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1 What defines a specialty? Specific body of knowledge –Record of scholarship and investigations –Consensus on what is true Expertise in particular procedures Training Certification Credentialing

2 Three elements to sub-specialty recognition Credentialing Individual hospitals Individual insurance co’s Upcoming HRS EP Lab document Training ACC/AHA document (JACC 2005) PACES/HRS document (HRJ 2013) ACGME someday Certification IBHRE EP-MD ABP some day

3 International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) Physician Electrophysiology Exam First “Third-tier” pediatric cardiology certification in USA A collaboration between Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) First exam given Fall, 2011

4 IBHRE Exams 2012

5 Structure of Exam Pediatric module added to General EP IBHRE Exam –Common module = 125 questions –Extended adult module = 50 questions –Pediatric / Congenital EP module = 50 questions Test-takers select one module (175 questions)

6 EP-MD Committee AdultPediatric Christine Chiu-Man, MSC, FH RS, CEPS, CCDSRonald J. Kanter, MD, FHRS Bharat K. Kantharia, MD, FH RSElizabeth Stephenson, MD, CCDS Yoshinori Kobayashi, MDJohn Triedman, MD, FHRS, CCDS Jian-Ming Li, MD, PhDGeorge F. Van Hare, MD, FHRS, CCDS Roger A. Marinchak, MD, CCDSRonald J. Kanter, MD, FHRS David Martin, MD, FRCP, FH RS, CCDSJune Huh, MD Brian Olshansky, MD, FH RS, CCDS Edward V. Platia, MD, FH RS, CCDS Marc Roelke, MD, CCDS Ralph J. Verdino, MD, CCDS Raymond Yee, MD, CCDS 2013: New committee member: Maully Shah 2013: New IBHRE Board member: GVH

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8 Importance of IBHRE Exam – EP (Peds) Addresses Strategic Plan Initiative International We have a permanent seat at the table (IBHRE, HRS) MOST IMPORTANT: –Defines us as a distinct sub-specialty of Pediatric Cardiology –Defines us as distinct from adult EP –Exam topic list and EP training curriculum can interact –Opportunity for protection of credentialing eligibility

9 Congratulations to 15 new board certified pediatric electrophysiologists (total now 30) Mark AlexanderBoston, MA Frank CecchinBoston, MA Susan EtheridgeSalt Lake City, UT Frank FishNashville, TN Anthony McCantaAurora, CO Matthew NeedlemanSilver Spring, MD James PerrySan Diego, CA Thomas PilcherSalt Lake City, UT Elizabeth SaarelSalt Lake City, UT Harinder SinghTroy, MI Ronn TanelSan Francisco, CA Vincent ThomasLas Vegas, NV Svjetlana Tisma-DupanovicLeawood, KS Sudhir VashistClarksville, MD Edward WalshBoston, MA

10 2012 Certificants NameLocation Andrew BlaufoxNew Hyde Park, NY Bryan CannonRochester MN James ChristiansenMarquette, MI Matthew DzurikFort Worth, TX Ceclia GonzalezBrussels, Belgium Garbine GoyaCorpus Christi, TX Edward HulseKansas City, MO Ramesh IyerPhiladelphia, PA Martin LaPageAnn Arbor, MI Ravi MandapatiLos Angeles, CA Mubadda SalimTowson, MD Neil SellerCape Town, South Africa Maully ShahPhiladelphia, PA Joel TempleWilmington, DE Jun YoshimotoShizuoka City, Japan

11 “Passage of the IBHRE examination with the pediatric/congenital module can be viewed as a valid measure of the specific knowledge underlying pediatric and congenital EP. Consequently, this committee strongly recommends that all graduating fellows, as well as all active clinicians in the field, take this examination.”

12 FHRS for Pediatric Cardiologists

13 Next Physician EP Exam… Exam Date: –Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Registration Opens –Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Final Registration Deadline –Thursday, September 5, 2013


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