Virtual Transformation and the Use of Social Media: Cardiac Electrophysiology Education in the Post-COVID-19 Era CURRENT TREATMENT OPTIONS IN CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE Han, J. K., Baykaner, T., DeSimone, C., Etheridge, S. P., Futyma, P., Saha, S. A., Stiles, M. K., Gopinathannair, R., Kabra, R., Merchant, F. M. 2021; 23 (11): 70


The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the delivery of education for all specialties, including cardiac electrophysiology. This review will provide an overview of the COVID-19 spurred digital transformation of electrophysiology education for practicing clinicians and trainees in electrophysiology and cover the use of social media in these educational efforts.Major international, national, and local meetings and electrophysiology fellowship-specific educational sessions have transitioned rapidly to virtual and distanced learning, enhanced by social media. This has allowed for participation in educational activities by electrophysiologists on a wider, more global scale. Social media has also allowed rapid dissemination of new advances, techniques, and research findings in real time and to a global audience, but caution must be exercised as pitfalls also exist.The digital and social media transformation of cardiac electrophysiology education has arrived and revolutionized the way education is delivered and consumed. Continued hybrid in-person and virtual modalities will provide electrophysiologists the flexibility to choose the best option to suit their individual needs and preferences for continuing education.

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