DAS-CAM

DAS-CAM

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DAS-CAM  Programme Coordinator
Ingrid Wesselingh
Executive Programmes Coordinator

Welcome to DAS-CAM: EHRA Level 3 – Leadership and Innovation in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management.

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About the programme

The Leadership and Innovation in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management programme (DAS-CAM) is aimed at arrhythmia specialists aiming to take a key leadership role in the field.  Participants will be equipped with skills in leadership, management, and innovation, culminating in a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Maastricht University with the option to obtain a diploma for those wiling to invest time in overarching assignments, as well as an optional path to completing a PhD.

The Leadership and Innovation in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management programme (DAS-CAM) is supported by Abbott, Boston Scientific and Medtronic in the form of educational grants. The scientific programme has not been influenced in any way by its sponsors.

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Programme format

Each module has the following format: preparatory phase (~20 hours, self-learning), 2.5 day in-person training (25 hours) and an evaluation phase (10 hours). The format of the course comprises, small-group teaching, lectures, hands-on training, team projects and interaction with European leaders in their field. Four co-designed educational modules and one introductory session will be delivered by EHRA and Maastricht University.

Details of modules

  • Module 0: Introduction to Leadership Level Certification – Online introduction session – 15 September 2024
  • Module 1: Integrated arrhythmia care management – Maastricht (NL) – 12-15 October 2024
  • Module 2: How to organise an arrhythmia unit – Heart House, Sophia-Antipolis (FR) – 25-28 January 2025
  • Module 3: Multidisciplinary care in cardiac arrhythmia management – Maastricht (NL) – 17-20 May 2025
  • Module 4: Trials, Guidelines and Policy – Maastricht (NL) – 20-23 Sept 2025

Participants will be invited to the EHRA summit. Certificate to all participants.

For those wishing to get a diploma, more information will be provided here before the application deadline.

Selection criteria

Mandatory:

  • EHRA Member at the time of the registration
  • Holding EHRA certification (EP or CP certification exam)

Strongly recommended:

  • Willingness to contribute to innovation in the field of cardiac arrhythmia management.
  • Having a demonstrable scientific interest
  • Experience with executive responsibility
  • Demonstrated interest in taking leadership roles
  • Proficiency in English
  • Willingness to commit the time required for both e-learning and in-person training.

The Selection Committee will nominate 32 participants on a yearly basis. The participation in previous EHRA courses, gender balance and geographical distribution will be taken into consideration.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for the EHRA Level 3 – Leadership and Innovation in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management programme (DAS-CAM) amounts to €2.500. These costs include the tuition fees of all programme components, catering during the programme hours of the in-person parts of the modules, such as lunches, dinners during programme hours and coffee breaks. The sum does not include accommodation, travelling costs and dinners outside programme hours.

How to apply

You can apply for the EHRA Level 3 – Leadership and Innovation in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management programme (DAS-CAM) via the EHRA website using your My ESC Account. The deadline for application is 6 May 2024.

Prior to completing this form, please make sure your ‘my esc’ data are up to date and you have your EHRA certification certificate (EP or CP), CV, motivation letter ready. You are also required to provide two reference letters (max. 250 words / letter) in English from persons that can assess your intellectual ability, motivation, leadership potential and suitability for admission to the level 3 modules programme. One reference letter should be written by the head of your department (institution) and the second letter should be written by a representative of an (inter)national association or working group, or a fellow of EHRA (FEHRA) who can assess the aforementioned criteria.

Apply here. More information about the complete ERHA Educational Pathway can be found on the EHRA website.

Previous Editions

MODULE 0 – INTRODUCTION TO THE DAS-CAM PROGRAMME
Date: 4-5 July, 2021
Online (via ZOOM)

Faculty: DAS-CAM Faculty

MODULE 1 – TOWARDS AN OPTIMAL USE OF THE ECG IN CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA MANAGEMENT
Date: 9 – 13 October 2021
Location: Maastricht (NL)

Faculty: Prof. Harry Crijns, Prof. Sami Viskin

MODULE 2 – FUNDAMENTALS OF CARDIAC ARRHYTHMOGENESIS
Date: 29 January – 2 February 2022
Location: Module 2 will take place in Maastricht (NL)

Faculty: Prof. Pier Lambiase, Prof. Ulrich Schotten

MODULE 3 – HOW TO ORGANIZE AN ARRHYTHMIA UNIT? AND GRADUATION DAS-CAM 2 / ALUMNI EVENT (DAS-CAM 2 AND 3)
Date: 6 – 11 May 2022
Location: Module 3 will take place in Brussels (B)

Prof. Christophe Leclercq, Prof. Gerhard Hindricks

MODULE 4 – ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Date: 25 – 29 June 2022
Location: Module 4 will take place in Maastricht (NL)

Faculty: Prof. John Camm, Prof. Carina Blomstrom-Lundqvist

MODULE 5 – VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA
Date: 8 – 12 October 2022
Location: Module 5 will take place in Maastricht

Faculty: Prof. Paolo Della Bella, Prof. Isabel Deisenhofer

MODULE 6 – CARDIAC PACING, DEFIBRILLATION AND ELECTRICAL MANAGEMENT OF HEART FAILURE
Date: 28 January – 1 February 2023
Location: Module 6 will take place in Maastricht

Faculty: Prof. Angelo Auricchio, Prof. Frits Prinzen

MODULE 7 – SUDDEN ARRHYTHMIC DEATH
Date: 1 – 5 April 2023
Location: Module 7 will take place in Maastricht

