Please refer to the list below to find your EP National Ambassador.
Your EP National Ambassadors
Algeria - Dr. Yacine Tir
Armenia - Dr. Mihran Martirosyan
Austria - Dr. Michael Pfeffer
Azerbaijan - Dr. Emin Karimli
Belgium - Dr. Anaïs Gauthey
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Dr. Elnur Tahirovic
Bulgaria - Dr. Krasimir Dzhinsov
Croatia - Dr. Ivan Zeljković
Czechia - Dr. Predrag Stojadinovic
Denmark - Dr. Stefan Sattler
Egypt - Dr. Salaheldin Alahwany
Estonia - Dr. Erik Salum
Finland - Dr. Harri Saarinen
France - Dr. Victor Waldmann
Georgia - Dr. Guram Machitidze
Germany - Dr. Laura Rottner
Greece - Dr. Ioannis Doundoulakis
Hungary - Dr. Zoltán Salló
Ireland - TBD
Israel - Dr. Louise Kezerle
Italy - Dr. Elisa Ebrille
Kazakhstan - Dr. Abay Bakytzhanuly
Kyrgyzstan - Dr. Abai Turdubaev
Latvia - Dr. Krista Lesina
Lebanon - Dr. Bassel Lakkis
Lithuania - Dr. Jonas Jarasuna
Malta - Dr. Samuel Meilak
Netherlands - Dr. Max Liebregts
North Macedonia - Dr. Filip Janusevski
Norway - Dr. Lars Dejgaard
Poland - Dr. Michal Mazurek
Portugal - Dr. Paolo Barbosa Fonseca
Romania - Dr. Emilia Goanta
Serbia - TBD
Slovakia - Dr. Fero Nehaj
Slovenia - Dr. Martin Rauber
Spain - Dr. Raquel Adelino
Sweden - Dr. Ioannis Katsoularis
Switzerland - Dr. Patrick Badertscher
Syria - Dr. Noureddin Sawan
Tunisia - Dr. Emna Allouche
Turkey - Dr. Batur Gonenc Kanar
Ukraine - Dr. Olena Ilchyshyna
United Kingdom - Dr. Michael Chapman
Uzbekistan - Dr. Mirmaksudov Mirakhmadjon
Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society
Dr. Dony Yugo Hermanto
Heart Rhythm Society
Dr. Sotirios Nedios
Latin American Heart Rhythm Society
Dr. William Fernando Bautista Vargas
Young Ambassador Role
To learn more about what the Young Ambassadors do, please refer to this document.
Dr. Olena Ilchyshyna reports on the situation in Ukraine a year after the start of the war.
Q: Could you describe the current situation in cardiology and electrophysiology in your country?
A: "Unfortunately, today Ukrainian doctors, like all Ukrainian people, struggle with the difficulties. Difficulties they never could have imagined, all due to the full-scale invasion by the Russian Federation. Many hospitals have been destroyed and medical specialists, like other people, were obliged to leave their homes and even their country. The lack of financing and of equipment, medicines, and qualified personnel as well as cardiovascular morbidity are increasing because of permanent stress, myocarditis and complications getting medical treatment in time, making the situation in cardiology rather complicated.
The same can be observed in electrophysiology: essential deficiency of pacemakers, defibrillators and other devices worsen the quality of health care at the moment. We are today unable to provide for all our needs. A separate category of our patients deserves special attention - our veterans who are mostly young men with severe injuries and comorbidity complications including myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, and heart conduction disorders."
“This year ends my second EHRA Young EP ambassador mandate. I had an incredible 4 years, met wonderful young EP colleagues and went through with my fellowship in Zagreb, passed the EHRA exam and this year finally started doing complex EP procedures in my center in Skopje, Macedonia. Many thanks for the fantastic support received from EHRA and the Young EP community. I hope to continue our collaboration in the future.”
(2018-2022 Ambassador for North Macedonia)
“Dear EHRA, I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to all of you for having me in the EHRA family. I had a wonderful four years with you and learned and improved my skills as well as imported all that for the good of Armenia. I am one of the lucky guys who had the chance to work with Prof. Heidbuchel, Prof. Leclercq (who was my mentor also) and for a short time, with Prof. Merino. Impossible not to recognise Katarzyna Malaczynska-Rajpold’s (EHRA Young EP Committee Chairperson) friendly management, and thanks to Lauren’s (EHRA staff) availability I was able to keep in touch with EHRA. I would love to thank also Dr. Maria Grazia Bongiorni (Pisa AOUP) who, on behalf of EHRA hosted me twice (6 months) in her department and shared her huge experience with me.
I would like to mention you all by name but my email would have been a poem. I am always open for EHRA and I hope the same from you. From the EHRA house I am taking with me good friends and warm memories.”
(2018-2022 Ambassador for Armenia)
Selection of EHRA Young EP Ambassadors
- The EHRA Young EP Ambassadors are nominated every two years by the EP Working Group/National Cardiac Society President.
- The EHRA Young EP committee may suggest the candidates for the position of the ambassador from the current national YEP members. However, the final decision belongs to the EP Working Group/National Cardiac Society President.
- If the EP Working Group/National Cardiac Society President does not nominate an EHRA Young EP Ambassador after two reminders, the Chair of the EHRA Young EP Committee can select and nominate the Ambassador from current national members for countries with three or more members. In countries with fewer than three members, the ambassador’s position will remain vacant.
- All EHRA Young EP Ambassadors must be EHRA Members
- Sister societies (HRS, APHRS, LAHRS, etc.) will appoint official representatives who will act as EHRA Young EP Ambassadors for a given region.
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