IBHRE and HRS issues - Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology

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
First exam given Fall, 2011
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)
EP-MD Committee
Christine Chiu-Man, MSC, FH RS, CEPS, CCDS
Ronald J. Kanter, MD, FHRS
Bharat K. Kantharia, MD, FH RS
Elizabeth Stephenson, MD, CCDS
Yoshinori Kobayashi, MD
John Triedman, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Jian-Ming Li, MD, PhD
George F. Van Hare, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Roger A. Marinchak, MD, CCDS
Ronald J. Kanter, MD, FHRS
David Martin, MD, FRCP, FH RS, CCDS
June 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
Importance of IBHRE Exam – EP (Peds)
Addresses Strategic Plan Initiative
We have a permanent seat at the table (IBHRE, HRS)
– 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
Congratulations to new board-certified
pediatric EPs (20 new, total now 50)
C Chris Anderson, MD, CEPS
Prince J. Kannankeril, MD, MS, CEPS
Peter F. Aziz, MD, CEPS
Naomi J. Kertesz Myers, MD, CEPS
Yaniv Bar-Cohen, MD, CEPS
Joel A. Kirsh, MD, CCDS, CEPS
Kathryn K. Collins, MD, FHRS, CEPS
Jeremy P. Moore, MD, CCDS, CEPS
Michael R. Epstein, MD, CCDS, CEPS
Andreas Pflaumer, MD, CEPS
Christopher C. Erickson, MD, CCDS, CEPS
Andrew E. Radbill, MD, CCDS, CEPS
Sunita J. Ferns, CEPS
Steven B. Fishberger, MD, FHRS, CCDS,
Edward K. Rhee, MD, CCDS, CEPS
Jason R. Imundo, CEPS
Chandra Srinivasan, MD, CEPS
Supaluck Kanjanauthai, MD, CCDS, CEPS
Frank J. Zimmerman, MD, CEPS
Martin Runciman, MBBS, CEPS
2013 certificants (15)
Mark Alexander
Frank Cecchin
Susan Etheridge
Frank Fish
Anthony McCanta
Matthew Needleman
James Perry
Thomas Pilcher
Elizabeth Saarel
Harinder Singh
Ronn Tanel
Vincent Thomas
Svjetlana Tisma-Dupanovic
Sudhir Vashist
Edward Walsh
2012 Certificants (15)
Andrew Blaufox
Bryan Cannon
James Christiansen
Matthew Dzurik
Ceclia Gonzalez
Garbine Goya
Edward Hulse
Ramesh Iyer
Martin LaPage
Ravi Mandapati
Mubadda Salim
Neil Seller
Maully Shah
Joel Temple
Jun Yoshimoto
“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
FHRS for Pediatric Cardiologists
New Pediatric Fellows of HRS
Peter F. Aziz, MD, FHRS, CEPS
Jason R. Imundo, MD, FHRS, CEPS
Prince J. Kannankeril, MD, MS, FHRS, CEPS
Naomi J. Kertesz , MD, FHRS, CEPS
Joel A. Kirsh, MD, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS
Jeremy P. Moore, MD, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS
Jonathan Skinner, MD, FHRS
Chandra Srinivasan, MD, FHRS, CEPS
Next Physician EP Exam…
Registration Opens
– May 28, 2014
Final Registration Deadline
– September 17, 2014
Exam Date:
– December 3, 2013
Apply at www.ibhre.org
PACES representation in HRS leadership
Finance Committee
– George Van Hare, Chair
Communications Committee
– John Triedman, Chair
CME Compliance Sub-committee
– Peter Aziz, vice-chair
Scientific and Clinical Documents Committee
– Mitch Cohen, Member
Governance Committee and Awards sub-committee
– Charlie Berul, Member
PACES representation in HRS leadership
Health Information technology subcommittee
– Gerry Serwer, Member
Legislative Affairs Subcommittee
– George Van Hare, Member
Member Relations Committee
– Andy Blaufox, Member
Scientific Sessions Committee
– John Triedman, Member
– Elizabeth Stephenson, Member
PACES impact in HRS
150 PACES members, 6000 total HRS members
– 2.5%
194 individuals serving on committee, 10 are PACES
– 5.1%
29 total committee or sub-committee chairs, 2 held by
PACES members
– 6.8%
80% of adult board certified EPs are HRS members
>90% of pediatric EPs are HRS members
Reputation of PACES within HRS
PACES is loyal to HRS
PACES is well organized
PACES gets stuff done with very few resources
PACES is a template organization and potential mentor
organization for other communities of interest
– Associated professionals
Member tracks at HRS
Contributor track
– Committee/task force/writing committee membership
Leadership track
– Committee Chair
– Board of Trustees
– Secretary and Treasurer
– 1st and 2nd immediate past presidents
Presidential track
– 2nd VP
– 1st VP
– President elect
– President
What should PACES expect from HRS?
Recognition of the specialty of pediatric EP as distinct
and co-equal with adult EP
Recognition that PACES speaks for the pediatric EP
Requests for nominations for pediatric representatives to
– Writing groups
– Task forces
– Leadership positions
Consideration of effects of consensus document
statements on pediatric practice
What should HRS expect from PACES?
Loyalty to HRS as the principal national
organization that represents out interests
Support through membership and fellowship
Support through IBHRE exam
Responsiveness to requests for nominations
Effective work on committees
Timely completion of manuscripts, etc.
Advocacy for electrophysiology in general (not
just pediatric issues)
Willingness to establish a leadership pipeline

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