Belgian Heart Rhythm Meeting
BHRM 2017
 
International Faculty
Connie Bezzina
Professor
Academic Medical Center
Connie Bezzina obtained her PhD in Genetics from the University of Malta in 1998. She then joined the Department of Experimental Cardiology at the Academic Medical Center (Amsterdam) and was appointed Professor of Molecular Cardiogenetics in 2012. Her research focuses on the identification of genetic factors causing inherited cardiac rhythm disorders associated with sudden cardiac death.
 
Domenico Corrado
Professor
University Of Padova
Prof Domenico Corrado, MD, PhD Full Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Cardiac Thoracic and vascular Sciences, University of Padova Director of the Inherited Arrhythmic Cardiomyopathy Unit, School of Cardiology of the University of Padova Past-President Section of Sports Cardiology of the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation - European Society of Cardiology Past-Chairman of the Italian Society of Sports Cardiology More than 300 peer-reviewed publications in International Cardiological Journals and official reviewer of the following Journals Invited Faculty to Major European and North-American Centres and Symposia. Fellow and Member of National and International Societies.
 
Hans-Christoph Diener
Professor
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Essen
Hans-Christoph Diener is Senior Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at the Department of Neurology at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany, Chairman of the Essen Headache Centre and the Vertigo and Dizziness Centre. He was the chairman of the Department of Neurology from 1989 to 2106. He was formerly President of the German Neurological Society (2003–2004) and President of the International Headache Society (2009–2011).
 
Laurent Fauchier
Professor
Cardiologie, Hopital Universitaire Trousseau
Laurent Fauchier, MD, PhD, is Professor of Cardiology and works in the Cardiology and Electrophysiology Department at the Trousseau University Hospital, Tours, France. Prof Fauchier has interest in several fields of cardiology: clinical electrophysiology, risk stratification in atrial fibrillation, prevention of sudden death, cardiac pacing and defibrillation, radiofrequency ablation of arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy and heart failure, cardiovascular drugs evaluation.
 
Carsten W. Israel
Professor
Bethel-clinic
Qualified at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, 1992, internship/residencies at Bochum University. Department of Cardiology at Frankfurt University 1999-2009, Consultant of Internal Medicine/Cardiology, Master Teacher, Director of Arrhythmia Services/Devices. Chief of Cardiology, Bethel-Clinic Bielefeld (Academic Hospital) since 2009. Speaker of the German Working Group on Arrhythmias, member of the Educational/Certification/Nomination Committees of EHRA, Board of the World Society of Arrhythmia (WSA). Associate Editor of EUROPACE, Editor of “Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie”, Editorial Board of PACE. Numerous publications, reviewer for major journals in cardiovascular medicine, participant in many landmark trials.
 
Peter Karl Jacobsen
Professor
Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen
Trained in invasive EP at Arrhythmia Service, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada and Rigshospitalet. Main clinical and research interest is arrhythmias and ablation of complex SVT and VT. The Heart Center at Righospitalet has one of the largest device “remote clinics” in Europe. The center has ten years of experience with ablation using remote magnetic navigation (>2500 cases).
 
Profesor Ajay Kakkar
Director
Thrombosis Research Institute
Rt Hon Professor the Lord Ajay Kakkar PC BSc MBBS MA (Oxf) PhD FRCS FRCP The Rt. Hon. Professor the Lord Kakkar PC is Professor of Surgery, University College London, Chairman of University College London Partners Academic Health Science Partnership, Director of the Thrombosis Research Institute. His research interests include the prevention and treatment of venous and arterial thromboembolic disease and cancer associated thrombosis.
 
Christophe Leclercq
Professor of Cardiology
Rennes University Hospital
Head of the department of Cardiology in Rennes University Hospital board member of EHRA and ESC and the french society of cardiology his main topic is devices in arrhythmias and heart fialure.
 
Francis Murgatroyd
Professor
King's College Hospital
Dr Murgatroyd is Director of Electrophysiology at King's College Hospital, London. His undergraduate training was at Cambridge and Oxford, and he trained in cardiology at St George's Hospital and in Leicester, before specializing in electrophysiology with George Klein's group in Ontario. He has published 3 books, 17 book chapters, and 67 papers; is on the council of British Heart Rhythm Society; and is the clinical lead for the UK National Device and Ablation audits.
 
Jens Cosedis Nielsen
Professor
Aarhus University Hospital
Born 1964 in Denmark, Jens Cosedis Nielsen studied medicine at Aarhus University and obtained his MD in 1991. Worked as a fellow at Danish hospitals until 2004, and after one year in Herzzentrum Leipzig had a position at the Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, where he has been a consultant cardiologist since 2007. Appointed professor of electrophysiology at Aarhus University, Denmark in 2011. His research group focuses on device therapy, cardiac resynchronization therapy, device complications and outcome after device therapy, and furthermore, catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.
 
Tatjana Potpara
Doctor
Cardiology Clinic, Clinical Centre of Serbia
Tatjana S. Potpara, MD, PhD, FESC is a cardiologist, Head of Intensive Care in Arrhythmology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia and an Assistant Professor of Internal medicine/Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia. She currently serves at the European Heart Rhythm Association Scientific Initiatives Committee (Co-chair), Serbian Society of Cardiology (Vice-President) and Serbian Atrial Fibrillation Association (President).
 
Helmut Pürerfellner
Cardiologist
Ordensklinkum Linz
I am the Head of the Department for Invasive Electrophysiology since its foundation in 1991. Our center is the busiest EP Center in Austria incorporating a dedicated EP lab where around 500 ablations are performed annually. The EP Group is renowned for its excellence and leading position in both clinical EP as well as in EP research. In addition, we have a longstanding and dedicated activity in national and international societies (EHRA, HRS). I am the current Vice-Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the upcoming Europace Meeting 2018 in Barcelona. My main scientific interest is catheter ablation and AF monitoring.