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Scientific Programme Committee

Heart Failure Congress

The Heart Failure Congress 2020 Scientific Programme Committee is composed by the Board of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC.


Board of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (2018-2020)

Presidential Trio 

  • President Petar M. Seferović (RS)
  • President-Elect Andrew Coats (UK)
  • Immediate Past-President Frank Ruschitzka (CH)

 Executive Committee 

  • Chairperson of the Clinical Section Johann Bauersachs (DE)
  • Chairperson of the Basic Science Section Stéphane Heymans (NL)
  • Coordinator for National HF Societies and Working Groups Yuri Lopatin (RU)
  • Secretary Mitja Lainscak (SI)
  • Treasurer Giuseppe Rosano (UK)

Clinical section 

  • Tuvia Ben Gal (IL)
  • Jelena Celutkiene (LT)
  • Ovidiu Chioncel (RO)
  • Ewa Jankowska (PL)
  • Loreena Hill (IR)
  • Tiny Jaarsma (SE)
  • Lars Lund (SE)
  • Davor Milicic (HR)
  • Brenda Moura (PT)
  • Christian Mueller (CH)
  • Wilfried Mullens (BE)
  • Maurizio Voltterani (IT)

Basic Science Section 

  • Johannes Backs (DE)
  • Rudolf de Boer (NL)
  • Alexander Lyon (UK)

Ex-officio & Sui Generis

  • Editor in Chief, European Journal of Heart Failure - Marco Metra (IT)
  • Editor in Chief, ESC Heart Failure - Stefan Anker (DE)
  • Chair, WG on Myocardial Function - Thomas Thum (DE)
  • Chair, Scientific Programmes Committee Heart Failure 2019 - Gerasimos Filippatos (GR) 
Sui Generis 
  • Massimo Piepoli (IT)
  • Piotr Ponikowski (PL)