The European Heart Rhythm Association: A Myriad of Benefits and Privileges

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Gerhard Hindricks

The Board of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) extends its best wishes for a well deserved summer break to the readers of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review and expresses great pleasure about the continuation of the co-operation between the journal and our Association. We are happy to share information from EHRA and keep the readership of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review in the loop of our activities and updates.

Today, at EHRA, the leading network of European Cardiac Rhythm Management, we aim to improve the quality of life of the population by reducing the impact of cardiac rhythm disturbances and reduce sudden cardiac death. Together with more than 1,600 members across 85 countries we convene and connect with our members to share insights, science, best practice and resources.

EHRA has developed tremendously over the last decade and has continuously enlarged the scope of educational and career development activities. Looking towards the last two quarters of this year, I have the pleasure of announcing the launch of a couple of new initiatives. To start with, the Fellow of EHRA (FEHRA): while the term ‘fellowship’ is used to focus on the professional development of the fellow, we at EHRA seek not only to provide short-term learning and training opportunities to our young community but also to reward and extend a range of privileges to a group of select professionals. The call for 2017 applications is now open until 30 October 2016. Log on to to learn more about the application process and requirements. In parallel, the EHRA Recognised Training Centres (ERTC) is a quality label that will verify the uniformity of educational tools, and attract fellows and practitioners to these recognised centres, as well as standardise and facilitate teaching. Please consider putting forward your centre to join this exclusive club of certified high-quality education and training centres.

The highlight of this season will be encouraging all non-EHRA members to join us; spread the word among your colleagues as we have put in place an exceptional incentive plan to be announced during the annual ESC Congress in Rome, 27–31 August 2016. Stop by the ESC Membership Stand at the ESC Plaza or check our membership page on

On behalf of the EHRA Board and the EHRA staff at the European Heart House I wish you a sunny and enjoyable summer season and look forward to seeing you all at the annual ESC Congress in Rome, Village 4.

Gerhard Hindricks
EHRA President