In the past decade, the field of Electrophysiology—specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders-- has evolved into a major area of cardiac care. The demand is driven by the increasing number of cardiac arrhythmia patients and technology advancements that have increased the effectiveness of catheter ablation treatments.
To help develop the next generation of Electrophysiologists (EPs), the Johnson & Johnson Institute and Biosense Webster provide a range of professional education, training, and professional education product training and product education on a worldwide basis. The program is designed to inspire excellence in Electrophysiology through comprehensive curriculum evidence-based clinical information and practical hands-on instruction:
- Anatomy courses that integrate knowledge about the heart anatomy and navigation treatment techniques for different EP procedures.
- Instructional courses that provide a mix of lecture, case-based presentations and hands-on practical experience.
- In-hospital training with advanced diagnostic, therapeutic, and mapping tools. Courses address PAF or Ischemic VT ablation in a clinical setting and allow young EPs to interact with hosting faculty regarding typical ablation strategies and outcomes.
- Young EP Academy “Training Village” at the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Congress. Led by an expert faculty, the program reviewed best practices in the mapping and ablation of complex arrhythmias, including Paroxysmal AF, Atrial Arrhythmias, PVCs and SVT.
“Our aging population is increasing the prevalence of cardiac arrhythmias and conditions like Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) which impacts millions of people around the world and represents a significant public health issue,” said Stephenie Orsini, Worldwide Education, Biosense Webster. “The Johnson & Johnson Institute is committed to partnering with the worldwide electrophysiology community to deliver innovative education and training that meets the demands of patient care today and in the future.”