17th BHRM Speakers Lineup
Andreas Goette, MD, is Chief Physician and Professor in Cardiology and Internal Intensive Care Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Paderborn, Germany. He is a specialist in Internal Medicine, with a focus on Cardiology and Internal Intensive Care Medicine. Professor Goette studied Medicine at Hannover Medical School and has completed two research fellowships at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, USA. Professor Götte also served as Chief Medical Officer of the Centre for Intensive Care Medicine at University Hospital Magdeburg in Germany, before starting his current role in 2010.
Trained at Ghent University in Cardiology. Active since 2015 in Electrophysiology, mainly ablation of supraventricular arrhythmias en device implants. General cardiology, electrophysiology and sport cardiology in AZ Jan Palfijn Gent, EP lab in AZ Maria Middelares Gent
Rhythmologist at Lille University Hospital. More than 600 SICDs have been implanted at Lille University Hospital over the past 10 years. Lille is one of the implanters in the Modulas ATP study.
Cardiologist, Head of Arrhythmia Unit, Writer of books, article, and other written work. Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc.
Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. Coordinator of the Cardiac Genetic Diseases and Sudden Arrhythmic Death Unit. Coordinator for Quality and Safety at Institut Clínic Cardiovascular.
Dr Emma Svennberg is an assistant professor and cardiologist working in the department of electrophysiology and cardiology at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm Sweden. Dr Svennberg’s main research interests lie within screening for atrial fibrillation, in particular systematic screening, where she has been part of the large population-based screening studies STROKESTOP I & II. Dr Svennberg was the inaugural chair of the EHRA Digital Committee. She is a member of the European Society of Cardiology’s Digital Health Committee, a deputy editor of EP Europace and part of the steering committee for AF Screen International Collaboration.
George Ntaios serves as Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Thessaly in Greece. He also serves as the President of the Hellenic Stroke Organization since 2021, and as the Treasurer of the Stroke Council of the European Society of Cardiology since 2022.
Graduated as MD in 1986. PhD in Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology in 1992. Research Fellow of the NIH at the University of Oklahoma (1993–1994) and Fundamental Clinical Investigator of the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders 1996 till 2006. Professor of Cardiology – Arrhythmology at KULeuven in 1994. Since October 2016 Chair of Cardiology at Antwerp University. President of EHRA for a 2018-2020 term. Over 400 papers (h-index 82) from cellular to clinical electrophysiology, from sports cardiology to ablation
After training in EP @ UCL and Montréal Heart Institute, I worked as EP/CEID specialist @ University clin. of Louvain for 10 years. Since 2009, I'm full staff EP @ AZ Sint Jan, Brugge.
Jean-Benoit Le Polain
Professor Kristina Haugaa is a cardiologist, and Head of the Outpatient Clinic and Cardiogentics at the Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital. Prof. Kristina Haugaa is the center director at ProCardio Center for research based Innovation, funded by the Research Council of Norway. Her research is focused on cardiogenetics and the development of risk stratifying tools for sudden cardiac death, on management of genetic cardiac diseases and the impact of exercise.
Dr Michael Wolf is a cardiologist and electrophysiologist trained in the St Jan Hospital Bruges, Hôpital Haut-Levêque/CHU Bordeaux and Maastricht University. He obtained a PhD in electrophysiology at Maastricht University (promotor prof. Harry Crijns) on the evolution and technological advances in ablation of complex arrhythmias. He also hold certification for sports medicine, diving medicine and a master’s degree in healthcare management and policy. Since 2018 he is staff member in the EP department of Hartcentrum ZNA Middelheim and is specialized in ablation of complex arrhythmias and device implantation.
Head of Cardiology, Hopital d'Arlon Past Président of BeHRA Active member of EHRA committees.
Maurizio Paciaroni is currently the team leader of the Stroke Unit at the University of Perugia Hospital, Italy. He has published more than 250 research papers, in both English and Italian, and has co-authored several chapters and texts on stroke.
Since 2009, I joined the Cardiovascular Center Aalst, Belgium where I currently serve as the head of the EP deparment and the head of R&D for the cardiology department. My research interests are translational/early stage ablation technologies, sudden death risk stratification, structural interventions for stroke prevention, cardioneuromodulation, multimodality imaging to support the above procedures and machine learning approaches to analyse imagaing and automate workflows.
Tom De Potter