Nico Bruining, PhD
Thoraxcenter, Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dr. Bruining is currently the head of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Information (CEI) processing and holds the position of assistant professor at the Erasmus MC within the Thoraxcenter. The CEI was started in 1969, and since then, it has developed and worked with computer systems to collect a variety of available cardiothoracic data such as monitoring systems and, consequently, signal processing, imaging and image analyses, databases and data exchange. Recently, many of these topics are covered in the so-called eHealth. His personal background has mostly been within interventional cardiology and cardiovascular imaging.
Dr. Bruining currently focuses on cardiovascular imaging and eHealth within cardiology.
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Ruben Casado Arroyo, MD, PhD, MSc, FESC
Professor of Medicine, Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, CUB Hopital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Ruben Casado Arroyo is Professor of Medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory. He also has training in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a Master of Science in Health Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Dr. Casado Arroyo's research focuses on translational medical cardiology, mostly in the field of cardiac arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, Brugada syndrome, long QT); and computer methods in cardiovascular image processing, computational knowledge discovery, artificial intelligence, intelligent data analysis, bio-signal processing, signal modelling, predictive models development, ehealth and mobile applications, and communications within and between hospitals. He also focuses on antithrombotic agents and bleeding complications. The innovative work of Dr. Casado Arroyo’s multidisciplinary team has been focused on the design and selection of personalised cardiovascular treatments based on the analysis and characterisation of each patient’s heart rhythm disturbance.
Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Paul Cummins' research focuses on interventional cardiology, patient engagement in cardiovascular medicine, coronary wave intensity analysis, and sensors, wearables and devices in the electronic age.
Goran Krstacic, MD, PhD, FESC, FEHRA
Director, Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Zagreb, Croatia
Goran Krstacic is a specialist in internal medicine and cardiology. He is a director of the Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation in Zagreb, Croatia. He is a professor of cardiology at the School of Medicine in Osijek and the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health at the University of Osijek. He also graduated from Health Manager School. He was the chair of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on e-Cardiology and a coordinator of the topic on e-Technology. He has been a board member of the European Heart Rhythm Association and the Computing in Cardiology Association.
Dr. Krstacic's research interests include digital health in cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation.
Vasundhara Muthu, MD, FACC
Cardiologist, University of Maryland, Upstate Medical University, Glen Burnie, Maryland
Dr. Muthu is a highly recognized cardiologist with authoritative experience in cardiovascular disease and invasive procedures. She is passionate about increasing the awareness of cardiovascular risk factors among women and young adults.
Women’s heart health, effectiveness of wearables, and other preventive techniques.
Aaron Peace, MD, PhD, MRCPI, FRCPEd, FESC
Chief Executive Officer, Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC), Western Health and Social Care Trust, Londonderry, UK
Dr. Peace is a graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast. After working in Royal Northshore, Sydney, he began his cardiology training through the Irish Higher Medical Training Programme for Cardiology, completing his basic training in cardiology in 2006. He was then awarded his PhD for work in the area of Platelet Function in Cardiovascular Disease funded by the Health Research Board Clinical Research Fellowship Programme, and the Irish Heart Foundation in 2009.
After completing a fellowship in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the world-renowned Cardiovascular Centre, Aalst, Belgium in 2011, he was a Consultant Cardiologist in Dublin. He has been a faculty member at EuroPCR, one of the main coronary intervention meetings in the world. He is widely published, has several book chapters in the field of coronary intervention and, as a result, is an invited reviewer for several major international journals. In addition, he is a Visiting Professor for the Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified Medicine, Ulster University.