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Structure of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science

Lina Badimon - CBCS Chairperson

 Lina Badimon
 CBCS Chairperson

The Council is composed of representatives from the ESC "basic" Working Groups and from non-ESC "basic" sister organisations. It is led by a nucleus comprised of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Past-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer (see below).
The strategy of the Council is determined by the Strategy Group.



Lina Badimon (Spain) position: Chairperson
Jeremy Pearson (United Kingdom), position: Vice-Chairperson & Summer School Coordinator
Barbara Casadei (United Kingdom), position: Past-Chairman
Deborah Henderson (United Kingdom),position : Secretary, organisation : WG* on Development, Anatomy and Pathology (ESC)
Johannes Waltenberger (Germany), position : Treasurer
David Garcia Dorado (Spain), position : Scientific Content Editor
Annalisa Angelini (Italy), organisation : Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology
Jean-Luc Balligand (Belgium) organisation : WG* on Myocardial Function (ESC)
Jozef Dulak (Poland), organisation : European Vascular Biology Organisation
Peter Ferdinandy (Hungary), organisation : International Society of Heart Research - European Section
Pablo Garcia Pavia (Spain), organisation : WG* on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases
Derek Hausenloy (United Kingdom), organisation : WG* on Cellular Biology of the Heart (ESC)
Keld Per Kjeldsen (Denmark), organisation : WG* on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (ESC)
Akos Koller (Hungary), organisation : WG* on Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation (ESC)
Axel Pries (Germany), organisation : European Society for Microcirculation
Gianpaolo Rossi (Italy), organisation : European Council for Cardiovascular Research
Johann Wojta (Austria), organisation : WG* on Thrombosis (ESC)
Godfrey Smith (United Kingdom), organisation : WG* on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology (ESC)
Annalisa Angelini (Italy), organisation : Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology
Lale Tokgozoglu (Turkey), organisation : European Atherosclerosis Society
Christian Weber (Germany), organisation : WG* on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology (ESC


Ex-Officio Members

Christoph Maack (Germany), position : HFA Liaison organisation : Heart Failure Association (ESC)
Karin R. Sipido (Belgium), position: EU Relations & Editor in Chief of Cardiovascular Research
Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann ( (Germany), position : HFA Liaison organisation : Liaison Officer with AHA Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences

* WG: Working Group

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