Faculty: Prof. Arthur Wilde, Prof. Paul Volders

MODULE 8 – GUIDELINE IMPLEMENTATION AND FUTURE TRENDS IN ARRHYTHMIA MANAGEMENT
Date: 17 – 21 June 2023
Location: Module 8 will take place in Brussels

Faculty: Prof. Paulus Kirchhof

MODULE 1 – TOWARDS AN OPTIMAL USE OF THE ECG IN CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA MANAGEMENT
Date: 2-6 February 2019
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Faculty: Prof. Jerónimo Farré, Prof. Hein Wellens

MODULE 2 – FUNDAMENTALS OF CARDIAC ARRHYTHMOGENESIS
Date: 6-10 April 2019
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Faculty: Prof. Pier Lambiase, Prof. Ulrich Schotten

MODULE 3 – HOW TO ORGANIZE AN ARRHYTHMIA UNIT?
Date: 22-26 June 2019
Location: Brussels (B)
Faculty: Prof. Gerhard Hindricks, Prof. Christophe Leclercq

MODULE 4 – ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Date: 5-9 October 2019
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Faculty: Prof. John Camm, Prof. Harry Crijns

MODULE 5 – VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA
Date: 25-29 January 2020
Location: Brussels (B)
Faculty: Prof. Paolo Della Bella, Prof. Silvia Priori

MODULE 6 – CARDIAC PACING, DEFIBRILLATION AND ELECTRICAL MANAGEMENT OF HEART FAILURE
Date: 30 January – 1 February 2021 and 27-29 March 2021
Location: Hybrid Format (ZOOM) & Maastricht (NL)
Faculty: Prof. Frits Prinzen, Prof. Angelo Auricchio

MODULE 7 – SUDDEN ARRHYTHMIC DEATH
Date: 3-7 October 2020
Location: Hybrid Format (ZOOM) & Maastricht (NL)
Faculty: Prof. Paul Volders, Prof. Arthur Wilde

MODULE 8 – GUIDELINE IMPLEMENTATION AND FUTURE TRENDS IN ARRHYTHMIA MANAGEMENT
Date: June 2021
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Faculty: Prof. Paulus Kirchhof, Prof. Barbara Casadei

DAS-CAM ALUMNI EDUCATION EVENT & GRADUATION
MODULE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARDIAC ARRHYTHMOGENESIS
Date: 28 January – 2 February 2022
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Cohorts: DAS-CAM edition 2 & 3

MODULE 1 – TOWARDS AN OPTIMAL USE OF THE ECG IN CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA MANAGEMENT
Date: 4-8 February 2017
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Faculty: Prof. Hein Wellens, Prof. Jerónimo Farré and Prof. Joep Smeets

MODULE 2 – FUNDAMENTALS OF CARDIAC ARRHYTHMOGENESIS
Date: 1-5 April 2017
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Faculty: Prof. Josep Brugada and Prof. Ulrich Schotten

MODULE 3 – HOW TO ORGANIZE AN ARRHYTHMIA UNIT?
Date: 24-28 June 2017
Location: Brussels (B)
Faculty: Prof. Gerhard Hindricks and Prof. Christophe Leclercq

MODULE 4 – ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Date: 7-11 October 2017
Location: Maastricht (NL) / Brussels (B)
Faculty: Prof. John Camm and Prof. Harry Crijns

MODULE 5 – VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA
Date: 20-24 January 2018
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Faculty: Prof. Paolo Della Bella and Prof. Karl-Heinz Kuck

MODULE 6 – CARDIAC PACING, DEFIBRILLATION AND ELECTRICAL MANAGEMENT OF HEART FAILURE
Date: 14-18 April 2018
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Faculty: Prof. Angelo Auricchio and Prof. Frits Prinzen

MODULE 7 – SUDDEN ARRHYTHMIC DEATH
Date: 30 June – 4 July 2018
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Faculty: Prof. Arthur Wilde and Prof. Paul Volders

MODULE 8 – GUIDELINE IMPLEMENTATION AND FUTURE TRENDS IN ARRHYTHMIA MANAGEMENT
Date: 6-10 October 2018
Location: Brussels (B)
Faculty: Prof. Barbara Casadei and Prof. Paulus Kirchhof

“DAS-CAM is an eye-opener because it gives you a much wider view on electrophysiology and arrhythmia. A lot of aspects that you don’t get in your formal journey as an electrophysiologist are covered in this unique programme.”
Dr. Roy Beinart – Participant 2018

 

“Coming here, you realise you’re good. However, there’s still a lot of things you can learn. You are up to the best-of-the-best, including your teachers who are leaders in the field… and they are making you a lot better.”
Prof. Reza Wakili – Participant 2018

“The DAS CAM programme exceeded by far my expectations. You meet with colleagues from all over Europe and learn from world-known experts. You can discuss very interesting cases and it truly enhances your clinical practice.”
Dr. Vanessa Weberndörfer – Participant 2018

“One of the key needs identified by the European Society of Cardiology is the training of future leaders in arrhythmia management and research with a wide view of the societal and economical perspectives.”
Prof. Panos Vardas – ESC President 2012-2014 – Managing Chair of the European Heart Agency

“Graduates of DAS-CAM will understand how value based healthcare includes scientific evidence, health economics, organisational excellence, and value to patients.”
Prof. Harry Crijns – Past chair of Cardiology at Maastricht University Medical Centre

“DAS-CAM goes far beyond a traditional arrhythmia course and we would like to attract the best candidates in Europe whose goal is to become a leader in arrhythmia research and clinics”
Prof. Gerhard Hindricks – President of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)

Contact

DAS-CAM Programme Coordinator
Ingrid Wesselingh
Executive Programmes Coordinator
ingrid.wesselingh@maastrichtuniversity.nl

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