Welcome to DAS-CAM

Diploma of Advanced Studies in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management

About DAS-CAM

“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.”

“Graduates of DAS-CAM will understand how value based healthcare includes scientific evidence, health economics, organisational excellence, and value to patients.”

“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”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

One of the key needs identified by the European Society of Cardiology is the training of future leaders in arrhythmia management and research. For this purpose, a new educational programme entitled “Diploma of Advanced Studies in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management” (DAS-CAM) has been established. This initiative is a joint collaboration between Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+), European Heart Academy (EHA) and the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a long-standing provider of postgraduate education in arrhythmias.

Programme objectives

This unique course will train future leaders in arrhythmology to deliver state-of the-art cardiovascular services in the next decade and beyond. The programme brings together renowned experts, who will cover not only clinical cardiac electrophysiology and device technology, but also basic arrhythmogenesis and clinical epidemiology. Furthermore, topics like how to manage an arrhythmia unit and how to organise research and foster innovation will be included. Additionally, the societal impact and health economics of arrhythmias will be addressed. Thus, participants will acquire competences concerning content as well as context of cardiac arrhythmias.

Leadership

Trains future leaders in arrhythmia management and research

Empowering

Empowers careers of leading and emerging EP physicians and scientists

Next steps

Develops skills for management and advisory roles in national and international organizations

Programme structure

The course consists of eight modules over two years, including a preparatory phase, an intensive in-person training, and an evaluation phase. The format of the course comprises small-group teaching, lectures, hands-on training, team projects and interaction with European leaders in their field.

  • Module 1 - Towards an optimal use of the ECG in cardiac arrhythmia management

    Date: (3-7 July, 2021)
    Location: Maastricht (NL)

  • Module 2 - Fundamentals of cardiac arrhythmogenesis

    Date: 9-13 October 2021
    Location: Module 2 will take place in Maastricht or Brussels or Paris

  • Module 3 - How to organize an arrhythmia unit?

    Date: 29 January – 2 February 2022
    Location: Module 3 will take place in Brussels or Paris

  • Module 4 - Atrial fibrillation

    Date: 9 April – 13 April 2022
    Location: Module 4 will take place in Maastricht or Brussels or Paris

  • Module 5 - Ventricular tachycardia

    Date: 25-29 June 2022
    Location: Module 5 will take place in Brussels or Paris

  • Module 6 - Cardiac pacing, defibrillation and electrical management of heart failure

    Date: 8-12 October 2022
    Location: Module 6 will take place in Maastricht or Brussels or Paris

  • Module 7 - Sudden arrhythmic death

    Date: 28 January – 1 February 2023
    Location: Module 7 will take place in Maastricht, Brussels or Paris

  • Module 8 - Guideline implementation and future trends in arrhythmia management

    Date: 13 – 17 May 2023
    Location: Maastricht (NL)

Application & Admission

The DAS-CAM programme focuses on clinical cardiac electrophysiologists with the ambition to improve their knowledge and skills in order to become leading professionals in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. To be eligible, you should meet the following requirements:

Admission requirements

The DAS-CAM programme focuses on clinical cardiac electrophysiologists with the ambition to become leading professionals in clinical cardiac electrophysiology

Tuition fee

Tuition fee is € 2,500 per annum for a total of € 5,000 per programme. Travel, accommodation and other expenses accrued during the course will be covered by the participants.

Registration procedure

To complete the application process you need to submit a set of application files to allow a detailed assessment of your eligibility by the DAS-CAM Admission Committee

Questions about the DAS-CAM programme?

Feel free to get in touch!

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