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Scientific Programme Committee

Heart Failure Congress

The Heart Failure Congress 2021 Scientific Programme Committee is composed by the Board of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC.


HFA Board 2020-2022

Presidential Trio (3 members)

  • President: Prof. Andrew Coats (GB) 
  • President-Elect: Prof. Giuseppe Rosano (GB)
  • Immediate Past-President: Prof. Petar M. Seferović (RS)

 Executive Committee (5 members)

  • Chairperson of the Clinical Section: Prof. Davor Milicic (HR)
  • Chairperson of the Basic Science Section: Prof. Thomas Thum (DE)
  • Coordinator for National HF Societies and Working Groups: Dr. Ovidiu Chioncel (RO)
  • Secretary: Dr. Loreena Hill (GB)
  • Treasurer: Prof. Ewa Jankowska (PL)

Clinical section (13 members)

  • Prof. Magdy Abdelhamid (EG)
  • Dr. Stamatis Adamopoulos (GR)
  • Prof. Yuri Belenkov (RU)
  • Dr. Tuvia Ben Gal (IL)
  • Prof. Michael Bohm (DE)
  • Prof. Alain Solal Cohen (FR)
  • Prof. Finn Gustafsson (DK)
  • Prof. Tiny Jaarsma (SE)
  • Dr. Brenda Moura (PT)
  • Prof. Wilfried Mullens (BE)
  • Prof. Amina Rakisheva (KZ)
  • Prof. Arsen Ristic (RS)
  • Dr. Maurizio Volterrani (IT)

Basic Science section (2 members)

  • Dr. Antonio Bayes Genis (ES)
  • Dr. Sophie Van Linthout (DE)

Ex-officio (5 members)

Ex-officio board membership positions are reserved for:

  • Editor in Chief, ESC Heart Failure - Prof. Stefan Anker (DE)
  • CEO, European Society of Cardiology - Isabel Bardinet (FR)
  • Editor in Chief, European Journal of Heart Failure - Prof. Marco Metra (IT)
  • Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee for HF – Prof. Massimo Piepoli (IT)
  • Chair of ESC Working Group on Myocardial – Prof. Carlo Gabriele Tocchetti (IT)

Sui-Generi (5 members)

  • Prof. Gerasimos Filippatos (GR)
  • Prof. Arantxa Gonzalez (ES)
  • Prof. Yury Lopatin (RU) 
  • Prof. Lars Lund (SE)
  • Prof. Gianluigi Savarese (SE) 

Past Presidents Advisory Council

Past-Presidents automatically join the HFA Past-Presidents Advisory Council (members of which will be convoked by the HFA President once a year at the Annual HF Congress to meet and discuss HFA issues).

Past-Presidents are invited to advise the HFA Board on scientific, strategic, conflictive and ethical matters; they have no formal vote in any of the HFA bodies; they can participate in ongoing long-term activities of the Association.

  • Prof. Petar Seferović (RS)
  • Prof. Frank Ruschitzka (CH)
  • Prof. Gerasimos Filippatos (GR)
  • Prof. Stefan Anker (DE)
  • Prof. Piotr Ponikowski (PL)
  • Prof. John McMurray (GB)
  • Prof. Kenneth Dickstein (NO)
  • Prof. Dirk Brutsaert (BE)