EHRA-PATHS consortium meeting, 5-6 April 2022, Copenhagen & online

On April 5 and 6, the consortium of the EHRA-PATHS project met face-to-face in Copenhagen. The meeting was organised in Copenhagen on the occasion of the 2022 EHRA Congress, where the Scientific Coordinator of the project, Professor Hein Heidbuchel, held the Symposium entitled “EHRA-PATHS: multimorbidity, polypharmacy and sex differences in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients: unmet needs and how to improve.”

The consortium meeting started with presentation of the first results within WP1 and WP2 of the EHRA-PATHS project: WP Leader Tatjana Potpara from the MFUB presented the analysis results on the characterisation of comorbidities in elderly AF patients (WP1), and Geraldine Lee from KCL the qualitative results from the mapping clinical practices mapping and gap identification (WP2)  The first day concluded with a presentation on WP3 and WP4 where Hein Heidbuchel and Lien Desteghe (UZA) presented the current state of the new care pathways and the outlook for the care-management software.

The second day of the meeting was devoted to discussion of the care pathways, moderated by Hein Heidbuchel from UZA. After a very fruitful discussion, the meeting continued with presentations on WP5 (Update on the preparation of the clinical trial by Michiel Rienstra from UMCG), WP6 (update on communication, dissemination, and exploitation by Elsa Pacella from ESC) and WP7 (project management updates by Sanne Lock from Catalyze). The meeting was concluded with short reflections on the contribution of the Patient Advisory Board.

 

 During this 2-days meeting, the consortium partners engaged in brainstorming and moved forth with their strategic planning. The meeting also provided the opportunity to discuss specific actions to be undertaken in each working package.

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