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Diploma of Advanced Studies in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management

Joint collaboration between the European Heart Academy of ESC, European Heart Rhythm Association and Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+)

In this innovative postgraduate programme, you will gain the state-of-the-art on cardiac arrhythmology, regulatory and societal dimensions of arrhythmia management, as well as cardiovascular biostatistics, health economics and leadership expertise. These added skills will empower you to set new standards in the cardiovascular field and related services for the next decade and beyond.

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Programme overview

The Diploma of Advanced Studies in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management trains future leaders in arrhythmology to deliver state-of-the-art cardiovascular services in the next decade and beyond. DAS-CAM brings together renowned experts, who will cover not only clinical cardiac electrophysiology and device technology, but also the leadership, biostatistics and health economics perspectives. The programme will empower electrophysiologists to fulfil leadership roles as well as regulatory and managerial positions in their hospitals, universities, and other work environments.
Main topics covered:

  • Up-to-date cardiac arrhythmology from mechanisms and ECG reading to novel and complex interventions
  • Regulatory and societal dimensions of arrhythmia management
  • Leadership development
  • Cardiovascular biostatistics and Health economics


Professor Panos Vardas
ESC President 2012-2014, Chief Strategy Officer of the European Heart Agency:
“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.” 

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

Professor Hein Heidbuchel
European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) President 2018-2020:

Structure and content

DAS-CAM is designed as an executive programme, consisting of eight modules spread over 2 years. Each module has the following format: online preparatory phase, intensive 4-day in-person training, followed by an evaluation phase to integrate and reflect on the module. In addition to time spent in the classroom, you will also be expected to complete coursework from a distance.
The course language is English.

Module topics and in-person teaching dates for the running programme*

Module 1: Towards an optimal use of the ECG in cardiac arrhythmia management
February 2-6, 2019 | Maastricht 

Module 2: Fundamentals of Cardiac Arrhythmogenesis
April 6-10, 2019 | Maastricht

Module 3: How to organise an arrhythmia unit?
June 22-26, 2019 | Brussels

Module 4: Atrial fibrillation
October 5-9, 2019 | Maastricht

Module 5: Ventricular tachycardia
January 25-29,  2020 | Brussels

Module 6: Cardiac pacing, defibrillation and electrical management of heart failure
April 4-8, 2020 | Maastricht

Module 7: Sudden arrhythmic death
June 20-24, 2020 | Maastricht

Module 8: Guideline implementation and future trends in arrhythmia management
October 3-7, 2020 | Maastricht

* Each in-person teaching session consists of 4 consecutive days. The exact intervals will be announced soon. 

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Who should attend?

The programme targets 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:

  • Experience as a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist, holding EHRA certification or with sufficient experience to be eligible to take the EHRA EP exams
  • Willingness to contribute to innovation in the field of cardiac arrhythmia management
  • Having a demonstrable scientific interest
  • Experience with executive responsibility
  • Having leadership characteristics
  • Being an active learner and team worker, proficient in English
  • Willingness to commit the time required for both e-learning and in-person training for the program 


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2019 Admission requirements

Tuition fees

Course fees are €2,500 per annum for a total of €5,000. Travel, accommodation and other expenses accrued during the course will be covered by the participants.


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If you would like more information on the programme or the application procedure, please contact the Academy or the DAS-CAM.