11:00 - 12:30 Session II: Current status - EHRA Activities Karl Heinz Kuck
 NCS Speaker to be confirmed
11:00 - 11:30 Needs and requirements evaluation project Bela Merkely
11:30 - 11:45 EHRA membership programmes Gerhard Hindricks
11:45 - 12:00 Socila networks and Web-based communication Natasja de Groot
12:00 - 12:15 EHRA Education programmes Jose Luis Merino
12:15 - 12:30                                                               General Discussion  
12:30 -  14:00                                                                   Lunch Break  
14:00 - 16:00 Sessions III NCS and EHRA: Areas of cooperation and support

Gerhard Hindricks

NCS Speaker to be confirmed

14:10 - 14:15 Awareness campaigns Robert Hatala
14:15 - 14:30 Clinical trials Karl Heinz Kuck
14:30 - 14:45 Certification and Education

Christopher Piorkowski

Panos Vardas

14:45 - 15:00 Connecting over projects : Innovations and IT services  Christian Elsner (via Skype)
15:00 - 15:45 General discussion with EHRA Executive board:
Clearing away the road blocks: Towards a better communication and interaction between EHRA and the National Cardiac Societies.
15:45 -  16:00  Summary of future activities Gerhard Hindricks