SUMMARY OF CURRICULUM VITAE
Professor and Chair of Cardiology, Antwerp University, Antwerp, Belgium
Guest Professor, Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium
President-Elect, European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) 2017-present.
Full Professor, Cardiology – Arrhythmology, Univ. of Leuven and Univ. Hospitals Leuven (1994 – 2014)- Professor & Director of Arrhythmia Research, Hasselt University and Heart Center, Jessa Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium (2014 – 2016)
Past-Secretary of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA). Board Member 2009-2013 and 2015-present. Past-chair (2009-2013) and member (2005-2009) of the Educational Committee of EHRA. Course director of the EHRA Case-based and Simulator Courses 2008-2011, EHRA Advanced EP Course 2013, and EHRA Courses for Affilliated Societies (Egypt 2012&2013; Russia 2013).
Past-Chair of the Section on Sports Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology / EACPR (2010-2012) and nucleus member (2006- 2014). EACPR Board Member (2010-2012)
Member of the ESC Education in Cardiology Committee (2009-2013), ESC Task Force on Education Online (2010-2012) and Planning Committee ESC Education “”Stroke management & prevention in AF” (2014-present)
Board Member Belgian Society of Cardiology (2005 – 2011)
Board Member Belgian Heart Rhythm Organisation (BeHRA) (1995 – present)
MD: 1986, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Ph. D. in Physiology: 1992 (Cardiac cellular electrophysiology, Prof. Dr. E. Carmeliet)
Specialist Degrees in Internal Medicine and Cardiology: 1993 and 1995 (Univ. Leuven)
NIH Research Fellow (Fogarty International Research) supported by a Fulbright-Hays grant-in-aid; Clinical Fellowship Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Oklahoma (1993 and 1994, Prof. Dr. W. Jackman).
Special accredition “Hospital Management and Health Care”: 2005, Univ. Leuven
Fundamental Clinical Investigator, Fund for Scientific Research, Flanders (1996-2006)
>225 publications in international and >35 publications in national peer-reviewed journals (human K+ channels, atrial remodeling during atrial fibrillation, ablation, 2D-3D imaging, cardiogenetics, ICD and remote follow-up; sports cardiology and physiology, anticoagulation in AF); 22 book chapters
>250 active international congress participations, and >200 invited lectures
Fundamental Clinical Investigator of the Fund for Scientific Research, Flanders (1996-2006)
Director of the ECG Corelab, Leuven (11 trials), Clinical Trial Coordinating Investigator (2 trials), National Clinical Trial Coordinator (10 trials), Clinical Investigator (>13 trials), DSMB member (5 trials) (thrombolysis, atrial fibrillation, ablation, ICD, health-economics, anticoagulation). GCP Certified 2009
Past Associate Editor, European Heart Journal (2002-2008)
Current Editorial Board Member EP Europace, Acta Cardiologica, Advances in Venous Arterial Thrombosis, and Arrhythmia and Electro-physiology Review
Member of the 2010 and 2016 ESC Guidelines for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Committee, member of the 2017 HRS Document on MRI and Radiation Exposure for patients with CIEDS, and lead author of the EACPR Recommendations on Sports Participation with Arrhythmias, EACPR Proposal for a Core Curriculum in Sports Cardiology, EHRA Practical Guide on the Use of NOACs (+ Update), and EHRA Practical Guide on Radioprotection in Electrophysiology.